F.A.Q'sMost Common Questions
Henna is a naturally occurring brown dye that treats and conditions while it colors. Henna builds protective barrier around each one of your hair shafts, locking in moisture and keeping your hair conditioned. Giving a color without opening the cuticles of your hair. Henna can last 1-2 weeks, but usually it looks fresh for about a week and fades after that, depending on how fast your hair is renewing itself and type of skin you have. Henna also works by unclogging the pores, balancing pH levels on the skin, and helps put a stop to hair loss and promote healthy hair growth. Not only will henna help your hair grow faster, but it will also improve hair texture. The nutrients in henna help nourish your hair while also repairing the damage. The balancing of pH levels also helps seal the hair cuticle, leading to a hair that is more lustrous. Henna come in 3 different shades of brown: Light, Medium, and Dark. ALL shades, while wet, look black.
Tinting is such a great way to make your lashes and brows stand out and to enhance your eyes by getting rid of the whites/greys. Colors generally last about 2 to 3 weeks. The correct shade is chosen from a variety of colors by the technician to complement any skin tone and match your natural hair/brow color. All tinting services are performed using a professional color line specifically formulated for the eye area.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EYEBROW HENNA AND EYEBROW TINT ON OUR MENU?
With the tint, you’ll be using a traditional dye and peroxide mixture and it is designed to only tint the hair, not the skin. Henna will not only dye the hair, but will leave a stain (shadow) for approximately up to 2 days on the skin behind the brow, giving the brow a fuller and filled-in look. In terms of longevity, tint lasts up to 3 weeks on the hair and Henna can last up to 2 weeks on the hair.
WHY SHOULD I TRY HENNA FIRST BEFORE DICIDING ON MICROBLADING?
A lot of clients expressed concerns about the permanent/semi-permanent brow services that have gained popularity. This treatment allows you to have that same rich filled in look, but without the permanent commitment.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ONE I MIGHT WANT TO BOOK?
If you are someone who does not normally wear any brow cosmetics (or very little) and prefers a subtler look to your brows, then start with the tint. If you are accustomed to a very defined and filled in eyebrow and like a richer color, go with the henna.
MY EYEBROWS HAVE BEEN MICROBLADED. IS IT STILL OK FOR ME TO TINT THEM?
Absolutely! If you have completed all your microblading appointments (the initial appointment and the touch up appointment) and are completely past your few weeks of healing, it’s totally fine. Clients still tint even though they have permanent make up. Sometimes, if you have really blonde or grey hair, it can start to look a bit strange with the microblading or permanent make up and we will try our best to match up the color of your dye to the color used for your microblading.
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR HENNA: NONE
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR TINT: ANYONE SENSITIVE TO AMMONIA
HENNA’S ACTIVE INGREDIENT: LAWSONIA INERMIS
TINT’S ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: TRADITIONAL DYE AND PEROXIDE
PRE-APPOINTMENT PREP: NONE
Once you first start the treatment, results are not immediate. Minimum length of treatment to notice change is about 3 months, if followed correctly (consistently every 2 weeks). You will want to go easy with your eyebrows when cleansing to extend the life of the stain on the skin. If you scrub, peeletc. at that area, the stain behind the brow is going to disappear much faster. Also, exercise caution when applying any type of skin care products containing exfoliators (topical acne medications, retinol, lightening products, alpha hydroxy acids, etc.). Keep them away from the brows as they will strip them of their color
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, simple, and safe skin rejuvenation treatment which exfoliates the epidermis while removing dead skin cells, white heads, coarse and finevellus hair (peach fuzz), leaving the skin immediately smooth and fresh. Dermaplaning is a quick procedure with very few to no adverse effects. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the technician simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feather strokes.
Who is dermaplaning recommended for?
Everyone! Especially clients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the bloodstream, and may be transferred to the baby. It is also a first choice for clients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This often causes buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the client healthier looking skin.
Will this make my vellus hair grow back thicker?
It is merely an old wife’s tale, if the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
What is the benefit of adding dermaplaning to other services such as peels and facials?
Hyperkeratosis is a buildup of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. By removing this initial layer with dermaplaning, the procedure to follow (chemical peel or a facial) can penetrate deeper into the dermis resulting in a more effective treatment. The conjunction of dermaplaning and a chemical peel or facial leaves the skin deeply refreshed and rejuvenated. Together they promote new skin growth and target problems such as aging, sun spots, and environmental damage.
How long is the treatment? How often can I have it done?
Dermaplaning takes anywhere between 30-45 minutes and can be performed every 3-4 weeks. The treatment itself removes approximately 21 days’ worth of dead skin, so it is important to let your skin rejuvenate before your next appointment.
What is the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?
Both options are a form of physical exfoliation. Dermaplaning removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the skin, microdermabrasion also exfoliate the surface of the skin, but not as thoroughly or deeply as dermaplaning does.
What is the difference between dermaplaning EXPRESS AND DERMAPLANING ADVANCED: Dina’s therapy technique?
Both treatments have its benefits considering the exfoliation of the epidermis that leaves the skin smooth and rejuvenate the cells on the outmost layer of the skin. Dermaplaning Advanced is a therapy technique developed by Dina, which is done an extra exfoliation with crystal beads exfoliant, applied a special combination of Dina’s Collagen Regenerative Serum and Vitamin A oil with an ultrasound tool, and finalized with a personalized leave on mask, that stimulates collagen production and boost skin hydration at the same time. You will see the results immediately as you will feel your skin supple and renewed.
Active Ingredients: None
Pre-Appointment Prep: None
Please avoid swimming, steams, saunas, sun, or intense sweat for at least 72 hours after treatment.
EYELASH EXTENSIONS FAQ’s
They are individual extensions made of a synthetic material to look like perfect natural eyelashes; thicker at the base and thinner at the tip with a slight curl. They come in many different sizes and curvatures; such will be decided by your Lashista to respect your natural lash growth. They are adhered one by one (classic set) or fanned multiples (volume set) to a natural lash giving the appearance of a darker, more voluptuous lash-line.
What is the difference between classic set and volume set on your menu?
Classic Eyelash Set is a method where 1 lash extension is attached to each natural lash. They are perfect for clients who already have a lot of lashes, but want to add more length with a more natural look. Volume Eyelash Set is when multiple, very thin, fanned out lashes are applied to one single natural eyelash. Volume lashes are lighter, fluffier and give the client a fuller look. Volume lashes are perfect for clients who do not have a lot of lashes, have sparse lashes, bald spots or just want a more dramatic look without having to use a thicker lash.
How long do they last? How often will i need a fill?
An average eyelid has approximately 100 natural hairs which shed at an average rate of 20-30% every 2 weeks. Therefore, when the natural hair sheds, so does the extension that was attached to it. Since new hairs are always growing in, refills can be performed to attach extensions to the new growth (while respecting your lash growth stage) keeping the lashes looking full continuously or for as long as you wish to maintain them. With that in mind, refills are recommended every 2 to 3 weeks to keep the lashes looking their best. With proper maintenance semi-permanent eyelash extensions can be kept up indefinitely through regular refills.
Will the extensions damage my natural eyelashes?
Our application technique and premium products will not damage your natural lashes. It is imperative to the health of your lashes to respect your natural lash growth stage! We also make sure to have each natural hair isolated when an extension is adhered to it to ensure proper separation so that the hairs can continue to grow and shed as they would naturally. We only use medical-grade adhesives which are made exclusively for lash extensions.There are many factors that influence the hair growth, including but not limited to diet, medication intake, stress and environment. For this reason the lashista can decide to change the length of your lashes to prevent to damage them.This combination of using our top quality adhesive and individual lash attachment technique, all while respecting your lash growth stage, will sustain the health and integrity of the natural hairs indefinitely.
How can i take care of my lashes to keep them fresh and healthy?
It can take up to 8 hours for the eyelash extension adhesive to fully cure the bond between your natural lash and the extensions. Avoid swimming, spas, saunas and tanning on the day of your lash appointment. After the 8 hours, they are able to get wet. While sleeping, lashes can tangle or flip to the side. Brush through your clean and dry lashes each morning with a mascara wand to reshape the extension and keep them fluffed into place. The overall upkeep is very minimal and very easy to manage.
If you are allergic to nail polish, we do not recommend eyelash extensions.
Active Ingredients: Primer: sd alcohol, 40-b, disodium EDTA, benzalkonium chloride, sodium hydroxide
eyepatch: glycerol, aloe extract, vitamin c
ADHESIVE: ethyl cyanoacrylate, black pigment
- Remove all eye makeup and clean your natural lashes with the Chrissanthie cleanser and a cosmetic sponge or a lint free applicator.
- Refrain from perming, curling, or tinting your natural lashes (at least 4 weeks before) or curling them prior to receiving your full set.
- Wash your lashes regularly, at least once a day with the Chrissanthie cleanser and a cosmetic sponge or a lint free applicator.
- Rinse them with cool water using your hands (do not use water directly from the shower).
- Pat them dry with a clean towel to remove excess water.
- Using a mini fan, dry them completely leaving no moisture.
- Brush them from the middle of the length to the ends,(never from the roots) over the lashes to untangle them and from the middle to the ends under the lashes to fluff them.
- For any lashes that may have twisted down (very common), use a lint free applicator and mini fan to reeducate the curvature direction of the lash.