Contra - indications:
You have Skin Cancer
You have been using Retin A or Roaccutane within the last six months
You are on Roaccutane or acne medication
You are using anti-ageing or skin thinning products
You are sunburnt or have been exposed to UV rays within the last 12hours
You are allergic to essential oils
You are allergic to latex
You are diabetic
You have varicose veins
What to do before waxing:
Exfoliate with a mitt, Body brush, Body scrub or loofa to help with any ingrown & dead skin cells ready for waxing
Moisturise daily to help with ingrown hairs & dead skin cells ready for waxing
Come in loose, baggy clothing to prevent friction after waxing
For best results, please allow your hair to be at least half a centimeter to a centimeter long
Common side effects from waxing:
Redness & inflammation
Blood spotting (course hair)
bruising (Client/therapist wasn't stretching enough)
Avoid for the first 24 hours:
Excessive perspiration and friction
Sauna / Steam room
Hot bath / Shower / Swimming
Fake tan / Body Lotion / Perfume
Make Up (facial waxing)
This will help to prevent bacteria getting into the pores and causing infection.
systemic contagious or infectious diseases, including the common cold
severe unstable hypertension
Acute flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
Deep vein thrombosis
local contagious or irritable skin conditions
open sores or wounds
Massage movements release excess toxins from the body. This can lead to a “healing reaction” when your body goes through the process of cleansing itself by eliminating toxins. It is therefore normal to experience one or more of the following symptoms starting within the 24 hours following your massage:
Fatigued or tired (although this could be a sign of deep relaxation, especially if you are usually always on the go)
Increased sweating, thirst or urination
Irritable or energised
Heightened emotions (low or high)
Runny, stuffy or blocked nose
Sound sleeping and vivid dreams
Bruising (Sometimes from Deep Tissue Massage)
These symptoms are only temporary and should fully subside within 48 hours of your treatment.
Try to relax and take it easy for the rest of the day.
Drink plenty of water after your massage as your lymph nodes have been stimulated and are removing toxins from the body (Your urine might be much darker than usual – this is due to the toxins leaving your body).
Avoid heat treatments i.e. hot baths / showers, saunas, steam rooms & sunbeds for 24 hours.
Avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine and fizzy drinks for the first 24 hours
Avoid eating a heavy meals so your body can focus on natural healing and detoxifying itself
Avoid strenuous activity
regular massages will help relieve muscular pain
Viruses such as colds, cold sores, warts
Bacterial infections such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes
Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis, Undiagnosed lumps or swelling
known sensitivity or allergy to products.
broken jaw or other facial bone
recently consumed alcohol
under the influence of drugs
unstable blood pressure
recent head injury
recent neck injury
Avoid wearing make-up for 24 hours after a facial treatment
Always cleanse, tone and moisturise daily
Exfoliate once a week
Always remove all traces of make-up at the end of the day
Drink plenty of water (Recommended 6-8 glasses per day)
Eat a healthy, balanced diet – Include at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables
DO NOT undertake any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hours of having a Facial
Avoid sun-bathing for 24 -48 hours after facial
Avoid direct heat, such as sauna, hot bath, shower or hot hairdryer.
DO NOT apply perfume or perfumed products to treated area within 24 - 48 hours of having a Facial
Stay away from direct sunlight/sunbeds and heat for 24 - 48 hours e.g. saunas, steamrooms etc
DO NOT exfoliate for 72 hours after having a Facial
Always use an SPF
Avoid smoking & Alcohol for the first 24 hours
Infection or inflammation of the ear
Perforation of the ear drum
Grommets (Tympanostomy), drains or ventilation tubes fitted
Surgery on the ear within the last 3 months
Can be used to help with
Pressure problems within the inner ear when flying, swimming etc
Headaches and Migraines
Sinusitis and Rhinitis
Colds and flu
Excessive ear wax
Loss of smell
You may experience some temporary side effects
nasal or throat congestion, including mucus discharge
increased urination or bowel movement
increased energy levels
drink plenty of water
reduce caffeine/alcohol intake
eat light meals
listen to your body – rest if you feel tired, take a walk if you feel an energy boost, but be careful not to over exert
Hopi Ear Candle
All Clients are require to have a patch test 24-48 hours before receiving treatment
Any Skin irritation or hypersensitivity around the eye
Cuts, bruises, abrasions
Recent scar tissue
Blephariris - The eyes are red, irritated and itchy, with dandruff - like crusts appearing on the eyelashes
Any eye surgery (approximately 6 months)
DO NOT rub the area treated
Avoid heat treatments for 24 hours
Avoid the use of contact lenses for at least 24 hours after a treatment
DO NOT apply make-up or receive any other eye treatments for at least 24 hours after your treatment
Avoid sunbathing for 24 hours, as this can cause the tint to fade
Avoid swimming/saunas for at least 24 hours after your treatment
Avoid perfumed products for at least 24 hours after your treatment
Please note that oil based make up remover can cause the tint to fade quicker
Exposure to the sun/UV lights for long periods can cause the tint to fade quicker
Try to keep your lashes dry for at least 24 hours after your treatment
Tinting & Elleebana Lash
DO exfoliate at least 24 hours before your spray tan
Make sure you pay special attention to elbows, knees, heels and hands! Dry and rough skin will absorb the tan much more – yet fade quicker and patchy
DO shave at least 24 hours before your spray tan (only applies if you shave)
DO wax at least 48 hours before your spray tan (only applies if you wax)
DO wear either black underwear/bikini
Whilst the tan washes out it might stain certain fabrics such as white nylon
DO NOT moisturise on the same day as your spray tan
This will act like a barrier and will prevent the spray tan being absorbed into the skin
DO NOT shower directly before your spray tan
Many shower gels can influence the PH level of your skin.
Slightly acidic (sweaty) skin, tans best so if you need a shower simply rinse and avoid shampoos and shower gels altogether
DO NOT wear any perfume or deodorant on the day of your spray tan (This can have an effect on your PH level and the tan might turn out patchy or green because of the perfume products)
DO NOT wear make up or jewellery on the day of your spray tan
DO wear lose closing for the rest of the day to avoid rubbing which could result in an uneven tan and also avoid socks for the first few hours.
DO moisturise regularly - As this will help prolong your tan
DO exfoliate only rough areas like knees, heels and elbows regularly to allow your tan to fade evenly (3rd or 4th day)
DO have regular top up sessions so we can build and extend the life of your tan.
DO wear only flip flops or sandals if you MUST go out.
DO NOT shower for at least 6-12 hours (ideally it is best if you can leave the tan on over night without showering or washing it off)
DO NOT exercise or sweat excessively as this could have an influence on the development of your tan
DO NOT come into contact with leather (Leather is skin and will tan just like your tan so be careful with leather seats in cars, couches etc and use towels to protect them)
DO NOT take long baths as this will result in your tan fading quicker
DO NOT rub your skin with a towel after a shower. Make sure you pat your skin dry instead.
DO NOT exfoliate the whole body after your spray tan as this removes the tan
DO NOT touch your skin immediately after your tan has been applied! This will cause the palms of your hands to discolour and will remove the tan from your body
DO NOT go swimming, the chlorine will strip your tan.
Fungal Infections - These type of infections spread very rapidly and often thrive in damp areas and can appear soft and spongy. For example: athlete’s foot (ringworm of the foot) ringworm of the hand.
Bacterial Infections - This type of infection is usually characterised by swelling, tenderness and redness in the area. For example: paronychia, whitlows, onychia.
Verruca vulgaris (common warts)
verruca plantaris (verruca of the foot)
Onycholysis (This is a disorder where the nail separates from the nail bed. Non- infectious nails can be manicured or pedicured as long as there is no fungal or bacterial infection)
Onychocryptosis (ingrowing nails)
Leave adequate time after your treatment for your nails to dry
Wear protective gloves when gardening, or doing housework
Dry hands thoroughly after washing
Use hand cream regularly
Do not use your fingernails as tools, use pads of fingers instead
Always use a base coat under polish to prevent staining, and use a good quality top coat to prevent chipping
Remove Nail polish after a weeks wear to avoid staining nails
Use an acetone-free nail polish remover
Never use metal files
Keep nails a workable length
Use cuticle cream or oil daily to moisturise dry cuticles
Drink plenty of water and eat well
Do simple hand exercise to keep joints supple
Avoid harsh and drying soaps
Regular manicures at least every 2-4 weeks for maintenance and further treatments
Leave adequate time after your treatment to allow your nails to dry
For pedicures wear open toe shoes if possible
Change socks or tights daily
Apply moisturising lotion daily to the feet after bathing
Dry feet thoroughly after washing, especially between toes
Apply talc or special foot powder between the toes to help absorb moisture
Foot sprays containing peppermint or citrus oil are useful to refresh the feet during the day
Massage cuticles with cuticle cream or oil
Use non-acetone varnish remover
For long term improvements book in for regular pedicures every 3-6weeks
Manicure & Pedicure
When undertaking household cleaning, gardening or when using chemicals please wear protective gloves, not doing so can damage your gel polish service. If you do happen to damage your Shellac I have provided some advice below along with some general advice for maintaining your Shellac polish:
If you happen to do something that causes your gel polish to chip or lift please do not pick or pull at the area as this will increase the damage. If this does happen please contact me so I can assess the nail and decide if a repair is necessary
Please note repairs are chargeable at £3 per nail
Some sun tan oils and insect repellents contain DEET which will cause major damage to gel polish. (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, abbreviated DEET is a slightly yellow oil which is a common active ingredient in insect repellents). To minimise this effect wash your hands and nails immediately after applying sun tan oils or insect repellents. Also some delicate colours can fade if subjected to chlorine followed by excessive sun as chlorine is bleach which intensifies when subjected to the sun therefore ensure you wash then dry your hands and nails after swimming and before sunbathing.
If you wish to temporarily change the colour of your nails whilst wearing gel polish you can use nail enamel over the gel polish but please be sure to use an Acetone Free Remover when removing nail polish.(Excessive enamel change is not advisable as a non-acetone remover will still contain a small percentage of acetone which will eventually affect your gel polish)
Oil & Moisture your cuticles and hands daily to help prolong your gel polish and keep them looking fresh and new looking before your next visit.
Never try to remove the product yourself unless you have been educated in the correct removal process. Incorrect removal can result in damaging your nails
Note: Clients who re-book your next gel polish appointment will receive there gel polish soak off on there next visit FREE.
Onychomycosis- Fungal Infection Fungal spores are a type of reproductive structure. They have a tough and durable exterior which allows them to lie dormant until the environment is such that it is suitable for them to grow and reproduce. It is seen as a yellow colour on the nail.
Paronychia - Bacterial Infection This is seen as green, brown or black in the nail and is caused by a number of bacterial cells reproducing and it is fed by the natural oil present in the nail. It is an acute yeast infection and is usually seen on people who continually have their hands in hot water, it produces redness, swelling and pain.
Onycholysis - Nail Separation This is where the nail plate becomes separated from the nail bed. It can be caused by having overlong nails, trauma or an allergic reaction. If slight, you may still have nail enhancements but these should be worn short.
Psoriasis - Characteristics are painful itching overgrowth of skin cells. Nails can also be affected and become severely pitted and be accompanied by Onycholysis. This may be a hereditary condition and is not contagious. Nails should be kept at a short and sensible length.
Tinea Unguium - Ringworm This is highly contagious and caused by a vegetable parasite which invades the free edge and spreads down towards the cuticle.
Onychophagia - Severe nail biting This habit is responsible to a vast number of nail deformities and is usually accompanied by biting of the skin surrounding it. It can lead to nails and skin becoming infected by disease.
Allow yourself a few days to become accustomed to your new nails. You may find it difficult doing up buttons, opening car doors, picking up coins from the floor etc for the first few days but eventually you will get into the habit of using your hands in a different way and your nails will start feeling more natural.
Have regular maintenance services. They are required every 2-3 weeks, depending on the nail growth. These services will return your nails to the pristine condition they were in, looking healthy and beautiful. Leaving more than the recommended time will result in breakages and lifting of the nail enhancements which may cause problems to the natural nails.
Repetitive or severe pressure on the nail enhancements will lead to cracks that result in full blown breaks. Treat your nails as JEWELS NOT TOOLS.
Do not bite, pick or file your enhancements. This can cause them to lift, become weak and break, and possibly cause damage and thinning to your natural nails.
If the nail enhancements appear to be lifting from the nail plate, contact me and make arrangements for a revisit as soon as possible to prevent bacterial infections. Do not be tempted to pull off the lifted part as this will cause nail distress and weaken your natural nail.
Do not be tempted to do any home repairs. If a nail tip breaks, do not try to glue it on again as you might trap air between the tip and the natural nail which can lead to bacterial infections. Also, never glue down lifted product. Without proper sanitation, moisture can become trapped and provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Please note Acrylic repairs are chargeable at £4 per nail
Sun tan creams, tinted lotions and coloured hair products can all dis-colour your nail enhancements. To protect your nails from becoming dis-coloured, wash your hands thoroughly or wear gloves.
Always wear rubber gloves when performing normal household tasks such as washing up, using cleaning products especially bleach, and gardening as the chemicals found in these cleaning and gardening products can affect your nail enhancements and may result being harmful to your natural nails and also to the skin of your hands.
If removing nail polish, always use an Acetone Free nail polish remover. Acetone causes nail enhancements to weaken.
If applying nail polish, always apply a base coat prior to applying nail polish to prevent the nail enhancements from yellowing and finish off with a UV shield top coat to protect the nail polish from chipping and peeling.
DO NOT push back the cuticles as this will enhance the gap between the natural nails and the nail enhancements and maintenance will be required more frequently.
Apply and cuticle oil daily before bed to maintain the enhancements flexibility and durability, strengthen the natural nails, and to keep the cuticles soft. Also it keeps the natural nails from getting dehydrated thus preventing the natural nails curling away from the enhancements.
Invest in a good hand cream to keep the skin of your hands looking young, and feeling soft and smooth.
MOST IMPORTANT, do not try to remove the nail enhancements yourself as you will cause severe damage to your natural nails. ALWAYS have them professionally removed.
Acrylic Nails, Glam & Glits, Kiara Sky
Eyelash Extensions - Classic, Russian, Diva, Party lashes
Any allergic reactions which are followed by hyper sensibility of eyes during the treatment (for example, a seasonal allergy, watery and sensitive eyes , Bells Palsy or any condition that makes closing eyes difficult)
Any disease/ disorder causing shaking, twitching or erratically movement of the eyes
Hormonal imbalance ( any problems with hormones, as well as pregnancy and breastfeeding )
If you are currently taking antibiotics or any strong medication (eyelash extensions will not last due to the medication in the system)
Chemotherapy Treatments within the last 6 months (medication for chemotherapy may cause a reaction to the materials used for eyelash extensions )
Blephoroplasty (must wait 6 months post-op for medical consent) Eyes may have sensitivity to eyelash extensions and products used for prepping
the eye area glues, gel pads.
Weak, thin eyelashes ( to improve your eyelash thickness take lash grow enhancement products review after 1-2 month)
If you have dry skin around your eyes area – (such skin requires daily rich moisturising products, because of that your extensions may be affect and fall out quicker)
If you have extremely oily skin and hair- (natural oils will break-down the adhesives used to bond the eyelash extensions causing the eyelash extensions to fall out)
Do not use regular or waterproof mascara. Most brands of mascara contain chemical properties and oils that will break down the adhesive. Removing mascara from your lashes can cause the extensions to fall off prematurely as well.
Take special care around the eye area when cleansing your face. Gently cleanse the eye area and do not scrub or rug your eyes. Avoid any type of oil-based product around the eyes. Again, the oils will break down the adhesive and cause the extensions to fall off.
Never use a clamp-style eyelash curler on your extensions. This can permanently damage not only the extensions, but your natural eyelashes as well. Eyelash combs are great for grooming your lashes every morning.
For the first 12 hours avoid getting the lashes wet to allow the glue to completely dry
Do not use a steam room/sauna for 48 hours to allow glue to cure
Be gentle and respect your new lashes. Avoid rubbing your eyes and do not pick and play with your lashes
Resist the temptation to touch or pull at your stunning new lashes as this will pull out your own natural lashes
Avoid getting them caught on clothes and towels
When drying your face do not rub instead blot your face and apply a gently pressure to your closed eyes then allow the extensions to dry naturally. Don't try to dry them with the towel or hair dryer.
Avoid wearing mascara as this will lessen the life of your extensions but for occasional use if necessary us oil free/water based mascara
Do not use eye make-up remover that contains any type of oil products such as petroleum
Do keep the eye area clean. This is very important. Some ladies love their lashes so much they don't even want to get them wet at all. Avoiding proper hygiene can result in an eye infection whether wearing eyelash extensions or not
Try and sleep on your back to avoid crushing your extensions in the pillow
The less you touch your eyelash extensions the longer they will last. However, it is important to keep the eye area clean.
Remember to make a return appointment in plenty of time for an infill treatment should you wish to keep your lashes on; this should be every 2 -3 weeks to keep your lashes in optimum condition.
Never attempt to remove lashes by pulling them out. Always return for correct and safe removal to avoid damage to your natural lashes!
Microblading & Semi Permanent Makeup
under 18 years of age
pregnant or lactating women
skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated
allergies to makeup or colors
easily triggered post inflammatory hyper pigmentation
transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
active skin cancer
uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder
accutane or steroids
WHILE YOUR SKIN HEALS, BE PREPARED FOR THE COLOUR INTENSITY OF YOUR PROCEDURE TO BE SIGNIFICATLY LARGER, SHARPER, BRIGHTER & DARKER than what is expected for the final outcome. This is a normal and expected results of the application and healing process. The healing process will take a number of days to complete, depending on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates and new skin regrows to take its place.
colour will appear darker and bolder after the procedure. Your colour will oxidise and darken over the first few days. The colour CAN and WILL fade/soften anywhere from 10% - 50% or more.
The area may appear uneven, dry, itchy, tender, red& irritated. This is all 100% normal. DO NOT PICK. These symptoms will dissipate each day and vary on an individual basis.
Picking can lift colour and pigment from the treated area resulting in unevenness and blank spots. let the brows flake off naturally.
Your brows may not exfoliate evenly. Please do not pick at the scabs. During the exfoliation process your colour may look weak, orangey, pinkish or grey. This will not be your final result. It takes a full 6 weeks or more for your true colour to surface. Please be patient and wait until you are fully healed before you critique your eyebrows. Any refinements can be addressed at a follow up visit.
Healing is specific to each client. It is important to realise that you will need a colour boost every 2 years to maintain its fresh natural appearance. Fading WILL happen after each procedure. We do not have control over your bodies healing process.
Everyone’s genetics, physiological make up and life style will affect the treatment in various unique ways. You may need still to powder and/or pencil your eyebrows even after the healed results. This is an enhancement to your natural eyebrows....not a permanent one.
If you are out in the sun a lot, have oily skin, use anti-ageing creams, Retin-A/retinol products,acidic cleansers, natural elements, regular chemicals peels, or exercise frequently, your permanent makeup WILL fade prematurely. The better you take care of the treated area and follow the provided aftercare, the longer it will last.
Remember, that no two sides of the face are the same or perfectly symmetrical. While trying to obtain perfect symmetry is our goal note that nothing is perfect.
When you leave the studio your shaded eyebrows and/or your hair strokes are intact. Remember your technician will do their best to help you heal properly but lifestyle, genetics, age, and certain environmental factors can/will contribute to the retention of your eyebrows.
It is very common to have areas fade more so than others. This is part of the healing process and it may be treated at the recommended touch up appointment. Previously done eyebrows may take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired results. Scar tissue in the brow area of eyebrows done multiple times WILL require additional procedures and fees will apply.
If you decide to change your mind and switch to a have powder-filled/ombre/shaded eyebrow procedure after your first hair stroke/microblading procedure and do not want to do hairstrokes for your follow up appointment, you will be charged accordingly for the change of service. You will/may also be charged a "set-up" fee for your 3rd follow up because the service performed has been changed.
Follow up visits should be done within 6-8 weeks after your initial treatment. For oily skin it may be necessary to perform more corrections. Any additional touch ups are charged accordingly. WE DO NOT DO FREE TOUCH UPS after your follow up free touch up visit but will price accordingly to your individual needs.
During the procedure despite the staff expertise and all the precautionary measures, injury is possible. Despite the application of the most advanced and the top quality pigments, allergic reaction is possible but rare.
During and after the procedure temporary swelling, redness and/or itching may occur.
Depending on the skin structure after the first treatment small scabs with loss of drawn hairs may occur and colour intensity may change.
The Pigments absorb differently due to differences in the skin quality, thus there is no warranty for the treatment success.
The shape is determined according to the face.
Depending on the skin structure it should be noted that change in the colour intensity is possible and that one or more additional treatments will be required.
Permanent makeup always leads to the skin injury. Therefore, it is important to carefully and gently nurture your skin injury. Therefore, it is important to carefully and gently nurture your skin after the treatment to allow healing without complications. Inadequate care in healing phase of the skin can lead to poor results, the technician cannot be liable for it.
Permanent makeup is an art NOT science. All clients results will vary. The use of makeup such as a brow pencil or powder may still be needed. This is not a "no maintenance" treatment but a "low maintenance" one.
In the next 10 days the client is required to pay attention to the following:
Keep your eyebrows dry and clean for the next 10 days
Do not get in contact with water. The thick crust will appear in case you will and all the pigment will fade
Do not touch the scab in any other case except while cleaning
For post-treatment care use only recommended liquid to clean the brows (sterile water the first day only)
If skin is oily or sweaty make sure you clean the skin when necessary(witch hazel if necessary)
Please do not use any other creams except the ones provided or recommended to you in order to prevent possible infections or allergic reactions
In the first two weeks after the treatment avoid swimming pools, sun bathing, tanning beds (no sun or tanning for 30 days), sauna, beauty treatments and intense training accompanied by sweating (sport activities), contact with dirt and dust
If you have gone through chemotherapy in the past this will effect the overall outcome of the treatmment and aftercare. This is due to your skin texture being different after the treatment you have had. This will affect how long your microblading treatment will hold the pigments. You will most likely loose about 60% of the colour like young, oily skin. For best results i would advise to go for powder brows