ARE YOUR PRODUCTS CRUELTY FREE AND VEGAN?

We now only stock @the_gel_bottle_inc which is all cruelty free and vegan gel polish and we now have an epic range of colours. We also use INK London acrylic which is also cruelty free and vegan. We also stock ecostardust glitters which are biodegradable but please note some of our glitters are unknown to their eco friendliness.

ARE YOU QUALIFIED?

We have the relevant certificated qualifications to do the services we offer approved by the guild of beauty therapists.

CAN YOU DO DETAILED NAIL ART?

We do detailed freehand nail art which we love to do so your welcome to ask us if there’s something specific you want. Feel free to get in touch in advance if you’re unsure. And just make sure you book in for enough time from the design menu.

WHY CAN’T I SEE ANY APPOINTMENTS

We’re most likely fully booked, you can try messaging us via @thegossipnailbar or emailing thegossipnailbar@gmail.com to see if we can find you a slot.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

We do not apply Acrylic Extensions to anyone under the age of 16 or Gel Polish to anyone under the age of 14.

FIX POLICY

We will fix any damage that we deem to be a result of our application free of charge. After 7 days there will be a small fee of £2 per gel polish/overlay and £4 per extension. Please book in for an “Oops I broke One” as soon as you can. please contact us if you can’t get an appointment within 7 days.

AFTER CARE

We take every care in the salon to ensure that your new nails will last but it’s important that you look after them between appointments too.

  • Massage cuticle oil and hand moisturiser in every day. This will nourish the root of the natural nail allowing it to produce stronger, more flexible and non-flaky natural nails & keep the product on them from going brittle.

  • Nails are jewels not tools! Gel & acrylic are great for strengthening your nails but they will not make them indestructible. Take as much care as you would with your natural nails, and beware when it comes to ring pulls and car doors!

  • Your acrylic nails will continue to polymerise for 24 hours and will only be fully set after this time period, please be gentle with them and avoid soaking them in water or any strenuous activity.

  • Do not soak hands in water for long periods of time. This will cause lifting & take care around extreme heat or naked flames as nail extensions may melt.

  • We advise you leave no longer than 2-3 weeks between appointments, nails will become weaker as the product grows out and will start to lift and break after this time due to wear & tear and incorrect structure. ​Do not miss your regular maintenance appointments to ensure your nails stay looking at their best.

  • If any adverse reaction occurs: rash, redness, inflammation of any kind around the nails please contact your GP immediately.

  • Do not pick or peel product from your nails as this will remove the upper layer of your natural nails and cause damage, which can sometime be painful and leave them very thin. Avoid home repairs or removals – you could cause a lot more damage than you realise. Book in with one of our nail technicians to keep your natural nails in good shape.

  • If lifting can be seen please contact us as water and dirt can get under it and cause an infection.

  • Dyes/tints in food, beauty & hair products cause discolouration. Wear gloves or clean nails after use and be careful when using suntan oils/repellents as some formulations can cause damage to gel polish

  • Avoid drying chemicals like alcohol or bleach in beauty & cleaning products. Use protective gloves for housework, gardening DIY etc as household chemicals will strip natural nails and skin of natural oils, thus, affecting it’s look and condition.

  • Regular nail polish can be applied over the gel polish if you wish to change the colour temporarily, and can be removed with non-acetone nail polish remover without affecting the gel underneath. Always use a base coat to avoid yellowing.

REFUNDS, RETURN & EXCHANGES

If your nails become scratched or mis-shaped we will fix them if you notify the salon at which you received the service within 24 hours of the service.

You must arrange an appointment to have your nails fixed within 7 days after your initial service.

We will not be responsible for any breaking, lifting or infected nails.

Re-fills over the prescribed maximum 2-3 weeks period may be charged an extra fee.

If you damage the original design a charge may apply for repairs.

We will not offer any refund or credit note because you have simply changed your mind.

We will re do any service at no cost to you if you are unsatisfied with the quality of the work we do, provided that you tell us immediately after we have performed the service that you are unhappy with the quality of the work.

As soon as you have walked out the salon door that means you have accepted and are happy with the service provided to your nails.

We will charge you for the costs of any repairs or replacements that we have to carry out because of damage that you have caused.

For example due to your own lack of care your nails, or the finish to your nails, they are damaged (in that they are broken, chipped or start to lift).

NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS

If you don’t turn up for your appointment or cancel at short notice, you will be charged a fee. Please contact us at least 24 hours before your appointment if you can’t make it.

CLIENT LATENESS

We cannot guarantee the service that has been booked to anyone who is over 10 minutes late and, in some instances, may not be able to honour the appointment at all, although we will try our best to fit you in. Please call us as soon as you know you will be late so we can do our very best to accommodate you.

Under 10 Minutes

Service may be subject to change

Over 10 Minutes

Service will be subject to change; if you forfeit your appointment then you’ll be charged 100% fee

CLIENT CANCELLATIONS

24+ hours notice                       No Fee

Less than 24 hours notice       50% of Appointment Charged

Client No Show                        100% of Pre-Booked Appointment Cost

REPEAT OFFENDERS

If you have no-showed more than twice then you will be charged 100% of pre-booked appointment cost, pre-pay all future appointments and receive a 3 month online booking ban.