Brand new to the enormous Beauty Hall at Selfridges Birmingham, we were lucky enough to experience an Artistic Colour Gloss Manicure at the exclusive HC LuxSpa nail bar. Tucked away in the tranquil beauty workshop area on the third floor, the nail spa offers a range of manicure options in the most incredible range of colours, shade and finishes.
The hard part was choosing which of the 130 colours to go for. With help from the lovely team we choose ‘Uptown’, a muted pink for an autumnal look. The spa uses a product called Artistic Nail Design for creating the gel manicures, it’s for professional use only and unlike some gel products on the market, it isn’t damaging to the natural nail. Your manicure or pedicure will last up to 2-3 weeks using this product – it goes on like a varnish but sets like a gel. Perfect for holidays or just an everyday flawless look. It costs £30 for a manicure.
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Once the nails were nicely filed into the shape of choice (square with rounded edges for strength) and cuticles treated and removed, the gel varnish was applied in layers with a really quick UV light treatment in between to set the gel. The nails were then polished and a gorgeous Dadi’ oil was added to the nail beds and cuticles to moisturise and treat the nails – the oil is infused with a fragrant blend of 21 naturally derived Essential Oils and is available to buy to take home. This was followed by a luxurious hand and nail cream to finish off. The team then talked through caring for the nails to ensure that the manicure lasts as long as possible by regularly oiling the cuticles. After almost two weeks the manicure is still looking just as good as when it was first applied with a lovely glossy shine and no chips at all!
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If you’re looking for a professional spa style service in a relaxed beauty environment, then HC LuxSpa at Selfridges is perfect for you. The five technicians provide a wide range of services from an express manicure at £15 to the deluxe manicure at £45. Home gel manicure sets are also available to buy with a complimentary demonstration on how to apply and use the kit yourself, plus a huge range of nail varnish brands to take home with you – including Morgan Taylor and Seche.
To find out more to to book an appointment call 0121 600 6718 or pop into store and speak to the team.