• Do not use nails as tools to press buttons, stab or lift lids/seals or cleaning objects.
• Use gloves when washing dishes or cleaning with chemicals/water.
• Use cuticle oils that are free of petroleum or mineral oils.
• Keep in mind that heavy use of saunas and hot tubs can affect nail and crystal longevity.
• Gluing down nails that have lifted can cause green spots on the nail. If you have injured or lifted the nail, it may be best to remove it by soaking with pure acetone, or clipping it shorter.
• Please understand that matte nails, no matter the brand, can stain. The most common staining is from food, makeup and hair products. Even if you’re being careful, you must be mindful what it is you’re fingers are touching throughout the day.
• Some people do have “oily” nail beds which can cause your nails to lift prematurely. If you feel like you’re someone who has troubles with lifting nails for years no matter the technician/product, you may benefit from booking your appointments closer together and keeping your nails at a short length with an overlay.
• If you are a nail biter and come in with severely bitten nails, please consider an overlay. If the nails are severely damaged, I may not be able to provide enhancement services to you until they grow out. A soft gel overlay is a great way to grow your nails out so you don’t continue to bite them.
*I repair nails for no charge if you notify me within one week’s time from your nail session. After the first week, you will have to pay for the repair. I prefer to schedule repairs on Sundays but I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible so your GELX set is fully fixed and ready to shine once again.
While I am doing your nails, please do not run them through your hair, hold them against your clothing, dig in your bag, or press them against your face/skin. Oils from your hair or skin can cause lifting and lint from your clothing/purse can become stuck on the gel. If you must do any of these things, please check with me if it is the right time to do so. If you have an itch, please try to use the pads of your fingers or your knuckles opposed to your actual nail.
Please use the restroom before your nail services. If you must use the restroom, I ask that you either go before or after any gel application. Please check with me and I can let you know of a good stopping point to excuse yourself. Emergencies are emergencies and I understand, but please keep in mind that water and lint can impede on the longevity and aesthetic of the nails.
Please be mindful of how you are holding your hand during the nail service. Please resist the urge to look at your nails while I am working and try not to fight the positions I am moving your hand. The constant pressure and tension used to keep your hands in a certain position if you are being stiff can cause injuries to my hands and wrists. I am aware that not every hand position will be the most comfortable or ideal, but it is only temporary.
A nail tech only sits on one side of the nail station during your service. It is your responsibility to pay full attention during curing time while the nail tech applies the gel product. Gently slide your hand into the lamp being very careful not to bump a fresh application. Align your fingertips towards the indentations along bottom of UV lamp to correctly cure in application of gel product. Improper curing of gel products will result in paying for additional studio time or booking nail repairs shortly afterward.
UV Nail Lamp is tested with a gel Polish swatch daily to ensure the equipment works efficiently.