Q: Can I bring a guest or my child with me?
A: Unfortunately, my liability limits anyone visiting who is not receiving a service. Most of the services provided are personal anyways, so I would appreciate you finding a babysitter for your children and asking your guest to wait for you outside.
Q: Can I still get waxed/ sugared during my menstrual cycle?
A: For me, it isn’t a problem as long as you are clean and have a clean tampon inserted. I do advise that you take a pain reliever prior to the service because you may experience more sensitivity during this time.
Q: What kind of wax do you use?
A: I offer hard wax, soft wax and sugar paste. I determine which will be used based on the area being serviced, the density of the hair and the sensitivity of your skin. I am sure many have had their bad experiences with hair removal, but with my various options to choose from I can assure you that no burning or skin tearing will occur with me.
Q: It’s my first Brazilian/ Manzilian ever…what can I expect?
A: The hair in this area will be dense (thick) and probably a little long. Because of the hair density, the first hair removal may be a little uncomfortable due to the thick hairs being removed from the root. The good news is your next session will be virtually painless compared to this visit and the hairs will be very thin when they grow back.
Q: How should I prepare for my first Brazilian/ Manzilian?
A: Be sure to exfoliate really well prior to your service. If you have a low pain tolerance, you can take a pain reliever at least 30 minutes prior to the appointment. Stay away from any blood thinning pain relievers, muscle relaxers or heavy medications as this may cause bleeding and possibly more sensitivity. Be sure to bathe and be clean before your appointment. There is no need to put on any oils, lotions, numbing creams, etc. This will interfere with the wax/ sugar and can cause skin damage.
Q: What is the best way to exfoliate?
A: A sugar scrub is most preferred because this will ensure that you are using something abrasive enough to break up the dead skin and move between the hair roots where the dead skin can build up. Items like washcloths, buffer cloths, loofahs, etc., won’t be abrasive enough to do the same but are great on smoother skin or areas where there is not much hair growth.
Q: How often should I exfoliate?
A: For the most part, you can exfoliate up to 3 times per week unless you notice irritation. This is applicable for the body and not the face, which should be exfoliated per the recommendation you receive after your facial and is based on your skin type.
Q: What should I do to prepare for my hair removal service?
A: Be sure to arrive fully prepared by bathing, inserting a fresh tampon if on your menstrual cycle, taking a pain reliever if you are sensitive to pain and be on time. I do not advise watching YouTube videos or taking the personal advice of a friend; this is because these experiences are based on something that occurred elsewhere and nothing like the service that I provide. I like to ensure that you are completely comfortable and do my best to ensure no pain.
Q: How often should I return for my hair removal service?
A: This will depend on the area being serviced. I usually will advise you during your appointment and will also schedule your next session for you prior to your departure. You will always be able to cancel or reschedule your appointment per the policy guidelines, if needed.
Q: Which hurts less…Sugaring or Waxing?
A: Unfortunately, it’s all a myth. Neither hurts less because they both are pulling the hair right from the root and you will feel something. Many clients have shared that they prefer one over the other because they are certain that it hurts less than the other. This is something that will be left for your judgement and personal experience.
Q: What is the difference between Waxing and Sugaring?
A: The main differences between the two types of hair removal are the material that is used and the direction of the pull. Waxing has two modalities and sometimes can be multidirectional. Sugaring has multiple modalities and is pulled with the hair growth.
Q: Which is better…waxing or sugaring?
A: Waxing is applied with the hair growth and mostly pulls against the hair growth; this means that if the hair is growing in one direction, the wax is pulled in the opposite direction. Sugaring uses a paste that is applied against the hair growth and pulls with the hair growth. Hair after waxing may grow back sooner than hair removed by sugaring but is solely based on the individual and results will vary from person to person.
Q: How often should I come in for a facial?
A: It is recommended to come in every 4 to 6 weeks for a facial. This is because many of the products used in the session can take 21-42 days to show any results due to the cell turnover (new skin cells). Depending on the skin concern, skin type and products that are used you will be advised individually on the best time to return.
Q: Which facial is right for me?
A: This will depend on your skin concern and skin type. I always recommend the Signature Facial so that I have 60 minutes to cleanse, assess and treat your skin. After your initial session, I can advise you on which facial is most suited to your skin.
Q: I have sensitive skin…will I experience a breakout from a facial?
A: I perform a skin analysis before I use products to treat your skin. During the analysis I will ask you a series of questions based on what I see, using a magnified lamp with LED lighting. This will ensure that we acknowledge any allergies to ingredients (discussed during your consultation), irritations that you have experienced, etc. I want you to have a enjoyable experience with me, so I will be sure not to use any products that may make your skin unhappy.
Q: Will Eyelash extensions make my natural lashes fall off?
A: Nope! Naturally, you are losing 2-4 eyelashes per eye, per day anyways. This will be much more noticeable after having eyelash extensions and may make some feel as thought they are losing them. Therefore it is advised to return every 2 weeks to reapply new fibers to fill in the gaps from the natural lash loss. I always use the lightest fibers (fake lashes) that are the closest to the thickness of your own lashes, so that we do not cause may damage. My main focus is to ensure that we preserve your natural set so that when we remove the extensions, you will still have the same healthy lashes that you came with if not healthier!
Q: How long will Eyelash extensions last?
A: A full set will last 4 weeks or more depending on your aftercare, which is discussed at your appointment. I always recommend that you return every 2 weeks to fill in those gaps from natural lash loss though. Results will vary per individual, so some may last up to 6-8 weeks.
Q: What is the difference between Classic and Volume Eyelashes?
A: Classic style eyelashes applies a single fiber (fake eyelash) to each individual natural lash; this is often referred to as “individuals”. Volume style eyelashes applies multiple fibers to each individual lash which will give a much fuller look. I do not do any overly dramatized sets, so you will not look like you are wearing a cheap strip lash. Both sets can be tailored to your desired outlook but must be realistic. If you have very little lashes to work with, you will not look like the Kim Kardashian photo that you have saved on your phone. No worries though Queen, you will look beautiful!
Q: Are your products cruelty free?
A: Absolutely! I love animals (hate spiders, but still respect all walks of life) and do my due diligence to ensure that the products that I use are never tested on animals.
Q: How long have you been an Esthetician?
A: I have been licensed since 2014 and have worked hard to learn the techniques and modalities that I currently offer. I trained 600 hours to get my licensed and another 600+ after that. I am always trying to further my education and provide the best level of expertise that I can!
Q: What is Microblading?
A: In a simplified version it is a semi-permanent tattoo. I use a tool to implement a pigment into the skin. The pigment is usually a brown that ranges from light to dark but based on the hair color and your skin tone. There are options for clients with blonde and gray hair. I do require a consultation to ensure that you are a good candidate, go over the procedure, aftercare, etc.
Q: How long does Microblading last?
A: It really depends on the individual. Results will vary from individual to individual. Results can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. There is no real way to simply tell you exactly how long yours will last and this is discussed during your consultation. Everyone will need to return after 9-12 months for a color touch-up, and some may go longer without needing one.
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