Gel Nail Aftercare
How to look after your gel nails
We often get asked the best way to keep your gel nails in tip top condition so this blog is all about that.
Gel systems have only been around in the UK for a little under 10 years and in that time it’s become super popular because of their quick drying time and chip free shine.
The number of shades increases all the time which means there is always a colour to match your every mood.
So what exactly is gel polish?
Gel polish is a thin brush on formula, it literally goes on your nails just like ordinary nail polish but without the chipping and dulling you see with regular polish.
We use Gelish for our gel polish treatments, not only because it is the number 1 brand of gel polish in the world but because it can stay on your nails chip free for up to two weeks.
(Providing you look after your nails).
Formulated to harden (cure) under light, each coat of gel polish needs to be cured under an LED lamp.
The specially created top coat gives your nails the amazing shine.
We only use official Gelish lamps that have been created specifically for Gelish treatments.
Now we have got that out the way, how do you look after your nails?
Queen B Luxury Nail & Beauty Lounge is widely recognised as a leading salon for natural nail care, in fact, we were nominated “The Best Nail Salon in London” because of this. (London Hair and Beauty Awards 2018)
We always get asked for help and assistance and the most popular question remains the same – How can I get my nails longer without using acrylics?
As we focus only on natural nails, we do not offer acrylic extensions, sns or hard gels and we absolutely love to work with our guests to maintain their nails but it is also a 2 person job.
Yes you also need to put in some work too!
Looking after your nails starts from the moment you leave the salon.
Daily use of the award winning Dadi’Oil cuticle oil is essential.
We use it in all of our nail treatments and it is perfect for nail aftercare.
Dadi’Oil is 95% Certified Organic and made up of more than 20 different ingredients and essential oils.
They are blended with lavender, bergamont and vanilla to deliver flexibility and toughness to the nail.
Why does it need to make your nails flexible?
If you imagine the amount of stress you put your nails through, they need to move with your hands so if your nails are not flexible, they split and break.
The formula in Gelish allows for the gel polish to be flexible and mixed with your daily dose of Dadi’Oil and your nails are able to withstand pretty much everything you do to them.
Your gels will last longer, they will be stronger which means they will not split or chip and they will continue to look amazing.
If your nails are weak and brittle read our blog about IBX Nail Strengthening
Gel Nail Aftercare
Gelish is a porous product so if you have a really light shade, please be careful when cooking especially when using spices.
This rule also works when applying make up, tanning lotion and anything else that can colour run.
Bottom line, always wear gloves whenever possible, especially when washing up or cleaning!
We will love to help and assist you to grow your own natural nails.
We only focus on natural nails so you are in good hands (Pardon the pun) and stock a huge range of products of ensure your hands and feet are in the best possible condition.
What Our Guests Say
The Queen B team have been working magic on my hands and feet for several years but now following a beautiful refurbishment they have moved into face and body treatments. Just had my first massage and immediately booked my 2nd. I’m a very chilled, relaxed, even happier Queen B customer. Thank you Peter and team,… Read more “I’m a very chilled, relaxed, even happier Queen B customer”
Love my nails every time and always impressed by the creativity and skill of the girls!! 💖 Queen B!! X
Love, love, love!!! Thank you to everyone at Queen B for giving 120% as usual!!
Amazing and friendly atmosphere from the moment you walk in. I have had Kiana the last few times and she is just brilliant. Friendly and a real perfectionist… I always come away totally happy with what a great job she’s done
Fab service as usual and lovely to chat too! Love my honeymoon nails 😁
Great place with lovely staff and great quality treatments!
I had a lovely Mother’s Day visit and signature pedi with Buck’s Fizz 🙂 My technician was absolutely lovely: my nails were in a real mess but she’s made them look lovely. Very pleased. Will also start using the beauty salon for waxing – I didn’t know about it until today.