WILL GEL DAMAGE MY NAILS?
Gel should not damage your nails. It should only improve your nails by protecting them and giving them a chance to grow. What can damage your nails is chemicals in poor quality products, over filing of your nails and picking off your gel nails as this can tear a layer of the nail off.
DO MY NAILS NEED A BREAK FROM GEL?
Busting the common myth that your nails need to breathe. This is not true, your nails get all their nutrients from the nail root. Your nails are made up of dead keratin like your hair. So giving your nails a break from gel is not necessary and won't improve your nail condition in any way. If your nails are damaged or weak we can help you correct this with our IBX treatment or recommend a collagen supplement.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO GET THE BEST OUT OF MY SPRAY TANNING APPOINTMENT?
24 to 48 hours before your spray tan have all waxing treatments and shaving done. If done any closer this will impact how the tan applies and stays on your skin.
Come to your appointment with clean skin, with no moisturiser or deodorant on these are a barrier to the tan and can make it discolour.
Do not put your bra on after your appointment and wear loose clothing.
Do not get wet until you shower off your spray tan.
To keep your tan looking fresh moisturise daily 24 hours after getting your spray tan.
To help with the removal of your spray tan apply body oil and exfoliate with a mitt in the shower.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY WAXING APPOINTMENT?
WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?
A lash lift is a treatment enhances your natural lashes. This is done by setting your lashes in an upright curved position, making them more noticeable and appear longer. It lasts six to eight weeks. All our lash lifts include application of a nourishing treatment.
WHAT IS BROW DYE AND HENNA?
Brow dye and henna are both longer lasting tinting options. They last up to ten days on the skin and four to six weeks in the hair. They are a great option for those who fill in their brows often or want their brows to feel fuller. Regular tint only lasts a day on the skin and two to three weeks in the hair. Henna is a natural product and a great option for those who are allergic to tint or need grey coverage. Brow dye is the longest wearing option. To prolong the skin stain from brow dye or henna avoid excess sweating and oil based face products, as this will cause it to fade quicker. Clients with oily skin will find the skin stain may not last as long, however this will have not impact on how your brow hair retains the product.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY BROW APPOINTMENT?
Please come to you brow appointment with clean skin if possible for the best results. Do not apply fake tan before your appointment or directly after as it can alter the colour of your brow tint, dye or henna. Please do not have a brow wax if you use retinol, AHA or BHA skincare as these products thin your skin and can cause issues with waxing. Avoid using them near your brows for at least a month before your appointment. Also notify your therapist if you are taking any antibiotics or medication for your skin as waxing may not be suitable for you.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY GEL POLISH LAST?
Between two to three weeks is a normal time span. However a variety of factors can shorten the life span of your gel polish including, the natural oils in your nail plate, the natural condition of your nails, what cleaning chemicals you use, what you do for a job and using your nails as tools. Flaky or peeling natural nails can also cause gel to lift off your nail as the natural nail underneath lifts. To keep your gel manicure looking it's best apply cuticle oil daily, wear gloves when cleaning and avoid soaking your nails in spa or swimming pools.
WHAT ARE POWDER BROWS?
Powder brows are a form of cosmetic tattooing, which is semi permanent make up. They should last between 12 to 18 months before needing a touch up. Powder brows can be offered in a variety of styles including ombre brows, which is a softer look at the fronts of the brows fading into a more defined brow tail and arch. At Authentic Beauty we customise all powder brows to your natural face shape and style preferences.
WHAT IS LIP BLUSHING?
Lip blushing is a cosmetic tattoo technique that tints the lips. It can be used to even out lip shape and colour, give the illusion of fuller lips and add colour to the face. It lasts between 1 to 3 years depending on the client. At Authentic Beauty we custom blend all our lip blushing pigments to achieve your desired result.