- Avoid any contact with water for 24 hours, this allows the adhesive to cure.
- Avoid eye makeup products for 24-48 hours
- Avoid swimming, saunas and steam rooms for 24-48 hours. If you need to bath/shower in this time, turn the temperature down to warm to minimise steam.
- We recommend washing your eyelash extensions daily (wait 48 hours before starting this routine) with purified (£20). Purified is designed to improve eyelash retention, minimise the risk of infections and cleanse the eyelash daily. A video on how to properly wash your eyelashes in available on our youtube channel here: click here
- Only 100% water based make up remover MUST be used (no oil) when removing makeup.
- If you still love the ritual pf applying mascara, a specific semi-permanent eyelash mascara may be used and is available to order at reception if desired. It will provide a glossy and protective coating for your eyelashes, to prohibit settlement and exposure of dirt and naturally formed oils.
- Your retention is determined on the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes, this varies person to person. As a rule, classic eyelash extensions require maintenance every fortnight and volume lashes require maintenance once per month. Your eyelash technician will consult with you on the best maintenance plan for you.
- DO NOT pull eyelashes out or rub eye vigorously this could result in loss of natural eyelashes and infection.
- Eyelash extensions MUST be removed professionally- call reception. Do not attempt to remove them with oil and/or creams as this will cause damage to your eyelashes.
- Oily products such as eyeliner can affect how well you retain your eyelashes, it’s important to correctly remove eyeliner at the end of every day as the product can coat your eyelash extensions and over time, may tamper with the adhesive bond.
- If you visit the gym regularly, please be aware that sebum/sweat can have a detrimental effect on your retention, therefore it is important to wash your eyelashes after each session.
- Please remember your eyelashes are made from synthetic materials and therefore MUST stay away from direct heat. This includes eyelash curlers, hairdryers and open flames.
- Try to avoid sleeping face down, to help with this, we stock a domed shape eye mask to protect your eyelash extensions during your sleep.
- If you really want to go the extra mile, we recommend sleeping with a silk pillow case, silk pillowcases are known for being hypoallergenic and have huge benefits for your skin and hair as well as your lashes! The long and short of it, as far as eyelashes are concerned, is that silk has a smoother surface than cotton. This means that the synthetic lashes are less likely to get trapped between fibres and create friction during sleep. Who’d have guessed it!
WAX & THREADING (HAIR REMOVAL)
After waxing, Hair follicles are left open, so it is advised to avoid certain activities that may introduce bacteria or irritation to the treated area. We advise you avoid the following for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Excessive perspiration and friction
- Sauna/steam room (steam from cooking can also cause irritation to clients with sensitive skin)
- Hot baths/shower/swimming
- UV exposure (sun bathing)
- Fake tan/body lotion/perfume
- Tight clothing
- Deodorant (underarms)
- Make up (facial waxing)
- Avoid swimming, spray tanning 24-48 hours post threading
- Avoid touching treated area and do not pick any scabs
- Witch hazel and aloe Vera gel should be applied to soothe treated areas
- Keep hair tied back off the face
- Avoid self-tans, fake tans, perfume, perfumed body lotions.
- Avoid saunas, solaria, sun beds, Jacuzzis, steam
- Avoid hot baths and showers
- Applying make up to the treated area
- Avoid activities stimulating blood flow to the treated area
- Avoid wearing tight or restricting clothing
EYEBROW / EYELASH TINTING & PERMING
Patch test required – you will need to book at least 48 hours prior to treatment
- Do not rub treated area (little residue could remain)
- Avoid heat treatments for 24 hours
- Do not apply brow makeup (tint may fade)
- Avoid swimming (tint may fade)
- Avoid oily products
- Avoid exposure to UV/sunlight
- If you have had an eyelash lift (perm) avoid getting your eyelashes wet for 24 hours to enable them to properly set.
- Avoid using makeup and facial cleansers around the brow area for the following 24 hours
- Avoid direct sunlight, sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools for 24 hours
- Avoid exfoliation and anti-aging products three days either side of the treatment
- Avoid self-tanning treatment before you wax, the wax will remove self-tan products!
- Avoid over touching the treated area (oily hands and fingers may affect the area and introduce unwanted bacteria)
- Avoid deodorants post tan
- Avoid all tight clothing for at least 5 hours
- Avoid swimming, showering, vigorous exercise for up to 5 hours
- Don’t shave until 12 hours after the treatment
- Moisturise regularly and drink plenty of water, the more hydrated your body is, the longer your tan will last.
- Avoid long hot baths/showers (could reduce tan)
- Pat your skin dry after a bath/shower (rubbing could remove tan)
- If you plan to sleep in the tan product, avoid over heating or sleeping with hands resting on thighs/head/face etc as this may transfer unwanted colour onto the palms of your hands or cause sweat patches if you over heat.
- Spend time exfoliating your skin 48 hours before your treatment
- Remove any unwanted hair 48 hours before
- Arrive to your appointment with loose clothing (including sensible foot ware) and with no products on your skin. Deodorant, makeup, moisturisers and perfume can all react with the tan product and cause it to go green (it will wash off brown, but most people don’t like rocking a wicked kind of vibe).
- Drink plenty of water and moisture every day before your appointment, being hydrated really does improve the overall success of your tan.
- If it is raining, grab a brolly or rain coat! It will leave droplet marks if you allow the rain to contact your skin.
- Tell us if you are breast feeding! You’ll need to pump some milk before to avoid transferring the tan to baby’s face and a bra would be advisable to limit absorption around the nipple area.
- Use cuticle oil daily to keep your finger nails nourished.
- When your skin is warm (post bath or shower) gently rubbing cuticles back with a towel will help keep them at bay.
- Virgin olive oil, coconut oil and almond oil gently warmed is a wonderful DIY alternative to a salon heat treatment to nourish dried hands and feet. Be careful not to make it too hot and simply soak your fingers your fingers and toes for 15 minutes. The excess can be rubbed in as a moisturiser.
- Remember you have paid for perfect nails, do not treat your nails like tools. Opening packages, cans and even envelopes should be done with anything other than your finger nails! Avoid any unnecessary impact to minimise your risk of chips and breakages.
- Please avoid swimming for the first 24 hours after application, as this can cause polish to lift off the surface of the nail.
- Do not peel or pick and polish, it will damage the surface of your nail and promote dehydration and thinning/flaking. Gel polish should be removed professionally with acetone and non-gel polish may be removed at home using a non-acetone nail polish remover. If you would like to be shown how to remove your artificial nails at home, please talk to a member of staff about our at home removal kits.
- Nail repairs required after 48 hours incur a £4 charge per nail to cover time and product used. If you are unlucky enough to notice a chip or imperfection in the first 48 hours post application, please send us a photo within 48 hours and we’ll repair them free of charge. We do not accept any liability for breakage/damage to the finish of your nails after 48 hours.
- Wear gloves for heavy duty tasks such as; gardening, cleaning, washing up, sanding, painting, fixtures and DIY. Nail polish is not designed to be exposed to chemicals on a continuous basis and heavy duty tasks may cause a scratch, breakage or chip.
- The length of time your polish remains in perfect condition will be determined by your lifestyle choices and rate at which your nails grow. Therefore, it is important that we get to know you during your appointment and can recommend the best manicure and pedicure option for you. Typically, regrowth will start to show between 7 and 14 days, so it is recommended that your nail appointments are booked fortnightly if you have a polish. For general nail health, your therapist will advise when your next appointment is likely to be due.
- Remember to moisturise your hands and feet daily, especially during summer months.
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