Designed to last up to 14 days, anything after that is a bonus.
The first 24 hours it is at it's weakest.
Avoid soaking them in hot baths, showers and hot tubs etc.
Do not use nails as tools eg. screwdriver.
Oiling your cuticles everyday will prolong enhancement durability and flexibility. Supplies cuticles with nourishment and lasting softness while aiding in skin cell renewal.
Book in a gel removal after three weeks to ensure no damage to the natural nail.
NOT pick off your gel.
Do not file your nails unless absolutely necessary. If you do, always file gently and finish in a downward direction
Avoid coming into contact with any products that contain solvent oils (some sun tan oils and insect repellant)
Aprés Gel-X is the world's first and only soft gel nail extension system! Gel-X nail tips and Extend gel are manufactured from cutting edge soft gel formulas for convenient soak-off capabilities.
You should book your infill appointment at your initial appointment to ensure your nails are in tip top condition at all times.
Nail enhancements add strength however they are designed to break under impact to protect the natural nail.
The nail enhancement is going to be thicker than your own natural nail but when finished they will still look thin and natural.
BROW & LASH TINT
Clients under the age of 16, and clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be tinted.
For the first 24 hours after your treatment it is important to not use hot water, steam directly on the tinted area. This will allow tint to stain area, giving it a longer lasting result.
Your lash lift should last for 6-8 weeks, depending on your natural lash-shedding cycle.
For the first 48 hours after your treatment its important not to allow water to come in contact with your lashes, this can move your lashes and change the position of the lash lift.
For 48 hours afterwards do not steams your face, use a steam bath, swim or wash your face with hot water
Do not use waterproof mascara, use water based instead. Use oil free make-up remover if any eye makeup is worn
Do not rub eyes when cleaning your face – always pat dry
It’s advised that you stop using any acid products or skin peels around 3 to 4 days before your waxing appointment. This will help to prevent post-waxing skin irritation.
Avoid exposure to the Sun or sunbeds since this will increase skin sensitivity.
To soothe and protect and protect the skin, apply an antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for 3 days following your treatment.
Additionally, if you’re currently taking/using any of the following…
- Blood thinning medication
- Oral medication for acne
- A medicated facial exfoliant
…you may want to consult your doctor before booking an appointment, as these can all interfere with the skin’s sensitivity.
A spray tan usually lasts for about 7 days. After 4-5 days we recommend you have a warm bath and lightly exfoliate to ensure your tan fades evenly.
Spray tan solution is designed to stop developing after 8 hours so it is no problem leaving it on for longer. An express tan should not be left on for more than 3 hours.
We recommend exfoliating and moisturising thoroughly at least 24 hours before the spray tan, with special attention to elbows, knees, heels and hands. We also suggest shaving or waxing at least 24 hours before. For best results it’s best to shower before your spray tan to ensure no moisturiser, deodorant, perfume or make-up is left on the skin.
We do not recommend having a spray tan before/after the following treatments: waxing, tinting, eyelash extensions, LVL or make-up. For facials and massage, all product on the skin would need to be thoroughly washed off before your spray tan. You can have nail treatments in the same appointment as a spray tan.
You should not have a spray tan in your first trimester of pregnancy. In the rest of your pregnancy, spray tans are perfectly safe.
We use Vegan Friendly and Cruelty Free products.
Can I get a refund of my deposit?
Deposits are strictly non-refundable & non-transferable. The only exception is if the appointment is cancelled by the fault of Hendricks Nails.
I’ve already booked, can I add something to my treatment?
Changes to your booking (subject to availability) up to 20 hours before to your appointment.
My nail broke/smudged etc.
We provide a 48hr no-fuss warranty where you are entitled to complimentary repairs.
After 48hrs a fee is applied and you will need to pay for any nail repairs or a new set.
I need to reschedule/ cancel my appointment?
Bookings can be rescheduled (subject to availability) up to 20 hours before your appointment. To reschedule, go to the confirmation email sent to you after you booked your appointment, click the icon that says 'reschedule' and follow prompts.
As long as the extensions are applied correctly by a qualified and experienced nail technician, and removed safely then no damage will be caused to the natural nail.
I always use high quality products and take great care to ensure that your natural nail is kept in good condition at all times.
This is an old wives tale. Your natural nails are not alive and don’t need to breathe, they don’t have lungs!
Your natural nail is made from keratin, which is a protein, consisting of dead skin cells, and is the same stuff that makes your hair. So you can keep up with your nail extensions for as long as you like.
No, this is the beauty of having nail enhancements.
When you have a full set, your natural nails need to be quite short, so that when the tip or sculpting form is applied to your natural nail, it can give the perfect fit. The tips are then cut to the required length and shaped.
Do I really need an infill appointment?
As the natural nail grows, new nail plate appears at the cuticle creating a gap between the cuticle area and the nail enhancement. The enhancement starts to look unnatural, becomes unbalanced (or top heavy) and is more likely to break. Cracks can also appear. Infilling involves re-balancing the new growth area and re-shaping the nail to strengthen it and return its natural appearance. Cracks can be repaired at the same time. You should book a set of maintenance appointments at your initial appointment to ensure your nails are in tip top condition at all times.
I have a fungal nail infection, can I still get my nails done?
NO. You must consult your GP.
Symptoms of an infection include:
Pain, redness, itching, and pus in or around the nail area.
Yellow-green, green, and green-black nail discolorations are signs of a Pseudomonas bacterial infection.
A blue-green discoloration signals a fungal infection.
I am running late for my appointment.
All clients have a strict 10 minute grace period. If you are over 10 minutes late your treatment may need to be altered or cancelled resulting in a loos of your deposist.
There will be a £5 late fee added to your bill if you are over 10 minutes late and your treatment is still able to go ahead.
HENDRICKS NAILS SERVICES ARE FOR 16+
As soon as you have walked out the salon door that means you have accepted and are happy with the service provided to your nails.
We will charge you for the costs of any repairs or replacements that we have to carry out because of damage that you have caused - For example due to your own lack of care your nails, or the finish to your nails, they are damaged (in that they are broken, chipped or start to lift).
We will not be responsible for any breaking, lifting or infected nails.
We will not offer any refund or credit note because you have simply changed your mind.
You must arrange an appointment to have your nails fixed within 7 days after your initial service for a complimentary treatment. £2 charge per finger after this.
No show/ Cancellations
If you do not turn up for your appointment or cancel at short notice, you will be charged a fee. Please contact us at least 24 hours before your appointment if you can’t make it.
We cannot guarantee the service that has been booked to anyone who is over 10 minutes late and, in some instances, may not be able to honour the appointment at all, although we will try our best to fit you in. Please call us as soon as you know you will be late so we can do our very best to accommodate you.