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The Dos and Don’ts of Nail Care



While DIY self tricks are going viral on Tiktok (shoutout t-shirt hair curlers and ice rollers) and can be a great way to save money, sometimes you are better off investing in professional help…


Besides the fact that many drug store nail care products are cheap and last maybe a week, trimming cuticles and peeling off polish at home is a recipe for infection and weak nails over time.


That being said, here some of the major mistakes people make when it comes to at-home nail care:

  • Cutting cuticles: Often with an incorrect and dirty tool! 7am invests in medical grade sterilization for our tools and you can trust your fingers are in the hands of professional nail technician. Avoid the infection that comes with cutting cuticles at home and head to the salon!

  • Peeling off polish: Resist the urge to peel off your gel polish. Incorrect removal that often occurs at home removes the nail coating and layers of the natural nail, making them more difficult to grow and leading to more cracking in the future. Come in and we will do all the heavy lifting (and save your nails)!

  • Taking shortcuts: At 7am, we pride ourselves in our attention to detail. We take our time to apply a basecoat, polish, and topcoat with care and precision. Our customers say our no chips lasts up to three weeks, so you know you are investing in a long-lasting result!

  • Missing bells and whistles: When you enter our salon, you are getting more than polish, you are getting an experience. Revitalize and relax with a natural mineral sea salt soak, callus treatment, and house-made sugar scrub. Get a soothing hand or foot massage with eucalyptus lotion and cuticle oil. We would hate for you to miss out on the full experience.

Ready to ditch the DIY and invest in something long-lasting, quality, and revitalizing? Book your appointment and leave the drug store polish at home (:


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