Below you'll find answers to questions our clients regularly ask, but if you need further assistance, please email info@tamsnailsandbeauty.co.uk 


What products do you use?

Shellac, OPI, Gelish, Powder Gel, Acrylic.


What is the difference between Powder Gel & Acrylic?

Gel Powder looks very similar to Acrylic powder, but instead has a more clearer, thinner and natural looking.


How long does shellac last?

Shellac can last up to 2 - 3 weeks, depending on how you look after your nail.


What is the advantages of gel nails?

Longer lasting (up to 3 weeks), drys instantly, more versatile for creative designs plus no nail damage.


Disadvantages of acrylic nails?

They can damage your natural nail underneath which can make it difficult to grow out your nails with acrylic over them. Damaged nails can be a breeding ground for fungus and bacteria. Application of acrylic nails involves use of strong chemicals and formation of fumes. Some women may have an allergy to such chemicals. You need refilling every month which requires spending extra money.


What causeS acrylic nails to lift?

there are many reasons. Acrylics take 24 - 48hrs to fully cure, and a slight knock in that time can cause the acrylics to lift. Other reasons for lifting includes: diseased nail plate, not maintaining regular infills, nicotine, fruit acids such as lemons, oranges, and other citrus fuits, harsh detergents, using a acetone based nail polish remover, medication, stress, misuse of nails, occupation, picking and biting, excessive use of oils and creams, or even just wearing the nail too long can cause lifting..


My nails have recently become very weak, soft and flaky. Why is this and what can I do?

This could be due to a large number of reasons including diet, stress, illness, a change of medication, or the nail simply being dehydrated.

The main thing to do is to get moisture and nourishment back in the nail bed and to put a protective layer on them so that they do not shatter or flake to only one layer. Also follow the five steps (shown below) to keeping your nails smudge and chip-free.


Do you have customer service?

Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable customer services reps are available to answer your questions 24/7/365.


Do you have customer service?

Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable customer services reps are available to answer your questions 24/7/365.