Nail Game

Glossy nails weeks after leaving the salon, not a chip in sight. The joys of having a gel manicure are endless (if chipped varnish is your pet hate), however with the highs also come the lows! Figuring out how to repair damaged nails after a gel manicure is one of them, and we’re here to pass on all of our worldly nail advice. The solution to keeping your nails perfectly prepped in time for the next mani is that of extreme pampering, and one thing we do know for sure is REFRAIN. FROM. PEELING.



Although gel is pretty notorious for causing brittle nails, all kinds of polish can be dehydrating to nail beds, so making sure that they stay hydrated is a must. Try soaking your nails in a formula that’s rich in moisturising ingredients, like Kocostar’s 5 Finger Nail Pack (£4) which uses the hero ingredient glycerine. You’ll be well on the path to nail recovery in no time…


Nail Nutrients

Get those nutrients in ladies! A diverse diet and balanced diet will do wonders for brittle nail beds, as well as the summer body we’ve all been yearning for. Your nails are made largely from keratin and need plenty of protein, zinc, calcium and B vitamins, so make sure that fruits and vegetables are featured in your daily diet, and try taking a vitamin that specifically addresses your nails (especially if you’re vegan and lacking milk in your diet). We personally love FutureBiotics Hair, Skin & Nails Vitamins (£12.26), if you want long healthy nails and hair like Rapunzel then these are the ones for you.


Oil it up

It’s good to give your nails a little break in between gel manicures, allowing your nails to breathe and take in the shellac free air! Try massaging a targeted cuticle oil through the bed and tips of your nails, as well as a lubricating nail oil. Distressed nails respond really well to Vitamin E oil, apricot oil, and tea tree oil, and our favourite product out there has got to be this beauty from Margaret Dabbs (£12), which uses Tea Tree oil to Emu Oil to strengthen, protect and hydrate your nails.


Protect hands

UV rays from drying lamps may cause premature photo-ageing, which means loss of collagen , wrinkles and changes to pigmentation (who’s praising the Lord that we’re just talking about our fingers here!?). Applying hand cream with SPF in from fingers to elbows before your appointment could make just that little bit of difference when protecting your nail beds, and skin. May we have hands of 21 year olds forever. Deborah Lippmann knows manis, so this super-nourishing hand cream (£25) with SPF is like a protective spa for your thirsty hands. Your cuticles will love you for this, we promise.

Got questions? Simply contact or call 020 7101 3534.


Fight manicure boredom with this season’s latest varnish releases, the must-have manicure shades inspired by the spring/summer fashion runways. If you’re a girl that mixes and matches her mani according to your mood and the weather (yep that’s us) its time for a flattering new shade. Hello, spring colours.


Laid back meets polished, grey looks chic all year-round go with a cool variation during the warmer months for a spring-y feel. Opt for a blue toned pastel grey as seen at Monse and Brock.


Gucci splashed this never boring cobalt shade across its runways and we love it. Go big or go home! We’re wearing this shade on the weekend.


Neutrals are back on trend and white nails are feminine and surprisingly sophisticated. Think you can’t pull off this all white look? Our manicurists tip: it’s all about choosing the correct off-white shade to suit your skin tone.


Splashes of neon: this trend is making us dream of summer already. Whether you go for a Dior inspired bright citrus shade on short, square nails or a neon french over a neutral base, this bold hue will look uh-mazing, especially with a bronzed summer glow.


Don’t store that black away just yet, Vera Wang proves that with a simple negative space design, black is back on the menu for spring/summer 2017. Bare or cut out moons alongside minimalist black accents steal the show!


We’ve got all the latest spring shades in our professional kits. Let our Sparistas ensure your hands are perfectly polished. Book a Spa Mani & Pedi, starting from £68. Download the USPAAH app from the App Store or Google Play.

If you have any questions, please email or call 020 7101 3534


Welcome to our brand new blog series called “What’s in the Bag?”. In this series, you guessed it, we reveal what is inside our carefully chosen Spaahrista kits which are specially curated for each type of service we offer, massage, nails, hair and beauty. Unlike other companies, we mandate our therapists to work with professional cosmetics and products, which our team has tried, tested and approved. This ensures that our professionals can consistently deliver high-quality treatments.

This week we unzip our nail kits to reveal: Jessica Nail Care for Hands

For nail services, we chose to work with a selection of Jessica Cosmetics, a world-leading brand with a range of products to help you achieve and maintain naturally beautiful nails. The nail Spaahrista kits include everything our Spaahrista would need to provide you with a luxurious spa manicure or pedicure at home. From blissful foot salts to nourishing cuticle oil, we have created a ritual worthy of spa heaven.

Manicure Essentials

Purely Clean Sanitizer – A refreshing, concentrated hand & foot sanitizer that cleanses and helps prevent the spreading of bacteria and germs. Triclosan and SD Alcohol sterilise and help kill bacteria while Aloe Vera softens and conditions.

Nourish Cuticle Formula – A pure blend of Vitamins with Zinc and Allantoin which provides instant hydration and continuous moisture to nourish and soothe cuticles and nails.

Reward Base Coat for Normal Nails – Rich in natural botanicals, antioxidants and vitamins including A, C, D and E, which help to maintain nail health, while calcium and Aloe Vera provide protection against breakage.

Brilliance Top Coat – Complete with UV protection, Brilliance quickly and brilliantly seals and dries your manicure preventing smudging, chipping and yellowing. Each time Jessica Brilliance is applied it revives the colour to look like a brand new manicure.

Phenom Cuticle Oil – Healing and rehydrating cuticle oil to heal and nourish dry cuticles and promote strong nail growth.

Moisturizing Emulsion – An extra rich moisturizing formula for hands and body, Jessica Hand & Body Emulsion conditions and softens with key ingredients pro-vitamin B5 and keratin.

Speed Dry Spray – Speed Dry absorbs the solvents in the nail polish to ensure that nails are touch dry in just 2 minutes and completely dry in 10-15 minutes.

Want to keep your hands and feet in tip top shape in-between appointments? Purchase these essential products at home, to maintain naturally beautiful nails.

Know what’s in the bag… See and feel the USPAAH difference.