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Nine inch nails

Fashion editor Susie Coen tries out Withington salon Hair Lounge

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If you’re anything like me, exam stress has taken its toll, and my once long talons have been reduced to sore, bitten stumps. With Pangaea, Parklife and general summer frolicking about to dawn on us, it is definitely worth getting your mitts in tip-top shape.

Not sure where to go? No worries, once again the Mancunion has your back, testing out the salons closest to you. Last week I headed to Hair Lounge in Withington to see whether they could rescue my nails back to their former glory. Don’t be fooled by the name, Hair Lounge don’t just specialise in hair, they offer full beauty treatments whether you’re after a facial, a wax or some shellac, and at the moment they’ve got a summer 15% off deal.

As my nails were not salvageable, I opted to get some gel sculpted extensions. Before, I’ve been to places in the Arndale where they use electric files which really damaged my nails, but Hair Lounge are very professional and did everything by hand.

At first I was a little dubious as they began transforming my nails…

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And I looked a bit like a robot:

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But then my nails emerged looking a million times better – like a new pair of hands!

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(Mind the poor bitten nail beds)

So, if you want your nails done in time for the summer sun I’d definitely recommend Hair Lounge.

Here is a link to their facebook page which has all the details of their address and prices:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-Lounge-Withington/133521063334812