Pre & Aftercare

I want you to get the very best out of your treatment, so please take note of the following advice.

Not all treatments require pre or post care.


Waxing

Before your appointment;

  • Please exfoliate daily for 3 days prior to your appointment. I recommend A Bit Of Rough wash cloth, which you use with your normal shower gel or Eve Taylor dry body brush, which you use on dry skin before your shower, or even if you’re not showering. Available to purchase from me.
  • Please don’t apply heavy oil based creams/ body butters to your skin on the day of your appointment, such as cocoa butter or coconut oil. It creates a slippery layer on the skin which means the wax doesn’t apply very well leading to poor results.
  • Please avoid heat or prolonged water exposure for at least 6 hours prior to your appointment, ie hot showers and baths, sauna, steam etc.
  • Please avoid sunbeds and sunbathing for at least 24 hours before your appointment.
  • If you have sunburn, peeling or broken skin in the areas to be waxed you will be refused treatment.
  • Please ensure you have enough hair growth to wax, generally 5-6mm (approx 3-4 weeks) at a minimum.
  • Are you on acne medication or using topical acne medication or steroid cream (usually for eczema) in an area to be waxed? You can’t have waxing for at least 6 months after using either of these.

After your appointment;

  • Avoid hot water, swimming, exercise, sauna and steam for 24 hours.
  • Avoid perfumed products, body creams and deodorants for 24 hours.
  • Please avoid sunbeds and sunbathing for at least 24 hours after your appointment.
  • Be gentle with freshly waxed areas.
  • After the first 24-48 hours exfoliate the area at least every other day, but daily if you can. A Bit Of Rough wash cloths make exfoliating super easy as you just use them in the shower with your normal shower gel.
  • After the first 24-48 hours you can use Aloe Clear daily (Available from me) to help treat and prevent ingrown hairs. Also works brilliantly on spotty areas in general!
  • For best results schedule in your next wax for around 4 weeks time.

Gel Polish / Manicure

Before your appointment;

  • Please give your hands and nails a good clean and scrub before your appointment.
  • If you aren’t booked for removal at your appointment please ensure you have removed your gel polish safely and properly or contact me to see if it can be added onto your appointment.

After your appointment;

  • Apply Cuticle Oil to the whole nail and cuticle area daily, including under the nail tip edge.
  • Wear gloves for any household or garden chores, protect your nails from water and cleaning chemicals.
  • Please avoid prolonged water exposure as this can cause lifting and peeling of gel polish.
  • Do not use your nails as tools, don’t pick things with them. Most chipped nails come from picking at something.
  • Do not pick or peel your gel polish off as it damages the nails – I will know if you have!
  • Sellotape is the devil… get yourself a tape dispenser so you don’t have to pick the end of the tape.

Gel Polish / Pedicure / Footlogix

Before your appointment;

  • Please give your feet and nails a good clean and scrub before your appointment.
  • If you aren’t booked for gel polish removal at your appointment please ensure you have removed your gel polish safely and properly, or contact me to see if it can be added on.
  • If you have severely cracked skin, the use of Footlogix Cracked Heel Formula for two weeks prior to your pedicure will give best results. I cannot work on broken skin.

After your appointment;

  • Apply Cuticle Oil to the whole nail and cuticle area daily. This will help to keep the product and the nails flexible.
  • Apply your prescribed Footlogix Mousse Formula to your feet once or twice a day.
  • Use your Footlogix foot file once a week or as necessary after a bath or shower to remove rough, dry skin.
  • Do not pick or peel your gel polish off – I will know if you have!
  • For best results rebook your pedicure every 4-6 weeks.

 Celluma LED Light Therapy 

Before your appointment;

  • Please arrive to your appointment with clean skin free from makeup or any products. Any in appointment make up removal or cleansing will reduce your LED time.
  • Please speak to me regarding any concerns about claustrophobia, or health conditions.
  • LED light therapy is not suitable for anyone that (is):
    Pregnant or breastfeeding
    Suffer from seizures or epilepsy
    Taking cortisone injections or any steroid injections
    Taking any photosensitive drugs. Please consult with your GP if you are not sure of a medication or condition that could conflict with this treatment.

After your appointment;

  • Wear SPF daily to protect your skin from UV.
  • THAT’S IT! After your Celluma treatment you can carry on about your business as normal 😁

Facials

Before your appointment;

  • Please discuss with Kate any medication or skin conditions before booking your appointment. Clients taking blood thinners or acne medication may be unable to have facial treatments until you’ve stopped the medication for at least six months.
  • Please don’t use any exfoliating/resurfacing products, retinol or AHAs/BHAs for 7 days prior to treatment.
  • Dermaplaning and Peels must not be booked any later than 2 weeks before being in the sun (ie holiday), as you are at an increased risk of burning and pigmentation. Please have your SPF30 (min) ready to use following your appointment, I can’t stress how important this is.
  • No Botox or fillers within 2 weeks prior to your treatment.

After your appointment;

  • Use recommended aftercare daily, including SPF whatever the weather
  • Avoid touching your face
  • NO SUNBEDS for at least 7 days 
  • Avoid swimming, sauna, steam for 48 hours
  • Please DO NOT exfoliate for at least 7 days after your facial treatment.  This includes the use of anything with grains or rough wash cloths and peels. There is just no need, as all dead skin cells have been removed at your appointment. 
  • Please don’t use products with Retinol or AHAs/BHAs for minimum 7 days after treatment.
  • Mineral make up can be applied straight away, other make up is best left til the following day. Whichever it is please…
  • CLEAN your makeup brushes/tools before using them after your treatment. They should be being cleaned at least every couple of days anyway! 
  • Clean your phone screen (and your work phone) and change your pillow case for a nice clean fresh one. Just think anything that has contact with your face must be clean.
  • If you have any other facial treatments before or after seeing me please advise me prior to your appointment. As you may over stimulate your skin and result in an adverse reaction. If you are having a facial as a one off you may resume normal activity after 7 days. 
  • For some clients your skin may look or feel a little sensitive after your treatment. Any redness or tingling will usually subside by the end of the day. It is just a temporary reaction from the stimulation of the treatment. 

Depending on your skin type it is recommended to have facials every 4-6 weeks, or occasionally some conditions may be treated weekly or fortnightly as an intense course.


 Lash Lift & Brow Lamination

Please note: results can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type and condition of the natural hair. The chemicals used are very strong so we always proceed with caution so as not to damage hair. This can, on the odd occasion, result in a lash lift that’s not as dramatic as the client had hoped for. We can’t further process the lashes in the same appointment, but on the next appointment alterations can be made to give a better lift. Take a look at my Instagram page for some real life results pictures.

Before your appointment;

  • Please don’t wear mascara, other makeup or use oils on the eye/brow area for 24 hours prior to treatment. It can create a barrier which can give poor results.
  • If you haven’t had a treatment or patch test in over 6 months you will need to have a patch test at least 72 hours prior to your treatment.

After your appointment;

  • Avoid excess hot water and steam for 24 hours
  • Avoid shampoo, make up, lash conditioners, makeup removers, creams and serums on the lashes/brows for 24 hours
  • Do not vigorously rub or play with your lashes/brows, ever!
  • Brush lashes/brows through every time you cleanse your face/eyes.

Lash and Brow Tint

Before your appointment;

  • Please don’t wear mascara or makeup on the area for 24 hours prior to treatment. They can create a barrier which can give poor results.
  • Please don’t use anything oily or waxy on the area for 24 hours prior to treatment. They can create a barrier which can give poor results.
  • If you haven’t had a treatment or patch test in over 6 months you will need to have a patch test at least 72 hours prior to your treatment.

After your appointment;

  • Protect your lashes and brows from UV exposure and cleansing products for longest results.
  • Condition your lashes and brows daily.