October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and local salons across Ontario are participating in the ManiCURES program. Tips Nail Bar is too!
Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. This year an estimated 23,800 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and every day 14 women will die from this disease.
On October 24th and October 25th, 2014, we will be hosting a FUNdraising event at Tips Nail Bar! We will donate $5 from every #maniCure service to the Canadian Cancer Society. Bring your man on in too! We’ll give him a #pinkMANiCURE and WE’LL make a $5 donation on his behalf! We’ll have extra team members on staff that day so drop in for a #pinkmanicure! Bring your friends and fam! You know at Tips Nail Bar, we throw a good party.
We’ll have a polish station (not full manicures) set up for kids, men and women. A simple polish change will be $10 and we will donate $5 from each of these polish changes. If you would like to book a Speedy Manicure $22, Spa Manicure $30, Shellac Manicure $48 or Gel Manicure $55 (we’ll also donate $5) – Please give Tips Nail Bar (848 Danforth Avenue) a call 416-405-8477, so we can book this into our schedule or you can Book Online.
Breast Cancer touches so many people in our community and the ManiCURES program is a fun way to raise funds to help fight this terrible disease.
If you can’t make it in on October 24th or 25th, please help us reach our fundraising goal by making a donation to our team fundraising page here.
We will eventually cure cancer. Why not help find the cure a little sooner?
Thanks for your support!
We have tried it! We have tested it! So now we MUST tell you about it. Brought to you by the developers of THEE Shellac. This long wear polish lasts up to four times longer than traditional nail polishes when used with VINYLUX Top Coat. The formula includes adhesion promoters that completely eliminates the need for base coat. That being said, base coats usually fill in grooves in the natural nail so if you have ridges in your nails this may not be the perfect fit for you.
VINYLUX Weekly Polish and Weekly Top Coat is a natural nail system uniquely designed to work together. Exposure to natural light secures the ProLight technology, creating and enduring, long-lasting polish. While ordinary polishes become brittle and deteriorate over time, VINYLUX dries naturally to a flawless finish in 8 minutes and strengthens its resistance to chips over time(in English, this means it’s pretty much bomb-proof). The key to getting the full benefits of VINYLUX is a proper manicure and clean nail plate. At Tips we have had clients sport their shades for almost two weeks! Adding Solar Oil to your daily beauty regimen will also help keep your nails flexible and help with dryness which is usually the chip culprit.
We have the full selection of shades (there are SO MANY to choose from) for manicures and pedicures at Tips Nail Bar. We also have quite a few shades for sale if you would like to pick one up for an at home DIY. They come in all of the CND Shellac shades so this is also a perfect way to add an extra week to your gel manicure.
Thinking of having VINYLUX for your next manicure or pedicure at Tips Nail Bar? Just book for our Spa Manicure or Spa Pedicure, Vinylux is included in these services! Book online or check out our service menu here!
In the spirit of our current contest (details here), it seemed like an appropriate time to reflect on the evolution of nail art. Love it or hate it (we hope you love it!), nail art isn’t a mere seasonal trend that leaves as quickly as it arrives. Quite the contrary! Nail art has been around since ancient Egypt, when nails were graced with gold to indicate that an individual was not a member of the working class. In our lifetimes, nail art has gone from being an underground hip hop trend in the 1980s to a widely adopted norm in 2013. In the past decade specifically, we have seen the nail industry explode with infinite ways of adorning one’s nails with new and interesting patterns, designs, textures and finishes.
Nail art is a form of self-expression, and it so often reflects the character of the person sporting it. Our team has been known to dabble in nail art more often than not with clients (click through the gallery above for a taste of what we do!), and this is mostly possible due to the existence of UV– and LED-cured nail colour systems. With the ability to cure nail colour between each coat applied and not disrupt the previous coats of colour when working on a nail design, the ability to execute intricate or complex nail art has improved drastically versus using only traditional nail polish, which is time-consuming and more difficult to work with due to long dry times and potential smudging, smearing and bubbling of nail polish. At Tips Nail Bar, we make use of both traditional polish and UV- and LED-cured nail colour systems to create the looks that our clients envision, and nails are most definitely our canvas of choice as artists!
written by Poonam Kaur Billing