Classic Eyelash Extensions
This application is a method where one eyelash extension is adhered to every single natural lash. Here at Gigi’s Beauty Bar, I take three things into consideration:
1. THE HEALTH OF YOUR NATURAL LASHES. Unhealthy lashes cannot continue to support eyelash extensions. Therefore, I am meticulous in my application and extremely considerate of your natural lashes, constantly monitoring their health. For this reason, I will recommend a certain maximum length or weight of the extensions, dependent on the client. I will educate you upon your arrival to incorporate you in the process!
2. A BEAUTIFUL LOOK. I ensure you that we do not count eyelash extensions, as I believe this is only a sample of the most beautiful look you could achieve. As such, I strive to adhere an eyelash extension to each and every healthy natural lash that will support one in the time allotted during your appointment.
3. THE FINEST PRODUCTS. I use synthetic mink for all of our eyelash extensions, ensuring our extensions are Cruelty Free and sustainable.
Volume Eyelash Extensions
This application is a method where 3-6 lightweight lashes are applied on top of your natural lash to create a "fan" and a fuller look. Different lengths available to help achieve your dream look.
Volume lashes are extremely lightweight. Volume lashes are lighter, fluffier and give the client a fuller look. Volume lashes are prefect for clients who don’t have a lot of lashes, have sparse lashes, bald spots or just want a more dramatic look without having to use a thicker lash.
First, lashes are coated with a special adhesive and wrapped around mini foam rollers. This holds them in the curled position that you’re hoping to achieve. A perming solution or cream is applied to your eyelashes with a tiny brush. The esthetician then lets the chemical concoction sit for about fifteen minutes. After the perming chemicals have taken full effect, on goes a neutralizing solution. You sit for another 10 minutes. Then a conditioner goes on for another 5 min. Curled lashes in a visit that takes about 45 minutes. The curl in your lashes will last anywhere from four weeks to three months. As your lashes grow and fall out (the life cycle of lashes is about 60 to 120 days), the effects become less noticeable.
Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting
Eyebrow & eyelash tinting involves carefully dying the brows or lashes with safe, natural tints, to give them a natural appearance. Many different eyebrow and eyelash tint colours (including blues, browns, blacks greys and reds) are available so we can complement your skin and hair colouring perfectly.
Facial and Full Body Waxing
It hurts more the first time than any other because you are pulling out 100% of the hair, your nerves are on edge, and you don’t know what to expect. Thankfully, it is a quick, temporary sting that stops hurting right away. Follow the tips below and you’ll be fine. The next time is much easier! After your first wax, the hair grows back finer and more sparse, becomes less prickly between waxings, and retains its smoothness much longer.
Relax and let the professional take care of everything!
We know exactly how first-timers feel! It’s okay to be a little apprehensive. The fact is, waxing has been around for centuries; it’s safe, convenient, and effective. You’ll love the smoothness that comes with waxing.
How long do I have to let my hair grow out?
As long as possible. Seriously, the longer the better… 3-4 weeks or 1/2 inch–whichever is longer. The more follicles/roots we can pull, the cleaner the wax, the longer it is going to last and the happier you are going to be! It can be hard to let it grow but the longer the hair is, the cleaner it will turn out.
How long will it last?
In order to keep the hair coming in at a reduced rate, you should come in about every 4 weeks. It’s different for everyone, of course – a normal range is 3-6 weeks depending on your tolerance of hair & speed of growth. The discomfort would be about 1/3 of what it originally was because you would be having 1/3 the hair removed.
Are there any topical creams or medications that I should avoid prior to getting waxed?
Yes! Internal Medication such as Accutane and topicals that include Retin-A, Chemo, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Differin, Tazorac, Avage, Renova, Avita, ProActive and Benzoyl Peroxide to name a few. All of the above mentioned can enhance skin sensitivity that could lead to lifting of the skin when removing hair.
It’s so hard to let the hair grow in the summer – do you have any ideas?
Try boy shorts, board shorts, sarongs or tankinis so you don’t have to shave. In some cases, bleach may work.
Are there any age restrictions on waxing?
Yes. You must be at least 18 years old or have parental approval, to use our waxing services.
Is it OK to shave between wax appointments?
Short answer: No. Long answer: waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows much thinner, making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed. Shaving just one time in between will negate all that is gained from waxing and can further irritate follicles which can cause ingrown hair. So, no, we don’t advise shaving in between.
What can I do about ingrown hair?
Exfoliate in the shower. Try using an exfoliatingglove everyday (or at least every other day) to help keep your skin free from cellular buildup, which can trap hair.
What can I expect afterward?
The waxed skin might be tender for a couple of days. We advise taking Ibuprofen to decrease inflammation and skin sensitivity. Skin may break out in tiny bumps, especially when waxed for the first time. This reaction is normal and clears up quickly. We recommend applying Hydrocortisone cream to speed healing. A thin layer of Neosporin or alcohol can sometimes help if the bumps have a white head.
Can I tan before or after I get waxed?
You should wait 3-5 days to get waxed after you have tanned. You should never get waxed if you are sunburned or even if skin is pink. The very top layer of skin could pull off or “lift” which is painful and can result in scabbing. You should wait for 3 days after you have waxed to tan. Waxed skin is more photosensitive and is more susceptible to burning.