Flamingo Beauty

NAIL SERVICES

OUR EXCLUSIVE NAIL SERVICES

Drop by our nail salon in the heart of Reading town centre for deeply relaxing manicure and pedicure rituals using high-end products, exclusive nail art and nail services

Top 3 Nail Salon in Reading Certified Badge

Hand Care

  • Shellac (Hands)Includes nail cut and shape, cuticle push back, any shellac colour paint.£23
  • French shellac (Hands)Includes nail cut and shape, cuticle push back, French shellac tips paint.£28
  • Mini manicure with shellacIncludes nail cut and shape, express cuticle clean, any shellac colour paint.£28
  • Mini manicure with French shellacIncludes nail cut and shape, express cuticle clean, French shellac tips paint.£33
  • Luxury manicure with shellacIncludes nail cut and shape, comprehensive cuticle clean, optional hand scrub. Shellac colour of your choice applied, finished off with OPI ultra-nurishing oil and hand massage.£32
  • Luxury manicure with French shellacIncludes nail cut and shape, comprehensive cuticle clean, optional hand scrub. French shellac tips applied, finished off with OPI ultra-nurishing oil and hand massage.£37
  • Shellac removal only£10

Foot Care

  • Shellac (Feet)Includes nail cut and shape, cuticle push back, any shellac colour paint.£25
  • French shellac (Feet)Includes nail cut and shape, cuticle push back, French shellac tips paint.£30
  • Pedicure with shellacIncludes nail cut and shape, cuticle and callus clean, finished with choice of shellac colour.£35
  • Pedicure with French shellacIncludes nail cut and shape, cuticle and callus clean, finished with French shellac tips.£40
  • Pedicure without polishIncludes toenail cut and shape, foot scrub, callus removal, foot massage. Note, nail polish is not included.£28
  • Pedicure for menIncludes toenail cut and shape, foot scrub, callus removal, foot massage. Note, nail polish is not included.£30
  • Shellac removal only£10

Nail Extensions

  • Coloured powder (Full set)Infills from £30from £35
  • Ombre powder (Full set)Ombre infills from £30from £37
  • Acrylics with gel polish (Full set)Infills with shellac - from £28from £32
  • Acrylics with French shellac (Full set)Infills with French shellac - from £35from £40
  • Acrylic removal only£15

Note: Prices will increase on extra long nails

Builder Gel In Bottle (BIAB)

  • BIAB on natural nails (Full set)Infills on natural nails - £37£40
  • BIAB on extensions (Full set)Infills on extensions - £40£45
  • BIAB removal + Full setextra £5
  • Classic French tipsextra £5
  • Deep French tipsextra £8

Nail Art

  • Swarovski diamanté from £1
  • Crystal pixiefrom £1
  • Dried flowersfrom £2
  • Chrome nailsfrom £1
  • Custom nail artfrom £2

Secure your NAIL APPOINTMENT for free

If you need assistance, you can contact us via phone or contact form for help.

+44 (0)118 206 9559

Got a question?

Nail Service FAQs

I'm new to nail extensions, what are they?

As the name suggests, nail extensions allow you to extend your natural nails in length or thickness. You can get nail extensions if you want to have your nails a bit longer, or to keep your natural nails from breaking.

If you currently have no nail extensions on, you would need to an appointment for a full set of nail extensions, which will be done with acrylic powder at our salon.

If you have had your nail extensions done within the last 3 to 4 weeks, you can get an infill appointment, where you will have the grown part of your natural nails filled with acrylic powder without having to get a new set of acrylics.

How often should I get my extensions done?

We highly recommend getting your extensions done every 2 weeks, and no longer than 3 weeks.

This also depends on the nature and needs of an individual’s nails. Some people’s nails grow faster than others, hence they would require an appointment sooner.

More treatment recommendations and expectations can be found here: Treatment Recommendations

How do I look after my nail extensions?

If you have acrylic nails, it is advised to take care of them so if you are doing household chores such as washing up, gardening, or cleaning it is best to wear gloves to protect the extensions and colour. You should avoid lifting heavy objects using your nails. If you are having long nails, good care is needed since they can get caught on objects easily. The better you look after your nails the longer they will last.

More treatment recommendations and expectations can be found here: Treatment Recommendation

What is shellac nails?

Shellac is a patented brand of gel polish. It is a bit like calling a vacuum cleaner a Hoover, it is the name of CND brand of gel polish.

In general, we often call gel polish ‘Shellac’. And gel polish should not be confused with gel nails (also known as hard gel or builder gel). Shellac nail polish is thinner than gel nails, so generally shellac nails tend to start to ‘break down’ around two weeks.

Shellac nails are quicker to apply, stay shiny the whole time, and are harder to chip compared to normal nail varnish. Additionally, shellac nails are much easier to remove and minimise the damages to your natural nails.

Do you use MMA monomer liquid for acrylic nails?

We can proudly say that we DO NOT use methyl methacrylate (MMA) in our salon. We only use the safer alternative called ethyl methacrylate (EMA).

If you don’t already know what MMA is, it’s considered a poisonous substance and has been banned in consumer products by FDA. MMA is cheaper, only one-third the price of EMA. Some discount salons still use it, because it’s so much cheaper and has a stronger bond.

Can nail extensions damage my natural nails?

Most damage attributed to nail extensions is actually caused by over-filing the nails, which is most likely to happen when a technician forgoes a hand buffer in favour of a drill fitted with a file tip to remove the top layer of the natural nails. In simple words, the acrylic powder itself barely damages your nails, over-filing does.

At Flamingo Beauty, we tend to keep the filing to the minimum as much as we can. For instance, when removing nail extensions, we soak off your nails in nail remover for longer so we won’t need to use the drill as much.