nails in sprowston UK

I am currently offering OPI file and paint manicures only. For all others manicures, pedicures, gel and extensions I recommend Lisa at By Appointment in Sprowston. Her facebook page is By Appointment Beauty Salon or call her on 07841 514789

Enjoy a Manicure or Pedicure at my Norwich Beauty Salon

Nail treatments: manicures or pedicures

Manicures or pedicure involve basic cuticle work, file and paint. No extra cost for a French manicure. When having a OPI file and paint on your toes please remember to bring your flip flops with you as you will be unable to put shoes and socks on at the end of your appointment.

Nail rehab appointment

If you have severely bitten nails, poorly maintained cuticles or just plain neglected nails The ‘normal’ manicure is probably not enough for you. It takes time to tidy up nails that have been neglected for a while. Therefore I would recommend booking a longer appointment. It’s absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about, my nails often look awful after doing lots of DIY etc around the house, so I need longer to tidy them up. I charge all my appointments by time. Email me for more information, if you feel you don’t fit into a ‘normal’ appointment box.


I purchase full metal tools for my manicures and pedicures where possible, which are sterilized in my glass bead steriliser after each client. Read more about my infection control policy on my blog post.

About the brands

I use OPI nail polish for my manicures and pedicures in my Norwich beauty salon as I feel it’s the longest and hardest wearing of the polishes on the market. I have over 20 colours available for you to choose from for your manicure or pedicure. If you are trying to match a shade to your bridesmaid’s dresses or similar please do let me know as I often get in new colours for this very reason. It is important to me to find a “greener” product for my manicures and pedicures and since 2006 OPI have removed two of the most dangerous chemicals from their polishes, which are DBP (dibutyl phthalate), and toluene. They never used formaldehyde in their nail polishes. It is by no means an organic product, but they are definitely leading the way to creating a more chemical-free manicure which lasts! I try my best to source products which are as natural as possible for my Norwich salon, but that also give long lasting performance, to give you the best of both worlds for your manicure. I use Ethyl acetate, which is a non-acetone nail polish remover when doing manicures and pedicures. Acetone can cause your nails to become brittle over time. I always advise putting Vaseline on the skin to create a barrier when using it. Ethyl acetate is what I personally recommend on removing children’s nail polish as it’s a less dangerous chemical than Acetone. Ideally use a water based nail polish for children, but it’s not long lasting. If you have any questions about manicures, pedicures, or any of my other treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact meOPI nail polishes are free of DBP, toluene and formaldehyde.  I use Kaeso hand products, which are free from Parabens, Sulphates, Propylene Glycol and Mineral Oil.


Manicure file and paint

£30/ 1 hour
  • Manicures involve cuticle work, file and paint. No extra cost for a French manicure. Using OPI polish

Pedicure file and paint

£30/ 1 hour
  • Pedicures involve cuticle work, file and paint. No extra cost for a French pedicure. Using OPI polish

Aftercare for your manicure:

  • Use acetone on your nails as little as possible as it weakens nails
  • Use almond oil on your cuticles
  • Use hand cream
  • File your nails in the same direct
  • Eat healthy and drink lots of water
  • Wear gloves when working in the garden or with chemicals
  • Regular manicures

Thanks again for my silver glitter gel nails! Had so many compliments about them, even now in the supermarket 🙂 Have given your details to those who asked. Happy New Year x


Thanks so much to you both for coming over and painting all of our nails. It was incredibly short notice and there were so many of us! But it was such a brilliant and rather special evening. I know it completely made Emily’s (the bride’s) day and it certainly made mine. We’ve not all sat and done our nails like that since we were teenagers, and here we all were again, all grown up and getting married!


Lizzie did my nails 9 days ago, I have spent 5 days at centre parcs and there is not one chip!!! They are in perfect condition! X

Cara Bale

About Shellac gel nails polish

Mixture of colours for your nails available. One of the colours I do have is the wildfire red, which is the official virgin Atlantic red, which they use in the clubhouse for their nails. More available on request. Shellac was the first gel polish on the market for nails and is by far the best gel polish available for your nails in my opinion, when applied to healthy nails and removed correctly it causes no damage what-so-ever! CND Shellac is 3-free (contains no formaldehyde, DBP (dibutyl phthalate) and toluene). Shellac is produced by CND. This gel polish on average lasts 14 days without chip or peel and is incredibly easy to remove. Removal only takes 10 mins with soak-off wraps. This nail polish is fantastic for busy ladies on the go as there is no waiting time for the polish to dry on your nails. It sets on your nails under a UV lamp, so you leave the salon with perfect nails and don’t smudge them trying to get your keys out of your handbag. CND have been in the beauty field since 1979 and are a very highly respected company in the industry.

Shellac gel removal

This is  a short appointment of soaking the gels gently off your nails using soak-off wraps. I can do this for you at the salon or you can remove them at home. I retail the soak-off products.

Shellac nails for wedding

Shellac is ideal for bridal nails as it’s 14 days no chip or peel. Shellac also sell the traditional polish, which is available on request. So if you are getting married abroad and worried you might chip one of the gel polishes while you are packing for your honeymoon, then you can simply repair it on the morning of your wedding with no hassle.

Shellac nails for pamper parties & no time for ‘me time’

As this is a quick application on your nails it is ideal for pamper parties and lunch time appointments as there is no waiting time. I do many pamper parties at people’s homes. The host often provides lovely snacks and wine while her guests take it in turn to have their nails done. If it’s a larger party I can ask one of my trusted beautician friends to help on the night or day.

Shellac & OPI nails Gel manicure

£27/ 1 hour
  • 14 day gel polish Sets under UV light Basic cuticle work and tidy up

Gel removal removal

£7 / 15 mins
  • Gentle removal of gel polish. For removal when having new set of Shellac gel polish applied.

Aftercare for gel nails

Shellac gel polish isn’t suitable for anyone with peeling, chipping or brittle nails. It’s ideal for people with healthy nails and should always be removed correctly following my aftercare. Alternatively instead of removing with acetone you can buff off the colour and leave the base coat to naturally grow out. Acetone can cause your nails to become brittle, if you have too much contact with it.

Thank you so much for my lovely gel nails and a great afternoon of pampering for me and my daughter. I highly recommend both the nails and eye brow threading and look forward to coming again soon. x

Claire Hughes

Highly recommended !!!! Lovely lady and my gel polish lasted 4 WEEKS with no chipping or peeling !!!! Very pleased  xxx

Caroline Bishop

Thanks so much for my lovely french nail polish and eyebrow threading today, I am seriously impressed how long my nail varnish lasted from last time – 3 weeks with no chipping or peeling is amazing! Threading is sooooo much nicer and much less painful than waxing! Thanks again – will be back soon  x

Sarah Hoggett