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Nia Cooper

Erwin Gomez Salon and Spa

www.erwingomezsalon.com  

202-333-7290

Over the past 18 years, as the National Makeup Artist and Eyebrow Guru for Washington D.C., Erwin Gomez has humbly taken his place among the leading artists in the beauty industry to launch the flagship Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa. He believes in striving for excellence and creativity while maintaining a high standard of artistic integrity whether he is serving the influential international and Washingtonian community, or the famous celebrity set, as well as anyone who is need of radiating their inner beauty outward.

The Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa is proud to bring our guests a unique combination of beauty through artistry; substance through an education about our special process and carefully-selected products; spirituality through Erwin's Hispanic/Asian philosophy and sensibility as a Filipino; and customer service through our sedulous selection of elite staff from around the globe. We will provide our guests with an unparalleled Salon & Spa experience, which will start with the Eastern Dragon, who was used as an inspiration for the ethos of our new space located " In The Heart Of Georgetown " on Wisconsin Avenue. The Dragon's red color is to provide protection and good luck; five claws represent the power of a dynasty; noble brow celestial wisdom; rigorous body strength and protection; and winding tail motion and beauty.

The Flagship Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa proudly boast five-star accommodations and a quintessence of products including the Parisian-based makeup line "MAKE UP FOR EVER. " Erwin's philosophy of endorsing only the finest beauty treatments and product selections from around the globe have brought him international recognition.

Nail Care - Cleaning Under

Nail expert Nia Cooper demonstrates how to give a manicure, including how to clean under the nails.

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Nia Cooper: Hi, I am Nia, a nail artist at the Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa. Today we have been going over at the basic steps to manicuring. Now, I am going to remove the client s hands that had been soaking from three to five minutes. I am going to take you through cleaning under the client s nails; you want to do this in a gentle fashion because you do not want to injure the client s nails underneath. Now, I am going to take you through pushing back the cuticle. Again, you want to push back in a gentle fashion, because you do not want to injure the top of her nail bed or her cuticle. Pushing back the cuticle allows the nail bed to breathe and your nails to grow healthy. After you push back the cuticle, you want to remove any dead and non living tissue from around the nail. Keep in mind not to cut too deep, because if you do, you can cause nicking the client and bleeding. Again, you only want to remove non living tissue, from around the nail and cuticle. After you have pushed back and cleaned the remaining skin from around the nail and cuticle, I am going to show you how to apply the cuticle oil to the nail bed and the cuticle. Gently apply the cuticle oil to the cuticle; once the cuticle oil is on the nail and the cuticle, you want to gently rub it onto the nail bed. This allows your cuticle and nails to get conditioned by the oil. Coming up next, I am going to go through cleaning of the nail bed, applying the Chip Skip, the base, the polish and the top coat.