FAQs

Eyelash Extensions

What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash Extensions are individual strands of synthetic fibers made to replicate a natural eyelash. When applied, eyelash extensions lengthen and thicken your own natural eyelashes. The single strands are applied to each individual eyelash, one by one. With proper application, lash extensions look and feel completely natural.

How long will they last? 

Eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your own eyelashes. The care you give them once you leave your appointment will also determine their longevity. You will want to avoid constant saturation of moisture: hot yoga, facial steaming, swimming, crying, and other similar activities not kept in low moderation are totally fine, but will put you back in the recliner sooner than later for a touchup. The recommended touchup time is 2-3 weeks for Classic style and 3-4 weeks for Volume & Hybrid styles. 

What do you mean by growth cycle?

Our eyelashes grow and naturally fall out just like hair on our head. You will find your natural eyelashes shed every 60-90 days as new ones grows in. During Spring and Fall seasonal changes, you will see about 4-6 weeks of what feels like an abnormal shed. Be at ease, it is totally normal and happens whether you have extensions or not. It always happens that when we have money invested in things, we tend to keep track of them with more attention.

Will extensions damage my natural lashes?

Yes and no. Yes, your lashes can be damaged if you go to someone who was not properly trained and uses cheap products not intended for long wear. No, extensions properly applied, by a trained and certified artist like myself who uses quality products, should not. Our application techniques and innovative aftercare ensures your lash health. However, you will want to take precautions to avoid rubbing, tugging, or neglecting the extensions. Too much touching and you can prematurely pull out your natural lashes. Not cleansing or brushing them daily will allow for tangling and oil/debris build up at the follicle, which will make you susceptible to infection, mites, and premature shedding.

What can I use to cleanse them?

An oil-free and foamy cleanser specifically formulated, that will not affect the performance of the adhesive, can be purchased at your appointment or found online through trusted lash extension retailers (not Amazon where skincare is not regulated nor maintained for health standards).  

How should I prepare for my lash appointment?

Avoid the use of strip lashes and waterproof mascara for at least 3 days prior in order to ensure a zero-minimal amount of residue left on your natural lashes, which can affect retention. Arrive with clean, makeup and moisturizer (oil) free eyes. The more time spent cleaning your lashes, the less time you will have for the application.  Remove contact lenses before your appointment as well, as sometimes the under eye pads and tape may attach and rip them out.

Face + Body Waxing

Why waxing?

Waxing removes the hair from the follicle by the root. With regular waxing, hair becomes finer, softer, and will grow back slower and more sparse. Most individuals experience at least 1-2 weeks without hair before experiencing re-growth. These results can be expected after a minimum of three consecutive (monthly) waxes. Just like with lash extensions, there are three different hair growth cycles and the best, longest lasting results occur after all three have been waxed.

Does waxing hurt?

The anticipation will kill you more than I will. The first time is the worst time! However, everyone's pain tolerance varies, and staying consistent with your appointments will improve your experience. I also do my best to pull quick like a ninja while holding your skin as taut as possible to provide an almost painless experience every time. I only use high-quality hard wax along with pre- and post-care skincare products that hydrate and also accommodate those with sensitive skin.

Why hard wax?

I have experience with both soft and hard wax products, so this is more a personal preference than a comparison. Hard wax has the ability of having a shrink-wrapping affect on the hair, thus primarily removing dead skin cells with fine and/or coarse hair. Hard wax is applied at a lower temperature, and the removal is virtually flawless leaving behind smooth skin and little - no residue. Hard wax was also designed to be more gentle on the skin and be used in more sensitive areas to be less irritating to your skin.

How should I prepare for my wax appointment?

Please discuss the use of all topical skin care (Retin A, Renova, Differin, ProActiv, Glycolic/Salicylic/Lactic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide) items before your first wax or as things change. Many skin care ingredients increase the rate of cell turnover, creating a higher risk of lifting the skin, redness, and potential reaction. All clients must be off of Accutane for a minimum of 1 year prior to any waxing services. Make sure to discuss any oral medications you are taking as well. Antibiotics, steroids, thyroid medication, chemotherapy treatments, etc. can all affect your waxing experience.

Exfoliate the area to be waxed every other day up to 48 hours prior to the service. Keeping the skin exfoliated and moisturized improves your waxing results. Please arrive with clean skin and avoid any lotion or other products on that area on the day of your wax. 

Also, a minimum of 2 weeks of hair growth is recommended when considering facial waxing and 3-4 weeks is recommended for the rest of your body This ensures the wax will grab all of your hair. Keeping in mind that everyone's hair grows at different rates, however for the first wax after shaving, these timeframes have proven to leave the skin smoother longer, as well as [for most] being less painful.

Can I get waxed while on my period?

Yes, of course! But you must have a clean tampon in place or you will need to reschedule at least 24 hours prior. Some women notice they are more sensitive during this timeframe, so please keep your cycle in mind when booking.  

What if I am pregnant?

There is no problem continuing to get waxed throughout your pregnancy! If you have never waxed before, please consult any potential risks with your doctor.  

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PMU APPOINTMENT

IMPORTANT

  • ACCUTANE OR RETIN-A USERS - MUST WAIT AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE TATTOOING

  • ALL PREVIOUS COSMETIC TATTOOING BY ANOTHER ARTIST MUST BE DISCLOSED PRIOR TO BOOKING

  • MUST NOT BE PREGNANT OR NURSING

  • DISCLOSE ALL MEDICAL CONDITIONS TO YOUR TECHNICIAN

 

24 - 48 HOURS PRIOR

  • NO CAFFEINE

(TEA, COFFEE, ENERGY DRINKS, ETC.)

  • NO ALCOHOL OR NICOTINE

  • NO ASPIRIN OR IBUPROFEN

  • NO EXERCISING

 

ONE WEEK PRIOR

  • NO BLOOD THINNERS (FISH OIL, VITAMIN E, OMEGA 3, ETC.)

  • NO TANNING

  • NO WAXING, THREADING, TWEEZING OR TINTING IN PROCEDURE AREA

  • NO ANTIBIOTICS OR STERIODS MEDICATION

 

TWO WEEKS PRIOR

  • AVOID RETINOL, BHA/AHA OR OTHER ANTI-AGING SKINCARE PRODUCTS

 

FOUR WEEKS PRIOR

  • NO BOTOX OR FILLERS IN PROCEDURE AREA

  • NO COSMETIC PROCEDURES OR SURGERIES

  • NO LASER TREATMENT OR CHEMICAL PEELS IN THE PROCEDURE AREA

Aftercare

  • For 1 hr post appt, blot your brows with a clean tissue to remove plasma. If the oozing dries on the brows, it will create massive scabs and the brows will peel and flake like crazy.

 

  • Within a few hrs post appt, wash your brows with the aftercare soap.

    • Wash hands

    • Get TINY bit of soap and some water OUTSIDE OF SHOWER

    • Gently wash brows in direction of hair. It's a LIGHT swipe, just to help remove excess oil, oozing, etc. NO circles or scrubbing.

    • RINSE THOROUGHLY... Cup hands with water and rinse to make sure all soap is removed.

    • Pat dry with clean paper towel.

    • Apply balm (TINY AMOUNT, NOT GOOPY)

 

  • Wash morning and night for 10 days

 

  • Apply balm morning noon and night for 10 days. You will have enough left for touch up if using it correctly. GRAIN of rice sized amount will cover BOTH brows.

 

  • No getting them wet OUTSIDE of the wash schedule. This includes sweating, sauna, hot tub, etc. Try to keep water off of them best you can in the shower.

 

  • No direct sunlight for 2 weeks.

 

  • NO MAKEUP, LOTION, FACE WASH, SERUMS, SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, etc. can touch them for two whole weeks. After that, avoid all products on them that include active ingredients (acne or anti aging products)

 

  • NO picking or scratching at scabs. DO NOT sleep on face!

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