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What is brow lamination?

Brow lamination is a treatment that involves topical gel and cream products, which essentially relax your brow hairs to make them more flexible. This creates the look of fuller, fluffier brows by realigning the direction of the hair. The laminated effect lasts for about 4-6 weeks with proper aftercare.

 

Unlike most other service providers, my brow lamination services include a complimentary plant-based keratin & biotin strengthening treatment which helps to condition and strengthen the brows and promote healthy hair growth ($35 value).

Keep in mind that brow lamination alone may lighten your brow hairs. If you are opting for this service without tint, expect the possibility that your brow hairs will be lightened slightly

Who should avoid brow lamination? 

Anyone who has the following contraindications should brow lamination:
 

  • Pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breast feeding.

  • Skin conditions (such as eczema, psoriasis, active breakouts, etc) on or near the brows.

  • Extremely sparse or thin brows.

  • Using topical clinical grade acne products

  • Any type of facial peel within the past month (laser peel, chemical peel, microdermabrasion, etc)

  • Microblading, powder brows, or any other permanent makeup within the past 6 months.

  • Use of Accutane within the past 6 months.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

  • Grow out your brows as much as possible. Best results are achieved on brows that have not been trimmed, tweezed, or waxed within 4 or more weeks of the appointment. 
     

  • Discontinue use of AHAs (glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric acids) or any other exfoliating or anti-aging cosmetics near the brows at least 72 hours before your service: This is recommended to avoid irritation.
     

  • Discontinue use of brow growth serums for a full 24 hours before your service. This is recommended to avoid any potential adverse reaction to the products used during the service.
     

  • Arrive with clean brows.
     

  • Wait a minimum of 6 weeks between brow lamination services. You should also wait a minimum of 12 weeks after bleaching your brows and a minimum of 2 weeks after tinting your brows. Otherwise, you can cause over-processing and cause your brow hairs to break off.

How should I care for my laminated brows?

Here are the aftercare instructions that you must follow after your appointment to maximize the results:
 

  • For the first 24 hours, avoid getting your brows wet and using growth serums.
     

  • For the first 48 hours, avoid steam, heat, hot water, sunbathing, swimming, saunas, waterproof makeup, and oil-based cosmetics.
     

  • A brow conditioner should be used during the day and at night to help to maintain the health and integrity of your brows. This will be available for purchase at your appointment and can be used any time after the service.

    Without this step, you will experience a much shorter life of the lamination and your brow hairs will likely become unruly and very dry/brittle within 1-2 weeks after the service. If you are unwilling to use the brow conditioner, please wait a minimum of 10 weeks between brow lamination treatments.

  • Use a brow styling wax or gel daily to help hold and train the brows to stay in place.

  • Lightly brush through your brows with a clean mascara spoolie when they are unruly.
     

  • Do not scrub or use exfoliating cosmetics or makeup remover wipes on treated brows, as this can cause the brow hairs to break off and will cause the tint to fade very quickly. You should also avoid applying other skincare products to laminated brows.
     

  • It is recommended to get your brows laminated again within 6-8 weeks to maintain the look.

What will happen if I choose to skip the recommended aftercare?

I HIGHLY recommend following the aftercare instructions so you can maintain the health and integrity of your brow hairs. Clients who choose to skip this step may experience very dry, brittle, and unruly brow hairs within 1-2 weeks after the service and may experience breakage by 3-4 weeks. 

Is brow lamination permanent?

There is a common misconception that brow lamination is the same or similar to microblading. This service is completely different than microblading and permanent makeup. This is a temporary service where your brow hairs are relaxed and/or tinted, and results will last for up to 4-6 weeks with proper care.

Will Brow lamination give me more brow hair?

Brow lamination does not create more brow hair. It can create the appearance of more brow hair by allowing the hair to lay flat and be more flexible, and to be brushed in the same direction. It's important to keep realistic expectations with this service and to keep in mind that I am only able to work with the current hair that you have.

I have an inspiration photo for my brows. Can you make my brows look like that?

The simple answer is no. Everyone has different factors that will affect their results, such as the current amount of brow hair, natural brow shape, hair type, skin type, bone structure, past treatments done, etc. I can only work with your natural features and am unable to make your brows look like someone else's.

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Brow shaping

What is brow shaping?

My method of brow shaping involves carefully mapping out a shape of your brows that will create a clean and flattering shape. Then your brows are waxed using hard wax and some tweezing and trimming are done to perfect the shape. I do not offer soft wax, threading, or tweezing only. My theory is: less is more. I leave as much of your brow hair as possible to create a natural, but sculpted and groomed look. 

Who should avoid brow shaping?

Clients who have any skin conditions (such as eczema, psoriasis, active breakouts, etc) on or near the brows or who are using prescription grade retinol/anti-aging products or Accutane should avoid brow shaping services.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Do's:
 

  • Discontinue use of AHAs (glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric acids) or any other exfoliating or anti-aging cosmetics near the brows at least 72 hours before your service: This is recommended to avoid irritation or lifting of the skin. Using these products on the brows after the service will cause the tint to fade from the skin very quickly.
     

  • For best results, let your brows grow out for at least 4 weeks before your appointment. This includes no tweezing, shaving, or trimming.
     

Don'ts:
 

  • Use AHAs (glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric acids) or any other exfoliating or anti-aging cosmetics on the brows within 72 hours before your service: This is recommended to avoid irritation or lifting of the skin. Using these products on the brows after the service will cause the tint to fade from the skin very quickly.

How should I care for my brows?

There is no extensive aftercare for brow shaping, however, you will want to avoid long periods in direct sunlight for a day or so to avoid any potential hyperpigmentation. The skin around your brows may also become red, a little bit swollen, or a histamine reaction can occur, which is normal and should subside within a few hours after your appointment.

Brow Tint & Hybrid brow Tint

What is hybrid brow Tint?

Hybrid brow tint is designed to stain your skin and dye your brow hairs with results lasting longer than regular brow tint. The stain lasts for up to 10 days on the skin and about 7 weeks on the hair, depending on skin type and skincare regimen. This innovative tint consists of highly pigmented colors, perfect for each skin type and tone, and the colors can also be mixed to create a customized brow color for each client.

What is the difference between hybrid tint and regular brow tint?

Hybrid brow tint is designed to stain the skin for up to 10 days and the hair for up to 7 weeks. It also creates a more pigmented and defined look than regular brow tint, as if your brows are filled in with makeup.

 

Regular brow tint is not designed to stain the skin, however, it will stain the skin slightly for 1-2 days, and it will stain the hair for up to 6 weeks. It creates a more soft and natural look than hybrid tint.

I have microblading/PMU and my brows are very dark. Can brow tint fix it?

Brow tint and hybrid brow tint are not designed to correct permanent makeup. If your brows are already very dark, you may not benefit from these brow tints. Also, if you have scar tissue from your pmu, the tint will not effectively stain the skin where the scarring is.

Who should avoid brow Tint?

Brow tint is safe for all skin types.

 

Clients who have any skin conditions or active breakouts on or near their brows or who have had an allergic reaction to hair dye or other dyes will want to avoid this service.

 

Clients who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breast feeding will also want to avoid this treatment.

 

Keep in mind that the tint will fade more quickly if you have very oily skin.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Do's:
 

  • Discontinue use of AHAs (glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric acids) or any other exfoliating or anti-aging cosmetics near the brows at least 72 hours before your service: This is recommended to avoid irritation. Using these products on the brows after the service will cause the tint to fade from the skin very quickly.
     

  • Discontinue use of brow growth serums 24 hours before and after your service: This is recommended to avoid any potential adverse reaction to the products used during the service
     

Don'ts:
 

  • Use AHAs (glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric acids) or any other exfoliating or anti-aging cosmetics on the brows within 72 hours before your service: This is recommended to avoid irritation. Using these products on the brows after the service will cause the henna to fade from the skin very quickly.

How should I care for my tinted brows?

Here are the aftercare instructions that you must follow after your appointment to maximize the results:
 

  • For the first 24 hours, do not apply and makeup, oils, or skincare products to the brows. Also avoid steam, sunbathing, swimming, and saunas.
     

  • For the first 24 hours before and after your service, discontinue use of brow growth serums to avoid any potential adverse reaction to the products used during the service.
     

  • Do not scrub or use exfoliating cosmetics or makeup remover wipes on treated brows, as this will cause the tint to fade very quickly.
     

  • Exposure to the sun/UV lights for long periods can cause the tint to fade quicker.

Hybrid Brow Tint

Lash Lifts

What is a lash lift?

The Elleebana lash lift is a semi-permanent treatment that enhances your natural lashes by "lifting" (curling) them, making them appear fuller and longer. The formula has conditioning ingredients and is thio-free and formaldehyde-free. This service is a great option for clients who want a low-maintenance treatment, for clients who don't want the maintenance of lash extensions, and for those who do not qualify for lash extensions. The lift will last for about 6-8 weeks.

Unlike most other service providers, my lash lift services include a complimentary plant-based keratin & biotin strengthening treatment which helps to condition and strengthen the lashes and promote healthy hair growth ($35 value).

Keep in mind that a lash lift alone may potentially lighten your lashes. If you are opting for this service without tint, expect the possibility that your lashes will be lightened slightly

 

* Clients with very straight, coarse, or unruly lashes may need more than one lash lift to achieve the desired results, and clients with very short, sparse, or weak lashes are not ideal candidates. It is recommended to wait a minimum of 6 weeks between treatments.

Who should avoid lash lifts?

Anyone who has the following contraindications should avoid lash lifts:

  • Clients who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breast feeding

  • Reaction to patch test or previous lash lifts

  • Lashes shorter than 4mm

  • Extremely sparse lashes

  • Skin condition around eye area (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis)

  • Any eye surgery (must wait approximately 6 months)

  • Conjunctivitis

  • A recent eye infection

  • Cataracts

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Alopecia

  • Trichotillomania

  • Hordeolum/styes

  • Hay fever

  • Watery eye

  • Blepharitis

  • Corneal disease

  • Dry eye syndrome

  • Glaucoma
     

Important: If you have any medical conditions that make you unsure if you qualify for a lash lift, please consult with your physician before booking an appointment. Lash lifts are not recommended for clients with extremely short or sparse lashes. If your lashes are very short or sparse, it may be recommended to get on a lengthening regimen before booking for this service.

Will a lash lift damage my natural lashes?

Lash lifts that are done properly will not damage your natural lashes. However, it is very important to follow the aftercare instructions to keep your lashes as healthy as possible after the treatment.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Do's:

  • Avoid any waterproof makeup and oil-based products on your lashes for at least 72 hours before your appointment: This includes eyeliner and mascara. Waterproof makeup contains oils that bond to the hair shaft and take days to come off, even if you can't see it. Any residual oils from these cosmetics can make it difficult to do a lash lift and may negatively affect the results.
     

  • Discontinue use of lash growth serums 24 hours before and after your service: This is recommended to avoid any adverse reaction to the products used during the service.

  • Discontinue use of AHAs (glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric acids) or any other exfoliating or anti-aging cosmetics near the eyes at least 72 hours before your service: This is recommended to avoid irritation.
     

  • Arrive with squeaky clean lashes. If I need to spend time removing makeup from your eyes and lashes, it will prolong the service and a $10 makeup removal fee will be applied. If there is any residual makeup or lash strip glue on your lashes, it will negatively affect the results of your lash lift.
     

  • Use the restroom before the service begins: ​You will be laying down for a long period of time during your  appointment. To maximize the appointment time and avoid any discomfort, please use the restroom before your appointment.
     

Don'ts:
 

  • Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages within 3 hours before your appointment: ​Caffeine can make you jittery, which can make your eyes twitch while they're closed, and it can make the application process very difficult. 
     

  • Arrive wearing contacts: Wearing contacts during lashing can cause discomfort, as they can absorb the fumes from the products and they can feel dry after your eyes have been closed for a long period of time. ​I do not supply contact lens cases or contact lens solution.
     

  • Get lash lift treatments less than 6 weeks apart. This may result in over-processing, which can cause the lashes to dry out or break off.

How should I care for my lash lift?

Here are the aftercare instructions that you must follow after your appointment to maximize the results:
 

  • For the first 48 hours, avoid hot water, heat, steam, waterproof makeup, oil-based cosmetics, makeup remover wipes, and swimming.
     

  • For the first 24 hours, try to sleep on your back. A side or face sleeper may notice misshaped lashes on one or both eyes.
     

  • For the first 24 hours before and after your service, discontinue use of lash growth serums to avoid any potential adverse reaction to the products used during the service.
     

  • To maximize your results, use a lash conditioner during the day and at night before bed. This helps to maintain the health and integrity of your lashes. This will be available for purchase at your appointment. Without this step, you are more likely to experience a shorter life of the lift and the possibility that your lashes will be a bit more unruly as they start to grow out.

    * If you are unwilling to use a lash conditioner, please use a conditioning oil daily starting a full 48 hours after your appointment, such as avocado, sunflower, or coconut oil. Please keep in mind that this is not the preferred aftercare, however, it is better than nothing.
     

  • Do not use an eyelash curler. This may cause the lashes to change shape or break off.
     

  • Do not scrub or use exfoliating cosmetics or makeup remover wipes on treated lashes, as this can cause the lashes to break off and will cause the tint to fade very quickly.
     

  • It is recommended to touch up your lash lift within 6-8 weeks to maintain the lift of your lashes.

What will happen if I choose to skip the recommended aftercare?

If you choose to skip the recommended aftercare instructions (primarily the daily use of a lash conditioner), you can experience a shorter life of your lift and more unruly grow-out. To maximize your results, it is important to use a lash conditioner daily. This is especially important for clients who want to book for maintenance services.

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