Magnolia Beauty House Charleston, SC
You got lash extension! Yay! I’m sure you’ve read some horror stories about ladies wearing makeup with their extension and ruining them. In this article I am going to give you the do’s and don’ts of applying makeup with lash extensions.
The first step in makeup application (depending on how educated you are with makeup) begins with a good facial primer and foundation; When applying your primer or foundation, we tend to get into a hurry, use a brush or beauty blender to keep your movements precise and try to avoid the lashes at all cost. The oils in the primer and foundation can break down the glue and make the extension detach from the natural lash.
On to the most terrifying part… The Eye makeup.. If you’re like me, you probably like to wear vibrant eye makeup, with eye-shadows comes eye-shadow primer. Wearing a lot of eye makeup requires a lot of blending and heavy colors around the lashes. The oils in the primer can also cause the glue to breakdown. Try to avoid touching your lashes with any brushes, tools or products; these can make the glue fragile or change the directions in which the lashes are laying. If you are hard of seeing, you can invest in one of the lighted magnification mirrors! When it comes to eyeliner, its very iffy. I personally suggest you not use eyeliner, if you choose too to wear it make sure to get a non-oily eyeliner. Once again, the oils in the makeup will cause damage to the glue!! You should avoid using any type of waterproof makeup around or on your lashes!
I hope that this article gave you a little insight on lash extensions and how to apply your make up without damage!!
If you haven’t heard by now, let me be the first to tell you that we, Magnolia Beauty House, have added a new service to our list! We now have the Hennatician henna brow tint! Henna brow is a new and improved way to get the microbladed look on your brows! This service is very similar to our tinting process, we have just added a few exciting steps! Hennatician is a plant based, gluten free and vegan tinting formula! We have custom color pigments to match any hair color. This formula last 6 weeks on the hair and 2 weeks on the skin.
When beginning this service, the Esthetician will thoroughly clean the skin with an alkaline cleanser. The alkaline cleanser allows the henna pigment to penetrate deeper into the skin. After this step has been completed, we will map out your brows to corollate the shape of your face. The mapping of the eyebrows is done by using a string with black washable ink on it. We use this string to mark points in your brow so I the Esthetician can determine your proper shape. After the brow shape is mapped out and traced with a white cream-based makeup pencil, we wax the brows with a hypoallergenic wax made by Misscire. The henna pigment is then placed on the brows and will sit for 15 minutes.
Once the henna has dried for the 15 minutes, the Esthetician will dampen the henna with warm water and repeat the drying stage again! The henna is then removed and WOW… You have fuller looking natural tinted brows!! This service is very low maintenance and great for on to go women!!
So you made a spray tan appointment with us, I’m sure you have a hundred thoughts running through your head.. like, “What do I wear??” or “Omg, they are going to see me naked!!” In this article, I am going to ease your mind about spray tans and give you advice on how to make your experience more comfortable!
When coming to get a spray tan, to get the best results you will have to be completely undressed. I promise you this, as an Esthetician, I see so many people in the nude a day I don’t pay any of that attention; So, come in and be confident! We are a no judgment zone!! If you are one of the people that are super modest, no worries we have disposable panties to cover you! You can also bring in an old bathing suit to wear during the secession. I suggest an old one because the instant bronzer in the tanning mixture can stain certain fabrics.
Now, what should you wear leaving the appointment? Darker clothing is suggested because once again it can stain your clothes. Loose clothing is the best because it does not allow much friction on the skin to rub off the tan. You should also be cautious to thick clothing that will make you sweat, sweating could make your tan “run” or become splotchy!
Shoes… I always wear a sandal style shoe. This allows your feet to be open and not lose your tan as fast..
If you didn’t know already our teeth whitening treatment can only be done once a month. In this article I’m going to give you a couple tips on how to maintain your white smile for the whole month.
First thing, you should be practicing good dental hygiene. You should be brushing your teeth morning and night!! Your selection of toothpaste is very important; I use a whitening toothpaste (Crest 3D). This toothpaste I believe works the best and it does not make your teeth sensitive. Flossing is a big factor too! Floss allows you to remove any old food build up and takes away the stains in between your teeth.
I am a huge coffee drinker, so my teeth are always taking a beating. When drinking my coffee, I try to use a straw to avoid the coffee from touching my teeth. When I finish, I wash my mouth out with some water or either rebrush my teeth! This goes for soda drinkers too! Try using a straw or drink a lighter color soda! For the best results drink as much water as possible throughout the day..
The food you eat is not a very big factor but can affect your bright smile! For the first 24 hours after your teeth whitening secession you show follow a white diet! After the 24 hours are up you are free to eat whatever you would like. I stuck with the white diet for a week and it really seemed to make a huge difference!
Lets talk about brows.. We all see these girls that have the “perfect” brows.. like how?? Let me tell you how girls are achieving these beautiful, thick perfect brows. They are getting these results with brow tinting. Brow tinting is exactly what is says, tinting of the brow hair to make them darker and more visible. When getting a brow tint, the esthetician will start out by waxing the brow to get a definite shape for the brow. After the waxing is done the tint will be mixed and placed on the brow hairs. The color of tint will be based of your hair color and typical is one shade darker than the hair on your head to make it natural looking. The tinting process can take up to 10 mins. The tint is removed with water and then you have the microbladed look!! The tint last for 2-4 weeks with the proper care! To get the maximum results avoid using any cleansers or makeup removers with oil in them!
What are lash lifts?? A lash lift is a natural alternative to lash extensions which give your lashes a lovely curl. Although both services are great ways to show off the eyes; lash lifts are for people that want a more natural look. The process of a lash lift is very simple:
In step one the esthetician gently but thoroughly cleans the lashes, which removes any residue from old makeup. Then, a silicone rod is glued to the eyelid at the lash line (the glue is safe for the eyelids.) Step three is the most crucial part, the gluing of the lashes to the silicone rod. When gluing the lashes, the esthetician should make sure that the lash is glued straight up. By doing this it will ensure that you get the best results in the lifting of the lash! After the lashes are secured to the rod the perming product will be placed on the lashes... After the perming solution is done processing it is removed, and a conditioning treatment is applied to the lashes. The processing of these products could take 6-10 mins. After the solutions are removed the final step is to tint the lashes. When tinting the lashes, we use a deep black tint to dye the lashes to make it appear as if you have mascara on!
With this service you want to prepare yourself to be laying down with your eyes closed for at least an hour! The lash lift can last up to 8-12 weeks and the tint last two weeks with proper care. You should avoid use oil products to remove eyeliner and eyeshadow. The oils in products break down the tint and will make the lashes softer and cause the lift to fall. Once your tint fades away you can come back in and get them tinted again with no worries of messing up your lash lift!
Our teeth whitening treatment is far from graceful looking; There will be plenty of laughs and drooling but the results are killer! This treatment can whitening your teeth up to 8 shades with each secession. You can do our treatments once a month to get your teeth back to pearl white!
When getting a whitening treatment, the first step is cleaning of the teeth. The client will be asked to scrub the teeth with a cloth finger toothbrush that has a minty toothpaste taste to it. Now that the teeth have been cleaned, you will be asked to insert a dental mouthpiece; This funny dental guard ensures that the laser light makes direct contact with the teeth. After the guard is placed the actual teeth whitening process begins. Your esthetician will place a clear gel on your teeth; this gel is a water based product and consist of 16% hydrogen peroxide. After the gel is place on your teeth it is time for the magic.. our blue light laser is place up to the teeth and will remain there for 20 minutes. So relax! Now that 20 mins have gone by and you have caught a good nap the esthetician will sit you up, ask you to gargle some water and then the process will be repeated two more times!!
These are all the step that happens in our painless teeth whitening secessions! Now that your teeth are whitened there are two rules that are very important to follow to get the best results:
· For the next 24 hours you need to make sure you are only consuming clear or white fluids/foods!
· No smoking!
Now that you have had your waxing appointment, what do you do? First, enjoy your smooth skin that will remain hairless for a month!! Awesome, no shaving or hair for a month! Maybe its not so hard being a woman! Here are a few things that you should do the week after getting waxed! Once again, I cannot push exfoliation enough!!! For people that wax exfoliation is your best friend! Two days after being waxed use any kind of scrubbing gloves to exfoliate the area very good! You should be exfoliating at least once a week already to keep the skin healthy and shiny! After you have exfoliated moisturize your skin thoroughly. By following these home care regiments you will achieve the best results from your waxing!!
The number one question asked by clients is “what do I need to do before coming to get a wax?” In this article I’m going to give you a few tips on how to get the best results out of your waxing appointments.
First things first you must make sure your hair is long enough in the area you want waxed. I always suggest at minimum two weeks of hair growth! Waiting at least two weeks will cut down on the pain of the hair removal process; This also gives the esthetician a better chance of removing all the hair at once.
Next...exfoliation. Exfoliating is the most important thing to do before waxing! When you exfoliate it removes all the dead skin on your body. This brings any underlying hair that is under the dead skin to the surface. You should exfoliate the area you are getting waxed the day before your appointment. I always suggest using scrub gloves in the shower (they can be purchased at your local Target or Walmart.)
Last tip I have is making sure your skin is properly moisturized! If the skin is not properly moisturized before you get waxed it could potentially cause tearing or removal of a thin layer of skin. OUCH! Any body lotion will work great! I suggest adding it to your nightly routine the night before your appointment.
Now that I have given my tips on how to get the best results out of waxing...I hope to see you soon!!
Tanning can get a bit messy if left to your own devices, which is why you might want to consider having a professional take care of your summer. Before you get your next airbrush tan, here are a few things you might want to consider... like how to prep your skin and how to keep your tan long as possible.
The most important thing about your airbrush tan is prepping for it. Try to exfoliate with an oil free agent the night before. Our tans active ingredient is DHA and develops after reacting with protein keratin in your skin. By eliminating dead skin cells you can ensure the the results will last longer.
Shaving or Waxing Isn't A Necessity
You don't have to shave or wax to have a good tan. A tan will look just as good with or without body hair. If you do prefer body hair removal then we recommend doing so 24 hours before your tanning session.
Topical Products and a Tan are a No-No
The biggest downer about an airbrush tan is that you have to change or sometimes fully sacrifice skin-care regimen. Unfortunately, most topical like oils or exfoliants will only cause your tan to fade faster. If you struggle with regular breakouts then you may also want to consider not tanning your face. Things like salicylic acid and medications like Accutane could dehydrate your skin making your skim dry and your tan look patchy. Once your tan is fully developed you could always go back to your routine but know that is could cause your tan to fade faster the the other parts of your body.
Stay Hydrated but Avoid Oils
To make your tan last as long as possible...from six to eight days, you must keep your skin moisturized with oil free lotions. Is regular exfoliation and shaving a part of your shower routine? Since both will likely fade your tan faster, consider investing in a gradual self-tanning lotion, spray, or drops to maintain your glow.