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F.A.Q.

Waxing F.A.Q.
Before Your Brazilian Wax!

RELAX and TRUST us! We do this all the time.
Let the hair grow ¼ to ½ an inch. The wax needs something to hold onto!
DO make a date to exfoliate… prep the area with a sugar scrub exfoliating (but be very gentle!) up until the day before your wax to help prevent ingrown hairs.
Make sure you shower the day of your wax to help prevent infection.
DO NOT apply any creams or lotions beforehand; you’ll get better results if your skin is dry.

Should I expect it to be a painful experience?

This truly depends on your pain threshold. Any pain felt is temporary and some feel it more than others. It is a momentary pain when the hair is pulled but subsides right after. When the hairs are pulled, the pain is quick, temporary and generally does not linger. We are not medical doctors so we cannot recommend taking anything but most people will take their favorite pain reliever. It is advised not to take aspirin as it thins the blood.

What Is A Brazilian Wax?

Brazilian wax refers to hair removal from the entire pubic region, front and back. This is a very effective procedure because it removes hair completely from the root.
It’s getting more popular to attain clean and sexy skin. In this process the entire pubic area can be waxed or some women prefer to live a small area above the Pubic area.

What should I do to prepare for my brazilian?

Bacteria around your anal area can be spread to open pores resulting in an infection. For your safety and for sanitary reasons it is important to be impeccably clean in your rectal and genital areas before a brazilian. Do not tan or spend time out in the sun up to 72 hours prior to waxing.  Tanning draws blood up to the surface and the skin is sensitive so lifting, peeling and bleeding can occur. Please do not apply any creams or lotions to your genitals the day of service as wax will not adhere to lotions, oils or creams.

What’s the difference between hard and soft wax?

(Read: which hurts less?) Well, hard wax is amazing on coarse hair and in sensitive areas because as it cools and hardens it grabs the hair and lifts up off of the skin, so when it is removed it only grabs the hair and doesn’t pull on the skin. Most people find it to be far less painful. It can only be applied in small sections or it will break, so it is not efficient to use on larger areas of the body (like legs). Soft wax is applied and removed with some form of cloth. It is great at grabbing finer hairs and works much better on large areas of the body. It cannot be reapplied to the same spot more than once because it removes more layers of dead skin than hard wax. Also, hard wax leaves no sticky residue, so it is easier to clean up than soft wax.

What’s the longest amount of time you recommend people go between waxes?

I recommend coming in every three to six weeks for regular waxing appointments. A person can wait longer than six weeks, but they run the risk that the waxing experience will be more uncomfortable for them.

Where did the term Brazilian Waxing come from?

As the name suggests, brazilian waxing originated from Brazil for women who wanted to wear the new thong bikinis. Brazilian wax became famous when it was introduced into the US when a hair removal salon called J. Sisters International Salon was opened in 1987. J. Sisters International Salon was opened in Manhattan, New York by seven Brazilian sisters Jocely, Jonice, Joyce, Janea, Jussara, Juracy and Judseia Padilha. However, the waxing of the genital areas is not new. Waxing of the genital areas has been prevalent for centuries in Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Arabia, Turkey and Persia. Historically, the waxes were sugar-based and made with lemon.

Will I get ingrown hairs?

It’s possible. Waxing removes the entire hair, root and all, from the follicle. Your skin naturally hardens and thickens over the area it was waxed so it is important to keep that area gently exfoliated. Use a gentle scrub in that area about 3 days after waxing and continue to exfoliate 1 to 2 times a week thereafter. Remember, I said gentle! Also, use a mixture of tea tree and lavender oil. Both are antimicrobial and antibacterial and will prevent irritation. Try to wear loose fitting clothes for a few days after to give your skin a chance to breathe and reduce moisture. The bikini, lip and underarms are where we tend to perspire. Perspiration and moisture cause bacteria to grow. Once that area has been waxed, the follicle is wide open to this bacteria creeping in.

Will it make my hair grow back darker?

Let me ask you this….does your hair grow back darker when you cut it? No. Neither will your depilitated hair. Waxing will not change the pigment of your hair.

Will waxing change the pigmentation of my skin?

No, it will not cause hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on your skin, however, if you spend time in the sun after waxing, you can burn, which can result in sun damage and dark spots later on. If your skin is tan or you’ve applied sunless tanner, it will strip your tan. Remember, waxing will exfoliate your skin. The wax sticks to your skin and removes the topmost layer so you may experience some lightening if you have a dark tan from sun or sunless tanning products.

Sugaring F.A.Q.
What is the Benefits?

PURE AND NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Completely natural made from organic ingredients, sugar, lemon and water. So natural you can eat it! Safe for the most sensitive skin.

MORE SANITARY
Hypoallergenic and non-comdogenic
sugar paste is applied with a gloved hand
and a fresh ball of sugar paste is used
on each client, meaning no risk of cross contamination.

LESS PAINFUL
Sugar will not stick to live skin cells, only
dead skin cells are removed, so there is no
risk of abrasion or tearing.

NOT SO HOT
Sugar paste is luke warm when it is applied,
So there is no risk of burning the skin.

BETTER TECHNIQUE
Sugar paste is applied against the direction
of hair growth then removing the hair in
the natural direction of growth … resulting
in less painful hair removal and eliminating
hair breakage.

EXTRACT VERY SHORT HAIRS
Hair growth only needs to be 1/8 inch after shaving or 1/16 inch after sugaring! (May vary depending on individual and hair type)

SUGARING IS GENTLE
Sugaring is so gentle it can remove the
vellus hair on some woman’s faces and is
safe for clients with sensitivities, eczema
and psoriasis.

Can I be burned?

The sugar is NEVER hot. The paste is applied at a lukewarm temperature.

Does sugaring hurt as much as waxing?

Many clients describe their sugaring experiences as less painful than waxing. Also, they have found that any residual redness, if any, post treatment diminishes much more quickly. Keep in mind that hair is being removed from the follicle at the root so the extraction is not completely sensation-free. However, with regular sugaring the skin will become desensitized.

How long does my hair need to be?

We suggest hair growth length of 1/8”, but not longer than 1/4”.

What should I do to prepare for my appointment?

24 hours prior to your appointment, gently exfoliate and re-hydrate your skin. It is recommended that you arrive at your appointment with clean skin without lotions, deodorants or oils.
The very best results begin with skin care at home. Between treatments keep your skin exfoliated and well-hydrated. Also, never use a razor, depilatory creams or tweezers. This will interfere with the refinement and diminishment of your hair growth and your goal to have smooth and healthy skin.

How often will I need a treatment?

The general rule of thumb is 3-4 weeks. Treatments scheduled closer together result in faster hair refinement. Appointments will be scheduled based on your individual hair growth patterns and body part(s) treated.

Can you remove soft downfy facial hair?

We can safely remove the vellus (peach fuzz) hair on the face. The face is one of the most delicate areas for hair extraction, because of the dense amount of vellus hair. With one flick, we could remove about five hundred hairs. Since this type of hair sits on the nerve endings, it can set off the alarm in the nervous system. A patch test at your consultation can be performed if you have had a previous experience that gives you any hesitation.

Does sugaring hurt more when you have your menstrual cycle?

Some women are more sensitive at their time of the month so it is suggested you do not schedule your appointments to coincide with your menstrual cycle. Other women do not experience any increase in sensitivity. Do what you think is right for your body.

Can I go tanning before or after my appointment?

It’s best not to be in the sun or use a tanning bed for 24-48 hours before AND after your service. However, airbrush tanning is fine after waxing and sugaring.

Lashes Extensions F.A.Q.
What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised of individual synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Our lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied on to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes. Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are for professional application only. Self-application and application by untrained individuals is strongly discouraged.

The Eyelash Extensions Procedure

Prior to the application, your stylist will conduct a thorough consultation allowing you the opportunity to help design your customized lash look. In addition, your stylist may ask questions about your health and lifestyle to ensure Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions are right for you.

During your Eyelash Extension application, you will comfortably recline with your eyes closed. The application of Eyelash Extensions is painless and wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. Clients typically fall asleep then awaken to longer, thicker, darker and more voluminous lashes.

During the application of Eyelash Extensions, your stylist will isolate an individual natural lash, then; we will expertly bond one eyelash extension to one natural lash. This technique creates a seamless look and feel as if these eyelash extensions were your own.

To ensure your safety during and after the procedure, eyelash extensions are never applied to your skin; Extensions are attached only to your natural lashes.

Additionally, Eyelash Extensions are adhered to your natural lash using our safe and proprietary line of Xtreme Lashes Adhesives.

How long do Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions Last?

The look can be maintained indefinitely with refills. When properly applied, an Eyelash Extension will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. This can be as long as two months or more.

Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles (every 60 to 90 days). When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already been growing and quickly replaces it without us noticing the turnover. This process is constant and at any given moment our many natural lashes are at different stages of maturity. Some are just growing in, while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. On shorter natural lashes, this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable.

When eyelashes are extended with Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions, it will be more noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than natural lashes. Please keep in mind this is a perfectly normal occurrence, with or without extensions. Lash Stylists will apply Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions primarily to those lashes that are in the middle of their maturation cycle to maximum the amount of time they will last, without jeopardizing the health of ‘baby’ lashes. The Xtreme Lash will fall out with the natural lash it is attached to when it reaches the end of its growth cycle. A few Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions may shed within the first week because the attached natural lashes are at the end of their growth cycle. Most will remain in place for approximately two months.

With proper care and maintenance, touch-ups are typically only needed once every 2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed. Your Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions Stylist will add extensions to the newest mature natural lashes to maintain a full, lush appearance.

What to Expect

Xtreme Lashes Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions are natural-looking, synthetic eyelashes applied one by one to each individual natural lash.

Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions were developed to mimic your natural lashes; its design features a tapered tip with a thicker base to resemble the look and feel of a natural lash. The luxurious natural look of Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions is achieved by a meticulous and artful application of synthetic lashes, all applied one by one to your natural lash by a certified Xtreme Lashes® Lash Stylist.

You can expect your initial eyelash extension procedure to be scheduled for up to 3 hours. This time allows you to rest and be pampered as your Xtreme Lashes Stylist transforms your lashes to the customized lash look you have selected. With Xtreme Lashes diverse inventory of over 600 individual styles of eyelash extensions, you and your stylist can design a tailored look to compliment your natural beauty.

Can I apply mascara to Xtreme Lashes?

One of the main advantages of Xtreme Lashes is that you never need mascara again. However, if you must have the mascara look, only water based mascara can be used. You can purchase one of our specially formulated Xtreme Lashes® mascaras from your local Xtreme Lashes Stylist. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara along with any type of oil based mascara will dissolve the adhesive and cause your Xtreme Lashes® to fall off.

I have no lashes at all, can I wear Eyelash Extensions?

Because Eyelash Extensions are applied to existing natural lashes you must have some natural lashes to receive the procedure. Eyelash Extensions should not, and in many cases cannot, be applied to clients who have alopecia, are undergoing chemotherapy or those who suffer from Trichotillomania, unless and until the individual has received effective treatment and normal lash growth has resumed.

What are Eyelashes Extensions made out of?

Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions are crafted from synthetic polyester. Synthetic lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials. In addition, synthetics have the least possible chance of allergic reactions with human skin. Testing has shown that there are higher percentages of people who will have adverse reactions to contact with lash extensions created from animal hairs, such as mink.

Microblading F.A.Q.
What is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi permanent technique using color pigment drawn onto the skin giving you natural looking eyebrows. The technique used is natural feathering of hair like strokes creating a beautifully designed brow. It’s like imitating your hair growth into fine lines and filling the gaps thus defining a 3D definition with a fuller and thicker finish.

Will Microblading be the same as eyebrows tattoos?

No. Definitely not.
The work involved with eyebrow embroidery is only performed on the skin surface. Microblading will be a MUCH SAFER treatment than eyebrow tattoos. This technique deposits colored pigments in the upper layers of the dermis. The color can also be adjusted in alignment with the original eyebrow hair color, which results to a realistic look and feel. It is a method whereby colors are inserted to the upper layers of the skin where it lasts only 1-2 years depending on the skin retention of colors.
The process will take around 2 hrs.

Are the procedures painful?

Pain is relative. We use the most effective topical anesthesia’s available.

There are several things to consider prior to your procedure, no caffeine, no alcohol, do not schedule your appointment around your menstrual cycle as all of these make you more sensitive.

Some say tweezing their eyebrows is more painful that have permanent makeup.

Are There Any Contra-Indications For PMU?

Yes, if you are under a physician’s care we want you to obtain a release written on their prescription note pad stating that it is safe for you to have a procedure performed. Your health care provider will know if you will heal without any complications. if you are prone to infections or have a compromised immune system.

Contraindications include but are not limited to: Blood thinners, heart medications, aspirin or products containing aspirin, medications for any disease like diabetes, lupus or any autoimmune disease. Also any vitamins or supplements that thin the blood would need to be stopped prior to your procedure but only…

What Will I Look Like After My Procedure?

Your eyebrows will look beautiful, but depending on how many times we had to go over an area to implant the pigment, your skin may show very little signs of trauma or may be swollen and red.

The area will appear darker at first because of the blood and lymph that has been brought to the surface during the permanent makeup application. The procedure area tissue will crust a bit and this tissue will slough off usually within 5-7 days leaving you with a softer color. This will be repeated at your touch up appointment. The color will fade between 40-70%.

How Do I Care For My Procedure After?

Aftercare procedure may very depending on how your skin reacts to the procedure. We prefer that you use only the healing balm or oil given to you. Using Neosporin, bacitracin or other products may cause an allergic reaction on open skin. If you experience any type of redness, irritation or pain stop using the product and phone your technician who will advise you what to do. Follow your aftercare instructions exactly and you will have a beautiful procedure.

We do our 50% to give you a beautiful procedure….While you are responsible for the other 50% with your aftercare.Together we can create a long lasting, beautiful, natural permanent makeup procedure.