Overlays is available at these salons
Provan Walk, Opp: Starbucks
Unit 19 Marches Mall
The Thistles Centre
Wellgate Shopping Centre
Keiller Shopping Centre
Unit 22 - 23, Upper Mall
Fort Kinnaird Adjacent Frankie & Benny's
An overlay is done with either gel or acrylic, this is applied to the natural nail but not extending the length. Overlays can be finished with gel polish or using coloured acrylic powder.
What are the benefits of Overlays?
Strengthens your nails and prevents you from biting them, if you are a nail biter
Overlays can be refilled for growth coverage
If your nails are weak or prone to splitting, gel polish gives your nails added protection
overlays look and feel natural
How are overlays done?
Your therapist will firstly carry out a consultation with you to discuss your needs and the end results/colour you are looking to achieve. The treatment is done by firstly prepping your nails with dry manicure technique, then an overlay is applied in thin layers for a natural finish and can last up to a good two weeks.
Is there anything I need to do before my treatment? Pre-care?
Your nails must be a normal length for this treatment. Extremely short nails will be difficult to do, also they will not last very long at all. Please make sure your nails are clean and free from any debris, and decide how you want your nails to look, we will try our best!
How old must I be to have this done?
From age of 12+ you can receive this service with consent of parent or guardian.
How long do Overlays last for?
Overlays can last up to 2 weeks. We recommend refills every 2 weeks for coverage of the regrowth and to maintain your nails and for longevity of your enhancements (at this point you can even choose a different colour!).
How long will this treatment take?
Your appointment will ideally take around 45-60 minutes.
What should I be doing after my treatment, are there any restrictions?
For 48 hours, please avoid swimming, sauna, steam as the gel takes time to bond and harden further to adhere to your nail bed
Do not use your nails as tools this will damage and weaken them
Avoid using nail polish remover containing acetone
Wear gloves when performing household chores, gardening and use of chemicals
Keep up with maintenance appointments to keep your nails looking their best
Apply cuticle oil daily to prolong overlays durability and flexibility and cuticle softness
Pop in to one of our salons, or book your overlays appointment online at Elegance Beauty. We look forward to seeing you soon.