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Aftercare

Gel Manicures & Gel Overlays

DO

  • Be especially careful in the first 24 hours after application and avoid intense heat during this period (for example saunas, hot baths, sunbeds etc)

  • Use cuticle oil daily to keep your nails nourished, to stimulate growth and prevent lifting.

  • Dry the hands thoroughly after washing and apply moisturiser.

  • Always wear rubber gloves when washing up, cleaning or gardening. 

  • Always wash your hands thoroughly after being in contact with chlorine, insect repellent or sunscreen.

  • Wear gloves when cooking with spices such as turmeric or curry powders as they can stain the nails. Dye from new jeans or newly colour hair can also stain gel polish.

  • Always return to the salon for maintenance and removal and follow any advice given to you by your nail technician.

  • If you experience the enhancement lifting from your natural nails, do not pick it off or flue it down. Both of these can cause damage to your natural nail. Please contact us for a nail replacement service which we will do our best to fit you in.

  • Re-book your next appointment for 2 - 3 weeks after the first appointment.

AVOID

  • Avoid using your nails as tools as this could lead to cracking. Instead use the pads of your fingers (for example typing).

  • Avoid long periods of time in water (for example long baths, swimming, washing up etc).

  • Avoid picking or peeling the product off as this could damage your natural nails.

  • Avoid filing your nails and pushing your cuticles back, as this will break the seal of the gel and can lead to chipping.

Standard Polish Manicures

DO

  • Be especially careful in the first 24 hours after application and avoid intense heat during this period (for example saunas, hot baths, sunbeds etc)

  • You must be extra careful with your nail polish manicure in the first 1-2 hours after application to prevent smudging. Nail polish is usually touch dry within 10 minutes, but it takes 1-2 hours for nail polish to dry completely.

  • Use cuticle oil daily to keep your nails nourished, to stimulate growth and prevent lifting.

  • Dry the hands thoroughly after washing and apply moisturiser.

  • Always wear rubber gloves when washing up, cleaning or gardening. 

  • Always wash your hands thoroughly after being in contact with chlorine, insect repellent or sunscreen.

  • Wear gloves when cooking with spices such as turmeric or curry powders as they can stain the nails. Dye from new jeans or newly colour hair can also stain gel polish.

  • Always return to the salon for maintenance and removal and follow any advice given to you by your nail technician.

  • If you experience the enhancement lifting from your natural nails, do not pick it off or flue it down. Both of these can cause damage to your natural nail. Please contact us for a nail replacement service which we will do our best to fit you in.

  • Re-book your next appointment for 2 - 3 weeks after the first appointment.

AVOID

  • Avoid using your nails as tools as this could lead to cracking. Instead use the pads of your fingers (for example typing).

  • Avoid long periods of time in water (for example long baths, swimming, washing up etc).

  • Avoid picking or peeling the product off as this could damage your natural nails.

  • Avoid filing your nails and pushing your cuticles back, as this will break the seal of the nail polish and can lead to chipping.

Gel Pedicures

DO

  • Be especially careful in the first 24 hours after application and avoid intense heat during this period (for example saunas, hot baths, sunbeds etc)

  • Wear open toe shoes if possible.

  • Use cuticle oil and moisturising lotion daily to keep your toenails and feet nourished.

  • Always return to the salon for maintenance & removal and follow any advice given to you by your nail technician.

  • Remember dye from new jeans, socks, tights or shoes can stain gel polish.

  • If you experience the enhancement lifting from your natural nails, do not pick it off or flue it down. Both of these can cause damage to your natural nail. Please contact us for a nail replacement service which we will do our best to fit you in.

  • Re-book your next appointment for 2 - 3 weeks after the first appointment.

AVOID 

  • Avoid long periods of time in water (for example long baths, swimming, washing up etc).

  • Avoid picking or peeling the product off as this could damage your natural nails.

  • Avoid filing your toenails and pushing your cuticles back, as this will break the seal of the gel and can lead to chipping.

Standard Polish Pedicures

DO

  • Be especially careful in the first 24 hours after application and avoid intense heat during this period (for example saunas, hot baths, sunbeds etc)

  • Wear open toe shoes if possible. Nail polish is usually touch dry within 10 minutes, but it takes 1-2 hours for nail polish to dry completely. 

  • Use cuticle oil and moisturising lotion daily to keep your toenails and feet nourished.

  • Always return to the salon for maintenance & removal and follow any advice given to you by your nail technician.

  • Remember dye from new jeans, socks, tights or shoes can stain nail polish.

AVOID 

  • Avoid long periods of time in water (for example long baths, swimming, washing up etc).

  • Avoid picking or peeling the product off as this could damage your natural nails.

  • Avoid filing your toenails and pushing your cuticles back, as this will break the seal of the nail polish and can lead to chipping.

Nail Extensions (Gel Nail & Dipping Powder & Apres Nail)

DO

  • Be especially careful in the first 24 hours after application and avoid intense heat during this period (for example saunas, hot baths, sunbeds etc)

  • Keep your nails at a workable length. Nails that are too long for your activity level will place the stress area of your enhancement under too much pressure which can result in breakage and damage to your natural nail.

  • Use cuticle oil daily to keep your nails nourished, to stimulate growth and prevent lifting.

  • Dry the hands thoroughly after washing and apply moisturiser.

  • Always wear rubber gloves when washing up, cleaning or gardening. 

  • Always wash your hands thoroughly after being in contact with chlorine, insect repellent or sunscreen.

  • Wear gloves when cooking with spices such as turmeric or curry powders as they can stain the nails. Dye from new jeans or newly colour hair can also stain gel polish.

  • If there are signs of nail lifting, come into the salon to correct the enhancement before water and bacteria settle under the nail. This can cause infection if not corrected.

  • Always return to the salon for maintenance and removal and follow any advice given to you by your nail technician.

  • If you experience the enhancement lifting from your natural nails, do not pick it off or flue it down. Both of these can cause damage to your natural nail. Please contact us for a nail replacement service which we will do our best to fit you in.

  • Re-book your next appointment for 2 - 3 weeks after the first appointment.

AVOID

  • Avoid using your nails as tools as this could lead to cracking. Instead use the pads of your fingers (for example typing).

  • Avoid long periods of time in water (for example long baths, swimming, washing up etc).

  • Avoid picking or peeling the product off as this could damage your natural nails.

  • Avoid filing your nails and pushing your cuticles back, as this will break the seal of the gel and can lead to chipping

 

Brow Shaping and Tinting Aftercare Advice

To ensure the very best from your brow treatment, please follow this aftercare advice.

  • No heat treatments for 24hrs including sunbeds, sauna, steam room etc

  • Avoid make up in the area around the brow for 24hrs

  • Avoid fake tan for 24hrs

  • Rebook your next appointment for 3-4 weeks to keep the colour and shape

 

Lash Lift and Tint Aftercare Advice

To ensure the very best from your lash lift and tint, please follow this aftercare advice:

  • Lashes should not come into contact with any water or steam for 48 hours

  • You should brush your lashes daily with the brush that you are provided with

  • Do not use mechanical curlers as these can break the lashes

  • Eyes should be patted dry, never rubbed

  • Remove all eye make-up gently with an oil free remover

  • A lash nourishing lotion (which will be provided for you to take home) shoukd be applied daily to ensure the lashes do not dry out

  • Avoid further eye treatments for 24 hours so the eyes don't become over sensitised

  • Avoid the use of eye make-up for 24 hours

  • If any irritation or inflamation occurs, contact your GP or other health professional and inform me immediately

  • Rebook your next appointment for 6-8 weeks time

    Eyelash Extension Aftercare
     

  • Avoid getting your lashes wet for the first 24 hours after application to allow the adhesive to fully cure.

  • Be gentle when cleansing your face and avoid rubbing or pulling on your lashes.

  • Use oil-free make up remover to prevent weakening the adhesive bond.

  • Avoid using mascara on your extensions, as it can cause clumping and premature shedding.

  • Brush your lash daily with a clean mascara wand to keep them looking neat and to prevent crushing your lashes.

  • Avoid using oil-based skin care products around the eye area, as they can break down the adhesive.

  • Schedule regular touch-up appointments every 2 - 3 weeks to maintain the fullness of your lashes.

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