Beach Proof Mani/Pedi

On the hunt for the secret for making your manicure and pedicure last during the beach season? Neri Ortega, nail expert of Butterfly Studio Salon in New York City, recommends the following for a long lasting, perfect manicure without chipping:

1. Following a hand massage, it is vital to clean the nail bed twice with acetone free nail polish remover to make sure that there are no emollients left on the nail-a clean, oil free nail bed is the most important part of lasting manicure, as it creates a clean surface to begin on.

2. Continue with a protein based base coat-this is key in keeping polish from chipping. A strengthening treatment like OPI’s Nail Envy, works wonderfully to keep nails strong, and polish from chipping.

Butterfly Studio Salon
Butterfly Studio Salon.

3. Following the application of polish, a good basic top coat is needed. Neri recommends Essie, and prefers classic top coats over ‘quick dry’ as she finds quick dry top coats tend to peel faster.

4. Pushing back cuticles rather than cutting them will also help a manicure last longer. To keep nail polish looking shiny and new, and cuticles from looking dull and ashy, she recommends a good cuticle moisturizer like Solar Oil (by Creative Nail Design)-the treatment will multi-task to keep your manicure going for extra days.

Butterfly Studio Salon
Butterfly Studio Salon.

With tips these easy the only challenge left is to pick your favorite color.
Butterfly Studio Salon website: 
Location: 149 5th Avenue 2nd Floor New York, New York 10010.
The salon founder is Kattia Solano.


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