Preparation, Aftercare and Advice

St Tropez Tanning:

Before your treatment-

  • I recommend you have a patch test 24 hours prior to your St.Tropez tanning treatment.

  • It is preferable not to apply any type of perfume, deodorant or aromatherapy oils on the day of your treatment as these may reduce the results.

  • Waxing or shaving should be completed at least 24 hours prior to the treatment to reduce sensitivity. For laser hair removal please seek advice from your practitioner.

  • For Spray Tanning, the evening before or morning of your treatment, exfoliate your entire body using Body Polish. Pay special attention to dry areas of your body such as hands, elbows, knees and feet.

  • Wear dark, loose fitting clothing as not to disturb the tan when getting dressed. Please be aware the guide colour can stain light hair, man-made fibres and wool.

The Treatment-

  • Spray Tan Application – Approximately 15-30 minutes. You will receive a professional full body spray application. The Bronzing Mist will dry on your skin in just a few minutes so you can dress straight after the treatment.

Aftercare Advice-

  • Your tan will begin to develop immediately after your treatment.

  • Do not shower or bathe for a minimum of 4-8 hours after your treatment. The ideal development time is 8 hours.

  • During the development time, do not participate in any activity which may cause perspiration.

  • It is fine to leave the guide colour on overnight and wash in the morning.

  • Some guide colour may transfer to bed linen. This will wash out of cotton but not so easily from man-made fibres or wool.

Tan Maintenance Tips-

  • With the correct aftercare your tan can last longer, apply body Moisturiser daily to hydrate your skin and maintain your tan for longer.

  • Exfoliate your skin with body Polish every 3 days to ensure your tan fades evenly.

  • Do not rub, but pat your skin dry after showering or bathing.

  • Avoid swimming pools as chlorine can bleach the skin so your tan will fade faster.

My Lash Lift:

  • For the first 24 hours after your treatment it’s important not to allow water to come in to contact with your lashes

  • For 2 days afterwards do not steam your face, use a steam bath, swim or wash your face with hot water

  • Do not use waterproof mascara

  • Use oil free make-up remover if mascara is worn (only use a water-based mascara)

  • Don’t rub your eyes when washing your face – always pat the lashes dry after cleansing

  • Ensure lashes are not manipulated into different positions (e.g. when sleeping, cleansing the face, applying moisturiser or cosmetics)

Gel Polish Aftercare:

Before Treatment-

• Weak, damaged nails with not gain the same results, Nail Envy & Cuticle Oil should be used for 2 weeks prior to application.

• Cuticle Oil should be used by all customers before & after treatment to keep the natural nail healthy and strong.

• Expect the product to last upto two weeks. Many will say it lasts two weeks, many will say the product has lasted longer.

After Treatment-

• Do not go swimming for 24 hours or have a long soak in the bath • Do not use harsh chemicals when cleaning

• Do not pick or peel the gel off as this damages natural nails

• Continue to use Cuticle Oil after treatment

Aftercare Products:

• Lanolin & petrolium oil based products affect the wearability of Gelcolor.

• Moisturise hands.

• Cuticle Oil is essential to look after the natural nail, this will keep the natural nail healthy and nourished ready for the next application.

Removal of GelColor

• GelColor must be removed using Expert Touch, not pure acetone as this dehydrates and strips the nail plate of moisture which over time will cause the natural nail to become weak and brittle. Expert touch contains moisturisers and aloe so much kinder when removing Gelcolor.

• Do not pull GelColor off as this takes off layers of the natural nail causing them to become weak and damaged.

• Once removed continue using Cuticle Oil.

Nail Extension Aftercare:

  • Use cuticle oil every evening. Cuticle oil will nourish the nail resulting in a stronger natural nail. If you paint over your nail extension with another colour remember to use non-acetone polish remover to remove the top coat without damaging the enhancement underneath. Acetone can dissolve the nail enhancement and dull the shiny finish ruining them. Acetone should only be used for removals.

  • Knocking your nails can damage or tear off extensions, which can be painful and drastically affect the health of your nails. Extensions should not damage the natural nail, unless they are pulled off, therefore it is vital to the health of your nails not to do anything too strenuous.

  • Always wear protective gloves when doing gardening and household chores, cleaning products and nails being soaked in water can damage them.

  • Do not pick, peel, full or forcibly remove the gel or nail tip, avoiding tapping with the nail extension, picking them off will remove layers from the natural nail bed leaving damaged natural nails.

  • Treat nails with care, do not use them as tools, think of them as jewels, using them as tools will damage the enhancement and natural nail. Be particularly gentle with your nail extensions for the first 24-48 hours after they are applied. Although extensions dry in minutes, they are not very strong until the bonding process has been completed. Oxygen can hinder the speed of the drying process so by using a cuticle oil, you help seal the nails, speeding up the curing process.

  • Always remove your nails correctly with Acetone. You may be able to pull off the nail, extension but they will certainly damage the health and quality of your natural nail.

  • Don't use moisturiser, sun cream or tanning products which contain Lanolin or Mineral Oil. These will cause extensions to weaken and ‘lift’. Tinted lotions, hair products and highly coloured foods can discolour nail enhancements so thoroughly wash hands or wear gloves.

  • Be careful when near extreme heat and naked flames as this can cause nail extension to melt.

  • If there are any signs of lifting or damage to the nails it is important to speak to me as soon as possible. Water and bacteria can accumulate under lifted nails and this if ignored could lead to a bacterial infection, do not pick it off as damage will be done to natural nail, make an appointment as soon as possible for me to check it over and repair.

  • If any adverse reactions occur: rash, redness, inflammation of any kind around the nails please contact me immediately.

  • Finally, i always advise clients to have their infills or re-balance done regularly every 2-3 weeks to keep your nails looking perfectly immaculate.

Eyelash Tint Aftercare:

  • If any redness or irritation occurs apply a damp cotton wool compress. If symptoms persist for more than 24 hours seek medical advice.

  • Avoid eye make up for 12 hours.

  • Avoid touching/rubbing your eyes straight after the tint application.

  • No swimming/saunas/sunbeds for 24 hours.

  • Avoid rubbing the eyes

  • Although I do make sure every trace of dye is removed, it is possible that residues may remain

  • Do not apply make-up or receive any other eye treatments for at least 24 hours after your

  • treatment.

  • Try to use oil free facial products around the eye area to prolong the colour.

Eyebrow Tinting Aftercare:

  • If any redness or irritation occurs apply a damp cotton wool compress. If symptoms persist for more than 24 hours seek medical advice.

  • Avoid eye make up for 12 hours.

  • Avoid touching/rubbing your eyes straight after the tint application.

  • No swimming/saunas/sunbeds for 24 hours.

  • Avoid rubbing the eyes

  • Although I do make sure every trace of dye is removed, it is possible that residues may remain

  • Do not apply make-up or receive any other eye treatments for at least 24 hours after your treatment.

Waxing Preparation: 

It is just as important to take care of and prepare the area before a wax as it is to take care of it after a wax. Follow these tips to ensure a quick appointment that is a little less painful.

▪ Trim the hair before your appointment. Longer hair can be more painful to wax.

▪ Ensure your hair is at least 0.5cm long, so your beauty therapist can remove the hair without using a couple waxes. First time waxers should have hair growth of about 1.5cm.

▪ Exfoliate the waxing area 24-48 hours before your appointment. This will keep the skin soft and smoother and prevent ingrown hairs.

▪ Bath or shower on the day of your appointment to open up follicles, allowing for easier hair removal.

▪ Do not apply any deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes or self-tanning products to the area to be waxed.

Waxing Aftercare:

After your waxing service, you may expect the area to be red, some may experience blood spots due to thicker, courser hair and the area may feel tender and tingle.

For the first 24 hours after a waxing service, avoid the following to prevent irritating the skin:

▪ Touching or scratching the waxed area

▪ Exfoliating the waxed area

▪ I suggest you rather shower in a cold temperature. Ensure the water runs off the waxed area and you do not wash or scrub this area

▪ Perspiration and friction on the waxed area

▪ Sauna’s and stream rooms

▪ Exercise, gyms and swimming

▪ Sunbathing, sunbeds or any sunlight and UV exposure. Sweat can infect open follicles and heat can irritate the waxed area. Remember to book your wax 2 days before you go on holiday, to allow the follicles enough time to close and the skin to calm down

▪ Applying products to the waxed area such as deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes, self-tanning products etc.

▪ Tight fitted clothing that may cause friction to the waxed area

To soothe and calm the skin I suggest regularly applying an Aloe Vera gel. This will re hydrate the skin and sooth any discomfort you may experience. Tea tree oil can also be applied to the area for its anti-bacterial properties in ensuring the area remains bacteria free. Remember, it is important to keep the area clean and dry for 48 hours after your appointment. 3-10 days after your waxing service, you need to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. The skin will close over the follicles and new hair may get trapped causing ingrown hairs. Gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a body scrub. Start this routine 2-3 days after the waxing treatment. It is essential that you perform this routine between days 3-10 after your wax service. Remember to not over exfoliate as this can cause damage to the skin.

Follow your exfoliation with an enriching and nourishing moisturiser. This process will prevent ingrown hairs and ensure that your next wax is easier and a little less painful.

Waxing Maintenance:

It is important that you plan your waxing treatments. Your maintenance schedule will depend on your hormones, your natural hair growth cycle and other requirements. You will notice that new hair will start to grow back within 2-3 weeks. We suggest follow up appointments 3-4 weeks for facial waxing and 4-6 weeks for body waxing. 


Facial Aftercare:

  • Avoid wearing make-up for at least 6 hours after a facial treatment

  • Always cleanse, tone and moisturise your face; to prevent loss of moisture, protect the skin from make-up and to keep the skin soft and supple

  • Always remove all traces of make-up at the end of the day

  • Drink plenty of water (recommended 6-8 glasses per day)

  • Do not undertake any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hours of facial

  • Avoid sun-bathing for up to 12 hours

  • Avoid direct heat (intense sunlight & sunbeds) and indirect heat (sauna, hot bath, shower) for 48 hours after treatment

  • Do not apply perfume or perfumed products to the treated area within 48 hours

  • Do not apply any other exfoliating skincare products for 72 hours after facial

  • Use the correct skincare products for your skin type

  • Use a gentle eye-makeup remover to remove mascara, eye shadow etc

  • Do not use soap to wash your face, as it will dehydrate the skin

  • Always wash your hands before and after applying makeup or using skincare products

  • Do not share makeup with anybody, as this can lead to cross infection