AIR BRUSH TANS FAQs
What should I be doing to prepare for my airbrush tan? Make sure that your skin is smooth and exfoliated. If you have particularly dry skin it is important to make sure that you are exfoliating your skin AT LEAST 3 days prior to your appointment.
How long will my tan last? While skin type and maintenance are a important factor in the length of time your airbrush tan will last, the typical time frame is 5-7 days.
How far in advance should I book my tan before attending a special event? We recommend waiting at least 1.5-2 days prior to attending an event following your airbrush appointment. This will allow for you tan to fully activate. This also allows for at least two showers in which excess bronzer will be removed from the skin as to not stain any garments you would be wearing. If you need your tan to be ready for an event sooner we do offer a few rapid developing formulas that will develop in 3-6 hours. Ask about them when booking your airbrush appointment!
Can I put my make up on right after I finish my tan? If you choose to have your face tanned it is recommended that you wait to apply makeup, however this is up to your own discretion. If you do decide to apply makeup, a light coverage would be recommended. Just be aware that if you wash your tanned face prior to the 10-12 hour period that the airbrush tan is activating you will stop the activation process.
What should I wear to my airbrush tan? What you wear during your tanning is up to your discretion. If you opt to wear swimwear while being tanned please be sure that the swimwear is form fitting and dark as light shades will be stained. Following your appointment, please be sure to wear dark, loose, cotton clothing and slip on shoes in order to not rub off your tan or leave any markings. Any jewelry worn to your appointment should be removed and not reapplied until after you’ve washed the excess bronzer away.
If I get your darkest tan will it last longer? No, the darkness of your tan does not factor into the length of time your tan lasts. Proper tan maintenance, including moisturizing and the application of a tan extender can potentially extend the life of your tan.
Can I be spray tanned with body hair? This is ultimately up to you, body hair is very unlikely to cause your tan to be uneven as the tanner is able to penetrate past hair giving those with body hair the same results as those without. However, if you do opt for hair removal prior to your airbrush appointment please note that any hair removal (shaving or waxing) should be done no less than 8 hours prior to your appoint. When hair is removed, this opens up your skins pores and the tanner will clog those pores giving your skin a “freckled” appearance where you shaved/waxed. It is also important to note that if you shave/wax after your tan this will reduce the length of your tan, as the removal of hair will also lift dry skin cells from your body sooner, thus expediting the body’s exfoliation process.
Does your airbrush tanner contain SPF? No! It is important that you are still applying sunscreen when headed outdoors.
I’m vegan, are your spray tans vegan friendly? Yes! All three of our shades are vegan friendly, paraben free, all natural blends.
EYELASH EXTENSION FAQs
How long will my eyelash extension appointment take? This is entirely dependent on what lash style you decide on. Our technicians will be applying either a single lash or cluster of lashes (depending on style preference) to your own personal lashes, if you are lucky enough to be blessed with lots of lashes the application process will take longer. Prepare for your appointment to be no less than an hour long. If time is a concern, check with your technician prior to the start of the appointment for a more accurate estimate.
How long will my lash extensions last? This is dependent on how well you are following the aftercare process. It is crucial that your lashes stay dry for at least 24 hours (no sweat, no steam, etc.) and that you are not using products with oil after the lashes are applied. Oil will cause the adhesive to loosen and your lashes to fall off. If properly cared for they can be expected to last up to 3 weeks at the longest.
Can I wear mascara with my lash extensions? No, we definitely do not recommend it. This is because most products that will be able to remove the mascara from your lashes while keeping the lashes intact. If you do opt to do so, make sure that your make up remover is OIL and ALCOHOL FREE. When your lashes are applied it is very unlikely that you will see a need to apply mascara. Once you start seeing gaps in your lashes feel free to get in touch with our technician about getting them filled in.
My lashes are starting to come loose how can I remove them? DO NOT pick your lash extensions that are coming loose! This will cause damage to your natural lashes, as that is what your extensions are attached to. If you need assistance removing your lashes please contact one of our technicians and we will be happy to set an appointment to remove them for you.
What are some after care tips I should be mindful of? Be sure that you are not letting water directly hit your lashes, particularly in the shower, as the pressure from the shower water will eventually loosen or wear out the lashes. When sleeping, be sure to not directly sleep on your lashes. Gently comb your lashes with a spoolie, do be careful not to “over fluff” or use the spoolie like you do with mascara. Please ask a technician to show you how to properly comb your lash extensions. Lastly, make sure that you are keeping your lash extensions clean for longer wear. Due to our bodies creating natural oil, the adhesive is likely to break down over time if lashes are not cleansed. If you’re unsure how to properly cleanse your lashes, please ask your technician about proper procedures and cleansing products as she may have some available for you to purchase.
SKIN TREATMENT & WAXING FAQs
What is Microdermabrasion? This is a technique performed by one of our licensed estheticians that is designed to smooth the skin by removing the outer layer of skin. This will help with the reduction of discoloration, light scarring, sun damage and stretch marks.
How long before I start seeing results? While this is dependent on not only your skins overall health, but the goal you’re hoping to achieve with your treatments. If there is a lot of pigmentation issues, skin issues or scarring this will take more treatments. The average results start appearing at approximately 6 treatments. These treatments can be done every 2 to 6 weeks.
Who should avoid Microdermabrasion treatments? People taking prescriptions such as Accutane, prescription-strength retinol, Retin-A or tretinoin should talk to their dermatologist before making an appointment for one of these treatments. As these prescriptions are known to cause the skin to be far more sensitive which may result in the skin being aggravated by this treatment. It is important that you are honest about your skin care regimen with our estheticians in order to get the best results and not risk scarring.
How does an LED Facial work exactly? The energy delivered by the red light emitting diodes (LEDs) enhances cellular metabolism. This in turn stimulates the body to build new collagen, increases circulation, and improves the functioning of the lymphatic system.
Is there proof that LED Facials actually work? Yes! Actually, research conducted by NASA’s space program has proven that near-infrared LED light therapy promotes wound healing and human tissue growth. There are actually numerous clinical studies that have proven the efficiency of Light-Therapy.
How many treatments do I need to get in order to see results? Everyone wants to see their skin looking healthier and more youthful, however, in order to achieve these results the number of treatments will vary depending on your current skin conditions. The minimum recommended number of treatments is 8-15 before results will appear. This is on a schedule of weekly or bi-weekly treatments, followed by monthly maintenance treatments. You will notice slight changes in your skin after the first treatment, such as more of a natural glow. However, in order to reach the treatments fullest potential it is recommended to continue treatments.
Okay, but do I actually nee the monthly maintenance? Yes. It is important that you follow up with maintenance treatments to maintain the results you have achieved unless otherwise determined by your esthetician.
Can everyone get LED Facials? For the most part. These treatments will have the greatest impact on skin with sluggish metabolism and skin showing visible signs of aging. Those who should not use light therapy include those who are pregnant, those who have epilepsy, photo-allergy, and medications that cause light sensitivity (such as Tetracycline). If you are currently taking steroids or cortisone injections, you also should not receive light therapy.
Does waxing hurt? This is going to be dependent on your own pain tolerance. If this is your first time being waxed and you are nervous about the pain, take an Ibuprofen or Advil approximately 30 minutes before your appointment to help alleviate some of the pain. While you may find your first waxing painful, over time as the hair comes back in thinner and sparser you will find it becomes increasingly less painful. Females should attempt to plan their waxing appointments in the first two weeks of their cycle in order to decrease sensitivity and avoid stimulants such as caffeine.
How long will my wax last? If your hair was grown to the recommended length ( 1/4″ to 1/2″) then you will find your wax lasting about 1-2 weeks. You first wax will last the least amount of time, however, throughout the waxing process your hair will get on the same natural growth cycle causing longer in between waxes (approx. 4-7 weeks).
How do I prevent ingrown hairs? The best way to prevent these is to gently exfoliate the area 2-3 times a week.
- Why do I have red bumps after my wax? This is due to your skin being irritated following the wax. Any redness and bumps should disappear within a few hours