Manicures and Pedicures

Manicure and Pedicure at Christiaan Salon and Day Spa, Providence, RI

Spa Manicure(45 minutes) $22
Express Manicure (30 minutes) 17
Anti Aging Manicure (60 Minutes) 32
Spa Pedicure (75 Minutes) 57
Express Pedicure (45 Minutes) 37
French with Manicure or Pedicure + 5
Paraffin Treatment with Mani or Pedi + 5
Gel Polish 30
Polish Change on Toes (Clip, File & Polish) 17
Full Set of Gels 50
Fills (2 weeks) 35

Note.   Our Spa rooms (Skin Care and Nails) are located in
our lower level which is NOT Handicap accessible.

Spa Pedicure
A Spa Pedicure is one of the most calming and beneficial spa services. You begin this relaxing service by soaking your feet in a warm foot bath with a foaming sea soak. Your nails are trimmed, filed and cuticle treatment is applied. Dead skin and calluses are removed by using a foot file leaving your soft and smooth. Next a mask is applied to feet and legs which will repair, relax, and rejuvenate tired feet. This is then followed by a foot and leg massage with butter blend moisturizer. To finalize your experience your toes are polished if desired. (1 hr 15 min) $57

Express Pedicure
Short on time but still want to be pampered? This pedicure will give you everything you need while getting you back to your busy life. We start by soaking your feet in a warm foot bath with anti-bacterial foaming sea soak. Your nails are trimmed, filed and buffed. Cuticle treatment is performed. A brief foot filing is performed to remove any calluses and dead skin. . A butter blend crème is applied to hydrate your feet and legs. Finally your nails are polished if desired. (45 min) $37

Spa Manicure
Beautiful hands begin with this luxurious spa manicure. Your nails are filed to desired shape. Cuticle treatment is applied. Fingers are bathed in a warm soak. Hands and arms are massaged with butter blend crème to replenish loss of moisture. Polish is applied if desired. (45 min) $22

Express Manicure
Need a quick fix? Our express manicure is just right. Nails are cut, filed and buffed. Solar oil is applied to cuticles to hydrate. Finally nails are polished if desired. This is just the right thing for a busy person. (30 min) $17

Anti Aging Manicure
Turn back the hands of time at any age! One of the first signs of aging is the skin on the hands. It becomes thin, loses moisture, and appears dull and wrinkled. This manicure begins with a nail shaping, cuticle treatment applied, and fingers are bathed in a warm soak. The “Clarisonic Exfoliating Cleansing Brush” is used to slough off dead skin cells. This reveals a softer texture to the skin. A deep dermal transforming wrap is applied to hands which smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles leaving your hands glowing and more radiant looking. Hands and arms are massaged with butter blend crème, nails are polished if desired. (60 min) $30.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Weak Nails?
A. Try using a nail strengthener like will help strengthen and keep nails healthy. We carry Nail Envy by O.P.I. and The NailTek program. Also, weekly manicures are a great help.
Q. How can I prevent peeling, breaking, and splitting?
A. Exposure to water is most often the culprit here- surprisingly, the more you soak, the drier the nail becomes, weakening over time. Detergents in soaps, household cleansers, and some nail polish removers can also have adverse effects. Prevent further damage by wearing gloves during chores. After hand-washing, apply a rich moisturizer to nails to replace the natural oils that water washes away. Using a polish or a cuticle oil (such as Avoplex by OPI) will provide a protective shield.
Q. What’s the best way to file my nails?
A. File in one direction only- sawing back and forth can cause splitting. Nails are strongest when you shape them into an oval. The pointier you make them, the likelier they are to break.
Q. What do those tiny white marks mean?
A. It’s a myth that these flecks indicate a vitamin deficiency. More likely, they’re the result of a minor injury and will disappear as the nail grows. But watch out for dark marks. If you recently hurt your hand (say in a car door), don’t worry. But if not, and you see a black, brown, or purple band on your nail, it could be a sign of skin cancer. See a doctor right away.
Q. Athlete’s feet?
A. Only treated by a physician.
Q. How often do I need a manicure?
A. I recommend a weekly manicure.
Q.What does paraffin do for your skin and nails?
A. Paraffin has intensive moisture therapy that nourishes skin and cuticles. The penetrating heat increases circulation, soothes aching joints and relaxes stiff muscles.
Q. Do you recommend gel or acrylic nails?
A. We only do gel nails because the protein helps your nails, they look more natural and the process is odorless.
Q. What products do you use?
A. O.P.I., Essie, Creative, and Cuccio.
Q. Is the staff certified?
A. All staff have RI state licenses and are also certified in the services they perform.

The Facts About Fungus
These infections can settle in without your even realizing it. To be on the safe side, says Dr. Rich of Oregon Health & Science University, you should periodically remove any polish and inspect your fingers and toes. “Fungus is contagious and can spread from one nail to another- and even from nails to skin,” she explains. “These infections aren’t dangerous, but they can be painful and unsightly.“     Nail Fungus, Mayo Clinic link
What to know-
Causes: Humid places are fungus favorites, which helps explain why sweaty shoes and socks make toes more susceptible than fingers. Fungal nail infections account for about 50 percent of all nail disorders, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Untreated athlete’s foot and nail injuries can also make you prone to infection. Warning Signs: Your nail is thickening, yellowing, crumbling, or lifting from its bed (as if it’s about to fall off).  Treatments: The bad news: “Since the infection occurs under the nail plate or in the nail bed, successful treatment will take several months or more,” says Dr. Rich, who suggests trying prescription oral medication (like Lamisil). Prevention: Wash and dry your feet thoroughly. Keep your shoes on in public places. If your feet sweat a lot, change your socks often.        Athlete’s Foot, Mayo Clinic link

TLC to help nails grow.
“Everyone has an individual rate at which their nails increase in length, and that can’t be changed,” says Paul Kechijian, M.D., a nail specialist and a former clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University. On average, nails gain about one eighth of an inch per month. Their growth can be influenced by hormones (which is why pregnant women’s nails grow like crazy) and temperature (more growth in summer than in winter). While most experts agree that there’s no single food or pill that will speed nail growth, it’s well known that poor nutrition, infections, and aging can all slow it. To keep nails healthy, hydrate them and
minimize the use of harsh chemicals and tools. Help prevent breakage with a hardener like OPI Nail Envy. (Available at Christiaan Salon)

Dos & Don’ts

Don’t share your nail file.
Resist the urge to let anyone- even a relative- use your emery board. This tool is a porous germ-trapper. Keep yours to yourself, and replace it often.
Do wear the right shoe size.
Are you cramming your feet into too small or too pointy shoes? If so, your toenails may grow into the surrounding skin causing the dreaded ingrown nail, which can lead to pain, swelling, and infection. When nails are too long, tight shoes can cause even more damage, says Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D., an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Diego. “If your toes hit the front of your shoe, nails can crack or turn black-and-blue. Or nails may lift, which can lead to infection.”
Do moisturize Daily.
Nails need to be hydrated, since most problems crop up when they’re parched. “Dry nails can crack, peel, and become brittle. Plus dehydrated cuticles not only look ragged but also can turn into painful and infected hangnails,” says Audrey Kunin, M.D., a Kansas City, Missouri, dermatologist. The best moisturizers are thick- even greasy.
Don’t go barefoot.
Keep your shoes on while at public places (swimming pools, locker rooms, shoe stores)-if you don’t, we won’t be responsible for your toenail health. Why worry? “Warm, damp, environments are a breeding ground for fungi and viruses,” explains Phoebe Rich, M.D., a nail disorders expert and a clinical associate professor of dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Tip: If hose isn’t offered when you’re shoe shopping, ask for it.

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