LASH EXTENSION INFO
Lash extensions add thickness, curl and/or length to your natural lashes. Whether you are a big hair, big lashes kind of gal, a business woman, a no make-up exercise fanatic or anything in between - women from all walks of life love lash extensions!
** You can customize your lash look, whether a subtle change or something more dramatic and voluminous. The extensions are applied one individual extension to one natural lash, one by one (unless 2D+ which involves several, thinner extensions per natural lash).
** These babies will feel like your own natural lashes! Lash extensions should look and feel like they are natural. When a new client comes and is very cautious, it's usually because of a bad past experience. ALMOST ALWAYS their fear stems from another lash tech who used too much adhesive, too heavy a lash or clumped many natural lashes to one extension. If this happens to you or is happening, have the lash extensions removed ASAP and Don't Go Back!!
** Enjoy shaving around 15 minutes off the start of your day. Eye make-up application (primarily MASCARA!) takes the most time for lots of us ladies, so lash extensions are great for busy women who want to wake up feeling beautiful and comfortable to run out of the house. Full, long lashes do the job of lining and enhancing the eyes for instant lift and a beautiful look.
** Lash extensions are semi-permanent, meaning the extensions very gradually and naturally fall out when your natural lash does without any pain or discomfort. A natural lash typically goes through a full growth cycle somewhere between every 60 to 90 days. Each eye has about 150-200 total lashes and lashes usually grow in 3 rows. You lose 2-4 natural lashes daily, so you may notice some shed within a day of application and others will last from a week up to a couple months.
Prices vary, but it's safe to say that you should Be Very Wary of nail salons, beauticians, etc. offering
lash extensions for low rates. I'VE HEARD WAY TOO MANY HORROR STORIES!!!
While this service does not need to break the bank, you are paying for a skilled and professionally
licensed cosmetologist to miticulously apply each lash extensions carefully, one by one directly to
You do not want an ametur applying anything near your eyes and you deserve the use of only
high quality products, from the tools to the extensions and adhesive. Like most products, there
are "the good, the bad and the ugly."
Once you try it, it might just become a service you don’t want to go without! It’s so easy to come lay down in a relaxing environment and leave with eye opening lashes that are fuller, longer and more curved than your natural lashes!
LASH EXTENSION APPLICATION
Your first appointment will take approximately 1-2.5 hours. (Don’t worry, you can get a good nap in! Most clients fall asleep during the treatment!!) Before we start we will talk about what look you desire and suits you best. I will answer any questions and go over lash aftercare instructions. Please arrive to every appointment with eye makeup removed and lashes cleaned with an oil free mild cleanser. **Extra time I must take cleaning your lashes may result in less lashes being applied.
This part is super EASY for you! You get to lay down with your eyes closed in a calming and relaxed private studio during the process. Like I mentioned, many clients are so relaxed they fall asleep!
Using an adhesive specifically manufactured for lash extension application and created based on the properties of medical grade adhesives, each lash will be applied to achieve the custom look we agreed on. After the extensions are all on I will start the adhesive’s curing process and talk to you about aftercare again, providing you with written instructions.
Since most people shed 2-4 lashes each day, I recommend a touch-up "fill" appointment every 2-3 weeks. This will keep your lashes looking full and fresh! I do have some clients who come weekly and others come once a month. It's up to you and your experience. With proper care, lash extensions can remain attached to a natural hair for about 6 weeks.
Just because an extension CAN last 6 weeks doesn’t mean that’s the goal. A short extension hanging on the end of a long natural lash isn’t cute! When you come for a fill I will clean up any loose or grown out lashes and replace the extensions as well as add new extensions to lashes that have entered the anagen phase (active, growing phase). This phase lasts 30-45 days. In this stage, the eyelash will not fall out unless it is pulled, plucked, forced or stressed.
Your lash homecare will play a huge part in how long your lashes last. Excessive eye makeup (AKA Mascara!), sleeping on your lashes, failing to keep your eye area clean on a daily basis, natural oils as well as oil based products and more are factors that can cause premature lash loss. So, be sure to follow the lash do's & don'ts!
LASH LIFT & TINTING INFO
Lash lifts have gained popularity in recent years. It's a no fuss way to add unbelievable lift to your lashes that you can enjoy for 6-8 weeks. Goodbye lash curler! Yes, it is essentially a perm for your lashes. However the harsh chemicals used for perming hair in the past have been formulated to be safe around your delicate eye area.
An added perk you can enjoy is tinting your lashes black during the lift treatment. Or, were you lucky enough to be born with a great, natural lash curl? You can just get your lashes tinted blondie! Either way you will have lashes that are dark and appear thicker with the tint added. Mascara may be a thing of the past - FINALLY!
This service is not only awesome because it lasts a full 1-2 months, but once it's done it's done! There are no restrictions or aftercare to worry over other than keeping them dry 24 hours.
LIFT & TINT TREATMENT PROCESS
Before beginning, your eye area and lashes must be squeaky clean. Then a silicone mold is attached to the eyelids using a water based, non-toxic glue.
Your lashes are then curled up and carefully attached onto the mold using the same water based glue. A lift solution is applied to the root of the lashes without touching your skin. You get to relax 10 minutes while the solution works it's lifting magic! After the timer goes DING the lift solution is removed and a neutralizer is applied to prevent over processing (AKA, too curly &/or damaged). That solution stays on for 5 minutes.
If you choose to have your lashes tinted as well, the tint will be applied after the neutralizer is removed. It stays on for one last relaxing wait of 10 minutes. Then you're all cleaned up, a keratin solution is added for maintaining the health of your lashes and BOOM! Done deal!! Look in the mirror at those gorgeous lashes.
HENNA BROWS INFO
We all know brows are one of the biggest impact statements you can make, and today like always I suppose, brows are all the rage. Using a spa quality product that's gone beyond the existing services available to enhance brows, I can use a technique to give you the brows of your dreams without making them your forever brows or outrageously priced. This treatment not only tints your eyebrow hair, but uses henna properties give a tattoo effect by also tinting the skin in the area desired.
Henna tinting helps to make eyebrows more expressive, disguising gaps in plucked or receding eyebrows. The spa-care aspect of the product I use makes it possible to achieve a maximum result from tinting as well as makes the effect from the treatment last longer while it strengthens and protects the hair and skin. The skin tinting will last two weeks and the hair tint can last up to a month.
HENNA BROWS TREATMENT PROCESS
You can choose to get henna brows over your existing brows or I can clean up your brow area first and then do the treatment. I will start by using spa quality products to thoroughly clean and exfoliate the brow area. This will ensure the henna tint gives the best results and lasts as long as possible. Together we will pick 1 from 7 colors you are most comfortable with having your brows. Then I will use a skin wax pencil to create a perimeter outline of your soon to be brows. The product is then carefully brushed onto the area to be tinted. You get to stay laid back and listen to relaxing music for 20 minutes. I will then remove the product and use a fixative to help the tints longevity. The only aftercare is keeping your brows dry for 24 hours. Then you can do like you normally do without worrying about brows for a couple weeks!
BROW MICROBLADING INFO
Microblading is a manual technique of permanent makeup, creating the most natural brow outcome. Using fine, hair-like strokes, pigment is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of skin (all medically technical, right!) to mimic real hair.
As with any tattoo, fading will occur over time and this is particularly true for treatments to the face due to factors such as natural oils and sun exposure. A microblading touch up is recommended once a year to keep brows looking fresh.
Microblading may be a bit uncomfortable for some who are particularly sensitive. A numbing cream is applied at the beginning of the service to keep any discomfort to a minimum.
The appointment take approximately 2-2.5 hours. Much of that time is spent waiting for the numbing agent, discussing the process, sketching the brows and allowing the pigment to settle into the skin.
BROW MICROBLADING PROCESS
Fourth, the actual procedure. This only takes a maximum of one hour. I re-numb in-between passes and make sure to keep all of my clients comfortable!
I always take pictures for both you and I, and I am happy to send them to you via text or email.
I ask for you to follow up with pictures during your healing, so I can monitor the process and answer any questions.
But generally, I do not see you again until your touch up at six to eight weeks.
PRE & POST BROW CARE
Careful precare and aftercare can truly make a HUGE difference on results. The closer you follow the instructions, the higher your ink retention, which means fewer touchups and less cost for you!
Please read and follow all of my pre and post care for your best healed results!
It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:
Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure
Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face
Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to treatment
Do not work out the day of the procedure.
Do not have botox 3 weeks prior
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo
Do not consume coffee before your procedure if it makes you jittery
Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)
POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS
STAGE 1: The 1st Day
The goal of this stage is to keep heavy scabs from forming. The first 12 to 24 hours are CRUCIAL. We keep heavy scabbing from forming by doing three things:
A. 30 minutes after undergoing microblading treatment, gently cleanse eyebrows without stretching the skin.
B. Washing your brows every three hours until bedtime. (I’ll explain how to wash below).
C. Keeping a layer of ointment on your brows the entire first day and night.
During this first day, you body is constantly draining lymph fluid from your body. The ointment keeps that lymph from drying and forming a plastic like, hard crust on your brows. Then, by continually washing, we wash away the draining fluid. The goal with washing IS to remove anything on the surface. Because of this, you can pat them dry this first day ONLY.
Give them one last good wash before bed, and then apply one last thick layer of ointment before bed.
Then begin the normal regimen for the remainder of your scabbing phase.
STAGE 2: The Scabbing Phase (Cleanse and Protect)
This Stage lasts about 7 to 12 days, depending on if and how heavily you scab, and how quick you heal!
Starting day two, I have all of my clients wash their brows three times per day. Morning, evening, and night. There are very specific instructions for this which I will go through in detail below.
Aside from this cleansing, you MUST keep you brows away from water and moisture as much as possible.
As of day 3 you will use coconut oil or grapeseed oil to moisturize your brows. You must apply this to your brows at least three times daily, on DRY brows.
Your microbladed brows are NOT set in your skin until they have scabbed, and the scabs have shed! If the scabbing comes off too early, you WILL lose pigment in that area. As a general rule, you must keep your scabbing for a full five days in order to keep pigment in that area.
I have a very specific healing system to retain as much pigment as possible.
Like all scabs, they are not incredibly volatile UNLESS they are wet. Have you noticed that wet scabs flick off easily? THIS is when you must treat your brows with baby care. But if they are dry beforehand, you can gently wash them without compromising the scabbing. Washing them is VITAL.
You will begin to notice the light scabbing on your brows the very next morning after your appointment, and even see it start to flake away about day 5-7. This is completely normal!
Continue to wash and oil your brows until ALL scabbing has shed. Please do this until day 7 no matter what, as some clients believe that they are done healing when they are not!
If you still have scabbing on day 12, I give you full permission to use an exfoliating scrub to remove any lingering scabs. Once you are scab free, you do not need to baby, oil, or wash your brows any longer!
You also may fill them in until your touch up appointment as they may be patchy :)
Washing instructions: Wash your eyebrows three times a day with the soap I send home with you, or an approved soap only. (Dial Soap, Baby Soap, Cetaphil or Neutrogena) This is ideally morning, evening, and before bedtime.
*Only wash completely DRY brows! If you have sweat at all or just bathed, wait for them to dry completely.
First Splash your brows with warm water, then lather your fingertips with the soap. With a light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in small circles moving outward for 10 seconds, then rinse with water. To dry, gently blot AROUND the brows, but not directly on them. AIR DRY ONLY. Or with a blow dryer. Use your oil to moisturize.
Other Important Instructions:
***Do NOT use ANYTHING on your brows of forehead other than the products I send home with you! Until your brows are done scabbing, other cleansers or moisturizers could pull your ink!
Use a fresh pillowcase to avoid infection
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
Avoid sweaty exercise for one week
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
DO NOT use any cleansing products containing any acne products or exfoliants anywhere on your face
Important note about showering:
The ointment will help act as a barrier between your brows and the water. You should only apply a very thin layer at this point.
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Also limit baths time and temperature to avoid steam. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. If necessary, your face should only be getting wet at the very end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area. Remember to wash your brows while Dry, BEFORE bathing only.
Stage 3: Finish Healing
During this stage, you are just letting your skin finish healing, and waiting for your ink to come back in! Your brows at this stage will continue to flake and shed as the pigment raises up through the surface. You can continue to oil them or use facial moisturizer on them during this time.
The Hardest Part of Microblading is understanding that it is a process!
From the day you first get microbladed, it will be almost two full months (After your Touch up is healed) before you are likely satisfied with your brows!
The first week you will be healing, and your brows will be scabby and too dark!
The second and third week your brows will look faded as it takes 30 days for the pigment to rise to the surface of the skin.
At day 30, you will likely like your brows pretty well, but they WILL have some patchy parts and need touch-up up!
*You absolutely can fill your brows in during this process the second you are done scabbing.
Lastly, you go through this process on more time with your touch-up. But this time, once the color comes back, you are generally finally happy with your brows!
Some people will have a spot or to or one side or the other (if you are a side sleeper) that needs one more additional touch up, but THIS is when you finally get to see your brows in all their glory!
Please just be patient and understand that microblading IS a process.
DAY OF YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT:
Come in with your brows drawn in how you like to wear them, or with pictures or ideas of what you are looking for. If you have a color or pencil you love, bring it! I can color match it :)
First, we will decide your ideal shape and color. We are NOT rushed with this! We want to be sure before continuing.
Second, we outline this shape for the microblading.
Third, I numb all clients with a medical grade numbing.
BROW SHAPING & TINTING INFO
This service is pretty self explanatory. Sometimes you just need a little, or Big, brow clean up. If you see me for another service, I will add brow waxing and trimming to your service for a nominal up charge. If you would like to have your brows tinted, feel free to come have a stand alone service in which I will wax, trim and tint your brows. Come see me so we can shape what you're workin' with now.