Before your manicure:
- Please remove any nail varnish you may be wearing before your manicure – this will save time during the treatment, although this can be done by the therapist at the start of the treatment if necessary.
- Make sure your hands and arms are exposed up to the elbow for your hand and arm massage during your manicure. If you are wearing a long sleeved top make sure it can be rolled up to the elbow to ensure you are getting the most out of your treatment.
- Please remove any bracelets, watches, or rings before your manicure (there is a trinket dish available for storing items during the treatment).Please note, this does not apply to wedding or engagement rings if you would prefer to keep them on – just be aware that they could get moisturiser on them from the hand and arm massage, also hand exfoliator and hand mask if receiving a deluxe manicure.
- If you are having a manicure or deluxe manicure, you may want to make sure you have payment ready so you won’t need to delve into your bag, purse, or wallet while your nails are still drying and risk smudging them.
After your manicure:
- If you have received a manicure or deluxe manicure, make sure to leave adequate time after your treatment for your nails to dry fully – approximately 1 hour.(Please note, gel manicures do not need any drying time after the appointment.)
- Try not to use your fingernails as tools.
- Make sure to wear protective gloves when washing-up or gardening.
- Exfoliate your hands regularly to maintain soft, smooth hands. (If you still have nail varnish on, make sure to avoid your nails during this process.)
- Avoid harsh and drying soaps.
- Use moisturising hand cream when needed.
- Use cuticle oil or cream regularly to help maintain healthy, moisturised cuticles, and to help avoid broken and peeling skin around the nails.
- Do simple hand exercises to help keep joints supple.
For long-term improvements and maintenance, book in for regular, professional manicures every 2-4 weeks.
For Gel manicures, make sure to come back to get them removed when they are no longer looking their best. Do not pick them off as this will harm your natural nail.
Before your pedicure:
- Wear open toed shoes, such as flip-flops, or bring some with you, so as not to smudge the nail varnish after your treatment by rubbing on your shoes.
- Wear a skirt or loose trousers that can be rolled up to the knee to ensure you are getting the most out of your foot and leg massage during the pedicure.
- Please remove any anklets or toe rings before your pedicure (there is a trinket dish available for storing items during the treatment).
After your pedicure:
- Leave adequate time after your treatment to allow your nails to dry fully – approximately 1 hour.
- Wear open toed shoes after treatment and whenever possible to help prolong your nail colour.
- Remove hard skin from heels, and wherever necessary, and exfoliate regularly to maintain soft, smooth feet. (If you still have nail varnish on, make sure to avoid your nails during this process.)
- Apply moisturising cream regularly to the feet after bathing, and use a heel repair cream when needed.
- Use cuticle oil or cream regularly to help maintain healthy, moisturised cuticles.
- Use a foot spray containing peppermint or citrus oil to refresh the feet during the day.
- Use an acetone-free nail polish remover when you are ready to take your nail varnish off.
For long term improvements and maintenance book in for regular, professional pedicures every 2 – 4 weeks.
For Gel pedicures, make sure to come back to get them removed when they are no longer looking their best. Do not pick them off as this will harm your natural nail.