Lashes & Brows
We use Perron Rigot wax. Perron Rigot is a renowned French creator of high quality, low temperature waxes suitable for all techniques and skin types. Only the finest ingredients are used in its formulations.
What makes Perron Rigot different from other waxes?
Unlike traditional methods of waxing, Perron Rigot wax sticks to the hair rather than the skin, reducing the pain of waxing by 50%! Perron Rigot wax encapsulates the hair, removing it from the root while leaving the skin undamaged. When the integrity of the skin is uncompromised, there is reduced inflammation, redness and downtime for the client; making painful waxing a thing of the past!
What makes waxing with Perron Rigot not just hair removal but a complete beauty treatment?
Perron Rigot’s pre and post-wax process include Perron Rigot’s Antiseptic Blue Lotion, Pre-Depilatory Jasmin Oil, and After Wax Refreshing Gel. This exclusive system prepares the skin for waxing and leaves it feeling smooth, cool and undamaged.
What are the benefits of waxing versus shaving?
Waxing is more effective than shaving because it removes the entire hair from the root, not just from the surface of the skin, giving you longer lasting results. With consistent waxing over time, hair grows back finer and sparser whereas with shaving, hair appears to grow back faster, thicker and coarser. In addition, shaving increases the risk of nicks, cuts, ingrown hairs and razor burn especially in sensitive areas such as bikini, chest and underarms.
How long should I wait to wax if I have shaved?
You should allow your hair to grow for ten to fourteen days before waxing.
How long will the results of waxing last?
Results can last 2-4 weeks, depending on your hair re-growth. With regular waxing, the length of time required between treatments may increase to 4-6 weeks or longer. Since hair growth patterns differ based on the individual, you may need a few treatments before you see the full benefits of waxing.
Can I wax when I am pregnant?
Waxing during pregnancy is common; however, with increased hormones and blood flow, pregnant women may be more sensitive to waxing. It is recommended that you consult your doctor first before doing anything with or to your body while pregnant.
Are there any medications—topical or oral— that are contraindications to waxing?
Yes, exfoliating or hydroxy-based medications including but not limited to: Retin-A, Renova, Differin and Tazorac are contraindications to waxing. Blood thinners, steroids, skin lighters and oral acne medications such as Accutane are also medications that should prevent you from waxing. If you wax while on these medications, it may result in skin irritation, peeling or hyperpigmentation. Always check with your doctor first.
Prior to your first waxing visit with us we require a 24hr patch test to ensure no skin irritation occurs. You can drop in anytime for the patch test. It only takes a minute to perform.
Hair needs to be about 1/2 cm long before it can be waxed, particularly if it has been previously shaved, so please allow at least 3 weeks since your last shave and at least 4 weeks between wax treatments. If your hair is very long, please trim it to about 1cm prior to your waxing appointment. It’s recommended that you gently exfoliate the area to be treated, beginning 2-3 days before your waxing appointment. This removes any dead skin and lifts the hair which makes it easier to remove, and results in a smoother finish.
Follow these guidelines for the first 24-48 hours after waxing
No hot baths or showers
No saunas, hot tubs or steam treatments
No tanning (sunbathing, sun beds or fake tans)
No sport, gym or other heavy exercise
Avoid scratching or touching the treated area
Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools
Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your therapist.
After 2 days very gently exfoliate the area 2-3 times a week and keep the area moisturised.
Lashes & Brows
Please note a patch test is required for waxing, tinting, Yumi Lash Lift and HD Brows.
HD Brows FAQ
The length of time your results will last depends on how quickly your hair grows back and how well your hair holds colour. On average you will need them done every 4 weeks.
Will I get the result I want straight away?
Most people get the HD Brows look immediately. However, sometimes it takes a few visits for your brows to be perfected.
I have over plucked my brows. Can I still have HD Brows?
Yes. we can put you on a regrowth programme that will train your brows into shape over a course of visits. To speed up your regrowth and make your brows look better between visits, there are HD Brows products that will stimulate growth and make your eyebrows appear full and defined.
Can I choose a shape?
Absolutely. Brow shapes are tailored to the individual. Your brows can be made dark or light, thick or thin, sharp of soft.
Do I need a patch test?
Yes, a 48 hour tint patch test is required for HD Brows for first time clients or if you have not had a HD Brow treatment with us in the last six months. Patch tests can be posted out to you directly.
Can I have HD Brows while pregnant/breastfeeding?
As per the manufactures guidelines, HD Brow tints cannot be used on anyone pregnant or breastfeeding. You can still have HD Brow treatments but you will not be tinting during your treatments. No patch test is required in this case.
Yumi Lash Lift FAQ
For 48 hours following the treatment we ask that you avoid wearing any eye makeup on your lashes, and avoid water from touching your lashes (swimming, saunas, steam rooms and rigorous workouts; washing your face in a direct stream of water) while your lashes continue to lift and set. After that you can do anything and use what ever you did prior to getting the treatment.
Is there any damage to my natural lashes?
No, the treatment effects last as long as your natural eyelash cycle. As your eyelashes naturally shed, they will grow back in their natural state.
Is there any maintenance involved with a Yumi Lash Lift?
How long does a Yumi Lash Lift last?
How often should I get the Yumi Lash Lift treatment done?
We recommend you book a re-lift every 8-10 weeks or so to maintain your lifted lash look.
Is the procedure painful?
Not at all. Most clients fall asleep as the treatment is very light.
What are the possible side effects?
There aren't any unless you are allergic to Ammonia. Most people who are allergic to Ammonia know that they are because they are unable to get their hair coloured.
Can I wear mascara after the treatment?
Absolutely. However most people choose not to wear mascara as they feel the effect of the Yumi Lashes is enough to pop the eyes. Do not apply waterproof mascara 48 hours prior to your treatment.
Is there anyone who can’t get a Yumi Lash Lift treatment?
A Yumi Lash Lift cannot be done on anyone pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to plasters and with any infectious eye conditions.
Nouveau Lash FAQ
No. All of our lash technicians are trained to the highest technical standard. So providing you follow the aftercare instructions provided by your technician you will not damage your natural eyelashes. This includes returning to the salon for any maintenance and removal procedures where required. However, some people are unaware that your eye lashes naturally shed every 90 days. So if your natural eyelash falls out, whilst you have lash extensions attached, it may simply be at the end of its cycle and will naturally grow back
How do I choose the look I want?
Your technician will consult with you to understand what type of style you are interested in and what look will work best with your natural lashes. The overall look of the lashes can range from very natural to very voluminous.
How often will I need to have lash refills?
Semi permanent Nouveau Lashes (full or half set) require a refill every 2-3 weeks. The purpose of a lash refill is to maintain the appearance of your lash extensions, by replacing those that have shed.
Will how I sleep affect my lashes?
Yes. If you have a tendency to sleep on your stomach, or cover your eyes with a mask, blanket or pillow, it will decrase the life of your lash extensions. If you sleep on your side, you may notice the eye on the side you sleep on will loose a few more lashes than the other.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing eyelash extensions?
We do ask you to minimise the chance of wetting the extensions for the first 48 hours of wear. After that 48 hour period, the adhesive used to apply your eyelash extensions is secure enough to allow you to get right back to your routine. However, keeping away from extensive contact with steam such as in saunas or certain facials is recommended since it can begin to loosen the bond.
Can I use my regular mascara and eye make-up remover with eyelash extensions?
You can’t use any oil based or waterproof mascara as they can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions. Care also needs to be taken in washing off mascara and eye make-up. Oil free products are available in store for purchase.
Can I have Nouveau Lash semi permanent or express lashes while I’m pregnant/breastfeeding?
As per manufacturers guidelines, due to changes in hormones neither Nouveau Lash semi permanent or express lashes can be performed while pregnant/breastfeeding.
Tanning Prep & Aftercare
Preparing well before a spray tan is the most important part of the spray tanning process.
If you are going to shave or wax before spray tanning, do it a day before, since you need the pores to close properly after hair removal. If they don’t, excess spray tan solution can lodge in those pores and that will give you a spotty look.
The most crucial step – exfoliate. The best time to do it is also a day before your spray tan so that the skin has a chance to recover. Be very, very thorough in places where there is a buildup of dead skin like elbows, knees and ankles.
On the day of your spray tan have a shower using a soap or body wash that does not contain a lot of moisturisers. Do not apply anything to your skin like moisturisers, body butters, deodorant or make up – they have a tendency to block spray tanning solution from reaching your skin and you can finish with lighter patches. Some deodorants can also react with a spray tanning solution and turn your underarms green.
Remove any jewellery when being sprayed.
Dark loose cotton, jersey fabrics and dark underwear without tight waistbands are ideal to wear before and after your spray tan. Some of the guide colour can be easily removed by tight fitting clothing so it is best to keep clothing loose.
After your tanning session avoid any activity that would cause sweating, like exercise, cleaning, or showering, as your spray tan is developing during these hours. Contact with water or sweat could result in lines or uneven tanning.
For best results leave your tan overnight and shower the following day.
Sunless Tanning Maintenance
When showering, use your palms for lathering in lieu of a loofah or wash cloth. Also, use moisturisers generously as they have been proven to help extend the length of a sunless tan.
Be aware that swimming in chlorinated pools dries the skin, which can shorten the life of a sunless tan.
Moisturise after swimming to help reverse any dryness, and be careful not to exfoliate the skin when towel-drying, which can cause unintended exfoliation. Healthy, moist skin will retain the results of your sunless tanning session longer.
Ask about our tan extending products in store.
MiniMi Body Wrap FAQ
MiniMi Body Wrap is a painless, effortless process that has the power to remove 8 inches in one treatment.
How long does it take and when can I see results?
MiniMi Body Wrap is so powerful that a 60 minute session can shrink waistlines by up to 2 inches. The amount of fat reduction varies depending on your build, but many people may reduce by a least one whole size after the first treatment. Immediate results can be seen. After 3 days, you will see the maximum effect.
Are there any side effects?
There is a slight increase in urination for 1 to 2 days after the treatment.
Will the results last?
MiniMi is an excellent jump start to a new and slimmer you. For the fat to come back, new fat cells have to form which would happen if a person continued to eat excess calories. Combine MiniMi with exercise and healthy eating for optimum results.
How often can I have a treatment?
We recommend starting off with a treatment twice a week.
How many sessions will I need?
It depends. Most clients require maintenance treatments once or twice a year after the initial course of six treatments. Just as an athlete continues to work out; once a desired fitness level has been achieved, you want too be sure that the fat which is removed stays away for good and your body remains toned and firmed.
Please consult your doctor before having any beauty treatments while pregnant/breastfeeding.
Treatments that cannot be done during pregnancy/breastfeeding – as per manufacturer’s guidelines;
Medi Pedi, Callus Peel, HD Brow Tint, Nouveau Lash Eyelash Extensions, Yumi Lashes, MiniMi Body Wrap, All Massage, Reflexology and Body Treatments (except pregnancy treatments), Microneedling, Image Skincare – Be Clear Purifying Facial, Signature Lift, Acne Lift, Wrinkle Lift.
Most of our facial and massage treatments are suitable for both our male and female clients. Please note a patch test is required 24 hours prior to your first waxing treatment at the salon.