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brow lamination

What is brow lamination?

Brow lamination creates the look of full, fluffy brows by realigning the direction of the hair and is designed to perfectly shape and set brow hair without over-processing. The lamination products are formulated with keratin, which helps to promote new hair growth and strong, healthy brow hairs. The lamination effect lasts for up to 8 weeks with proper care. It is recommended to wait a minimum of 8 weeks  between treatments.

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?

Clients who have any skin conditions or active breakouts on or near their brows will want to avoid this service, as well as clients with very sparse or thin brows or weak brow hairs. Clients who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breast feeding will also want to avoid this treatment. Clients who use facial scrubs, exfoliants, and anti-aging cosmetics will want to avoid their brow area for at least 72 hours before the service.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Do's:

  • 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 24 hours before and after your service: This is recommended to avoid any potential adverse reaction to the products used during the service.
     

  • Wash your face before your appointment. The cleaner your face is, the more time we can spend focusing on your brows. If I need to spend time removing makeup from your face and brows, it will prolong the service and additional fees may be applied.
     

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. 
     

  • Get brow lamination treatments less than 8 weeks apart. This may result in over-processing, which can cause the brow hairs to dry out or 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 steam, hot water, sunbathing, swimming, saunas, waterproof makeup, and oil-based products.
     

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

  • To maximize your results, use a brow conditioner (such as Lash & Brow Toxx) during the day under makeup/gel and at night before bed. This helps to maintain the health and integrity of your brows. This will be available for purchase at your appointment. Without this step, you are more likely to experience a shorter life of the lamination and the possibility that your brow hairs will become unruly and very dry.

    * If you are unwilling to use a brow conditioner, please use a conditioning oil daily starting a full 24 hours after your appointment, such as avocado, sunflower, or coconut oil. I don't recommend other oils because they do not penetrate into the hair. Please keep in mind that this is not the preferred aftercare, however, it is better than nothing.

  • Use a brow gel daily to help hold the brows in place during the day.

  • 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.
     

  • It is recommended to get your brows laminated again within 8-10 weeks to maintain the look.

 

Hybrid brow Tint

What is hybrid brow Tint?

Hybrid brow tint gives the same results as henna brows. 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. The stain lasts for about 7 days on the skin and about 7 weeks on the hair, depending on skin type and skincare regimen.

Who should avoid Hybrid brow Tint?

Hybrid 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.
     

  • Wash your face before your appointment: The cleaner your face is, the more time we can spend focusing on your brows. If I need to spend time removing makeup from your face and brows, it will prolong 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.

 

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 is conditioning, nourishing, and formaldehyde-free. This service is a great option for clients who want a low maintenance treatment and for clients who don't want the maintenance of lash extensions or who do not qualify for lash extensions. The lift will last for about 6-8 weeks.

 

Keep in mind that 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:

  • Reaction to patch test or previous lash lifts

  • Lashes shorter than 4mm

  • Extremely sparse lashes

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

  • 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.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Do's:

  • 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.
     

  • Wash your face before your appointment: If I need to spend time removing makeup or skincare products from your eyes and lashes, it will prolong the service and additional fees may be applied. If there is any residual makeup or skincare products 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 24 hours, avoid hot water, heat, steam, waterproof makeup, oil-based cosmetics, and makeup remover wipes.
     

  • 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 (such as Lash & Brow Toxx) during the day and under makeup 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 24 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.

 

Lash extensions

What are lash extensions?

The lash extensions I use are made from high-quality synthetic fibers and have lengths and diameters that vary depending on the desired look. The lash extensions are applied using a specially formulated, semi-permanent adhesive that will not damage the natural lash. I only use lengths varying from 7mm to 13mm in most cases to avoid damaging the natural lash. A healthy length for your lash extensions would be no more than 3mm longer than your natural lash; anything longer can be too heavy, which can break off the natural lash or damage the follicle, cause ingrown hairs (which may lead to infection), or cause your natural lashes to grow in crazy directions over time. 

What is the difference between classic, Natural volume, & wet look Volume lash extensions?

For Classic sets, individual lash extensions are adhered to individual natural lashes to give a very natural look, making your lashes appear longer and darker. This does NOT add volume to your lashes, but gives the appearance of length and a coat of mascara. This is a good option for clients with a lot of natural lashes.

For Natural Volume sets, fans with 3-5 lash extensions will be applied to individual natural lashes to give a very natural look, similar to hybrid lash extensions. A volume fan is multiple lashes that are fanned out and adhered at the base to one individual natural lash. The lash lengths and weights I use for each client will vary depending on the current state and health of their natural lashes. This is a good option for clients who want a natural look that is not too dramatic and clients with sparser lashes who want the look of Classics.

And for Wet Look sets, 2-5 volume lash extensions will be applied to individual natural lashes without fanning them out. This creates look more dark and dense than Classics and Natural Volume. The lash lengths and weights I use for each client will vary depending on the current state and health of their natural lashes. This is a good option for all lash types. 

Who should avoid lash extensions?

Anyone who has the following contraindications should avoid lash extensions:
 

  • Allergic reaction to previous lash extensions

  • 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 lash extensions, please consult with your physician before booking an appointment. Lash extensions 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.

Do you do fill-ins for other lash artists' Work?

No. All lash artists have their own style and their own choice of products. Since I do not know what products other artists may have used and prefer my own customized lash designs, I will not do fill-ins for other artists' work. If you currently have lash extensions, you have the option to get them removed for a $35 fee.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Do's:​​
 

  • Avoid any waterproof makeup 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 will negatively affect your retention.
     

  • Wash your face and lashes thoroughly before your appointment: The cleaner your face and lashes are, the more time I can spend successfully applying lash extensions. If I need to spend time removing makeup or skincare products from your eyes and lashes, it will take time away from the application process and additional fees may be applied. If there is any residual makeup or skincare products on your lashes, it will negatively affect your retention.

  • 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 very dry after your eyes have been closed for a long period of time. ​I do not supply contact lens cases or contact lens solution.

How should I care for my lash Extensions?

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

  • For the first full 4 hours, avoid getting your lashes wet. It is OK to get your lashes wet after 4 hours.
     

  • While it is OK to get your lash extensions wet, chlorine and salt water from a swimming pool, ocean, etc will weaken the bond of the adhesive and make your lashes come off sooner.
     

  • Try to avoid sleeping on your face. A satin pillowcase is highly recommended to avoid pulling of your lashes while you sleep.
     

  • Cleanse your lash extensions twice daily (morning and night) with a cleanser specifically formulated for lash extensions. Cleansing removes oil, makeup, and dirt buildup, which can weaken the bond of the adhesive and also helps to prevent irritation. Cleansing with cleansers that are not specifically formulated for lash extensions will negatively affect your retention.
     

  • Do not cleanse your lashes while in the shower. The hot water and the force of the water can remove your lashes. It is also best to avoid long and very hot showers because the hot water and steam weakens the bond of the adhesive.
     

  • It is best to avoid oil-based cosmetic eye products and waterproof makeup because they weaken the bond of the adhesive.
     

  • Do not pick, pull, or rub your lashes. Picking and pulling can do damage to your hair follicles or break off the natural lash. Rubbing or touching your extensions can transfer your body's natural oils or any lotions you've applied to your body, which can weaken the bond of the adhesive.
     

  • Avoid using mascara or using eyeliner directly on the extensions because it will weaken the bond of the adhesive and close volume lash fans. If makeup build-up is on your extensions at the time of your fill, it may be recommended to do a full removal and you may no longer be considered a good candidate for the service.
     

  • If you experience any signs of irritation, contact your lash artist immediately. You could be experiencing an allergic reaction to the extensions and may need them removed.
     

  • It is recommended to touch up your eyelash extensions within 1-4 weeks for a full set to replace any outgrown and shed lashes. If less than 50% of your lash extensions are intact at your refill appointment, it will be considered a new set and you will be charged for a full set.
     

*  You've decided to invest your time and money into getting your new lashes, so take care of them! :)