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5 Reasons To Have a Professional Manicure or Pedicure

There’s something just a little bit luxurious about having your nails done. It’s one of those small perks in life that makes you feel almost instantly better, as well as the ongoing enjoyment weeks after.

Have You Ever Considered that Your Fingers are on Display Almost as Often as Your Face is?

Like with all things, when the eye finds balance in colours and tones it just becomes more aesthetically pleasing. So if your nails complement your scarf, or your eye shadow, it becomes instantly more enjoyable to look at. There is something about the glossy smoothness of a good manicure that really adds a finesse to your hands.

But Why Go to a Professional?

You can paint them yourself of course, but let’s face it, you’re never going to do a job as well as a professional nail therapist. There is so much more to a manicure or pedicure than simply putting on a couple of coats of varnish. Still not convinced? Read on…

Nails can suit literally any mood, age, style or outfit!


Let’s face it, we all make observations about other people and if you show that you’re looking after yourself well, it gives others confidence in you too. Taking time to self care with the little things gives you the energy and motivation to take care of the bigger things. The vast choices of different designs and colours are literally endless, giving you a real chance to show your unique identity and style.


At Mary Ann Weeks Aveda, we really want our luxury mani and pedicures to feel super relaxing and stress relieving. We provide a gorgeous environment with delightful instrumental soft music, hot Aveda herbal tea and comfortable seating. You’re welcome to sit back and relax with a magazine, or have a chat with our friendly therapists. Not only to you get beautiful nails to admire, you get to mentally let go and escape from the stresses of life for a little while.

Keeping Clean

Think about how much you use your hands and it’s not hard to see they can get pretty dirty. Nails in particular are a real trap for bacteria and general grime and if you’re not careful to keep them clean they can be a source of all kinds of nasties. Your feet are also crammed into shoes all day, or if you wear open toe sandals or flip flops a lot you’re basically wading through whatever dirt is on the ground, which also hardens the skin on the feet.

A professional Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Walton or Guildford manicure or pedicure involves a good soak in clean soapy water with specific products to cleanse and soften skin, making it easier to exfoliate. Essential oils also work well to relax and revive you. Using proper hygiene also greatly reduces the chances of fungal nail infections, which are definitely not a good look! After you’ve soaked your hands or feet, the millions of dead skin cells can be easily scraped away, and calluses removed too. The clean, fresh and soft skin underneath is revealed.

Increased Circulation

Included in the Aveda Luxury manicures and pedicures is a massage, which is fantastic for improving circulation in these extremities – often a difficult place to get to as they’re right at the tips of the body. Blood flow is encouraged which can alleviate aches and pains and help symptoms of arthritis and other mobility issues.

Beautiful nails are feminine & sexy!


Well polished and manicured nails are just more beautiful and sexy! As much as wearing jewellery or makeup or embellishing your self with any decorative feature, having your nails done gives you a poise and a finish that rounds off an entire look.

Hand & Foot Treatments at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Guildford Spa Prices start at £19 for a file & repaint and Walton Spa Prices from £18. We provide the Jessica nails range in Gel as well as regular and also offer gents manicures and a foot bath and massage too. Just give us a call on 01483 306655 for Guildford or 01932 240856 for Walton to discuss your choices and book your appointment today or book online!

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