Ground Rules

How to take care of your nail enhancements?

Taking charge of your nail enhancements, once you leave the salon, should be high on your priority list. In order to maintain your nail enhancements for a long time, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Wash your hands with antibacterial soap. Bacteria are the demise for many women who wear artificial nails. Bacterium that attacks the nail bed will discolor and deteriorate it causing longstanding or permanent damage. As a result, performing any act that can prevent its growth is vital. For this reason it’s best to wash your hands with antibacterial soap. It’s the easiest way to give yourself an ounce of (bacterium) prevention several times a day.

  • Wear protective gloves while doing household chores. Whether you wash dishes or mop the floor rubber gloves will protect your hands and nails, and prevent any painful accidents like snags, chips or splitting.

  • Do not pick acrylic/gel nails off. Instead have them soaked off. Picking them off takes layers of your natural nails.It makes your natural nail very thin and weak. Acrylic/gel does not ruin your nails. Improperly removing it does.

  • If you break a nail, do not glue it back. You run the risk of trapping bacteria on your natural nails and you may end up with a "greenie".

  • Use high quality cuticle oil and oil your nails at least once a day. The best time to do this is at night, right before you crawl into bed. If you have time after your shower, oil them too. Ideally, twice per day will give you the optimal result. Not using of cuticle oil may cause product to become brittle, which may result in cracking and/or breakage of your nail enhancements.

  • If your nails become too long before your next appointment with your nail technician/manicurist, simply shorten your nails by using a 240-grit file. NEVER use nail clippers as they may cause "shattering" of your nail enhancements.

  • If you have concerns or questions about your enhancements, please contact your nail technician/manicurist, as we always enjoy hearing from you, no matter what the occasion. And remember, no question is a dumb question! It is better to ask now than wait until your next appointment.

  • Treat your nails as jewels, not tools!!!

How to take care of your eyelash extensions?

To get the most out of your lashes, you need to follow some simple instructions. The first 24-48 hours are crucial to the bonding procedure, so:
  • Avoid swimming, dry or steam sauna or washing face with hot water for the first 12 hours and preferably the first 24 hours.
  • Carefully cleanse the eye area with a non-oily gentle cleanser.
  • Emollients, creams, and oils are the eyelash bonding agent's worst enemy. Use eye creams sparingly and avoid lid/lash.
  • Avoid rubbing the eyes or pulling on your eyelash extensions.
  • Mascara is not necessary and it is best to avoid, however, if you choose to apply mascara, use only waterbased, not waterproof one.
  • Do NOT perm or use a lash curler on your eyelash xtensions. They are already precurled so that additional curling is unnecessary and doing so will weaken the adhesive bond.
  • Do NOT tint your eyelash extensions.