LASH & WAX QUESTIONS

 

LASH EXTENSIONS

 

WHY CHICSINCITY?

We only use high quality products and hand pick all our artists to ensure the value of the work that comes out of Chicsincity. We focus on lashing 90% of natural lashes during each full set or fill appointment. This allows clients to have fuller Lashes for a longer period and may help space out appointments an extra week - week 1/2. 

 

WHAT TYPES OF LASH PRODUCTS DO WE USE?

Our lashes are faux mink, they are as soft and light as real mink while keeping their curl or color. Our adhesive is formaldehyde & latex free. Each eyelash extension comes in various curl, lengths, thickness, and colors to give our guest a unique set to complement their eye shape.   

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VOLUME & CLASSIC?

There are two techniques in lashing; Volume and Classic. Volume (Also known as Russian Volume or 2D-6D Lashes) is a technique in which you are safely applying handmade & customized fans of lashes using 2-6 fine extensions per natural lash. Because Volume lashes are lightweight, they can weigh less or equivalent to one Classic eyelash extension. Classic lashing is applying one extension to one natural lash. Both techniques enhance the natural lashes by thickness and length. Combined the two styles and you get Chicsincity's signature lash set that everybody loves. 

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A JR. ARTIST & A MASTER ARTIST?

Our Master Artists have 2+ years of lashing experience. Our JR Artists are personally trained by our Master Artists and have been lashing for 6-12months.

 

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET FILLS?

To maintain the life of your lashes it is recommended that classic fills be done every 2-4 weeks and volume fills every 3-5 weeks. Clients should come in for a fill when 50% of their lash extensions have shed. Clients with 40% or less of lash extensions may do a "lash add on". This service gives the artist an extra 15 minutes of lashing time for $15. Clients with less than 30% will be considered a full set.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FILL AND A MINI FILL?

A fill is done for regular maintenance. Mini fills are timed and only recommended for touch-ups. Depending on the clients lash style preference our mini fills are timed as; 30 minutes - Classic, 45 minutes - Mixed, and 1 hour - Volume.

 

WILL EYELASH EXTENSIONS RUIN MY NATURAL LASHES?

No. This is a common myth. Eyelash shedding is part of the natural eyelash life-cycle. The average person sheds between 2-5 lashes on each eye daily. That is why it is necessary to come back for fills every 2-4 weeks. If applied correctly eyelash extensions will not hurt your natural lashes or cause premature shedding. Chicsincity will keep the integrity of your natural lashes. We will not apply lashes that are too heavy or long for your natural lashes to hold. 

 

LASH LIFTS

 

WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?

Lash Lifting is a technique where a Lash Artist will use a chemical curling agent, a conditioning solution, and nourishing oil to lift your natural lashes making them look longer and fuller. Lash Lifting services also include a Lash Lint to darken the lashes and enhance the lash line. If you are sensitive to Eyelash Extensions, Lash Lifts are a great alternative.

 

WHAT TYPE OF LASH LIFTING PRODUCTS WE USE?

We use the Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift for Lash Lifting services. A silicone rod/pad is placed on the lid of the eyes, a water-based glue is then used to attach the natural lashes to the silicone rod/pad. A curling agent is then applied to the natural lashes and is left on for about 6-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the natural lashes. 

 

HOW LONG DO LASH LIFTS LAST?

Lash Lifts last up to 8-10 weeks. The service only takes about 1 hour to process.

 

WHATS THE AFTERCARE OF LASH LIFTS?

Minimal aftercare is required! Avoid getting lashes wet for the first 24 hours after getting a Lash Lift. After the first 24 hours, you can swim, wear makeup, and do what you normally would do without worrying about it affecting the Lash Lift!

 

CAN I GET LASH LIFTS IF IM PREGNANT?

We do not recommend getting a Lash Lift if you are pregnant. During pregnancy, chemicals may not work as they normally would. Consult with your doctor before getting a Lash Lift.

 

WAXING

 

I WANT TO COME IN FOR MY FIRST BRAZILIAN WAX, BUT I AM NERVOUS.

It is perfectly normal to be nervous for your first wax, most people are! Our Wax Artists are professional and experienced with waxing. They will make you feel comfortable and walk you through the entire process.

 

HOW LONG SHOULD MY HAIR BE FOR A BRAZILIAN OR BIKINI WAX?

Your hair needs to be between 1/4" - 1/2" long for best results. This is typically two weeks of hair growth and the hair should be about the length of a grain of rice. This also goes for any body waxing. 

 

DOES IT HURT?

Waxing can be slightly uncomfortable. You can take ibuprofen 45 minutes before your appointment to reduce sensitivity. 

 

WHAT TYPES OF WAX DO YOU USE FOR BRAZILIANS?

We use hard Wax for Brazilians, which is a strip-less wax. This helps make waxing painless. 

 

HOW LONG DO A BRAZILIAN TAKE?

Our Wax Artist are trained to do Brazilian waxes quickly and efficiently. The whole process usually takes about 20 minutes.

 

WHAT IS THE MAINTENANCE?

We recommend coming back every 3-4 weeks for Brazilians and to gently exfoliate daily to prevent ingrown hairs. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER?

Your skin may be a little red and tender for a couple of hours after a wax, this is normal. You want to avoid tanning beds, swimming pools and hot tubs 24hrs after waxing.

 

CAN I GET WAXED DURING MY CYCLE?

It is perfectly fine if you come during that time of the month, but your skin may be more sensitive.