Pre & Post Treatment Care

By following Heidi Avery’s Nail Enhancement Aftercare Advice, you’ll keep your natural nails healthy and strong, and the lifespan of your new nails will be maximised.

At least 48 hours before:
  • Let us know if you need any repairs or extras (e.g. nail art) as part of your infill appointment. To avoid disappointment and the need to reschedule your appointment for another time, this should be done as soon as possible. (All repairs are chargeable.)
  • If you need any product removed before your appointment (excluding natural nail polish), please book this in as it will require additional time.
First 24 hours (acrylic nails only):
  • Take care not to be hard on your nails so as not to interfere with the setting process. Failure to do so may cause them to lift or break.
  • Avoid heat (hot baths, saunas, sunbeds, etc).
General care:
  • Always wear gloves and protect your nails from substances that may cause a change in their appearance or the strength of the nail product.
  • Your nails are jewels not tools – treat them accordingly!
  • Book regular infills (every 2-3 weeks), not just to maintain the perfect manicured look but to ensure your natural nails are not being put under extreme pressure by being unbalanced with product.
  • Apply hand cream and massage nail oil into your cuticles regularly.
  • Do not use any products containing lanolin as they may cause lifting.
  • Do not cut your nails with nail clippers if they have any product on them.
  • Do not pick or pull at the product, and do not apply super glue to your nails. This will cause damage to your natural nails.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to chlorine and don’t allow SPF lotions to sit on the nails, as these may cause lifting or affect the colour. Make sure to thoroughly wash your hands after swimming.
  • To avoid damage to your natural nails, always book an appointment to have any product professionally removed.
You are not suitable for nail treatments if you have:
  • Open wounds.
  • Severe eczema.
  • Fungal skin or nail infections such as ringworm or athlete’s foot.
Additionally, the following age restrictions apply:
  • Under 16s are not suitable for nail extensions, while clients between the ages of 16 and 17 require parental consent.
  • Under 16s require parental consent for a natural nail polish.
  • Under 18s require parental consent for a gel overlay.

You will need GP consent to have your cuticles cut if you are diabetic.