SKINCARE & WAXING FAQ
HOW LONG SHOULD MY HAIR BE?
Your hair should be at least ¼ inch long for optimal results. This is roughly two weeks of growth post shave or previous waxing. If you are a first-time waxing client, the longer your hair is the better! Please understand that your appointment may be cancelled if you have just shaved or your hair is far too short, however your fee will still be due. Successful waxing is highly dependent on hair length.
DOES WAXING HURT?
Waxing is hair removal by the root so yes, it smarts. You may choose to take an ibuprofen an hour or so before your appointment but out services are very efficient and you’ll be on your way quickly.
YOUR PRICES ARE HIGHER THAN THE PLACE I GET MANICURES, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
First and foremost, an unwavering commitment to Universal Precautions. We will never double dip, re-use a disposable or discount your health. We pride establishment on strict sanitation and licensure to perform your scheduled service, something that is not guaranteed at nail establishments.
WHAT TYPES OF WAX DOES PURE BEAUTY SKIN BAR USE?
We use both hard and soft wax. We will determine which type of wax is best suited for your hair type, growth pattern, thickness and area of treatment.
I’M MENSTRUATING, DO I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?
You may be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle but it’s not a reason to cancel. Please wear a fresh tampon, snugly tuck the string and use the provided wipe.
MAY I BRING A FRIEND?
Only the client holding the appointment will be allowed in the room. Your companion will need to wait just outside.
MY HAIR SEEMS PRETTY LONG - SHOULD I TRIM?Please don’t. We’ll determine if trimming is necessary. One of the best ways to prep for your body waxing appointment is physical exfoliation. Please gently scrub the area to keep hairs lifted and skin free from excess oils and dead skin cells. Your waxing expert will provide you with all of the homecare details at your appointment.
SHOULD I DO ANYTHING SPECIAL POST WAXING?
This is up to you. Think ingrown treatment, brightening serum or http://www.supracor.com/
I’M GOING ON VACATION, HOW LONG WILL MY WAX LAST?
The average life of a waxing service is 3-4 weeks but everyone’s hair growth cycle is different, it may be shorter.
IS WAXING SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?
Waxing while pregnant is safe however your skin maybe far more sensitive. We advise you to check with your physician in the last trimester.
MAY I SCHEDULE A FULL FACE WAX WITH MY FACIAL?
It is best if you schedule your full-face wax and facial on separate days. We will not wax facial skin on the same day as a professional strength exfoliation.
HOW WILL WAXING AFFECT MY TAN?
Waxing just before UV exposure increases your chances of a sunburn. Waxing freshly tanned skin may result in uneven skin tone because waxing removes the topmost layer of skin. Timing and high SPF use are to be considered carefully.
I ACCIDENTALLY GOT SUNBURNED YESTERDAY. SHOULD I RESCHEDULE?
Yes. Waxing and sunburned skin are not compatible.
I TAKE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION CAN I STILL GET WAXED?
Accutane is a 100% contraindication. We will not wax you if you are taking Accutane. Please review the instructions that come with your medication or check with your physician. For skin sensitizing medications and topical formulas that thin skin, we expect you will check with your physician and refrain from usage in the week leading up to your appointment.
PERMANENT COSMETICS FAQ
• WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Pure Beauty Skincare practices the art of permanent makeup. Occasionally referred to as microstroking, microblading, micropigmentation, dermal implantation, or eyebrow embroidery, permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing.
Microblading creates the finest, most realistic, hair like lines that are nearly indistinguishable from real hair. The crisp, life-like lines are ideal for “thickening” a sparse brow, filling in a bald spot, total brow reconstruction or creating the illusion of hair that may have been lost or never present, due to alopecia.
• WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Gorgeous, flawlessly groomed eyes without a single thought – no more eyeliner, no more brow powder, no more time wasted attempting to make your look match. No more smudges, no more smears, just 24/7 polish.
I HAVE QUESTIONS.
• IS PERMANENT MAKEUP SAFE?
a. Pure Beauty Skincare is committed to safety and extreme sanitation. All tools are single use, all disposables are medical grade. We take your health and our technique very seriously.
• ARE YOU LICENSED?
Sylvia Brownlee of Pure Beauty Skincare is a licensed esthetician, and committed student of her profession whose first priority is thoughtful, precision client care.
• WILL MY PERMANENT COSMETICS APPLICATION BE PAINFUL?
Discomfort lies between minimal and non-existent. Topical anesthesia cream is applied before and during the procedure to minimize sensation and maximize comfort. Thorough instructions will be provided to maximize comfort post procedure.
• DOES A PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURE REQUIRE DOWNTIME?
No. You may experience mild swelling and puffiness post eyeliner procedure – do not schedule your procedure immediately before a significant work or social event. Please be prepared to suspend your workout schedule temporarily.
• HOW LONG DOES A PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURE TAKE?
90 minutes to 2.5 hours, depending on work determination. Please block out a generous amount of time for your appointment. All procedural details will be determined during your mandatory consultation.
• HOW IS THE PERFECT SHAPE and COLOR FOR MY FACE DETERMINED?
Work will not commence until a thorough consultation has been completed. We will work with you extensively to confirm face shape, bone structure, and brow shape, arch height and length. We measure, compare and test until we are convinced the project is ready to begin.
• HOW LONG WILL MY PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST? IS IT TRULY PERMANENT?
The richness and depth of the final result you see roughly one month into healing is the color you will likely enjoy for up to 18 months. It is unlikely that you will lose your color however it may require freshening from time to time. Skin type, general health, skincare actives, your activity level, medication and UV exposure are all variables.
• IS PERMANENT MAKEUP EXPENSIVE?
Please see the Pure Beauty Skincare menu for our current pricing. Prices are subject to unannounced change. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your appointment. Your deposit will be applied to your final balance. Balance must be paid before work begins.
WHY DO I NEED A TOUCH UP? IS A TOUCH UP REQUIRED? IS THERE A TOUCH UP FEE?
a. Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medications and other factors.
b. A touch up is required, and possibly needed 30 – 90 days post procedure. Your 6-week complimentary touch up is complimentary and highly recommended.
Skin is not a static canvas and will likely demand a tiny bit of detail touch up work. Pigment will begin to gradually fade. Touch ups are recommended once every 1-2 years to keep pigment fresh and distinct.
c. Your first touch up post procedure is included in your procedure fee. If you feel the need to have additional pigment added, please see our menu for pricing.
d. It is impossible to determine or guarantee how much pigment an individual’s skin will retain or for what period of time.
Pure Beauty Skincare does not currently handle brows that were mishandled by another artist.
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