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Before and Aftercare

Safe practice and helpful tips

OPI~Before

~Weak, damaged nails may not achieve the same results as healthy nails
~OPI recommend using Nail Envy and Cuticle Oil for 2 weeks prior to application
~DO NOT apply Cuticle Oil or any oils or moisturisers in the 24 hours before your treatment

OPI~After

~Do not swim or soak in the bath for 24 hours
~Do not use harsh chemicals when cleaning
~Do not pick or peel the gel off as this damages natural nails
~Continue to use Cuticle Oil to promote healthy, strong nails
~Products containing lanolin and petrolium oil based products affect the wearability of Gelcolor

Kiara Sky~Before

~Weak, damaged nails may not achieve the same results as healthy nails
~It may help to use cuticle oil for 2 weeks prior to application
~DO NOT apply cuticle oil or any oils or moisturisers in the 24 hours before your treatment

Kiara Sky~After

~Do not swim or soak in the bath for 24 hours
~Do not use harsh chemicals when cleaning
~Do not attempt pick at or peel the dip powder acrylic off, as this damages natural nails
~Continue to use cuticle oil to promote healthy, strong nails

Manicures and Pedicures~Before

~Please remove any nail polish before your appointment

Manicures and Pedicures~After

~Exfoliate at least once a week
~Apply cuticle oil and moisturiser daily
~Re-apply top coat every few days to prolong nail colour
~Wear gloves when washing up, cleaning and gardening
~Book your next treatment for 4 weeks after

Nouveau Lashes~Before

Striplashes, fillers, extensions

INFORM ME ON BOOKING if you are pregnant or have a medical condition so I can confirm your suitability for a treatment

24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR TREATMENT
~Do not wear waterproof mascara
~If you have had a spray tan, ensure guide colour is washed off

ON THE DAY OF YOUR TREATMENT
~Do not wear mascara
~Do not have a spray tan
~Avoid applying oily products to your lashes or around your eyes
~Contact lenses must be removed prior to the treatment

Nouveau Lashes~After

Striplashes, fillers, extensions

~Do not get lashes wet for first 48 hours
~Avoid steam, saunas and swimming for the first 48 hours
~Avoid touching, rubbing or introducing foreign bodies or contaminants into the eye area
~Ensure lashes are not disturbed or manipulated into different positions (eg. when sleeping, cleansing the face, applying moisturiser or cosmetics)
~Do not perm lashes or use lash curlers
~Do not use waterproof mascara
~Use oil free makeup remover if mascara is worn
~Remove striplashes at the end of the day

Nouveau Lashes~Before

LVL Enhance

INFORM ME ON BOOKING if you are pregnant or have a medical condition so I can confirm your suitability for a treatment

24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR TREATMENT
~Do not wear waterproof mascara
~If you have had a spray tan, ensure guide colour is washed off

ON THE DAY OF YOUR TREATMENT
~Do not wear mascara
~Do not have a spray tan
~Avoid applying oily products to your lashes or around your eyes
~Contact lenses must be removed prior to the treatment

Nouveau Lashes~After

LVL Enhance

~Do not get lashes wet or use mascara for first 24 hours
~Avoid steam, saunas and swimming for the first 48 hours
~Avoid touching, rubbing or introducing foreign bodies or contaminants into the eye area
~Ensure lashes are not disturbed or manipulated into different positions (eg. when sleeping, cleansing the face, applying moisturiser or cosmetics)
~Do not perm lashes or use lash curlers
~Avoid strong sunlight or UV light (if tinted)

Waxing~Before

~There must be enough hair to wax, please ensure there is at least 1/4 inch of hair
~Exfoliating well in the shower before your appointment can help to loosen up dead skin and trapped hairs
~Some clients choose to take an over the counter pain relief around 30 minutes before their appointment to help ease any discomfort*

Waxing~After

FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS AFTER YOUR TREATMENT
~Avoid heat including hot baths, showers, sun bathingĀ  and sun beds
~Avoid wearing tight clothing i.e tights
~Do not put any products on the area including deodorant, perfume, moisturiser and makeup
~Avoid exercise as perspiration may cause blockages in the hair follicles and also cause chaffing to the skin

AFTER 24 HOURS
~Exfoliate the area a least twice a week
~Apply moisturiser to the area daily
~Avoid other hair removal to the area in between appointments
~Book your next treatment 4-6 weeks after

Spray Tanning~Before

~Please inform me if you are taking any medication (this will not necessarily prevent you from receiving a Fake Bake treatment)
~You MUST receive a patch test at least 24 hours prior to your treatment
~DO NOT use any other self-tanning products for a week before your treatment
~Please wax or shave at least 24 hours prior to your treatment
~On the day of your treatment DO NOT wear any make-up, deodorant, perfume, body oils or lotions as these may react with the tanning agents
~Wear loose, dark clothing, sandles or flip flops

Spray Tanning~After

IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR TAN
~Wear loose, dark clothing
~Keep skin completely dry and avoid contact with water
~DO NOT apply any products over the developing tan
~Allow the tan to develop sufficiently (4-6 hours for Fake Bake Spray Tan & 1-3 hours for 60 Minute Fake Bake Spray Tan)
~Avoid other beauty or hair treatments whilst the tan is developing
~Avoid activities that make your perspire
~TAKE CARE to drink hot beverages through a straw, contact with a hot cup can strip colour from around your mouth
~TAKE CARE if using toothpaste as this can also strip colour from around your mouth

AFTER YOUR TAN HAS DEVELOPED
~Rinse off the remaining guide colour with warm water until the water runs clear, then gently wash your body with a mild soap
~Avoid products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) as they can strip the colour
~Avoid swimming pools as Chlorine will prematurely fade your tan
~Fake Bake recommend that you use Fake Bake Smoothie Oil or Fake Bake Oil Free Moisturiser every day to lock in colour and hydrate your skin

Tinting~Before

A patch test is always required at least 24 hours before performing a tinting treatment. Even if you have had tinting done elsewhere previously as products may differ slightly

~Make sure all mascara and other makeup is removed from the area prior to your treatment
~Avoid using oily or perfumed products on the area 24 hours prior to treatment

Tinting~After

~Do not rub your eyes
~Do not use any oil based products or oily makeup remover on the area as this can strip the tint from the hairs
~Avoid swimming, jacuzzis etc as chlorine will cause the tint to fade
~Excess sunlight can also cause tint to fade so make sure to wear sunglasses when on holiday to prolong the colour
~Book your next tinting treatment 4-6 weeks after

Facials~Before

~Waterproof mascara and any heavy makeup must be removed prior to your treatment

Facials~After

~Avoid wearing makeup for the rest of the day after your treatment
~Drink plenty of water
~Keep up a regular facial routine daily, as recommended by your therapist
~Make sure to book regular treatments at least every 4-6 weeks

Massages~Before

~Wear loose clothing when having your treatment and make sure areas being treated are easily accessible

Massages~After

~Drink plenty of water after your treatment
~Do not do any strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after your treatment
~Book regular treatments at least every 4 weeks

*this is a recommendation, if you wish to use over the counter pain relief, only take pain relief that is suitable and safe for you and always consult your doctor if you are unsure

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