How are you ensuring the safety of your clients during the COVID pandemic?
We took hygiene very seriously prior to COVID, and currently we have decided to double our efforts.
We have put together a strict disinfection procedures where we:
Wash & double disinfect our tools using PREempt CS 20 then Zap them in a UV sterilizer.
Use PREempt Concentrate to clean the pedicure sinks.
Clean our pedicure and manicure stations are cleaned using MedGarda CV19 Shield – 2 In 1 Disinfectant & Bacteria Shield that will be performed before and after your appointment.
Will be wearing masks and our clients will be required to wear their masks. We also provide masks for $2 each.
Use use disposable items like files, buffers and orange sticks once only.
Have installed plexiglass separating clients from service providers.
With Vixin you're in good hands!
You have amazing reviews, what sets you apart from other nail bars/salons?
If you are looking for a Nail Bar that guarantees exceptional services at jaw-dropping rates, then you're in luck. Our highly qualified staff are fully equipped to provide you with professional services. There’s nowhere in Brossard where you can get a better Pedicure because no body does it the way we do. Our pedicures are rated "the best ever" by our local and international clients.
We are also very friendly and work from the heart. We engage easily in conversations and don't be surprised if you like us more than you thought you would!
We take hygiene very seriously and are always happy to be your colour consultants. Our work is fully guaranteed, if you're not happy or it chipped quickly, contact us and we'll take care of the rest.
Come by today or schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to experience the Vixin difference. We’re here for you.
Will Shellac harm my nails?
No! A Shellac or gel manicure should never harm your natural nails. With the proper application and removal, your nails should remain in the same condition you started with. Some clients may notice white patches on their nails occasionally; this is due to dryness. To combat this, regularly apply a cuticle oil or conditioner on your nails. We recommend CND Solar Oil on daily basis. This is a great practice to maintain healthy flexible nails all year round!
Will acetone harm my nails?
No! Acetone is NOT harmful to your nails or your skin. Acetone is, in fact, natural and found in trees and plants. It is also found in our own bodies! It is a solvent produced to help us break down fat. There are many “non-acetone” nail polish removers on the market that claim to be the healthier alternative; they are misleading. “Non-acetone” removers can be comprised of irritating dyes, fragrances and fillers that are completely un-natural. Because it is a solvent, acetone may temporarily dry your nails. After use, moisture is easily restored with a cuticle oil or conditioner (see above recommendations).
Will the UV lamps tan my skin or cause aging?
To start we only use LED lamps. But we love to educate so...
No! and No! Three scientific experts recently de-bunked this myth by conducting a study to measure the amount of UVA and UVB exposure you receive from an average UV manicure. Here are the facts: If you had one manicure every two weeks, the amount of UVB (burn) exposure is equivalent to spending an extra 4-6 minutes in the sun and the amount of UVA (age) exposure? An extra 2 minutes. You are more vulnerable to UV exposure during your lunch break outside or your car ride to work than you are during your shellac manicure.
Is it safe to continue manicure and pedicure throughout my pregnancy? Is it safe for kids?
Yes. There is NO evidence that implies any product used during a manicure (UV, acrylic or otherwise) is harmful to the mother or the fetus. A doctor who will advise you otherwise is referring to the sanitary concerns that arise from salons and spas that do not properly disinfect their implements, use proper nail products or maintain a clean and well-ventilated atmosphere. To ease your fears, refer to our next FAQ:
How do you disinfect your tools/ maintain a sanitary environment?
We at Vixin Nail Bar take your health very seriously. We disinfect using a hospital/clinic grade disinfectant by Preempt. After a thorough scrub with soap and water, all used implements and pedicure basins are disinfected for ten minutes; the implements PREempt™ HLD5™ (High Level Disinfectant and Sterilant formulated with Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide) and the basins with Preempt Concentrate (Concentrated One-Step Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant formulated with Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide). Our spa towels are replaced in between clients and are washed with bleach. Our environment is well ventilated and cleaned many times throughout the day and always in-between clients. We take pride in our spotless salon atmosphere and it is our pleasure to provide you with treatments that are, not only fabulous and long lasting, but also safe. Relax; you’re in good hands.
How frequently do you recommend a manicure and a pedicure to maintain the health of my hands and feet?
Though each client’s needs may vary, on average, we recommend a full spa manicure service once every two weeks and a spa pedicure once every four weeks. Because our hands are more vulnerable to daily-wear (i.e. washing dishes, kids, work), they tend to require more maintenance. Our feet, however, can withstand a bit more time in-between services, as we tend to keep them protected in our shoes. To freshen your nail polish and to keep your nails neatly filed amid appointments, we advise our express manicures or polish change services. This will ensure healthy, enviable hands all-year-round.
How long does it take for nail polish to dry?
Nail polish, when applied with the necessary base and top coat, can take up to 24 hours before it is 100% fully dry. This does not mean you cannot use your hands or feet during this time. Nail polish becomes superficially dry after 20 min; meaning, dry to the touch. However, keep in mind that it is merely the top two layers that have set. We recommend being cautious using your hands with sharp objects like car keys or pins. In the case of pedicures, we recommend that you ALWAYS wear open-toe shoes for the spring, summer and fall months. For a winter pedicure, (and if you're tight on time) we advise that you do a shellac pedicure which will dry instantly. Otherwise stay 30 mins - 1hr after your appointment to relax while your polish dries. Before you leave, we are happy to wrap your toes in light plastic to ensure that the polish does not smudge once you have put your winter boots back on.
What nail polish brands do you use?
We pride ourselves on always being in-the-know of the latest trends in the nail and fashion world. For this reason, we never stick to just one brand of nail polish. As you peruse the rows of polish that we have acquired you will see that we hand pick each shade according to trend and demand. Our wide collection includes bottles from CND (Shellac/Vinylux), OPI, and GELISH. This is to provide you with plenty of options and plenty of room to get creative with your next manicure.
How can I make an appointment?
Our favorite method is booking online, it is very convenient for both us and you the client. You can book any time of day even when we're closed! Plus you get to see ALL our availabilities.
You can call us at (450)462-9992 and we'll be happy to help you book your appoinment
You can visit us on Facebook and message us for an appointment
What payments methods do you accept?
We accept ALL forms of payments to facilitate your life: