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Nails

What is Gel Polish?


Gel polish is applied like nail polish, but then light cured under either a UV or LED light. The gel polish acts as an overlay on the nail which can last anywhere from 2-4 weeks. The result is high shine nails with no chipping, peeling, or cracking. Recommended for busy clients who are on-the-go and don’t have time for regular nail polish touch-ups. Gel polish is also great for vacations, parties, weddings, etc. because of it’s long-lasting and worry-free color.




How long does Gel Polish last?


Gel polish can last anywhere from 2-4 weeks, but that can vary from client to client depending on how often they work with their hands. Water dehydrates the nail which will can affect the Gel Polish results. Cuticle oils can be applied regularly on and around the nails to avoid dehydration and to maintain their overall health.




Does Gel Polish ruin your natural nails?


With proper application and removal, Gel Polish should not harm your natural nails. White patches on the nails can be common; but this is due to dryness, and can be avoided with daily application of cuticle oil.




Can I remove Gel Polish myself?


Professional removal is the best to ensure no damage is done to the nail.




What’s the difference between the Hard Gel Full Set and the Gel Manicure?


Our Hard Gel Full Set service adds length and structure to the nails, where our Gel Manicure simply uses a gel polish, adding no length. Our Gel Full Set is recommended for clients looking for that trendy Instagram sparkle. Our skilled professionals are able to create a multitude of designs that are guaranteed to please clients with styles of all kind. Glitter, French, Ombré, Marbling, etc. — We’re here to turn your vision into a reality. Designs may be charged at an additional fee which cost will depend on the intricacy of your request. Maintenance is typically required every 2-4 weeks




What’s the difference between Hard Gel and Acrylic?


Hard Gel

Hard gel is often considered to be a healthier and more eco-friendly alternative to acrylics. Gel is only hardened/cured when exposed to LED or UV light. Gel nails look and feel more natural because they’re slightly more flexible than acrylics. They’re generally recommended for clients who often have their hands submerged in water, work with chemicals (such as acetone), or who enjoy changing their nail polish colour frequently.

Acrylic

Acrylic consists of a powder and liquid which are combined to create the added nail length. Acrylic nails are known for their strength and durability, but tend to feel less natural since they’re more rigid compared to hard gels. Acrylics are not recommended for clients who are frequently submerging their hands in water or chemicals. Doing so frequently could cause the acrylic to break down and lift which could lead to trapped bacteria between the nail and the acrylic.





Waxing

How can I prepare for my waxing appointment?


Please stop tweezing and/or shaving 2.5 to 3 weeks prior to your appointment.




Will my hair grow back thicker?


No, waxing does NOT affect your natural growth — only hormonal changes can alter our hair. Shaving cuts the hair which results in stubble, whereas waxing pulls the hair out by the causing the regrowth to be fine at the tip resulting in new hair growth that’s soft.




How often should I book my wax appointments?


Clients typically booking their waxing appointments in 4 week intervals. Please keep in mind that 3 weeks of outgrowth before your appointment is recommended for maximum hair removal.




Should I be avoiding anything after my waxing appointment?


Avoid excessive sweat (ie. working out, sauna, sun) for the first 12-24 hours.





Permanent Makeup

What is permanent makeup?


Permanent makeup, also known as Micro Pigmentation and Cosmetic Tattoo is a cosmetic technique which implants pigments into the skin to create lasting results. Common permanent makeup procedures include Permanent Eyebrows (Ombré Powder Brows, Microblading, & Combination Brows), Eyeliner, and Lip Blush.




Who is permanent makeup recommended for?


  • People who don’t want/have the time to spend applying makeup
  • People who enjoy sports, swimming and the beach
  • Those suffering alopecia and hair loss from medical treatment
  • Those who suffer poor vision and may have trouble applying makeup
  • Those who are always in a rush and feel that applying makeup is a luxury they just don’t have time for!




How long does permanent makeup last?


The fading process varies from client to client depending on the procedure, body chemistry, and lifestyle. Typically, light colors tend to fade faster than darker colors. Post procedure touch-up appointments are highly recommended in order to retain the initial color and appearance of the application.




What can I expect immediately after my appointment?


Results will be visible immediately after the procedure, however it takes approximately 4 weeks to see the fully healed tattoo. Expect the color to soften, and the light crusting (if any) will diminish in 7-15 days, DO NOT PICK AT THE SCAB AS IT COULD LEAD TO PERMANENT SCARRING. For best results, touch-up appointments are recommended for all permanent makeup procedures.





Eyelash Extensions

What are eyelash extensions?


Eyelash extensions are a cosmetic application used to enhance the length, curl, and fullness of natural eyelashes.




Do eyelash extensions harm your natural lashes?


When applied correctly by a trained professional, the application of eyelash extensions will not cause hair loss.




How should I prepare for my lash appointment?


• Please arrive to your appointment without any eye makeup. • Do not curl your lashes and/or wear mascara the day before and the day of your appointment.




How long will my extensions last?


Your lashes should last 2-4 weeks depending on your natural lashes, hormones, facial products and aftercare. To ensure that you can make the most out of your lashes, clients should avoid pulling their lashes, brush their lashes 2-3 times a day, and avoid oil products.




How often should I book a refill?


You will need to refill your eyelashes on average every 3 weeks depending on your lash cycle. Clients are asked to book a refill when they have 40% or more of their eyelash extensions left.





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