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The Importance Of Winter Boise Pedicures

Maintaining beautifully polished toes during the summer is a must for most women in the Treasure Valley. However, just because the weather is cold and gloomy, doesn’t mean we won’t soon be ditching our boots for a nice pair of sandals this coming spring. That’s why it’s so important to maintain routine pedicures to keep our feet and toenails healthy in the meantime .

Spotting Potential Problems

During the winter months, regular pedicures are essential when it comes to maintaining the overall health of your feet. At unDONE, our master nail technician is trained to spot any potential problems related to your feet. If you hide your feet away for months at a time, you might miss something that needs to be taken care of. While our master nail technician isn’t a doctor, she can, however, spot potential problems and can help you determine whether or not you need to see a doctor.

Preventing Ingrown Toenails

If you tend to go the DIY route during the winter, you may end up cutting your toenails too short which can lead to problems like ingrown toenails and infection. At unDONE, our master nail technician has a better point of view to ensure she clips and files your toenails short enough for comfort but long enough to maintain the protective seal between your nails and the nail bed beneath it. Cutting your nails too short can allow bacteria, and dirt into the bed of the nail which can lead to an unwanted and painful infection. That’s why it’s important to allow a trained professional to care for your feet.

Total Body Relaxation

In addition to maintaining the health and beauty of your feet, a Boise pedicure will provide you with total body relaxation. All of our pedicures at unDONE Salon come with a calf and foot massage. Why? Massage helps to improve circulation and the emotional well being of our clients. What a better way to unwind after a stressful week than with a warm foot bath and a trained technician to expertly care for your tired feet and legs?

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At unDONE Salon, our master nail technician knows how important your feet are to you. We work with you to ensure the overall health and appearance of your feet in any season. In fact, regular pedicures are an important beauty treatment no matter the season. If you’d like to learn more about the manicures and pedicures we offer, contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online.

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Boise Hair Salon Tips For Maintaining Your Gel Manicure

Many women throughout the Treasure Valley know the frustration of leaving their Boise hair salon after a fresh manicure, only to smudge or chip it the moment you step out the door. However, when the gel manicure was invented, it put that annoyance to rest, allowing women to enjoy shiny, chip-free nails for weeks. While a gel manicure provides a wide variety of benefits, there are some important things you need to do to maintain it. That’s why unDONE would like to provide you with the following tips to keep your nails looking healthy and beautiful.

Keep Your Nails & Cuticles Hydrated

A gel manicure can be very drying and cause your nails to become brittle. However, all nail polish is drying. That’s why it’s important to ensure your nails and cuticles are properly hydrated to keep them strong and healthy. Yogi, our master nail technician recommends rubbing your nails and cuticles with vitamin E oil nightly to prevent damage and keep them hydrated.

Invest In A Gel Friendly Top Coat

Investing in a gel friendly top coat will keep your nails looking fresh and shiny between manicures. Applying a fresh top coat weekly will also prevent any nicks or chips that can happen as a result of daily activity.

Keep Your Nails Short

If you want to look rock the look of a gel manicure, it’s a good idea to keep your nails short and neat. Gel polish can soften your nails, leaving them prone to snagging. By keeping them short, you will avoid any unwanted broken nails.

Don’t Peel The Gel Polish

We know it can be tempting to peel off your gel manicure but it’s important not to!  Peeling away layers of gel polish can damage your nail bed if it isn’t done properly. At unDONE Salon, our master nail technician will provide you with proper removal techniques and tips if you decide to do it yourself at home. If your nails look particularly rough after the gel polish has been removed, it’s important to keep your nails hydrated with the tips above and take a little break before your next gel manicure.

Boise Manicure & Pedicure

The best way to keep your nails strong while maintaining a beautiful gel manicure is to visit our master nail technician at unDONE Salon. As a full-service salon in Boise, we are here to take care of all your hair, skin, and nail needs to keep you looking and feeling your best. To learn more about the services we offer contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and styling tips!

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Boise Manicure Holiday Design Ideas

The holidays are just around the corner. This means you’ll need to book your Boise manicure appointment as soon as possible to complete your festive look. That’s why unDONE Salon has put together some Boise manicure design ideas for inspiration.

Classic French

A French manicure will provide you with a sense of glamour that showcases your jewelry without overpowering it. If you prefer the classic look, you can opt for a peachy or pink shade with white tips. If you’re more daring, you can vary the tip color to any color you’d like. Another twist to consider is adding a subtle decorative pattern to the nail beds while leaving your nail tips white.

Black & Gold Combinations

In general, most colors look great when they are combined with gold. However, black and gold add a flair of elegance you may not find with other color combinations. With a wide variety of combinations to choose from, you can try out designs like polka dots, stripes, half and half, and more.

Fire Engine Red

Fire engine red screams “Look at me!”. After trimming your cuticles and shaping your nails, our master nail technician will carefully apply a bright red polish with a super shiny finish to the length of your nails. This dramatic look is sure to impress and generate holiday attention to your elegant hands.

Candy Cane Designs

Nothing says Christmas like candy canes. These red and white striped candies provide a wide variety of design options to choose from. For a classic look, consider adding some red and white stripes across your nails to create the perfect candy cane nail design.

Snowflakes & Snowmen

In Idaho, we usually get plenty of snow. So why not make snowflakes and snowmen a part of your holiday nail design? Our master nail technician can paint your nails white with glittery snowflakes or carrot-nosed snowmen. These cute, classic designs are bound to keep you in the holiday spirit!

Boise Manicures & Pedicures

unDONE Salon can treat you to a holiday beauty treatment that helps you to escape the stress of the season while keeping you looking your best. Even more, unDONE offers gift cards to pamper your loved ones this holiday season. Whether you are looking for a holiday manicure or pedicure, you’ll find it at our Boise hair salon. Contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online!

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The Benefits Of A Boise Manicure For Men

Who says manicures are just for women? Men can reap the same benefits of clean, healthy nails, and are increasingly making them part of their own self-care rituals. If you’re a man who’s interesting in getting a Boise manicure or pedicure but fear of being the only man at the salon, don’t. Men have been coming to us for years. That’s why unDONE Salon would like to provide you with the following benefits of adding regular manicures or pedicures to your routine.

Improve the Health of Your Hands & Feet

During a manicure or pedicure, it’s not just your nails that get attention. Your hands or feet will be exfoliated, removing dry, dead skin cells that can cause irritation. Even more, calluses can be treated to dramatically improve your skin health. Our master nail technician will safely remove any unwanted hangnails while trimming and shaping your nails to prevent them from occurring down the road.

Reduce Aches & Pains

Whether you work in construction or spend your days in the office, your hands and feet are under a lot of pressure. Many men throughout the Treasure Valley develop joint pain, aches, and stiffness in their hands and feet because of their jobs. A hand or foot massage is a part of the manicure and pedicure process to help release built up tension while loosening stiff muscles and joints. Regular manicures and pedicures can help keep this unwanted discomfort at bay.

Maintain A Well-Groomed Look

It can be hard to maintain the clean, buffed look of manicured nails on your own. During a manicure or pedicure treatment, your nails will be left with a smooth, buff finish. The small attention to detail our master nail technician provides will make a huge impact on the way you look and present yourself to the world.

Boise Manicures & Pedicures

Whether you realize it or not, people notice your hands and feet. That’s why it’s important to keep them clean and neat. At unDONE Salon, we not only provide the best men’s haircuts in the Treasure Valley, we also offer Boise manicures and pedicures for men and women alike. We can help clean up your nails and cuticles while removing dry skin in the process.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact us at (208) 287-2010 or book online today.

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Tips & Tricks For Making Your Boise Manicure Last

We’ve all been there. After getting home from a relaxing manicure, we accidentally jam our finger and break a nail. Or, perhaps you simply go about life as usual, and a day or two later, you realize your nails have already chipped. So what should you do? At unDONE Salon, our master nail technician has put together the following tips and tricks to help extend the life of your Boise manicure between appointments.

Avoid Damaging Activities

While everyday chores can seem unavoidable, you can, however, change up your routine. If you can’t skip doing the dishes, make sure to protect your manicure by wearing gloves. Also, be mindful of your hands. For example, take care when searching in drawers for utensils to avoid damage while you rummage.

Keep Your Hands Moisturized

By making sure your hands are adequately moisturized throughout the day, you can extend the life of your Boise manicure. Even more, make sure to use a hydrating hand cream if you tend to wash your hands often. When you keep your hands moisturized, your nails won’t break or split as easy, and your cuticles will look fresh and clean.

Don’t Pick Your Nails Or Cuticles

If you deal with stress or anxiety, it can be easy to pick or bite at your nails and cuticles. However, if you want your Boise manicure to last longer, you need to keep this bad habit under control. Picking and biting your nails can cause the polish to become prematurely damaged or flake off. Even worse, if you pick or bite at your cuticles you can cause an unwanted infection.

Retouch Your Top Coat

While a top coat may seem minuscule, it’s actually a crucial part of your Boise manicure. However, it can wear away over time making your nails vulnerable to chipping. That’s why you may want to retouch your top coat every 2-3 days to provide your nails with extra protection between appointments while keeping them shiny and fresh.

Use The Same Brand Of Products

If you want your nails to last, keep the products you use in the family. Brands test their products together. This means the nail products you use may not jive well together if you use a different brand of base coast from your polish and topcoat.

Choose A Stronger Manicure

If you’re doing all you can to extend the life of your Boise manicure but still having trouble with your nails lasting, you may need to up the game. Instead of opting for a regular polish manicure, you may want to consider getting gel polish or acrylics. These alternative nail treatments not only last longer, they can handle the strain we put on our hands better than regular polish.

unDONE Salon

If you are ready to pamper your hands and get a Boise manicure that lasts, contact unDONE Salon. We offer a variety of hand and foot treatments that will care for your nails and toes making them look and feel their best. You can call us at (208) 287-2010, visit us at our 738 N. Benjamin Lane in Boise, or schedule an appointment online by clicking here.

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Preparing for Prom with unDONE Salon

It’s that time of year again! Teens from all over the Treasure Valley are getting ready for prom! From fancy dresses to smart tuxedos, everyone wants to look and feel their best. That’s why the stylists, nail technicians and skincare experts at unDONE Salon are here to help you get ready!

Skincare

Everyone wants clear, smooth skin. That’s why you may want to consider scheduling a skincare treatment at unDONE Salon. We can provide you with a wide variety of facial treatments to improve circulation, buff away dry skin, and banish unwanted blemishes while restoring moisture and hydration in the process.

Boise Spray Tan

Enhance your natural glow just in time for prom with a Boise spray tan. unDONE Salon offers the perfect spray tan in minutes without any unwanted chemicals or streaking while leaving your skin soft and moisturized. We can also provide you with the customized color you desire without any negative side effects or harmful ingredients.

Prom Hair

At unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists offer customized hair color, cut, and style services to help you rock the perfect prom look. While you may already have a style in mind, we will offer suggestions based on your face shape, hair type, texture, and length while providing you with a wide variety of styles to make you look picture perfect!

Boise Manicure & Pedicure

Your prom day is one day you get to look and feel like a true Hollywood star. With so many details to be planned, it’s important not to overlook your nails. However, beautiful nails aren’t as easy as having your polish done the night before. At unDONE Salon, we can help you maintain a beautiful, lasting manicure without the worry of smudging, chipping or splitting while help you relax before the big prom rush.

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If you would like to learn more about the prom services unDONE offers, contact us at (208) 287-2010. You can also book an appointment online by clicking here. Our Boise hair salon stylists, estheticians, and master nail technician are here to help you with all your hair, skin and nail needs and can help bring your prom vision to life. You have enough on your plate as it is. Let unDONE help you make it a relaxing, fabulous, and fun experience to remember!

Boise Manicure Tips: Harmful Nail Habits to Avoid

Whatever your reason, there’s no wrong time to quit your bad habits and replace them with healthier rituals. Perhaps you want to stop biting your nails or peeling off your gel manicure, or maybe you just want to maintain healthier nails. Whatever the reason, Yogi, the master nail technician at unDONE would like to provide you with the following harmful nail habits to avoid and how to break them.

Picking At Your Polish

We know, we know… Even the tiniest chip can ruin an entire manicure. At least that’s how it feels anyway — and that’s when the picking usually begins. Even if you don’t see the damage your causing, picking off your nail polish can weaken your nails. This is because the top layer of your nail can come off with the polish. Over time, your nails will become thinner, weaker, and prone to peeling.

If you simply can’t live with a chip, try keeping a bottle of matching color with you and cover up those chips when they happen. That way when it comes time for your next Boise manicure, your nail technician can simply remove the nail polish for you while providing you with beautiful, healthy nails in the process.

Peeling Off Your Gel Mani

The #1 thing we tell people at unDONE is not to peel off their gel manicure. This is because when you peel the gel off, you’ll end up peeling away thin layers of your nail which can seriously damage your nails for months. Peeling your gel mani can even cause your nail to peel after the polish is removed, which will cause your future Boise manicure to chip faster and won’t look as pretty.

Instead, Yogi suggests either having your gel mani removed professionally or covering your nails individually with a cotton ball soaked in an acetone-based nail polish remover and wrap each of your fingertips with a bit of aluminum foil. Let sit for 10-20 minutes. Then, one by one, gently remove the gel polish by using light pressure and the flat, slanted tip of an orange stick (cuticle pusher).

Picking At Your Cuticles

Oh… the cuticle… How can one tiny sliver of skin be the source of so many nail problems? Cutting or picking your cuticles won’t just lead to unsightly nails, it can also make them prone to bacteria and infection —  not to mention incredibly painful! As a compulsive habit to break, it’s important to kick this bad habit as soon as possible.

At unDONE Salon, Yogi suggest leaving the cuticle care to the professionals. If you insist on managing them on your own between Boise manicures, simply push your cuticles back with an orange stick. Since a common trigger for cuticle picking is dry skin, try making it a habit of massaging your cuticles and nails each night before you go to bed with a little cuticle oil or vitamin E. Doing so will keep them moisturized and healthy between Boise nail salon visits.

Biting Your Nails

As the worst habit of them all, biting your nails is the most common —  and toughest to break. However, there are plenty of ways to kick this habit. First, it’s important to take note of your triggers. These can include boredom, stress or anxiety. Once you understand your triggers you can catch yourself before you start biting your nails unconsciously. To replace this habit, try chewing some gum or squeezing a stress ball instead. Some people have even kicked this habit by snapping a rubber band around their wrist when they catch themselves biting.

Getting a Boise manicure can also be an effective motivator for not biting your nails. Since you’re spending your hard earned money and time getting a beautiful manicure, you’ll be less likely to ruin it by biting your nails. By keeping your nails trimmed, groomed, and polished you’ll have the motivation you need to break this bad habit. Setting goals and establishing rewards (not biting your nails for a month = a pair of new shoes) can also really help.

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Nails By Yogi @ unDONE Salon

At Undone, we are a Boise nail salon that offers manicures and pedicures to exfoliate, moisturize, and condition your hands, and nails to keep them healthy and looking their best. Despite applying all of the above-mentioned tips, you may find yourself with a split, cracked or torn nail. If that happens, come in to see us for a needed repair. Remember, healthy hands & nails can make a huge difference in the beauty of your Boise manicure, so visit us often, and especially during the spring and summer!

Want more information or to schedule an appointment? Contact us at (208) 287-2010 or book a visit online!

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Boise Manicure Style & Color Inspiration

Everyone has a special style that sets her apart from the rest of the crowd. That’s why unDONE Salon would like to provide you with some style and color inspiration ideas for your next Boise manicure to reflect your unique, individual personality.

Ahead of the Curve

A woman who is ahead of the curve is the first one to wear the newest fashion trends that wow the runways. This spring you’ll want your nails to stand out by painting each nail a different color from rainbow hues to a monochromatic palette. French tips done in contrasting tints can also provide you with a new, classy spin!

The Inner Artist

Some call you a dreamer, others say you’re unique but everyone agrees you know how to turn art into fashion. Show off your creativity and express your inner Picasso through your Boise manicure. Geometric shapes (squares, triangles, circles) are a hot trend to try — or you can match your nails to the design of your favorite earrings or necklace. And for extra fun, you can make your nails pop with a saucy theme like a butterfly or easter egg inspired nail art.

Neon Bright

For individuals who like to make a bold statement and aren’t afraid to wear colors that wow, you may want to consider bright neon colors or some twinkling galaxy nail art to spice things up. Yogi the master nail technician at unDONE also suggests having your nails painted a solid white before applying the final color. This really helps neon colors to sizzle and avoid a faded look.

Inner Mystery

If you love a little mystery, you’ll love a classy, sophisticated look. You may also love a vampy color that celebrates deep shades of red or black with exotic patterns. These elegant style trends tend look glamorous on every skin tone and work on all nail lengths from short to long.

Bohemian Chic

For those who love living a healthy, natural lifestyle, you may want to try a Bohemian chic manicure that embraces nude colors or vibrant, unconventional designs. Color combinations of turquoise, rose, blue and white can also provide you with a fresh, versatile, festival-inspired look.

Inner Elegance

If you tend to appreciate the finer things in life, you probably aren’t afraid to show it. Complement your elegant style with a metallic polish that sparkles in a variety of gold, chrome, and copper-penny colors for a high fashion look straight from the runways.

unDONE Salon

With a number of Boise manicure styles to choose from, you can have any design tailored to fit your unique personality. In addition to all the ever-changing nail trends, the professional nail technician at unDONE Salon can help you try new ideas while pampering you with a relaxing manicure treatment in the process.

Stop by or schedule a Boise manicure to make your nails stand out this spring! Call us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule your appointment online!

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The Magical Benefits of a Boise Manicure

A Boise manicure (or) pedicure is one of the best ways to keep your nails looking healthy and beautiful. Since we use our hands and feet all day, every day, it’s important to take care of them. For those who think a Boise manicure is only meant for special occasions, you might find it interesting that these relaxing spa treatments have several other benefits aside from making your nails look beautiful or clean. This is especially true during the dry winter months when your skin and nails are dry and need some extra TLC.

That’s why our master nail technician at unDONE Salon would like to provide you with the following benefits of a Boise manicure and pedicure:

Increase Circulation

Aside from the typical exfoliation, and moisturizing process, you’ll receive a relaxing hand or foot massage. This not only helps to relax your tired muscles but improve blood circulation while enhancing the mobility of your joints.

De-Stress

While a visit to your Boise hair salon is always a nice way to pamper yourself, a Boise manicure (or) pedicure is a great way to calm and restore your nerves while enhancing the look and feel of your hands or feet. Sometimes under stress, we tend to bite our nails, leaving them dry, cracked or bleeding. That’s why it’s important to take the time to unwind while giving your nails a break with the special treatment they need to be healthy.

Smooth Dry Rough Skin

For many people, the dry effects of winter can be very harsh on their hands or feet. That’s why the master nail tech at unDONE Salon recommends getting regular Boise manicures (or) pedicures during the cold winter months. Doing so will keep dry, rough skin at bay while maintaining soft, smooth hands and feet.

Mental Well-Being

The physical and mental health benefits of a Boise manicure (or) pedicure are extraordinary. Not only will you get healthy, beautiful nails, your stress levels will go down, improving your mental well-being. By taking the time to focus on you – and only you, you’ll have a more positive outlook on life making you physically and mentally stronger to tackle the daily tasks ahead.

SCHEDULE A BOISE MANICURE AT UNDONE

Pamper yourself or a loved one this holiday season. A Boise manicure at unDONE Salon offers the perfect getaway to relax while escaping everyday cares. Whether you are preparing for a big event or just want to maintain beautiful hands and feet, getting your nails professionally done is a great way to pamper yourself while throwing the time-consuming task of doing-it-yourself out the window.
Contact us at (208) 287-2010 today!

How to Maintain a Lasting Boise Manicure Between Salon Visits

When we get our nails done, we want them to last forever. However, there’s nothing more frustrating than having your perfectly polished nails peel or chip a day or two after a Boise manicure. That’s why Yadira “yogi” Ortego, our lead nail technician at unDONE would like to provide you with the following tips to maintaining a lasting Boise manicure between salon visits.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT LENGTH AND SHAPE FOR YOUR NAILS

Depending on your lifestyle, you need to choose the right length and shape for your nails. For active people, long nails would probably be a bad choice. Instead, medium length nails would be a better option. Square nails with rounded, smooth corners are also less likely to snag or hang on things.

BUY THE COLOR YOU USED AT UNDONE SALON

Just in case you do chip a nail, it’s always a good idea to buy the color you choose at unDONE Salon. This will ensure you have the ability to touch things up after your Boise manicure.

APPLY A DAILY TOPCOAT

Applying a daily topcoat is necessary when maintaining a Boise manicure for the long run. Aside from setting the polish, a topcoat adds extra staying power while preventing chips and providing your nails with durability.

PROTECT YOUR HANDS

Never wash your hands immediately after your Boise manicure. Doing so can loosen and smudge your polish. Keep in mind that depending on your polish choice, it can take up to 12 hours for it to completely harden. Instead, make sure you do any cleaning chores ahead of time and do what you can (like wearing gloves) to protect your nails.

AVOID ALCOHOL BASED PRODUCTS

Alcohol-based products like hand sanitizers can be detrimental to your Boise manicure. While hand sanitizer is great for killing germs, it can also eat away at your topcoat, causing your nail polish to fade and dull. Instead, make sure to wash your hands with mild antibacterial soap to avoid germs while preserving your Boise manicure.

KEEP YOUR HANDS & NAILS MOISTURIZED

While it may seem like basic knowledge, it’s important to keep your hands and nails properly moisturized. To preserve and maintain your Boise manicure, use a moisture-rich, hydrating cream and apply a cuticle or vitamin E oil once daily to keep your hands and nails healthy.

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It’s important to care for your nails on a regular basis and maintain them with a Boise manicure. How long your manicure lasts, however, depends on what you do and how well you care for it. At unDONE Salon, our master nail technician “Yogi”  recommends scheduling a Boise manicure every 2-3 weeks to keep your nails looking and feeling their best. However, if you find yourself with an unexpected split, cracked or torn nail, come see us for a needed repair.