NAIL ENHANCEMENT AFTERCARE
How to Get the Best from Your Nail Enhancements
We want you to be happy with your nail enhancements, we also want them to be long-lasting and stay looking beautiful. We’ve put together some easy to follow steps to help you make this happen.
Getting Used to Your Nail Enhancements
Make sure you book a regular rebalance appointment with your nail technician. It’s a good idea to book a series of appointments at once, try to book the same day, same time every two weeks. Don’t bite or pick your nail enhancements, this can lead to weakening and breakage. If you notice your nail enhancement lifting, don’t pull or pick at it. But, also, don’t ignore it. Return to the salon for a repair as soon as possible. If you’re used to wearing your nails short, nail enhancements may take some time getting used to. Gradually you will get into the habit of using your hands in a different way and the nail enhancements will start to feel as natural as your own nails.
Around the House
Wear rubber gloves when you wash up or clean. Harsh detergents will make your nail enhancements brittle and more prone to breakage. Treat your new nails with care. Car doors, kitchen cupboards and switches can all cause breakages. When wearing nail enhancements always avoid pulling backwards against the tips of the nails; this could cause injury or breakage. So don’t pull your laundry out of the washer with your nails!
What Products Should I Use on my New Enhancements?
It’s important to use cuticle oil daily. Massage it into your nail enhancements and your cuticles. It will keep enhancements flexible, prolong their life and reduce the risk of breakage. Invest in a hand lotion that will penetrate the skin and your nail enhancements. When removing nail enamel always use a non-acetone remover. If you need to remove your nail enhancements you should return to the salon. I will be able to remove the nail enhancements safely with a professional product remover and give you a manicure to restore moisture and condition to the natural nails.
Removal of Nail Extensions Please return to Gorgeous Nail & Beauty Emporium to have your nail enhancement removed professionally if you only requiring them for a special occasion. We will ensure they are removed safely and return your natural nails to their best condition using professional methods.
NATURAL NAIL AFTERCARE
How To Get The Most From Your Natural Nail Treatment
Following your manicure or pedicure your nails will benefit from good homecare as well as continuing with regular manicures/pedicures (every 2-4 weeks). As your natural nail grows it will need continuous care and nourishment. Occasionally you may find that you break a nail, don’t be disheartened, our technicians are trained to fit nail extensions or wraps that look very natural. We cannot guarantee the condition of your nails and regular manicures/pedicures will help to encourage healthy nail growth. If you have any questions or concerns, any reactions such as redness or itchy skin (although this is very rare), please contact us immediately.
To protect your nails:
Use the pads of your fingers on switches and use the end of a pen on a telephone or calculator. Try to pick things up with the sides or pads of your fingers
Please return regularly for manicures / pedicures. We offer a client loyalty scheme for all our clients.We advise wearing of gloves for housework or gardening.If you need to remove your polish, please use non-acetone nail polish remover.
Polishes are available to purchase so you can maintain your colour at home.To keep your nails and hands looking great apply cuticle oil & hand cream daily.
These products, as well as nail strengtheners, files and buffers are available to purchase from Nail & Beauty Emporium.
SPRAY TAN PRE AND POST CARE
It is important to make sure you have followed pre-tan advice to enhance your spray tan and to maximise your investment.
The day before:
You should shower, exfoliate and moisturise with a non oil based moisturising cream or lotion
Carry out any hair epilation/waxing that you require to allow your pores to reclose prior to spray tan application
You should shower and exfoliate. This will provide the final preparation to your spray tan
DO NOT MOISTURISE
DO NOT APPLY DEODORANT OR PERFUME. These products could react with the tanning solution and may cause colour variance in these areas
DO NOT APPLY FOUNDATION OR MAKE UP on facial skin if you require tanning in this area
Wear loose fitting dark clothing. Don’t wear expensive or tight & clingy clothing as you may find the tan rubs off on them
Wear open shoes or flip flops – this will prevent excess wear on your feet and avoid white marks
For all over tanning client should wear a bikini, bra and pants or bikini/pant bottoms. Disposable underwear is available on request
For partial tans clients should wear clothing that allows access to the areas which require tanning
Tanning solution may in some cases stain your clothing although it is rarely permanent
Aftercare is an important part of body therapy. It aids the body to rebalance following a treatment and if the guidance is not applied then the body will not fully benefit from the treatment that you have invested in and enjoyed.
THINGS TO DO
Normal daily intakes should be around 8 glasses or 2 litres. This should be increased after a treatment. Dehydration of the body can trigger headaches, lethargy and digestive problems.
Eat light meals
Only have light meals for several hours after, if possible for the rest of the day. Your body will be working to cleanse itself and detoxify and if you eat a heavy meal this will distract your body from the cleansing process and may make you feel nauseous.
Rest and Exercise
If your body is telling you to sit down following treatment, do so. Body therapies carry on working internally for several days following a treatment and may have a physical effect during this time. Only take very gentle exercise after a treatment as vigorous exercise may cause you to feel nauseous. Should you require assistance with relaxation techniques please ask.
Try to avoid stimulants such as tea, coffee, alcohol and nicotine as this will aid your body to detoxify. Try fruit or herbal infusions.
Do not bath or shower for the rest of the day. This allows the oils to penetrate your skin and gives them the best possibility of working to your advantage
You may feel more muscle soreness with this massage therapy as the work on the muscle tissue is deeper and firmer and more stimulating thus releasing lactic acid.
YOU MAY FEEL
Need to urinate more
All of these are perfectly normal following a treatment and are a sign that your body is rebalancing itself to a positive end. It is not uncommon for these effects to last for 3 to 4 days after treatment. If you have any concerns please feel free to ask me.
LASH EXTENSION AFTERCARE
Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of luscious, long lashes. To maintain your lashes and maximise your investment, please follow the advice below:
DO keep your lashes DRY for 24 hours following application and maintenance. This allows the glue to fully bond. Sauna, steam and swimming should be avoided during this period.
Do NOT use waterproof mascara on your lashes. Water soluble mascara or a mascara specifically designed for lash extensions should be used. You should not use mascara whilst wearing lash extensions, and we would recommend an in salon purchase of our lash serums if you wish to enhance or protect your lashes.
Your lashes have lash finishing glaze applied on application. This helps protect the lash bonds and will lengthen the time your lashes last. Lash sealants/glazes and water soluble mascaras are available to buy at Crystaltips Salon.
DO use cotton pads/buds to remove makeup by working gently around the lashes.Do NOT use oil based cleansers, make up removers or moisturisers around your eyes as they will weaken the glue bonds that hold the lashes to your own.
Do NOT rub your eyes, instead you should try to gently pat your eyes which in turn will lessen the aging effects that are caused by dragging the skin.
Do NOT pull your lash extensions off as this may cause considerable losses to your own lashes and can give a patchy lash line. Please book for a professional removal.
Do NOT perm or tint the lash extensions.
Do NOT use lash curlers on your lash extensions.
DO ensure you book your lash refill for 2-3 weeks from initial application. Our standard infill appointment is 45 minutes. If you have had a bigger than usual shed of lashes please let us know so we can allocate an extra 15 minutes to your appointment. There will be a slight increase in cost for the extra time.
Look after your own lashes and make sure you book for your maintenance or professional removal