Within two to three weeks your nail enhancements will need in-fills and re-balancing.
Please contact me to make a follow up appointment In-fills are very important as these appointments allow me to check the health of your natural nails, fill the growth area, adjust the length and shape.
Important:DO NOT attempt to remove the extensions yourself by picking, biting or forcing off in any way this will damage your natural nail! Your nails comprise of approx 100 of layers of keratin if you rip/pick/bite your acrylics/hard gel or gel polish off you will be removing many layers of your nail with it! Those layers will not magically reappear and it will take around 4 months for them to regrow and repair fully. They should be removed professionally as damage can occur to the natural nail if this process is not carried out correctly. Nail enhancements can be removed safely by 'soaking off' in a acetone solution, it is a very easy process to do but can be time consuming, please allow an hour for removal.
Nail plates may appear thinner after removal but this is because there will be more moisture in the natural nail which makes them more flexible, it is NOT an indication of weakened nail plates from acrylic and within 24 hours the excess moisture will be lost and the nails will seem more rigid. Looking after your nails:Many problems are caused by failing to follow your technician's advice or failing to return to the technician for regular maintenance. If you follow the simple guidelines, your nail enhancements will stay looking beautiful, be long lasting and cause no damage to your natural nail at all. Treat your new nails with the same care that you would if your natural nails were the same length. Please remember nail enhancements are extensions of your own nails and not a nail transplant, they will break like natural nails if not treated with respect. Do your daily chores as normal, but remember the new length of your nails You may change your nail varnish as often as you want, but make sure you use non-acetone varnish remover. If you have any lifting and don't get the nail repaired you are increasing the chance of obtaining a bacterial infection. If you lose a nail or have lifted acrylic please DO NOT re-attach with nail glue as you will be sealing and trapping moisture and bacteria. Bacteria will thrive in a warm moist environment and is likely to result in a green area on the nail.
Treat them like jewels! Don't use them for tools!
Treat your new nails with care. Be gentle with your new nails for the first 24-48 hours after they are applied. Acrylic & Hard gel seems to dry in minutes and they feel hard but they are not at there full strength until the bonding process has been completed. Don't use them to pick or scratch at things as this puts undue pressure on the enhancements and may cause them to weaken and break. There are many traps for unsuspecting nails such as car doors, kitchen cabinets, switches, etc.. Be aware of these traps and you will soon get into the habit of using your hands differently. Use rubber gloves when doing housework or gardening and try not to use any products containing solvents. Nail enhancements will be weakened and damaged by harsh treatment e.g. exposing them to detergents without wearing rubber gloves, which can cause them to become dry and brittle and more prone to breakage. Some detergents can discolour nails so gloves are a must. Do not use your nails to open cans or ring pulls! Apply cuticle oil once a day. The use of cuticle oil is strongly recommended, to keep your enhancements flexible, prolong their life and to reduce the risk of breakage, apply a small amount to the cuticle area and massage in to the nail, cuticle and surrounding skin. DO NOT use moisturisers, sunblock and tanning products that contain Lanolin or Mineral oil, this will break down the bond and cause the enhancements to weaken and lift. Use the sides of your fingers to pick things up with and avoid pulling backwards against the tips of the nails, as this can cause injury or breakage.
Please don't bite or cut your enhancements as it can cause them to shatter and damage your natural nail plate. Please don't use pins, needles, cuticle sticks or any sharp object to remove trapped dirt under your nails as you could cause an infection.
How long do the Eyelashes last?
It is an individual process. We lose 1-3 eyelashes everyday. We also grow a new lash to replace the one that fell out. Lashes can be maintained with proper care and regular infills. However, factors such as eyelash growth, lifestyle and general after care will affect how long the lashes last.
How long does the treatment take?
It all depends on how many lashes you've got. Certainly! The more you've got, the more I put on, so - the more you've got, the longer it will take. Average time of a treatment is 2,5-3 hours.
Can I remove them myself if don't want them any more?
They can be easily removed. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own, seek professional help from me. You can damage your own lashes by pulling the synthetic once.
*I WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT YOU MAY CAUSE BY TRYING TO REMOVE THE EYELASH EXTENSIONS ON YOUR OWN.
Do eyelash extensions damage my natural eyelashes?
No, not at all! Glue is formulated to create a solid bond, specifically for human lashes. The adhesive dries very soft on lashes, allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own lashes. However - if you don't want to get refills done - it's advisable to use eyelash conditioner to make them stronger (ask for more details)
Number 1: Nails need to breathe!
No they do not. They are not alive, once the nail grows past your cuticle it is dead, just like your hair.
Number 2: Gel polish is better for your nails!
Oh no it isnt! The Main ingredients in both L&P acrylic and Gel polish are very closely related. They are both from the same Acrylic family so therefore Gel is a type of acrylic and will not damage nails.
Number 3: Eating Calcium & Gelatin will strengthen nails!
Sorry all you Haribo addicts but this is untrue! Nothing you can eat will make healthy nail plates become stronger although poor nutrition can make them weaker.
Number 4: Acrylic is bad for you because it has such a strong smell!
Nope, a bad smell merely means that your brain does not like the odour. It doesnt mean the chemical is more toxic or dangerous because it has a strong smell.
Number 5: White spots or a white half moon on nail plate mean you have a vitamin or mineral deficency!
Nope white spots are caused by minor injury to the nail matrix the area where the nail plate is formed.
The half moon shape at the base of the nail is called the Lunula this is the visible part of the Matrix and everyone has it, its just not always visible.
Number 6: Biting your nails regularly will stop them from ever growing back!
So untrue! Your nails grow outward towards the fingertip from the nail bed which lies under the cuticle. so long as your cuticle/matrix is healthy your nails WILL grow back! So stop nibbling!
Number 7: Cuticles should be cut away!
NO NO NO! The cuticle is a dead colourless tissue attached to the nail plate. Its job is to seal the space between the nail plate and skin. Removing it you make yourself susceptible to infections, fungus and hang nails, each time it will regrow heavier and thicker. It is however ok to soften the cuticles and gently push back with a cuticle stick.
Before applying a dark or vibrant nail polish apply a base coat to prevent staining! If you don't have a base coat you can use a clear or pale polish in the same way.
In a hurry for your polish to dry, when its slightly tacky apply a drop of cuticle oil to the nail and gentle glide it over the polish it will remove the tackiness but you will still need to be careful with them.
If you smudge nail polish whilst its still sticky either lick your finger and gently smooth the polish back into place or use your tongue to smooth it out! Sounds Gross but it works!
Never shake your nail polish bottles this will cause air bubbles to form and make the polish application rough and appear irregular. Gently roll the bottle between your palms instead.
Nails grow on average 3.7mm per month. Nails grow faster in the summer than the winter. Children's nails grow more rapidly, while elderly peoples grow at a slower rate. The nail on the middle finger grows the fastest and the thumb the slowest.