Paraffin Wax for Hands and Feet (Respondent from Top Care Nails) We (Top Care Nails) are offering paraffin wax baths which included in our pedicure and manicure services. Why we offer this treatment? Here is the reason. Clients’ hands or feet are typically dipped into a tub of warm paraffin wax. The heat will retain for several minutes. As the wax hardens, the paraffin's natural emollient softens skin and the heat opens pores. When the cooled wax is pulled away from the skin, it also removes dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother. Paraffin wax treatments are also beneficial to dry, cracked hands and feet. Paraffin is an excellent moisturizer because it forms a light waterproof coating over your skin that helps it retain the oils produced by your body. This "waterproofing" makes paraffin treatments great for soothing and healing dry, cracked skin -- particularly winter-worn hands and feet -- because it offers protection from external elements. There are more benefits from the paraffin treatment which we do not tell here yet. Why Not to Worry When Receiving This Kind of Treatment ? There are a few factors that prevent paraffin from ¬being a good conduit for transferring bacteria and other pathogens. One is that because paraffin is an oil-based wax and does not contain water, it doesn’t provide an acceptable breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, and viruses to grow. Another is that during the act of dipping a hand into paraffin, the wax completely encapsulates whatever comes in contact with it, thus preventing it from touching any of the liquid wax around it. This can be seen when the hand or foot is removed from the wax. The wax covering prevents the skin from coming into contact with the rest of the wax in the bath. Moreover, we have been following these “must to do things” strictly since we started the business: 1/ Have two separate baths for dipping: one for hand and one for feet. 2/ Always keep the baths clean 3/ although some manufacturers recommend cleaning the unit every month, while others say to do so after every 25 uses. We usually clean the unit every week (in the winter) or as often as needed (in the summer). 4/Always clean hands and feet thoroughly with soap and water 5/ For clients who need an individual use of paraffin treatment, we do use the “ladle” technique; which is a direct result of the general public’s heightened awareness of salon sanitation. Here is the picture of how we use the “ladle” technique: a/ Paraffin is scooped into a plastic liner for individual use. b/ Put clients’ hands or feet in the bag. While the clients’ hands are in the bag spread the wax around their hands or feet to ensure full coverage. •We hope this will clear all the misunderstandings.
Saturday, 11 April 2015 1145 hrs. In process of relcoating from Watkinsville GA (near Athens) to Compton CA. Left GA 31 March 2015. Got last fill-in 30 Mach 2015 from T A Nails, Athens GA; my nails usually last one month...these didn't last a solid week... James, Anthony, what happened. Bwing foreign in Albuquerque NM, I found Walmart Superstore on Carlisle Blvd...sure there was a Regal Nail Shop... Upon arrival, I was sharply refused bc my nails were too long. Imagine that? When I inquired about any other nail shops in the area, I was quickly referred to Impression Nails ... baffled to learn that a "Nail" shop dealt with lengths, I called Impression Nails, spoke with Pete who immediately welcomed me. Although the wait was longer than expected, I was grateful they could accommodate. While getting my fill-in the conversation included my episode with Regal Nails on Carlisle at Wal-Mart. Guess what? Not only will you chance 'too long nails at Regal but tadl dah ... they can even be too short???:Go figure...Regal Nails on Carlisle in Albuquerque NM has changed my life...now I will definitely check with nail shops regarding length when I seek a new shop in California. Excuse me ... what do they do??? Anyway, my nails were completed at Impression Nails across the street from Wal-Mart (Regal Nails). Thanks, Regal Nails for the referral. I appreciate your honesty... but, please tell me ... how long is 'too long? & how short is too short? Do you actually do NAILS or are you a mirage? Thank you to the owners of Impression Nails. It was a bit of a wait, but definitely worth it. I was informed that I was their first "LONG NAILS'" Customer ever. Seems I make history where ever I go. If you ever visit Albuquerque NM and need a nail shop, please start at Impressions ... you won't regret!!! p.s. Tell them Donna (aka Lady Long Nails) referred you! IMPRESSION NAILS 2839 Carlisle Blvd NE, Suite 170 Albuquerque NM 87110 check them out... Don't waste time dealing w Regal Nails while they decide on lengths (i.e. 'too long' - 'too short' STOP AT IMPRESSIONS, get the job that's the Best... I am Donna, from Watkinsville GA relocating to Compton CA... just passing by...if ever I come this way again... IT'S 'IMPRESSION NAILS' FOR ME!!!
I have always been searching different nail places and I didn't find one that was up to my standards of how I wanted my nails done. Until one day at work my friend said lets go to vivis, so we want on our lunch and let me tell you I was so impressed and ever since then I will NOT go anywhere else. I know vivi and her husband on a personal level now and everyone else who works in there and it is the most amazing experience when I go in. They always k or exactly who I am and what I want and how I want them and its amazing. Yes it's pricey but to feel like your treated like a high rolling customer is the best! And I believe that anyone who does go in there is treated like royalty, so I'm sorry but for those of you who say you have had a bad experience well it must not have been at vivis because she is amazing and her kids work there too. She's one of the best in town so sorry about your luck!