In the early 19th century, Greek women are said to have worn painted pistachio shells over their own nails, a custom which kick started the trend for artificial nails throughout Europe.
The pistachio shell as false nail was the culmination of much nut-based trial and error. Previous efforts had featured walnut shells (too wrinkly); hazelnuts (too tasty, led to chewing) and coconut shells which were very hard wearing but a real bitch to type with.
Celebrate the research and development sacrifices of those early cuticle pioneers with today’s Big Deal at Chesne Hair & Beauty.
A long-established, independent salon in the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant Merchant City, Team Chesne are well-known for their award-winning cut and colour services, their beauty therapies and, of course, their expert nail technicians.
Today’s Big Deal at Chesne is like booking your hands onto a luxury spa cruise, except they won’t have to fight with the Germans over towels.
By the time the technicians have finished with your hands, they are going to be looking mighty fine and feeling sweet.
The treatment includes an exfoliation to smooth away rough skin and a hand massage just ‘cos they feel nice.
From there, you can choose whether to have classic French overlay nails or a set of Calgel premium colour nails.
Rather like Superman, Calgel nails are pretty much bullet-proof.
They won’t lift, peel, chip, go rubbery or damage your own nails. In fact, it can actually strengthen them.
The treatment ends with a cuticle oil finish for added shine.
If you want lovely looking, smooth hands topped with nifty nails, today’s Big Deal is:
£18 for a full set of Calgel premium colour or French overlay nails plus exfoliation, hand massage and cuticle oil finish at Chesne Hair & Beauty; a 60% saving on the standard £45