Charme Studio

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Is that much deserved pedicure really worth the risks while pregnant?

We’ve been getting A LOT of questions lately about whether or not it is safe for pregnant ladies to come in and get their nails done. As Mother’s Day is right around the corner -- May 12th for those who didn’t know -- I thought now would be the perfect time to address this topic and put it to bed once and for all!

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Sandal Season is upon us: here’s what you need to know!

The sun is coming out and it is officially SANDAL SEASON! Can I get an amen for that?! Aaaa-mennn! Washington’s weather can be a little underwhelming -- unless you’re into endless dreary days -- but our Spring and Summer are to die for. As you get ready to celebrate the warmer months, and likely take your toes out of hiding, there’s a few things you should keep in mind when heading to a nail shop…

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Tutus, and fairy wings, and nail polish… oh my!

When you were little, did your mom ever take you to get your nails done?  Or maybe she had her own nail appointment but said, “okay honey, you can get your nails painted too,” and the sheer excitement of having a PROFESSIONAL paint your nails was so enthralling that you couldn’t wipe the smile off your face for the entirety of the appointment and likely for the whole day? And then at school when someone mentioned your nails you got to tell them that a PROFESSIONAL had done them… maybe like it was nothing but inside you were totally beaming? Okay maybe your mom didn’t take you but you’ve taken yourself and seen a child be offered this very same opportunity and you likely smiled knowing how happy that kid was. So… that’s why I became the Nail Fairy at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, and every time I walk into a room to paint a child’s nails, I get to witness that level of excitement.  I’m not even going to lie, it totally rocks!

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Charme Studio Story

My story starts like many others you may have heard.  I was a driven young woman who worked her way into a managerial position by the age of 18 at a popular Tacoma nail salon.  I worked long hours, had only one day off, and was severely underpaid… but I was a MANAGER! Wonderful!… right?  Truth be told, the 60 hour weeks, having no life of my own, and making only $10/hour (no overtime) started to exhaust me.  I was dreading work everyday, even painting nails was no longer fun.  But then, 2 things happened: 1) Pinterest and the artistic nail craze came about (and I started enjoying that aspect again), and 2) I began building a clientele that relied on me as an expert on nail care, and I found I really wanted to help these people; if I could be a resource on having healthier and stronger nails, I wanted to be!

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Waterless Pedicures: they’re not traditional but they’re better in every way… trust me!

Welcome to “The Horrors of Water Pedicures, Round 2!” Just kidding, today’s post will tell you what a WATERLESS PEDICURE is, and why we recommend it.  If you missed our last post, check it out here.  Make sure to create a link on the word “here” in the last sentence. There’s a number of reasons we do things differently here at Charme Studio, and last week’s post depicts all of that… we want to keep this one a little less scary, and a little more fun-loving :)

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