Nail Preparation

Keep hearing that Gel polish is bad for your nails?!

I found that nail preparation is one of the most important parts of a nail service. It ensures the best product application and great, long lasting results. For many years Gel polishes have been getting a bad rep and I get a lot of clients asking me about the possible damage of Gel polish on the natural nail, and I always explain that it is not the product that damages the nails, but a poor or wrong technique in applying and removing it.

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All products are designed to be used in a very specific way, following manufacturer’s instructions. The nail is a strong, yet delicate surface, as it is prone to scratches. When prepping the nail, unnecessary filing should be avoided as repeating the process with each treatment can leave behind a weakened and damaged nail. This in turn can cause breakage, pain and possible infections.

At ‘Hello, Beautiful’ we take the time to gently cleanse the nail and prepare it for product application. Removing the nail’s natural oils through light buffing with a high grit buffer will ensure that only the oils are removed and not layers of your nail. It’s important to use the right tools and technique to remove the oils off the nail as nail polishes or Gel polishes will apply better and stay on for longer periods of time.

Also remember that where aftercare advice is given (eg. use cuticle oil twice a day and don’t use your nails as tools), do follow these to make sure your nails stay in tip-top condition.

Your nails are jewels, so make sure they always get the right treatment!


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