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- What is the difference between threading and waxing? Short Answer: THERE ARE SO MANY. First off, threading lasts longer than waxing and can even last up to 6 weeks for some people, depending on your hair growth. Why? Wax has such high temperatures that it more likely sizzles your hair and rip off the outermost half (the top part that you see growing), whereas threading removes the hair directly from the root. Secondly, the accuracy of threading is unmatched and this separates it from from waxing and shaving. Furthermore, the exfoliation that comes with threading is very beneficial to your skin. Most people don't realize that their skin is getting exfoliated, but I see it first hand. You know the small pimples you get on your forehead? Well, sometimes threading exerts enough pressure to push out the gunk. Yeah it may be gross, but it's better than picking at it. The important thing is you clean your face when you get home! Last advantage - say goodbye to ingrown hairs! This brings us back to the hair ripping in half with wax. When the hair isn't completely removed from the follicle, new skin begins to grow on top of the hair causing the hair to shift its direction of growth.
- Does threading hurt? There is no right or wrong answer in this case. Yes, it's true that most people cry, but it's not necessarily due to the pain and there are a lot of factors that come into play. First, what are you getting threaded? I've had first-timers who haven't cried at all and then I'll have clients who've been getting it done for years and cry every time. Yes, there is pain, there has to be, but depending on what you're getting threaded, you may be super sensitive in one area compared to the other. For example, some of my clients think getting your eyebrows threaded is more painful than getting your upper lips threaded, and vice-a-versa. I've also had clients who don't flinch when they're getting their sideburns or cheeks threaded, because they've gotten it done for so long is higher than others. It all comes down to your pain tolerance. BUT, don't worry. I always give breaks in between and have been told I've got the most delicate hand out there! It's definitely something I am proud to say.
- How should I prepare? If this is your first time, it is important to try to remain calm. Knowing it's your first time, I always start slow, let you know where I am starting, and do a smaller patch so you can feel it out yourself. Staying calm also prevents me from taking off something I don't intend to. I say that because depending on the area I am working on, even a small flinch, while I am threading, can ruin the experience for you. It is also very important to exfoliate the area you're getting threaded prior to the appointment. Even though threading prevents ingrown hair, it's not impossible to get them. Everyone's hair grows differently in relation to their cell regeneration (skin growth), so some people may just be more prone to ingrown hairs if they don't exfoliate often enough or have a faster cell regeneration rate in comparison to their hair growth?
- How long will it last? How often should I get this done? This varies person to person, as everyone's hair grows at different rates and it also depends on the area you're getting threaded. Furthermore, it's up to you on how "clean" or shaped you want your skin/hair to be and how often and well you can maintain it. To be safe, I'd say it definitely lasts more than 2 weeks and you should not see me under 2 weeks. As for how often to get it done, I'd say the average is 3 weeks. I have a lot of people come in between 2-3 weeks for eyebrow threading. I have even more clients who prefer it once a month. For your upper lips, I think it's best to get it done when you come in for your eyebrows or other threading services. Most people don't get their sideburns or cheeks threaded, but if you do, I'd say once a month. In short, when you feel you can't keep up with the hair removal (tweezing) at home or have an event coming up, come see me!
- How long does eyebrow threading last? How often do I come back? This varies person to person, as everyone's hair grows at different rates. It also depends on how "clean" or shaped you want your eyebrows to look and how well you can maintain it. I'd say the average is about 3 weeks. I have A LOT of people come in between 2-3 weeks for eyebrow threading. I have even more who prefer it once a month. There is no right or wrong answer. When you feel you can't keep up with the tweezing at home or have an event coming up, come and see me! Be very careful tweezing though, you don't want to take off too much. The best way to tweeze is to remove the hair growing in WAY below your desired brow shape. If you take off too much, they will look uneven and it will be harder for me to match them.
- Can I get my eyebrows thicker? Sometimes, you can and sometimes you can't. If you are someone who gets their eyebrows done often, < 1 month, your hair is not being given enough time to grow out. If you do have a naturally thicker shape, but someone took off too much, come see me. I will leave little hairs intact to realign them and slowly reshape them. This can take up to 6 months for some. You have to be patient. If you naturally have thinner eyebrows, there is not much you can do. I recommend looking into the eyebrow lamination, because your shape may be thinner, but your hair will most probably be long enough to lift. There are some natural remedies out there like castor oil, no scientific proof but it does help many people. I have a concoction of my own making, a product I sell, to help with this. It's made with hair stimulating oils like peppermint, rosemary, and others. If you want to try it, let me know and I'll put someone after your service.
- Does eyebrow threading hurt? It all comes down to your pain tolerance. Yes, it's true that most people cry, but it's not necessarily due to the pain. When your "holding" your skin taut, you're pressing down on your eyes, which is where the tear duct is. It's a sensitive area and can naturally cause you to tear up without intending to. I've had first-timers who haven't cried at all and then I'll have clients who've been getting it done for years and cry every time. Some of my clients think getting your eyebrows threaded is more painful than getting your upper lips threaded, and vice-a-versa. I will note that, I always give breaks in between and have been told I've got the most delicate hand out there, meaning its hurt elsewhere but with me it was more bearable and they haven't shed a single tear!
- Preparation and Aftercare for Eyebrow Threading? Both the preparation and aftercare is similar in the sense of exfoliation. I always recommend exfoliating 3 days prior to the brow service to ensure that I can get everything out. With a faster cell regeneration rate (skin growth), it can be hard to remove certain hairs buried deep down under your skin. After eyebrow threading, I recommend exfoliating twice a week until you see me. This will allow the hair to breather and prevent ingrown hairs, if you're more prone to them. If you have stubborn ingrown hairs, I recommend using a soft-bristled tooth brush to gently exfoliate the hairs buried deep.
- What is the difference between henna eyebrow tinting and brow-dye tinting? Which is better? Henna eyebrow tinting is a vegan, water-based henna dye applied to the mapped out area to enhance the color of your hair and tint the skin. It creates a very natural-looking tint to your eyebrows. The brow-dye tint uses a chemical dye to tint your hair and skin. Both last about the same amount of time, about 4 weeks, but because the henna dye is a more "natural" product, it reduces the risk of a skin reaction. The skin tint in both processes last about a week. After that, only your hair will remain tinted.
- What is the eyebrow tint preparation and aftercare? You must shower prior to the appointment as it's not recommended that you shower directly after and wait at least a few hours. Any oils, excessive sun exposure, or excessive rubbing (when washing your face) will only decrease the lifespan of the tint.
- Who is best suited for an eyebrow lamination? If you have thinner eyebrows, but longer eyebrow hairs, the lamination might just be what you're looking for to increase the thickness of your brows. Furthermore, if you have curly hairs within your eyebrows or hair gaps within them, the lamination will help relax, lengthen, and realign them. It's important to note that if you have too many gaps or strong curls, the lamination might not be able to work as well. Upon your consultation, whether it's virtual or in-person, I will honestly let you know if I think it's worth it or not. I may also recommend adding or replacing this service with another, depending on what you're trying to achieve. *This service is NOT RECOMMENDED for pregnant women or if you're breastfeeding as a safety precaution. In addition, if you have Psoriasis/Eczema, Alopecia, extremely sensitive skin, or use retinol, this treatment is not for you.
- What is the eyebrow lamination preparation and aftercare? You must shower prior to the appointment and remove ALL of your makeup as you have to wait a full 24-hours after your lamination to shower again. It's the same concept as a perm-no moisture! After the 24 hours, I recommend a lukewarm shower, not too hot, just to be safe. You should also sleep on your back as often as you can to avoid crinkling your hair. Remember to brush your brows, up and out, out after each shower to avoid tangling the hair and to maintain their shape. After that, avoid using oil-based products, excessive sun exposure, or refrain from harshly rubbing the area when washing your face. Avoid using AHA, BHA, Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid around the area for at least 3 days post-lamination; avoid tanning beds, tanning sprays and scrubs for 3 days post-lamination.
- Who is recommended a lash lift? A lash lift is for anyone who has eyelashes, period.* This is the one service I can't recommend enough. Not only can you stop using your grimy, old eyelash curler, but in most cases, you won't even need mascara when leaving the house. The best part? These are YOUR eyelashes, not falsies, not extension, they're ALL YOURS. The eyelash lift uses your lashes and a rod, which is glued to your eyelid. I curl the lashes onto the rod, separating them as I go, and fan them out to lengthen them to their full potential. Not only does the lift hold without having to curl them, but you won't need to curl them for at least a full month. It lasts between 6-8 weeks, depending on how well you take care of them, of course, but it is SO WORTH IT. It perfect for anyone who has straight eyelashes or needs an extra boost to keep their lashes curled. I have every size of the rod, so depending on your eyelash length, I can use the appropriate rode to enhance their length. *A lash lift is not recommended to anyone who is pregnant, has skin conditions like blepharitis, cataracts, glaucoma, or dry eye syndrome —or recently had eye surgery, has eczema, psoriasis, or conjunctivitis.
- What does the preparation and aftercare look like? You must shower prior to the appointment and remove ALL of your makeup as you have to wait a full 24-hours after your lamination to shower again. It's the same concept as a perm-no moisture! After the 24 hours, I recommend a lukewarm shower, not too hot, just to be safe. You should also sleep on your back as often as you can to avoid crinkling your hair. Remember to brush them out after each shower to avoid tangling the hair and to keep them fanned out. After that, avoid using oil-based products, excessive sun exposure, or refrain from harshly rubbing the area when washing your face. Avoid using lash growth serums, anything oil based, and avoid tanning beds.
- How long does it last? How long do I wait in between services? The last lift lasts 6-8 weeks, and sometimes even longer. It's important to wait a full 8 weeks before your next lash lift. You want to allow them to breathe and grow a full lash cycle in between lifts.
- What is the difference between the keratin treatment and the eyelash tint? I recommend the keratin treatment to everyone because it's a water-based, vegan product used as a third step to the traditional service. It consists of amino acids and plant, root, & flower extracts to promote hair growth, reduce hair loss (which happens every day, no matter what), and strengthen the roots. The results can be seen after about about 3 weeks. The tint is recommended to anyone whose eyelash hair color ranges from blonde to medium brown.
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