Client Home Care Advice

Enhancement & Shellac Aftercare

In order to maintain your Nail Enhancements for long-term wearability, please read and follow these simple guidelines.

  • Oil nails twice per day to maintain inherent flexibility. Product that is allowed to become brittle will crack and break.

I personally recommend the use of CND Solar Oil which has earned itself the nickname of "miracle in a bottle!” These are retailed at £3.00 for the mini pinkie bottles, perfect size to keep in your handbag or purse. However, since we all have our own personal choices, I will only recommend that the oil you use or sell contain Jojoba and Vitamin E oils. Jojoba oil has a very tiny molecule which is small enough to penetrate the surface layer of the skin and pull the larger molecule of the Vitamin E in behind it. Oils in addition to these are generally added to condition and moisturize the skin and nails.

  • Treat your nails as jewels, not tools!

The use of 'tools' to help you perform your daily routines will help to insure against breakage. For instance, use a pop-top opener to open soda cans, use the side of your hand or finger to open car or refrigerator doors, and never reach for anything with your fingertips as the nail extensions will reach the object first.

  • Nails that are too long for your lifestyle and activity level (repetitive downward tip pressure) result in service breakdown. If your nails become too long between appointments, shorten the length with the 240-grit file.

When changing polish between maintenance appointments, remove polish with an acetone free remover and a lint free cotton or gauze wipe. After the enamel has been removed, wash hands and scrub nails with a soft toothbrush. Apply cuticle oil to the product surface and massage into the cuticles and overlay. Using the 360-buffer, buff the oil into the nail surface to re-seal the product. Buff to a high shine with a 3-way buffer or apply one thin coat of base coat, two thin coats of enamel and a thin application of topcoat, allowing the layers to dry between coatings.

  • Fungus infections (Greenies) are caused by air-borne spores (pseudomonas bacterium) that have become trapped between the overlay and the nail plate layers. These spores require food to eat and moisture to grow. The nail plate layers contain contaminates along with the natural oil and moisture. Should you notice any discolouration of your nail plate or notice any lifting occur between visits, please contact me so that I can assess the damage and repair if necessary. Please Do not attempt to glue the area of lift. Most instant glues are not moisture resistant. Instant glue also sets-up the instant it is exposed to air. The glue cannot ‘re-seal’ lifted material and may incorporate air-borne bacteria or spores into the area of lift.
  • To prevent the spread of communicable or infectious disease, never share your files or implements with others, whether at home or in the salon.
  • Wear gloves when performing household chores, working in the garden or whenever you use cleaning solutions of any kind.

Most household cleaning solutions contain chemicals that will effect the overlay and result in service breakdown. Some household pest sprays contain a chemical that may actually melt the surface of the overlay and compromise the integrity of the product.

  • And finally, please, do NOT pull your enhancement or Shellac if you happen to see any lifting. This can lead to natural nail plate damage. Please contact me so I can assess the damage and either repair or replace the product. Please note that repairs are chargeable.

Nouvatan & MorrocanTan Client Care

The primary active ingredients in your choice of spray tan is a sugar derivative called DHA which when is sprayed on the top layers of your skin reacts with the amino acids thus creating a colour change similar to a UV sun tan. As your skin sheds, the tan fades naturally between 5 – 7 days after application.

Before your tanning session

Shower and exfoliate your body;

Avoid heavy moisurising shower gels;

Do not apply moisturizer, deodorant, any oil based products or perfume;

Wax or shave at least 24 hours beforehand;

Wear loose, dark clothing and open toed sandals, flip flops are ideal;

Avoid silk, wool or leather clothing as tan will not wash out of these items.

The Session

Wear suitable swimwear or clothing to create the desired result. However, I do supply disposable g-strings should you prefer to wear these;

If using underwear, please ensure it is black as the solution does not wash out of lace or elastic;

I will apply a barrier cream to any dry areas such as knees, elbows & feet;

Your session will last approx 15 minutes;

You will be dry to dress straight away;

Do not touch the skin whilst the tan is developing – tanned fingers is not a good look!

After-care

Avoid water on skin whilst tan is developing – especially rain!

Avoid heavy exercise or perspiration whilst tan is developing;

Shower 6 – 8 hours after treatment – it is perfectly OK to allow tan to develop overnight;

Pat dry with a towel, do not rub;

Moisturise regularly to maintain length of tan; look for oil free body lotions.

Ensure all tan is exfoliated prior to your next spray tan session.

Individual Cluster Lash Client Care

The clusters can last for upto 2 weeks, depending on the shedding cycle of your natural lashes although they should only be left on for a MAXIMUM of 2 weeks. Clusters will gradually fall out as the natural lashes go through their shedding cycle. These are NOT to be confused with SEMI-PERMANENT EYELASH EXTENSIONS

Aftercare:

Treat your cluster lashes with care for 48 hours.
Avoid getting your lashes wet for approx 7 hours.
After bathing, very gently pat around the eye area with a clean towel - you must be very gentle with the lashes.
Please do NOT attempt to pull them out as you could cause damage to your natural lashes.
Avoid rubbing your eyes.
Not to use oil based cleanser or eye make up remover as this will disolve the lash adhesive.
If applying mascara, do so gently and try to support the individual lashes whilst applying mascara to the ends.

It is always recommended that you have them removed professionally but if you're not able to do, you can buy a lash adhesive remover or try to remove them with cotton wool soaked in baby oil, this should cause the adhesive to disolve.