Aftercare (hands)

To keep your beautiful fingernails and hands in excellent condition, please follow the guidelines below:

Do not use the nails as tools, treat them as jewels! Remember nail tips or overlays are artificial and will break under pressure;


A cuticle and nail oil should be used daily to condition the cuticle and surrounding nail area to encourage nail growth. This will also help to prevent lifting of the acrylic/flexigel/gel polish around the cuticle and side walls by keeping the nail plate hydrated. That way, products are encouraged to 'flex' with the extra moisture;


Hands should always be protected when cleaning, gardening, decorating and washing up using rubber gloves. Wear protective gloves when applying self-tan or place barrier cream over the nails when having a spray tan to prevent staining;


A non-acetone polish remover should be used to remove any nail enamel. If you choose to apply polish over the acrylic/gel, a base coat must be used first to prevent staining and a non-acetone remover to take it off;


Apply hand cream daily to complement the cuticle oil to prevent lifting and re-hydrate the skin;


You can apply a clear top coat every other day to help maintain the shine of enhanced nails;


Do not file the free edge of the nails as this can result in lifting and chipping of the product(s);


Do not pick or attempt any home removals or repairs. Removing products without the correct equipment or for the correct duration could result in damage to the nail plate;


Return to the salon for regular nail treatments/maintenance to encourage your nails to be healthy, and strong.

AFTERCARE (feet)

To keep your beautiful toenails and feet in excellent condition, please follow the guidelines below:

A cuticle and nail oil should be used daily to condition the matrix and encourage healthy nail growth;


A non-acetone polish remover should be used to remove nail enamel;


When applying self-tan, place a barrier cream over the nails to prevent staining;


Apply foot cream daily - use generously;


Return to the salon for regular treatment to keep your feet in tip top condition;


File and cut the nails in one direction at all times to prevent ingrown toenails;


Use a foot file at least 3 times a week to prevent the build up of hard skin;


Check the soles of the feet regularly for any foot conditions.

CONTRA-ACTIONS

Certain cosmetic ingredients are known to cause allergic reactions in some people. The symptoms of an allergic reaction could be as follows:

  • Redness of the skin (erythema);
  • Swelling;
  • Itching;
  • Raised blisters.


In the case of an allergic reaction:


  • Remove the offending product immediately using water. In the case of Polish, use a remover;
  • If symptoms persist, seek GP advice.