FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION

+ What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micro pigmentation (SMP) is a process involving hair follicle replication and skin camouflage using pigmentation. Specialized pigments are embedded in the skin of the scalp or in scarred areas, using a variety of custom designed micro needles. SMP is non-surgical and doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply as normal tattooing.

+ How is the pigment applied?

The pigment is delivered to the superficial dermis, a layer of skin between the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) and subcutaneous tissues. However, SMP practitioners often place the pigment at varying depths to ensure the most natural appearance. This also ensures that the colouring will remain consistent and won’t “dot” over time. Unlike tattoo ink, SMP uses a custom blend of follicle and skin pigmentation that will retain its colour with only minor fading.

Precision is key – both in terms of correctly placing the pigment and in terms of matching hair colour and skin tone.

+ What type of pigment is used?

Our pigments are non-iron based compounds that ensure colours do not bleed or fade significantly over time. Use of iron based pigmentation or standard tattoo inks can result in replicated follicles spreading over time, giving a dotted appearance. The colour of this tattoo inks will also change over time, creating a blue tinge.

This is usually seen in individual’s who have gone to the traditional tattoo artist or improperly trained technicians technicians.

+ Who is a good candidate for SMP?

SMP is ideal for individuals interested in recreating their hair line and for patients seeking to camouflage hair transplant. It can also be suitable for creating greater fullness in individuals who are starting to thin in hair density, or who have undergone surgical hair restoration and did not get the desired hair density.

+ Can SMP be used to hide alopecia?

SMP can be absolutely be used to hide alopecia, in many forms. Treatments are often sought by individuals with alopecia areata and alopecia totalis. SMP can also camouflage baldness caused by traction alopecia, scarring alopecia and alopecia barbae.

+ Can SMP be used on all skin tones?

SMP is suitable for all skin tones and hair colours. Pigments are colour matched to every client. We strive for the seamless integration of SMP into any remaining hair and an important part of that process is considering a client’s skin tone. Pigment colours are selected according to the clients remaining hair and skin tone, ensuring a natural final result for every client no matter what their hair colour or skin tone.

+ Do I have a say in how my hairline or scar will look?

We will consult with you about a suitable hairline, based on your natural hairline and face shape. Once you and your technician have decided on the shape, we will utilize the necessary SMP technique on your scalp to ensure a natural appearance.

Clients contemplating hairline restoration should consider a naturally asymmetrical hairline design and fading effect (lighter at the hairline with denser pigmentation at the mid-scalp) if hairline restoration is performed. This approach will likely create a more natural result in eligible candidates.

For clients with scarring, our technicians will consult with you about the most appropriate technique for minimizing the scar’s appearance.

+ What kind of results can I expect?

While SMP may be useful for a select group of clients interested in concealing their hair loss, it should be approached with realistic expectations and performed by a trusted clinic.

Those considering the procedure must remember that SMP is a two-dimensional process and cannot provide the texture and growth of real hair. Undergoing SMP without recognizing its limitations may create unrealistic expectations and disappointing results. This is why a consultation with a trained SMP technician is an essential part of the process.

+ How long does an SMP treatment take?

For most individuals, 2 treatment sessions are necessary and can often be completed 2 days in a row. In some cases, up to 4 treatment sessions may be required to create the desired look.

The length of each treatment session varies, depending on the amount of work required.

Your technician will be able to give you a more specific estimate of the amount of time require to meet your individual needs after a consultation.

+ Are SMP treatments painful?

SMP hurts significantly less than having a regular tattoo, and much less than a hair transplant. We apply topical anaesthetics to numb the skin before the procedure.

Clients seldom feel much during the procedure but may experience some redness and minor discomfort once the numbing agent wears off.

+ After a procedure, when can I return to work?

With the exception of some redness and bruising, SMP does not have significant side effects. You may want to consider leaving 2-3 days between your SMP session and any important social or business events, as the scalp irritation may need a few days to subside and pigments require some time to settle.

+ How much does SMP cost?

The prices of a complete treatment vary depending on how many sessions are required to address the client’s needs. Your technician will be able to give you a more specific estimate of the price of your treatment after a consultation.

+ Are the results guaranteed?

The overwhelming majority of our clients achieve lasting, positive results. However, a small percentage of clients may not. And, of course, everyone heals at different rates.

At Full Moon Aesthetics, we offer a 1 year guarantee on all of our work. In the event that you do need to come in for a touch up during that period of time, there will be no additional charge.

+ Are the results permanent?

SMP treatment is considered permanent. However, without proper care, minor fading may occur over time.

After care instructions are provided at the end of your treatment and minor touch ups can be easily accommodated.

+ What if I want to reverse the process?

SMP can be reversed with laser treatment. It is easily done because, unlike with tattoos, the pigment does not reach the deeper layers of the skin.

+ My hair transplant physician also offers SMP treatment. Shouldn't I go to a trained physician?

In most cases a trained technician, not the physician, will be performing the SMP procedure. SMP is the artistic application of tattoo-like ink to bald or thinning areas of the scalp to recreate the appearance of shortly cropped hair.

While undergoing SMP at a hair transplant clinic is an option, clinics specializing in SMP treatments can often offer technicians who are more experienced in the art and detail of SMP application.

+ What happens if my hair colour starts to change with time? For example, it starts to go grey or white.

Don’t worry about going grey! While we can offer touch ups to match colour changes, hair follicles tend to maintain dark colours. Even when the hair starts to turn grey or white, it is not as noticeable closer to the scalp. So even if longer hairs appear grey or white, the shaven follicles and accompanying SMP look almost identical.

+ Should I get a patch test?

A free patch test can be done during consultation (at least 48 ours prior to procedure), especially recommended for clients who have sensitive skin and/or have allergy concerns.

+ What if I react to the product used?

In the event of an allergic reaction, you will need to visit a medical practitioner ASAP. We can supply MSDS (material safety data sheets) that contains all necessary information on the products used. There are no refunds for allergic reactions.

+ How can I book a consultation?

You can book a consultation with us by phone at 250-465-0362, email or via our website.

The more information you provide us the better we will be able to address your needs and ensure results. Appointments are required so please contact us first!


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EYEBROW MICROBLADING

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+ What is eyebrow microblading?

Inserting semi-permanent pigment (iron based) into the upper layer of the dermis with a manual hand tool. Hair strokes are created to mimic the illusion of real hair.

+ How is the pigment applied?

The pigment is applied with a micro blade (hense the name) it is only a few mm long, and come in various sizes. Each type of blade used will result in thicker or thinner hair strokes. Some are designed for tough skin as others are designed for more fragile skin. The blade is dipped into the pigment and applied/inserted at time of hair stroke. Near the end of the session, the remaining pigment is smeared across the fresh hair strokes to really saturate.

+ Who can get eyebrow microblading?

This procedure is safe and suitable for most people, however few health restrictions do apply:

Clients who are breastfeeding or pregnant. Why? There is not research or evidence that it will not affect the unborn child through breastfeeding or during pregnancies.

Clients who have had recent chemo or any other serious conditions should consult their physician before hand.

Clients who take blood thinners or bleed easily may have to get more touch ups done. Bleeding during the procedure pushes pigment out, so the more a client will bleed, likely the less pigment that will retain.

Clients with low iron levels can metabolize the pigment quicker and can potentially fade quickly.

Clients who get botox in their foreheads should either get it done 3 months after botox or before getting any. If you are a regular botox recipient, this should not be an issue. Why does it matter? In the event that you get your eyebrows microbladed and the botox wears away, there may be a risk of having un-even brows due to the muscles gaining their ability to move again.

+ Why would I want eyebrow microblading?

Eyebrow microblading eliminates the need to apply makeup to your brows every morning. You will not have to deal with trying to draw on even brows, flaky or smudging brow makeup or have to remove the makeup before bed time. After microblading, your brows will stay on when you wash your face, go to the gym, go on vacations and swim. You can achieve realistic thicker, darker, fuller brows with microblading.

+ When should I get eyebrow microblading?

You can get microblading year around. Depending on your lifestyle, it is best to get it done at least 3 weeks before any vacation (especially if it involves swimming), or special event such as a wedding. This will ensure that your brows are healed by the time you leave.

+ Will eyebrow microblading ruin my natural eyebrows?

No, your hair will not be affected by microblading.

+ Do I need to shave off my brows?

No

+ What is the maintenance required for microbladed brows?

Keep them protected with SPF; the more sun exposure, the more they will fade. Avoid exfoliating them often; limit physical exfoliation and if you use any retinol products/similar exfoliating products, try to avoid your eyebrows.

You will require touch ups to refresh the pigment. Your skin type, age, aftercare during healing, and long term aftercare will all determine how often you will need touch ups.

+ What determined the price that you charge?

You get what you pay for. You are paying for not only the service but knowledge, artistry and skills. To become a certified eyebrow artist, intense and highly technical training was completed. High quality products are used. Most of the supplies are single-use, so supplies and room set up are accounted for. I believe in quality over quantity! I would rather do 3 perfect brows than 10 mediocre jobs. The service takes a few hours, and includes first touch up. I take my time to ensure the brows I create are done correctly. "Correctly" meaning, 1) safely (using sanitized equipment when applicable) 2) ensuring no damage to your skin (ensuring the hair strokes are embedded to the correct depth of the skin) 3) hair strokes are flowing in the right direction and spaced properly. They must flow to create a seamless outcome. It is a meticulous process requiring patience and attention to detail, to ensure you leave with a perfect set of brows.

+ How should I prepare myself for my appointment?

Please do not drink alcohol, consume caffeine, or take Asprin, Niacin, Vitamine E, or Ibuprophen within 24 hours of your appointment as these all can cause your blood to thin. Due to more bleeding, you may not retain the pigment as well and will require more touch ups than usual. You may come in with your regular brow makeup or with bare brows.

+ What will my appointment be like?

I will numb your brows with a topical anesthetic (5% lidocaine) and go over a consultation form with you while they numb. We will map your brows with a wax pencil to determine shape and go over pigment selection. You will then lay comfortably on a plush massage table and then the procedure begins.

+ Does it hurt?

Discomfort varies from client to client. I apply a topical anesthetic before procedure, and throughout the procedure. It will depend on how your skin reacts to the anesthetic and your pain tolerance. Some clients experience no discomfort and others do.

+ How do I know if microblading is for me?

During the consultation we go over what look you desire, and I will make some recommendations that will compliment your facial features. When we agree, I will put together a "brow map" that is custom to suit your eyes, and face shape. If you are not sure whether to get microblading or microshading, we can discuss it during consult. The major difference is that microblading mimics hair and looks real and natural, and microshading looks more like you filled in your brows with makeup.

+ Will my semi-permanent tattoo fade to an odd colour?

Iron Oxide based pigments are slowly metabolized by the body. Over time, this can result in pigment looking blue, green or peach. These can all be corrected and microbladed over.

+ What if I don't like the results?

If you want to add more: No problem! Add more hair strokes or darker pigment at your touchup.

If you want to remove: for any reason you are unhappy with your new brows, we will plan a brow fix but if it is not workable, a brow removal service can be booked. You may need more than one removal session, and we cannot guarantee that all pigment will lift. You will be charged accordingly.

+ Should I get a patch test?

A free patch test is recommended 48 hours prior to procedure, especially for clients who have sensitive skin and/or have allergy concerns.

+ What if I react to the product used?

In the event of an allergic reaction, you will need to visit a medical practitioner ASAP. We can supply MSDS (material safety data sheets) that contains all necessary information on the products used. There are no refunds for allergic reactions.


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EYEBROW MICROSHADING

+ What is eyebrow microshading?

Inserting semi-permanent pigment (iron based) into the upper layer of the dermis with a manual hand tool or tattoo pen.

+ How is the pigment applied?

The pigment is applied with a micro shading needle (hense the name) it is only a few mm long, and come in various sizes. The shading needle is dipped into the pigment and applied/inserted at time of procedure. Near the end of the session, the remaining pigment is smeared across the fresh hair strokes to really saturate.

+ Who can get eyebrow microshading?

This procedure is safe and suitable for most people, however few health restrictions do apply:

Clients who are breastfeeding or pregnant. Why? There is not research or evidence that it will not affect the unborn child through breastfeeding or during pregnancies.

Clients who have had recent chemo or any other serious conditions should consult their physician before hand.

Clients who take blood thinners or bleed easily may have to get more touch ups done. Bleeding during the procedure pushes pigment out, so the more a client will bleed, likely the less pigment that will retain.

Clients with low iron levels can metabolize the pigment quicker and can potentially fade quickly.

Clients who get botox in their foreheads should either get it done 3 months after botox or before getting any. If you are a regular botox recipient, this should not be an issue. Why does it matter? In the event that you get your eyebrows microshaded and the botox wears away, there may be a risk of having un-even brows due to the muscles gaining their ability to move again.

+ Why would I want eyebrow microshading?

Eyebrow microshading eliminates the need to apply makeup to your brows every morning. You will not have to deal with trying to draw on even brows, flaky or smudging brow makeup or have to remove the makeup before bed time. After microshading, your brows will stay on when you wash your face, go to the gym, go on vacations and swim. You can achieve realistic thicker, darker, fuller brows with microshading.

+ When should I get eyebrow microshading?

You can get microshading year around. Depending on your lifestyle, it is best to get it done at least 3 weeks before any vacation (especially if it involves swimming), or special event such as a wedding. This will ensure that your brows are healed by the time you leave.

+ Will eyebrow microshading ruin my natural eyebrows?

No, your hair will not be affected by microshading.

+ Do I need to shave off my brows?

No.

+ What is the maintenance required for microshaded brows?

Keep them protected with SPF; the more sun exposure, the more they will fade. Avoid exfoliating them often; limit physical exfoliation and if you use any retinol products/similar exfoliating products, try to avoid your eyebrows.

You will require touch ups to refresh the pigment. Your skin type, age, aftercare during healing, and long term aftercare will all determine how often you will need touch ups.

+ What determined the price that you charge?

You get what you pay for. You are paying for not only the service but knowledge, artistry and skills. To become a certified eyebrow artist, intense and highly technical training was completed. High quality products are used. Most of the supplies are single-use, so supplies and room set up are accounted for. I believe in quality over quantity! I would rather do 3 perfect brows than 10 mediocre jobs. The service takes a few hours, and includes first touch up. I take my time to ensure the brows I create are done correctly. "Correctly" meaning, 1) safely (using sanitized equipment when applicable) 2) ensuring no damage to your skin (ensuring the hair strokes are embedded to the correct depth of the skin) 3) mapping the brows to compliment your eyes and face. It is a meticulous process requiring patience and attention to detail, to ensure you leave with a perfect set of brows.

+ How should I prepare myself for my appointment?

Please do not drink alcohol, consume caffeine, or take Asprin, Niacin, Vitamine E, or Ibuprophen within 24 hours of your appointment as these all can cause your blood to thin. Due to more bleeding, you may not retain the pigment as well and will require more touch ups than usual. You may come in with your regular brow makeup or with bare brows.

+ What will my appointment be like?

I will numb your brows with a topical anesthetic (5% lidocaine) and go over a consultation form with you while they numb. We will map your brows with a wax pencil to determine shape and go over pigment selection. You will then lay comfortably on a plush massage table and then the procedure begins.

+ Does it hurt?

Discomfort varies from client to client. I apply a topical anesthetic before procedure, and throughout the procedure. It will depend on how your skin reacts to the anesthetic and your pain tolerance. Some clients experience no discomfort and others do.

+ How do I know if shading is for me?

During the consultation we go over what look you desire, and I will make some recommendations that will compliment your facial features. When we agree, I will put together a "brow map" that is custom to suit your eyes, and face shape. If you are not sure whether to get microblading or microshading, we can discuss it during consult. The major difference is that microblading mimics hair and looks real and natural, and microshading looks more like you filled in your brows with makeup.

+ Will my semi-permanent tattoo fade to an odd colour?

Iron Oxide based pigments are slowly metabolized by the body. Over time, this can result in pigment looking blue, green or peach. These can all be corrected and microbladed over.

+ What if I don't like the results?

If you want to add more: No problem! Add more pigment or darker pigment at your touchup.

If you want to remove: for any reason you are unhappy with your new brows, we will plan a brow fix but if it is not workable, a brow removal service can be booked. You may need more than one removal session, and we cannot guarantee that all pigment will lift. You will be charged accordingly.

+ Should I get a patch test?

A free patch test is recommended 48 hours prior to procedure, especially for clients who have sensitive skin and/or have allergy concerns.

+ What if I react to the product used?

In the event of an allergic reaction, you will need to visit a medical practitioner ASAP. We can supply MSDS (material safety data sheets) that contains all necessary information on the products used. There are no refunds for allergic reactions.


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EYEBROW LAMINATION

+ What is brow lamination (aka brow lift)?

It is essentially a perm for the brows, your brows will will be set into any particular position that you desire.

+ What is involved in the procedure?

A shaping lotion is applied, then setting lotion will each sit on the brows for 5-10 minutes each. Tinting can be done after this step, if not, then a nourishing agent is applied to the brows to gently condition them. Your brows will lastly then be brushed when they're relatively dry to set them for the day.

+ Who can get brow lamination?

Anyone can get a brow lamination, however those who generally have sensitive skin or react to products and or/makeup should consider a patch test.

We have no information that it causes any negative effects, however we did not conduct studies on any pregnant women. We can’t give medical advice and would recommend talking to your doctor beforehand to clear any concerns.

+ How long does brow lamination?

4-6 weeks. As your treated brow hairs shed and new straight brow hairs grow in, your lamination will “fade”. There may be a point where there are more natural hairs grown in vs. treated hairs so its recommended to just brush the hairs to face in its natural position until your next visit.

+ How long is the procedure?

It ranges from 30 min to 60 min. The amounts of time the solutions sit on your lashes depend on the coarseness of your brows.

+ When should I tint my brows?

You can get your lashes tinted in the same appointment. If you choose not to, you must tint them 48 after the treatment.

+ How should I prepare myself for my appointment?

It is best to come in without brow makeup on. Make sure you don't exfoliate the brows prior so that they are not more sensitive than usual.

+ Should I get a patch test?

A free patch test is recommended AT LEAST 48 hours prior to your scheduled treatment, especially for clients who have sensitive skin and are sensitive to skin and makeup products.


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EYELASH EXTENSIONS

+ What are eyelash extensions?

They are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural lash. They are made of a blend of polyester and silk. They lengthen and thicken your own natural eyelash.

+ How are the eyelash extensions applied?

They are applied to each individual natural eyelash with a specially designed bonding agent for a natural beautiful look. I do have a hypo-allergenic formula that is suitable for people who are prone to reactions/have many sensitivities. They are applied as close to the base of your natural lash as possible (without touching the skin) and the adhesive dries very soft on the lashes allowing flexibility and comfort.

+ Who can get eyelash extensions?

This procedure is safe and suitable for anyone. Extensions are safer for your lashes than water-proof mascara that many teens choose to wear. Removing water-proof mascara requires having to rub the eyes a lot and use lots of makeup remover which damages lashes and can break them off.

This procedure is safe for pregnant women, however it is only suitable for those who can lay for up to 2 hours on their back.

+ Why would I want eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions eliminate the need to curl or apply mascara to your lashes every morning. You will not have to deal with clumpy, crumbly mascara or have to remove mascara before bed time. You can achieve longer, darker, fuller lashes with extensions.

+ When should I get eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are suitable for any time of the year. They are perfect for hot holidays, special events, and every day wear.

+ Will eyelash extensions ruin my natural eyelashes?

When eyelash extensions are applied correctly, they will not ruin your eyelashes. I have the knowledge and skills to properly apply them, and I evaluate what lashes are appropriate for each client (there are several lengths, and thicknesses available).

+ Are your mink extensions real animal mink fur?

No. My mink in synthetic, for two main reasons. 1) It is animal cruelty 2) When they get wet, they lose their curl

+ Why are your prices higher than some other lash technicians?

You get what you pay for. Compared to other options, my extensions are not more expensive. As long as you come in for regular fills, you will save money in the long run. I am a fully trained and certified eyelash artist and I use high quality products. The adhesive that I use is formaldehyde free made in small batches in Canada, and I carry great quality lash extensions. I believe in quality over quantity! I take my time to ensure the lashes are applied correctly. "Correctly" meaning, 1) safely (not getting products in your eyes, using sanitized equipment) 2) ensuring they will not damage your natural lash (ensuring they are individually applied, without using excessive adhesive) 3) extensions are laying the right direction. They must be applied parallel to the natural lash to achieve a strong bond. It is a meticulous process requiring patience and attention to detail, to ensure you leave with a perfect set of eyelashes.

+ How should I prepare myself for my appointment?

Please show up to the appointment with no eye makeup on or any eye makeup residue.

+ What will my appointment be like?

I will go over a consultation form with you. You will then lay comfortably on a plush massage table with your eyes closed for the entire procedure. I will apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes, and then the application begins.

+ Does it hurt?

No, my clients describe the experience as very relaxing. Some clients even fall asleep at the appointment.

+ How do I know which type of lashes to get?

During the consultation, I will ensure eyelash extensions are suitable for you. We go over what look you desire, and I will make some recommendations that will compliment your facial features. When we agree, I will put together a "lash map" that is custom to suit your eyes, natural lashes, and face shape.

+ What if I don't like the results?

If for any reason you are unhappy with your new lashes, a extension removal service can be booked. You will be charged accordingly.

If you have issues with retention, you can contact us within 3 days of your application to have them re-applied and fixed. We will book you in as soon as possible.

+ How long can I wear them for?

Unlike other products, you do not need to "take a break" from mine. With regular fills, you can keep your gorgeous new look for as long as you like.

+ Should I get a patch test?

A free patch test is recommended 48 hours prior to tinting, especially for clients who have sensitive skin and are sensitive to skin and makeup products.

+ What if I react to the product used?

In the event of an allergic reaction, we will remove the extensions as soon as possible at no charge. Please contact us right away to have them removed, and see your doctor for further assitance. There are no refunds for allergic reactions.

It is possible for returning clients and clients who have had extensions more than once to develop an allergy to the adhesive used. Once a client becomes allergic to extensions, they can no longer get extensions.


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EYELASH LIFT

+ What is a lash lift?

It is essentially a perm for the lashes, your lashes will curl upwards as if you used an eyelash curler. The lashes will stay curled even when wet.

Lash lifts are safer for your lashes than lash curlers. Lash curlers can damage lashes and can break them off.

+ What is involved in the procedure?

A silicone shaper is applied to the eyelid, and the lashes are held in a curled position on the silicone shaper with water soluble glue. A curling lotion, then setting lotion will each sit on the lashes for 10-20 minutes each. Tinting can be done after this step, if not, then a nourishing agent is applied to the lashes to gently condition the lashes and break down the water soluble glue. Your lashes will then be brushed with a lash gel to seal them for the day.

+ Who can get a lash lift?

Anyone can get a lash lift, however it is more noticeable on clients with naturally long lashes.

Generally, we don’t see issues with using the product on pregnant women. We have no information that it causes any negative effects, however we did not conduct studies on any pregnant women. We can’t give medical advice and would recommend talking to your doctor beforehand to clear any concerns.

+ Can I get a lash lift if I had an allergic reaction to extensions?

Yes, a lash lift is strongly recommended to clients who react to eyelash extension application. Different products are used for these services.

+ How long does a lash lift last?

4-6 weeks. As your curled lashes shed and new straight lashes grow in, your lash lift will “fade”.

+ How long is the procedure?

It ranges from 45 min to 75 min. The amounts of time the solutions sit on your lashes depend on the coarseness of your lashes.

+ When should I tint my lashes?

You can get your lashes tinted in the same appointment. If you choose not to, you must tint them 48 hours prior or 48 hours after the lash lift.

+ How should I prepare myself for my appointment?

Please show up to the appointment with clean lashes. There should be no eye makeup on, any eye makeup residue or eye creams.

+ Should I get a patch test?

A free patch test is recommended 48 hours prior to tinting, especially for clients who have sensitive skin and are sensitive to skin and makeup products.


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EYELASH AND EYEBROW TINTING

+ What is eyelash and eyebrow tinting?

It is essentially dying eyelashes and eyebrows.

+ How is the tint applied?

Eyebrows: the tint is blended to a custom colour and is applied to the eyebrows.

Eyelashes: eye pads are placed under the bottom eyelashes and the tint is applied to the lashes with your eyes closed.

+ Who is the best candidate for tinting?

Anyone can get tinting, however clients with lash and brow hairs that are light in colour and clients who are allergic to mascara will find this service extremely useful.

+ What is the after care for tinting?

To not get the hairs wet or apply makeup on them for 24 hours after application.

+ How should I prepare myself for the appointment?

Please show up to the appointment with no eye makeup on or any eye makeup residue for eyelash tinting. Eyebrows can have makeup on them; it will be removed prior to applicaton.

+ How long is the procedure?

Eyebrow tint must sit for 3-5 minutes; eyelash tint will must for 5-12 minutes. Clients having their first tint will have to fill out a consultation form.

+ What tinting products do you use?

Refectocil. It is European designed, and manufactured in Austria. It is the #1 leading brand of tinting product used in Canada and USA.

Refectocil products are NOT tested on animals. All of the Refectocil products used are vegan except for the skin protection cream - it contains beeswax.

+ How long does the tint last?

It lasts 3-4 weeks fading gradually. It depends on your natural hair cycle and how often you wash the hairs.

+ Should I get a patch test?

A free patch test is recommended 48 hours prior to tinting, especially for clients who have sensitive skin and are sensitive to skin and makeup products. Not all technicians use the same tinting products. There are a number of individuals who may have an allergic reaction to tints, hair dyes and other chemical treatments. It is only in rare situations that the reaction can be severe. The comfort of the client is essential, even clients who tint regularly can have an allergic reaction.

Pregnant women are required to do a patch test behind their ear or on their wrist 48 hours before the treatment.