Nail Treatments Best nail strengthening treatments in Dubai | Voted by the World Spa Awards

The condition of our nails is often ignored when it comes to our beauty and grooming routines; after all, it’s easy to throw on some nail polish or go for a lunchtime gel manicure and conceal any problems.


However, nail health is important; we’re often damaging our nails through manicures, acrylic nails, nail glue and much more – and having damaged nails makes it difficult to enjoy the full benefits of a manicure or nail treatment. Put it this way: if your nails don’t look good, your manicure won’t look its best either. It’s a bit like putting make-up on skin that hasn’t been cleansed or prepped; it just doesn’t look as good as it could be.


So, what are the best nail strengthening treatments for women? Let’s take a look.

What weakens and damages our nails?

As women, we put our nails through a lot on a day-to-day basis. Whether it’s using our nails to prise open packages, or wearing press-on acrylic nails sealed with harsh nail glue, it’s fair to say we put our nails through the wringer. Here are just a few ways your nails might become weakened and damaged over time:

Nutritional deficiencies

Your nails are generally a pretty good indicator of your overall health; if you have curved, easily broken, or thin, brittle nails, you probably need to increase the amount of vitamins and nutrients in your diet. Biotin is a key vitamin for nail health, and can be found in many different wellness and beauty supplements.

Gel polish and acrylic nails

We love gel polish, and we love experimenting with creative, unique press-on acrylic nails. That being said, gel polish and acrylic nails can damage the nails, making them more susceptible to cracking and breaking. This is mostly due to the harsh removal process, which can leave your nails feeling weaker and thinner afterwards.

Chemical overexposure

If you’re frequently exposing your nails to certain harsh chemicals – such as detergent, dish soap, and other cleaning materials – you might end up with weak, brittle nails, as the harsh ingredients wear down the nails and make them softer. If you’re frequently using household cleaning agents, we’d recommend wearing a pair of gloves to protect both your hands and nails from any damage.

Best nail strengthening treatments for women

So, what can you do if you have weak, brittle nails? No matter the cause of your weak nails, we’ve got two award-winning nail strengthening treatments to get them back into tip-top condition.

IBX Nail Strengthening Repair Treatment

At our N.Bar nail spas, we offer an IBX nail strengthening treatment designed to reverse the damage caused by gel nails and acrylics. Working inside the nail (rather than on top of it), IBX technology creates an “Interpenetrating Polymer Network” to toughen, strengthen, and fortify the nails from the inside out.

N.Bar Miracle Repair Nail Treatment

Using a mix of IBX technology, conditioning oils and gentle heat, our N.Bar-exclusive nail treatment helps to strengthen the nail by smoothing over any cracks, gaps or ridges, creating a shield that protects your nail from future damage. Typically performed before a traditional manicure, this award-winning treatment will have your nails feeling stronger, healthier, and tougher than ever before.


This treatment is ideal for those who frequently use gel nail polish, or have sustained extensive nail damage from using press-on or acrylic nails. For best results, you can also book your Miracle Repair treatments in blocks of five.

Maintaining good nail health: tips and tricks

Aside from popping into your local N.Bar nail spa for a strengthening treatment, what else can you do to keep your nails in good condition? Here’s what our salon pros suggest:


  • Think about taking a biotin supplement. While Biotin won’t reverse nail damage, it helps keep your nails in good conditions and strengthens them from the inside out.
  • Eat a vitamin-rich diet. A diet rich in varied fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and proteins is best for nail health.
  • Give yourself a break from nail polish. It’s a good idea to give yourself a break from nail polish, gel nails, or press-on nails every now and then. Instead of going for your usual manicure, come into an N.Bar salon for a relaxing hand massage!

Looking for a men’s spa?

Want to treat your other half to a luxury men’s manicure? 1847 is the leading men’s grooming brand in the UAE, with men’s manicures, hand massages, and reflexology treatments available in all their distinguished grooming lounges.