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Microblading Do's & Don'ts 

Before you come in for your treatment  

Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:  

* Avoid any "BLOOD THINNER "such as Alcohol, Asprin ,Ibuprofen, Advil, Fish oil and any vitamins that may thin your blood (like vitamin C) for "3 days before" the procedure.  

* Avoid tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone.  

* No face scrubs, botox or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.  

You CANNOT do microblading if you are:  

  • pregnant,   
  • breastfeeding   
  • have diabetes  

If you already have permanent make up on that you want to cover up, please tell us if it is microblading or permanent make up and send a picture to 714-318-9339 so we can forward it to our artist for reference. Thank you.  

After the procedure you will be asked to not shower for 3 whole days and to also not allow tap water to get on your eyebrows until they are healed (not scabbing or flaking anymore, usually at around 7-10 days).  The tap water can change your color in a negative way so this is crucial to your brows turning out amazing.  

The first 3 days after we ask you to  

  • Not shower  
  • Wash brows with distilled water and baby shampoo, and apply the cream we give you 3x a day for three days.  
  • From the 4th to the 7th or 10th day:  
  • please continue to wash with just distilled water and still use the cream.   
  • Don’t use sunscreen over your brows until after they are done healing but keep your brows out of the sun.  
  • After they are healed (day 7 to 10 and after).   
  • You can now get them wet and wear sunscreen over them.  Lash extension clients, you may now come in for a fill (please don’t before your brows are healed, it’s not safe for your artist or you.).  
  • NEVER use an exfoliant, scrub or peel over your eyebrows.  

Lash Extensions: Frequently Asked Questions 

Good evening Lash Lovers!  This blog is going to address the most frequent questions that we get after price and our availability! 

 

If you have any more questions please email them to me and we can add them to this list for others! 

We have already addressed what the difference between Classic and Volume LASH 

How long do they last? 

Lash fills are needed every 2-3 weeks.  4 weeks and after is considered a full set.  Our lash glue lasts longer than 2-3 weeks but the natural lash cycle lasts approximately 28 days (4 weeks) so essentially a few cycles or rows of hair growth should have been shed and a  fill should be needed. 

How do I take care of them?  It depends on where you get them done but at our shop we have our clients wait 24 hours after their service and then begin cleansing and combing a few times a day.  Cleanse with the cleanser we give them, that is made from a no tears baby shampoo and distilled water, at least twice daily keeps oils off of your lashes, as oil is lash glue's #1 nemesis.  Combing them after helps to keep them from becoming entwined and removes any crazy lashes that might be growing out. 
Can I wear eye make up? 

Yes!  Though time has shown that those who don't wear makeup or don't wear it often have longer lasting lashes.  Make up often has oil in it, even when it says it's not water proof.  Oil breaks down glue, causing the lash glue to degrade faster.  We have recommended ccake liner in the past, though it can be hard to come by. I often use dark black or brown shadow with a liner brush and use that to line my eyes. 

Can I wear contacts? 

Yes, though please don't wear them to your lash appointment.  We want to be able to flush the eyes if a medical emergency happened.  Glue could potentially get in between the lends and the eye and become an issue. 

I want long! How long can you go on me? Why? 

We have as long as 15mm however we don't reccomend it for everyone.  We recommend using a maximum of 2 mm longer than your longest lash.  If you go too long it will weigh too much and can cause premature fall out.  Diameter is important to take into consideration also.  Sometimes we might be able to go longer if we go thinner, sometimes. We just always need to take your lash health into consideration. 

Will they damage my existing natural lashes? 

NO, not the way we do them.  The key to not damaging the natural lashes is taking the time to isolate each natural lash before applying an extension and then taking the time to seperate them at the end of the application.  Then if our client keeps away from oils (and hot water the first 24 hours) then the glue should stay in tact and if the client doesn't rub then your natural ones should stay in tact.  Even if lashes are done perfectly, if you don't take good care of them at home then they won't last as long as they could. 

BEFORE YOU COME IN:

LET YOUR ARTIST KNOW OF ANY ALLERGIES.  Are you allergic to acrylics or adhesives of any kind?  If you are, you are at a higher risk to have a reaction to our glue.  Please communicate this to the artist working on you.  You can contact us directly or book online to schedule a patch test 48 hours prior to your procedure if you are concerned.    
SHOWER BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.  We will be asking you to not shower or get your lashes wet for 24 hours after your appointment.   
NO WATERPROOF MAKE UP, EVER.  Please, do not ever use waterproof make up or an oil based make up remover. Instead, we recommend you use dark shadow and a liner brush as eyeliner or even cake liner.  Waterproof eye make up requires an oil based make up remover to get it off and we asked that you ONLY USE AN OIL FREE MAKE UP REMOVER.   
COME IN BARE.  To save time during your appointment and maximize the time we have set aside for you, please come in with clean lashes. That means no eye make up on and if you can, clean with lash cleanser and water right before.    
STAY BARE.  Some people get their lashes done the day of a special event.  We understand that sometimes planning ahead is not possible, but this should be avoided whenever possible.  Make up usually has some type of oil in it and allowing it to sit on your lashes during the crucial first 24 hours can cause an issue with the lash glue's curing process and the longevity of your lash extension set.   

AFTER CARE   

Do's:   

After the first 24 hours has passed: wash your lashes using water and your lash cleanser every morning and night.   
Comb through them after each cleanse and feel free to comb, with care, throughout the day.     
Be aware of open flame and extreme heat around your lashes, open flame and high heat can shrivel them.    
Wash them after you work out, wear make up, and in the morning and evening.    
Stay away from mascara if you have volume lashes on!!!   
Use an oil free make up remover.    
DON'T EVER WEAR WATERPROOF MAKEUP ON THEM!

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO ME AT NATURELSARA@GMAIL.COM.  WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS POST IF MORE QUESTIONS EMERGE.

How To Shape Your Brows by Jamie Leigh 

EYEBROWS HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Just look at examples like Brooke Shields, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne. These woman have become a staple in conversation when it comes to requested brows, all with different shapes and sizes, all being unique and beautiful. When it comes to eyebrows there is no such thing as "one size fits all". At Naturel Beauty Studios we pride ourselves in making sure our clients have the right shape and size for their face and style. But how do you know when you have the right shape for your face? 

As a trained beauty professional I would like to share a little insight on how I give my clients the perfect shape for them: 

* PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR NATURAL ARCH 

With every face there is a different arch. High arch, rounded arch, straight arch, and some arch designs that don’t even have a name. It's all about following your own unique facial structure and finding the look that fits your face, and your style. 

*FRAME YOUR FACE  

By framing your face correctly you will not feel the need to rely on tension in your eyebrows, which is called "holding the arch". The arch of your brow will be present when you have a relaxed face. 

* GET EXPERT ADVICE

When it comes to the perfect brow a little help from a brow filler is the final touch for many of us. It is a quick and easy way to fill in any "dips or valleys" in the brow, or just to make the brow stand out a little more. 

 


* TOUCH THEM UP :) 

Low maintenance doesn’t mean you don’t need to come to the salon every 4-6 weeks to get a touch up, it means that you come in every 4-6 weeks to get your brows cleaned up as we are “growing them out” into a different shape but you don't go to long and grow all your brow hairs out because then you would completely loose the shape of your brow. 

The Perfect Brow is unique to each person, make an appointment with one our our trained professionals at Naturel Beauty and Wellness in Long Beach, California to find your perfect brow shape for you!