F.A.Q's

SPRAY TANS

Will I Go Orange?

NO! With B.Gorgeous Tan you will not go orange as neither of these brands have an orange base. They are formulated with a Green or Violet base giving you a beautiful natural tan look.

 

What is the process?

We ensure that you feel confident even when having your spray tan applied. You will be led through to the private spray tan tent where we will go over your personal tan consultation talking about pre and post information and picking which colour you are wanting to work in with. 
From there you will choose how you feel comfortable to have your spray tan performed and then our highly trained therapists will apply the spray tan using a special spray tan gun application method which takes all of 10-15 minutes. As the spray tan is a liquid form you may need to be dried slightly with a dryer (kind of like a hairdryer) to ensure your tan is as set as can be upon leaving the clinic. 

From there you can get dressed into your loose clothing.

 

What do I wear while having the spray tan done?

This is completely up to you. Some people like to have their spray tans done with wearing their own knickers and bra/ bikini/swimsuit (please be aware if you chose this option to chose older under garments or swimwear as the tan will possibly stain your clothes when being applied). We supply a disposable G-String for those wanting just to have a small area covered or most people wear their birthday suit just to ensure their tan looks complete. 

 

What do I need to do before my tan?

Ensure to exfoliate the night before your spray tan,  pay special attention to dry areas such as knees and elbows where dry skin can build up. 

Make sure your body is free of any previous tanning products, moisturizer, anti-perspirant, perfume or cosmetic creams of any sort so it can adhere evenly.  

Waxing , shaving and any other hair removal procedures must be completed 24 hrs prior to treatment to ensure the hair follicles are closed or the tan will stick in them and can cause reactions. 

Make sure you bring dark coloured loose clothing to put on afterwards to avoid rubbing the tan off. 

If you have reactive or sensitive skin we recommend a patch test 24hours prior to the treatment to ensue you wont react.

 

What do I need to do to maintain my tan?

Avoid wearing tight clothes or shoes while your tan is developing to avoid it rubbing off in places.

Avoid sweating while your tan is developing so it doesn't run and streak.

Do not get any water on your tan while it's developing or you will have spots where it has washed off. Avoid cleaning your hands aswell.

When you do shower off your tan just use your hand ( no exfoliating gloves or loofas ) and a body wash with no exfoliating products in it.

Pat don't rub your skin dry.

Moisturize your tan every day to stop it from drying out and cracking.

When you are wanting to get rid of the tan just exfoliate off with either a scrub or exfoliating mitt.

Remember that

- swimming, saunas and excessive sweating will affect the life of your tan. 

 -  your tan is NOT a substitute or alternative for SPF (Sunscreen) and should you get burnt whilst you have your spray tan your tan will peel with your skin. 

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LASH EXTENSIONS

WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
The Lash Extensions used at Classique Spa & Beauty Therapy are Silk lashes and are applied individually to the natural lash, with an medical grade adhesive, that is fume, latex and formaldehyde free.

HOW LONG DO THEY USUALLY LAST?
A full set will last as long as your natural lash cycle, which is anywhere from 3-6 weeks, depending on the individual. We recommend getting a fill anywhere between 2 and 4 weeks.

If you get Hayfever please note that your lashes will not last as long as others if you are having issues due to Hayfever with lash extensions please talk to your Therapist.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY THEM?
Our Therapists can apply a beautiful Full Classic Set of lashes in 90 minutes, a Hybrid Set in 90-120 minutes.

We ask you to  generally plan on 60-75 minutes for an infill as well.

We like to remove any grown out lashes, clean them up, and make your lashes look like brand new every time you come in, this will ensure the retention and life of your extensions. 

CAN I WEAR MAKEUP WITH MY LASHES?
YES! Although we don’t recommend wearing any mascara that isn't extension safe or oil based products, as it will shorten the life of your lash extensions.

HOWEVER; Please do NOT wear makeup to your lash appointment as this will take additional time that the Therapist has not allowed for.

WILL LASH EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASHES?
No! When applied properly, with perfect isolation and weight eyelash extensions will not harm your natural lashes. 

Our Therapists are all experienced and certified, the most important thing to them is the integrity of your natural lash. During your initial consultation they will evaluate your natural lashes to ensure you get the lashes that work best for your natural lashes so that you will never have damage or breakage! 

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY LASH EXTENSIONS?
- Do not get the lashes wet for the first 24-48 hours including:

Steam

Tears

Showering

Swimming

Eye Makeup Remover

This is crucial to get the best retention possible! 

- Brush your lashes straight as needed, but never when they are wet!

- No oil based products

- Do not touch, play with, or pick at your Lashes!

- Do not use lash curler on them.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY LASH APPOINTMENT?
- Thoroughly wash your eyes with oil free face wash or eye makeup remover

- Do not wear any eye make-up, but if you do we have remover here!

- Do not curl lashes

- If you have contact lenses please let us know or remove these before your treatment.

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ARTIFICIAL NAILS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HARD GEL AND ACRYLIC? 
As technology advances the differences between hard gel and acrylic changes as well but we will highlight the most substantial differences between the two. If you still aren't certain which type of enhancement material is right for you, give us a call and we'll help.


Hard Gel

Application: Hard gel has little to no odour and is considered to be healthier and more eco-friendly than its acrylic cousin.

Hard Gel comes in one container or pot and can be available in many colours. We use clear and pink for our hard gel services. This gel is only hardened/cured when exposed to LED or UV light. 

Wear: Hard gel nails are generally thought to be slightly weaker than acrylic, however please note that this is a typical myth. Hard Gel is a strong artificial nail and is more flexible that acrylic acting similar to your own nail if your own nail wouldn't bend in a certain manner neither will the Hard Gel - this also prevents a series of unfortunate events going on under the artificial nail. Gel nails look and feel more natural as they are slightly more flexible than acrylic. Gel nails are generally recommended for clients who work with chemicals (such as acetone), often have their hands submerged in water or who enjoy changing their nail polish colour frequently as hard gel does not break down in acetone unless it is of the soak off variety. Hard gel nails have less lifting issues than acrylics, but if not applied correctly lifting is still a possibility. 

Removal: Hard gel typically will not break down in acetone (It's a molecular thing) therefore must be carefully filed and buffed off of the natural nail. If done improperly the gel can be filed down too far which leads to the filing of natural nail layers... thus weakening the natural nail. Always come in to the salon to have your gel overlay or extensions removed.


Acrylic

Application: Acrylic consists of a polymer (powder) and monomer (liquid) which must be combined in just the right quantities to create a suitable compound for nail crafting. Acrylic starts to dry as soon as exposed to the air so the nail technician must work fairly quickly to form the nail enhancement. The odor released during an acrylic application is usually very strong and can be a factor in deciding whether to go with gel or acrylic enhancements.

Wear: Acrylic nails are known for their strength and durability, but with all nail enhancements you must still be mindful and take care when using your hands. Acrylic nail enhancements feel less natural as they are more still and rigid than hard gels, however if done properly we find they can look just as natural as a gel nail enhancement, Acrylics are not recommended for clients who are frequently submerging their hands in water or chemicals as this could cause the acrylic to break down and lift leading to bacteria being trapped between the natural nail and the enhancement. 

Removal: Acrylic nails will break down when exposed to acetone, which makes the removal much easier than hard gel nails. Generally acrylic nails can be filed down and soaked off the natural nail eliminating the risk of the natural nail being buffed or filed down too thin. The downside to the soaking in acetone is that it has the tendency to dry out your nails and the surrounding skin which can case issues of dermatitis etc. in the long run.

WHAT ARE "GEL NAILS" ? 
Gel nails is a term that is thrown around far too freely nowadays. Everyone has a different interpretation of what the term "gel nails" refers to. We say "gel nails" is a broad term used to describe a nail service where any form of nail gel is used. At Classique there are a couple of different nails services which we incorporate the use of nail gel products:

Gel Polish Manicures - Gel polish is a nail colouring product which is a hybrid between nail polish and pot gels. Gel polishes incorporate the best of both products: durability and instant-dry curing of gels with the brush-in-bottle application and easier removal of polishes. Gel polishes last 12+ days without chipping or peeling, but you are best to have your gel polish removed by a professional as over buffing or scraping of the nail plate can lead to thinning and other damage. We use Epic Nails and Enail Couture brands of gel polishes.

Gel Overlay - A clear or pink hard gel applied to your natural nail to add strength. An overlay can be infilled just like a nail extension. 

Gel Nail Extension - A clear or pink hard gel used with a nail form or nail tips to build an extension of your natural nail. Your nail extensions must be refilled every 2-3 weeks. 

Gel Infills - A gel infill is a maintenance and reinforcement session for your gel overlay or extensions to ensure that there is no lifting, make any necessary repairs and fill the gap between the cuticles and beginning of the enhancement. You should schedule a infill session every 2-3 weeks and a full removal and reapplication every other session.

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DERMAPLANING

What is the technique?
This technique is safely performed using a specialized surgical instrument and disposable blades designed specifically for dermaplaning. Once the skin is properly prepped, the technician holds the skin taut and gently scrapes the skin with the blade held at a 45 degree angle. This removes both the vellus hair and the top layer of dead skin cells.

Is it safe?
Dermaplaning is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained therapist utilizing professional tools and techniques.

Once the vellus hair is removed will it grow back thicker?
No, this is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly – usually in about 4 weeks.
(There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies: Vellus hair is the thin, fine, soft hair that typically covers the entire body. Terminal hair is the course hair that grows on the head, face in men, underarms, legs and pubic areas.)
Dermaplaning, waxing, tweezing or any other depilatory form of hair removal cannot alter the type of hair grown in any given area.

Can dermaplaning cause the skin to bleed?
Yes, excessive scraping, nicks and cuts can cause bleeding. That is why it is very important to have a trained professional performing this treatment.

What areas can be treated?
Dermaplaning is performed on the face, under the chin and sides of the neck. Dermaplaning should not be done on the eyelids or chest. Sometimes, technicians who are still learning practice on forearms and legs as the skin is tougher in these areas.

How often can this procedure be performed?
Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about 2 to 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. The technician should allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 21-30 days before repeating the treatment.

Can dermaplaning be performed with a chemical peel?
Yes. Dermaplaning is an excellent way to prepare the skin for an enzyme peel. However; you must have had at least one enzyme peel treatment and one dermaplane treatment before having the two together in one session.

Who can be treated?
All skin types I-VI can benefit from dermaplaning. This is a great treatment for Global skin types IV-VI.

Darker skin tones actually have more layers of skin, so with aging, the skin tends to sag rather than wrinkle. Dermaplaning removes these extra layers of skin, helps correct pigmentation concerns and provides a more youthful and healthy glow.
Typically clients over 35 are the best candidates and will return for regular treatments. It is highly addictive!

Men can be dermaplaned on non-beard areas only.

Who cannot be treated?
Clients with active acne outbreaks or cold sores should not be treated until lesions are healed.

Dermaplaning is great for diminishing acne scars but should not be performed during active outbreaks.

Clients with bleeding disorders or difficulty clotting should not be treated.

Clients with diabetes not under control by diet or medication should not be treated.

Clients undergoing cancer treatment should also not be treated.

Is there any downtime after Dermaplaning?
No, that’s one of the benefits. The skin instantly has a healthier glow and feels amazingly soft, plus makeup glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish. This is a must have procedure before an important social event or television appearance.

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HENNA BROWS

What Is Henna Brows?

Henna brows are a newer form of brow tinting which are used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs as well as the brow hairs themselves, giving a fuller look with more depth to your eyebrows. 

It tints the hairs for up to 6 weeks and the skin tinted can last anywhere between 2 and 10 days, with majority of people getting great longevity out of them.

 

Henna has been around for thousands of years and is a natural plant based dye made from the plant Hina or the Henna Tree. 

 

What is the difference between a Brow Tint and Henna brows?

Henna is a great natural alternative to brow tints and dyes. Henna is vegan friendly and free from any nasties like peroxide activators making this excellent for sensitive skin types. 

Henna successfully grips to the skin creating a fuller look for longer, we are finding a growing popularity with Henna as not only does it last longer with tints lasting 3-4 weeks on the hairs but not on the skin; this is where Henna produces longer lasting results. It fills in anywhere you may have gaps and is a great next level step towards microblading or cosmetic tattooing. 

 

How Do I Maintain my Henna Brows?

The results of Henna brows typically last between 4-6 weeks, but it’s dependant on your skin type. If you have a dryer complexion, henna brows will tend to last a bit longer than they would on someone with an oily complexion.

To maintain them for as long as possible, its important to not over-wash your face around your brows. 

Henna works best on clients with healthy skin. 

Skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema will mean the henna won’t last as long as the skin has a high turnover of skin cell reproduction which means your brows will exfoliate naturally considerably faster than people who do not have these skin conditions.   Henna will shed as your skin does.

The more bow hair the better – people with little hair in their brows won’t see as long lasting results, however they will still see incredible results.

 

Henna dye is semi-permanent but the important fact is, the skin is not. We are continually releasing oils and the renewal of skin cells, paired with environmental factors means the henna will shed as the skin does.

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BRAZILIAN WAX

What is the Brazilian Wax? How is it different from the Bikini Line and the High Bikini?

ALL hair is taken off from bikini top and sides (including treasure trail). All hair is removed from the labia area through to the top of your bottom.

If you want to leave the middle area around the labia and a natural triangle on top then you would request to book a High Bikini; if your wanting to leave more then you would request a Bikini Line wax where we remove the hair from just inside the knicker line outwards.

We acknowledge that not everybody wants to take everything off; some women like to leave more of a triangle or a strip as everyone is different and has varying views about what amount of hair they would like to have left or not left. Remember this is an individual decision.

Be very specific with your Therapist as to what you want before you start your service.

HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT AFTER SHAVING TO GET A WAX?

At least 3 to 4 weeks. We need a good quarter of an inch to an inch of growth for you to be happy with your results. If the hair is too stubbly waxing over it can cause irritation and our therapists won’t be able to grab every hair. Also, note that skin that has been subject to years of abrasion from shaving can be more sensitized so that downtime is necessary before we wax you.

Does a Brazilian Wax hurt?
Being honest here, ripping hair out of follicles isn’t going to be an utterly comfortable experience; However, in the hands of an experienced Therapist, the process is only minorly painful. It helps if your skin is held taut and ladies, in some cases you may be asked to help with this to ensure that your therapist is providing this service in the least painful manner possible.

You might not want to wax four (4) days before, or four (4) days after your menstrual cycle, as you may find it is a little more painful on these days. On those days, we recommend taking a couple of Ibuprofen twenty minutes before your appointment.

Brazilians can also be more uncomfortable if you are overly tired or feeling under the weather. It’s still fine to get a Brazilian Bikini Wax on these days but it may be a little less comfortable for you.

If you do decide to wax during your menstrual cycle, please arrive to your appointment squeaky clean with a new tampon.

Whatever you have heard about the pain factor involved in Brazilian Waxing, just remember, It’s really not that bad.

We are not here to force you to do anything you don’t want to do. If you feel like you can’t handle it, tell your Therapist to stop or at least give you a break. It is your body after all!

It's My First Time Waxing and I am Super Nervous.

Hey, it's okay to be nervous and everyone gets a little spooked when they are entering into a treatment they have never had before, especially one which is rumored to be painful. Here at Classique we make sure that the first time Brazilian is not a horrible experience. We always ensure to take our time so it is important that you let us know this is your first time ever! In this case we will usually start with the bikini line, work our way to the high bikini and if your still comfortable to proceed with the full Brazilian then we continue with the full treatment. If at any stage you feel you need to stop or you need a break you just need to let us know. If you wish to stop with just the bikini line or high bikini we will even it up on the other side and you are one step closer to getting to your goal of getting a Brazilian and we are super proud of you for giving it a go! FYI Pro Tip: Always take Ibuprofen 20 minutes before your appointment.

When should I get my first ever wax?
If you have never waxed before and have a big event coming up, such as your wedding, a vacation with your partner, etc., we would not recommend getting your first ever wax a couple of days before you go.

Plan ahead and try to get in at least two (2) waxes before you leave. This way, the first wax, which will be the more uncomfortable one, is out of the way. After your second wax, the results will be better and you won’t be uncomfortable for your special event.

Will I be uncomfortable after my wax?
For those of you who are getting a Brazilian  Wax for the first time, I would say “probably.” Let’s put it this way, the coarser your hair and the more sensitive your skin, the more sensitivity you will feel during and after the wax.

Some first-time clients are uncomfortable for an hour or so and others feel a little bit sensitive for a day or two.

It is important not to wear tight jeans or pants if it is your first time waxing. Don’t throw yourself into a spinning class or do anything else that involves a lot of friction right after a wax! Ouch! The best way to minimize the discomfort is to take an ibuprofen 20 minutes before you wax, another after your wax, and then use a cool compress on the area if needed. (But remember not to place the ice directly on your skin.) You won’t need to do this every time, but it may help the first couple of times. Once you start waxing regularly, it will become a breeze and you likely won’t feel any discomfort once the wax is finished. We always use an after wax soother cream to treat your skin after a wax to ensure the most rapid relief possible!

Can I get a Brazilian Wax if I am on my period?
Yes of course. Just know the facts:  

a) you will be more sensitive, and

b) you must wear a clean tampon.

Pop an ibuprofen 20 minutes before. It may help.

How long will the results of a Brazilian Wax last?
It really depends. Hair grows at different cycles depending on the person and sometimes your cultural background. Shaved hair does not grow back in one cycle. Shaved hair can still appear days after the wax. This is typically because the client didn’t wait long enough for ALL of the hair to grow out. You will, however, notice that after a few Brazilian Waxes your hair will start to grow in much slower and finer.

Shaved hair is much thicker because it gets cut off at its thickest point.

Don’t, therefore, have high expectations of extremely smooth skin after your first wax. This comes with time and the patience of growing all of your hair out at the same time, but, believe me, it pays off.

There can be frustration during those 4 to 6 weeks of “growing in” time which is completely normal. However our advice if you are perhaps going to the beach, or have a rendezvous... Just shave the sides of your bikini line, or if you have time, come in and we can just wax the sides.  We are more concerned with that top part of the bikini line where the hair grows in slower and thicker; it’s a really good idea to give that area enough time to grow in 100%, especially when you are new to waxing and have been shaving.

Can I get a Brazilian Wax if I am pregnant?
Yes, but please clear this with your doctor. Just like waxing when you are menstruating, being pregnant will leave you more sensitive during and after your wax.

 Unfortunately, we will not be able to perform a Full Brazilian Wax on you if you are 5 months pregnant or more and have not ever received a Brazilian Wax, or have not been waxed for over a year.  It is much too much for skin that is already sensitive and engorged.

What kind of wax do you use, and is it sanitary?
We use a soft, warm wax. There are other wax techniques out there; It is simply a matter of preference. We like the reassurance that the whole hair is coming up, including the bulb, and the soft wax allows us to see this.

We have tested all different kinds of wax and we stick to the one that works best for our clients. The wax we use is a very high quality wax, manufactured in Australia and used in the industry for over 30 years.  It doesn’t stick to the skin (only the hair!) and provides a smooth finish with less abrasion to the skin.  Our wax products and procedures are entirely sanitary. We pride ourselves on ensuring complete sanitary conditions for our clients.

When can’t I wax?
We cannot wax you if you fall under any of the following categories:

- You are using any Retinol products i.e. Retin A, Renova etc. on your bikini line or briz area.

- You are using Accutane.
- You have any kind of sunburn, laser burn, pustules, or breakouts on the area to be waxed.
- You are diabetic: however, we can wax you if you supply a doctor’s note saying it’s okay for you to wax.
- If your bottom or other private parts are not clean (tmi?) they are not sanitary and based on the situation it is at our discretion whether to continue the service or send you to the loo with a wet wipe.

- If you have any known STD's

*We ask that you discreetly disclose any and all medical conditions you have before we wax you, especially any STDs.

*Also we ask you to please freshen up before your appointment. Although we always prep the skin with an antiseptic before we wax, we cannot apply wax to skin with any debris on it. 

Can I go tanning before or after a Brazilian Wax?
It’s best not to. Your skin will be too sensitive. Remember, waxing is an exfoliation.
Spray Tanning after a wax can lead to irritated follicles which may lead to folliculitis and other issues of the follicles please note this in making your bookings as we will not perform a spray tan directly after a major wax treatment. Please wait at least 24 hours after a major wax appointment to have your spray tan done.

Why don’t you trim for clients?
Hygiene. At the end of the day sometimes we have fans or fan heaters going in the rooms and the last thing we want is pubic hair all over the floor. We understand other establishments provide this service. We just don’t want clients to leave with other peoples’ hair on their feet/socks. We have found in the majority of cases however that using our wax and our wax technique we do not need to trim the hair short, (However if there is a lot of long hairs please trim these back slightly).

Can I bring my partner/friend into the room to watch?
The answer to this is “no” and we have our reasons.  Another person in the room can distract the Therapist and we feel a friend/partner can make an already nervous first timer more nervous. Please trust us when we say this is not something that you want to have a spectator at. 

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ELECTROLYSIS

What is electrolysis?
Electrology is the science of permanent hair removal. Using state-of-the-art technology, a minute amount of electricity is gently applied to the base of the hair follicle. This process destroys the hair growth tissue. Therefore, the regenerative ability of the hair follicle is permanently eliminated.

An electrologist inserts a very fine needle into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft (keep in mind how tiny hairs are). A minute amount of current is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells.


Why should I choose electrolysis over other hair removal methods?
Electrolysis is the only true permanent hair removal method and the only permanent treatment recognized.

How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments necessary varies with each client. Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated.

Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medication and stress influence the treatment program for each individual. It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan to achieve optimum results.

Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth to be expected?
Excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism can range from fine, vellus hair to dark, coarse hair on the face and body. Deep, coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated with one treatment; thus, breaking down the hair growth cells may require additional treatments. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.

What does electrolysis feel like?
Electrolysis treatments sting, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Even the most sensitive person should be able to tolerate the treatments. The sting from treatment is quick, and then it's over.

Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?
Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and the personal attention you need. You are assured of the best care from a skilled hair removal professional.

Can unwanted hair be removed from anywhere on the body?
Electrolysis works on all skin and hair types   It can be applied to most facial and body parts, including: eyebrows, chin, upper & lower lip, jaw line & sides of the face, breast & underarms, abdomen, bikini line, legs and back. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.

Can women begin or have electrolysis treatments during pregnancy?
Unwanted hair can be caused by hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy. Electrolysis can be performed on any normal skin. This includes pregnant women. We suggest that you seek the advice of your physician before beginning treatment.

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