Flamingo Beauty

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Appointment

Navigate to our reservation page, you will be redirected to the booking page. Select a service, then pick a time slot, fill in your details and pay a deposit. A confirmation email will be sent to you to confirm your appointment. Alternatively, you can call us on 0118 206 9559 or visit our salon in person to book an appointment.

Yes, you do. A deposit is required when you are making an appointment with us either online, in-store, or via phone. Deposit is non-refundable but can be used towards rescheduling your email if a minimum notice is given to us.

Yes, it will. You will only need to pay the remaining balance at the end of your appointment.

 

You can cancel and reschedule your upcoming appointments by signing into your account here; Sign In

Alternatively, call us on 0118 206 9559 and we will help you cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Please kindly be advised that the deposit is non-refundable if you cancel your appointment but can be used towards rescheduling if a minimum notice is given to us.

 

Yes, of course. You can book a hand treatment and a foot treatment in one single appointment. Simply tick the services that you require, then confirm them with a deposit payment. It is that simple!

Please kindly note, that the services will be carried out subsequently.

Since each booking is specifically tied to one customer, you would make the appointments separately using every individuals’ personal details.

The booking process is very simple and straightforward. However, feel free to contact us should you experience any difficulties during the process. We are always here to help!

 

For health and safety reasons, children under the age of 4 are not allowed in the salon. Exceptions are when it is the day of the child’s appointment for their nails that has been scheduled.

Children aged between 4 and 16 should be accompanied by a supervising parent or guardian at all times whilst in our salon. In the case of a parent or guardian having a treatment, a child cannot be left unattended in the salon, and must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times.

Nail Treatments

As the name suggests, nail extensions allow you to extend your natural nails in length or thickness. You can get nail extensions if you want to have your nails a bit longer, or to keep your natural nails from breaking.

If you currently have no nail extensions on, you would need to an appointment for a full set of nail extensions, which will be done with acrylic powder at our salon.

And you have had your nail extensions on in the last 3 to 4 weeks, you can get an infill appointment, where you will have the grown part of your natural nails filled with acrylic powder without having to get a new set of acrylics.

 

We highly recommend getting your extensions done every 2 weeks, and no longer than 3 weeks.

This also depends on the nature and needs of an individual’s nails. Some people’s nails grow faster than others, hence they would require an appointment sooner.

More treatment recommendations and expectations can be found here: Treatment Recommendations

If you have acrylic nails, it is advised to take care of them so if you are doing household chores such as washing up, gardening, or cleaning it is best to wear gloves to protect the extensions and colour. You should avoid lifting heavy objects using your nails. If you are having long nails, good care is needed since they can get caught on objects easily. The better you look after your nails the longer they will last.

More treatment recommendations and expectations can be found here: Treatment Recommendations

Please do not attempt to remove your nail extensions at home as it should be done by professionals with proper tools.

We offer removal services at our salon, please contact us to book an appointment to have your extensions removed.

 

Shellac is a patented brand of gel polish. It is a bit like calling a vacuum cleaner a Hoover, it is the name of CND brand of gel polish.

In general, we often call gel polish ‘Shellac’. And gel polish should not be confused with gel nails (also known as hard gel or builder gel). Shellac nail polish is thinner than gel nails, so generally shellac nails tend to start to ‘break down’ around two weeks.

Shellac nails are quicker to apply, stay shiny the whole time, and are harder to chip compared to normal nail varnish. Additionally, shellac nails are much easier to remove and minimise the damages to your natural nails.

 

We offer acrylic and gel polish instead of builder gel nails.

Builder gel is simply not safer, or healthier for your natural nails.

According to Doug Schoon, a scientific consultant to the beauty industry and president of Schoon Scientific: “Gel manufacturers are out there implying that gels are healthier for natural nails. There is no reason to believe that at all”.

Builder gel and acrylic powder are all Methacrylate-based products. Gels, acrylics, and dips all harden through chemical reactions that bond short chains of molecules into long ones, called polymers, solidifying the nail in the process. In both gels and acrylics, the polymers hold hands with each other in ladder-like “cross-links”.

Most damage attributed to nail extensions is actually caused by over-filing the nails, which is most likely to happen when a technician forgoes a hand buffer in favour of a drill fitted with a file tip to remove the top layer of the natural nails. In simple words, the acrylic powder itself barely damages your nails, over-filing does.

At Flamingo Beauty, we tend to keep the filing to the minimum as much as we can. For instance, when removing nail extensions, we soak off your nails in nail remover for longer so we won’t need to use the drill as much.

 

We can proudly say that we DO NOT use methyl methacrylate (MMA) in our salon. We only use the safer alternative called ethyl methacrylate (EMA).

If you don’t already know what MMA is, it’s considered a poisonous substance and has been banned in consumer products by FDA. MMA is cheaper, only one-third the price of EMA. Some discount salons still use it, because it’s so much cheaper and has a stronger bond.

Did these FAQs not answer your questions? Please contact us and we are happy to help