What is threading? Threading is an ancient method of hair removal that involves only thread- twisted and manipulated to quickly remove unwanted facial hair. An art over 5000 years old, it is unknown where threading originated first, but it has its roots in India, Central Asia & the Middle East. Eyebrow threading is the most common threading services, but the upper lip, chin, and face may also be threaded to remove hair. Similar to waxing, threading removes the hair form the root, but doesn't take any skin. If your skin is sensitive to waxing, threading is the way for you!
Is threading better than waxing? Threading does not involve any chemicals, or adhesion of wax to skin. There is no risk of skin lifting or having a reaction to the waxing process. If you are on antibiotics, retin-A or any oral acne medications such as Accutane, it is contraindicated to be waxed due to the skin being compromised by those active ingredients. The skin is thinner and therefore, more likely to lift. Many people feel threading is less painful, faster and more precise than waxing. A much better for those with sensitive skin!
Lash & Brow Tinting
How long does the lash/brow tint typically last? It depends on several factors, including but not limited to; how frequently and aggressively you cleanse your face, what you use to remove eye makeup, your hair growth cycle, what kind & how frequently you wear makeup. For the most part, a tint will last from 3-6 weeks.
Who is a good candidate for lash tinting? People who: have active lifestyles, are unable to wear mascara, are unable to apply mascara, are allergic to mascara, or who just want to look like they have naturally darker lashes. Lash tinting won't make your lashes longer and thicker like mascara does, but it will certainly darken light lashes, and if you have naturally thick lash hairs- your lashes will look even better!
Who is a good candidate for brow tinting? People who: do not wish to apply makeup to brows daily, are unable to apply makeup to brows, have light or grey eyebrows, recently dyed their hair and want brows to match, desire bolder, natural looking, fuller well defined brows. Since only the hairs of the brows are darkened, the brows look more natural. Most brow makeup tends to sit on the skin, which can be more noticeable. If you wish to manipulate the shape of your brows, brow makeup and/or a brow shaping will help.
Can I tint my lashes before a lash extension set or fill? Yes. It's best if you have your lashes tinted 24 hours before you get a lash fill or set to be sure the tint is completely removed, and the eyes aren't irritated.
What if the lash tint gets into my eyes? The state of Montana requires that lash and brow tints be vegetable based dyes. Intensive brand tint, used at Just For You, is approved for use in the state of MT. It is gentle and won't harm the eyes. On the rare occasion you may get some tint in your eyes, the discomfort is minimum and easy to resolve. If you have sensitivities to dyes, it is not recommended you tint your lashes or brows.
What is the difference between professional and prestige makeup brands? Professional/Prestige makeup brands such as Urban Decay, Bare Minerals, Anastsia & Stila are of higher quality formulation and ingredients. They are typically privately owned & operated. Mass produced brands, such as L'Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon & Cover Girl, are just that... mass produced. This is why the price point is lower than professional brands. For the most part, you get what you pay for; prestige makeup brands are worth the higher price point because of their superior functionality and ingredients. There are some excellent mass brands with great products such as NYX. Certain products in this line and others can be great, depending on what you're looking for.
What kind of makeup do you use in your services? I use exclusively professional/ prestige makeup in my kit. I do have a few quality mass products, but I am very proud of the variety, quality & versatility of my professional makeup kit! Some of the brands you might find in my kit include: Urban Decay, Smashbox, Too Faced, Benefit, Bare Minerals, Stila and more!
How do you keep your makeup kit sanitary? I maintain a very high standard of cleanliness. I regularly sanitize my products and makeup brushes between each client. I never use the same brush on more than one client. I use disposable lash and lip wands on every client. In keeping with industry standards and practices, I am also very careful to frequently wash my hands.
What is a customized makeup lesson? Do you have more makeup than you know what to do with, but wish you knew just how to use it all? Maybe you're in need of new makeup, but have no idea where to begin. Look no further! Master the smoky eye, contouring or another look you've always wanted to learn! Bring in your makeup and brushes you currently own, and we will discuss how to use what you already own, how to use products for different multitasking functions, and the correct order products should be applied and why. Don't worry if you don't own too much already, I will supplement with the products in my kit.
Why choose airbrush? I also offer airbrush makeup using my professional temptu airbrush machine. Some brides prefer the silicone based, waterproof, flawless look of airbrush makeup. It's name might be confusing because it does not necessarily offer the best coverage. You are still able to get a flawless, long lasting, full coverage look with the professional makeup products in my kit. The airbrush makeup is only utilized on the base as the foundation, contour and highlighter. The rest of the makeup is done by hand.
Why should a bride have her makeup done professionally? On a day as big as your wedding, you want to look your very best. Your photo's will capture the beauty of your special day, and will be the physical representation of the incredible memories you will make and hold close to your heart forever. Not only do you want to feel the most beautiful you have ever felt, you also want to look like the best version of yourself. It's so important that when you look back on those photo's 20 years from now, that you recognize yourself. Having your makeup done professionally assures you that your makeup will look phenomenal, in real life and in all your photo's, and that it will last all night long! Treat yourself to a beautiful face, for a beautiful person on her beautiful day!
Why do you have a 3 person minimum for onsite bridal makeup? As a professional with over 10 years of experience, I have been blessed to come to a point in my career where I need to have a minimum number of makeup applications to maximize my income potential. I have learned through the years, that if I book a bride only wedding, another larger wedding often comes along, and I am unable to book them as I prefer to only book one wedding per day.
Why does bridal makeup cost more than a normal makeup application? When working with brides, there is a lot more work that goes into the process than just a typical makeup application at my shop. There is all the communication that takes place with the bride,
How long does a makeup application take? A full face makeup application takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the look you're going for.
Can you stay for touch-ups after the wedding? For an additional fee, that is an add on service that can be provided. Different packages offer different options. Please feel free to talk to me if that is something you're interested in.
What are Eyelash Extensions? Silk Eyelash Extensions are made of nylon materials with a satin finish. Lash extensions are attached to a single eyelash, never on the skin. It is a very enhancing beauty service and you do not need to use any mascara while wearing eyelash extensions. It is a very careful and repetitive process which requires skill and precision. Once applied these lashes are so natural looking it is difficult to tell even up close that you have extensions. Density, curl and length availability range depending on preference of design.
How long do lash extensions last? It varies from individual to individual, and depends on how well you take care of them, among other factors. We lose one to three eyelashes per day. We also grow new lashes to replace lost ones. Factors such as eyelash hair growth cycles, lifestyle and general after care will affect how long the lashes last. Most client's receive fills every 2-3 weeks. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own, seek professional help from your technician. Just For You LLC will not be held liable for any damage that you may cause by trying to remove the eyelash extensions on your own. Removal of lashes provided by Just For You is a free of charge service.
Do the lash extensions damage my natural eyelashes? No, not at all! The Lash adhesive is medical grade & formulated to create a solid bond, specifically designed for human lashes. The adhesive dries very soft on the lashes, allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own lashes. Eyelashes are on a natural shedding cycle & like all hair, as they shed new ones are growing and they are constantly in 1 of 3 hair growth cycles.
What you should do before your eyelash extension appointments? Remove all eye makeup and clean your lashes with mild, oil free cleanser, baby shampoo works great! Never use oil based makeup removers to clean your lashes, to prevent the breaking down of the glue. Do not put on any mascara. We don’t want to spend time cleaning your lashes. We’d rather spend time working on perfecting your lashes. If you are a contact lens wearer, please remove contact lenses and wear glasses to your appointment, or bring a lens case and remove them when you arrive at your appointment. Plan to set aside 1 to 2.5 hours for your appointment, depending on the service you require.
How do I take care of my Eyelash Extensions? Do Not get your lashes wet for 24 hours after application to allow glue to cure. -Do Not use an eyelash curler. -Do Not pick or pull at your lashes, use a safety pin or spoolie to separate, carefully, or check to see if a lash is twisted and untwist in the correct direction. -Do Not allow chemical exfoliants (AHA's) to make contact with eyelash extensions, when rinsing off your face. -Do Not use mascara, cream eyeshadow or oil based eyeliner, powder is okay. If you must wear mascara, it should be just on the tips to avoid the glue from breaking down, and it must not be waterproof. -Do Not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face. -Do Not pull your lash extensions, as it will take out your own lash as well -Do Not go to the sauna, steam room or hot springs frequently. The heat may cause the bonds to weaken. -Do Not try to remove the extensions on your own. -Do Not let moisture-rich products get onto your lashes. Shampoo, conditioner, heavy creams or anything oil based will eventually loosen the bond. Tilt your head back when washing your hair to avoid getting them wet. Some clients use swimming goggles while showering. -Try not to sleep on your face. -Be cautious when applying moisturizer around your eyes -Clean daily with water, running down the length of the lashes and never horizontally, and brush with your spoolie. -Reshape your extensions after you shower. Gently comb your lashes to fan them out or use a blow dryer set on "cool" to fan them back in place. Hold it arms length away from your face. Brush out lashes on the top from the base to tips using spoolie wand. -Clean your eye make up without touching the extensions, and use an oil-free eye makeup remover -Consider investing in a lash growth serum to help strengthen your lashes and reduce your natural hair shedding cycle - As your natural lashes fall out due to the growth cycle, you will need fills. Depending on your own natural eyelash growth cycle, and how well you follow these aftercare instructions, you will probably need a lash fill every 2-3 weeks. Those who have a faster hair growth cycle may need a touch up sooner, while those with a slower hair growth cycle may be able to wait longer.