The Shine Nail Bar in Beeston is the perfect place for a spot of pampering, but it’s also a social enterprise that’s making a real difference in South Leeds…
The Shine Project helps young girls in South Leeds through mentoring, workshops and youth groups in the community. They empower these young women, helping them to understand their own worth, build healthy relationships and find new opportunities – and the nail bar allows them to do that, by raising the funds they need to run the project. They’re changing lives, one manicure at a time – and you could help, simply by treating yourself.
1. CND Shellac
If you’re looking for high impact nails that will last up to two weeks without chipping, try their CND Shellac treatments. They’ll file, buff and soak your nails, before gently removing the cuticles and applying a durable gel polish that’s designed to last, while allowing your natural nails to breathe. Whether you’re trying to grow your nails or just want a lasting results, CND Shellac is the perfect choice – and at just £15 a go, it’s surprisingly affordable too.
2. Kids manicures
Manicures aren’t just for adults, Shine also offer a fabulous mini version for the kids. It’s a favourite with the Shine beauty team, so you can expect them to be treated like little stars, as they have their nails filed, before choosing their favourite shade of Only Fingers + Toes. They’ve got an amazing selection of coloured, metallic and glitter polishes, which go down a storm with the little ones – and it costs just £2 for kids under 6 or £5 for kids aged 6 and over. Now, if only you can get them to sit still while they dry…
3. Spray tans
Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your golden glow, because Shine have tried and tested the leading spray tans to find the best of them all – MoroccanTan. It’s enriched with argan oil and vitamin E, which means you’ll get soft, silky skin, as well as a deep bronze tan. You can choose from two colours, light or medium, but whichever you choose, your treatment will cost just £12, with all proceeds going towards their great work in the community. It’s also surprisingly quick – you’ll be in and out of the salon in just half an hour.
4. CND acrylics
The ultimate nail indulgence, Shine’s CND acrylics can take up to an hour and fifteen minutes to apply, but they are definitely worth the wait. Their beauty specialists do all the filing and shaping by hand, to protect your natural nails and give you a beautiful result. They’ll file your nails and remove the cuticle, before applying the tip, sculpting the nail and buffing it into shape. Once that’s done, they’ll finish the look with a coat of nail polish in a colour of your choice, giving you a set of gorgeous, durable nails for just £25.
5. Kids parties
This one is our absolute favourite, and if you’ve got girls at home, it may soon be yours too. Shine don’t just do kids manicures, they do entire parties for the kids. Designed for girls aged 6 to 12, they’ll take care of everything, from the invites to the goodie bags. On the day, everyone will have their hair braided and their nails manicured, and while they wait, they’ll have a chance to play in the photo booth, dance away on the Wii, get a glitter makeover and even make their own bracelets to take home. At the end of the event, they’ll all tuck into a delicious buffet, rounding off the day. Children’s parties are priced on request, so just give them a shout to talk it through.
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Make your next pampering session count…
These are just five of the fabulous treatments on offer at The Shine Nail Bar and you’ll find loads more on their website, but if you think you might become a regular, it’s worth investing in their membership. It starts from just £4 a month, and promises a host of discounts and freebies. As well as giving yourself a little TLC, your membership also means you’re committing to help young women in South Leeds to fulfil their potential – and that comes with as much feel good as the treatments themselves.
The Shine Nail Bar, 7 Hillside Buildings, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 6AY.