Latest News: Arch Nail Studio Website Relaunch

Hello, and welcome to Arch! For those who don’t know me, I’m Sarah Raftery, manicurist, and proud owner of Arch Nail Studio – a sanctuary where sophistication meets self-care. I am excited to share my website relaunch, a revamped space with fresh content and new service offering, that truly reflects my dedication to revolutionising the luxury manicure experience.

Following the original launch in 2023, some events unfolded which meant things changed rather quickly. Firstly, I broke my shoulder meaning I wasn’t able to work for several months. Then, during this enforced time out, I was offered the opportunity to train with Marina Dobyk, industry frontrunner for Russian Manicure education having waited over a year to secure a place. Completing the Gold Manicure training with Marina, and putting into practice these new methods, I felt it was necessary to review my direction and develop my niche offering.

Back in 2020, during my original training, I learnt Builder Gel and Hard Gel application as part of an overall nail technician course. It was some time later, having worked mainly with soft gels that I gained the experience, through a number of advanced courses that I felt happy with employing the techniques needed to gain the finish I desired with these products. Training with Marina was the final piece of the puzzle and I am now extremely excited to update my services and offer the full range of gel products for natural nails.

I am pleased share the highlights of my relaunch, the introduction of the Russian Manicure technique – a true game-changer in the world of nail care.

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Emphasis on precision and nail health

The Russian Manicure elevates the standard of manicures to new heights and requires extreme attention to detail.

Over the past four years, I have mastered the art of nail rehabilitation, promoting stronger and healthier natural nails. Whether you’ve suffered damage from poor quality practices or allergies, I am here to support you on your journey to nail recovery. All the brands that I stock and use, have been carefully chosen based on extensive research and trialling. From HEMA and IBOA-free gels for clients with sensitivities to luxury skincare products for the ultimate high-end finish.

At the core of everything I do, nail health takes priority, and with the extensive knowledge I have gained along the way, this is where my true passion lies. Beautiful nails are only part of the picture, if they compromise nail health then this is not acceptable to me. At Arch the highest standards and practices of hygiene are always upheld.

The new Arch Nail Studio

At Arch, every appointment is more than just a manicure- it’s an opportunity to unwind, indulge, and experience a truly transformative journey. With meticulous attention to detail and a passion for perfection, I have created a luxurious space to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

I invite you to explore my website, where you will discover a treasure trove of information, inspiration and booking options to make your next manicure experience truly unforgettable. Thank you for following my story, and here’s to a future filled with fabulous nails!

With love and gratitude,

Sarah x

Nail Treatments Available at Arch

Please note, nails that have been damaged by previous poor practices, or naturally weak and peeling nails are not suitable for gel in the first instance. In these cases, I will advise as part of your initial consultation and will carry out an IBX treatment to restore the nail health instead of carrying out a gel overlay. Once nails are healthy again, gel can be applied.

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