Aftercare of your recent treatment is very important in keeping you looking great. Take a look at our aftercare tips for each type of treatment below…

If you have any aftercare queries, please contact our team who will be happy to help.

Hello New Nails!

Your enhancements will still be curing for around 24 hours after you leave the salon. During this time, we highly recommend applying Solar Oil to your nails 3/4 times and taking a little extra care. Solar oil should then be applied at least twice a day, everyday. This keeps your enhancement flexible and helps to avoid brittleness and possible cracking.

If you have had length added to your nails, you may need to adapt the way you do everyday things – for example, using your knuckle press switches & buttons. It is also worth bearing in mind that if your new nails are longer than before, you may not be able to press things with the end of your finger; it will be your new enhanced nail that comes into contact first!

If you do have an accident and crack or break one or more of your enhancements, give us a call and we can book you in for a repair if needed.

A rebalance is recommended every 2-3 weeks to protect the health of your natural nail and maintain the longevity of the service. A regular maintenance schedule with re-establish proper balance and beauty of the nail.

If you experience any problems while wearing your enhancements, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible and we will do our upmost to resolve any issues you may have.

If you remove your nail/s yourself before we have chance to see them , there is unfortunately nothing that we can do in that situation.

Please note, all repairs will occur a charge after 48hrs.

LVL Aftercare

Our LVL Lash Lift is a low maintenance treatment meaning you don’t need to return to the salon after your treatment.

However we do recommend using our Nouveau Lashes Lash & Brow Conditioning Serum at home to help nourish and strengthen lashes and keep them looking healthy. Ultimately, this means you can enjoy the effects of your LVL treatment for longer. To keep your lashes looking dark, return to the salon after 4 weeks to top up your tint.

AFTER YOUR LVL TREATMENT:
  • For the first 24 hours after your treatment it’s important not to allow water to come in to contact with your lashes
  • For 2 days afterwards do not steam your face, use a steam bath, swim or wash your face with hot water
  • Do not use waterproof mascara
  • Use oil free make-up remover if mascara is worn (only use a water-based mascara)
  • Don’t rub your eyes when washing your face – always pat the lashes dry after cleansing
  • Ensure lashes are not manipulated into different positions (e.g. when sleeping, cleansing the face, applying moisturiser or cosmetics).

NOUVEAU LASH EXTENTION AFTERCARE

Following your Extend Lash Extensions treatment, we recommend professional top-up treatments every 2-3 weeks. By doing that your lash extensions could actually last up to two months. Why every few weeks? Because your natural lashes have a lifecycle of around 90 days, and are constantly shedding, which will cause your lash extensions to naturally fall off also. The maintenance procedure simply adds extra individual extensions to those places where your natural lashes have completed their lifecycle – keeping your stunning new look in tip-top condition.

AFTER YOUR EXTEND TREATMENT:
  • For the first 48 hours after any Extend treatment it’s important not to allow water to come in to contact with your lashes
  • For 2 days afterwards do not steam your face, use a steam bath, swim or wash your face with hot water
  • Do not use waterproof mascara
  • Use oil free make-up remover if mascara is worn (only use a water-based mascara)
  • Do not attempt to perm or use lash curlers on Nouveau Lashes extensions
  • Don’t rub your eyes when washing your face – always pat the lashes dry after cleansing
  • Ensure lashes are not manipulated into different positions (e.g. when sleeping, cleansing the face, applying moisturiser or cosmetics)
  • Ask your Nouveau Lashes technician for expert advice in how best to look after your choice of lashes.

WEEKEND LASH AFTERCARE

Depending on the type of weekend lash treatment you have, several of the helpful tips below will help you to keep your eyelashes looking their best for longer. For the first 48 hours after any express treatment it’s important not to allow water to come in to contact with your lashes

AFTER YOUR WEEKEND LASH AFTERCARE:
  • Do not use waterproof mascara
  • Use oil free make-up remover if mascara is worn (only use a water-based mascara)
  • Do not attempt to perm or use lash curlers
  • Don’t rub your eyes when washing your face – always pat the lashes dry after cleansing
  • Ensure lashes are not manipulated into different positions (e.g. when sleeping, cleansing the face, applying moisturiser or cosmetics).

READY TO REMOVE YOUR LASHES?

We always recommend that filler (cluster) lashes and individual lash extensions are removed with our at home Lash Extension Remover.

StripLashes can be safely removed at home too. If you’re in any doubt, please ask your Lash technician for expert advice on how best to look after your lashes.

REMOVING YOUR STRIPLASHES?
  • Apply eye make-up remover for a few seconds to soften the adhesive
  • Take the outer corner of the lash and gently peel off the strip lash from the skin
  • Repeat on other eye
  • Use micellar water to clean the strip lashes of all make-up, including mascara
  • Use tweezers or fingers to remove any adhesive from the strip lash.
  • Clean the strip lashes with caution, so as not to cause damage
  • Replace the lashes on the lash tray to retain their shape
  • Careful use and storage of strip Lashes will mean they can be reused.

How to Get the Best from Your CND Shellac Manicure

We know you will absolutely LOVE your nails whilst you are wearing CND Shellac and we expect your nails to last for at least 14 days if you give them a little care and attention during that time. CND Shellac are not indestructible and should be treated as if you were wearing nail polish.

Around the House

Shellac is pretty tough with normal wear and tear but needs a little added protection when doing tough jobs like household cleaning and gardening, hobbies that are rough on your hands or using harsh chemical products. We advise wearing gloves at this time as without the added protection, these jobs can mar your Shellac service.

Getting Used to Your CND Shellac Manicure

If you do happen to cause some damage to your CND Shellac coating and see any of the following signs, we hope you find the below advice useful:

If lifting or peeling is noticed, please do NOT pick or pull at the area, as this will cause the lifting to increase and could even damage your natural nail. Please contact the salon so we can assess the nail and decide if a repair is necessary. Please note that repairs may be chargeable.

If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oils or insect repellents as many of these products contain DEET which will cause major damage to the Shellac colour coat.

Some of the CND Shellac colours can fade somewhat if you are in chlorinated water followed by excessive sun (remember that chlorine is a bleach and sun intensifies the bleaching action). Dry your hands and nails after swimming and before sunbathing to minimize any colour fading.

What Products Should I use on my CND Shellac?

Condition your nails daily with Solar Oil. Also beneficial is the use of any CND hand and body lotion daily – we recommend Almond Hydrating Lotion as it also contains Solar Oil and CND Cuticle Eraser.

Regularly using CND Aftercare products will substantially prolong the life of your Shellac manicure and keep you natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and flexible.

Let Yourself Be Pampered

If you wish to temporarily change the colour of your nails whilst wearing Shellac, you can use nail enamel over the Shellac but please be sure to use Acetone Free Remover when removing the nail polish.

Relative to you lifestyle and activity level, your Shellac will need fortnightly or three weekly maintenance as there will be obvious re-growth. At this point we can either Re-Shellac your nails (remove existing Shellac and applying a fresh new colour) or remove the Shellac completely which takes a brief 10 minutes.

If you do decide you want to remove your Shellac, please call us and let us do it safely for you in the salon. Incorrect removal at home may damage the surface of your nails. We will be able to remove you Shellac using a professional remover and give you a mini-manicure so that your natural nails look perfect.

Your skin will be temporarily sensitive after your waxing treatment, therefore the following advice is important to reduce any risk of irritation and infection.

Additional heat should be avoided for 24 hours before & after waxing, examples include:

  • Hot showers/baths
  • Sun beds/sun exposure
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Tight, restrictive clothing
  • Excessive perspiration e.g. gym, running, exercise classes.

Applying any product i.e. tan, body butter, moisturisers, make-up and deodorants to the waxed area should also be avoided during these times.

For 24 hours after waxing please also avoid:

  • Touching or scratching the waxed area
  • Swimming/chlorinated water.

For best results after waxing we recommend

  • Using wax:one care to prevent ingrown hairs
  • Exfoliate the area 2-3 times per week
  • Use a moisturising product, daily, to keep skin smooth
  • Return in 4-6 weeks to maintain smooth results.

Important Note: If you experience persistent irritation or infection, you are advised to contact your GP for further advice.