What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup aka cosmetic tattooing, brow embroidery, microblading, etc. implants pigment into the skin with small, sterile, disposable needle(s). The pigments used are developed specifically for cosmetic tattooing.
Permanent makeup is a growing industry and is a very popular service to have done. For people who are allergic to cosmetics, have little to no eyebrows, light eyebrows, vision problems, have very active lifestyles or just want to minimize their daily routine. Permanent Makeup is a great option for a natural enhancement.
What happens during my treatment?
The treatment consists of a full consultation involving paperwork, before/after pictures, a full brow design reflecting what look will benefit you specifically and what you like (we agree on shape before any pigment is implanted), the design is outlined with a sterile surgical marker to create a border that will keep our desired brow shape until the procedure is complete, topical anesthetic is then applied for your comfort.
Once the procedure is complete, aftercare instructions are given and a complimentary follow up appointment is booked. The follow up appointment gives us the opportunity to see how the permanent makeup has healed and to make any desired adjustments if they are required (darker, thicker, etc.). Waiting the 6-8 weeks is absolutely necessary to see the true colour of the brow/liner/lips. The complimentary follow up appointment must be completed within 8 weeks time (anything booked after 8 weeks will result in a charge). Any additional touch ups will result in a charge.
What will my permanent makeup look like?
Permanent Makeup is more than what meets the eye. The colour and undertones of your skin play a massive role in what the pigment will look like once healed (6-8 weeks). There is the colour we see in the bottle, the colour freshly done (always shows darker because fresh, superficial pigment sits on the surface of the skin causing it to initially appear more intense), and the colour healed (much lighter as the pigment colour has healed and is being seen through our skin colour, 6-8 weeks later). Your skin tone and texture also play an important role. Clients with dry skin retain pigment much better than clients with oily skin, where permanent makeup will soften and powder out over time causing hair strokes to look less defined. Having a consultation with the Permanent Makeup technician is a great way to find out what option will work best for you!
There is minimal swelling (24-48 hours) for top eyeliner procedures and lip treatments as these areas are more sensitive. Gel ice packs and an elevated pillow will help with this during that time period.
What is the aftercare procedure for permanent makeup?
With the appropriate cleansing solution as well as aftercare balm, you are to wash at least once a day and use a sparing amount of aftercare balm as needed.
How long will my permanent makeup last?
Permanent makeup should last 2-4 years before needing a touch up aka colour boost. (Sun exposure, chemicals, anti-aging creams, and choosing a light (blonde) brow colour will speed up this time).
Does permanent makeup hurt?
No! We use topical anasthetic (numbing cream) before and during the treatment to ensure there is little to no discomfort.
What is microblading?
Microblading is still permanent makeup. The difference is the pigment is implanted into the skin with a handheld tool instead of a machine. This handheld tool is called a microblade and has needles on the end that are in a thin, straight line, allowing the artist to create individual hair strokes simulating brow hair.
What is a powdered/shaded eyebrow?
Powdering or shading an eyebrow is often performed with a machine, although can be performed with a handtool. This look creates a brow density and fullness that is soft and powdery, similar to filling your brows in with a powder or dipbrow.
Will my natural brow hair be removed?
No! We use your pre-existing eyebrow hair. This helps to create a seamless and natural appearance.
How long does the process take?
We generally book for 1-2 hours depending on the service provided. This allows us the appropriate time to pre-draw the perfect eyebrow for you, numb your skin and get you comfortable, choose the correct pigment colour, as well as go over aftercare and rebooking your follow up appointment. Actual tattoo time is about 20-30 minutes.
Eyelash Extensions & Lift
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions create the illusion of more volume, length and the mascara look we all love without the smudge. Your artist will sort through each natural lash, one-by-one, to apply one extension per one natural lash.
Hybrid lashes are a combination of both methods.
Eyelash extensions vary in colour, thickness and in length so they can be tailored to fit your style and eye shape! Your artist can even add sparkle extensions or crystals for an event, the holidays or a glamorous look.
Why are some eyelash extensions more costly than other lashes?
Individual Eyelash Extensions vs. Pre-made Cluster Lashing:
Cluster lashes are far less expensive for the professional to purchase and very quick to apply. Cluster lashes are generally too heavy for our natural lashes as they are pre-bundled and pre-glued together causing excess weight to the natural eyelash. This may cause pre-mature loss of not only the extensions but of our own natural lashes, causing possible follicle distortion and slow our natural lash growth.
[Russian] Volume Lashes differ from Cluster Lashes as their weight is much less which allows them to be safe for the natural lash and still look full, dark and voluminous.
What is the maintenance required for eyelash extensions?
Our natural lashes have a lifespan of 60-90 days, they are continually falling and growing. As our natural lashes shed we must get a “fill” of new eyelash extensions to replace and maintain our full lash appearance.
Maintenance required for eyelash extensions varies from person to person. If you love to have very full, very thick lash extensions, having a fill every 2 weeks would be ideal, some clients even come every week! The average client gets a fill every 2-3 weeks. Anything over 4 weeks from the initial set or after each fill is considered a new set as it leaves much work for the technician, which is similar to a full set due to our lash cycle, and is charged as such.
A fill takes 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours and includes a clean up of older, grown out lashes, as well as new extensions applied to our “baby” lashes that have now grown out and are strong enough to withstand an extension. Fills price range depends on the length of time in between treatments and the amount of time the fill takes.
What is the aftercare procedure for eyelash extensions?
Caring for your lashes is very simple. From working out to showering and swimming, you are free to treat your lashes as you normally would. We need to refrain from pulling, picking and rubbing our lashes once they are extended. If you sleep on your face, lashes will fall off more quickly. Purchasing a silk/satin pillow case or sleep mask will help this from happening. Cotton pillow cases tend to catch and pull at our lashes.
Wearing traditional mascara on our lash extensions or using oil-based makeup (eyeliners, eyeshadows) on our eyelid/lashes will cause our lash extensions to fall out prematurely as the oil comprimises the integrity of the adhesive's bond. A pre-approved water-based eye makeup remover or an approved lash cleanser is necessary to remove any makeup, natural oils, dirt and debris. We must also cleanse our eyelids on a regular basis. Some of us may not realize but our eyelids have natural oils as well! Keeping this area clean while wearing lash extensions is crucial to our eye and lash health as well as the longevity of the extensions.
Gently cleanse your eyelid, swiping back and forth several times with the foam cleanser and brush, following with a good rinse with water and gently pat dry. A tip to dry your eyelash extensions after cleansing or after showering, is to gently pat dry and use your blow dryer (low) on the cool setting, blowing up to the lashes, follow by giving the extensions a gentle brush with the lash brush provided by your artist.
What if I am late for my appointment?
Being late 15 minutes or more will result in your service being cancelled. 50% of the service missed will be charged to you.
Can I bring my child/children?
No, for health and safety concerns children are not allowed in the service room. If your child is 16+ they are permitted to wait in the waiting room but will not monitored for health and safety.
Do I require to pay a deposit for my service?
For services such as permanent makeup/microblading, full set of lash extensions, group bookings of any kind, yes. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required to book and secure your preferred appointment time. This deposit fee is put towards the cost of the service and will be discounted at the time of purchase.
What happens with my deposit if I am rescheduled/cancelled last minute?
This is an extremely rare occurance but...we are all human and sometimes things come up that we have no control over. If I have to reschedule or cancel you last minute, I will refund your 100% of your deposit! I will also offer you 10% off to rebook your appointment at that time as a thank you for being so understanding.
Do I have to turn off my cell phone?
Yes! Especially my lash and tattoo clients. Distractions can cause problems, twitchy eyes, etc.
What is The Beauty Room's cancellation/booking policy?
Due to the high volume of clients who do not show up for their bookings, The Beauty Room requires a Visa or MasterCard in order to secure a spa appointment of 2 hours + or a group booking. The Beauty Room requires 24 hours notice to cancel the reservation. If 24 hours notice is not given, The Beauty Room will charge the card a $25.00 per hour fee. Thank you for understanding how important it is to us to be able to re-book our time.
What is microdermabrasion?
A non-invasive, non-chemical exfoliation treatment. Microdermabrasion utilized a wand with a diamond encrusted tip with suction that is scraped across the surface of the skin to gently abrade the skin, removing dead skin cells, revealing a smooth and glowing skin.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is an exfoliation which is gentler on skins vs. the suction and rough diamond encrusted tipped wand of microdermabrasion. Specific peels are even gentle enough to use on rosacea type skins!
How do I know what skin service(s) are best for me?
We encourage you to book in for a complimentary analysis so that we can pinpoint your exact concerns and direct you to the appropriate action plan for you.
What is high frequency?
High frequency helps to heal the skin and relieve puffiness. This treatment also kills bacteria which is optimal for acne prone skins.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation using a sterile surgical blade. Dermaplaning
removes the build-up of dead skin cells from the epidermis and temporarily removes the fine
vellus hair on the face, leaving a smooth surface.
As with any type of exfoliation, the removal of dead skin cells allows home care products to be
more effective, makeup application is smoother, reduces appearance of fine lines, helps to even
There is no pain or discomfort during the treatment; you may
experience a slight peeling for the first few days following the treatment. More sensitive skinmay experience some redness immediately following treatment, which will subside in 2-3 hours.
What is microneedling?
We use the Eclipse MicroPen Elite by Salient Medical which is an FDA approved device. This device is used to stimulate the tissue and improve the appearance of the skin. It is deisgned for use by certifiec skin care professionals. The procedure is performed in a safe and precise manner utilizing sterile saffety cartidges. A sterile tip containing 12 tiny micro-tips is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite. Your skincare professional will apply sterile saline and select the appropriate treatment pen settings based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. The procedure is typically completed in 30-60 minutes. The treatment time can vary based on the required treatment and anatomical site being treated.
What is ultrasound?
This treatment promotes cellular renewal, increases circulation, tones muscles, relieves puffiness and optimizes product penetration.
What is a Fire & Ice facial?
This service utilizes both hot and cold modalities and products to create the perfect all-in-one skin treatment.
How do I prepare for my waxing service?
Light exfoliation and moisturizing in the days leading up to your waxing service will deliver better results! Less ingrown hairs and a smoother finish. Skip moisturizig on the day of your appointment.
What are the do's and don't after my waxing service?
How do I prepare for my spray tan?
What do I wear during my spray tan?
This is up to each individual and their comfort level. Some choose to wear a bathing suit, their under garments (the spray tan solution does not stain), only their under garments, disposables (that we offer for a small fee) or their birthday suit!
What do I wear to my spray tan appointment?
Bring or wear dark, loose clothing to your appointment to allow the tan to set without negativley impacting the guide spray.
What are some tips to follow immediately post treatment?
1. Do not shower or bathe for a minimum of 8 hours after the treatment.
How can I keep my tan looking its best for as long as possible?
1. Apply St. Tropez Body Moisturizer every day.
What products should I avoid after my spray tan?
Dove soap and body washes that are thick and cream in texture will strip the spray tan quickly.
What is a neuromodulator and how does it work?
A neuromodulator is a medication that works to stop the contraction of the treated muscle by using small amounts of purified botulinum toxin A. This medication is naturally occurring in the environment and has been harnessed for both cosmetic and medical purposes. There are three common neuromodulators on today’s market; Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport.
What can neuromodulators treat?
Neuromodulators are most commonly used to treat the upper one third of the face including the glabellar region (the 11’s or frown lines), the forehead, and around the eyes for crow’s feet.
Neuromodulators can also but used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), TMJ disorders and/or bruxism (grinding of the teeth). Neuromodulators can even be used for facial slimming!
What can I expect during a neuromodulator treatment?
Treatment is fast, most patients report that the procedure is relatively painless or report a
pinching sensation. Botox is known at the “lunch time treatment” because it has no down time and you can go back to work after a quick treatment without anyone noticing.
When do neuromodulator start to work and how long do they last?
When your neuromodulator starts to take effect depends on the product used, but usually within 36 hours and full effect is seen at 14 days. Treatments lasts on average 3-4 months for wrinkle relaxation in the face and usually 6-8 months for hyperhidrosis treatments (excessive sweating).
What is a dermal filler and how does it work?
tissues. Dermal fillers work by smoothing wrinkles and adding volume. There are several dermal fillers on the market including Teosyal, Juvederm, and many more.
What can dermal fillers treat?
Dermal fillers are usually used in the lower 2/3rds of the face. Common areas to treat are the
cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline, and lips. As we age, our facial structure changes and we lose volume as a result of shrinking fat pads which result in a forward sagging appearance. Dermal filler can help to add volume back in, soften wrinkles, which lead to a more youthful appearance.
How long do dermal fillers last?
This is dependent on the area being treated and the product used. Some jawline, cheek and chin filler can last up to 18 months. Lip filler can last from 6 months to one year.
Who can administer cosmetic injections?
Only doctors, dentists, registered nurses and registered practical nurses can legally administer cosmetic injections. Injectors should be trained in the art of aesthetic medicine.
What can I do to prepare for cosmetic injections?
treatment and discontinue the use of NSAIDS (Aspirin, Advil, Naproxen etc.) 7 days prior to
treatment. Pineapple or pineapple juice can help to decrease inflammation due to the enzyme, Bromelain, and is recommended up to 3 days prior to treatment.
What are the aftercare instructions for cosmetic injections?
Do not lie down for 3 hours after treatment.
(Aspirin, Advil, Naproxen etc.) as it will increase risk for bruising.
What is deoxycholic acid (ie Belkyra or Kybella, a fat burner)?
Deoxycholic acid is similar to a digestive acid that we have inside our gut and breaks down fat. Deoxycholic acid is a prescription cytolytic medication used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” Itis not known if Deoxycholic acid is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It isnot known if Deoxycholic acid is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
How many treatments will I need?
A minimum of 2 treatments, however up to 8 treatments may be required for optimal results. The second treatment and future subsequent treatments are recommended to be done every 2 months. If the desired level of correction has not occurred after the second treatment, additional Deoxycholic acid® treatments may be needed.
Henna Brow & Brow Lamination
What is Brow Lamination?
This uses the natural brow hair only! We use a solution to "fix" the brow hairs in place, followed by Henna or Tinting the hair for a more defined look. This services is for you if... you love your brow gel, need to tame your rogue brow hairs, want fluffy and fuller looking brows.
What is Henna Brow?
Henna Brow creates a powdered, defined brow. Longer lasting than tinting but not as much of a commitment as Permanent Makeup or Microblading.