We love pretty nails, feet and hands at Ripple and so have introduced a manicure and pedicure service.
Perfect for those who want a little extra pampering, brides and bridesmaids getting ready for the wedding, girls pamper parties or as a gift certificate for someone you love.
One hour treatments – $110 each ($95 members)
One hour handspa – Complete hand rejuvenation with this luxurious manicure, aromatherapy exfoliation, steamed hot towels, hand and arm massage. $110
One hour indulgent pedispa – An aromatic foot ritual to nourish and hydrate even the most tired feet. Includes scented foot soak, exfoliating foot scrub, foot massage, deluxe pedicure. $110
Express Manicure and Express Pedicure – $110
Half Hour Express Manicure And Pedicures – $60 each
Express Manicure – $60
Express Pedicure – $60
Nails Are Also Included In Our Packages
The Ultimate 4 hour Beauty Package – $395 ($380 members)
- Two exquisite full body aromatherapy massages with essential oils, choose from any of our styles
- Foot reflexology massage to rejuvenate your feet
- Warm lime and peppermint foot soak and foot scrub
- Green Clay and Cucumber Organic cleansing face mask, hot steamed towels, head and face massage
- Indulgent handspa or pedispa, massage, exfoliation, polish
- Antiageing collagen face mask to reduce wrinkles and nourish the skin
- Indian Head Massage with scented oils
- Large gift wrapped box of Ripple products including peppermint foot soak, relaxation bath salts, aromatherapy massage oil and scented soap
3 hour Beauty Package- $295 ($280 members)
- Aromatherapy, exquisite full body massage with essential oils
- Reflexology massage to rejuvenate your feet
- Foot scrub and peppermint scented warm foot soak
- Organic green clay face mask, hot steamed towels, head and face massage
- Express pedicure or manicure
- Collagen anti ageing face mask to reduce wrinkles and signs of ageing
- Indian Head Massage with scented oils
- Beautifully gift wrapped box of Ripple products
2 Hour Beauty – $195 ($180 members)
- Aromatheraphy full body massage with essential oils
- Reflexology foot massage
- Lush warm foot soak with peppermint and lime
- Cleansing organic green clay face mask, hot steamed towels, head massage
- Express pedicure or manicure
Manicures are one of life’s small pleasures. For some, it’s an essential part of their monthly or even weekly beauty regimen. For others, it’s reserved for special occasions. Changing the colour and even shape of our nails can also change the way we feel about ourselves and our image.
Manicures have a long and rich history. In Ancient Babylon, men used kohl to manicure and colour their nails, using different colours to signify the various classes. For example, the upper classes wore black, while the lower classes wore green. The Ancient Babylonians were also the creators of the world’s first manicure set – made entirely from solid gold. This lavishness is a far cry from the manicure sets available to us nowadays.
Their manicures involved rich oils and henna; the bolder the colour, the more power and status this was believed to signify. This means that if you lived in Ancient Egypt, colours like ruby and scarlet would have been the shades of choice.
To create a larger range of colour choices, Chinese royals in the Ming Dynasty mixed egg whites, wax, and vegetable dyes to add tints to their talon-like nails. Then, in the 1920s, women began to use high-gloss car paint to colour their nails. In 1932, Revlon launched a new polish that used pigments instead of dyes, and this was made more readily available to the general public. This led to more women painting their nails at home, as well as visiting nail salons for manicures.
In the 1960s, the bright red nail trends set by screen stars like Elizabeth Taylor made way for the pastel shades. French manicures also grew in popularity as it became used as the go-to nail style for Parisian runways.
The 1980s ushered in a new era of experimentation with colours, textures and nail art. Traditional almond shaped nails were filed into squares, and men and women alike began to paint their nails in darker “grungier” colours such as black and deep purple.
In the last decade, we have seen the emergence of all kinds of manicure trends, from au naturel (or nude) to even 3D nails. With new technologies such as nail appliques and semi-permanent gel varnish, as well as polishes of virtually every imaginable colour, the possibilities are endless.
So, with such a wide range of possibilities to choose from, where should you start?Here are some steps that will help you on your way to the perfect manicure.
Manicures are not simply about painting colour on your nails. Having chosen your colours or type of manicure, your manicurist will then ask you to choose a nail shape. Long or short? Squared or rounded? The choice is yours.
Next, soaking your hands in warm water softens and cleans the nails, so that the cuticle work that follows doesn’t hurt your nail beds.
Buffing and polishing
Cuticle work is key to a perfect manicure. Your manicurist will push the cuticles off your nails. Manicurists don’t leave cuticles alone because they don’t want to paint the cuticle that covers your nail, as that polish would chip easily. Next comes buffing, which smooths your nails and helps the polish to adhere properly.
Massage and removal of barriers
Now comes pure relaxation – the massage. Different manicurists have their signature techniques, but they will generally apply lotion and massage you up to your elbows.
This is followed by removing all barriers between your nails and the polish, using alcohol to remove the lotion and any old paint.
Choosing your manicure
Depending on the rate your nails grow, what you do with your hands, and your desired manicure frequency, here are some of the difference type of manicures available:
- Standard manicure with polish – this is the style of manicure Ripple does
This is the classic manicure. You can choose to do it yourself, or to have it done by a qualified manicurist, who will have a much larger selection of colours for you to choose from. This option is not as resistant as other types of manicure, but the up side is that you can change the colour whenever you fancy a change – whether it’s to match your clothes, shoes or even your mood.
For the following styles of manicure you will need to visit your local salon.
- Nail stickers
Nail stickers are an easy and quick way to beautify your nails. The stickers come in many colours and patterns, and are perfect for special occasions or if you want an original nail design. They typically last up to 10 days, but can last longer if a protective layer of nail varnish is added.
- Acrylic nails
Acrylic nails are perfect for those who want their manicures to last for as long as possible, or for those who don’t have the time for frequent manicures. This is also a great option for the incurable nail-biters, as it would be harder to bite through tough acrylic nails. .An extension is laid on the natural nail and built up with layers of acrylic. The artificial nails can thenbe sculptured and painted. Artificial nails give the nail technician a larger canvas to work with, and are perfect if you want intricate designs painted on your nails.
Gel lasts longer and keeps its shine until it is removed. Firstly a base layer is applied, followed by two layers of colour, and lastly a finishing layer of protective gel is added. Each layer is dried under an LED or UV light. Gel polish lasts approximately three weeks, depending on the rate of nail growth and what you do with your hands.
Your nail beautification does not have to end with colour. You can choose to add additional touches such as rhinestones, glitter, decals and even dried flowers!
Whatever your reasons for getting a manicure, there is no denying the fact that the process is a very relaxing one, from the hand massage to the meticulous attention on each and every finger.Ultimately, manicures force us to take time for ourselves, whether we spend it chatting with the manicurist, or enjoying some mindful minutes in our otherwise busy lives.