What most clients ask me...
-Which is better, wax or razor?
Wax is the more effective method in regards to length of hair removal being that with wax, the hair is removed completely from its place of origin beneath the skin and can be applied in any shape or design desired. With razor the hair is removed from the surface of the skin, so the return time isn’t as long. The length of time the hair is removed varies from person to person. As a rule of thumb, the hair growth cycle is generally two weeks between treatments. Contrary, no method exists that is as precise in creating two perfectly symmetrical eyebrow arches as the razor in the hands of a seasoned professional!
-What is Threading?
Threading is a Middle Eastern method of removing hair by using a string to grab hold of the hair and twist it until it is released from the place of origin. It is the same principle as tweezing and waxing except thread is used instead.
BEWARE! I have never seen a threading client whose brows were not flat at the top and becoming a straight brow with NO arch or high point. If you are choosing threading, know that it is inevitable that you will lose the top of your brow because it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a piece of thread, that has to maintain pulled tension to work, AND be able to flex and turn the corners of your brows when you talk about shaping and design without grabbing excessive hair! It's hard to control exactly what hairs it is consuming, which leads to fading edges. Next time you look at yours or anyone else who threads, take notice!
-Can I grow brows if I never had any?
Brows are hereditary and either you have them or you don’t. If you once had brows but the deteriorated over time, it is possible to re-grow them over time.
-Can I get a permanent arch?
No method (Electrolysis, Laser) is safe enough to remove hair around the eye area being that the skin is so sheer in that area, that damage or injury is highly likely.
-Can I be allergic to any type of wax?
Highly unlikely! Wax does not cause skin disorders…poor technique does. Honey wax is the generic wax used in hair removal. Other than Honey, are more advanced ingredients that are less harsh on the skin and therapeutic, but as far as an "allergy", is hardly ever the problem. So you are more than likely allergic to that individual who provided your service! If you experience scabbing, burns or small white bumps after a brow waxing, that is your body sending sebum or puss) to the surface of the skin to cool down a traumatized area of the skin’s surface. If you smell wax cooking, or its consistency is like water get up!
-Who should perform waxing or any brow services?
• By state law, a person should possess a license and or certificate in Cosmetology, Barbering or Esthetics. In each of these fields, individuals are trained in removing hair.
• FYI: Nail technicians do not hair removal as part of their curriculum and are not trained in this specialty so “let the buyer beware!
-What is the difference between Strip and Individual eye lashes?
Strip Lashes applied by a professional are expected to last from one day to as long as you are able to keep them dry and avoid sleeping with your face in towards the pillow. Anyone you see in magazines and TV has on strip lashes. They are predominately used for events, stage and photography. Strip lashes are a group of single lashes bound together by a strip and adhered between the eyelid and the lash hair.
Individual lashes are the alternative to a lack of a natural lash. People generally get individual lashes to enhance their eye character on a daily basis without the daily maintenance. They maintain longer because they are adhered to your natural lash individually one at a time, having a stronger bond. Like the strips though, these should be kept dry and not slept on also for maximum life and appearance.
Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic or human hairs that are bound to a single strand of your natural lash. A special water repellant medical glue is used that can get wet. Extensions are expensive because they can get wet, can be slept on, don't come out, but instead sheds with your natural lash and take so long to tediously apply.
-Does wearing lashes damage or cause natural lash loss?
No. The wearing of artificial lashes does not damage or cause loss of lashes. What causes damages or a loss of eyelashes is excessive glue from a poor job or improper lash removal by pulling the lashes off without prepping them and removing them correctly.
-How do I remove strip or individual lashes without damaging my natural lash?
Proper removal of individual lashes is to saturate your eyes in warm water and them place lotion or oil solution on your fingertips. Pinch and massage your lashes between your fingertips in a rolling motion until the adhesive dissolves and the lashes automatically slide out.
DO NOT PULL ON LASHES!
For strip removal, saturate your lash in warm water, then place a lotion or oil solution on your fingers and apply to the base of the lash where the adhesive is. After a few minutes, softly lift and pull the lash from the outside corner towards your nose. Do not force it, just apply enough tension so that the brow is lifted. If it is stubborn keep saturating your lashes with warm water.
DO NOT PULL ON LASHES!