Redefining the Nail Salon experience.
Manicures, Pedicures, and so much more!
Re-Opening May 2, 2020
1776 w. 10610 s. Suite C.
South Jordan, UT 84095
At inNAILvations Nail Salon we take health, safety, and sanitation very seriously. We are always doing our very best to maintain the highest standards when it comes to sanitation. In light of these unprecedented times we are living in we have taken our sanitation and hygienic practices to the next level.
In addition to cleaning and sterilizing our stations between each client we have added the following safety measures:
~ Each nail station is equipped with a plexi-glass sneeze/cough guard to help facilitate the social distancing requirements. (See photo below)
~All technicians and clients will be required to wear a face covering to their appointment. No exceptions. Client will please bring their own face covering as we do not have enough to provide.
~ Clients will please not bring any additional persons with them to their appointment so we can stay below the recommended maximum number of people in the space. (10)
~ Client will please text their nail artist upon arrival before coming in to assure we have thoroughly sanitized all surfaces before you come in.
~ Clients will please wash their hands thoroughly, after arrival.
~ Client will please refrain from touching their phone during their appointment.
~ Client will please monitor for symptoms meticulously and will cancel their appointment if any symptoms of any illness are present.
We Appreciate your support!
Nail Health is our #1 Priority
Natural nail health is the #1 priority at inNAILvations Nail Salon. We understand that if our clients nails don't stay healthy and strong we don't have a job. All of our techniques, products, and procedures are centered around maintaining nail health.
There is a strongly believed myth that acrylics ruin your natural nails. We are here to dispel that myth. We continue to offer acrylic nails because when the nail is prepped correctly and safely, the products used are legal and FDA approved, and the acrylic nails are maintained in the proper time frame there will be no damage done to the natural nail.
What to expect?
During your nail appointment there are many different procedures. There is the prep process, the application process and the finishing process.
The prep process consists of preparing the nail for the application of product. This must be done carefully and efficiently. We are trained in the safe use of cuticle tools, hand files, electric files, primers, and other prep products. All of these things need to be put together in the correct order in order to prepare then nail plate to hold onto the product.
The application process is also very critical. We are trained to apply many different products in the correct order that will create a beautiful and long lasting enhancement. Whether it be a basic gel polish manicure, a gel overlay, or even a full set of acrylic nails, our processes are learned techniques that take years to master. Every nuance of every step is intentional.
The finish process is different for each service. With extensions (either gel or acrylic) there is a finish filing step where we go through and smooth and shape the entire surface of the nails to make them smooth and perfect. Then the color is applied to the extension to create a clean finished look. With a gel polish manicure, after the gel top coat is applied we will go through and file off any thing that might have over run into the side walls, and make sure the free edge is cleaned to a perfect shape.
When the service is completed we finish everything off with a cuticle oil. These cuticle oils are designed specifically to re-hydrate your eponychium (cuticle), sidewalls, and hyponychium (under your free edge). This helps replenish all the moisture we dehydrated out during the prep process. It is important to continue to use cuticle oil during the weeks between your appointments. This helps your nails stay strong and healthy and keeps the product from lifting prematurely.
How can YOU help?
#1- Maintain your nails in the proper time-frame.
Acrylic nails are a commitment. They must be maintained properly otherwise they CAN cause damage. One of this biggest causes of damage from acrylic nails is going too long in between maintenance appointments. At inNAILvations Nail Salon we recommend maintenance appointments be spaced no longer than 3 weeks apart. This is because your natural nails are always growing. When we build an acrylic nail onto your natural nail we are trained to apply it with a very specific structure. It may look like we are just "slapping" product onto your nail but in reality, where and how we apply the product is a lot more precise and intentional than it might seem. There is a specific structure pattern we follow. Every step is done precisely and on purpose. Even down to the exact angle that we apply the nail forms to your finger before the acrylic is even applied. Each of these steps work together to create an enhancement for your nail that is not only beautiful but strong and long lasting. One of the aspects of this structure is called the "apex". The apex is the highest point of the nail. The point where there is the most amount of product on the nail. For proper structure this apex should be placed in the back 1/3 of the nail enhancement (closer to the cuticle of the finger). As your nail grows out, this apex grows with it. As you reach between 2-3 weeks after your appointment the apex will have reached the middle point of your natural nail. This is as far as the apex should be allowed to grow out. If it grows further toward the free edge of your nail it starts to approach the "stress area". This causes the enhancement to be unbalanced and can cause unnecessary strain on the natural nail. This can cause lifting at the back of the enhancement. If you are noticing that your nails are breaking or lifting really close to the time when your appointment is scheduled for, you might want to consider having your nails maintained at a shorter interval.
#2 - Stay focused during your appointment.
Another cause for damage is premature lifting of product. When your nail professional is busy maintaining your nails, it might be sort of boring for you, the client, as the correct process takes time. It is important for you as the client to not use your hands for other things during your appointment. When you have a free hand while we are working on the other it doesn't necessarily mean that that hand can be used. The correct prep procedure involves dehydrating the natural nail and removing all oils and debris so the enhancement can stick correctly. When you pick up your phone, dig through your purse, scratch your face, brush your hair out of your eyes, etc. you are reintroducing different oils, dust, fuzz, and other debris onto the nails that we have just cleansed and prepared for product to be applied. Then when we apply the product there is something in the way of the prepped nail and the product. This can cause the product to lift. If it lifts off of one part of the nail that has debris on it, it can cause the enhancement to further lift off of areas where it shouldn't. This can cause damage.
#3 - Don't ever super glue your nails down!
Have you ever heard of psudomonas? AKA Greenies?
Click this link for more information: https://www.nailsmag.com/390536/pseudomonas
This is a common occurrence in the nail industry for many reasons. Sometimes the nail tech gets lazy and neglects to remove all of the lifting from the enhancement before reapplying more product. Sometimes when a nail lifts the client chooses to super glue it back down onto the nail. If you notice when we apply product to your nails we are not using super glue. Once the product comes off (lifts) It cannot be put back down. It must be removed and fresh new product applied. When super glue is used to stick lifted acrylic back down onto a nail, it can trap moisture on the nail and a bacteria can grow under the nail bed creating a green spot commonly known as "greenies".
How do we fix this if it happens?
First step is to completely remove all product from the nail. The next step is to soak the nail in Acetone. Acetone will kill the bacteria and cause it to stop growing. The nail is now safe to reapply product to because the greenie will no longer continue to grow, however the green stain on the nail will have to grow out before it goes away completely.
#4 - Don't use your nails as tools!
I know when you have long pretty acrylic nails its so tempting to use them to do things. Some examples are, pushing buttons, scraping up messes, etc. These activities are not recommended because they put pressure on the free edge of your nail and cause stress to be put on the natural nail. This can cause premature lifting and unbalancing of the enhancement.
#5 - Don't pick or pull at your acrylic nails
This one is VERY IMPORTANT! Please do not pick or pull at your acrylic nails. Please do not try to pry them off with floss, or anything else. The products we use are made for nails and they are made to stick. The prep techniques and procedures and primers we use are there on purpose to ensure that the enhancements STICK TO YOUR NAILS. One of the big reasons why we don't offer a basic manicure with air dry nail varnish is because we want you to get VALUE out of your appointment. We want you to feel good about the money you are paying for your service. We use the highest quality products available in the industry. We invest in our education so we know the exact procedures to make sure those nails stick. If you try hard enough youll probably be able to get them off. But you wont be happy about it. It will be painful and it WILL damage your nails. If you do this please do not blame the nail tech, or the product. The nail tech did exactly what she was trained to do. The product did exactly what it was made to do. The problem lies in the improper removal. This is where the damage happens.