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Shellac Manicures and Pedicures Calgary



As there aren't many options in the Altadore / Marda Loop area for higher end Manicure and Pedicure services, we decided it was time to bring back our Shellac Manicure and our super popular Luxury Lie Down Pedicure!


Quite often, discount nail salons in Calgary don't offer a great experience and are usually unclean and don't sanitize tools properly (if at all). In the past, you may have experienced nail damage from harsh filing by poorly trained Estheticians. At a recent visit to a local salon I witnessed the technician taking a nail drill from a pedicure station without sterilizing it and using it on a Manicure client. It was disgusting and a regular client likely wouldn't have had a clue how serious that was.. Anyone who is properly trained in Esthetics knows how easily nail diseases can transfer from feet to hands and why sanitizing and safety is of upmost importance to us here at Gelous Spa.


Have you ever looked forward to a pedicure only to be disappointed by rushed scrubs and massage? With us you can enjoy a relaxing, un-rushed Manicure and Pedicure by a properly trained Esthetican who wants to talk to you and get to know you as a forever client.


Why Choose a Gel Manicure?


Shellac Manicures are a great option for those looking for a natural, painted look without the bulk or thickness of a gel or powder dip acrylic. They offer more of a classic look and are very popular amongst our professional ladies who like to keep their nails short and neat looking.




Our Shellac Manicure includes cuticle treatment, nail trimming and shaping, application of your chosen Shellac colour and finishes with a relaxing massage of the forearms and hands, relaxing hot towel and hot rocks. The buffer and file are yours to take home to bring to your next visit. We also offer complimentary shellac removal. They can last anywhere from 2-3 weeks before needing to be removed and redone. We offer a safe removal without harsh filing, so you can relax knowing your nail beds will be taken care of.





Our Luxury Lie Down Pedicure includes cuticle treatment, nail trimming and shaping, application of your chosen Shellac colour, scrub on the feet and legs, foot mask, relaxing hot towels and hot rocks and finishes with a blissful massage of the legs and feet. The buffer and file are yours to take home to bring to your next visit. We also offer complimentary shellac removal.


We pride ourselves on offering a high end, quality service that isn't rushed and you can relax knowing that our spa and spa tools are always clean and sanitized for your health and safety. We love getting to know our clients as they become like family to us.


As our spa is always 1:1 and by appointment only; our focus is always on you and only you, so there is no competing with other guests during your service.