New & Improved Polished Gel Top & Base Coats Are Here!

gel base and top coats for Polished Nail Bar in Charlotte and Raleigh
Remember a couple years ago when we introduced our exclusive gel base and top coats? Well, we’ve worked with our R&D folks, made a few tweaks, and we now have a new and improved formula! Our gel  manicures are still guaranteed to last at least 14 days, and our base and top coats will still work with any brand of gel polish. If a gel manicure using our branded top and base coats doesn’t hold up for at least two weeks, you can have the mani fixed at no additional charge. However, a receipt for the original service will be required as proof of purchase. Polished Nail Bar is Charlotte and Raleigh’s premier gel manicure destination. Visit the location nearest you today!

Nail Care Tips for the Changing Weather

fall nail care tips from Polished Nail Bar
The weather is finally changing! And while it’s nice for things to be cooling off, the change in the weather can wreak havoc on your nails. It’s time to give them a little TLC.  Follow these simple nail care tips for the best nails this season. After hand washing, slather your hands in moisturizer. At night, rub cuticle oil (or olive oil if you’re in a pinch) in to your cuticles. Use rubber gloves when washing dishes. Limit time spent in hot showers or tubs. Wear gloves or mittens when you’re outside. Do not tear or bite off hang nails.  This leave your vulnerable to infections. Get regular manicures. To keep your nails in tip-top shape, head to your nearest Polished Nail Bar for a mani/pedi treat!

The ’90s Are Back in the Essie Fall 2017 Collection

essie fall 2017 collection at Polished Nail Bar
The Essie Fall 2017 Collection harkens 90s retro cool! On its website, Essie says of the collection: “the new essie fall 2017 collection embodies the rebel spirit of the 1990s with colors that range from light baby pink to saturated dark purple. thought the 90s were over? as if!” Colors in the Essie Summer 2017 Collection include: as if – a powdery periwinkle blue with a hint of red mixtaupe – a warm ivory with a dash of pink knee high life – a deep wine red with purple undertones dressed to the nineties – a dark purple with a green-blue shimmer girly grunge – a soft silvery metallic with a light purple shine saved by the belle – a light baby pink with a subtle blue undertone As an authorized Essie salon, Polished Nail Bar is guaranteed to have these new shades, as well as all your Essie faves. Head to the nearest Polished salon to bring the art

Tips to Help You Stop Biting Your Nails

tips to stop biting your nails from Polished Nail Bar Charlotte NC
If you’re a nail biter, getting a manicure can seem like a waste of money.  But did you know that keeping your nails groomed and looking good can actually help you break the habit? Here are some other tips to help you stop your nail biting. Wear fake nails like acrylics, gels or wraps. They look great but also don’t allow you access to your real nails. Find a new habit. When you find yourself biting your nails – or wanting to bite your nails – distract yourself with something healthier. Relax. For many, nail biting is a way to relieve stress. If this is you, there are a ton of relaxation and meditation techniques that allow you to relieve stress without biting your nails. Use a deterrent. If you find yourself biting your nails despite investing in manicures or trying to distract yourself, head to the drugstore. There are