FAQs

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Microblading FAQ

What is microblading?

Microblading is a procedure where a specialized hand tool with tiny needles is used in conjunction with pigment to create hair-like strokes on the skin.

Am I a candidate for microblading?

You are not suitable for this procedure if you:

Are pregnant/nursing

Are undergoing chemotherapy

Have used accutane in the past year

Have any medication or illness that compromises the immune system/healing

How long does the procedure take?

Microblading is typically a 2-step process with the second appointment being 6 weeks after your initial procedure.

The first appointment takes around 2.5 hours. It will include a consultation to decide the color and shape of your desired brows. After this, measuring and drawing in of the desired shape will be done.

We will continue with the procedure when you are 100% happy with the shape.

When you are happy with the shape, a semi-permanent pigment will be applied with a disposable microblading hand tool to create hair strokes. (This is not a machine)

Shading can also be done to create more definition.

A touch up appointment will be needed 6 weeks after the initial service. This appointment lasts around 1 hour. This touch up appointment is very important as the skin heals and peels. This will complete your brow service and ensure that your brows looking fresh for longer.

How long will it last?

Microblading typically lasts between 1-3 years depending on your after care and skin type.

Does it hurt?

We use a lidocane cream before the service and wait for numbness to occur before we start the procedure, and most clients report little to no discomfort at all.

How long is the healing time?

Although there is no downtime required after a microblading procedure, it will take 7-14 days to heal and around a month for the color to fully set in.

Aftercare instructions will be given to you at your procedure that are tailored to your skin type.

What types of pigments do you use?

Only the best iron oxide pigments will be used that naturally fade over time. These are perfectly safe to use.

Can microblading be done over an existing tattoo?

Microblading can be done over existing tattoo work. Please email/text a picture to determine if you are a candidate.

Pre/post care instructions:

Botox may be done 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after this service

Retin A may be used up to one week before service.

Avoiding caffeine and alcohol 24 hours before your service is advised.

No eyebrow waxing 3 days prior to your appointment

Chemical peels may be done up to two weeks before your appointment

Do not immerse brows in water up to 14 days after your service. When showering, avoid washing your face. Instead, when washing your face, clean around the brow area. We know this sounds hard, but this is crucial to the healing process and your completed result!

Eyelash Extension FAQ

How long does the service take?

All full sets take 2 hours and all fills take 1 hour.

What is the difference between Classic and Volume lashes?

Classic is one individual lash extension attached to each of your individual lashes. Creating more of a mascara look.

Volume is multiple fine, lightweight lash extensions that are attached to each of your individual lashes. When you come in to get the service done the lash artist will do a consultation with you and can explain what would benefit you best based on your wants and needs. So don’t worry too much about having to pick which one because they can always customize it when you come in.

How much are your Lash Fills or Full sets?

Full sets:

Classic-$150

Volume-$200

Fills:

Classic-$75

Volume-$100

How do I take care of my lashes?

The best way to take care of your lashes is by cleansing them daily with our Borboleta Beauty Cleanser, specially formulated to clean lashes and the extensions. You must also brush your lashes daily to keep them uniform and shedding properly. Please avoid any oily products directly on the lashes.

Can I go swimming with lash extensions? 

Yes you can go swimming with lash extensions, you just want to keep them as dry as possible. So make sure as soon as you get out of the water you dry them off and brush them into place.

How often should I get a fill?

We require 2-3 week fills. Anything passed 3 weeks is considered a full set.

Can I wear mascara?

If you have Volume lashes, absolutely not. If you have classic lashes, you may wear a waterbased mascara. We do not believe you should need mascara if we are doing our job right.

Will extensions damage my natural lashes?

If lash extensions are performed properly they should never damage the natural lash. We make sure to isolate each individual natural lash and we adhere the lash extensions to the very base of the natural lash. Your lashes have a 21-90 day lash cycle, so you are constantly replenishing your lashes. On average, you should lose 3-5 of your own lashes a day and you will see the extension attached to it which is completely normal.

What happens if I don’t clean and brush my lashes?

If  you do  not clean your lashes you can have tons of issues. It can cause many different infections such as: Blepharitis, Conjunctivitis or many more. If you do not brush oyur lashes they will tangle, not look uniform & will not shed properly.

Ellebana Eyelash Lift FAQ

Ellebana Lash Lift is a 30 minute Lash Service that “Lifts” the lashes causing them to curl for 6-8 weeks. You may not get a Lash Lift if you currently have extensions on.

  • 30-40 minute treatment!
  • Makes natural eyelashes appear longer without the use of eyelash extensions
  • Allows for curling or lifting of eyelashes and lasts for 6-8 weeks
  • Superior formulation with conditioning and nourishing
  • Formaldehyde-free
  • Minimal after care required! Swim, shower and play with no fuss 24 hours after appt!
  • Suitable for short or long eyelashes

Spray Tanning FAQ

How long does it take to do a spray tan?

15 minutes

Does your spray tan make you orange ever?

We use an all organic/vegan airbrush solution that has a sugar & aloe base and we have never seen it cause any orangey tones. If you are getting a spray tan for a special event we suggest getting a “Trial one” a couple weeks before the event to make sure you love it.

How long does your spray tan last?

Our sprays last 1 week. If you buy the image skincare body bronzer while your in you can get your spray tan to last about another week. We also suggest getting the  image skincare exfoliating body scrub to remove the tan as it begins to fade without drying your skin out.

How do I prepare for a spray tan?

Please make sure to shave, shower & exfoliate before you come in. Also, any areas you are typically dry please moisturize.

What should I wear to get a spray tan?

You want to wear loose dark clothing. While your in the spray tan you can dress down to what your comfortable with.

Are you guys offering Tanning Tuesdays still?

Yes through the summer we offer Spray Tans for $20 on Tuesdays only. There are very limited spots available so make sure to reserve your appointment well in advance.

Massage FAQ

What types of Massage do you offer?

Our Massage Therepist Asia specializes in treating chronic pain, sciatica, headaches, neck and shoulder pain all through different modalities such as Swedish, Deep tissue, Trigger Point and Sports Massage. When you come in for your appointment she will begin with a consultation and customize your massage based off of your wants and needs.

What days does asia work?

Asia takes massage appointments on Tuesdays only at this point so please reserve your appointment in advance.

Facial FAQ

Why can’t I find an appointment for a facial on your site?

Sophia is our only facial therapist and she only takes facials on Wednesdays & Thursdays so she fills up pretty quickly. If you would like to set up a facial appointment please try to reserve your appointment at least 2 weeks in advance.

What if I don’t know which facial I want?

All facials begin with a consultation and will be customized to your wants & needs. The only facial that cannot be fully customized is the Basic European Facial.

SHOPPING INFORMATION

What Shipping Methods Are Available?

Currently we ship USPS First Class Shipping.

Do You Ship Internationally?

Yes. Email info@socalbeauty.com for international shipping inquires.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

What Payment Methods Are Accepted?

All major credit cards are accepted through PayPal  . If you do not have a Paypal account, choose Guest checkout option at checkout.

What kind of Purchase Protection does PayPal provide?

You can read PayPal’s Purchase Protection description here.

ORDERS AND RETURNS

Do I need an account to place an order?

You may create an account so that your information will be saved and you may place continuous orders easily or click “checkout as guest”.

How Do I Track My Order?

Your tracking information will be sent to you in an email. You may also look up your tracking information by going to our Order Tracking page.

How Can I Return a Product?

You have 14 days from the day you receive the item to return the item unopened or not recognizably worn for full refund. After 14 days it is non-returnable.

Who should I to contact if I have any queries?

Email: info@socalbeauty.com
Phone Number: 949-215-4554

How Can I Cancel Or Change My Order?

Email info@socalbeauty.com for cancellation or change requests.

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