If you’re a fan of gorgeous nail art but not acrylic, then I highly recommend having a set of NexGen nails.
Thanks to innovations in the lacquer industry, you don’t need to sacrifice your natural nail beds just to get long gorgeous nails anymore. NexGen nails promises no damage to natural nails when applied and could last longer than other false nail applications.
Nexgen is an odourless, nontoxic and environmentally friendly advanced acrylic which is calcium and Vitamin E fortified. It is a lightweight and flexible product which will allow your natural nail to breathe.
Come along for a consultation and let me help you choose the right look for you from my many colours and glitters.
Maintenance Tips for Nexgen
While Nexgen nails can look very natural, anyone considering Nexgen, please keep in mind that they do require regular maintenance—every two to three weeks—at the salon. In addition, certain precautions need to be taken at home to ensure their maximum life span.
AVOID products that contain lanolin or mineral oils, including hand creams, body lotions, baby oils and shampoos.
WEAR protective gloves when washing dishes, using bleach or harsh cleaning chemicals and cooking over high heat. But don’t keep gloves on too long; moisture in the gloves can negatively affect nail enhancements.
USE non-acetone nail polish remover.
APPLY cuticle oil and massage your cuticles regularly to stimulate blood circulation and keep cuticles soft.
VISIT Queenbee Beauty for routine maintenance every 2-3 weeks or as soon as a problem occurs to prevent further damage from occurring.
NEVER try to remove your Nexgen nails yourself. You run the risk of damaging the nail plate.
Gel Polish and Acrylic Aftercare Advice
Please take a moment to read the aftercare advice below. It is important that you understand how to care for your nails after this service. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- In the first 24 hours after application, you should be especially careful with your nails.
- Using cuticle oil gives your nails the nutrients they need to stay strong and healthy.
- Never use your nails as tools instead use pads of your finger. (e.g. typing)
- Don’t pick the product off – this will cause damage to the nail that cannot be repaired.
- Always use rubber gloves. Dye from your jeans or your newly coloured hair can stain your gel polish
- Chlorine may cause lifting of gel polish. For best results, please wait 24 hours after application before swimming.
- Certain products such as sunscreen, tanning lotion, insect repellents and oil based products can cause the gel polish to lift. When using these products, try to avoid getting the product on your nails and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
- Never use metal files, these are too harsh and may cause damage to your manicure.
- Return for regular, professional manicures every 2 to 3 weeks.
If within 5 days of your appointment you are unhappy with the quality of my work, I am more than happy for you to return for any necessary repairs. This must be restricted to 5 days as I have no control over how you look after your nails once you have left my beauty room.
After care for Eyelash Extensions
Maximise the lifespan of your eyelash extensions by following these important tips as the first 24 hours are crucial for ensuring your eyelash extensions are long lasting.
Avoid breaking down the adhesive bond of your eyelash extensions
Avoid getting your eyelash extensions wet
Avoid hot steam from saunas, showers or Jacuzzis
Do not touch your eyelash extensions excessively
Do not perm or tint your eyelash extensions
Do not use mechanical or heated curlers on your eyelash extensions
Be gentle with your eyelash extensions – avoid rubbing or touching!
Use oil free makeup remover to clean eyelashes and eye area
Do not use any oil based (waterproof) mascara
Do not use oil based makeup
Never pick or pull at your eyelash extensions
After 2-3 weeks you will notice a slight loss of eyelash extensions.
This is a natural part of your eyelash growth cycle. Your extensions can be maintained with in-fill appointments, which take less time (45-60 minutes).
If you wish to remove your lashes, this should only be done by a trained professional.
The human eyelash grows between 7mm and 9mm in length, growing for 30 days and resting for 60 days. After this they start to naturally fall out, and a new growth cycle begins.
Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent solution to fuller, gorgeous lashes. The permanence is dependent on the client following strict after-care advice at home. To keep your eyelash extensions looking fresh infill appointments are recommended every 2- 3 weeks.
So, if you want great looking lashes all the time in-fills are necessary because, like your fingernails and the hair on your head, your individual eyelashes grow out on a continuous cycle of replenishment.
Prices for infill appointments are for lashes that have been treated properly as per after care instructions and have at least 50% of existing eyelash extensions otherwise extra costs may be incurred.
Eyelash and Brow tints
Okay, so you’ve tinted your lashes and/or brows and you’re good to go, right? Well…kind of. With a little aftercare, you’ll be sporting show-off-able lashes for longer. Here’s what to expect right after your treatment and how to get the best possible results long after you’ve left Queenbee Beauty.
It will fade
If your brows or lashes look too dark, don’t worry – it will fade. It’s important the colour is a little darker to begin with so the tint lasts. The initial darkness will only last a few days and will get a little closer to the right colour every time you cleanse your face.
Keep them dry
Avoid getting your lashes or brows wet for 12 hours after having them tinted. Cleanse around the areas with a gentle product instead. Giving the dye longer to settle is a tried and tested way to make your tint last longer.
Avoid oil based cleanser
Check your cleanser/eye makeup remover isn’t oil-based. Oil strips the tint from your lashes/brows, which means you’ll have to return to the salon sooner than you’d like. Swap for gel or cream based cleansers: they’re nice and gentle and will save you time and money in the long run.
Please follow the guidelines below to ensure your skin is cared for properly over the next few days.
Please note: some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24 – 48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 – 48 hours.
- No hot baths or showers (cool to lukewarm water only).
- No saunas, hot tubs, massage or steam treatments.
- No tanning (sunbathing, sun beds or fake tans).
- No sport, gym work or other exercise.
- Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
- Wear clean, loose fitting clothes.
- Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.
- Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions.
Moisturise every day to keep the skin supple and help new hairs to grow through normally. Don’t exfoliate too much or too rough as this can graze the skin and cause ingrown hairs.
You may notice a small amount of re growth after a week or so. It can take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results.
You will need at least 3-4 weeks growth of hair before it can be successfully removed by waxing;
Please do not shave between your appointments.
To maintain your smooth appearance, I recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks