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All My Nails Salon “Stay Safe” Policy for Reopening


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All My Nails is Reopening

We were all asked to practice social distancing and quarantine in our homes in the middle of March, which meant you have not been able to visit our salon for our exclusive All My Nails Salon services.

We are happy to announce to you that we are reopening soon on July 3rd!!!
While you wait for our official reopening, please book your appointments and read our new guidelines below for your safety and our safety.

ALL MY NAILS SALON will allow the client or customers only to be in our salon, no guests will be allowed in the salon with you.


ALL MY NAILS does regular check-ups of the staff and temperatures. We will check the temperature of the customers with a Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer. Please be sure to check your temperature before booking and entering our salon.


Before and after service, Everyone is required to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.


Please abstain from any kind of physical contact, such as hugging or shaking hands with other clients or employees.


Any kind of eatables or beverages is currently suspended at ALL MY NAILs SALON.


ALL MY NAILS staff can and will help you in making your next appointment,  this can be done by either giving you access to the online booking system or booking you at the salon in our system.


To protect our employees and valued customers from any kind of issue, we have equipped our salon with protective barriers to help keep and avoid contacts with others


Everyone at ALL My NAIL Salon will be required to wear a face mask, all masks must cover your nose, mouth, and chin at all times. (This includes all Clients that have had their first vaccine or  are fully vaccinated


In case someone missed placed their mask, dropped it in the snow or rain forgot it in the car, we can offer you a mask.


We request you to keep your belongings, including the cell phone, wallets, or any other item in your bag.


In case you are having any symptoms of Covid-19, then you are advised to visit The Region of Waterloo Public Health website at ( or call.


You need to notify us in case of any symptoms or when you are not feeling well.


If the Government announces any new instructions, they will be followed and implemented in our policies.


Should you have any questions, concerns please don’t hesitate to email or phone us – All My Nails Health and Safety Team.

Your Fingernails and Health


Your fingernails say a lot about your state of health. Nails can serve as an indicator of other health problems. Nail beds produce new nail tissue regularly, and sufficient vitamin, mineral, and nutrient intakes aid in the development, growth, and strength of new nail cells.


Nutrient deficiencies can be indicated by a difference in the appearance, texture, or form of your nails.



Biotin rich food sources

Biotin is a B-complex vitamin. It aids in the metabolism of protein-building amino acids, which are essential for nail development, and promotes healthy cell growth. Biotin-rich foods and supplements may assist in the strengthening of brittle fingernails. A few small studies back up the use of biotin supplements in this way. 

Biotin deficiency is uncommon, and while there is no RDA for the vitamin, the Adequate Intake (AI) recommendation for adults has been set at 30 micrograms per day.

Biotin is present in the highest concentrations in organ meats like liver, but it’s also in egg yolk, dairy products, yeast, salmon, avocado, sweet potato, nuts, seeds, and even cauliflower.



Note: While biotin deficiency is uncommon, taking biotin in the form of foods or supplements can help strengthen
and develop brittle nails.



Other B vitamins play a role in nail health as well.

Vitamin B12 is essential for iron absorption as well as red blood cell growth. Iron and B12 are both needed for strong and healthy nails.

Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause completely blue nails, as well as bluish-black pigments with wavy longitudinal dark streaks and brownish pigmentation.

Folate, or vitamin B9, is also essential for nail growth and health because it aids in the formation of red blood cells and the production of new cells.

A lack of folate can cause your nails to change color and become stiff and brittle.

Dark green tomatoes, citrus fruits, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, and avocado are all high in folate. B12, on the other hand, is often present in animal foods like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy, but it may also be added to other foods and beverages.


Note: Both vitamin B12 and folate play a role in the development of red blood cells and the delivery of oxygen to nail cells. Discoloration of your nails can be caused by inadequacies.


Iron rich food sources

The center of red blood cells, which transport oxygen to your organs and every cell in your body, including your nails, is made mostly of iron.


Your cells will not receive enough oxygen if you don’t have enough iron.

Because healthy nails require oxygen, an iron deficiency or anemia can cause vertical ridges in your nails, or your nails may become concave or “spoon” shaped.

Animal foods, such as beef, chicken, fish, and eggs, absorb iron better than plant meals, such as dark green leafy vegetables, peanuts, seeds, beans, and other fortified foods.

However, combining a vitamin C-rich diet with a plant-based iron food source boosts absorption. Iron absorption is improved by eating oranges and strawberries with a spinach salad with beans and nuts, for example.



Note: Iron is required to deliver appropriate oxygen to your cells, which is required for healthy nails. The shape and look of your nails can be impacted by an iron deficit.


Magnesium rich food sources

Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in over 300 bodily activities, including protein synthesis, which is necessary for nail development.

Magnesium insufficiency can cause vertical ridges in your nails. Although this mineral is widely available, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that only about 60% of the US population eats the necessary quantity.

Magnesium is abundant in entire grains, particularly whole wheat. Quinoa, almonds, cashews, peanuts, edamame, and black beans, as well as dark green leafy vegetables, are good sources.



Note: To avoid vertical ridges in your nails, make sure you get enough magnesium. Protein synthesis and the production of new nails are also aided by this mineral.


Protein food sources

Keratin, a fibrous structural protein, is the main component of nails. It is because of this that nails are so strong and resilient. It also helps to protect your nails from harm and stress.

Surprisingly, the keratin you see isn’t alive. Dead cells form the base of your nails, which your body sheds as new cells push up from beneath.

In order to boost keratin production and thus create strong nails, you must consume enough protein through your diet, whereas a low protein diet may result in weaker nails.

Animal foods including meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and dairy, as well as plant foods like soy, legumes, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, are high in protein.


Note: Protein is required for the production of keratin, which is responsible for the strength and resilience of your nails.


omega-3- food sources

Omega-3 fatty acids can assist to lubricate and hydrate your nails, making them look shine.

These fatty acids may also help to reduce inflammation in your nail bed, which feeds and supports the cells that give rise to your nail plate. Dry and brittle nails may be caused by a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3s are abundant in fatty fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, tuna, and sardines, but they can also be found in walnuts, soy, eggs, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and fish and flaxseed oil.



Note: Consume enough omega-3 fatty acids to keep your nails from becoming dry and brittle. They lubricate your nails and give them a lustrous appearance.



Collagen, a protein that gives shape, strength, and integrity to numerous tissues and is the building block of fingernails, hair, and teeth, requires vitamin C to be produced.

Vitamin C insufficiency can cause brittle nails as well as decreased nail development.

While citrus fruits like oranges, strawberries, and kiwis are regarded to be the best sources of vitamin C, bell peppers, green vegetables, and tomatoes all have a lot of it.



Note: Vitamin C is necessary for the creation of collagen, which aids in the strength and integrity of your nails.


Zinc food sources

Zinc is essential for a variety of bodily responses, including cell growth and division.

Nails are made up of a cell type that divides and develops rapidly. Because of this rapid synthesis, a consistent supply of zinc is required to ensure healthy nail growth.

Inadequate zinc intake can cause your nail plate to degenerate, resulting in the appearance of white spots on your nails.

Zinc is abundant in animal proteins such as beef, poultry, fish, and eggs. It is found in soy, chickpeas, black beans, nuts (such as almonds and cashews), and seeds.



Note: Zinc is necessary for the growth of healthy nails. Animal proteins are a fantastic way to get enough zinc in your diet, but many plant foods also contain this element.

The Ultimate Self-Care Guide During Quarantine


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We were all asked to practice social distancing and quarantine in our homes in the middle of March, which meant you were entirely responsible for your own grooming. Some Provinces and city gradually reopened, enabling you to visit salons if you wear a face mask and followed the guidelines. However, case numbers are now skyrocketing, and states are rethinking their openings. You shouldn’t leave your house if you’ve been sick, are at high risk, or live with someone who is at high risk.

Look forward to our new guidelines but in the meantime, here are a few hints to help you get by before the lockdown is lifted.



You’re probably doing a lot of hand washing right now (and you should!). However, since that might dry out your skin, you can use a moisturizer afterward. Footlogix’s is not only great for you feet but also your hands. Footlogix DD Cream mouse or very dry formulae which is a favorite with some All My Nails staffers.

De-Stress With a Manicure

With all that extra time spent on your hands, don’t forget about your nails. There is no shortage of prepackaged manicure tool kits, but you probably don’t need them. They often include a bunch of products you likely won’t use. Instead, get yourself the basic tools:

Nail clippers: These are sharp, durable, and long-lasting. Look for one that has a built-in tool for cleaning under your nails, or a basic nail brush will suffice.


Tropical Shine and Beauty Secrets nail files: These are two emery boards that aren’t too costly. Crystal or metal files are easier to wipe, according to skilled nail technicians. Like this ASP file, I prefer crystal.

Tropical Shine buffers: Buffers smooth and shine your nails, but don’t use them more than once a month or you might accidentally wear them down.

I understand how tempting it is to cut and push those cuticles, but you should avoid doing so because you risk introducing bacteria and infecting yourself. To stop cracking, use cuticle oil and keep your hands moisturized.

If you’re looking for a manicure in a package, Olive and June Mani Kits have all the polishes and equipment you’ll need without the extras.

You’ll get a nail clipper, file, buffer, nail polish remover, thin nail brush, cuticle serum, polish, and a universal polish bottle handle, depending on which choice you choose. As nice as it is to have a freshly painted manicure, nail polish chips. Nail stickers don’t.

We use Dashing Diva; they’re easy to put on—just use the included file at the edge of your nail to remove and smooth out the excess—and they come in a lot of fun prints. You won’t have to worry about chipping or waiting for your nails to dry with this sticker manicure, which should last for at least a week. Most importantly, they don’t look like stickers.

Try Nail Art

If your polish collection is lacking, you don’t have to go out and buy every Essie color there is (at $9 a pop, it adds up quickly). As long as you’ve got one or two base colors, look for design polishes with a long, fine brush like these. They make it easy to do line designs or to add a pop of color to otherwise basic nails.


If you’ve already got a solid collection of colors, opt for thin nail polish brushes instead. Just be sure to clean the polish off the brush immediately so the bristles don’t dry up. Dotting pens make it easy to draw flowers and polka dots. If you want to go all-in, you can get a nail art set that includes brushes, dotting pens, glitter, sequins, and anything else you could possibly want to put on your nails. We haven’t tried this one, but it has great reviews.

When it comes to nail art, you have to be willing to try and try again, no matter how many times you mess up (and you will mess up). If there ever was a time to learn, it’s right now, as no one will see them.


Sheet masks are useful for short-term issues, such as when the skin is in dire need of hydration. They’re better used as part of a routine, but they’re also enjoyable and soothing on their own.. Here are a few of our favorites


Soap and Glory’s Miracle Moisture Mask: This hydrogel sheet mask is cooling and gives you an instantly plump look.

Farmacy’s Coconut Gel Mask: This hydrating sheet mask is infused with coconut water, and it’s good for all skin types.

Dr. Jart Sheet Masks: There are several to choose from, including one made for especially dry and damaged skin.

Cicapair Calming Mask: This is a 5-pack of masks for sensitive skin.

Zitsticka Press Refresh Mask: These masks are overpriced, but they really did shrink some intense breakouts in our testing.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask: This is a good overnight option if you have particularly dry skin.

Ordinary’s AHA Peeling Solution: This is a good chemical exfoliant, but if your skin isn’t used to acids, proceed with caution. Using it no more than once a week, and then for a few minutes at first. If you have a little more money to spare, I recommend Foreo’s UFO Smart Mask Device. It’s a 90-second spa treatment that combines fire, cryotherapy, vibrations, and LED light, so you don’t have to sit with a mask for 20 minutes.

A jade face roller is not going to change your appearance, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel nice to use.

There’s a lot of bad skin-care advice out there, and we all have different skin types, so what works for us won’t necessarily work for you. You should take this downtime to do your own research and ask questions. SkinclassheroTiara Willis, and LaBeautyologist are some of my favorite experts to follow, because they offer legitimate advice for everyone, not just those with extra money to spend. There’s also a fantastic subreddit, SkincareAddiction, which is overflowing with advice.

The best thing you can do for your skin is moisturize and use SPF everyday—yes, even if you’re inside. And you still need to moisturize and hydrate even if you’re oily. My favorite for dry skin is Tatcha’s Dewy Skin Cream, but at $68 it’s a splurge if there ever was one. Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel is a good moisturizer.

Combat Mascne

The other types of face masks we’ve been using could be damaging to your skin. We’re talking about mascne, also known as mask acne. We have a separate guide about what causes it and how to prevent and handle it, but the short version is that you should wash your masks regularly, stop wearing makeup in places that the mask covers, stay hydrated, and try pimple patches. Certain pimple patches are Mighty Patch and StarfaceZitSticka microdart patches work well for deep cystic acne, but they’re expensive.

Moisturize Your Lips Too

Lips are often forgotten when it comes to skin care, at least until they suddenly become painfully chapped.

This lip exfoliator can help slough off dead skin, leaving your lips soft and creating a good base for moisturizing products—like the Fresh sugar balms we like. Three Ships’ exfoliator smells great, is made with simple vegan ingredients, and it works well to prevent mask-related chapping. If your lips have already found their way into painfully chapped territory, this overnight lip mask from Victoria’s Secret has saved my lips many a time.


Your hair, like your skin and nails, needs attention. Online tutorials can help you on how to cut and dye your own hair can save you time and money. I began using a complete Olaplex regimen and am amazed at how much smoother my normally coarse hair has become. I use the Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment for now till I can visit my salon again..

Olaplex products are expensive, though, so you can look for trial-sized kits first. There are cheaper options out there, too, like Pantene’s Intense Rescue Shots. Or, if you have a bottle of mayonnaise (yes, mayonnaise) in your fridge already, slather it on wet hair for a DIY softening treatment.

shampoo brush is always a worthwhile addition as well; they help scrub your scalp clean, especially if there’s a lot of product buildup hiding among your roots.


If you normally get monthly waxes, you might be feeling a little off right now, but you can keep your hair under control at home with these options. If you’ve never used wax before, carefully follow the directions. Pre-waxed eyebrow strips, including those built to resemble an eyebrow shape, give me the creeps. There’s just too much space for mistakes. Use a precision wax applicator, such as Parissa’s Waxing Pen, instead. It makes it easier to add wax just where you like it. Start slowly and note that it’s preferable to finish with tweezers than to remove too much.

Nair’s Leg Masks simple to use and leave your legs feeling silky smooth, but they have the distinct Nair odor. Glee’s pre-waxed strips come highly recommended if you want longer-term results and are strong-willed enough to tear a wax strip off your own leg.


If you’re ready to permanently reduce hair growth, the HoMedics Duo Lite IPL device works wonders. Intense-pulsed-light (IPL) devices such as this target the hair root, causing it to fall out and greatly reduce regrowth over time.


Since self-care and relaxation go hand in hand, there’s some overlap between this guide and our guide to staying calm during quarantine, particularly when it comes to easing the aches and pains your human suit has to deal with.

My favorite method is taking an epsom salt bath at the end of the day (or sometimes in the middle of the afternoon) to fully relax. Over the last few months, I’ve found other ways to keep my muscles happy. When we tried the new Theragun percussive therapy devices, I felt like I was treating myself daily to a mini-massage. No muscle knot can stand up to the 60 pounds of pressure those machines can produce. The biggest downside is that they’re all quite expensive. From the $400 Elite that was our favorite overall to the $200 Mini, a Theragun is an investment.



For a less expensive (though still not cheap) method of relaxation, I’ve been lying on a Bed of Nails acupressure mat for 10 to 20 minutes every few days. Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, the mats and pillow are equipped with round plastic plates (or “nails”). The pressure of those nails against your body is said to release endorphins—and it doesn’t hurt, I promise. I’ve been using it when I notice my back is starting to ache from slouching over the computer, and while I can’t say it scientifically helps my body, anecdotally it feels like a nice body reset.


If face masks and grooming aren’t your thing right now, find a way to unwind in whatever way suits you best, whether it’s two bubble baths a day or playing Animal Crossing. You might also use a weighted blanket. I understand how difficult it is to feel as if the world is ending, and people on the internet are discussing ways to stay optimistic throughout the pandemic. However, any time you set aside for peace will help your mind (maybe log off Twitter for a bit). You don’t have to exercise every day, write the next great American novel, or learn a new skill to be effective. Allow yourself to be at ease.

Magical Benefits of Manicure and Pedicure



Ongoing nail health

A manicure or pedicure cleans the nails thoroughly while still ensuring that they look amazing. Since our hands and feet go through so much on a regular basis, this is a vital aspect of maintaining good nail health. Dead skin cells are removed during regular manicures and pedicures, which is an important part of promoting new skin cell development. New skin cells are important for good and healthy nails. Daily manicures and pedicures also help to keep the nails in good shape and prevent them from being infected with fungal infections. Manicures and pedicures are important if you want to maintain the health of your nails on a regular basis.


A circulation boost

A massage of the hands or feet is normally included in the process of getting a manicure or pedicure (or both). Massage is a quick and easy way to improve circulation, which can be particularly sluggish in the winter. Cold or numb hands and feet, as well as swelling and joint pain, are all symptoms of poor circulation. The massage improves joint stability and helps to relieve swelling and discomfort by increasing blood flow across the body.


Ensuring good condition

Our hands and feet are subjected to a variety of harsh conditions and experiences. It’s easy to forget that these parts of our bodies, whether they’re walking long distances in uncomfortable shoes or enduring harsh weather conditions like snow and ice, still need care and attention. Manicures and pedicures should be scheduled on a regular basis to keep nails healthy and the skin on your hands and feet smooth. This will help you prevent a variety of problems, including broken hands and painful calluses on your feet.


The de-stress element

Manicures and pedicures are deeply soothing treatments. Aside from the relaxing effects of the massage, this is also a perfect way to carve out some time for yourself. If you need time to think, want to read, or just want to sit with a cup of coffee while your nails are polished, the experience allows you to take a break from your busy life, sit back, and relax. Furthermore, the effect of nail care, both in terms of aesthetics and contentment, will make you feel good long after the appointment is completed.


These are just a few of the advantages of getting daily manicures and pedicures – there’s a lot more to it than a perfect end.


Contagious infection

When your feet are exposed to too much moisture, fungi will grow on your toe nails. The pollution usually takes half a month to become visible. A skilled manicurist, on the other hand, can detect a parasitic infection even in its early stages, when it can be handled most effectively. Pedicures on a regular basis are an excellent way to maintain the health of your toes. So, start looking for nail salons in your area that have the best pedicure.


Anti aging assistance

Did you know that a healthy manicure and pedicure will help you look younger? Yes, absolutely! As previously mentioned, the treatment aids in the improvement of blood flow. This is vital for reducing cellulite, strengthening muscles, and tightening the skin – all of which will help your hands and feet look better.