Frequently asked questions

Eyelash Extensions

What are eyelash extensions?


Eyelash extensions are individual lashes that are applied by hand to your own natural lashes one by one to extend your length, curl, fulleness, and shape to enhance your eyes beauty.




How long does the process take?


Your first set of eyelash extensions can take anywhere from 45 mintes to 180 minutes depending on the choice of set and fullness desired.




How long do eyelash extensions last?


Your lash extensions should last anywhere from 2-4 weeks, with proper care. With exceptional care they should last 4-6 weeks. To maintain a fresh look, refills are required.




Is it true, do lash extensions ruin your eyelashes?


It is certainly not true. With great products, and a knowledgeable certified lash technician, following safe application techniques and following proper after care instructed by your lash technician, your lashes will remain perfectly healthy.




What do i need to know before my lash extension appointment?


You will need to read and fill out the lash consent form located under the service tab upon booking your appoitnment. -shower and workout before your lash extension appointment, (both are not recommended to do right after getting your extensions.) -come to your appointment fresh faced without makeup. -be prepared to be laying down with your eyes closed for 45 minutes to 3 hrs depending on your choice once you book your new set.




What is the maintenance procedure for lash extensions?


To keep your lashes looking gorgeous, a regular maintenance routine will be required. This maintenance is called a refill. Refills are usually booked from 2 weeks to 5 weeks. After 5 weeks, a new set is madatory. 40% of lash retension is required for a refill. anything less willl be a mandatory new set.




What is a refill?


A refill is the mainentance required to keep your eyelashes looking fresh and gorgeous. lashes that have fallen out or grown out will be replaced to restore and refresh your lashes to give them a brand new appearance.




How do i know what kind of refill will be best for me?


Its recommended after your first appointment to come in for a classic fill which is best at a 2 to 2.5 week interval. after your second Refill and third appointment you will learn what kind of refill is best suited for you. It will all depend on how well you follow after care instructions and your lifestye. For example : frequent workouts, heavy eye makeup etc.




How long do refills take?


Refill time depends on the condition of your lashes when you return for a refill. The better your lashes look upon return the less time your refill will be, and visa versa. Below is a general time frame for each refill. This could be shorter or longer depending on the condition of your own lashes. -Lite Refill: 30 minutes -Classic Refill: 60 minutes -Mega Refill:90 minutes -Ultra Refill:120 minutes To see which refill to book, refer to SERVICES TAB and click on each refill to learn more.




When can I get my lash extensions wet?


They can get wet after 24 hours, however 48 hours is recommended for best long lasting results.




Can I bring someone to my lash appointment?


Yes, you are welcome to bring one other person to your appointment, however coming alone is higly recommended and preferred. Your appointment is meant to be relaxing experience, please do not bring kids with you. My space is very limited. Kids also distract you from keeping your eyes closed and still during your lash procdure and distracts me from delivering my best work. Thank you for understanding.




What kind of lashes do you use?


I use high quality silk lashes for all sets unless mink is requested. There is a $25 add on fee to any new set or refill for mink lashes.




Can i curl my lash extensions?


If you desire curlier lash extension, a curly or curlier lash can be applied to give you your desired curl. curling your lashes is not required, however, if you do please use a heated lash curler ONLY, any other type of lash curler will damge your lash extentions.




Do I have to get a Refill?


You do not have to get a refill, you can wear your set untill they shed naturally. The lashes will become sparse and thin eventually, although refills are recommended and required for proper upkeep, they certainly not mandatory once you get your first set. You may wear the lashes until they fall off and come back in for another new set.




What if i would like to remove my lash extensions?


You can have your lashes removed but professionally is100% always recommended, non-professional removals can result in damage lashes. Coming in to have your lashes professionally removed will ensure your lashes remain healthy, pain and damage free.




Are new sets only reqiuired one time?


During the lifetime of your lash extension commiment, new sets may be advised and or required peridiocally to refresh your and clean your natural lashes from buildup to reenhance health and longeivity.




What kind of lash style and length will look good on me?


Thats where i come in! Alot of my lash looks are custom for each person. There is no one size fits all. The style will decided between you and I upon your consultation based on your desire and eye shape. If you have found another picture of lashes you really like and want, that is great too, however i will still customize it to fit you!




Can i wear eye makeup with eyelash extensions?


Yes you can as along as its NOT waterproof, mascara can be worn on the bottom but its not recommended for the top. Please be advised wearing eye makeup is okay but it will shorten the life of your lash extensions. Also you must remove all traces of your eyemakeup, dirty eyelash extensions are seseptible to bacteria infections. Upon return for a refill, dirty eyelashes that have makeup remainences will result in addional lash bath fee of $20. Please Keep your lashes clean. Clean eyelashes will keep your lash line healthy for breathing and growth and your lash extensions will last longer.




Can I use lash growth serumn?


I am all for the use of a good lash growth serum, its not required, but if you do use it, that is fine. You may be needing more maintenance during refills due to overgrowth of your natural lashes, but these serums do promote stronger, healthier fuller lashes and thats a great match for eyelash extensions.




Am i a good candidate for eyelash extensions?


I always recommend for you to come in for a complimentary consultation. It's always best to see your natural lashes in person to make the best analysis. Most individuals are well suited for eyelash extensions. Below are individials i would not recommend for eyelash extensions. - weak and fragile eyelashes, ( if you are unsure if your eyelashes are fragile, book a complimentary consulatation first) - Currently on Kemotherapy, (they are safe to get 6 months post your last kemo treatment) - damaged, ripped out natural lashes ( book a complimentary consulatation to see if lash rehab can be done) -Trichotillomania (Recurrent urge to pull out your eyelashes) -Alopecia ( no hair on eylash line) -Vertigo ( you have to lie down anywhere up to 2 hours for ths procedure)




Do you take on refills from other Salons?


I have a 80, 20 rule, when it comes to this. A complimentary consultaion before your appointment is mandatory. 100 % of the time i would like to see the lashes first to give you a defenite yes or no. I recommend to start with a fresh set, that way there is no inteference with glues and previous cycles. However if the lashes look in great condition and with knowledge of your lash history, i will do the refill from another salon. For this an Ultra refill (2hr) is mandatory. If a new set is required, due to bad lash condition, a removal and new set will be required. You will have the choice to book a new set from there. or you always can let the old lashes fall off and then come in for a new set.





Microblading

What is microblading?


Microblading is a semi permanent tattoo. Unlike a regular tattoo, pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. This technique uses feather stroke technique to create hair-like strokes that mimic your real brow hairs. Together you and the artist design your perfect brows. There is no need for powders, gels and pencils to fill in your natural brows.




How long does microblading last?


Microblading last on average 1-2 years depending on your skin type and care. The Pigment is incredibly soft and fades slowly over this time, creating a natural fade out.




How long will my appointment take?


The process two hours on average. During your appointment I will consult with you the entire time ensuring we are on the same page. Much of the time is spent measuring and drawing on a symmetrical set of brows and agreeing on your perfect shape. The actual procedure itself takes 30min to an hour.




Is it going to hurt?


This is not at all simular to getting a normal tattoo, as far as feeling of it applies. Being that it is a semi- permanent prcedure, the pigmnent is deposit right under the first layer of the skin. Since it does not go as deep, you do not experience nearly as much discomfort. In addition I will apply a topical numbing agent before we start your procedure to minimize discomfort. Following the numbing agent, I will apply a liquid anesthetic, throughout to keep you comfotable until the procedure is done. This is a very tolerable procedure for most however, this will also be determined by your own pain tolerance.




How many sessions will I need?


The procedure requires 2 sessions for most to ensure the best results. Your first session will implement your new shape, and filling in your brows. Your sescond session is just as important as your first session. Your second session is your touch-up, it is 6-8 weeks after the first session, In which I will perfect your shape, color if needed and really focus the pigment into any areas that possibly faded, or healed lighter than the rest. The second session is where you will see your brows truly transform into their best selves. Sometimes depending on your skin type (i.e. oily skin), health conditions, or improper aftercare... you may need additional session(s) to perfect your results. Please note your touch up is complimentary wihen you pay for your first session with me however, if you miss your touch-up appointment, you will forfeit your complimetary touch up and have to pay for one.




What do I need to know before my microblading appt?


CONSENT: you will need to read and fill out the consent form located under the service tab, upon booking SHAPING: You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you desire. There is no need to get your brows waxed, threaded, tinted or shaped before your appointment. I like to see how the brows that grow out in there natural shape, I prefer shape them for you and if there are any stray hairs, we can remove them, although it is not required. If you do want to get them shaped with your regular brow technician please do so 3 days prior. VACATION :If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure due to the aftercare maintenance. MEDICATIONS I REQUIRE our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen. ACCUTANE: If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure. FACIAL PEEL/ MICRODERMABRASION/EXTRACTION: Please avoid the following facial procedure atleast a week before your appoitnment. SUN EXPOSURE It: is highly recommended that you AVOID SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it. CAFFEINE: I REQUIRE no caffeine consumption 24 hours before your appointment time. ALCOHOL: I REQUIRE no alcohol consumption up to 24 hours before your appointment time. MENSTRUAL CYCLE: You may be more sensitive if you are on your menstrual cycle, pain may be intensified. SHOWER: It is advised you shower or wash your hair before your appointment, as you should not get your brows wet after your appointment.




What do I need to know after my microblading appt?


After the procedure, you will be provided with very important aftercare Instructions. These must be used and followed carefully to ensure your brows heals properly. There is no down time for Microblading, however, the area may be red and swollen right after and we recommend that you do not plan any social activities afterwards. This is NOT a quick fix beauty treatment and you have to be prepared to endure all the healing stages of Microblading. Please note that your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days (30-40% darker). They may also look thicker in shape. This is completely normal as the excess pigment is sitting on top of your skin. This will gradually fade during the healing process. They may fade so light, you may think the pigment didnt take, dont freak out, this is completely normal. It will typically take 7-14 days for the brows to peel/flake. (DO NOT PICK YOUR THE FLAKES.THIS IS THE PIGMENT) let them peel naturally. During this time is where they may appear very light underneath after they peel due to the tissue still healing from the inside out, even though the surface has healed. Your skin heals over the top of the strokes and will naturally exfoliate itself. The true colour will reveal itself once fully healed after the touch up. Again, this all depends your skin. High quality pigments and equipment are used to ensure the best results but do not guarantee how your skin will react to the procedure.




Will my brows look fake?


Microblading is highly favored and highly demaded because of its ability to transform your brows, while still keeping them looking ever so natural. the precise, clean and crisp hair like strokes places into your brow allow them to look incredibly reallistic.




Will my brows look perfect?


No pair of brows are meant to look "perfect" or like twins. Your brows should look like close sisters. A great amount of your appointment time is spent creating and perfecting your shape, as a team. I will make sure before starting, you are comfortable with the shape we have created for you and that it is not complimetary of your face and bone structure and that your 100% happy with.




What would NOT make me a good candidate for microbalding?


If you have any of the following, Microblading will most likely not be the solution for you: Pregnant or Breastfeeding Excessive sebum (oily skin) Overly sensitive skin Allergies to topical anaesthetics Severe Acne Keratosis Keloid scarring Facial psoriasis or eczema Overly dry skin Iron deficiency Previous tattoo that has not faded Transmittable blood disease such as HIV or Hepatitis. Undergoing chemotherpy (doctors approval needed) (perfect for cancer survivors) Blood Disorders: Hemophilia / Sickle Cell Anemia Diabetic Heart Conditions Recent Injury or scar near brow area On strong prescriptive medication or blood thinners will need doctors approval Under 18 There are also various contraindications that will determine if you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure.




How much does it cost?


Please see my pricing under Services tab/ Mibcrobalding. however your touch up session is complimetary with investment of your first session.




Will you do the touch up from another micoblading artist?


I recommend a complimetary consultation first. I will do a Microbladinbg treatment if you are unhappy with results from another artist, however you will have to pay for the first session price which will include a touch up with me. I do not offer a touch up price on another artist work.




Can i get a touch up after my first 2 sessions if I want them to be darker?


Yes you are welcome to come back anytime within a year,as long as its 6- 8 weeks after your second session, if you wish to make any more changes to your brows( i.e. darker, fuller, color) Touch up prices are located in the service tab under microblading.





Lash Lift/ Tint

What is a lash lift?


This is a semi permanent treatment for lifting straight or downward or lashes in a upward position. this treatment leaves your lashes appearing longer and more visible.




How long does it last?


The lash lift last on average for most 6- 8 weeks. Heavier or resistent lashes can have results from 4-6 weeks.




What is a tint?


A tint is a color usually applied to lighter/ translucent lashes or brows to give them a darker pop of color on average lasting 4-6 weeks. A lash tint can be added to a lash lift treatment to give increase effect of darkness thickness, and length.




How long does the lash lift/ tint appoitment take ?


The lash lift treatment alone take 45-60 minutes the lash lift and tint takes an hour to 1hr 15 min. The tinting alone takes 10-15 mninutes.




Will it damage my lashes?


No, with professional use of proper products and knowledge of the treatment from your technician, there should be no damage of the your natural lashes and is completely safe.




What happens when the treatment wears off?


After the 6-8 week period you lashes will start to revert back to there original stature. It is a great time to come back for another one.




What are the benefits of a lash lift/ tint?


This treatment will give you *Appearance of longer lashes *Darker lashes *Appearance of thicker lashes *Upward, curled lashes * Great if you are more natural faced *No masacara needed * No lash curling needed *Long lasting results * Safe and harmless




What are the benefits of a brow tint?


* Appearance of a fuller brow on for 4-6 weeks * darker or differnt shade brow color * Doesnt wash off in water or with sweat * Great for brows with grey or blond hairs *Looks amazing with brow shaping *Safe and harmless




How much are lash lifts/ tints?


The prices for these treatments are located under the service tab under lash lifts/tints.




What do i need to know before my lash lift appointment?


You will need to read & sign the lash lift consent form under the service tab upon booking your lash lift or lash lift/tint appointment. You cannot wear makeup to your appoitnment. it is recommended you workout and shower/ wash hair before as you will not want to get your lashes wet or moist within 24 hours. Lash extentions should be removed professionally 3 days to a week prior before your lift. You cannot curl your lashes atleast 24 hrs before your appointment.




What do I need to know after my lash lift appoitnment?


You cannot get your lashes or wear mascara for 24 hours after the treatment No steam, no heavy exercising that would cause excessive sweating, no hair washing for 24 hours after the treatment No lash Serums, lash extensions, eye creams for 48 hours. Use oil free make up remover wipes if you need to wash your face within 24 hours treatment avoiding your lashes.





Sugaring

What is "COLD" Sugaring?


Sugaring is a hair removal treatment using a combination of sugar water and lemon to remove unwanted body and facial hair, by pulling hair out direction from the root without pulling on the skin. It has been practiced for centuries throughout Northern Africa, Greece and the Middle East. Cold sugaring is exactly the same except the sugar heats up to your natural body tempertature making it completely comfortable and no chances of burning your skin or causing irritation.




What are the benefits of sugaring


It is by far one of the most gentle and ancient techniques that's a natural alternative to and one that lasts longer than traditional waxing. Unlike waxing it does not stick to skin but only to the hair. Waxing adheres to your skin and pulls your skin when you are removing the hair, sugar just binds to your hair and only pulls the hair." sugaring is suitable for removing fine hair all over the body It is great for individuals with sensitive skin and blonde peach fuzz as it's less likely to cause irritation. It is also great for indivisuals who have skin condtions such as eczema it is water soluable so you can clean residue from sugaring with water since all of the ingredients in the mix are natural. unwanted hair will diminish overtime will regular removal maintenance. Way less irritation and no chance of burning skin since the sugar heats up to your own body temperature which makes the temperature completely comfortable. Most on average say it hurts way less. Little to no hair bumps or ingrowns.




What do i need to know before i get sugaring?


To be a candidate for sugaring, your hair must be at least a quarter of an inch long so that the gel is able to bind to the hair and pull it out at the root. make sure the area you plan on removing hair is well exfoliated and not oily,




How often should i come for maintenace?


It is simular to waxing however, it is know on average to last longer than waxing becasue the hair does grow back slightly slower with sugaring. For facial areas 3-4 weeks is recommended for regular upkeep. for body areas 4-5 weeks is recommended on average for regular upkeep. However this may vary slightly everyone hair grows differently depending on growth phases, and the history of hair removal routine




What should i know after i get sugared?


You should avoid hot water, exfoliation, gym activity and the sauna for 48 hours. "Your skin will be sensitive. After that time period, you are in the clear to exfoliate to prevent in-growns hairs. It may take a few sugaring sessions before your hair is completely removed. However, a trained aesthetician will be able to tweeze or thread to target any stubborn hairs. You probably will never go back to waxing!




Am i a good candidate for sugaring?


As long as you are not on Acutane or Retin- A, or have a recent injury/ wound/ scar or severe acne you are cleared to come in a try sugaring! Although sugaring can prove slightly challenging on course and stubborn hair types it is suitable for all hair types.




Can i shave in between?


I highly recommend you do not shave your hair inbetween, shaving alters and confuses the hairs growth cycle and texture. Sugaring inforces the hair to come back in a slower, smoother, less course texture and dimishes the amount of hair over time with normal upkeep. As to where shaving reinforces the courseness, and density of hair and speed in which the hair grows back causing inconsintency with your results. Try your hardest to advoid shaving and letting the hair grow back as normal for your next sugar.




Are there any setbacks with sugaring?


Sugaring is amazing, however it isnt for everyone. we all have our preferences. Of course just like any tretment that removes unwanted hair from your body, it can hurt depending on your pain tolerance level, however sugaring is said to hurt way less then waxing. It is a aquired feeling, and if you are transitioning from shaving or waxing to sugaring it may take a few sugaring sessions to completely remove the hair.




What will my skin feel like after?


Amazing! your skin will fell super soft, as sugar is a natural exfoliant. You will love the results. The skin will have very little irritation, inflammatory, or redness after your treatment. If you are prone to ingrowns (hair bumps) you will see less of those, being that sugar entraps the hair, pulls the hair directions out from the root, without puling on the skin or breaking of the hair.





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