Salon Review

A Little TLC Nails: Salon Review

Health & Beauty Matters Feature: Surrey Advertiser 27/5/11

manicured hands holding a wrench

Tina Campbell, a fully qualified nail technician specialising in Bio Sculpture gel nails, has recently established herself in the Guildford area. Located conveniently just off the Worplesdon Road, Tina’s boutique salon offers a professional service with plenty of free parking.

I was greeted with a beaming smile, before making my way upstairs to Tina’s treatment room: the room itself bright, light and fresh, stencilled with an ornate butterfly graphic. A professional manicure station stood before the window, and Tina expressed the importance of maintaining high levels of hygiene in her salon.

Tina is also trained in CND Shellac nails and Minx foils. We decided to go for Bio Sculpture gel as I had broken a nail which Tina told me she could fix with Sculpting gel.

My treatment consisted of: shape and file, detailed cuticle work, vitamin dose and an anti-bacterial cleanse. Tina then applied silk over the tear in my nail, and painted each finger in a clear, glossy gel. My hands were then placed beneath the warm UV lights to cure and I browsed through the numerous colours that Tina had on display. Having decided to go for a colour over a French manicure, I selected a deep pink, and Tina tenderly coated my nails twice in this silky magenta.

Waving brittle, bendy nails that tend to split easily, Tina applied a layer of flexigel, which allows the gel to flex naturally with the nail – hence avoiding more damage. Just as I thought we had finished, Tina then draped my already super-shiny nails with a clear coat of UV gel which cures to a high-gloss shine and protects the final finished gel nail from staining and fading. My cuticles were then pampered with Solar Oil, which unlike simple cuticle oil it penetrates deep into the nail bed (beneath the gel), and takes with it all of its’ active ingredients. I was instructed to follow this oily ritual daily, and even given a generous sample of the Solar Oil to take home with me! Hand cream was applied and a relaxing mini massage completed the treatment, and I was thrilled with my glamorous, sleek nails.

Tina offers a wide treatment list including Spa Manicures and Pedicures, Swarovski Crystal nails, nail art, and funky Minx foils in multiple kaleidoscopic prints. With Tina, you know that the treatment is going to be just that: a treat – for your nails. Bio Sculpture Gel promotes natural nail-growth. It stays on permanently and lasts up to three weeks. So why not give Tina a call? She is available Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, and Thursday nights until 9pm. Strive for strong, healthy nails, feminine and natural, with a little TLC nails