FAQ

LASH LIFT & TINT

+ WHAT IS A LASH LIFT & TINT?

A lash lift is a chemical process that is used to change the structure and texture of the lashes. Depending on the size of the shield used, the lashes can be lifted more or less dramatically. A lash lift is essentially a modern version of a lash perm without the perming rods.

+ AM I GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A LASH LIFT & TINT?

Eyelash Lift & Tint MAY NOT be suitable for clients that:

~Pregnant. If you have an appointment and found out that you are pregnant, please contact me right away and we can reschedule
~Have very little natural eyelashes or have nothing. The gaps between your lashes will be more noticeable
~Have pre-existing eye(lid) conditions such as chronic dry eye, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and ocular rosacea
~Lasik surgery (wait a minimum of 6 months from your procedure)
~Have Trichotillomania (compulsive pulling or twisting hair, eyebrows and eyelashes)
~Have very sensitive eyes or possible allergies to adhesive (recommended to book an appointment for a patch test)
~Who are rough with their lashes
~Undergoing chemo treatments or have had chemo treatments within the past year (recommend to consult with your physician)
~Are sensitive or have allergies to dyes (recommended to book an appointment for a patch test)
~Had blepharoplasty surgery (must wait a minimum of 1 year after your surgery)

+ WILL THE LASH LIFT DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASHES?

No. Properly trained and skilled professionals ensure proper lash lift procedures are followed.

+ HOW LONG WILL THE LASH LIFT APPOINTMENT TAKE?

About 40 – 50 minutes depends on how long and coarse the eyelashes are and if your lashes will be tinted.

+ HOW LONG DO LASH LIFT & TINTS LAST?

A lash lift and tint can last anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks. Results may vary from client to client depending their lash growth cycle. There are some situations that may cause the lift to drop/weaken prematurely such as swimming, use off harsh products or heat. If you find that your lift does not last the full 2 months, you can repeat the treatment after a minimum of 4 weeks of having the initial treatment, but not before.

+ HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A LASH LIFT OR TINT?

A lash lift will begin to naturally drop after about 2 months and your lashes will be back to their natural look. The lashes should drop evenly and will not look out of place. You can repeat the treatment after a minimum of one month if you feel you need to, or you can wait until they are back to their natural state.

+ CAN I WEAR MASCARA ON MY LASH EXTENSIONS?

Yes but it is advised that you leave your lashes untouched for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You may find that there is no need for mascara anyway, but if you wish to make your lashes even fuller, a non-waterproof mascara is advised as the removal of waterproof mascaras can be harsh on the lashes and weaken the lift.

+ CAN I USE AN EYELASH CURLER?

No. There will be no need for an eyelash curler as this treatment gives a much better result than using a curler, But more importantly, using one may weaken and damage your lashes.

+ HOW DO I CLEAN MY EYES?

Gently, using mild products. Always wait 24 hours to do this, straight after the procedure.

+ PREPARING FOR YOUR LASH LIFT/TINT APPOINTMENT

Do not consume any caffeinated beverages before your appointment. Caffeine can cause your eyes to flutter during an appointment. Please plan to arrive 10 minute prior to your appointment time to update all necessary consultation forms and prepare for your appointment to begin on time. Please arrive without contacts, concealer, eye makeup (mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow etc.) on the day of your appointment. avoid curling your natural lashes with a lash curler for 24 hours prior to your appointment. Makeup removal will result in time being taken from lashing and a removal fee of $5 will be added to the service.

+ AFTERCARE

DO

~USE A LASH SERUM. It’s recommended to use a lash serum to help your lashes grow longer and strong. This will help give you amazing looking lashes

~MOISTURIZE your lashes. It’s recommended to use an oil that is safe to use around the eye area and lashes to help moisturize your lashes

DON’T

~DO NOT WET your lashes for 24 hours after the appointment

~DO NOT SLEEP with your face laid on the pillow. You must sleep on your back for 24 hours. Your lashes are prone to kinks within 24 hours after the procedure.

~DO NOT PULL your lashes. This can cause your natural lashes to fall out prematurely and cause both breakage and permanent damage to the hair follicle

LASHES EXTENSIONS

+ Do I need to prep before my appointment?

Prior to your appointment, try your best to arrive without any eye makeup, do not curl your lashes or wear mascara the day before and the day of your appointment. It will help minimize the cleanup time and more time for lashing.

+ Will it ruin or cause my natural lashes to fall out?

Based on the growth cycle of eyelashes, when applying lashes, lash stylist are trained to look for adult lashes to attach the individual synthetic lashes. Young (baby) lashes are left to allow them to fully develop and when it comes times to re-lash, we have new strong lashes to bond to.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.

+ How long does it take to apply lash extensions?

Lash extensions are applied while you are lying down with your eyes closed on a comfortable spa bed in a serene setting. This usually takes about 1.5 hours for a full set of lashes, but also depends on the set of lashes you decide to get. After prepping your lashes, your bottom lashes are protected with a gel eye pad, lash extensions are then applied 1-to-1 with medical grade adhesive. It is a really relaxing, non-invasive treatment and most of our clients take the time to catch up on their beauty sleep!

+ How long will my new lashes last?

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.

+ How often should I be coming in for lash touch ups?

We recommend getting refills every 2 to 4 weeks. If you wait too long your extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Factors such as exposure to humidity, steam or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall quicker. Refills can take from 45 – 60 minutes, depending on the state of your remaining lashes. A good sign of when you need a refill is when your extensions are 50%-60% gone.

+ Can I apply mascara to my lash extensions?

Yes, however you must only apply water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara and any type of oil based mascara dissolves the bonding agent of the extensions and causes them to fall out sooner. Also, take care in washing off all eye makeup. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.

+ Can I swim, shower or exercise while wearing lash extensions?

Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise. However we recommend that you DO NOT WASH your 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.

+ How do I take care of my new lash extensions?

~Do not get your lashes wet for at least 24 hours after application
~Do not go tanning for 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 avoiding the root area.
~Avoid using an eyelash curler
~Try to 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, skin re-surfacing procedures, eyebrow waxing or laser treatments

+ What are the different types of eyelash
extension styles?

NATURAL LASH GROWTH CYLCE

+ EYELASH FUNCTION

Eyelashes go through a three-phase growth cycle. Long, thick eyelashes are touted as one of the most desirable features a person can have. Thousands of products are sold to enhance the look of lashes from mascara to lash conditioner to lash extensions. So, when you wake up in the morning and notice and eyelash or two that have fallen out and are resting on your cheeks, it can be a little unsettling. It’s important to understand that this is a normal process, like every other hair on your body, eyelashes are perpetually moving through a natural growth cycle.

Eyelashes aren’t just a pretty feature on the body; they have a very specific and important function. Eyelashes are designed to prevent objects from getting in the eyes. Each eyelash is actually a sensory hair that reflexively shuts the eyelid whenever it is touched by dirt, dust or anything else that could possibly get in the eye. The upper lid typically has about 90-150 lashes on it, while the bottom lashes have between 70-80 lashes. Most eyelashes grow to be 10mm long just 3/8 inch.

+ EYELASH AND HAIR GROWTH

Although it may not seem like it, hair growth is a preset function of the body. Every hair on your body follows a three-phase growth cycle and eventually falls out, which is typically nothing to worry about.

ANAGEN (GROWTH) PHASE

The anagen phase is also called the growth phase. This is the phase when lashes are actively growing. It can last between 30-45 days. Only about 40% of the upper lashes and 15% of the lower lashes are in the anagen phase at any one time. Each will grow to a specific length and then stop.

CATAGEN (TRANSITION) PHASE

The catagen phase is also known as the transition phase. During this phase, the lash stops growing and the hair follicle shrinks. If an eyelash falls out or is plucked during this phase, won’t grow back right away because the follicle needs to complete the cartagen phase before it can move on to the next one. This phase lasts between two and three weeks.

TELOGEN (RESTING) PHASE

The telogen phase is also referred to as the resting phase. This can last more than 100 days before the eyelash falls out and a new one begins to grow. Each individual lash is in its own phase of the growing cycle, its normal for a few lashes to fall out most days. It typically takes between four to eight weeks to full replace and eyelash.

COSMETIC TATTOOING BROWS

+ WHAT IS COSMETIC TATTOOING: BROWS?

Cosmetic Tattooing for Brows is a method by which a sterile hand held manual tool or cosmetic tattoo device is used to implant pigment into the upper dermal layer of the skin. This a semi-permanent technique can last from 1 to 3 years. It’s considered to be semi-permanent due to the depth of which the pigment is placed in comparison to the traditional tattoo machine. The results can vary from natural to defined brows unique to each individual based on facial structure and shape.

+ AM I GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE?

~You can NOT have this procedure done if:
~You are pregnant or nursing.
~Under 18 years of age
~Scar easily or get keloids
~Use Accutane or have used it within a year
~Diabetic – Consult with your physician
~Have Hepatitis, HIV or any other viral infections or diseases
~Have a heart condition or pacemaker
~Have an organ transplant
~Have a bleeding disorder such a hemophilia
~Using Retin-A or Retinols. Must stop using 7 days prior to the procedure and 30 days after.
~Undergoing Chemotherapy – Consult with your physician
~Epilepsy
~Skin sensitivity or irritations: eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, sunburn, rash and blemishes
~Sick (cold/flu) – reschedule appointment if you are unwell.
~Have had a tattoo done by another artist that is quite dark – send an image of your brows.
~List all medication & supplements that are being taken
~Inform me of any allergies or sensitivities you may have

+ WILL COSMETIC TATTOO WORK FOR ME?

Which style of Cosmetic Tattoo works BEST for:

Microblading:

~Dry to normal skin type
~Small pores

Combo/Ombré/Nano:

~Normal to Oily skin type
~Small, medium and large pores

Cosmetic Tattoo does NOT work well for:

~Iron deficient or anemic – May require more frequent touch ups
~Smoke – Pigment will fade sooner. Maybe require more frequent touch ups

+ PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

~DO NOT consume caffeine, medication (unless prescribed by a physician and I need to be notified 48 hours in advance), blood thinners (ibuprofen, Niacin, aspirin, vitamin c) and alcohol 48 hours prior. This will help avoid excess bledding

~AVOID sun exporsure (inluding tanning beds) 30 days BEFORE and AFTER the procedure. Sun burns and new tans will result in a cancelled appointment and you will need to reschedule. Security deposit will be foreited.

~STOP using glycolic acids, vitamin A + D, exfoliants on and around the brow area 2 weeks prior to your appointment

~Botox, Juvederm and other cosmetic fillers need to be done 2 weeks prior to your appointment and need to be done no less than 2 weeks after the procedure

~Brow shaping or tinting must be 2 days before your appointment and a minimum of 2 weeks after the procedure

~Please note that the brow area will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle

+ IMMEDIATELY AFTER PROCEDURE

Immediately after the procedure, the brow area will be cleaned and dried. Once dried, I sparingly apply a barrier cream on and around your brows. The barrier cream helps to keep the brow area dry while allowing the skin to breathe and help promote the healing process. This cream will stay on the skin for 3-4 days and will dissolve on its own. You may experience the following (normal) symptoms after the procedure: slight redness (which can last a few days), swelling, itchiness and scabbing. These symptoms can last anywhere between 24-48 hours. The colour of your brows will appear darker and will continue to darken over the next 3-5 days

+ CARING FOR YOUR BROWS

Your skin will temporarily be sensitized after the treatment. Please adhere to the following instructions. This will help avoid infection and will allow time for the skin to recover. 

Always wash your hands thoroughly with an anti-bacterial soap before touching the tattooed area. Be sure to blot off any excess secretions with a clean cotton pad or gauze to avoid excessive scabbing. Keep the tattooed area clean and dry at all times. Failing to do so will result in poor retention or an infection. Repeat the following 2-3 times a day or until all of the scabs have fully fallen off.

DAY 1-3: 
After 4 hours after the procedure, gently blot off any excess secretions from your tattooed brow. With a clean cotton pad and sterile saline, gently dab the brow area. Be very careful not to disturb the barrier cream. You do not need to apply any moisturizer to your brows. You’ll have a sufficient amount of barrier cream that will leave the skin moisturized for the next 3-4 days. 

DAY 3-14: 
Continue to clean the tattooed area with a clean cotton pad or gauze with sterile saline 2-3 times a day. Be very careful not to scratch or pick the scabs. Let the scabs fall off naturally. After cleaning the tattooed area, be sure to pat the area dry with a new cotton pad or gauze. Never reuse the same cotton pad, gauze or cotton swab. Keep the brow area dry at all times. You may moisturize the brow area sparingly (size of a grain of rice) with grape seed oil applied with a cotton swab if needed. For oily skin tones, please skip this step as it may effect the amount of pigment retention. DO NOT USE: Vaseline, Neosporin or any petroleum based products 

+ AVOID THE FOLLOWING

DO NOT pick or scratch the scabs, flakes or dry skin. Please allow the scabs or flakes fall off naturally. Disturbing the scabs can cause premature loss of pigment or hair, cause scarring or infection

DO NOT allow the tattooed area to be submerged in water for long periods of time. Avoid placing your face directly into the shower stream. You do not want to get the scabs soft and soggy. An infection can occur and pigment retention can be affected. If the treated area gets wet, blot it dry immediately. Swimming and saunas are not permitted

DO NOT apply makeup on the tattooed area until the scabs have fallen off. Makeup will suffocate the skin and won’t allow proper healing to occur. Makeup is hard to properly remove without applying sufficient amount pressure. This can cause poor retention or an infection.

AVOID harsh cleansers and creams for the duration of the time where scabs are still present. Cleansers and creams can irritate the treated area and may interfere with the colour and healing process of your brows

NO TANNING OR SUN EXPOSURE UV rays will have a dramatic effect on the colour of your brows

NO FACIAL TREATMENTS such as facials, botox, microdermabrasions for 4 weeks after the procedure

Should an infection occur, seek medical attention

+ FULLY HEALED BROWS

Tattooed brows can last from 1-3 years depending on skin type, lifestyle, environment and aftercare.

Exposure to sun or tanning beds can cause premature fading and discolouration to the colour of the pigment. For protection from the sun, wear sunscreen, a hat or sunglasses.

Avoid using chemical exfoliants as this will cause fading

Laser hair removal or resurfacing may cause the colour of your brows to change. Please inform your laser technician

Please inform your technician that you are tattooed with an iron oxide pigment if an MRI needs to be done

Brow makeup may still be required to achieve your desired look

Oily skin tones, iron deficiency and strong immune systems may not last as long as others. Brows may not heal as crisp as those with dry skin tones. Enhancements may be needed more frequently

Brow Enhancement (touch ups) are recommend to maintain your results

Results will vary per client.