If you’re anything like us, you’ll agree that getting your nails done is more than just a simple exercise in grooming. The nail shop can be an escape from chores, a break from the office, time spent with your bestie or even a chance to catch up on your favourite sitcom. In short, it can be a sweet, much-needed escape from the daily grind.
Speaking of salons, we’ve recently discovered The Nail Social, located in the hip Haji Lane area. They offer a variety of nail services and foot massages that use non-toxic, eco-friendly, fair-trade and/or cruelty free products.
A must-try is the Luxe Spa Manicure and Pedicure. This relaxing three-hour combo treatment features a gentle exfoliation and a hand and foot masque with 100 percent natural ingredients including pure white Kaolin clay, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and a selection of essential oils in addition to nail shaping, cuticle care and an extended massage.
And while you’re having your pedicure done, why not give your feet some extra TLC by adding on the Beeswax Heel Treatment? It soothes sore heels with a special homemade organic spa salve. Made with 100 percent beeswax infused with a blend of extra-virgin olive oil, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and peppermint essential oil, the balm is designed to heal and protect dry, cracked and peeling skin.
What’s more, throughout each treatment your nail technician will not only take into account your favourite lacquer shades but also how ticklish you are when it comes to sloughing off dead skin, and will record it for future treatments. Talk about attention to detail! While you’re getting pampered from head to toe, you can sit back and play games, catch up on your favourite shows on Netflix or read a magazine on a personal iPad they’ll give you at the start of your appointment.
And here’s our favourite part: The Nail Social is a socially conscious enterprise which helps and empowers single mothers, youths-at-risk and women from lower income households and underprivileged backgrounds by offering them jobs to create sustainable incomes. Candidates are trained in conjunction with and certified by The Pink Room International Nail Academy, Singapore’s only professional nail school, which is registered with the Council of Private Education, so you can rest assured you’re in capable, qualified hands.
Psst! If you’re looking for somewhere fun to hold a stylish event complete with pretty nails, wine and cupcakes, The Nail Social’s private loft is ideal for birthday parties, girls’ nights out, a pampering bridal shower or corporate team building sessions.
You can even indulge someone in one of their fabulous treatments. All you have to do is pick up a Nail Social gift card. Available in any denomination or service of your choice, you can choose to pick it up at the salon or have it couriered to you. With the gentleman mani-pedi and foot massage on offer as well, it’s your chance to treat the men and couples on your gifting list. And if you happen to have missed someone, just visit their website and send e-gift certificate.
Final thoughts? A central location, excellent service and a chance to give back to society – The Nail Social is the perfect spot to indulge in some guilt-free pampering.
Visit The Nail Social to learn more about their services and follow their Facebook to keep up with their latest news.
Enjoy a complimentary Quickie Manicure with purchase of a Signature Pedicure at The Nail Social.
Valid for first time customers only | Valid on weekdays only | Not valid on Public Holidays and during the Chinese New Year block out dates from 22 January to 7 February 2016 | Not valid in conjunction with other promotions or vouchers | By Appointment only – please call 6717 3221 or whatsapp 8145 5226 to make an appointment and quote ‘ExpatLiving Promo’ | Valid till 31 July 2016.
By Smita DeSouza