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Everything You Need to Know About Boise Eyelash Extensions

Most women around the Treasure Valley simply do not have the time or patience to apply fake eyelashes everyday. In fact, most of us barely have the time to use an eyelash curler and apply mascara! So it’s really no surprise how popular Boise eyelash extensions have become in recent years. But to what lengths are you willing to go for a sexy flutter?

If you’re thinking about trying this fashionable, time saving treatment, the estheticians at unDONE Salon want to provide you with the following information:

What are the most common types of lash extensions?

When it comes to eyelash extensions, there are three basic types: synthetic, silk, and mink. Size also ranges from 6mm to 17mm. Once selected, the eyelash extensions are applied one at a time using a specially formulated semi-permanent glue that will not irritate your eyes or natural lashes. However, since allergic reactions can happen (rarely), depending on your sensitivity, there are different types of glue that can be used to eliminate any problems or irritation.

How long does it take?
A full set of eyelash extensions can take approximately two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups every 3 – 4 weeks. Also, it’s important to note that it’s a very relaxing and enjoyable process. You simply lie down and close your eyes while your Boise hair salon esthetician works on your lashes!

How long do you have to wait to swim or bathe?

It’s important to stay away from water for the first 12 – 24 hours after application or touch-ups. Water can weaken the adhesive before it has time to set, causing the eyelash extensions to fall off. It’s also important to avoid rubbing your eyes or pulling on your lashes with an eyelash curler.  However, once set, your eyelash extensions are waterproof which will allow you to shower, swim, exercise, etc.

Is it okay to also wear mascara?

Since extensions actually provide you with the illusion of wearing mascara, you don’t really need it. However, if you are planning on wearing mascara, it’s important not use an oil-based or water-proof formula since they can dissolve the bonding agent, and cause your extensions to fall out. Also, if you do use mascara, only use it on the tips of the extensions with a very light hand in order to give your eyes the “pop” you’re looking for.

Will your natural lashes get harmed or damaged?

Eyelash extensions will not damage or ruin your natural lashes. However, it’s important to have them applied correctly by a Boise hair salon esthetician in order to guarantee the health and safety of your eyes and lashes. With proper application, eyelash extensions will look and feel completely natural.

 

Why You Need a Professional Skin Care Esthetician

At unDONE Salon, we would like to take some time today and talk about why it’s important to visit a professional skin care esthetician. Think of it it terms of health. Taking care of your skin is just as important as visiting a doctor or dentist for checkups. Your skin is your body’s largest organ. If defends you against external assaults and temperatures everyday. It also works hard at eliminating unwanted toxins from your body while healing itself from cuts, abrasions and scratches. Not only does it protect you, it is constantly renewing itself! If you want to maintain smooth, healthy skin, it’s important to visit a skin care esthetician.

What is an professional skin care esthetician and what are they trained to do?

Esthetics is the application of various treatments for the skin in order to maintain its overall health and vitality. In general, esthetics training includes mastering techniques for therapeutic, and deep facial cleansing, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and all forms of hair removal body waxing treatments. The skilled professionals at our Boise hair salon, utilize a variety of treatments and products that will help to protect your skin while combating fine lines, wrinkles and dull, uneven skin tone.

Common Boise Hair Salon Esthetic Therapies:

Chemical peel
A chemical peel is an exfoliation treatment that combats a wide range of skincare concerns like aging, sun damage, acne,mild scarring and uneven skin tone. A light chemical peel provided by the estheticians at our Boise hair salon, are non-invasive treatments that remove the upper layers of dead and damaged skin while encouraging skin cell regeneration. The strength, and formulation of the chemical solution applied always depends on the individual needs of our clients.

Exfoliation
Exfoliation is the removal of surface dry skin cells through the use of scrubbing, brushing or microdermabrasion. Exfoliation is considered one of the most important techniques your Boise hair salon esthetician can perform on your skin to resolve certain skin problems as well as to achieve healthy, glowing skin.

Facial
A facial is one of the most popular treatments performed by the estheticians at our Boise hair salon. A facial generally includes cosmetics removal, skin cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage, and a treatment mask followed up with serums, moisturizers and sunblock. For most clients, facials can be scheduled out every four weeks, although your esthetician may recommend an alternative schedule based upon your individual needs.

Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a resurfacing process that sands the epidermal (outermost) layer of the skin, using a wand tipped machine with crushed diamonds. This form of exfoliation can be quite helpful when it comes to enhancing your skin’s texture while eliminating fine lines and boosting the effectiveness of product and serum penetration.

Micro-Needling
Get healthier, fresher skin with a micro-needling treatment! Non-invasive, this treatment helps to erase scars and smooth wrinkles with a device that gently rolls across the face, pricking your skin with tiny needles. Your skin reacts immediately by producing more collagen, helping to diminish scars and wrinkles while improving the overall look of your skin! This popular Boise hair salon treatment can be used on any skin type, and is a brief procedure with minimal recovery time.

Waxing:

Body waxing at unDONE Salon helps to eliminate unwanted hair from the root. It is not only convenient and cost effective, but long lasting and quick as well. Once waxed, your skin should be smooth for approximately 2 – 4 weeks. Body waxing also doubles as an exfoliant by shedding your skin of the top layer of dead skin cells. And as an added bonus, body waxing does not consist of harsh chemicals, which can be irritating to your skin & it doesn’t contain any unpleasant smells associated with depilatory creams, and there’s no chance of cutting yourself with a razor!