Archive | April 2015

Shellac discussion

There is much controversy about shellac nails as there are lots of gel makes out on the market which give the same effect, but they are not actually called shellac. Shellac is the brand name – CND Shellac. We use CND here at our salon as it is more efficient to remove, taking only 15 minutes. Removal of other makes such gelish, bluesky etc, can take anything up to 40mins to soak off. Treatment will last 14 days if you look after your nails properly and follow advice which is given at the end of the treatment by your therapist. Sometimes you might get a month out of your shellac but new nail growth and a little touch up may be needed. Be aware that shellac will be affected by cleaning products, pool products or any other chemical which can lead to peeling or chipping. While shellac will last longer than any other traditional treatment (nail varnish) we recommend you use an oil to help strengthen your nails from within. You should apply a cuticle oil at least once per day, we sell oil at the salon – vegan SPARITUAL cuti-cocktail nail and cuticle oil for just £9.95 which lasts for months. This will penetrate and nourish the cuticle which will help nails grow and strengthen, however make sure you wear gloves when gardening or dealing with harsh chemicals. We give all our clients na after care card to follow so you will know exactly what to do and what not to do. Removal should be easy, we use nail wraps which is a lot better for the nails instead of soaking the whole fingers, or using electric files which ruins and removed the top layer of the nail bed. So to conclude…..CND Shellac, through our experience of many removals, is by far the most efficient and chip resistant gel/polish hybrid on the market.

Thanks for taking the time out to read this, and call us on 2009588 to book in for your Shellac nails!

Written by Chelsea Mearns – Beauty Therapist at The Green Rooms Salon

What are Marvel Semi- Permanent Lashes?……..

Marvel lashes are good if your looking for a natural or fuller look. They give that glam look without need for effort. Unlike Weekend lashes less glue is used which makes lashes look and feel like your own. They are virtually weightless so clients will feel comfort and have no heavy pull on the eyelids. You can also choose the look you want from dramatic to subtle, fuller or natural. This is a great answer when you are busy and do not have time to sit in front of the mirror every morning attaching fake lashes and/or mascara.
We use anti-wrinkle gel patches with 5% co enzyme Q10 to protect lower lashes throughout the treatment. Co enzyme Q10 is a breakthrough ingredient that restores skin to its natural youth also helping to restore, re-hydrate and rejuvenate around the eye, so the client can enjoy and relax throughout the lash treatment, as well as having the skin around the eyes replenished.
We use two different types of lashes, extra-volume silky lashes which can be adhered individually or several lashes together for an express, full lash effect or, extra volume normal lashes which again give a fuller look but this look can be achieved using them just individually. It can take up to 2 hours to complete the application of marvel lashes, in which is around 70 lashes per eye, or if the client decides on half eye marvel lashes which will take up to 1 hour, we will use around 35 lashes per eye.
We have very competitive prices as we only offer full eye for £40 and Half eye for £25 in which some places charge £70 full eye, £40 Half eye.
Removal couldn’t be easier we use are specified for marvel lash removal micro brushes for easier, quicker and safer removal and only takes 30 minutes!
We also offer in-fills which offers clients a chance to pro-long their lashes for months and make them look renewed and fresh from just £10.
The Green Rooms also Sells marvel lash mascara which is made specifically to suit extended eyelashes to help give impact and volume whether your off out on the town or simply for daytime use. It is water-proof and contains royal jelly and natural herb extracts.
So Book in ladies these lashes are a new and fantastic treatment to try.

Blog by Jessica Hill – Beauty & Massage Therapist at The Green Rooms Salon.