The world is full of pithy quotes that say a badly-drawn book-jacket isn’t necessarily covering a trashy story and that looks aren’t everything. Still, like the decoder ring you need to be part of some secret clubs and more important than Prada heels, perfectly coiffed hair and pencil skirts, a glam French-manicure is like the secret, no-touching handshake of the ‘successful women’ club. Get your membership-card with a full set of French tips in acrylic or gel and a French gel overlay for your toes at The Nail Factor for R154.
More numerous than the number of ways to make change for a dollar are the number of arguments for Gel vs. Acrylic and vice versa and with over twenty years of experience in the nail industry, The Nail Factor’s Natasha has heard them all. Whether you want the tried-and-trusted strength of acrylics or the more natural look of gels, Natasha will sort you out with more skill than a nail-art-ninja and a quicker draw than a cowboy. The glamorous French tips are a good way of silently saying you’re better suited to sipping champagne on the beach than typing memos.
Your fingers are what most people see during the day, considering the amount of hand-shaking and wild conversational gesticulation that occurs in offices. When the sun decides to stop playing hide-and-seek and you have the urge to whip out the flip-flops or peep-toed heels, you don’t want people double-taking between your hands and feet, wondering how the nails look so different. With a French overlay for your toes, your feet can get the same Glam-On treatment as your hands, leaving both looking like they belong at an Oscar’s after-party.
It’s not just well-deserved vanity that could urge you to get tipped with a bit of elegance. Even if you’ve put your nails through more of a beating than a championship boxer after five rounds and they’re in need of some patching up, The Nail Factor in Reservoir Hills Mall is the place to go for some just-add-water elegance.
Nailtastic Fact: The best manicures in Michigan are offered by a woman in a hockey-mask who never works from the same place for more than three hours. Booking an appointment involves a complicated mix of smoke-signals, salmon fishing and waiting at the local post-office.