Nail Candy - South Australia

Nail Candy - South Australia

Hi, I am Karen. Blackwood SA based. Gel, Apres Gel-X and Polygel Nail Enhancements, Gel Polish, Gel Toes, Spray Tans, Nail Art, Manicure & Pedicures, Lash Lifting, Lash & Brow Tinting & Waxing.

Acrylic, Gel-X, Acrylic & Gel nail enhancements Gel toes Nail Art Lash Lifting (perming) MINX nail wraps Manicures Pedicures Facial waxing Eyelash & eyebrow tinting Spray tanning Indian Head Massage

Apres nails with gel polish (design from photo supplied by client).

Apres nails with gel polish and thermochromic art. Pictured below are the stages and colour effects it gives. The warmer the nail, the blue & green colours come through. As the nail cools, your start to see the warmer colours come through.

Gel polish and foils on natural nails

Apres enhancements with gel polish design.

[06/28/20]   Good morning everyone. As restrictions lift further in SA, I thought it appropriate to revisit the protocols in place at Nail Candy. As always, if you are unwell (even slightly) please reschedule your appointment.
*As per the legal obligation within the COVID Safe plan that all businesses have to abide by when they reopen, clients are required to provide their name and either contact number or email address. Pls note this is a legal requirement.
*Secondly, if you are having a nail service, you will be asked to thoroughly wash your hands. I will be retaining this ongoing as from a hygiene point of view, it just makes sense. :-) Hand sanitiser is available for clients having other services.
*Lastly, please do not place food, drinks or mobile phones on the nail table.
Thanks, Karen

Talia’s sparkly Aprés nails with both matte and glossy top coats.

[06/14/20]   ❤️ this ... Be Kind 💗

As lockdown starts to ease..... you decide for you, I'll decide for me. None of us have the same circumstances (medically high risk family members/ family member or a business about to go under, etc.) Let's all stay in our own lanes and keep the judgement down as we begin to unlock. No one should feel pressured either way.

Just a thought... As the MP's are trying to figure out how to ease back into normal, please remember:

🛑 Some people don’t agree with the unlocking.... that’s ok. Be kind.

🏡 Some people are still planning to stay home.... that’s ok. Be kind.

🤢 Some are still scared of getting the virus and a second wave happening.... that’s ok. Be kind.

💰 Some are sighing with relief to go back to work knowing they may not lose their business or their homes....that’s ok. Be kind.

👩🏾‍⚕️Some are thankful they can finally have the surgery they have had put off....that’s ok. Be kind.

📝 Some will be able to attend interviews after weeks without a job....that’s ok. Be kind.

😷 Some will wear masks for weeks.... that’s ok. Be kind.

💅🏻 Some people will rush out to get their hair or nails done.... that’s ok. Be kind.

❤️ The point is, everyone has different viewpoints/feelings and that’s ok. Be kind.

😊We each have a different story. If you need to stay home, stay home. But be kind.

😊If you need to go out, just respect others when in public and be kind!

Don’t judge fellow humans because you’re not in their story. We all are in different mental states than we were months ago. So remember, be kind.❤❤❤

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Hi everyone. As we prepare to reopen, there are going to be some changes in the way we operate.

*Please reschedule your appointment if you are unwell (this includes the sniffles, throat tickles... you get the idea) or have returned from overseas, QLD, NSW or VIC in the last 14 days. If I suspect you may be unwell I reserve the right to refuse entry & move your appointment to another time.
*All clients are required to register their name and contact number/ email address. This is an obligation of reopening as per the SA Health COVID plan beauty businesses are required to follow. This information will be retained for a minimum of 28 days.
*All clients will be required to thoroughly wash their hands upon arrival.
*No mobile phones, iPads, food, drinks, purses or handbags to be placed on the nail table or waxing bed. There is a designated space for handbags and pther personal items.
*Clients are not able to bring guests or children with them to their appointment.

I think that's it for now. See you soon. Kazz & the furkids ###x

[05/20/20]   Hi everyone. So it's just been announced I can reopen on Fri 5th June. I am being SWAMPED with messages. Pls give me a while to work out how I am going to proceed. Thank you.

Just having a play with some ombré gel polish...

A client of mine who lives at Bellevue Heights is moving and selling this trundle bed set up. In perfect condition. Cost $800 3-4 yrs ago. Hardly used. Asking $180. If you are interested, message me and I’ll give you her contact number. Kazz x

[05/09/20]   Morning all. Just to let you know, the first week back is now totally booked out. As I've said previously, I am contacting people in the order they have contacted me and am now about 30% through my list. So, I WILL get to you - I promise.
Can I please ask that you respond as soon as possible once you receive my message to secure your preferred time. IF you are going to be having a different type of service that we have previously done, pls let me know when you reply as we may need more/ less time.
Thanks, Kazz xx

[05/08/20]   Hi all. Well I've spent the last 3+ hours messaging people and sorting bookings. PLEASE don't worry if you haven't heard from me as yet. I am, as I stated in an earlier post, contacting people in the order they messaged me. My brain is just a little bit fried. I will contact more people tomorrow.
Whilst I have started booking people in from w/c June 8th, there is always the possibility the Govt. may shift this date. My plan is to basically pick up and move the bookings to any new date announced should that happen. However, if in the unfortunate event this DOES happen, I will certainly touch base with everyone to double check this still works for you.
OK - dinner and a glass of something for me now. xx Kazz

** Whilst I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm can you pls hold off texting me as I have received over 40 messages in the last 10 mins. I am contacting people as fast as I can. Cheers, Karen

We can open w/c JUNE 8th!! I will be starting to contact people from this afternoon to get appointments booked in. PLEASE be patient... I will get to you if you have previously messaged me about being on the contact list.

[05/04/20]   Hi Everyone. Don't get excited... we are not open just yet. However I thought I'd give you a bit of an update.
WHEN I can re-open, I am keeping a few of the practices I had in place just before I had to shut up shop. This is for the benefit of all of us.
From now on all clients will be required to thoroughly wash their hands upon arrival.
Also, mobile phones, food and drinks will no longer be allowed on the nail table under any circumstances. If you are expecting an urgent call, you can place your mobile on a nearby surface BUT if you use the phone you will need to re-sanitise you hands before the service recommences.

As always, if you have ANY SIGN OF ILLNESS, even a scratchy throat or a sniffle.... irrespective if you think it's hayfever or you're not contagious... you MUST re-schedule.
This is NOT NEGOTIABLE under any circumstances. I hope you understand.
Hopefully I'll be contacting you soon to arrange an appointment.
Cheers, Karen & the fur kids

Want to spoil Mum this Mother's Day?
Gift Certificates are available for collection from Blackwood - no contact payment & collection is also available if you prefer :-)
Message me here or text me on 0432 25096 if you would like to grab one. Kazz ###x

[04/30/20]   The Northern Territory will open Nail Salons on May 15th. Hopefully it wont be too long before we hear about South Australia lifting restrictions. Fingers crossed :-D

[04/27/20]   A huge thank you to everyone who has messaged me to go on the contact list for when I am able to re-open. PRE-BOOKED appointments remain valid and if you already have appointments booked you will be contacted first to confirm that time. For everyone else, I will be contacting clients in the order in which I was messaged.
I realize that everyone is going to be after an appointment during the first week back but please realize that is just not going to be possible. There are only so many hours (esp. weeknights and Saturday) in the day.
Also, for your first appointment, I will be offering simple services only - i.e. to enable me to see as many clients as possible I will not be able to do any fancy art. That will have to wait for your next visit :-).
I will be offering 1 service only - i.e. fingers OR toes only for the first few weeks back. This may mean that you will get your fingernails done week one and toes does the following week (short waxing services are fine to have at the same, initial appointment)
ANY questions, pls ask below. It's getting closer... I can feel it in my water :-D :-D

[04/21/20]   Hi everyone. Just a little bit of housekeeping.
There is a bit of internet "chatter" that Nail & Beauty Salons MAY be able to re-open next month sometime.
I have NOT erased any bookings that were already in my appointment book so when we are given the "green light" I will be contacting those people first to check if they still want their pre-allocated time.
I have started a list of people to contact to offer appointment times. IF you would like to be on this list, pls private message me here & you MUST include your mobile number (NO TEXT MESSAGES TO MY MOBILE PLS)
I will call or text you in the order that I receive your messages here. Please note, that when I contact you, I suggest that you reply very promptly to secure your preferred time.
Finger crossed that I will be seeing you soon.
Kazz & the fluffy staff. ###x

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Remember to nourish your nails daily with cuticle oil. I still have about 10 bottles remaining. kazz x


For gel polish removal - DO NOT file down to the natural nail. Just file off the glossy top coat and a LITTLE bit of the colour. Then proceed as shown. Gel polish usually soaks off in 15-20 mins. :-)

Hi all. Well it’s been 11 days since my backside last sat at the nail table.
I’ve been cleaning cupboards and washing down doors, door frames and skirting boards.
I’ve just started watching Jane the Virgin on Netflix and the furkids are getting plenty of walks.
Plus reading, cooking (the sweet potato and red lentil curry is in the slow cooker!!) and jigsawing!
So tell me... what have you been up to?
Kazz xx

Hi all. Just checking in to see how you are. The hairy staff and I are fine. Cupboards are getting tidier and the paperwork is nearly up to date - who knew that was even possible?!
Missing your faces!! Stay inside and if you need someone to talk to, I am here. ###
p.s. I still have removal kits here if you need one.

Hey Mum... where are all our friends? It’s a bit lonely around here...

[03/26/20]   For the clients who have collected their removal kits, here is a Youtube video on how to remove gel polish. If your polish proves to be a bit stubborn, maybe you will need to file a little more of the gel polish off (DO NOT FILE INTO YOUR NATURAL NAIL) and just persevere with soaking. IF you are still struggling, pls message me and I will trouble shoot with you.
Soaking off Apres Gel-x and acrylic nails is much the same but you will need to file off the bulk of the enhancement prior to soaking and the soaking time, esp with acrylic nails, will be slightly longer. Again, any problems, pls message me.
AND finally, pls use cuticle oil after removal as acetone will dehydrate your nails and skin.
ANY questions or concerns, I'm here to help. Kazz xx

This was Ted this morning demonstrating how the treadmill works. Didn’t seem to be doing him much good though. 😜

Can’t work so may as well eat cake! I start on the treadmill tomorrow, I promise!!

The remover kits are ready for collection. PLEASE bring a SMALL GLASS CONTAINER with a SECURE lid for the removal liquid.
You will also need alfoil aside from the kit I’m providing. You can pop in from now until 9pm this evening OR TOMORROW between 10:45 - 1:30pm and after 4:15pm.
Free to regular Nail Candy clients. I only have 100 so first in, best dressed. One kit per client at this stage.
Cheers Karen.

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General information

Children policy:- Chemicals, hot wax, sharp instruments and little children do not mix... It can be dangerous. If your child is not at the walking stage and in a capsule or pram they are welcome. If you have older children who would like a nail service (e.g. nail polish/ mini mani or pedi), they are more than welcome. Toddlers and up to 9yrs without additional adult supervision unfortunately are not permitted as it is not a safe environment for busy & inquisitive hands. If you are bringing a child to your appointment, please advise me at the time of booking. Also pls note as I have a small salon, there is limited room. I am more than happy to discuss this policy. No Show Policy. No show clients will have to pay a 50% loading on their next appointment. I apologize for having to do this but I only have a limited number of appts available per week and if someone doesn't show up, it is impossible for me to fill that time. The courtesy of a text message, preferably with a few hours to spare, will avoid the loading on the next appt. 2 no shows, without notification means I will not be able to take bookings from you in the future. Thank you for your understanding. Kazz.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 14:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
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