Tips and tricks
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One of the most popular beauty treatments we offer at the salon is gel manicures. There’s nothing better than the feeling of new nails, we get them done for events, nights out, dates, and just to look even more fab than we usually do.
To make sure your nails look as fresh as possible, for as long as possible, we’ve put together our top tips for looking after your gel nails.
1. Choose a comfortable nail length
Choose a nail length you can maintain. Gels are meant to be stronger than normal polish but the longer your nails, the more prone to damage they will be. We hear ya, we love long nails too so if you want to go long, just bear in mind that they are not indestructible - our nails are jewels not tools ladies.
2. Cover up
Some products and chemicals can damage and lift gel so just be wary of this when cleaning and washing up. Pop some gloves on to help protect your nails from damage.
3. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
Keeping your hands and nails moisturised with hand cream and nail oil will nourish the root of your nails, allowing them to grow stronger and healthier and stops the product on them from going brittle.
4. Go light
We’re all for bright colours and dark shades but by choosing a lighter shade you’ll extend the life of your gels. All gels will last 2-4 weeks but light shades won’t show growth or marks as easily as dark colours.
5. Regular appointments
We advise you visit the salon every 2-4 weeks to keep your nails looking their best. Any longer and nails start to become weak as the product grows out.
6. Don’t pick!
Ladies if you take anything away from this, do not pick your gel off! We know it can be tempting but it damages your nails. Come to the salon and we’ll soak it off instead.
You can book your nails online using our online booking system.
Here at lk beauty we love to keep people up to date, either with a text message/email before to remind you of an upcoming appointment or sometimes a quick question about your experience at the salon. We hope you enjoy using our services and please always feel free to let us have your thoughts.
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