According to a celebrity manicurist, you’ve been doing your nails incorrectly and may be harming them.
According to a CELEBRITY manicurist, we’ve been doing our nails incorrectly, and you could be causing damage.
Amy Hide, whose clients include Harry Styles, Georgia May Jagger, and Katya Jones from Strictly Come Dancing, has revealed what we should be doing instead.
“Nail protection is a number one rule,” she told Femail.
When cleaning and dishwashing, wear gloves and avoid using your nails as tools, such as picking that pesky label off the new plant pot you just bought.”
Amy also advised against using at-home gel kits, comparing it to home bleaching.
“We’ve seen a massive increase in damaged nails,” she said, blaming it on supermarket kits.
“If you want to do your gels or enhancements at home, enroll in a course with a reputable academy or a brand you like.”
If you’re going to a salon, Amy recommends reading reviews first and choosing one that uses branded products such as CND, NSI, or Artistic.
“Make sure you can see the team members’ qualifications and that you can communicate with them so they can recommend the best nails for you based on your desired look and outcome,” she added.
“High staff turnover, mixing product brands, and restricted payment methods, such as credit cards, are all red flags for me.”
“No credit cards accepted.”
Amy advises using a cuticle oil EVERY DAY to “reduce the chances of hang nails and (keep) the natural nails nourished and flexible beneath your gels or enhancements.”
One woman revealed earlier today that her first attempt at false lashes resulted in her eyes being stuck open with glue.
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