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The Benefits of Gel Polish

With so many different kinds of nail treatments, it can be hard to decide which one to opt for. At Tanners Lane our beauticians are trained in Gel nails and work hard to give you the shape and colour you’re after. If you’re not sure what colour to choose, check out our ‘Choosing the Perfect Nail Colour This Spring’ blog.

With regards to recent questions asked by a few clients in relation to the risk of the UV light used to harden the gel polish, we thought we would put our client’s minds at rest and provide them with the following information:

The Daily Mail reached out to a spokeswoman from Creative Nail Designs (CND), the company behind Shellac, a gel polish brand, and the company noted, “UV light exposure from a gel manicure lamp is no more dangerous than sitting under strip lighting (florescent lighting).”

What are the many benefits of gel nail polish?

  1. It can last for up to 3 to 4 weeks without chipping, peeling or fading. No dents or scratches, and its chip free!
  1. It dries quickly under UV light so there’s no need to worry about smudging on the way home.
  2. It can be used to extend the length of your nails if you use tips underneath. This is a great and natural way to strengthen your own nail and to therefore encourage your nails to grow.
  3. It has an odourless application, as opposed to acrylic nails that can be a little potent when applying.
  4. They are easy to remove.

So, what are you waiting for? Book today or get in touch!


Nail Colour For Spring at Tanners Lane

Choosing the Perfect Nail Colour This Spring

With daffodils blooming, warmer sunshine and longer evenings, the spring is definitely on its way. So, it’s time to put away your dark, heavy winter clothes, and find your spring wardrobe, and this means painting your nails to match!

So what nail colours are hot for this spring?

Knowing which shade to choose when you’re faced with a rainbow of choices at your salon can be bit of a dilemma. How can you be sure that your shade of choice will match your mood, wardrobe and busy schedule – not to mention the changing season?

Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. We have researched what’s hot this season, and what will suit you and your lifestyle, perfect.

Pretty pastels at Tanners Lane

This season we’re looking at dusty pastel blues – well actually any pastel version of your favourite shade will work well!

Milky pastels are fantastic because they go with anything and everything; they’re bright enough to get your noticed, but subtle to blend from daywear to evening wear flawlessly – what more could you want?

To list but a few: sage greens, pastel pinks, lilacs, lavender-greys, taupe and even periwinkle are perfect this spring. Venture past your usual Barbie pinks or luscious reds that you’ve been wearing this winter, and head for something subtle, pretty and perfect for this spring.

Warmer nail colours to match the warmer weather

We also love the mauve and plum shades, for if the pastels aren’t your thing, then these warmer shades will match the warmer weather beautifully, without being too light, or too dark.

A warm, rich brown makes a chic alternative. A toasted terracotta brown is also popular this season, and looks particularly stunning when matched with pretty coloured spring separates.

Bringing in toasty tanned shades reflect beautifully onto your skin, giving the illusion of a healthier glow – perfect for when you’re starting to bare a little more skin.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today, or book in online and change your nail polish to match the season.


    Tanners Lane was designed to offer a clean, luxury environment for our clients to relax and have that well deserved “me” time and enjoy the many treatments we offer. We pride ourselves on clients coming to us as a guest and leaving as a friend.

    We work as a family and like our clients to feel part of that when they visit our salon.