Save your fingernails
New Client? New files! We don't force off old product-we safely remove it. We only use the safe EMA (not MMA).
Poking a plastic tip in between your nail and the overlay and forcing it off damages your own nails and thins them out over time and can lead to infection.
Acrylics are not the enemy but a life-saver when you've got splits that run up the nails and painfully catch on everything. The ONLY way they should be removed is by having the shine taken off and then soaked away in acetone.
When you visit us:
On your first visit I will provide you with new nail files which are kept, sanitized and placed in a new bag ready for your next visit.
Before I touch your hands you'll be given cleansing wipes to freshen up...I do the same.
I don't do quick touch-ups so please don't ask. I'm thorough and gentle.
Green nails are caused by water being trapped between your nails and the overlay and can be caused by the nail tech or you. Any lifting must be removed and the nails treated before anything is put back on them. If you have developed a problem and the nail coating is removed early enough and treated with an anti-bacterial or drying agent then it will return to normal in a few weeks. If you leave the coating it on, your nail plate will turn DEEP GREEN AND SMELLY BLACK and it's 'goodbye nail' for you. Do not insist your nail artist cover up this problem because it will continue to worsen and it will be your fault. Just grin and bear it for a few weeks.
Fungus. Nail separation (lifting from the nail bed) should always be treated with suspicion. These sneaky little nail funguses are usually anaerobic which means they don't like oxygen and so if you cover it up, it's in 7th Heaven. Remove the nail coating...don't even apply base or clear...nothing at all until it has gone. It can take months but is totally worth it to save the shape of your nail.
I will check the undersides to make sure your own nail isn't lifting off from the plastic tip or overlay as this will allow water to penetrate.
If the acrylic is brittle, yellowed or is unattractive in appearance, I will remove and replace it with a fresh, flexible and hygienic coating.
I don't just stick on a tip, coat it and off you go. I prefer to reshape the tip. I think a squoval, pointed or round shape is more attractive than the blunt-ended wide tip. I can still achieve a squared look but more refined. That is why I am slightly dearer than some nail bars because it takes more time to refine. It's definitely worth it.
You can choose to have any shape, colour or length, but I won't make your white French look blocky. If I sculpt the 'smile line' it will look crisp.
I can apply nail polish, LED Gel, clear finish high shine gel or just leave it natural. Your choice.
I wash and moisturize your hands at the finish and use disposable Easy-Dry hand towels.
Nail Repairs. OUCH! Did you break your nail into the bed? I will fix it for you.
If you're a nail biter, want extra length with built-in strength then this type of nail is for you. I can extend the ends with a sculpting form. You can have whatever you want from French (white ends and pink backs) to full embedded design (pretty bits in the acrylic) or Ombre or colours.
Bio-Sculpture Gel Nails (We sell the Clip On Gel Removers too)
The perfect Gel for shorter nails. Gel is applied and cured under an Ultra Violet light/LED (light emitting diode) These lights are totally safe and are Government approved and tested by independent experts. Ring Bio Sculpture offices and they'll give you the professional findings. We don't buy cheap, dodgy UV lights that may cause harm.
The Gel dries instantly and can be safely soaked off in 15-20 minutes (no damage to your nail) or you can just grow it out. You can even cut them. It won't chip, smudge or wear off at the ends. It's absolutely fabulous.
Evo2/Shellac/Artistic/Colour me Pretty Gel Nail Colours plus more.
Call NOW to book in for your FREE consultation and Olivia will explain in detail what she thinks would suit you.
It's all about the balance.
French nails the pinks and whites.
2/3 pink 1/3 white with a deep grin line the perfect eye-catching balance.
So, wait no longer. Call Salon Secrets at Port Macquarie (02)65840262 / 0466 910 855
If our phone is busy just leave your details and we'll get back to you.