A Simple Guide to Booking Nail Service Online - 1999 House of Nails

We care about making your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible, starting from the process of booking services online. We understand that navigating the long list of services on our booking page can sometimes be confusing, which is why we've put together this straightforward blog post. Let's dive right in!
1999 House of Nails
December 16, 2023

1. Should I book gel on natural nails or extensions?

The first question when getting nails done is whether you want to get it done on your natural nails or get an artificial extensions. Here are some quick pointers to help you pick:

  • Choose Gel X Extensions if you want to achieve a specific nail length/shape for specific designs. If you’re a nail biter, gel X also provides extra protection while your natural nails grow.
  • If you're going for gel on natural nails, you can choose between Regular Gel & Builder Gel: Builder gel offers a natural look and can last up to 3 weeks, while regular gel polish is quicker to apply and lasts up to 2 weeks. Builder gel can be infilled whereas regular gels has to be removed and reapplied every time. Getting infills instead of regular removal means less filing of your real nails, which is we why we recommend our clients to opt for builder gel if they get it done regularly.
Note on dip powder: we have recognised the superior nail health benefits of builder gel compared to dip powder. As a result, we have made the decision to discontinue training our staff in dip powder application. Additionally, we currently have only two technicians available for dip powder services, leading to low availability. If you're considering dip powder but haven't yet experienced builder gel, we encourage you to give builder gel a try.

2. Should I book infill or removal & new set?

Opt in for infill if your appointments are less than 3 weeks apart. If your nails grow slowly, you might extend it to 4 weeks. Beyond that, please book removal and new set.

Can you change colors with infill?

Yes, in fact you can choose any colour or design with a new infill.

Can I get an infill for Gel X Extensions?

Yes, we can do builder gel infill on Gel X Extensions

3. Nail Art and Designs

Booking nail art can be confusing if it's your first time getting nail art. Here are some quick pointers to help you decide. If you'd like to see a full collection, go to our Pinterest board.

If you're still unsure, please message us on our Instagram, Facebook or email us to get a quote.

Mysterious Nail Art

Our talented technicians will craft unique mysterious designs just for you.

French Tips

French nails showcase a timeless elegance with a classic white tip paired with a natural or colored base, exuding sophistication and refinement.

We have 8 base colours that are perfect for french tips. The colour of the tip can be any colour available in our range.

Ombre Nails

Ombre nails feature a gradual blending of colors, transitioning seamlessly from one hue to another, creating a captivating and stylish gradient effect. The base and ombre can be any colour of your choice (not necessarily white and pink like below).

Aura Nails

Aura nails are made by layering various shades onto a base color, a technique that's commonly achieved using airbrushing tools.

Cat Eye Finish

The Cat Eye manicure gets its name from the thin line of light that shines in the middle of the nail polish, looking like a cat's eye.

(please note: design below is nail art level 3 done using cat eye colours)

2 Finger Art

Nail art on one finger each hand.

4 Finger Art

Nail art on two fingers each hand.

6 Finger Art

Nail art on three fingers each hand.

4. 10-Finger Nail Art Levels

To help you choose, we've categorised our nail art into 4 levels:

10 Finger Nail Art - Level 1

Quick and charming designs like swirls, flowers, and basic patterns. Takes around 25 minutes.

10 Finger Nail Art - Level 2

Slightly more intricate designs with multiple colors, ombre, and subtle rhinestone placement. Takes around 30-35 minutes.

10 Finger Nail Art - Level 3

Delve into complexity with challenging rhinestone placements, pattern and charm combinations, and more. Takes around 40-45 minutes.

10 Finger Nail Art - Level 4

The epitome of intricate designs, featuring full-on rhinestone placements and complex patterns. Takes around 50-55 minutes.

Booking Your Nail Service Online

If you still have questions or are confused about what to book, please message us on our Instagram, Facebook or email us. Get ready to show off your stunning nail art – book your appointment online now.

About 1999 House of Nails

1999 House of Nails is one of the top nail salons in Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer an exotic comfortable space and highly talented nail technicians who are always committed to ensuring that every client is 100% satisfied. If you're looking for long-lasting & beautiful nails, book an appointment with us.
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