6 Ways To Elevate Your Manicure Services

It can be so easy to fall into the trap of just trying to get clients in and out as a nail tech, and while we appreciate that earning money is a big motive, you can’t deny that there is no better feeling than going above and beyond, so it’s time to elevate your manicure services.

After all, that hour or two they spend with you in a day could be the only time they take for themselves in a week, or even a month, so we need to make sure that experience is as luxurious and memorable as can be.

Most of these manicure elevation tips can be executed easily, and at a little cost, but will hugely elevate your services, keep your clients talking (and coming back) and will separate you from your competitors. Win-win!

You can offer these additions as an inclusion of your usual prices (make sure you are accounting for them when setting your prices) or as an add-on, so your clients get the choice. But trust us, your clients are not going to want to miss out on these.

Scroll to discover 6 ways to elevate your manicure services.



Having a diffuser in your nail space is a foolproof way to get your clients feeling relaxed and at-home. Essential oil diffusers work by releasing essential oils into the air, so that you can inhale and absorb the oils (and their benefits) into your body, which helps to aid relaxation and does wonders for your senses. Try lavender oil for a relaxing vibe or lemon oil to help boost their mood. 


We all know how much a good playlist can alter our mood, and this one is totally down to your (or your clients preference). Nobody likes a silent, awkward salon where you can hear every nail being filed, so if you don’t already, make sure you stick on a playlist ahead of your client arriving. If you really want to up your game, ask your client what type of music they like, create a generic playlist for their taste and play it for them every time they come back to you. Little gestures = big wins.


We’re not talking about the lighting you use to execute and photograph your manicures here, more like the whole vibe of your space. According to a 2017 study, blue lighting “accelerates the relaxation process after stress in comparison with conventional white lighting.” This study discovered that stressed people immersed in blue light relaxed three times as quickly as in white light. A relaxed client = a happy client.



Adding a scrub as an add on is a perfect way to elevate your whole manicure service, as your client will leave with not only a stunning manicure, but soft, silky hands too. This could be offered as a single treatment, or bulked with your moisturisers, oils and hand massage for a full package.

Hand massage

If you don’t already offer hand massages as part of your service, why not try adding them on? 5 more minutes of your time for a whole 5 minutes of zen and relaxation for your client. Try practising on your friends and family before clients if you’re a lil’ nervous. 

Moisturisers and cuticle oils

When offering hand massages as part of your service, make sure you’re investing in a good moisturiser and cuticle/hand oil to go alongside it. Something that smells great, doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy and is super hydrating will do. This will also help your clients manicures to last longer!

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