Three weeks ago I was very kindly invited by Hepburns Nail Lounge to try their speciality No-Chip Manicure* (£19.95) at their Dundee salon (22 Commercial Street/01382 221120). The No-Chip Manicure is unique to Hepburns, as they use their own brand pro polish exclusively made for them in over 200 colours. The No-Chip Manicure includes nail shaping, cuticle work, hand cream application and 2-3 weeks of perfect, glossy colour.
Hepburn’s has a friendly, laid back atmosphere to it. It’s simple, clean decor with burst of colour, is modern and fun, but also very professional looking. The reception desk that greets customer as soon as they step inside is covered in chalkboard paint and is used to advertise the colour of the month (which was a gorgeous pumpkin orange) and any new offers. To the right of the desk sits the salons very own ‘mani cam’ which uploads photos of your manicure to their Instagram and Twitter accounts. This is such a great way for potential customers to get a feel for the technicians work and find some inspiration for their next appointment.
I was greeted by a very friendly, upbeat member of staff and directed to the small waiting area, which was uncluttered and full of new issues of magazines to flick through. While I sat on the comfy sofa I was also offered a beverage and my jacket and belongings were safely stored away.
The main treatment area consists of a row of stations with one side facing the main salon window and the other facing Hepburn’s stunning wall display, stocked with every shade imaginable. There is also two pedi chairs discretely hidden around the corner and an array of treatment rooms to the left of the waiting area.
I went into Hepburn’s wanting a simple french manicure but as soon as I sat down and had all their beautiful swatches in front of me I decided to go for a vibrant coral shade instead. Whether you want a classic nude, Autumn berry or pretty pink, Hepburn’s has got you covered. Not to mention their shades also come in a whole range of finishes such as matte, shimmer, glitter or high gloss.
The treatment lasted around 45 minutes. The chatty, bubbly nail technician started off perfecting my cuticles and shaping my nails. The formula of their pro-polish applies like normal nail varnish and is then cured under a LED light for a few minutes with each new coat. Once my colour was finished I selected one of Hepburn’s hand creams (I went for exotic fruits & banana) and was given the nail file she used to take home with me, which I think is just a fabulous idea. I noticed that Hepburn’s appears to take their cleanliness and hygiene very seriously. Every station, tool and surface was absolutely spotless. It’s clear the staff take great pride in their work and customer satisfaction.
I love, love, loved my nails! Each finger was perfectly shaped with a smooth high gloss finish. They dried instantly with no smudging so you can actually go shopping or for lunch straight after your treatment. They lasted a full two weeks without any chips whatsoever, which is unheard of for me. Hepburn’s also gives you the option of purchasing the corresponding colour to touch up your nails or cover-up any gaps from nail growth. If all this wasn’t fabulous enough, when I removed the polish my nails weren’t damaged at all.
Hepburn’s offer a whole range of treatments including; waxing, massages, facials (using Dermalogica products), full and half body spray tans and eyebrow & lash packages. They also offer nail extensions, artwork and strengthening treatments. They are open 7 days a week and appointments can be booked by phone or online at hepburnsnaillounge.com. Hepburn’s also offers private party packages for weddings and other special events, with exclusive use of the facilities and gift cards are also available to purchase online and in store to treat a loved one this Christmas.
Book online now at hepburnsnaillounge.com
or visit a salon today –
Dundee | 22 Comercial Stree DD1 3EJ | 01382 221120
St Andrews | 14 Argyle Street KY16 9BP | 01334 476767
*This post contains a PR Sample or gifted item but don’t worry, all thoughts, opinions and ideas are always my own!