3 At-Home Tips to Help Maintain a Manicure

At-Home Tips to Help Maintain a Manicure in Carmel

At The Village Spa, we pride ourselves in our great nail technicians who prep the nails and polish to perfection. It takes quality products and application to ensure a long-lasting manicure, but there are also factors that affect the longevity of the polish. If you are rough on your nails, then it will likely lead to premature chipping and breaking. Here’s some at-home tips to maintain your manicure once you’re out of the salon.

1) Stop Peeling & Picking Now

Do you have a tendency to pick the corners of your nails? Whether it’s a habit out of nervousness or boredom, you need to break the cycle of picking at your nails. Our nails consist of 25 layers of keratinized skin cells, so peeling off the polish will also take of the top protective layers of your nails. To avoid thinning or weakening your nails, schedule your next classic or gel manicure instead of trying to remove them at home.

2) Don’t Use Your Nails as Tools

When it comes to prying off packaging and opening jars and bottles, it’s hard to resist using your nails as leverage to tear off any tape or sealant. Replace using your nails and instead opt for an actual tool, such as scissors, knives, etc. Your nails will thank you for it.

3) Clean With Gloves

A huge way you can prevent chipping is by protecting your polish with gloves. From the scrubbing to the washing, doing the dishes is hard on your nails. Cleaning products can especially be abrasive on the skin, causing your nails to dry out and become brittle.

Ready to schedule your next manicure? Our nail services will get your hands looking pretty for your upcoming holiday party. Call us at (317) 853-6350 today or book online.

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5 Things You Need to Know about FarmHouse Fresh

5 Things About FarmHouse Fresh

We’re obsessing over our new product line at The Village Spa in Carmel, and for a good reason, too. FarmHouse Fresh is a natural skincare company with products that we’re thrilled about using in our pedicures and body treatments. Plus, we’ve got an Instagram-worthy retail display that’ll make even the cows jealous. See how FarmHouse Fresh differs with its local flair and animal-conscious products.

1) 100% Natural Ingredients

Each product at FarmHouse Fresh is crafted around food and drink themes, using 100% natural fruits, vegetables, and milks. From body polishes made with organic vodka to cooling avocado butter masks, FarmhHouse Fresh delivers on natural ingredients. If an ingredient can be harvested, snipped, or baked, this product line is sure to bring it to life through skincare.

2) Made with Love in the U.S.A.

Supporting local business is a huge part of our spa, as we are a small, family-owned operation here in The Village of Westclay in Carmel. FarmHouse Fresh proudly makes all products in the United States. Even their baskets, tabletop displays, and tote bags are handmade in the U.S.A.

3) Vegan & Cruelty-Free

FarmHouse Fresh is strict in their use of the term vegan, so if honey is in the product, it will be labeled accordingly as not vegan. 99% of their products are vegan or gluten-free. The company is also certified by PETA as cruelty-free.

4) Eye-Catching Packaging

From glass containers to useful pumps, everything about FarmHouse Fresh’s packaging is grand. Not only do the products smell fantastic, but they look great displayed on your countertop or vanity. The company even offers adorable gift sets that include fan favorites for at-home body care.

5) Always Changing

We at The Village Spa are particularly excited about FarmHouse Fresh due to their ability to always keep things… fresh! Their protocols for spa treatments change seasonally, bringing in new sensory products catered to the time of year. From rum punch aromas to bright notes of citrus, FarmHouse Fresh has a scent for every mood.

Interested in learning more about what we have to offer at The Village Spa? Call us at (317) 853-6350, or book online now.

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Benefits of an Eco-Fin Treatment

Shea Butter Eco-Fin Hand Treatment

If you’ve visited a salon like The Village Spa before to get a paraffin treatment on your hands or feet, you know that it can feel wonderful. But what you may not know is that there are several downfalls to paraffin services. Even if you get the treatment simply as a bonus when you get your regular mani-pedi, these are things you should be aware of. (more…)

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5 Reasons To Get a Gel Manicure

Gel Manicures in Carmel

Ugh! Nothing is worse than discovering a once perfectly polished nail that is chipped and unsightly. What’s worse is when you constantly find that your polish chips in a matter of days after application. For long-lasting polish that doesn’t crack, we find that gel manicures offer the best durability for vacations, events, and everyday life. Here’s why our nail technicians rave about gel polish:

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