Pre Makeup Advice
to ensure you get the best results we advise a few pre appointment tips to ensure your makeup lasts and has the smoothest application possible.
Occasion makeup prep
- Please try to come with no makeup on
- exfoliate the night before
- try not to put fake tan on but if you insist please wash it off before your appointment
- come prepared with realistic photos of the look you would like
- bring your lipstick so you have the same one to top up with
- try not to get your eyebrows waxed within 48 hours of your appointment
- Do not use a subbed within 24 hours of your appointment
wedding day preparation
- exfoliate the night before
- try to get regular facials on the lead up to the day to ensure the smoothest of applications
- we recommend you to start a good skin care regime 3 months prior to your wedding day. we recommend Dior's skincare products as they are what we use on the day.
- If you are having a spray tan ask the technician not to spray your face - but don't worry we will match you up with foundation
- Do not use sunbeds for at least 7 days before your wedding - or if you do ensure you fully cover your face with a towel
- If you need eyebrow shaping, If you normally wax your eyebrows do this 7 days before or threading up to 3 days before
- If youre having eyelash extensions ensure you have a test run at last 4 weeks before
- book your free skincare consultation at any Dior counter listed below
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WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON USING THE BEST QUALITY PRODUCTS TO ENSURE CLIENT SAFETY. OUR EYELASH SUPPLIER LASHBASE IS ONE OF THE LEADING IN THE MARKET AND THEIR PRODUCTS CONSISTENTLY OFFER BRILLIANT RESULTS. OUR LASH TECHNICIANS ARE FULLY TRAINED AND TAKE YOUR EYE HEALTH EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY.
LASHBASE have changed their patch test guidelines
1. You must patch test every client 24-48 hours prior to lash appointment by applying a few lashes to each eye.
1. You are not required to patch test lash extension clients.
2. The client must be fully informed of the potential risks involved with lash adhesive reactions. This must be documented and signed by the client and lash artist to confirm that they understand and are happy to go ahead. The client should also be offered the option for a patch test if they have any concerns.
ON ARRIVAL AT THE SALON YOU WILL BE ASKED TO READ, FILL OUT AND SIGN THE FOLLOWING CONSULTATION FORM. PLEASE READ THIS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT SO YOU CAN ASK YOUR LASH ARTIST ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. UPON READING THIS INFORMATION, IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME IN FOR YOUR PATCH TEST.
Patch Test Consultation Form Part 1
Applying a few lashes Vs testing on the skin
Cyanoacrylate is the main ingredient in lash adhesive and also the reason for most reactions. It is an irritant for your skin, eyeballs and respiratory functions. If you are using an EU regulated adhesive, it will state this fact, alongside a big diamond with an exclamation mark inside it, on the bottle or packaging. For this reason, lash adhesives should not touch the skin, ever. Testing on the skin is the old school method for patch testing and is not a clear indicator for showing if a reaction will occur or not. That being said, applying a few lashes also DOES NOT give a clear indication of whether or not a reaction will occur. This is because of 2 reasons.
1. A patch test does not give full exposure in the same way a full set will. 2. Lash adhesive allergies are cumulative (they build up over time).
It’s more likely for allergies, sensitivities and reactions to occur in clients that have been having lashesfor 6 months or more than in first timers!
Testing for allergies
As stated above, either method of patch testing will not give enough exposure to the eyes, lashes and respiratory functions in the same way that doing a full set would. This means that a small patch test will notaccurately test for allergies and a reaction could still occur even if the patch test results are fine.
Most of the time, reactions happen in clients that have been having lashes applied for a longer period of time. This is because the sensitivity will build up each time the client is exposed to lash adhesive. It is unlikely (although it is possible) that a client will already have an allergy to Cyanoacrylate if they have not been exposed to it before. NOTE: Nail Glue and Super Glue are Cyanoacrylate based.
A true patch test
Do you want to know what a true patch test really entails? A true patch test is testing every product that you plan to use on that specific client. Lashes, adhesive, eye pads, cleanser, primer, tape etc. Do you know the problem with a “true patch test”? It still wouldn’t give full exposure and even IF a reaction did occur, you’d then have to figure out which product it was that is causing the problem!
If someone is allergic to Cyanoacrylate, unfortunately, they won’t be able to have lash extensions done. That said, most reactions / sensitisations are due to the vapours / odours coming off the Cyanoacrylate adhesive. The moisture in the eye naturally attracts the vapours and can cause sensitisation. This is why it is very important to have air movement at the point of application, moving the vapours away from the client. Otherwise, vapours will fall back onto the face if not moved away. They will fall particularly to the eye area due to the moisture.
Also – less is more. Use the smallest amount of adhesive to create a bond. Any excess adhesive can cause sensitisation if it is not cured. As soon as the client opens their eyes if there is too much adhesive on the lash the vapours will be attracted to the moisture in the eyes and they can become sensitive. Always keep good air movement / ventilation around the client and lash technician. Always ensure the client sits up before opening their eyes. Always ensure the least amount of adhesive is used. Excess adhesive can cause sensitisation. Select the correct adhesive.
Patch Test Consultation Form Part 2
Date of Birth:
I have been offered the option for a lash extension patch test.
I do not wish to have a lash extension patch test before the treatment is carried out.
I can confirm that lash adhesive reactions and sensitivities have been fully explained to me.
I accept there may be a risk of an adverse reaction to this treatment, including the possibility of swelling, irritation and redness.
I understand an adverse reaction can happen at any time and not necessarily after the initialtreatment.
I understand that if any of these reactions occur I should contact my lash technician immediately who may request I come back in for a removal procedure and I shall not remove the lashes myself. If symptoms persist I must seek medical attention.
I understand that in the case of a reaction, I will not hold my lash technician responsible in anyway, this includes any of the reactions specified above and/or any other reaction I may have.
Please tick the box if you agree to all of the points above.
is just as important to look after your lash extensions as it is for your Lash Technician to prep your lashes prior to application.
You have spent not only your hard earned money but also your precious time having beautiful lashes applied. So why is it important to follow the Lash Extension Aftercare that your lash technician has given you?
Your lashes will look beautiful for longer
You will spend less time on the couch having your lashes prepped
Your natural lashes will not suffer
So what Lash Extension Aftercare should you follow?
We have put together some important advice below for you to follow, however, do make sure you follow the advice of your lash tech as well after all they will know your lashes.
DO NOT get excessively wet for the first 24 hours. This allows the adhesive to cure (dry)
DO NOT use steam rooms, saunas or sunbeds for 48 hours
DO NOT perm, tint or use eyelash curlers
DO NOT use waterproof or oil based mascara on your extensions as they contain chemical properties that will break down the adhesive
DO be gentle around your eyes, don’t rub or pick at your extensions
DO use an eyelash comb or mascara wand, these are great for grooming your lashes each morning
DO gently wash daily with eyelash cleanser, keeping the root area clean.
Cleaning Eyelash Extensions
To clean your lashes as part of your aftercare you will need the following:
Step 1. Gently massage the cleanser into the lashes in small circular motions using your cleansing brush.
Step 2. Pat the lashes dry using a tissue
Step 3. Softly brush through