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FAQs

Everything you really need to know about Lash Crush.

Waxing FAQs

Why wax in the first place?

The age-old question: Waxing vs. Shaving. Consider waxing because it actually lasts much longer than shaving, it pulls the hairs from the root – no stubble and your skin is so smooth! It is very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments. Shaving will stimulate the hair growth again. With waxing you will not have cuts and nicks that often come with shaving. Also, with regular waxing your new hair will become finer and grow slower!

What areas on the body can be waxed?

Most areas on the body can be waxed, as long as the hair will allow. Such as the eyebrows, upper lip, chin, arms, back, chest, stomach, legs, bikini area, and the genital area.

What’s the best way to prepare for a waxing appointment?

Be sure you have at least a 1/4 inch of hair growth, 1/2 inch for course hair. That is about a week to 2 weeks of hair growth after shaving. Exfoliating with a loofah or exfoliating gloves the day before waxing is suggested for less pain at the appointment. If it’s your first time please let us know and we will walk you through every step at the appointment.

What should you expect from the waxing appointment?

Hairless skin! Everyone’s skin reacts differently to waxing, typically you can expect to have temporary redness and minor irritation for a day or two. Try to avoid heavy exercise that will increase perspiration and chaffing for about 24-48 hours after waxing.

How long does waxing take?

This depends on what you are getting waxed, and how much hair is present. An appointment can take from about 15-20 minutes (eye brows) to an hour or more (several areas).

Will waxing hurt?

The pain associated with waxing differs from person to person and their genetic makeup. One person may have several nerve endings in one area, while another may not. If you have a sensitive skin, remember that any pain is very minor and very temporary.

How often should you get waxed?

Regular waxing is essential. For many that is every 4-6 weeks. The skin will be less sensitive and the hair becomes finer if waxing is done every four weeks.

How long will the results last?

Again, this depends on the person and their genes. But usually waxing lasts from 4 to 8 weeks. Which is much longer than shaving which may only last up to a day.

What is the best way to prevent ingrown hairs between appointments?

Exfoliate alternating with a loofah and exfoliating gloves. If you are more prone to ingrown hairs, also use a topical exfoliant.

Will the hair grow back thicker?

This is actually a myth. The hair grows back much slower, finer, and more scarce than before. If you wax often enough, the hair will barely be in the area.

Are there any health precautions?

Yes! Some physicians do not recommend waxing for those with diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection. Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients using Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.

“Also, please advise your esthetician if you are allergic to any foods – because if you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t put the extracts on your skin. Please be completely honest with your Skin Care Therapist about all allergies and medications you are taking – it is for your protection.”

Other advice for waxing

Breathe and relax! Waxing is super quick and speedy. Keep the waxed area protected from direct sunlight for 12 hours, no hot baths, hot tubs, or community pools for 24 hours.

Eyelash Extensions FAQs

Eyelash extensions have continued to be the hottest growing necessity in the beauty industry, and many consumers out there are dying to get them! We understand that adding a new beauty service to your routine requires research, so that you can know all of the ins and outs of this latest fashion must-have. To help with your research, we have answered the most frequently asked questions about getting semi-permanent eyelash extensions that we hear!

How do I know if eyelash extensions are right for me?

For anyone with natural eyelashes, false lashes are a great way to enhance your natural look. It is a small change with a large impact, allowing you to have a seemingly-natural and sexy look all day from the moment you wake up. No matter if you prefer full glam or minimal makeup, are a bride-to-be or just want them for day-to-day, lash extensions make your peepers pop for a look that is unforgettable.

What happens during a lash extension procedure?

Your appointment will begin with a consultation where your lash artist determine the look you desire. You will then be reclined with your eyes closed while the lash stylist applies the lashes individually onto your own natural lashes with a safe and high quality adhesive.

How long does it take to apply the lashes?

Depending on the desired look, the entire lash application process can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours for a full set.

What are the do’s and don’ts for maintaining false eyelashes?

With proper care, your new eyelashes can last up to 8 weeks. You will want to avoid exposing your lashes to dirt, oil, and immersing them in water for an extended period of time. We will give you more specific instructions and tips at the time of your service.

Do eyelash extensions hurt?

Eyelash extensions should not hurt when applied correctly. They are applied with professional tools by isolating one lash, and adhering one extension to your natural lash for classic lashes or fans for volume lashes. Most Lash Artists put on under eye gel pads to prevent discomfort and aid in application. It is important to go to a trusted Lash Artist who was certified through a reputable course as this will ensure that they are applying the correct weight and length of lashes to your natural lash.

Do eyelash extensions look fake?

Eyelash extensions can be applied to look anyway that you desire. Most reputable lash artists will be able to give you your desired look. You can choose to have shorter natural lashes, large dramatic lashes, etc. Typically speaking, eyelash extensions don’t look fake unless that is the look that you are going for.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

Most eyelash extension adhesives have a bond time of anywhere from 4-8 weeks. However, they will only last as long as your natural lash does. Like all hair on the human body, your eyelashes grow in stages. It is normal to lose 1-5 natural lashes per day which is why a fill is recommended every 2-4 weeks.

Do eyelash extensions damage my natural lashes?

When applied correctly, eyelash extensions do not damage your natural lash. Certified lash artists will apply to only one natural lash, and will apply an extension that is the appropriate weight and length to ensure the integrity of your natural lash. Eyelash extensions can be damaging if your lash artist is not using proper techniques. Lashes that are too heavy, or clusters (pre-made fans) have a larger amount of adhesive and can cause your natural lash to break.

Can I wear mascara with my eyelash extensions?

Yes. But one of the main advantages of lash extensions is never needing to apply mascara. However, you should use only water-based mascara but never use waterproof mascara on eyelash extensions.

Can I wear eye make-up with my eyelash extensions?

You most definitely can wear make-up with your eyelash extensions. However, steer clear away from any products with oil as they can be harmful to the glue that keeps the artificial lashes attached to your natural ones.When removing your makeup, use an oil-free makeup remover and avoid your lash line completely. Use a cosmetic sponge to remove the makeup rather than a cotton ball or pad, which can leave cotton residue stuck in your lashes.

Can I swim in my lash extensions?

Yes, however salt water and chlorine will slowly begin to break down the adhesive. The best way to avoid this is to wash your lashes directly after swimming, preferably with a lash cleanser but if not just rinse them off with clean water.

Airbrush Spray Tan FAQs

How Does Air Brush Spray Tanning Work?

Your body is sprayed with a solution that contains a percentage of DHA (DiHydroxyacetone), a colorless solution that reacts with the protein in the outermost surface of your skin. When DHA and the protein in your skin oxidize, it creates a brown temporary color. The solution also contains a bronzer which helps in the oxidation process and helps the technician create a uniform tan.

Is Air Brush Spray Tanning Safe?

DHA has been approved for cosmetic use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Health Ministry. It is a non-toxic solution. DHA based sunless tanning has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Organization, the American Academy of Dermatology, The Canadian Dermatology Association, and the American Medical Association.

How long does my sunless tan last?

With proper preparation and daily moisturizing, your tan will last approximately five to seven days, possibly longer. Those who shower more than once daily will fade more quickly than clients whose routine includes one daily shower and a regular non-petroleum moisturizer. A sunless tan fades just like a tan from the sun. As you slough off dead skin cells, so goes your tan. Proper skin hydration is the key to tan longevity.

Will My Sunless Tan Be Instant?

Yes your tan will be an instant tan that will continue to develop over the next 6-8 hours. Please follow the tanning instructions for the best results. However your true tan will be revealed after you wash off the bronzer.

Will I Look Orange or Streaky?

No! Orange color is the result of older tanning agents that are no longer used in the spray tanning industry or the result of tanning pills. The DHA solution that Lash Crush uses is more refined and of a much higher quality than DHA solutions that were used in the past. Streakiness is caused by the improper application of home tanning creams and sprays.You will get nothing less than a professional spray tan, with a completely natural golden brown tanned tone.

Should I do anything to prepare for my tanning session?

Yes. Prior to being tanned you should exfoliate using an oil-free scrub. Do not use bar soaps, or moisturizing spa-type cleansers as these leave residue which will interfere with the development of your tan. Removing dead cells and body oils helps the sunless tanner adhere to your skin for the best results.  Do not use moisturizers prior to being tanned as they can clog pores and inhibit proper penetration of the solution. Makeup and deodorants may also inhibit absorption and should be removed prior to tanning.

What should I wear to my session?

During the appointment – If you choose to be tanned in a bathing suit, we suggest you buy one especially for use while tanning or use an older one as solution will inevitably get on your suit. Female clients over the age of 18 may choose to tan topless or in the nude. Male clients must wear bottoms, and many find fitted boxer briefs to be the best solution. All clients under 18 years of age must have a signed parental approval form, and must tan in a full swimsuit.

After the appointment – You should wear loose fitting, dark colored clothing and flip-flops as bronzer can rub off on your clothing and some shoes rub off solution, negatively affecting the results. Avoid tight clothing, denim and exposed elastics (as in smocked tops and the liner in running shorts), as these will slough your skin, and create development issues immediately after your tan. Clothing that would leave a mark on your skin, will leave a mark in your developing tan. Cotton sweats, soft pajamas or a long sundress work well. Bronzer color that transfers will sometimes wash out in a normal wash cycle, but there is no guarantee. Please choose your post-tan attire accordingly.

What can I do to care for my sunless tan?

Caring for your sunless tan will prolong your results. Avoid exposure to water and activities that might cause you to perspire, until after your first post-tanning shower. Once your tan has developed, it is a part of your outer skin layer and, just as with a UV tan, activities that exfoliate the skin will slowly fade your color. Keep your skin well hydrated with a moisturizer that is free of petroleum: mineral oil, petrolatum, and paraffin. Avoid products that contain Vitamin C, retinol and other ingredients intended to accelerate turnover of your skin. Avoid the drying effects of prolonged exposure to the elements. Use a sulfate-free, gentle body wash in the shower and do not use a loofah, washcloth or Clarisonic for the duration of your tan. Pat dry after showering or swimming, as opposed to rubbing. These simple measures will help maximize the look and length of your tan.

Does The Tanning Solution Contain Any Sunscreen?

No!  The tanning solution does not provide any protection from the sun and does not contain any sunscreen.

When Should I Get a Manicure or a Pedicure?

At least 24 hours before your air brush spray tanning appointment.

Can I Go Swimming Or Workout?

The same answer for showering applies to working out. You must wait at least 8 hours to give the DHA time to react with your skin before disturbing the application. Swimming should be avoided completely until after you compete. The chlorine can have an adverse affect on your tan.

I Have Waited At Least 8 Hours to shower After My Spray Tan, Why Did The Shower Water Turn Brown?

The bronzer in the solution is temporary and it is what gave you the immediate color. The real color is the result of the DHA reacting with the proteins in your skin. The real color develops behind the bronzer over 8 hours. So do not be alarmed when taking your first shower. The brown is the bronzer and it is supposed to come off. The lasting color is what is left behind.