Facials

After a facial treatment the skin can be a little sensitive. The following advice will ensure you continue to benefit from your treatment.

Dos (click to reveal)

  • For long term results get regular monthly facials
  • Protect your skin in harsh climates. Like the cold and hot sun.
  • Drink water every day. Aim for 2 ltrs
  • Eat balanced meals
  • Get plenty of beauty sleep
  • Follow your homecare routine.
  • Use the right products for your skin type
  • Wear a good sunscreen – prevents aging and protects your skin.

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • Don’t use exfoliating products for up to 72hrs after a facial.
  • Avoid heavy make-up for up to 8hrs after treatment.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.

MANICURES

The following home-care routine will ensure your manicure will last well and keep your hands and nails looking their best and in good condition.

Dos (click to reveal)

  • Use hand cream or lotion after washing to lubricate and soften the skin.
  • Use a file on rough edges or split nails.
  • Use a richer hand cream during the winter months.
  • Wear protective gloves when gardening, working with chemicals and harsh climates
  • Rub cuticle cream into the nails and cuticles at bedtime to keep them soft & moisturised
  • Always apply a base coat under nail polish to protect the nails and prevent them becoming stained.
  • Use a good quality top coat to prevent chipping of nails
  • Eat health and drink plenty of water The health and strength of nails depends on a good supply of protein, iron, calcium, potassium, Vitamin B and iodine. A well-balanced diet contains all the nutrients essential for good health.
  • Every 2-4 weeks get a maintenance manicure

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • Avoid using nail polish remover too often as it has a drying effect
  • Do not use your finger nails as tools
  • Metal files should be avoided as they create heat in the nails which dries out the natural moisture and weakens them
  • NEVER file backwards and forwards, this can weaken, or break nails.

PEDICURES

The following home-care routine will ensure your pedicure will last well and keep your feet and nails looking their best and in good condition.

Dos (click to reveal)

  • Wear open toe shoes when getting a pedicure; so your nail colour doesn’t get ruined.
  • Get regular pedicures to keep nails clean and tidy and looking stunningly beautiful.
  • Rub cuticle cream into the nails and cuticles at bedtime to keep them soft
  • The feet should be washed at least once a day, finishing with a cold rinse. Dry the skin well, particularly between the toes.
  • Scrubbing the feet briskly with a small firm brush not only helps to clean them but also stimulates the blood circulation and has an invigorating effect on the feet. Do this after the feet have been washed (shower).
  • Excessively sweaty feet should be wiped twice a day with surgical spirit or cologne which has a cooling astringent effect on the skin. This should be followed by a liberal dusting of foot powder.
  • Hard skin can be treated at home following a bath or shower with a pumice stone or callous file. Treat area afterwards by massaging in a medicated foot cream or body lotion.
  • Keep nails trimmed and filed to prevent splits and infections.

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • Avoid using nail polish remover too often as it has a drying effect
  • Metal files should be avoided as they create heat in the nails which dries out the natural moisture and weakens them
  • NEVER file backwards and forwards, this can weaken, or break nails

HOLISTIC TREATMENTS

After your treatment your body and mind is relaxed. To gain maximum benefit from your treatment it is recommended you read and follow the aftercare advice sheet.

Dos (click to reveal)

  • Drink plenty of water after your treatment. This helps with dehydration, lost fluids, reduces soreness, reduces fatigue and helps eliminate toxins from your body.
  • For long term results book in for regular treatments and use the home care products prescribed.
  • Please support your body with a healthy diet and regular exercise
  • Sometimes people experience some soreness for 24 hours or so after a massage. If you do feel sore or think that you might, stretch gently in a hot shower or take a warm bath .And remember to tell your massage therapist about your experience so it can be taken into consideration in your next session.

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, tea and caffeine at least 12hrs after treatment as they can have a dehydrating effect on the body.
  • Avoid heavy spicy meals after the treatment. Eat a light meal so the body can concentrate on natural healing and encourage detoxification.
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Please avoid bathing or showering until the following day ( additional tightening and inch loss occurs for up to 12 hours)

LIPOFIRM PLUS AND WRAP TREATMENTS

The purpose of Lipofirm is to aid fat reduction and improve the appearance of cellulite on the body. It also helps to tone and tighten the skin on the face and body. Please be aware that results will vary from client to client, depending on individual factors including medical history, client compliance to aftercare to pre and post treatment instructions and individual response to the treatment. Also be aware that the diet and amount of exercise will have a major effect on the results of your treatment, and if you do not address these issues the results obtained will not be retained. The Lipo machine treatment and the wrap treatment both work on fat reduction and not water loss, therefore results stay off and don’t come back as soon as you drink water!!

Dos (click to reveal)

  • Drink lots of water
  • Exercise and a healthy diet to maintain and aid results
  • A course of treatments to gain good results is recommended, and maintain the results with regular monthly treatments

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • No alcohol within 72hrs of the treatment
  • Refrain from eating a large meal prior and post treatment

Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting

Dos (click to reveal)

  • If redness or irritation occurs, apply a damp cotton wool compress
  • Eyelash colour will last four to six weeks and eyebrow colour 2 -3 weeks
  • Can get the treatment done again after 6 weeks

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • No touching or Rubbing the eyes immediately after treatment
  • Strong sunlight will make effects fade faster
  • Effects will start to diminish within 4-6 weeks as hair grows out
  • Avoid washing your hair or swimming for 24hrs as it can take the colour out.
  • No mascara for 24hrs

LASH LIFT

Remember, the lash lift procedure is similar to a hair perm, and as such the hair must be kept well nourished and treated delicately to avoid breakage/weakening.

Dos (click to reveal)

  • Be gentle with your lashes; no rubbing.
  • Use of Sauna/Steam is possible after 24hrs but may weaken the effect of the lift.
  • Daily use of a lash nourishing serum/conditioner (we sell these or can advise you of products)
  • Use gentle soap free products around the eyes (the simple range is suitable and inexpensive)
  • Pat gently to dry.

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • Do not get your lashes wet for the first 24 hrs
  • Do not use harsh products on your eyes/lashes.
  • No eye make up for 24 hours.
  • Do not use eyelash curlers
  • Avoid waterproof mascara's
  • Swimming should be avoided for at least 24hrs.
  • Be aware that swimming can weaken the lift quicker
  • No other facial beauty treatments for 24hrs.

FAKE BAKE

Dos (click to reveal)

  • DIRECTLY AFTER
  • wear loose clothing
  • keep skin completely dry, avoid water contact
  • allow tan to develop for at least 6/8 hours (overnight if possible)
  • drink hot beverages through a straw or avoid whilst tan is developing as contact with a hot cup can strip colour from around your mouth. toothpaste can also strip colour while your tan develops.
  • AFTER TAN DEVELOPS
  • rinse off remaining colour guide with warm/hot water. once the water runs clear gently wash yourself with mild soap.

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • DIRECTLY AFTER
  • do not apply any products over the developing tan
  • avoid other beauty/hair treatments whilst tan is developing
  • avoid activities that make you perspire
  • AFTER TAN DEVELOPS
  • avoid products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) as they can strip colour.
  • avoid swimming pools as chlorine will prematurely fade your tan.

WAXING

Exfoliate waxed area, start 2days after. Do this 2-3 times a week to prevent ingrown hairs. Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.

Dos (click to reveal)

  • Moisturise daily. Helps with irritation, flaking and prevention of ingrown hairs.
  • Dry brushing the waxed area with a mitt or loofer before the shower is essential.

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • Avoid direct sunlight – skin is prone to hyper pigmentation if in the sun after waxing.
  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
  • Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24hrs after waxing. Sweat is a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Avoid tight clothing. Can irate and cause ingrown hairs.
  • No hot baths, hot showers or sexual activity for 10 hours after a Brazilian. While your pores are open, they are vulnerable to irritation by the extreme temperatures and infection by bacteria.
  • Make-up should not be applied to the area until 12hrs after waxing

LASH EXTENTIONS

It is normal for the client to experience the loss of a few lashes during the first 24hrs after the application. To maintain your eyelash extensions, the following instructions should be followed:

Dos (click to reveal)

  • Use caution when blow-drying hair (extensive heat on lashes could distort the shape of the extensions)
  • Where possible use Coating Sealant two times a week to extend the life of your lashes
  • Be gentle with the lash extensions, avoid tugging and getting them caught on clothes and towels
  • Gently comb through the lashes each morning to maintain a good appearance
  • Schedule your appointment within 2-3 weeks of your initial eyelash extension procedure for infill

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • No use of waterproof mascara – If you use mascara it must be water soluble
  • No use of oil based products around the eye area
  • No water or oil to come in contact with the eye area within 24 hours of the eyelash extension procedure
  • No sauna or hot tub for 48 hours after the eyelash extension procedure
  • No use of eyelash curlers
  • No tinting or perming of the natural lashes while wearing eyelash extensions
  • No continuous tugging, rubbing or pulling on the eyelash extensions
  • Never pull off the eyelash extensions as this will pull out your natural eyelashes
  • If an allergic reaction is suspected such as swelling, redness or puffiness, in the first case contact your therapist. In severe cases seek medical advice.

GEL MANICURE/PEDICURE

Relative to your lifestyle the product will need fortnightly or three weekly maintenance as there will be obvious growth. At this point I can either re-Geleration your nails (removing existing product & re-applying a fresh colour) or I can remove it completely with a mini manicure to ensure nails are not damaged & are perfectly groomed. PN gel nails that are damaged or peeling more than a week after application will not be re done. If the aftercare is followed then the gels should last between 1-3 weeks depending on nail types, lifestyle and personal maintenance.

Dos (click to reveal)

  • You should not need to file your nails in between appointments and it is not recommended. However, if you do damage a nail and you need to file any sharp edges down, I recommend using a soft file and gently smoothing any edges to prevent too much damage to the product.
  • Do wear cotton-lined gloves when using household chemicals, gardening, or hands are in water for prolonged periods.
  • If you are on holiday please use sun tan oils/lotions or insect repellent with care as many contain solvent oils which cause major damage to the product.
  • Some of the more delicate product colours can fade somewhat if in chlorinate water followed by excessive sun exposure. Dry hands and nails after swimming & before sunbathing to minimize colour fade.
  • Use a good nail oil as often as you can especially before bed to replace lost moisture to your skin and nails. Massage the oil around the cuticles and under the nails.
  • If you choose to change the colour of your nails between appointments you can use nail polish over the product, but be sure to remove with Acetone Free Remover.

Don'ts (click to reveal)

  • If you do happen to damage a nail DO NOT pick or pull at the product!

"Easy booking system. Lovely massage. Relaxing atmosphere, spotlessly clean. Thank you."

CAROLINE

March 2018