your questions answered

microblading

Why is it important to have a consultation?

A personal consultation is always required to ensure that the stylist and the client discuss the HD Brows treatment. It is an opportunity for you the client to give the stylist the information they need to carry out the correct treatment. It also gives you the time to understand what is included and what can be achieved during your treatment.

It covers the 4 key questions:

  • What size brow you would like – full medium or slim.
  • What colour of brow you would like – the tone and depth of the colour.
  • What shape do you have in mind.
  • Is there a particular type of brow you have in mind – bring in pictures if you have any.
Why do I need a patch test for microblading?

It is important to carry out a patch test for microblading to discover whether you may have a reaction to the pigment or the topical anaesthetic. Pigment and anaesthetic will normally be placed on plasters  on your arm. If you have particular sensitivities, a scratch test may also be required.

Can anyone have microblading?

Microblading can be life changing for many people, but unfortunately it is not suitable for everyone. If you are pregnant or nursing, you will need to wait until you have finished nursing to have microblading treatments.

Diabetics can also not have microblading. If you have medical conditions or on certain medications, this could affect whether you are able to have the microblading procedure, how you retain pigment and how your skin heals. This will be discussed during the consultation and you may be required to obtain medical consent from your GP before you are able to have microblading.

You must also be over 18 to have the microblading procedure.

Do you remove my brow hair before you microblade?

No, there is no need to remove the brow hair - actually it't better to leave your brows alone before the treatment so I can see how your brows grow, so I can make them as natural as possible and match as much as possible to your shape.

If your brow hair is patchy, then I blend as much as possible. I will be also be looking at improving your shape and symmetry as much as possible. Remember, brows are sisters and not twins.

What is the difference between microblading and HD Brows?

HD Brows uses a number of techniques to create your desired brow shape and colour that lasts around 4-6 weeks and is on offer at £25. Microblading is a semi-permanent  make-up technique. Pigment is implanted into the skin with a fine needle to create the look of hair strokes. Microblading typically lasts around 12-18 months when you will require a top up.

Can I wax before my microblading treatment?

Yes you can wax, but this should be done at least 48 hours before the microblading procedure. The ideal would be not to wax for a while before the procedure if possible, to utilise as much hair growth as possible to give a more textured appearance.

What should I do before my treatment?

Full pre treatment advice will be discussed during your consultation appointment, here is a summary:

  • Brow tinting should be carried out at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • Exfoliation or products containing glycolic acid, retinol, and alpha hydroxy acids will inflame the skin, so should be avoided for at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Blood thinners should also be avoided but you should not stop taking any prescribed medication.
  • Avoid alcohol and ibuprofen should be avoided for 48 hours in advance of the treatment.
What should I do after the microblading treatment?

Full aftercare will be provided and discussed during the consultation and after your treatment, but here are some key guidelines:

  • Everyone heals at different rates and could take anywhere between 4-12 weeks to completely heal.
  • You should not get your brows wet for at least 5 days after the procedure.
  • You need to let the area heal on its own, any picking, scratching or rubbing the brow as this may cause scarring, infection or poor pigment retention.
  • Avoid makeup in the area for at least 72 hours after the microblading procedure to avoid inflammation and infection.
  • Exposure to direct sunlight, swimming, increased sweating, and exercising for up to 10 days following the procedure.
  • Always use a high factor spf (at least 25) to prevent your brows from fading once your brows have healed.
  • The same aftercare applies to your top-up appointment as well as your initial microblading procedure.

dermalogica facials

Why is it important to have a consultation?

Understanding more about you is important to ensure that the right products are used before, during and after your treatment. We discuss your current regimen, lifestyle and your key concerns. The more I know about you, the better I can treat your key concerns. It also helps to provide the most appropriate home care products and advice.

Can anyone have a dermalogica facial?

For the main, yes, most people can have a dermalogica skin treatment. As the treatment is customised to your needs, there is a product combination that will address those. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have certain medical conditions the products and treatments need to be modified. There is even a range for teenage acne!

How often should I have a facial?

Facials are recommended either fortnightly or monthly depending on you skin condition and key concerns. The cell turnover process happens approximately happens every 30 days. When we get older, this process slows down which helps contribute towards wrinkles, congestion, fine lines and dull, sallow looking skin. Our muscles become less which causes drooping skin and 'jowls'. By having regular facials, it gives your body the help it needs to do what it is supposed to naturally.

Can I wax before my facial?

Ideally its best to wait for at least 48 hours before a facial to avoid irritation to the skin, but this is not always possible. If you have booked a facial and waxing, we will wax first and the avoid the areas during the facial.

Will I be red after a facial?

It is quite normal to experience slight redness or tingling during or after a facial especially if you have received exfoliation, extractions or used products with active ingredients. This should settle during or after the facial treatment. If you have sensitive or sensitised skin or have certain skin types you may experience more redness post treatment and may take longer to dissipate.

Why should I use dermalogica products at home?

Your skin health is important to all dermalogica skin therapists and using the correctly prescribed products for use at home will help target those key concerns and improve your skin health and continue to the benefit from your regular skin treatments. These products will be prescribed after your face mapping analysis at the end of your treatment or your complementary consultation.

HD Brows

Why do I need a patch test?

It is critical that you carry out a patch test at least 24 hours before the HD Brows treatment. Although it is rare – this is to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction to the tint used. Ideally it is best to pop into the salon, alternatively a sample can be sent by post.

A signature will be required to state that you have carried out the patch test before the treatment. Unfortunately if you have not completed the patch test, the treatment will not be carried out and you may be charged.

Can anyone have the HD Brows treatment?

HD Brows is a fantastic treatment, but it is not suitable for everyone. If you have had an allergic reaction to the patch test, or if you had a medical contra-indication around the brow or lash area you are not able to have the treatment. If you have any contagious eye and skin infections you are not able to have the HD Brows treatment. If you have used in the last 6 weeks or are using any steroid based creams, the treatment may be able to take place but changes will need to be made to the treatment.

Please call to discuss your requirements and expectations or any conditions you have.

 

I have sparse brows, can I still get HD Brows?

Hope is not lost! We will work with you on a re-growth programme to achieve the perfect brow shape for you.

In the meantime, you can ‘fake it to make it’ with a little make up application, which we will go through during the treatment. You will get fantastic results using a range of HD Brows make-ip and lash and brow booster that can help with hair growth.

I suffer from hair loss, can I have the HD Brows treatment?

If you have little or no hair present, you can still have the HD Brows experience, but the final result will be limited to the lack of hair. The stylist can create a feint line and then provide a make-up lesson to maintain the look.

How long does HD Brows last?

The effects of the treatment usually last around 4-6, however this can vary depending on your hair growth. After your first few treatments your stylist will be able to recommend how often you should be having the treatment done.

Why is it important to have a consultation?

A personal consultation is always required to ensure that the stylist and the client discuss the HD Brows treatment. It is an opportunity for you the client to give the stylist the information they need to carry out the correct treatment. It also gives you the time to understand what is included and what can be achieved during your treatment.

It covers the 4 key questions:

  • What size brow you would like – full medium or slim.
  • What colour of brow you would like – the tone and depth of the colour.
  • What shape do you have in mind.
  • Is there a particular type of brow you have in mind – bring in pictures if you have any.
What is the difference between microblading and HD Brows?

HD Brows uses a number of techniques to create your desired brow shape and colour that lasts around 4-6 weeks and is on offer at £25. Microblading is a semi-permanent  make-up technique. Pigment is implanted into the skin with a fine needle to create the look of hair strokes. Microblading typically lasts around 1-2 years and is also offered at beautylicious. Please contact beautylicious for more information.

 

How many treatments will I need to get the shape I would like?

This completely depends on the amount of hair you have to begin with and how your brows grow. Some clients can achieve their perfect shape after the first treatment, some will take longer, but we will discuss this in the consultation.

What's the minimum age to have HD Brows?

Due to EU law, you can’t have your brows tinted under the age of 16 – don’t worry, you can still have the treatment done from the age of 13 with parental consent however we would just need to skip the tinting stage.

LVL Enhance Lashes

Why do I need a patch test?

It is critical that you carry out a patch test at least 24 hours before the LVL treatment. Although it is rare – this is to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction to any of the products used. Ideally it is best to pop into the salon, alternatively a sample can be sent by post.

A signature will be required to state that you have carried out the patch test before the treatment. Unfortunately if you have not completed the patch test, the treatment will not be carried out and you may be charged.

Can anyone have LVL Enhance?

LVL is amazing, but it is not suitable for everyone. If you have had an allergic reaction to the patch test, or if you had a medical contra-indication around the eye area you are not able to have the treatment. If you have any contagious eye and skin infections you are not able to have LVL Enhance. If you are pregnant you will not be able to have the treatment.

Please call to discuss your requirements and expectations or any conditions you have.

What's the difference between LVL and a lash perm?

LVL Enhance curls the lashes from the root. It creating a more upright curl creating a more dramatic effect with different options to suit you and your lashes. LVL Enhance also includes an eye lash tint providing an appearance of mascara giving you added length and volume.

A standard lash perm curls the entire lash. This creates a soft curl across the entire length of your eye lashes.

How long does LVL Enhance last?

LVL normally lasts between 6-8 weeks if you follow the post treatment advice, but this can vary according to your lash cycle and type of lashes you have. If you have polka-dot straight lashes they may not last as long, we will advise you during consultation.

To make your lash treatment last longer, you are advised to use the lash conditioning serum. After all you would always condition your hair to keep it in tip top condition.

Why is it important to have a consultation?

It is always important to have a consultation to understand your requirements, lifestyle and any medical conditions you may have. It also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions about the treatment.

What is the difference between LVL Enhance and lash extensions?

LVL is a lash lifting treatment that will enhance your natural lashes using various products including a tint.

Lash extensions are individual lashes that are applied to each lash using a lash glue, these are more delicate and will need infills every 2-3 weeks.

Will the treatment damage my natural lashes?

The gentle product formulations are carefully manufactured and tested to prevent any damage to your natural lashes. If you follow the after care advice and do not over process the lashes by having treatment less than the recommended timescale, your lash condition will not change.

What's the minimum age to have LVL Enhance?

Due to EU law, you can’t have your lash tinted under the age of 16 – don’t worry, you can still have the treatment done we would just need to skip the tinting stage.

lava shell® & molten lava stone massage

What are Lava Shells®?

Lava Shells® are the world’s first self-heating massage tool and are recognised as a favourite, ‘must-have’ treatment by leading professionals in the beauty and health industry. Due to the Lava Shells® unique shape and angles they become an extension of the hands providing heat where it is most needed.

What are Molten Lava Stones?

Molten Lava Stones are the world’s first self-heating massage stone they offer an amazing warm experience relieving deep set tensions and soothing aches and pains – all without using electricity.

Unlike black basalt stones used in traditional stone massage, the smooth and shiny porcelain Molten Lava Stones retain their heat for up to 60 minutes, allowing for more hands-on time to create a completely relaxing, seamless massage experience.

How do Lava Shells® and Molten Lava Stones work?

A sachet containing a blend of food grade minerals is placed in the shell or stone and then an activator (a saline solution), is added causing an exothermic reaction.  After 5 and 10 minutes they heat up and continue to generate heat for over an hour.  As the shell/stone is used, it will naturally transfer heat to the body and cool; but when rested it will begin increasing in temperature, ready to be used again.

How hot do the shells/stones get?

Mild Blend is the mildest heat; this is used in the warming back massage. The temperature range when in use 31 – 46°C (88 – 115°F). This is also used in the Molten Stone Massage.

Comfort Blend Medium Heat is a medium heat is ideal for 30 minute back and shoulder treatments.  It can also be used for full body massages for clients who prefer a lower temperature (especially the elderly and/or people with sensitive skin). The temperature range when in use 36 – 48°C (97-118°F).

Comfort Blend High Heat is the stronger of the two comfort blends, it heats quicker with a faster increase in temperature when rested, especially during the first 30 minutes.  These are ideal for continuous use and most suitable for full body massages. The temperature range when in use 38 – 49°C (100 -120°F).

 
What are Lava Shells® and Molten Lava Stones made from?

Porcelain Lava Shells® are handcrafted using high quality porcelain and crushed shells. Each porcelain shell is hand painted to have the appearance of natural shells. The shell is non-porous so it does not absorb oil, skin cells or bacteria, making them a hygienic alternative to natural basalt stones.

The Molten Lava Stones is made from a blend of black lava rock, real seashells and porcelain for a durable and hygienic massage tool.

Are the Lava Shells® And Molten Lava Stones eco friendly?

Yes, all ingredients used in the sachets are 100% natural, food-grade quality and can be disposed of in a food-waste bin or compost heap as they are bio-degradable.

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Wednesday:10am – 8pm

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Monday - Saturday - Before 10am Visitors' permit - just pop in and pick one up.

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