Nail Care Fact Sheet

Nail Care Fact Sheet

We take every care in the salon to ensure that your new nails will last but it’s important that you look after them between appointments too!

Massage cuticle oil and hand moisturiser in every day. This will nourish the root of the natural nail allowing it to produce stronger, more flexible and non-flaky natural nails & keep the product on them from going brittle. (You can purchase in the salon or from our online shop)

Not indestuctable

Nails are jewels not tools! Gel & Acrylic are great for strengthening your nails but they will not make them indestructible. Take as much care as you would with your natural nails, and beware when it comes to ring pulls and car doors!

Your acrylic nails will continue to polymerise for 24 hours and will only be fully set after this time period, please be gentle with them and avoid soaking them in water or any strenuous activity.

Do not soak hands in water for long periods of time. This will cause lifting & take care around extreme heat or naked flames as nail extensions may melt.

No longer than 2-3 weeks between appointments

We advise you leave no longer than 2-3 weeks between appointments, nails will become weaker as the product grows out and will start to lift and break after this time due to wear & tear and incorrect structure. ​Do not miss your regular maintenance appointments to ensure your nails stay looking at their best.

If any adverse reaction occurs: rash, redness, inflammation of any kind around the nails please contact your GP immediately.

Do not pick your nails, yes people still do that

Do not pick or peel product from your nails as this will remove the upper layer of your natural nails and cause damage, which can sometime be painful and leave them very thin. Avoid home repairs or removals – you could cause a lot more damage than you realise. Book in with one of our nail technicians to keep your natural nails in good shape.

If lifting can be seen please contact us as water and dirt can get under it and cause an infection.

Dyes/tints in food, beauty & hair products cause discolouration. Wear gloves or clean nails after use and be careful when using suntan oils/repellents as some formulations can cause damage to gel polish

Use protective gloves for housework

Avoid drying chemicals like alcohol or bleach in beauty & cleaning products. Use protective gloves for housework, gardening DIY etc as household chemicals will strip natural nails and skin of natural oils, thus, affecting it’s look and condition.

Regular nail polish can be applied over the gel polish if you wish to change the colour temporarily, and can be removed with non-acetone nail polish remover without affecting the gel underneath. Always use a base coat to avoid yellowing.

​3 day fix policy

We will fix any damage that we deem to be a result of our application free of charge. After 7 days there will be a small fee of £1.50 per gel polish/overlay and £3.50 per extension. Please see beYOUtifi’s ‘Do’s and Don’ts policy.

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