Best Sculptured Gel Extensions Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Marble Nail Trend | Prép Beauty Parlour

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What’s Prép’s favourite Summer nail look? One word- M A R B L E! Solid, hard, granite marble! Inspired by the classiest of washroom and kitchen counters, the stone or water marble look is to die for! Okay, so why exactly are we so captured by the tile look? Several simple things.

It adds a touch of elegance and catches attention, without stealing the whole show. Having trouble deciding between 2 different shades of blush nude? We feel that- just use one as a base for the accent marble nail! There are literally so many things to love about marble nails, it looks cute whether it be on sculptured gel extensions (READ! Gel extensions vs Acrylics here!), or a even on simple gel manicure!

Marble sets look so cute with whatever colour you want! Turquoise? Yes! Sweet baby pink? Yes! Totally jazzes up a simple trip to the salon!

 

Best Sculptured Gel Extensions Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Best Sculptured Gel Extensions Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Not feeling a solid colour? Don’t even worry about it, we at Prép love the marble trend, that we can do all of them in marble! All marble, All day, Everyday.

Best Sculptured Gel Extensions Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Why not mix together 3 of the hottest, best, trends of Summer 2017? Marble, Holo , and the Ombré! Perfect for those who love to experiment with all kinds of nail art!

Best Sculptured Gel Extensions Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Loving gold? So do we! After all, gold & white are Prép’s signature colours! Whether it be gold flakes or gold foils, it would still definitely pair the marble! Notice the small detailed gem? Small touches are the perfect way to complete this fabulous manicure!

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Marble is elegant, and on top of that, lace details and blush pinks add to the subtle manicure without being too drastic. The basic nudes and simplicity of the set is impeccable when it comes to matching anything in the wardrobe. Subtle, yet absolutely gorgeous!

Best Sculptured Gel Extensions Vancouver | Prép Beauty ParlourNegative space, marble, and chrome! Another foolproof mixture for those who don’t want to make several trips to Prép, to try out trends! Try them all at once with this set! So fun!

Loving these sets as much as we do? Book an appointment with us at 604-764-6452, or send us an email with YOUR favourite set to info@prepbeautyparlour.com!

Until the month of August, book with one of our JR. Nail technicians for:

♡New Set of Sculpted Gel Extensions for $50.00 (Reg. $75.00)♡

&

♡Fills for $40! (Reg. $50.00)♡

*Offer not available online, please call to book*

*Offer expire August 31st, 2017*

*Only until availabilities last*

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

New Nail Technician Cynthia! | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Vancouver asked for it, and we listened! More nail technicians mean more time for fun & glam sculptured gel sets! We would love to welcome one of the most talented and bubbly nail technicians to our Prép team– Cynthia! We’re so excited to be able to house more and more talents to make sure we provide the best services in Vancouver!

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Cynthia, Sculptured Gel Extensions Technician | Prép Beauty Parlour

Now lets skip that awkward stage of sitting with a nail tech who was a mere stranger only seconds ago and tell you all a little about Cynthia!

Cynthia has been a nail tech for 5 years! Her creativity and designs have caused us to fall in love with her work day after day! Her work was well appreciated when she became one the finalists of Salon Magazine’s Contessa Nail Awards! Cynthia’s favourite destinations include Trinidad, Jamaica, and basically everywhere with constant summer weather! She is ambidextrous- what does this mean? It means Cynthia is both left and right handed! Handy- dandy for doing her own nails!

Check out some of her work below!

 

 

Call now to book our set of summer nails now! 604-764-6452- we recommend for you to book at least 2-3 weeks in advance as we are booking up really quick for the summer!

See you then!

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

 

 

Best Spring Gel Nails Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Best Mother’s Day Mani Inspo | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner- (Sunday May 14th! For those of you who forgot!), and what’s a better way to spend a beautiful Vancouver spring day (Just pretend it’s sunny and not the usual weather! Haha!!) than in a beautiful salon getting your piggies painted with mum!

We at Prép are super excited to see all of you pretty faces come in to get pampered! So stay until the end to hear about our upcoming Mother’s Day promo!

Today we thought we would share a few of our favourite nail designs that will sure brighten your day and give you more ideas! Let’s go!

Best Spring Gel Nails Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Let’s start off with our favourite set of spring! In this set we used the popular watercolour technique to transform a blank canvas into a dreamy and colourful set. Popped on some glitter and voila! This fantastic spring set! Built with Akzentz hard gel!

Best Spring Gel Nails Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Now THIS set is perfect for pastel lovers! Fun & Cutesy set with simple gold decor and pastel, hand painted bows!

Best Spring Gel Nails Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Ombré has been a huge and drastically increasing trend thats all over the hair world! So what about on nails? On this set we combined baby pink and blue to create this soft transitioning design. Subtle yet adds a POP of colour

Best Spring Gel Nails Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Can’t decide on which nail trend to settle for on your next set? Why not all! Daisies, gems, and negative space all look stunning on this set! Simply a gel mani spiced up! So fun!

Best Spring Gel Nails Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Delicate, elegant, perfect for all those outdoor tea parties and picnics! Blush pinky tones are perfect for people who want a subtle look to their nails yet crave a healthy nail colour topped off with… designs! Check out that hand painted lace!

Best Spring Gel Nails Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

More DAISIES! Marc Jacobs inspired! So fun and sophisticated at the same time!

To book for a mani+pedi session with your mum,

Call or text us at 604-764-6452 to reserve your space! Hurry! Spaces are quickly running out!

For a limited time only, until May 14th, Prép Beauty Parlour will be having a gift card promotion!

Best Mothers Day Promo Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

and don’t worry! Payment can be made in person at our salon on 1305 Burrard Street, or via phone! Just call 604-764-6452.

See you and your mom soon!

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Tips For Choosing the BEST Nail Salon in Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Spring is coming so so close and we can almost feel it (Being in Vancouver and all..haha!)! So what does this mean? Lovely weather, flowers blooming, yes, yes, yes! But there’s also more! Perfect, breezy weather calls for tons of outdoor events and parties! Such as what you ask?

Grad and Prom! And tons of weddings! Oh!! We at Prép are so excited! Now what does the perfect spring/summer outfit call for? Besides the outfit of course! Something glittery and fun..shiny and long lasting..!! You know what it is! Spring NAILS! With warmer weather coming our way, getting gel mani pedis are a must! But with the numerous amount of nail salons filling all the streets of Vancouver, how do you know which one to go to?

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Today we are going to be sharing some tips & tricks for spotting a hygienic, reputable, and pampering salon! Keep on reading to find out! 👀 👀

♥1- Check the Reviews!

With the influence of social media, everybody is already on their phones. You know what I mean! Browsing through their Twitter feed and digesting all that celebrity gossip. So why not use it as a way to navigate through all the nail salons, and find one that’s perfect for you? Although not always 100% accurate, many rating/review websites are excellent when it comes to hearing about other people’s experiences and knowing what they loved and didn’t love about their service. Check out Prép’s very own Yelp page! with over 130 reviews! You can also Check us out here for 10% off your next visit!

Best Nail Salon| Prép Beauty Parlour

Best Nail Salon| Prép Beauty Parlour

♥2- What’s at their Pedicure Stations?

A clean pedicure station at Prép consists of FRESHLY cleaned towels- We basically steam ours in the hot cab, in which the towels steamed and bacteria is killed prior to use. What about the nail essentials- buffers and files? At Prép we use disposable buffers and files, removing them after each use and then scrubbing the residual glue of the file off the metal “pedicure paddle”. After this we sanitize it in our ACCEL CS20 solution.

Now the actual pedicure bowls- how does that work? Prép can’t possibly get disposable metal cans! Instead we use disposable pedicure bowl liners and throw them away after each use. As for the metal bowl, we scrub and wipe it down with more of that ACCEL CS20 solution we love so much

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♥3-Are they sterile?

Especially for those who love getting pedicures, is everything sterile? Warning: The following content may contain facts on yucky fungus! Skip on to the next tip if you feel uncomfortable! Everybody’s heard of the “nightmare salon visit”, whether shared by a bestie or read about online. So exactly what makes this visit, well.. such a nightmare?

One simple word- Onychomycosis (on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis). AKA- Nail fungus!! Shivers!! One of the most common ways that ladies tend to contract such an ugly fungus, is by visiting yours AND mine’s favourite place- a nail salon!! If the manicurist or nail technician is not properly sanitizing and sterilizing their tools, get out!! At Prép Beauty Parlour hygiene and the wellbeing of our clients are our #1 priority! We work hard to make sure all of the clippers, metal cuticle pushers, and other cutting tools are properly sanitized in Barbicide (for hair and lash tools) as well as the dental grade Autoclave and ACCEL CS20 (for nail tools)!

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♥4- Personal Hygiene at the Salon

Since all the technicians are in such a close proximity to your skin- nail technicians and lash technicians should be concerned for their personal hygiene as well. Are they using a face mask to prevent any germs or bacteria from transferring during your lash nap and pedicure sessions? At Prép we make sure that everybody does! Besides wearing masks, nail technicians will also be sure to wear gloves during the pedicure session. Wearing gloves not only protects their hands from chemicals, but also dirt, bacteria, and germs.

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♥5- Social Media Collection of Works

At Prép, we love to showcase all of our work by all of our talented artists! If the salon you’re looking into does not have any photo evidence of their work- whether it be on Yelp or Facebook, how will you know that they fit your style and criteria? Definitely give our Instagram a little peek HERE– For all of our nail, makeup, and lash work!

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Do you have any more questions on picking the perfect salon? Or just curious to ask what we use at Prép? Definitely give us a call at 604-764-6452 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions! We believe that clients should know what is being used to ensure their total safety!

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

Short Unicorn Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Nail Art for Short Nails! | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

For those of us who are blessed with naturally long nails, getting any type of nail art is easy! Since there is so much space on the canvas to design art on. So what are we supposed to do? We short nail girls want fun and fashionable nails too! With the constant stream of crazy nail art being spit by all the talents on Instagram, we don’t blame you for wanting the crazy glass shatter nailsor the famous chrome nails!

Gel nail extensions are one way to extend and elongate your nail, this way is very common and many people get their nails extended using tips, or at Prép, sculptured extensions. You can read more about sculptured gel extension here! But for some of us…life just isn’t that easy. With work and school dress codes, long nails just might not be the best idea! We totally understand- for the safety of others right?

And that’s why today we’re here to give YOU some inspiration on short nail ideas! To ensure they don’t chip and last for at least 2 weeks before you get the removed and redone, we recommend coming into Prép for a gel polish manicure!

Compared to a regular manicure, gel manicures have a quick, almost instant dry time. Since it’s cured in a UV or LED lamp, theres virtually no time to ‘dent’ your nails!

Now let’s skip onto some of the nail inspo we have for you today!

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Animal print nails? Yes please! Leopard prints are always in style! We added a twist to this set of nails by using our NEW magnetic cat-eye gel polishes! The result? A unique, stylish set of nails! Perfect!

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

YES! Finally, shatter nails! We’ve been waiting so long for this trend to come and hit us! We love the fabulous iridescent touch it leaves on your nails. Yet it’s so simple and delicate! Come in and choose your favourite glass shatter design! Now in a variety of colours to better suit you!

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gems, gems, and more gems! Short nails can get gem love too! Paired with a dark, sultry colour, the gem nail art is going to scream sophistication! We’re definitely loving the touch of sparkle too! Totally amps up the set! What do you think?

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For the ladies who prefer a lighter colour palette, check out golds, whites, and nudes! Notice the beautifully hand drawn design on the ring finger?n Our talented Prép nail technicians and artists can hand draw any design that you may imagine!

Short Chrome Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Chrome Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Chrome! One of our personal favourites! Whether you like rose gold chrome or want silver metallic digits- we’ve got it all!

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Beautiful, fairy tale dream nails! This set features a unicorn design on the ring finger and glass shatter and sparkly nails. With a dreamy pearlescent base, who said girls with short nails can’t have fun?

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dreamy, eerie, we are loving this cute, starry night inspired look! With sparkles gently sweeping some fingers, you’re bound to get sleepy every time you look at this mani!

Call us at 604-764-6452 to book for your short nail gal dream gel mani!!

Check out our Instagram for more ideas by clicking HERE.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour