Keep Your Toes in Tip-Top Shape

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Spring has sprung and pedi season is upon us. Keep your toes in tip-top shape for as long as possible with these simple steps: Opt for platform heels over flat sandals or flip flops. Flat sandals allow dirt and cracks to appear on heels and keep your feet from getting the right support. Moisturize daily. This wards off calluses as well as keeps skin and cuticles hydrated, which in turn keeps your pedicure looking nice for a longer time. Even though you should moisturize daily, don’t use scented lotion on your toes. Synthetic fragrances have been known to make nail polish crack. If you like to use a scent, essential oils are a better choice. Mind your drying time. Yes, it’s hard to sit around the salon when there are other errands to be done and/or fun to be had once you get out that door, but leaving too soon could mean

Treat Yourself This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day offerings from Polished Nail Bar
Whether you’re single or attached, nothing brings out the spirit of Valentine’s Day like a little me time, right?  So why not visit your nearest Polished Nail Bar to get into the spirit?!?! If a good mani or pedi fits your needs, we’ve got great “Valentine’s Day shades” of reds and pinks galore – in traditional polishes, gel polishes, and SNS powders.  Need some inspiration?  Check out our Great Colors board on Pinterest.  If nail art is more your style, you can get your inspiration on our Holiday Nails board, too. Want a little more?  We also offer great facials customized to your skin’s needs for a real “me time” experience.  If you want to up your game and make your eyes pop, check out our eyelash extensions and microblading service, too. If you’re looking for a little time with your significant other or your kids, we’ve got you covered there, too.  In addition to the great

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!

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