Manicure/ Pedicure contraindications: Contra-indications that prevent a manicure or pedicure treatment:
Fungal Infections. These type of infections spread very rapidly and often thrive in damp areas and can appear soft and spongy. For example: athlete’s foot (ringworm of the foot) ringworm of the hand.
Bacterial Infections. This type of infection is usually characterised by swelling, tenderness and redness in the area. For example: paronychia, whitlows, onychia.
Contra-indications that may restrict a manicure or pedicure treatment: Viral Infections. These infections are very common and treatment can be adapted by using a waterproof dressing and avoiding the area. For example: Verruca vulgaris (common warts), verruca plantaris (verruca of the foot). Onycholysis. This is a disorder where the nail separates from the nail bed. Non- infectious nails can be manicured or pedicured as long as there is no fungal or bacterial infection. Onychocryptosis (ingrowing nails). This may affect the fingers or toes, Split nails, brittle nails, Blue nails, Beau’s Line, Nail/finger biting,Hangnail, Splinter haemorrhages, Overgrown cuticles, Pits and grooves, Flaking and breaking nails, Bruised nails, Eggshell nails, Corrugations (or wavy ridges), Furrows (depressions), White Spots, Koilonychia (spoon nails), Claw Nails.
Immediate aftercare advice: Following your manicure or pedicure treatment please allow adequate time to allow your nails to dry before leaving. Please bring open toed shoes with you when you have a pedicure treatment. Longterm and homecare advice To prolong the life of your varnish wear suitable gloves or a special barrier cream when completing tasks involving any dirty work or other work involving the use of water or chemicals such as gardening, washing up, hairdressing, car maintenance. Do not bite nails or surrounding skin and keep an emery board available to deal with ragged free edges to the nails, so that the temptation to bite is removed. Use a moisturising hand cream or lotion regularly. Avoid using the nails as tools, use the pads of your fingers instead of your nails.
Products that can be used to help improve the condition of nails and skin for hands and feet:Base coat, nail varnish, top coat, Nail strengthener, Cuticle Cream,Moisturising cream or lotion, Emery boards and nail files,Buffers,Rough skin remover for feet,Foot powder.
Eyelash and eyebrow tinting Contra-indications that PREVENT an eye treatment from being carried out: Conjunctivitis. Stye. Blepharitis. Virul infections. Bruising to the area. Reaction to a patch test for tinting and perming.
Immediate aftercare advice: Do not touch or rub the area immediately after treatment. Cooling mild antiseptic products, e.g. witch hazel, should be applied to the area. No make-up should be applied to the area for 12 hours, as the follicles are open and infection may occur. If redness or irritation occurs apply damp cotton wool pad to the area. The effects will last approximately 4-6 weeks depending on how quickly the hairs grow out.Stray re-growth hairs can be removed at intervals to prolong the effect of eyebrow shaping. Strong sunlight will make the results fade faster.