Master of Russian Manicure & Pedicure

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Hey there! I'm Julia, your go-to Master for Russian manicure and pedicure (also sometimes called European Manicure and pedicure). After honing my skills in an Australian salon and undergoing advanced training in Russia, I now accept clients at my home studio in the heart of beautiful Port Melbourne. Ready for a pampering session? I'd love to meet you and work my magic on your nails!

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Russian Manicure
Manicure Treatments
  • Naked Manicure
    From $60
  • Gel Manicure
    From $95
  • Hard Gel
    From $115
Russian Pedicure
Pedicure Treatments
  • Naked Pedicure
    From $80
  • Gel or Nail Polish Pedicure
    From $95
Additional Charges
  • Removal Gel without Manicure/Pedicure
  • Removal Acrylic/Hard Gel without Manicure
  • Removal SNS without Manicure
Additional Services
  • Long nails

    Free edge 1cm+

  • Extensions/repair
    from $5

    Per nail

  • Nail Design
    from $5

    For 2 nails; Foil, dots, lines, stamping, stickers

  • Nail Design
    from $20

    For 10 nails; Cat eye, chrome powder

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What is a Russian Manicure?

Unlike the conventional manicure most of us are familiar with, the Russian manicure delves into meticulousness. Originating from Russia, this technique swaps the traditional cuticle clippers for electric drills with various attachments, ensuring every nook and cranny is accounted for.

The Technique: Precision at its Finest

The Russian manicure is not just about achieving glamorously polished nails; it's an art form, an expression of perfection. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the magic:

  1. Preparation: Nails are first cleaned and shaped. It's not just about aesthetic; ensuring nails are of even length can prevent future breakages.

  2. Softening: A special cuticle softener is applied, which prepares the nail bed for the detailed work ahead.

  3. Drill Time: Here comes the game-changer. Instead of snipping away the cuticle, specialized electric drills are used. These drills, equipped with an array of bits, gently buff away dead skin, clean the nail plate, and polish the surface. The result is incredibly smooth nails, ready for polish or gel.

  4. Polishing: With the nails impeccably prepped, it’s time for polish. Whether you're going for a classic nude, a sophisticated French tip, or a glitzy glitter, the color pops beautifully on the seamlessly prepped nails.

  5. Finishing Touches: A hydrating cuticle oil is applied, ensuring the skin remains nourished and supple, adding the finishing touch to this luxury experience.

How much does a Russian manicure cost?

The cost of a Russian manicure at our studio ranges from $40 to $90, contingent upon the specific procedure you opt for. One might wonder about the higher price range, but there are valid reasons behind it. A Russian manicure is distinguished by its meticulous attention to detail, ensuring every cuticle is impeccably addressed to accentuate the natural beauty of your nails. Furthermore, the longevity of this manicure means it requires fewer touch-ups, so while the initial cost might seem steeper, its durability ensures that, over the course of a year, it doesn't actually cost more than other manicure types. Essentially, you're investing in quality, longevity, and a luxurious nail experience.

The Benefits: Beyond Just Beauty

The Russian manicure is not just about glamour; it offers a bouquet of benefits

Gentle and Non-Invasive: This technique is gentler on the nails. By avoiding aggressive clipping, there's a reduced risk of cuts or over-trimming.

Long-lasting Results: Thanks to the detailed prep work, nail polishes or gels tend to adhere better and last longer.

Hygienic: The use of specialized drills means there's less room for error, and the process is typically more sanitary.

Picture-Perfect Finish: The Russian manicure gives a flawless base, resulting in a smoother application of polish or gel.

Luxury Experience: Finally, let’s not forget the pure indulgence. The meticulousness of the process, paired with our studio ambiance, ensures our clients leave not just with gorgeous nails but also a rejuvenated spirit.

At About U Nail Studio, we believe in offering nothing short of perfection. Our Russian manicure promises an unparalleled experience, one where luxury meets excellence. Step into our oasis and let us pamper you the way you truly deserve.

What is the difference between a gel manicure and a Russian manicure?

While a gel manicure is centered on the type of polish and its lasting finish, a Russian manicure emphasizes meticulous cuticle care and preparation of the nail. They can be combined, however: one could get a Russian manicure to prep the nails and then have a gel polish applied for a long-lasting, polished look.

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