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Threading

What is threading?

Threading is an ancient form of hair removal, originating from the middle east, and we believe it started from the time of Cleopatra! It is a 100% natural form of hair removal performed on the eyebrows and face (and also after sugaring to get rid of those pesky stray hairs!). The threading specialist takes a piece of 100% cotton thread, twirls it around the fingers and is able to remove the targeted hair from the root. Eyebrows can be shaped to absolute perfection, and face can be perfectly de-fuzzed, leaving you hairless and happy!

How long does threading last?

Threading can last anywhere from 3-6 weeks depending on your personal hair growth. Since threading removes the hair from the root, it lasts longer than other forms of hair removal such as tweezing or shaving.

How often should I get threading done?

Normally clients wait anywhere between 2-4 weeks for threading sessions. However, all this depends on your personal hair growth and what you feel comfortable with! Threading removes the tiniest and finest of hairs so even if you need to come in for a quick clean-up before a party, or just to keep yourself looking ultra-fabulous, you can come in as often as you’d like!

Can I tweeze in-between threading sessions?

No, we do not recommend tweezing between threading sessions. Threading slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows much thinner thus making it easier to remove and less painful when threaded. Tweezing just one time in between will reverse all that is achieved from threading and can further irritate follicles which can cause hair to become ingrown, coarser, and darker.

How long should I wait to get threaded after tweezing?

3-4 weeks at least is recommended. It takes time for the hair to grow out each of the 3 cycles. If you come in prematurely you may not achieve a desirable result.

Will my hair grow back darker or thicker after threading?

No, your hair will never grow in thicker or darker after threading. Since threading removes the hair from the root, your hair will become finer over time.

Can threading be performed on the whole face?

Yes, threading can be performed, and is the preferred method for hair removal on the face. It is a 100% natural, non-abrasive form of hair removal, so you’ll never have to worry about burning, pigmentation, or pulling on your skin!

Can threading be performed on your whole body?

Although threading can be performed on the whole body, is it definitely not the preferred method of hair removal for such large areas. For the body, we perform sugaring or waxing, which is less painful and a more time efficient for larger areas. Post waxing or sugaring, we thread over the freshly waxed area to get rid of the pesky stray hairs that linger!

Does threading have any side effects?

No, since threading is 100% natural, there are little to no side effects. Those with ultra-sensitive skin may experience redness. Those who are trying threading for the first time may experience minimal irritation. In this case, we recommend using a cold compress on the affected area, followed by a dab of hydrocortisone.

Can threading be performed on someone who is using a topical or oral acne skin-thinning medication?

Absolutely. Threading can be performed on any type of skin. Since threading is 100% natural, you do not have to worry about reactions to the skin.

I have such blonde brows & peach fuzz on my face, it is nearly non-existent, would threading still work for someone like me?

Fret not!-threading your brows and shaping them actually brings them to life! Once you get them done they will look thicker, fuller, and darker. Even if the peach fuzz on your face is invisible, threading the face allows makeup to glide on and give the skin a flawless look.

Sugaring

What is sugaring?

Sugaring is another ancient technique that also dates back to the time of Cleopatra. It is a 100% natural form of wax that is made out of sugar, water, lemon juice, and glycerin. It’s much gentler on the skin than waxing, and it’s been known to hurt less because the sugar only adheres to the hair and not to the skin.

Is sugaring and waxing performed the same way?

Yes, sugaring and waxing are both applied with a wooden spatula and removed with a linen strip.

Is sugaring better for my skin than waxing?

Sugaring may be better for skin that is extremely sensitive, or for someone who is using medication that can make the skin extremely sensitive. Due to its natural properties, it causes little or no reaction.

How long does my hair need to be before I come in for waxing or sugaring?

We recommend that the hair is at least a quarter of an inch long. It should be able to lay flat on the skin. If you are worried about it being too long, don’t worry, our aesthetician will make sure to trim it down to the right length.

How often do I need to get waxed or sugared?

We recommend making an appointment every 4-6 weeks.

What is the aftercare of sugaring/waxing/threading?

After getting hair removal at Beauty by Dolly, you should be (hair free!) and have minimal to no side effects. However, a small percentage of clients with ultra-sensitive skin do experience more irritation than average. No matter what type of skin you have–these are a few steps we recommend to take post hair removal.

Cold water: We recommend all clients rinse with cold water post hair removal for at least 2-3 hours. After that feel free to rinse and shower using any water temperature you are comfortable with.

Exfoliation: Although we do recommend exfoliating between waxes and threading sessions, we ask that you wait at least 24 hours post hair removal before scrubbing down! When you do start exfoliating, we recommend using Supracor’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal SpaCell mitt that is sold at Beauty by Dolly.

Hydrocortisone: For those of you who have über sensitive skin, and want to minimize all possible irritation, we recommend using a thin layer of hydrocortisone on the freshly treated area.

Ice: If you just got a full face threading done and need to be somewhere ASAP, ask your threading specialist to grab you some ice to help close your pores and minimize all redness.

Cool Fix: We swear by this stuff. If you get waxed, sugared, or threaded and suffer from ingrown hairs, Cool Fix, although extremely gentle on the skin, works hard to get rid of them- and quick! You may use this product immediately post wax, not only to treat ingrown hairs, but to also calm the skin down.

Can I tweeze or shave in-between wax appointments?

Definitely not! Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows much thinner thus making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed. Shaving just one time in between will reverse all that is achieved from sugaring and waxing and can further irritate follicles which can cause ingrown hair.

How long before a special event (i.e. birthday or wedding) should I get threaded or waxed?

We recommend coming in at least 2-3 days before your special event to get threaded, waxed, or sugared.

I know your website says you take walk-ins for threading, but I’m in a rush, can I make an appointment for my eyebrows?

Yes, you may call into call in to any of our locations and make a 15-minute appointment time dedicated especially to you ($15) and bypass the wait. Please note that it is not required, and we generally recommend that you walk in unless you are in a rush.

Can men get their eyebrows done?

Absolutely. We have a very large male clientele and our eyebrow artists are trained how to clean up and shape male brows. Visit our male services section for more information!

Do you do waxing for male clients?

Yes, we do waxing for male clients, please visit our male services section for more information!

Waxing/Sugaring Pre-Appointment Guidelines

We recommend – if you are shaving – to stop at least 2 1/2 – 3 weeks before you schedule a waxing appointment so that the hair is at it’s appropriate length for waxing… at this point most people are like WHAT?! I can’t wait that long; I’ll just schedule it NOW! But you have to educate them about hair growth stages. We say: there are three stages of hair growth, sometimes you will think after 1 week some of the hairs will be long enough to wax, but after another couple of days you will notice more hairs coming up from under the skin – this is why we recommend at least 2 1/2 – 3 weeks in order to obtain the desired result that will last you for the next 4 – 5 weeks.

Skin should be clean and free of any lotions or oils.

If you are more sensitive – stay away from caffeine the day of. Caffeine stimulates the blood vessels and affects nerve endings and may make a wax more painful, and more susceptive to bruising.

If you are on your period, our waxperts are still able to wax you with a tampon in. We do recommend coming 1 week after your period, as this is the time you have the most pain tolerance.

Microblading

What products do you use?

We use BioTouch and PhiBrows brand, and we can order organic pigments upon request.

How long does microblading last?

Microbladed brows can last anywhere between 1-3 years.

Is microblading painful?

We use a numbing cream that minimizes any discomfort. Many feel little to no pain.

Is microblading sanitary?

Yes. ALL our items are disposable, so we NEVER reuse them.

Are your employees trained properly in microblading?

Yes! They have extensive training and have been performing microblading for 6 years.

How much does it cost?

Microblading starts at $500. This cost includes one touch-up.

When do I get my touch-up?

A follow-up microblading appointment/touch-up is recommended 4-6 weeks after the initial process.

How many colors do you have available?

We have a wide range of colors from blonde, red, light brown, ash, warm brown, dark brown, and black.

How does microblading work?

First, we apply a numbing cream that takes approximately 20 – 30 mins. Then we draw on the desired shape and do a color consultation. The microblading itself includes the process of pushing in the color.

How long does microblading take?

The process takes 2 hours. 

What is the healing process?

We will give you an antibiotic to apply to your brows – they take about a week or less to heal.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for the procedure?
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Aspirin or Ibuprofen and energy drinks for 24 hours before the procedure
  • Do not put any lotion or oils on skin
  • Because Botox can alter the position of your brows, it should be performed no later than at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment
  • Thoroughly read all the forms given to you at the time of your appointment and ask any questions you may have
  • Be sure to advise us of any allergies, medical conditions, and prescriptions you take prior to your appointment!

Lash Lifts

What is a lash lift?

It’s a lifting technique designed to give you longer-looking lashes without the need for lash extensions. It will look as if you used a really good eyelash curler, only this lift lasts for 6 to 8 weeks! It really is an easy way to instantly brighten and open up the eye area!

How long does a lash lift last?

Depending on the length and quality of your natural lashes, the lift can last for 6 to 8 weeks.

What is the lash lift process?

Keratin for 15 minutes, relaxer for 10 minutes, and a collagen treatment for 5 minutes. The treatment is a total of 45 min to an hour process.

How do I prep for a lash lift treatment?

Please come in make up free. If you wear contacts, they must be removed.

Is a lash lift like a lash extension?

Lash extensions and lash lifts are two totally different procedures. We will not be adding any additional lashes to you, we’re simply curling your natural lashes. That said, for most, it can make your lashes appear fuller because they are so uplifted.

What are the post-treatment instructions?

Pretty simple: Do not apply an oil based products to the lashes for the first 24 hours.

Can I book a lash lift on the same day as a facial?

Absolutely, just make sure your facialist doesn’t get your lashes wet.

Is there any maintenance after the lift?

None at all! You don’t have to do anything special with your lashes in between lifts.

Can I still wear mascara?

Of course! You’ll just achieve a more dramatic effect when mascara is applied to your curled lashes.

How is this treatment different from a lash perm?

Some of the lash perms of years past use tiny little rods that product a way too inverted curl. Others, use a type of lash curler/clamp which can be uncomfortable and difficult to work with. The methods I employ use silicon domed shields that lift the lashes from the root, producing a beautiful, uplifted look as if you used a high quality eyelash curler.

Will this damage my eyelashes?

No. The lifting solutions are only applied to the new growth area of the lashes, down towards the base and up a bit. It’s never applied to the ends of the lashes.

Are there any lashes that are resistant to curl?

We have found, on occasion,  that it’s very difficult and sometimes not possible to sustain the curl with lashes that have a strong cowlick or slanted growth pattern. Also, growth patterns due to plastic surgery in the eye area are often not able to be corrected. We suggest giving the treatment a shot once and seeing how your lashes hold the curl.

Is a lash lift painful?

No. At first, when we’re applying the shields to the eyelids, it may feel a bit strange. But, for the most part, it’s very relaxing! You just kick back and relax. 

I use Latisse®. Can I get this treatment?

Yes. Some of the most dramatic results achieved have been from those using Latisse® because their lashes are already so long.

I have downward pointing lashes - will this be a good treatment for me?

Heck yes! Anyone with these types of pesky lashes will love the lash lift! Post-treatment your lashes will all be evenly dispersed and lifted.

I have very short lashes - will this treatment still work?

Most of the time, yes. Though it can be challenging if the lashes aren’t even long enough to bring up and back onto the shield. But we suggest giving it a shot once and seeing how you do!

I have glaucoma, can I have this treatment?

Yes. If ever in doubt, always consult with your physician.

I've recently had lasik, can I have this treatment?

Yes, but you need to wait at least 6 months. As always, when in doubt, please consult with your physician.

Who is this procedure NOT good for?

Chronic dry eye, conjunctivitis, damaged lashes or lashes with gaps (this treatment may make the gaps more noticeable), active eye infections of any kind, trichotillomania (habitual pulling out of lashes), recent chemo treatments (you will need to wait at least a year from your last treatment.) When in doubt, always consult with your physician.

What are the lash lift ingredients?

Most lash lift products have the same ingredients, you are able to look it up online. If they are not allergic to any hair dyes or latex, they should be ok.. If they are still very meh about coming because they have sensitive skin.. Have them come in for a patch test in the back of their ear to see how they react!

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