Five Ways to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Five Ways to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain The thick band of tissue connecting your heel bone to your toes is called the plantar fascia. Normally, the plantar fasciia acts as a shock absorber that supports the arch of your foot. Sometimes the tissue can be stretched a bit too tight, causing tears and inflammation. When […]

Daily Diabetic Foot Care Routine

Daily Diabetic Foot Care Routine Nearly a quarter of diabetics will develop foot complications. These complications can include vascular disease, which causes damage to the peripheral nerves. Often, this results in peripheral neuropathy, a condition that causes a loss of sensation in the feet and toes, making it easy for a diabetic to potentially injure […]

“Russian” Manicures–Our Position on the Controversial Service

“Russian” Manicures–Our Position on the Controversial Service Unlike other salons (which prioritize beautification), at Unvarnished, the safety and wellness of our clients comes first. We do not and will never offer “Russian” or “e-file” manicures. The practice of completely eliminating the eponychium (the transparent living tissue along the proximal nail fold that most clients mistakenly […]

Why Waterless?

Why Waterless? Aside from being loud, large, wasteful, time-consuming to properly clean, and highly prone to mechanical failure, spa pedicure “thrones” are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria (particularly the “piped” variety). Unfortunately, too few clients understand the risks they’re taking when they place their feet into those swirling waters. To properly clean a whirlpool […]

Client Safety

CLIENT SAFETY Sanitation, Disinfection, and Sterilization: Know the Differences At Unvarnished, we frequently inform our guests that we practice surgical-grade sterilization. Not many people fully understand what that means and how our procedures make us different than standard salons and spas. We service many clients with advanced nail care needs. Many of these clients suffer from […]