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The Bamboo Spa


Policies and A/Q

Appointments or Walk-ins
At The Bamboo Spa, we welcome all appointments and walk-ins. However, appointments are always our first priority. As a walk-in it will be "first come first served" Please be patient with us while we take our time to pamper others, as we take pride in our service and don't like to rush anyone. Don't worry, we will pamper you the same as the others!

 Appointment and Running late?
For better serve you and others we kindly ask you to call for any cancelations/rescheduling or if you're running late, especially when you have requested for a specific technician, our courtesy wait time is up to 5 minutes after the requested time. We have to move on to our next waiting clients. Facial/massage appointments required credit card. 24 hours notice for any cancelation or you will be charged 25% set up fee base on your service requested when no show.Two or more no-show will be ask for 100% nonrefundable prepaid for any appointment.
                                             

Upgrade Services
We are respect your decisions and will not persuade you to do anything you don't like.
We strongly believe that you know what you want and how you want to pamper yourself or need to get done, and for that reason, you will not be ask more than one time for any upgraded services so you don't have to feel like you're being pushed for an up sell. It is important that you know what you want and what you need. Ask us if you have any question related to your services and you are advised to check our prices listed online and in paper brochures before any services and not after please!.
                                                                 
                                                        SNS Nails
                                              (Signature Nail System)
SNS dipping powder has. no odor, no liquid, no primer  SNS is for healthy nails, unlike gel or acrylic. SNS are much thinner, light weight, easy to do and most importantly, helps your clients' nails grow out stronger and healthier by adding 5 different kinds of Vitamins and Calcium. last up to 2-3 weeks.
also available in many difference dipping powder brands.

Hard Gel Nails

Gel nails are originally referred to as nail extensions made using a hard gel product hardened by curing under an ultraviolet light (UV) or light emitting diode (LED). However, recent use of the phrase "Gel Nails" includes many nail services involving the use of gel products, including the very popular Gel Polish Manicure.

There are two types of gel, "hard gel" and "soft gel".

Hard gel gets its name because, once cured, it is tough enough to be made into a nail extension. Nail extensions are artificial nails created by using a nail product to extend the nail past the edge of the natural nail.

Soft gel refers to the gel products that are too soft to create a nail extension. This includes gel polishes and thicker gels meant for "Gel Overlay" services. Gel polishes are used for increasingly popular gel polish manicures. These manicures, when done by caring, experienced, and trained professionals, are gentle to the natural nail and the polish stays intact on the nail for at least a couple of weeks with high shine and no cracking, peeling or chipping.

The product used to create nail extensions using gel or Gel nails is gel, not to be confused with acrylic nails which are created using liquid monomer and polymer powder. All gel services are performed using some form of gel which usually come in pots of gel or bottles of gel polish. Gel also comes in a variety of colors. All forms of gel require curing, or hardening, under a UV or LED light.

"UV Curing" refers to the chemical process that occurs when photoinitiators within the gel itself are exposed to the UV or blue light. The chain reaction creates heat while oligomers combine to form long chains during the polymerization process. These long, bonded chains make the gel hard and cause photoinitiators within the gel product to begin the curing process. Usually, once the nail extension has been created, there is a residual tacky layer that is removed by wiping with a cotton pad soaked in high concentrate alcohol at the end of the process.

                                                           Gel Colors or Gel Topcoat
*Gel color is  color in gel, can be polish on natural nail or any other nail. last up to 2-3 weeks.
*Gel top coat is clear can only be coat over regular nail polish if you have artificial nail like, acrylic, hard gel, SNS powder dip... But not recommended for regular manicure.
Acrylic Nails
Acrylic nails are a more common form of artificial nails and may also be referred to as "liquid and powder nails". They have been around for decades, whereas gel nail products are still a very recent addition to the nail industry. The most popular acrylic nail service is called "Pink and White", which refers to the use of pink colored acrylic and a white acrylic powder to create a long-lasting french manicure look. Just as with gel nails, acrylic nail extensions can be created using "Forms" to create sculpted nails or tips. Forms are special stickers that are placed at the end of each finger, under the finger nail, and secured in place so that wet acrylic can be sculpted into a nail extension at the fingernail's edge. Thus, each nail extension is sculpted and why this procedure is referred to as "sculpts" or "sculpted nails." Tips are simply mass-produced plastic nail tips that are adhered to the fingernail's edge using nail resin. Each tip is clipped and filed into shape before applying the wet acrylic and the nail extension is made.

How does a Gel Manicure work? 
Just like in a regular manicure, cuticles are pushed back and nails are filed. Nails are also buffed, so the gel adheres more strongly. Next, a coat of gel “polish” is applied to each nail, with 30 seconds of drying time under a UV Light in between. A second coat is applied and then allowed to dry again for 30 seconds.
 
Advantages of Gel Nails
Gel Nails last a lot longer; Gel can last up to 3 weeks.
Gel dry instantly so there's no need to wait.
It is are easier to create some fabulous nail designs on them.
No need for a refill for gel manicure 

 How do you remove nail polish?
First we buff the gel top coat off 
Then use pure acetone to soak them up in cotton balls
After that, wrap your nail with foil paper for 5-7 minutes. 
Ok, time to scrape off the gel polish!
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