Gilded Ritual

Answers to Common Questions

Russian pedicure, also known as the “dry pedicure” is a foot treatment that focuses on the removal of dead skin, calluses, and corns without soaking the feet in water. It involves using specialized tools to gently exfoliate and shape the nails. This technique prioritizes hygiene and quality, leaving your feet smooth and relaxed.
A Russian manicure is a precise and detailed nail treatment that focuses on achieving clean, well-groomed nails and cuticles. It involves using specialized tools, such as electric files and precision scissors, to gently remove dead skin, shape the nails, and clean the cuticles. This technique results in a more natural and polished look with the correction of the apex/arch of the nail, emphasizing the health and beauty of the nails.
Absolutely safe! Opting for subpar tools and inexperienced technicians can risk nail damage. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a salon with premium products and senior experts. At Gilded Ritual, we prioritize excellence, ensuring top-notch services with our skilled technicians. Your nails deserve the best!
At Gilded Ritual, we uphold the highest standards of quality in gel polish removal. Enjoy gentle nail filing, precise e-file usage, and acetone-free gel removal liquid. Our skilled technicians leave a thin layer of gel to protect your nails, ensuring they grow healthily underneath. Nails are then buffed to brilliance and finished with nourishing cuticle oil. Elevate your nail care to royalty with our expertly trained staff and meticulous techniques.
At Gilded Ritual Nail Salon, we excel at air-dry polish, ensuring a flawless finish without UV or LED curing. Our high-quality process involves applying a specialized formula that dries quickly, reducing waiting time. With a range of trendy shades and long-lasting results, we prioritize both efficiency and quality, making us the preferred choice.
Yes, our gel products are not only safe but also 7-free, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, and ethyl tosylamide. We prioritize the health and safety of our clients while delivering stunning, long-lasting gel manicures.
No, we do not offer acrylic nail services at Gilded Ritual Nail Salon.
Absolutely! At Gilded Ritual Nail Salon, we specialize in extensions to give you the length and style you desire. Our experienced technicians offer various extension options, including acrylic, gel, and even customizable nail shapes. With our attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction, you’ll leave with flawless, natural-looking extensions that enhance your beauty.
Yes, at Gilded Ritual Nail Salon, we do facials with Biologique Recherche products. Our facial treatments are tailored to your skin’s individual demands, and we use Biologique Recherche’s high-quality formulations to achieve excellent results. Not only this we also use

While both types of manicure focus on shaping the nails and giving a beautiful, polished appearance, the Russian Manicure goes so much further!  The attention to detail in a Russian manicure is incomparable.  A traditional manicure consists of the nails/hands being soaked, followed by the cuticles being pushed back and trimmed if necessary.  Finally, polish is added as the last step.  However, soaking nails can expand/swell the nail bed, and any polish applied to a soaked nail could peel or crack much more quickly than polish applied in a completely dry method.

In a Russian manicure, the entire service is performed on dry hands.   Utilizing a gentle electronic file, the nail technician gently buffs the cuticles and skin around the nails, and then trims away any excess.  The look is clean and absent of any hangnails or dry cuticles.  Such attention to the cuticle means the manicure will last 3-4 weeks (vs. the 2-week longevity of a regular manicure.)

At Gilded Ritual, our Russian Manicure also features polish alignment: a dry technique that will give any nail the illusion of a perfect arch–even if your nails naturally have ridges or grow at an angle, etc.  Your hands will look the most beautiful they have ever looked!

The combination manicure is so-named because our nail technicians will use a combination of methods to give the desired result.  They will use their e-file and will also sometimes use a manual nail file.  The cuticles will receive the same attention and care that our Russian Manicure gives; however, the Combination Manicure does NOT include polish alignment.

Many of our clients come to see us every 4 weeks, but we recommend a cadence of every 3 weeks, just so your nails can stay in their best condition, receive any repair necessary, and so that your cuticles can receive the best grooming and maintenance possible.  Plus, you will probably be ready to rock a new color/style after three weeks! Treat yourself!

 Absolutely!One of our favorite brands is Luxio.  Luxio is odorless, is free of solvents, and is made in Canada, following strict guidelines put in place by both Europe and North America.

We also use The Gel Bottle, another favorite!  The Gel Bottle formulations are made in the UK and are vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic; they are also free of formaldehyde, Dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor.

Yes!  We can give you a manicure if you want to keep your nails short–or we can also offer you a manicure with extensions to instantly add length to your nails. 

A manicure will take around an hour and 15 minutes, because of the intricate detail work the technician will perform.  Times will vary, depending on a number of factors.  Please keep in mind that add-ons like fiber gel, french nail design, general nail design, etc. will also take an additional 15 minutes per manicure.

Wear gloves when doing dishes or cleaning.  Apply hand cream/hand lotion often–and also apply cuticle cream or cuticle oil to make sure your cuticles are well-hydrated and cared for.

Most definitely.  Regular care for your nails from a professional nail technician will help keep your nails healthy and strong.  The gel polish adds a layer of protection to the nail bed to allow it to stay healthy.  Additionally, if you want to add even more strength to the nail, we recommend booking a fiber gel add-on to help the natural nail get stronger, longer, and healthier over time.

You certainly can! We use the dry Russian method in our pedicures, too. Your feet will be the softest they have been in YEARS.

A Russian pedicure will take around an hour and 15 minutes to complete. But times will vary, depending on a number of factors. 

To maintain the results of your pedicure, we recommend having the service done every 4-6 weeks.  Your skin cells take approximately this long to “turn over” or make new cells, so treating your feet to a pedicure before skin can harden and become calloused will be beneficial.  
Apply a foot cream daily (or twice a day!) and also use cuticle cream or cuticle oil so that the cuticles are well-cared-for and hydrated. Also, wear socks or slippers around the house occasionally to maintain soft skin on your feet. Go barefoot occasionally, too, to allow the skin to breathe.
We offer the following options for facials:
  • Deep Cleaning:  Ideal for acne-prone skin, this service will decongest the skin and address large pores, inflammation, and post-inflammatory pigmentation.  Gentle exfoliation and expert extractions are included. (60 minutes)
  • BioSculpt Facial: Focusing on facial toning and contouring, this facial is a highly bespoke experience for every client, depending on skin type, skin goals, etc.  A deep cleanse and tone are performed; then a bioelectric toning and plumping treatment is performed.  Once skin is reconditioned and enhanced, a customized cocktail of hydrating agents is applied, leaving an optimal glow.  (60 mins)
We have highly trained, licensed estheticians who are ready to embark on your skin journey with you. You will literally be in the best hands.
We recommend having a facial every 4-6 weeks. It takes our skin about that long to generate new growth, and optimal results come from facial services being performed on the new skin growth.
  • Use quality skincare products.  Ask our estheticians for product recommendations.  We carry products in our spa, and we likely have the magic combination you need to maintain a healthy glow!
  • Utilize a gua sha or a face roller to massage and lift your skin between appointments.
  • Always apply your skincare in an upward and outward direction. Encourage that skin and those face muscles to fight gravity!
  • Always wear SPF. Always.
All people are different. What may be painful to some could be painless to others. Additionally, different areas of the body have different numbers of nerve endings, etc. If you think that waxing could be painful for you, you could alleviate some of the pain by taking an ibuprofen or aspirin about 30 minutes before your appointment is scheduled to begin.

 Most people can expect to be free of hair re-growth for a minimum of 1-2 weeks.  Keep in mind that with consistent waxing, your hair will grow back sparser and more fine each time.

Results from waxing will last longer than even the closest of shaves. Shaving only cuts your hair at the surface, whereas waxing pulls hairs out from the root. You will have no cuts or skin nicks from waxing; once you’re waxing regularly, your hair will grow back more sparse and more fine than ever before.

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