Waxing

Hygiene

A warm wax pot is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, but despite this many salons still double dip their spatulas in a misguided effort to cut their costs and increase their profit – not here!! A fresh pair of gloves and single-use (never double dipped) spatulas are used for all waxing services. The table is covered with fresh exam paper and is disinfected between clients to ensure no cross contamination. Wet wipes are also provided for clients to freshen up before we get started. 

Dos and Don'ts

DO: To mitigate discomfort you can take an Advil about a half hour before your appointment & avoid excess caffeine or alcohol prior to your appointment. 

DON'T: No salt water, pools, hot tubs, or saunas for 24-48 hours after your wax, as these can result in a rash where you definitely don’t want one! Also, it’s best to avoid tight clothing, sun exposure, and (ahem) sweaty aerobic activity for the first 24 hours. ;)

Will it hurt

Real talk…first time waxers will experience more discomfort than a seasoned veteran. This is mainly due to the amount and coarseness of hair present. The good news is that you’ll notice a significant decrease in hair growth right from your first wax, and in addition to decreased regrowth, the hairs will come back thinner and softer. Less hair + thinner hair = a less painful wax!  

How long should my hair be

For best results, your hair should be about ¼ of an inch long. If you have been shaving, please wait three weeks after your last shave, or until the hair has reached about ¼ inch in length, whichever comes first. Hairs that are shorter than 1/4 inch may not be gripped properly by the wax and will be left behind. 

How should I prepare

Please avoid lotions or creams on the area you want waxed the day of, they make it difficult for the wax to grip the hair properly, which can result in missed or broken hairs. If your hair is very long you may trim, but be careful not to go too short - leave enough for the wax to grab. If you have your period that's not an issue, just make sure you're wearing a tampon or diva cup and you're good to go! 

Aftercare

 A combination of manual exfoliation and Tend Skin is the best way to make sure you don’t end up with any pesky ingrown hairs. Beginning the day after your wax, exfoliate the area in the shower using a bath poof, gloves, or scrubby cloth. After drying off, apply a thin layer of Tend Skin to the area and allow it to air dry while you go about your routine. For particularly stubborn ingrown hairs, Tend Skin may be applied twice daily. With daily use, Tend Skin will help bring existing ingrown hairs to the surface as well as prevent new ones from forming. 

Lash Lift

What is a Lash Lift?

The NEW lash perm  -using silicone pads instead of perm rods, this new technique semi-permanently lifts your own natural lashes to create a brighter, fuller, wide eyed look. This treatment will last you 6-8 weeks with no need for the frequent refills or intensive aftercare that comes with having extensions. 

Will Lash Lift damage my natural lashes?

No. Your lash procedure will be performed with the utmost care and proper technique. The product never touches the skin during the process. Redness around the eye may occur due to the product removal process (wiping the eyes with cotton gauze) but should disappear within a few minutes after the procedure. Post treatment you will be provided with aftercare instructions and a product for conditioning.

Can I wear makeup after my lash lift?

Yes but it is advised that you leave your lashes untouched for 24 hours after your treatment. You may find that there is no need for mascara anyway, but if you wish to make your lashes even fuller, a non-waterproof mascara is advised as the removal of waterproof mascaras can be harsh on the lashes and weaken the lift or damage your lashes.

Can I use an eyelash curler post treatment?

No. There will be no need for an eyelash curler as this treatment gives a much better result, but more importantly using one may weaken and damage your lashes. 

How do I need to prep for the treatment?

Please try to arrive make up free. If you wear contacts, they must be removed.