Frequently asked questions

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Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are single individual synthetic eyelashes that are attached to your natural lashes, one lash at a time.  An eyelash artist carefully applies each individual extension to the natural eyelash creating fuller, thicker, longer lashes.

Eye lash extensions come in a vast array of lengths, thicknesses and curls meaning that a bespoke set of lashes can be created for each individual client. Eyelash extensions give you the opportunity to frame your face, enhance the eye area, and are perfect for glamorous events, holidays, or every day wear.

Applying a set of eyelash extensions is a very intricate skill that should only be done by a highly trained and skilled professional. Lash techs work on the delicate eye area with sharp tweezers and strong adhesives, medical grade quality adhesives to be precise and so are expensive to purchase. The individual isolation of every suitable natural lash requires skill and time, with infills and full sets taking anywhere from 1-3 hours to complete, therefore this is not a speedy or cheap treatment for the therapist to offer.

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent if regular infills are maintained; this is due to the hair growth cycle.

Our bodies naturally shed hair daily due to the hair growth cycle, so like the hair on your head, our bodies also shed eyelashes. Our bodies shed approximately 2-5 natural eyelashes per eye, per day. If you average this out at 3 lashes per day and you applied approximately 100 extensions to the suitable natural lashes on each eye then you would loose approximately:
After 7 days you would have lost 21 extensions
After 14 days you would have lost 42 extensions
After 21 days you would have lost 63 extensions

At an infill we remove extensions that have grown out and twisted, and replace extensions that have naturally shed with your natural lashes. Infills keep your lashes looking as thick and full as possible and are required every 2-3 weeks due to the natural hair growth cycle.

The advanced adhesives used require a specific temperature and humidity to cure, the curing of the glue is what makes the extensions stick to the natural lashes. Ensuring you control the temperature and humidity of the lash room ensures you are giving the eyelash extensions the best possible chance of long lasting retention. You cannot control the environment offering lash extensions mobile, which is why this treatment is only offered from the beauty base.

If eye lash extensions are applied correctly by a trained professional then no damage should occur. Trained lash artists should be able to assess your natural lashes and create a bespoke set using the correct lengths and weights you can wear without causing any damage. You should be able to comb through your individual lash extensions with no lashes stuck together. Your extensions should also feel weightless and soft and never cause you any pain or irritation.

Natural lashes grow in cycles, therefore lashes that are applied correctly will only last as long as the persons lash cycle, which is generally 2-4 weeks. When extensions last longer it is usually a sign of a poor set of extensions with too much glue being used and poor isolation causing multiple lashes to be stuck together, which inhibits the natural shedding patterns of eyelash extensions.  A good set of extensions will grow and shed with 2-4 weeks being the average time your lashes will look their best.

Exposing your eyelash extensions to any moisture, such as steam, high humidity or water, will result in the lash glue over-curing and becoming brittle, this will then result in your extensions falling off within a few days. It is vital you follow this rule in order to get maximum retention after your lash appointment.

Spray Tanning

All sunless tanning products contain an active ingredient called Dihydroxyacetone (commonly known as DHA), a colourless sugar that interacts directly with the proteins in the outer layer of your skin, to produce a gorgeous golden brown colour.

DHA takes up to 10 hours to fully develop, which is why we recommend waiting 8-10 hours before washing off your tan, unless it is the HIT Tan, then you can wash it off after 1hour.

Spray tanning and fake tanning are MUCH safer than revealing your skin to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Remember, with a sunless tan there is no risk of sunburn, peeling, sunstroke or, more importantly, long-term skin diseases and problems.

DHA has been listed with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) since the 1970s and has been rigorously tested and deemed completely safe for use within tanning products

Fake tanning has evolved endlessly since it first emerged on the market. SiennaX products have been developed using modern, specialist technology that seeks to eliminate these issues.

Following the pre and post-tanning guides will help ensure that you’ll be left with a natural sun-kissed look and long lasting results.

SiennaX spray tan solution has been designed specifically for sensitive skin and contains no alcohol, parabens, or preservatives.

This depends on your natural skin tone and how you would tan in the sun, however SiennaX At Home tanning products are suitable for all skin types.

If you’d like a darker sunless tan, apply a second application of your Sienna X tan 24 hours after the first application

Your tan will last between 5 and 7 days depending on your daily skincare regime and lifestyle. A sunless tan, just like a natural tan from the sun, fades as your skin sheds its dead cells. The more you look after your tan, the longer it will last and the better the fade-off will be.

SiennaX’s gorgeous, award-winning Gradual Glowing Self Tan is a DHA rich moisturiser, which will help maximise the longevity of your tan by adding moisture and adding extra colour. For more information on prolonging your tan, click here.

Absolutely, pregnant ladies can use tanning products, but we always recommend avoiding the use of fake tan during the first trimester of pregnancy. This is only because the first trimester is such a crucial time for the development of the child that we wouldn’t want to introduce any new products at all to the skin.