Manicures & Pedicures:

Are you embarrassed by the look of your nails on your hands or feet?
Would you like lovely natural nails?
Have you tried growing your nails but they keep breaking?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above then you could benefit from special nail care sessions

What is a Manicure?

A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment enjoyed by all for the hands and natural fingernails including shaping and polishing. It began 5000 years ago. In India, when henna/mendhi was used for manicure. The word "manicure" comes from the Latin manus, meaning "hand," and cura meaning "care".

What is a Pedicure?

A pedicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment to improve the appearance of the feet, and their natural nails. It is basically a manicure for the feet. The word pedicure comes form the Latin words pes, which means foot, and cura, which means care. It also means the care of the feet and toenails. A pedicure can be helpful because it can prevent nail diseases and nail disorders. The history of pedicures dates back to ancient Egypt. A carving of a pharaoh's official was noted as representing pedicures and manicures.

Who can benefit from a Manicure or Pedicure?

Everyone benefits from a Manicure or Pedicure treatment. It is deeply relaxing and can give confidence to the receiver about their appearance.

Benefits of a Manicure or Pedicure Treatment:

Prevents any nail diseases or nail disorders
Makes your hands & feet look better
Strong nails
Natural long nails
and much more

Conditions benefiting from a Manicure or Pedicure:

Ingrown toe nails
Fungal nails
Thickened nails
Brittle nails
Curved nails
Bitten nails
Incorrect use/removal of artificial nails
and much more....

What can you expect from a treatment?

Each treatment session takes between 20 - 30 mins commencing with a brief consultation. Every session starts with the clients hands or feet being washed and cleaned, with all jewellery removed if possible. Old nail polish is removed with nail polish remover. The hands or feet are then dried.The nails are then trimmed and filed to the desired length and shape. Hands or feet are then soaked in water to soften the skin, particularly the cuticles. The cuticles are then pushed back. Dead, loose skin is removed, Nails are then polished and a layer of nail polish is applied if required, but if dealing with problem nails then special lacquers or paints will be used instead of the polish to help return the nails back to health. The treatment is finished with a massage using special lotions.
Shreshtha Dhar, Leading Psychologist of Kolkata is now available for consultation at Gariahat, south Kolkata