After being chewed on more than a pro-boxers ears, used as floss more than the actual minty string and hit against little plastic keys with letters on them all day, it’s no wonder that nails often give up the figurative ghost and end up with more chips than someone cheating at poker. Say sorry for all the stress you put your nails through and get a 30 minute manicure and a full set of gel overlays at Zebra Nails for R150.
According to some, the best way to protect your calcium-rich clipper tips is to wear gloves all day, every day. Of course, for those who feel the need to have useable fingers instead of things that feel remarkably like sausages stapled to your palm, another way to keep those nails looking nifty is gel overlays. Situated in ultra-chic promenade in trendy Camps Bay, Zebra Nails know how to deal with cracked, damaged nails and even those that just feel like showing off.
A manicure is not just for the nails; the whole hand is given its moment in the spotlight and pampered like the newest pop sensation at the meeting of their official fan-club. After trimming those cuticles some people seem so fond of chewing on and nail tips as ragged as a row of sharks teeth, each individual nail is cleaned, moisturised and buffed till it gleams like a new car. Once your own nails are fresher than a newly cut lawn and feeling ready to deal with the world again, the highly trained nail-techs at Zebra will apply a set of natural looking, lightweight gel overlays to ensure they stay that way. Less like an artificial nail, and more like an extension or more glamorous protective gear than leather gloves, the gel-overlay will actually nourish and protect the natural nail, all the while giving them a hint of elegance.
After a pampering 30 minute manicure, not only will your hands feel like they’ve never lifted a saucepan or lain whatever passes for eyes on keyboard but your new, glamorous nails will make sure it looks that way too.
Handy Fact: The two professions voted most likely to turn the manicure industry platinum are workers in paperclip factories and rangers in hippo-hunting parks.