FAQ & INFO
ARE YOUR PREMISES COVID SAFE?
I am registered and certified under the public health and well being act through the Ballarat council which requires strict procedures when it comes to hygiene and sanitation.
My working space, tools and amenities are cleaned thoroughly with hospital grade disinfectant and isopropyl alcohol after each client. As an added precaution I sterilize all my metal tools as well with a high temp sterilizer.
As I spend time cleaning my space after appointments for the health and safety of each client, please respect my health as I respect yours, and if you feel sick at all, please let me know and we can reschedule your appointment.
HOW LONG WILL MY OVERLAY LAST?
I wish I had the magic length of time to tell absolutely everyone, but it can depend on many factors including ones job, hobbies, type of nails, and whether you follow the aftercare instructions or not.
Are you someone who is really rough with your nails? Then I don’t mean to sound harsh, but you can expect a chip here and there, maybe even some lifting if aftercare is not adhered to, which is discussed at your first appointment. Like any beauty treatment, gel nails require a certain level of care, but your nails in general should! *wink*
I have seen damaged nails getting much stronger over time from having the protection from gel overlays, then overlays last longer, and nails are able to grow out and feel a lot healthier.
If nails are very very short, it can be harder to cap them at the tip (the free edge) which can cause lifting, especially if you are rough with them.
For very weak nails, it is probably best that you spend some time on TLC and building some strength in the nails before getting gel overlays or extensions done as product can sometimes shed off very weak nails, possibly taking more layers of nail off with the product if it comes off (or you pick it off! Eek!) There are some great supplements for hair nails and skin, as well as nail strengthening polishes to help with this. (Drinking lots of water is always amazing for nails -and beauty in general- too!)
WHY ARE TREATMENT TIMES QUITE LENGTHY?
I allow time for a variety of factors, such as if you come to me with nails that haven’t been manicured for some time and you need a fair bit of cuticle work and prep done (to make your nails look the best they can for your overlay, and ensure the best adhesion of product) then time will be spent on this.
I do not cut cuticles away unless absolutely necessary (this can cause infection if cut right down with great abandon), instead I push them back and make sure I remove all the dead stuff and anything that’s glued to your nail plate – this in turn helps nail growth and this done with regular manicures can make your natural nails look the best they ever have. If you do have regular manicures, the time spent on this decreases as there is less cuticle build up! Sometimes if cuticles are super chunky and dry, cuticle remover will have to be used and left to sit on the cuticles for a bit to soften them and then they will be cut back.
Also, if you have nails that are all odd shapes, some long, some super short, a split here or there (you get the point) time will be spent on shaping them or fixing them up.
For a super super short nail that is exposing the hypernicium, I might recommend a silk tip (especially if you want nice, all one length nails for a special event) otherwise capping the free edge to make sure the gel doesn’t lift eventually can be next to impossible on a super short nail. I use 100% gel for this to build the tip, no toxic glue.
If I need to remove other products this can also eat into treatment time as I like to make sure I don’t damage nails with removal.
In these times, you want to make sure the salon you go to is A+ hygienic and everything is super sanitized, and this is factored into each treatment time too.
So please factor this all in if you are someone who prefers faster treatments due to a busy schedule- my treatments are done with nail health, care, and hygiene as top priority, and I won’t cut corners when it comes to a good mani! 😉
WHY SHOULD I CARE THAT MY GEL TREATMENT IS NON-TOXIC?
It is all personal choice in what we choose to use in terms of cosmetics and so forth, but I know that for me, it matters a lot that my polishes don’t contain toxins such as toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, TPHP, parabens and ethyl tosylamide. These are found in a lot of well-known brands, some of which you can buy right off the drug store shelves.
There are studies that have shown our nails actually do absorb what we put on them (our nails can absorb water for instance – don’t wet your hands before polishing your nails at home if you can help it, as the water will make your nails swell. Then, when the swelling goes away, your polish has greater chances of chipping!)
If nails absorb water this way, you can’t tell me they don’t absorb other things too..! Urgh.
Also, as a nail technician, I really don’t want to be breathing in things like camphor while polishing nails. As per thehealthy.com: Extended and excessive exposure to the fumes (of camphor) can cause nausea, dizziness, headaches, and disorientation, making it particularly concerning for nail technicians.
I’ll pass! 🙂
DO YOU REMOVE ACRYLICS?
Please call to discuss!
DO YOU REMOVE OTHER BRANDS OF GEL?
I am happy to remove SNS/ Shellac, but I do so gently to prevent any damage to the nail. Please note this is an added cost.
WHAT IF I GET A BREAK IN A NAIL?
I will always do my best to ensure you leave with a strong, lasting overlay or extensions, however accidents do happen, and prescriptive overlays might require fine tuning depending on what your nails are like at your first appointment!
I do free-of-charge repairs within 7 days of having your nails done, after that time I charge $5 per nail.
I am very fair though, depending on the situation, and always want my clients to be happy with their nails! As women we can tend to put up with things we don’t like and not say anything, but I would rather you tell me so I can fix it! 😉
MY OVERLAY HAS LOST ITS SHINE AFTER ALL THE MOISTURISER, HAND SANITISER, HAIR GOOP, TAN, COSMETICS (INSERT WHATEVER HERE) THAT I HAVE USED!
If you have it available, you can apply a thin layer of clear top coat to your overlay after a few weeks has passed, to get it looking glossy again if you feel it needs it.
JAZ, WHY SHOULD I TRUST YOU WITH MY NAILS?
I created Vosamo as I stumbled upon Bio Sculpture when I wasn’t happy with other enhancements I’d been getting and was over the moon with how Bio Sculpture put life back in to my frail nails again.
I trained in beauty therapy over 20 years ago, and ended up with a passion for doing nails, having done my own, and that of family and friends over the years for this long, I decided I may as well give it a go and start my own business.
When it comes to nails, I believe they are just as important as your face! I want to help make them look the best they’ve ever looked – naturally first and foremost, and in some cases, if nails are damaged, this takes time. We live in such a fast paced world, we want results fast! But sometimes you have to be patient to get the best result… so treatments go hand in hand (ha) with client care of course.
Along with caring for your nails, I provide a space that is chilled, feminine, and a great spot to get away from it all while chatting about whatever takes your fancy.
Any further questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a bell!
0435 955 551