Brow and Lash Tinting Facts

Is it Safe to Tint Brows and Lashes?

Women flock to my beauty salon Leeds in the summer to have their lashes and brows tinted. A concern for many however is eye sensitivity and safety. I can guarantee that as long as the treatment is being carried out by a qualified therapist then it is completely safe.

People must bare in mind however that permanent eyelash and brow tints and dyes have had reactions that cause inflamed tissue ans rashes but this is very rare and in my 10 years of being in the industry have never witnessed myself. I also make sure everybody has a patch test at least 24 hours before their treatment to be 100% safe.  If you have ever had any reaction to hair dyes in the past then tinting probably is best to be avoided. If you wear contact lenses it’s always best to remove them before the treatment, you can always reinsert them the next day. Eye drops can also be used to rinse the eyes out afterwards if your eyes are particularly sensitive.

Lash and Brow Tinting Procedure

At Eden Beauty salon Leeds I try and make the tinting procedure as relaxing and comfortable as possible. I first apply Vaseline around the lash and brow line to stop and tint taking on the skin. I then apply a moistened cotton pad under the eyes the paint the tint on the lashes onto and to again stop any tint dying the skin. I next mix the tint (which can be blue/black – the most popular eyelash tint, black, brown or black/brown) with the colour developer, I never use hair dye on lashes as it it too harsh for the eye area. Instead I apply a semi-permanent colour on the lashes with a small eye-liner brush coating each individual lash evenly. I then do the same on the brows and remove with moist cotton pads if they are being done too. The brows takes a lot quicker than the lashes (brows take around 2-3 minutes whereas lashes take around 7 minutes). If the brows aren’t being done I always perform a hand and arm massage whilst the eyelash tint is taking just to make the treatment feel that bit more luxurious. The tint is then removed with cool water and cotton pads and as long as the client has kept their eyes shut their shouldn’t be any stinging or discomfort and the therapist should never leave the room while the tint is on.

Brow tinting results last around 2-4 weeks and lash tinting around 4-6 weeks. Eyebrow tinting leaves the brows looking looking lovely and defined and can make them look a lot fuller as all of the lighter hairs get dyed too. Eyelash tinting leaves the lashes looking a lot darker but clients must realise it isn’t going to make the lashes look any longer or add any volume but it is great for through the day on holiday when you might be dipping in and out of the pool. If you want more oomph to your tinted lashes, you can still wear mascara.


Top Summer Beauty tips to avoid any dilemmas!

Top Summer Beauty tips to avoid any dilemmas!

Whether you are planning to go on holiday abroad this summer or enjoy the beautiful scenery our lovely UK has to offer be sure to follow my summer beauty guide to avoid and fix any dilemmas!

Avoid the nasty panda eyes look by using a waterproof mascara and eyeliner all throughout summer. Even if you aren’t swimming, sweat and humidity can still cause smudging which can look awful and also make you look tired. You could also have an eyelash and eyebrow tint to give your lashes and brows some semi permanent colour over the summer so less make up is needed. At Eden Beauty Leeds you can really pamper your eye area by getting an eyelash tint, eyebrow tint and eyebrow wax for the affordable price of £15 so there really is no excuses for summer smudges!

Always wear a primer under your make up especially during summer when it is more likely to melt and streak from the heat. You can always wear a finishing powder over the top of your make up to set it. These finishing powders can also be applied throughout the day to freshen your make up.

Of course it goes without saying but moisturising is a MUST! This not only means on your face but your body too, especially since you have more of it on show in the summer! Get that extra glow and smoothness exfoliate a couple of times a week too focusing on the roughest areas such as the knees and elbows.

It always looks best to keep make up looking natural in summer and giving that ‘sun kissed’ look. To achieve this apply bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face such as the forehead, cheeks and nose. You can always then apply a pink blusher onto the apples of your cheeks and a highlighter onto you cheekbones and under your brows to give you a radiant glow.

There is no bigger pet peeve of mine than an awful streaky tan! Whether you are applying yourself at home or going to a salon for a professional tan, prep is the key!!Thoroughly exfoliate really concentrating on those rough areas that I mentioned before and tough areas to tan such as the ankles and wrists. Also apply a moisturiser to those dryer areas so the the tan can easily slide on and not get caught up or collect in any areas.

Breakouts on your skin are are pretty common in the summer as your are perspiring more and if you are wearing make up it can really clog those pores. To try and prevent these breakouts make sure you are cleansing twice daily, exfoliating 2-3 weekly and keeping your skin moisturised so your skin doesn’t over compensate by producing more oil. You don’t need to plaster moisturiser on, just make sure you are applying it morning and evening and that it’s a suitable moisturiser for your skin type. Regular facials are also a great booster, they unclog pores and purify the skin leaving it feeling refeshed and bright. At our beauty salon in Leeds there is a range of facials to choose from starting with mini facials going upto to luxury microdermabrasion treatments. Prices range from £20 upto £45 so there is something for everyone.

Summer is the perfect time to get those feet out so make sure they are looking in tip top condition! Prevent cracked heels by moisturising daily and exfoliating a couple of times a week. Getting a pedicure once a month keeps your feet looking at their best, you can jazz them up with a Shellac application that can last for 8 weeks and add sparkly glitters to really make them stand out! A full CND Shellac pedicure at Eden Beauty salon Leeds is £30 or you can have the Shellac application and nail tidy for £20.

If you are going to be going on holiday and wearing a bikini the best way to get out of that unwanted fuzz is to get waxed. It lasts a good couple of weeks, so much longer than shaving and also means that the hair doesn’t grow back stubbly. Opt for a full leg, bikini or brazilian and underarm wax to ensure you don’t have to worry about hair removal your entire holiday. Men can also go for a chest and back wax which not only looks good but allows sunscreens to be applied much easier and keeps the body cooler. Our beauty salon in Leeds offers a full range of waxing treatments to ensure you are beach ready!

Summer can be a harsh time on your lips so always make sure you are wearing a moisturising lip balm with an SPF to avoid any dryness or cracks. You can also use a toothbrush to lightly exfoliate them to really make them glow!

Lastly, at all costs AVOID bright red skin! It’s not only terrible looking but can seriously damage your skin! Burning is not big and clever and you can achieve a healthy tan without burning yourself to a crisp! Burning also causes your skin to peel which makes your tan fade extremely quickly! ALWAYS use a sunscreen when outside and moisturise every night to protect your skin and prolong your tan. You will find your tan lasts so much longer that way and its so much safer!!