3D FEATHER BROWS FAQ'S

Q: What is 3D Feather Brows, also known as Microblading?
A: Microblading is a semi-permanent form of cosmetic tattooing, where pigment is implanted under the surface of the skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. Due to the hand-drawn techniques of Microblading, we’re able to create very realistic hair-like strokes to fill in your brows and give the illusion of naturally fuller eyebrows. This treatment lasts approximately 1-3 years. 

Q: What is HD Brows?
A: HD Brows is a customized 7-step brow shaping treatment that includes: tinting, waxing, tweezing, threading and then perfecting the brow with pencil and palette. An exclusive brow is created and tailored to your face shape, bone and muscle structure. Crista will then show you how to fill and care for your brows between treatments. This treatment takes approximately 30-45 minutes and lasts 4-6 weeks.

Q: Is there an age limit to get any of your services done?
A: You must be 18+ for any cosmetic tattooing procedure.

Q: Does it hurt?
A: A gentle numbing cream is used prior to and during the 3D Feather Brows treatment to minimize discomfort. Most of our clients feel very little pain, while some experience a small amount of soreness. We take every precaution necessary to ensure your treatment is as pain-free as possible.

Q: How long is the healing time for 3D Feather Brows?
A: For most people, the healing time is between 7-10 days, during which you will experience some redness and scabbing. Please read and follow the Aftercare tips below.

Q: How long do 3D Feather Brows last? How long do HD Brows last?
A: 3D Feather Brows results generally last between 1-3 years, depending on various factors such as: your skin type, your commitment to the aftercare, and the amount of sun exposure. Some of our clients visit us every 6 months for a touch up, while others choose to get a touch up every 1-2 years.

HD Brows last 4-6 weeks, and Crista will show you how to fill in and take care of your brows between treatments.

Q: I have oily skin, does that affect how the 3D Feather Brows will look?
A: Different skin types affect the results of 3D Feather Brows. Oily skin and dark skin tones may experience more fading (resulting in the need for extra touch ups), and have the potential to produce more of a textured powder effect as the skin’s natural oils and sebum may spread the pigment more than usual.

Q: I have a skin condition; can I get 3D Feather Brows or HD Brows done?
A: Semi or permanent makeup is not recommended for clients who have skin irritations or psoriasis/eczema near the treated area. Please consult your dermatologist if you have any specific concerns about your skin type or condition.

Q: How do you choose the eyebrow shape?
A: Crista will help you determine the best eyebrow shape and colour depending on your face shape, eye size, and skin tone.

Q: Can I come to the appointment with makeup on my eyebrows?
A: Yes, but makeup is required to be removed from your eyebrows prior to the treatment starting.

Q: How long is the appointment?
A: 3D Feather Brows appointments are typically 2 hours long from beginning to end, and there is no down time. HD Brows appointments are typically 30-45 minutes.

Q: Who should NOT receive the 3D Feather Brows treatment?
A: Any type of semi-permanent or permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Diabetic (consult your doctor)
  • Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  •  Epilepsy
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Organ transplant
  • Skin irritations or psoriasis/eczema near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc)
  • Sick (cold ,flu, etc.)
  • Botox in the past 2 weeks

Q: What are some things I need to be mindful of BEFORE getting 3D Feather Brows?

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure
  • Do not tan or have a sunburned face
  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the treatment
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure
  • No alcohol or caffeine for 2 days before the procedure
  • No waxing or tinting for 3 days before the procedure; electrolysis no less than 5 days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least 2 weeks
  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle

Q: What is the AFTERCARE for 3D Feather Brows?

  • No water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on the treated area for 10 days
  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally fall off. Picking can cause scarring, and your results will not last as long
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after the procedure
  • Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
  • No facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks

Please note that eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all semi and permanent cosmetic procedures. Results vary per individual. Oily skin and dark skin tones may experience more fading and produce more of a textured powder effect as the skin’s natural oils and sebum may spread the pigment more.


LASH EXTENSTIONS FAQ'S

Q: What are Lash Extensions?
A: Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural lash. They are applied to each individual eyelash with a specially designed bonding agent for a natural, beautiful and luscious look.

Q: Does it hurt?
A: There is no pain associated with Lash Extensions.

Q: Can I apply mascara to eyelash extensions?
A: We do not recommend applying mascara to your Lash Extensions.

Q: Can I wear eyeliner with Lash Extensions?
A: Most types of eyeliner will not compromise the lashes, but be sure to remove eyeliner without rubbing your Lash Extensions and avoid getting them wet.

Q: How do I wash my face with Lash Extensions on?
A: We recommend you carefully remove any eye makeup using oil-free makeup wipes, and washing the rest of your face as you normally would, trying your best to avoid running water directly onto your lashes.

Q: Can I swim/exercise/go to a spa with my Lash Extensions?
A: Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, and exercise. However, we recommend that you DO NOT WASH the eye area for at least 24 hours after the initial eyelash extension application. This allows the bonding agent to fully dry and prolong the life of your extensions.

Q: How do I take care of my new eyelash extensions?
A: Do not wet lashes for at least 24 hours after application.

  • Use an oil-free eye makeup remover
  • Try not to run water directly on your lashes
  • Do not rub, pick or pull your eyes
  • If using mascara, use water based formulas
  • When applying mascara avoid the root area
  • Avoid using an eyelash curler
  • Avoid exposure to heat, steam, sauna and friction
  • Receiving chemical treatments, such as eyelash tinting or perming
  • Receiving irritating eye area treatments, such as strong chemical peels or skin re-surfacing procedures, eyebrow waxing or laser treatments

Q: How do I remove my Lash Extensions?
A: Never attempt to remove lash extensions on your own, it is best to make an appointment and have them removed safely by your lash technician.

Q: How long do Lash Extensions last?
A: Your new lashes will last between 2 to 4 weeks depending on your skincare routine and your own natural lash life cycle. To maintain the full look of your lashes, it will require you to maintain refills every 2-3 weeks.

Q: Do eyelash extensions damage my natural eyelashes?
A: When applying lashes, stylists are trained to look for adult lashes to attach the individual synthetic lashes to. Young (baby) lashes are left to fully develop, so when it comes times to re-lash, they can be used. Lash extensions will not cause your natural eyelashes to fall out. Remember that your natural lashes have their own life cycle of falling and growing, like the hair found elsewhere on your body. It’s hard to notice small lashes falling out, but when attached to a thicker, longer lash they become much more noticeable! Once the extensions are removed, your own eyes may appear smaller, your natural lashes shorter and sparser, because you’ve been accustomed to a full set of longer, thicker lashes.

Q: Who should NOT wear eyelash extensions?
A: Eyelash extensions may not be suitable for people who:

  • Have pre-existing eyelid or eye conditions such as blepharitis and ocular rosacea
  • Those who do not want to follow aftercare instructions
  • Want a very heavy mascara look but do not have the natural lashes to support it
  • Have a condition called trichotillomania, which is compulsive pulling or twisting of hair or eyelashes
  • Are in chlorinated water many times a week
  • Cannot control rubbing their eyes

Q: Is there anything I need to do before showing up to my appointment?
A: Try your best to arrive without any eye makeup, do not curl your lashes, and do not  wear mascara the day before and the day of your appointment. 

LASH LIFT & TINT FAQ's

Q: What is a Lash Lift & Tint?
A: Lash Lift & Tint is a new age lash perming technique that curls from the root. It shows off the true length of your natural lashes by extending them upwards. Add a tint to increase the intensity and impact of the treatment.

Q: How long does it last?
A: Lash Lift & Tint treatments typically last up to 8 weeks.

Q: Does it hurt?
A: There is no pain associated with the Lash Lift & Tint treatment.

Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Lash Lift & Tint procedures typically take about 1 hour.

Q: Will this damage my eyelashes?
A: No. The lifting solutions are only applied to the new growth area of the lashes.

Q: Will lashes look dramatically thicker like Lash Extensions?
A: Lash extensions and lash lifts are totally different treatments. Additional lashes will not be added. The natural lashes will be curled, and lashes will appear fuller because they are lifted.

Q: Who should NOT get a Lash Lift & Tint?
A: Chronic dry eye, conjunctivitis, damaged lashes or lashes with gaps (this treatment may make the gaps more noticeable), active eye infections of any kind, trichotillomania (habitual pulling out of lashes), recent chemo treatments (you will need to wait at least a year from your last treatment). When in doubt, always consult with your physician.

Q: What are the post treatment instructions?
A: Do not apply any oil-based products to the lashes for the first 24 hours.

Q: Is there anything I need to do before my appointment?
A: Please come in make up free. If you wear contacts, they must be removed.


LASH ENHANCEMENT FAQ's

Q: What is a Lash Enhancement?
A: Lash Enhancement is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing. Black, charcoal or brown pigment is placed throughout the lash line to create the illusion of more lashes and a thicker lash line. It is subtle, and perfect for days when you want to skip makeup but keep definition in your eyes!

Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Lash Enhancement treatment takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Q: How long does it last?
A: Lash Enhancement typically lasts 1-3 years.

Q: Does it hurt?
A: As with other semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing, we use a gentle numbing cream prior to and during the treatment to minimize discomfort. Most of our clients feel very little pain, while some experience a small amount of soreness. We take every precaution necessary to ensure your treatment is as pain-free as possible.

Q: How long is the healing time for Lash Enhancements?
A: For most people, the healing time is between 7-10 days, during which you will experience some redness and scabbing. Please read and follow the Aftercare tips below.

Q: How long does Lash Enhancement last?
A: Lash Enhancement results generally last between 1-3 years, depending on various factors such as: your skin type, your commitment to the aftercare, and amount of sun exposure. Some of our clients visit us every 6 months for a touch-up, while others choose to get a touch-up every 1-2 years.

Q: Can I come to the appointment with eyeliner or mascara on?
A: Yes, but all eye makeup must be removed before the treatment begins.

Q: Who should NOT receive the Lash Enhancement treatment?
A: Any type of semi-permanent or permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Diabetic (consult your doctor)
  • Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Organ transplant
  • Skin irritations or psoriasis/eczema near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Botox in the past 2 weeks

Q: What are some things I need to be mindful of BEFORE getting Lash Enhancement?

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure
  • Do not tan or have a sunburned face
  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the treatment
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure
  • No alcohol or caffeine for 2 days before the procedure
  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle

Q: What is the AFTERCARE for getting Lash Enhancement?

  • NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on the treated area for 10 days
  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally fall off. Picking can cause scarring, and your results will not last as long
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after the procedure
  • Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
  • No facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
  • Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the lash enhancement procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition

Please note that the treated area will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all semi and permanent cosmetic procedures. Results vary per individual. Oily skin and dark skin tones may experience increased fading and can produce more of a textured powder effect, as the skin’s natural oils and sebum may spread the pigment more than usual.