The Beauty Room
Please remember that with nails, although they feel invincible with Gel Polish or Acrylic on, unfortunately they are not and WILL break if you are not careful with them. It is very important that you follow all aftercare instructions to keep your nails looking their for as long as possible!
Keep in mind that your nails are the most fragile over the first 24 hours after your service as although the product is ‘set’ or ‘cured’ it does continue to set and cure over this period.
- We strongly recommend the use of a good cuticle oil daily (ideally 2-3 times a day), AVA oil is available to purchase at The Beauty Room,
Cuticle oil keeps the natural nail hydrated and healthy and will help to keep your Gel or Acrylic lasting longer as the healthier the natural nail is the longer your product will last. It will also help to keep the product flexible and moving with the natural nail which in turn helps the product last longer as it means it is less likely to crack!
- Wearing gloves when cleaning, doing dishes or gardening – cleaning products and chemicals can not only start to break down your Gel Polish faster but in some cases can also cause staining! Having your hands submerged in hot water for long periods of time can also cause the Gel to begin to break down sooner. Water can also get under the Gel or Acrylic where there is lifting and could potentially become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
- Watch out for certain makeup, chlorine, hair dye, purple shampoo, sunscreen, insect repellent and certain items used in cooking such as turmeric as these can all cause staining especially to lighter colours. If you come into contact with any of these wash your hands thoroughly.
- NO PICKING! Picking at your Gel Polish or Acrylic is likely to cause damage to your natural nail underneath and can cause premature lifting in the product.
- Never treat your nails like tools – opening cans and picking labels is a big no no as this is likely to cause your product to lift or chip due to the pressure on the product.
- Return to The Beauty Room regularly for maintenance or removal.
After your waxing service, you may expect the area to be red, some may experience blood spots due to thicker, courser hair and the area may feel tender and tingle.
For the first 24 hours after a waxing service, avoid the following to prevent irritating the skin:
- Touching or scratching the waxed area
- Exfoliating the waxed area
- Perspiration and friction on the waxed area
- Sauna’s and stream room
- Exercise, gyms and swimming Sunbathing, sunbeds or any sunlight and UV exposure.
Sweat can infect open follicles and heat can irritate the waxed area. Remember to book your wax 2 days before you go on holiday, to allow the follicles enough time to close and the skin to calm down
- Applying products to the waxed area such as deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes, self-tanning products etc.
- Tight fitted clothing that may cause friction to the waxed area
To soothe and calm the skin we suggest regularly applying an Aloe Vera gel. This will re hydrate the skin and sooth any distort you may experience. Tea tree oil can also be applied to the area for its anti-bacterial properties in ensuring the area remains bacteria free.
3-10 days after your waxing service, you need to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. The skin will close over the follicles and new hair may get trapped causing ingrown hairs.
Gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a body scrub or glove. It is essential that you perform this routine between days 3-10 after your wax service. Remember to not over exfoliate as this can cause damage to the skin.
Follow your exfoliation with an enriching and nourishing moisturiser. This process will prevent ingrown hairs and ensure that your next wax is easier and a little less painful.
Eyelash Lift & Tint
For the first 24 hours following your treatment:
- Do not allow water to come into contact with your eyes or lashes
- Do not apply any cleansers, or creams around the eye area
- Avoid touching or rubbing your lashes
- Do not use any mascara or lash serums
- Avoid saunas, spas, swimming and steam
- Try not to sleep with your face against the pillow
- Do not use eyelash extensions while you have a lash lift as you will increase the risk of damaging your natural lashes
- Your lash lift will last between 8 – 10 weeks depending on your natural lash growth.
- While the tan is developing on the skin it is important to not get wet.
- This includes sweating as it will make your tan run and the outcome can make your tan patchy.
- Once your tan has developed and has been on your skin for the recommended time given to you by the therapist jump in the shower to wash off the excess tan residue.
- Gently pat dry your skin and moisturise daily for a glowing tan.