By Laura Janelle Downey
I have always enjoyed getting manicures. And when I moved to Atlanta a few years ago, I had to find the right person to give my nails the love they need. Thankfully, I found her! Alyce Keys of Keys 2 Beauty offers a classic manicure and much more with her mobile service, which services areas like Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Vinings/Smyrna and more.
Since I was on deadline at work, Alyce came to the office to take care of my nails. Her classic manicure includes polish removal, nail shaping (the client’s preference, of course!), a nail soak, cuticle softener and cuticle removal, vitamin E buff, hand massage, and nail painting with client’s preferred color of choice.
In between each manicure I get, my cuticles always grow so seeing Alyce is important to me because I like my nails feeling and looking clean. “Getting regular manicures as a part of your regimen is very important to the natural nail health,” Alyce says. “Everyone’s cuticles don’t require trimming, however, it is important to keep the cuticle pushed back and prevent the cuticle from overgrowth on the natural nail bed. Those who are lucky enough to not get an overgrowth of cuticle should still maintain regular nail care with a shaping, pushing back of cuticles, and moisturizing.” So when sitting with her, she oiled my cuticles with vitamin E.
Alyce is so easy to talk to so I love when I can spend 30 minutes with her. During this time, she usually reminds me of how important it is to moisturize. “It’s something simple but people just don’t think about it,” Alyce says. “Those who don’t moisturize their hands enough tend to experience dryness, peeling, and aging much faster. When we moisturize, we prevent a lot of those issues from occurring.”
After massaging my hands with lotion from Jurlique, she applied one of my favorite NARS polishes—a sunny yellow hue—to my nails. But if you don’t supply your own polish, it’s OK. She usually has a nice selection of OPI or Essie colors to choose from.
Details: Keys 2 Beauty 720.422.6117