Coated nails are like natural nails in that they will snap and split if mistreated. Your nails will withstand REASONABLE wear and tear, but NOT abuse!
Always remember ~ your nails are jewels NOT tools! Do not use them for opening cans etc. Use the pads of the fingers or get a knife or other appropriate tool.
Always wear gloves for “dirty” jobs such as gardening, as soil particles can work their way under the free edge, or any areas of lifted product and cause bacterial infection (shows as a green stain on the nail).
Always wear rubber gloves (preferably with cotton lining) when dealing with chemicals of any kind (washing up liquid, bleach etc).
Always use a NON ACETONE polish remover, as other types can damage your nail enhancements.
If you chip or damage a nail, file it back into shape and shorten it to avoid causing any more damage by catching it until you can return to the salon.
Never bite, chew or pull your nails off as this can cause damage to your natural nail. Always come back to the salon for a professional removal.
Your nails will need regular maintenance every 2/3 weeks. If you do not have your nails maintained they will become unbalanced, causing damage to your natural nails.
You should apply Nail Oil every day to keep the enhancements "flexible" and prevent them becoming brittle and breaking or lifting, particularly during the winter months when natural nails can become dry and dehydrated, which results in chipping, lifting and peeling of your chosen product.
When you start to notice a margin of regrowth, take 1 or 2 mm off the length of the free edge to keep them "balanced". This will also help prevent them from snapping and lifting.
Lash & Brow Tinting
If any redness or irritation occurs apply a damp cotton wool compress. If this doesn't help seek medical advice.
Strong UV light can fade the tint quicker.
Avoid eye make up for 12 hours.
Avoid touching/rubbing your eyes straight after the tint application.
If redness/swelling occurs apply an antiseptic gel (Savlon/Witch Hazel Gel).
Do not apply makeup whilst the skin is pink.
Avoid the sun & swimming for 24 hours.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heat sources for at least 48 hours.
Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing as this causes sweating which can lead to infection in the hair follicle.
Avoid wearing tight clothing after waxing as it can result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
Avoid perfumed products for at least 24 hours.
Exfoliate and moisturise daily to prevent ingrown hairs.
Ensure sufficient water intake, eating a balanced diet and having enough sleep does wonders for your skin!
Protect your skin from the elements.
Avoid swimming for 24 hours.
Avoid smoking and alcohol.
No exfoliation products to be used for 48 hrs (AHA’s, Retin A or Glycolic products).
Wear a sunscreen on the face (min SPF 20) and no direct sun exposure/sun beds for 1 week.
No saunas, hot tubs, hot showers, steam rooms, hot baths or hairdryers for 48 hrs.
No make up for 48 hrs unless mineral make up (mascara and lip products are fine).
No shaving/waxing of the face.
Following your massage treatment today it is likely that you may have some of the following after effects (which are nothing to worry about, just a sign that your treatment has been carried out effectively).
Headaches, nausea, dizziness/light headedness, tiredness, heightened emotions, vivid dreams, spots, runny nose (you may experience one or two, none or all of these effects).
Try to rest and relax as much as possible, don’t do any strenuous exercise, drink plenty of water or herbal teas. Avoid coffee, tea and cola as these are highly caffeinated drinks and will prevent your body from relaxing and repairing.
Don’t drink alcohol or smoke for 24 hours, especially if your therapy has been a detoxifying one, as smoking and alcohol will just flood the body with toxins, when your system is working hard to eliminate them.
Avoid heavy meals after a therapy because blood is diverted to the gut to help with digestion of the food, and this will divert energy away from the healing processes the body is carrying out. Light meals such as fruit and vegetables are ideal.
Do not sunbathe or use sun beds as some of your oils may be photo sensitising.
If you feel sleepy after your treatment it is advisable to wait 10 minutes and have a large glass of water before driving home.