nail salon - cuticle cutWhat are your sanitation procedures?

  • We at LA VIE pride ourselves on providing the highest level of sanitation and cleanliness because nothing is more important to us than your health and safety.
    Every nail technician at LA VIE Nails & Spa is tested and licensed by the State of Wisconsin, and must strictly follow sanitation guidelines by the State Board of Cosmetology.

    • Every nail station is thoroughly cleaned, and pedicure spa chairs are sanitized after each client.
    • Every new client is supplied with a new nail file and buffer at no charge. (Repeat clients have “assigned” drawers that store their own nail files and buffers solely for reuse upon each return.)
    • All metal implements are pre-sterilized in a steam autoclave before each use.
    • Pedicure clients are provided with slippers designed for single-time use.

iStock_000023299950XSmallWhat is the difference between acrylic and gel?

  • Acrylic is a liquid & powder the technician must mix and apply with a brush. It hardens (cures) with no lamps in 2 minutes or less.
  • Gel is a pre-mixed acrylic in a gel-like state, which almost always needs to be cured under a UV lamp.
  • Acrylic usually has an odor while gels are odorless. Gels often will cost slightly more than acrylic.
  • Prior to the application of acrylic or gel, nail tips are usually applied with nail glue to form a base for the enhancements. An alternative option is for the nail technician to form the tips with the acrylic on a peel-away form that temporarily sticks to the client’s fingertips.
  • Both acrylic and gel enhancements require periodic fill-ins.


dreamstimefree_3623760How often should I get fill-ins on my nail extensions?

  • How often is determined by how fast your nails grow, and this can vary from person to person. Typical time frame is 10-21 days. We recommend a fill-in be done every two weeks.

What is Pink and White?

  • Pink and White refers to the tint of the acrylic used to form the nail enhancement. Typically, white is used for tips, while pink is used over the nail bed for a more natural “French manicure” appearance.