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Luxury Manicure

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Pamper & smooth your hands with our Luxury Manicure

About Our Luxury Manicure

Relax, unwind, and have some quality ‘me time’ with our luxury manicure, designed to leave your hands feeling soft and looking pampered. The treatment begins with a smoothing exfoliation and a relaxing hand to forearm massage. Your nails will be shaped, and your cuticles tidied and treated with nourishing oils. We’ll finish with a polish of your choice using the very best CND® Shellac products.

  • Soften and smooth your hands
  • Pamper your nails
  • Exfoliate and rehydrate
  • Relax and unwind in our luxurious facilities
  • Highest quality manicure by very experienced therapists


Want to try us?

We provide only the highest quality manicures - Our beauty therapists have over 10 years of experience working in 5* resorts, luxurious spas, and high-end salons. We charge:

Luxury Manicure (60 min) - £32
Add Shellac® - £8

Feel free to come and have a look around our state of the art facilities before you book. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Shellac® is the brand name for a patented nail product developed by Creative Nail Design (CND®). Although Shellac® cannot be used to extend your nails, Shellac® nails are durable, chip resistant, and have a natural looking gloss.

Contrary to popular belief, Shellac® does not come from the female lac beetle - The resin secreted by the lac beetle is also called ‘Shellac’ and is used in some nail polishes, but it has nothing to do with CND Shellac®.

In actual fact, Shellac® is a mixture of monomers and photoinitiators, and can be described as a blend of gel and nail polish - It is applied to your natural nails like a polish, but hardened through UV lighting like a gel

Other popular ‘gel-polish’ brands include gelish, Elite 99, Aimeli, and Gel Len. We only use Shellac® however because we find it gives superior results.

In general, Shellac® nails last for up to 14 days and are chip resistant. Although other treatments like Acrylics and Gels tend to last longer, they make your nails weak and brittle. As such, we only use Shellac® at VL Aesthetics.

We find that Shellac® gives better results than other types of ‘gel-polishes’. The alternatives to gel-polishes like Shellac® are Acrylics and Gels. Acrylic and Gel nails are a type of ‘artificial nail’. Although they tend to be more robust and last longer than Shellac® (a gel-polish), they have many disadvantages:

  • Acrylics and Gels can leave your natural nails thin, brittle, and dried out: To get an artificial nail to stick, the surface of your natural nail must be filed until it feels rough. This filing process thins your natural nails and makes them weaker. To add to this, the chemicals used in artificial nails can irritate the skin around your nails (and elsewhere). Finally, if you want to wear artificial nails for a few weeks, you’ll need touch-ups every 2 to 3 weeks to fill in the gaps that appear as your nails grow. Frequent touch-ups can seriously damage your natural nails.
  • Acrylic and Gel nails increase the risk of infection: If an artificial nail is damaged, or as your natural nails grow, a gap can develop between the artificial nail and your natural nail. This gap provides a moist, warm environment in which a nail infection can flourish. A nail infection might also occur if Acrylic or Gel nails are too long or too rigid.
  • The application of Acrylic nails involves toxic chemicals and fumes: Liquid Acrylic emits a strong toxic odour – This is why Acrylic nails are not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Gel nails often need to be filed off: Although there are some gels that can be soaked off, many still require filing. As above, filing can result in thin and brittle nails.

Located just outside of the town centre on Kingmoor Road, we are very easy to get to and have lots of free parking space – We’re on the left past Austin Friars School heading towards Rockliffe, or if you’re coming of the bypass on Kingmoor Road (East) roundabout follow the sign for Etterby under the low bridge and we’re ¼ of a mile on the right.

Why VL Aesthetics?

For over 10 years we’ve been providing exceptional beauty treatments for people in Cumbria. Here’s why 1000s of people have chosen VL Aesthetics:

  • 10 Years in Carlisle
  • Fantastic beauty therapists with over 10 years of experience each
  • Luxurious modern facilities in a private setting, with changing rooms, showers, and lots of free parking space
  • 9/10 in national awards
  • 5 star review rating on Facebook and Google with over 100 5-star reviews
  • A wide range of advanced cosmetic procedures, modern beauty treatments, and innovative wellbeing services
  • Known for our professional and friendly approach
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