It’s important to prepare for your eyelash extension appointment to ensure that the process goes smoothly and that you end up with the beautiful, full lashes that you want. Here are a few things that you should do before your appointment:
Avoid using any oil-based products around your eyes, including makeup remover and moisturizer. Oil can break down the adhesive used to apply the lashes, causing them to fall out prematurely.
If you have sensitive eyes or allergies, let your lash technician know beforehand. They may recommend using a different adhesive or applying a patch test to ensure that you don’t have a reaction.
Arrive at your appointment with clean, dry lashes. If you wash your face before your appointment, make sure to pat your lashes dry before leaving the house.
Overall, the key to a successful eyelash extension appointment is preparation. By taking the time to follow these steps, you can ensure that your lashes turn out exactly how you want them.
If you’re planning to get a Brazilian wax, there are a few things you should do beforehand to make the experience as smooth and comfortable as possible.
First and foremost, it’s important to make sure your hair is the right length. Brazilian waxes work best when the hair is at least a quarter of an inch long (length of a grain of rice), but not longer than a half inch. This allows the wax to grip the hair properly and remove it effectively. If your hair is too long it can lead to discomfort. If your hair is too short, the wax may not be able to grab onto the hair properly, which means not a precise wax.
It’s also a good idea to exfoliate your skin before your waxing appointment. This will help to remove any dead skin cells and other debris that could potentially block the hair follicles and make it harder for the wax to remove the hair. You can exfoliate with a gentle scrub or exfoliating gloves. Just be sure to do it a day before your appointment to avoid irritating your skin.
Finally, make sure to avoid any activities that could irritate your skin before your waxing appointment. This includes things like using harsh soaps or skincare products, shaving, and applying lotions or creams to the area that will be waxed. All of these things can irritate your skin and make it more sensitive, which can increase your discomfort during the waxing process.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your Brazilian wax goes smoothly and that you’re happy with the results. So take the time to prepare properly, and you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of smooth, hair-free skin without any unnecessary discomfort.
CONSISTENT HOMECARE + PROFESSIONAL SKIN CARE = DRIVEN RESULTS
One of our very own Calm Spa and Salon stylists, Alyssa, has been so diligent in her home care the last few months. She has been experiencing redness in her cheek area. After our Master Estheticians consulted with her, they prescribed Jan Marini RosaLieve. She has been very diligent for two months, using it consistently. Look at these results! This is the only product she has been using.
Do you experience redness? Schedule a skin consultation with one of our Master Estheticians at Calm here in Pleasant Grove to see if RosaLieve would be good for you!
Today is all about curly hair love! Whether you have tight bouncy curls or loose waves, we’re going to talk about how to take care of those cute locks in 3 steps!
Cleansing: curly hair needs something that is gentle. Avoid anything that says deep cleansing or clarifying and try a product with a low PH. You’ll also want to use hydrating products, especially a hydrating conditioner. FUN TIP: Keep a wide tooth comb or wet brush in the shower to comb through after your rinse! It’s way easier on your fragile wet hair. Invest in a microfiber towel. Trust us, it will help keep the frizz down and is way more gentle on your hair. Gently blot the hair so it’s not dripping wet.
Treat: Once your hair is gently towel dried, then you can use your products. Our favorite way to start is with is a thermique from Kerastase! We suggest Keratase’s Crème De Jour Fondamentale Hair Cream. It’s a leave-in conditioner/heat protectant that will help moisturize and tame frizz. We also like to add an oil to the ends before we style. We suggest Kerastase’s Huile Sublime Repair Hair Oil. This oil nourishes the hair and scalp for coily and very curly hair.
Style: Next, we add styling products. Our go-to is Gelée Curl Contour Gel-Cream Kerastase. This product is a defining gel-cream that will define coily, curly and very curly hair.
It can take a long time to figure out curls but if you need a little help shoot us a message or come by and we would love to help get you started!
Here at Calm Spa and Salon we love offering NEW SERVICES whenever possible.
Our most recent new service being offered is, TEETH WHITENING
Below we answer some of the questions you may have about this service.
Is Laser Teeth Whitening safe?
Yes, it is SAFE and FDA approved! The LED light and the gel ingredients are safe for cosmetic teeth whitening. The gel is all plant based – so super natural! This process has been used for many years even in the dental industry. There is NO BLEACH in the gel!
How long does it take?
It takes up to two hours. We do 3 rounds for 20 minutes each. Depending on how your natural tooth reacts we can do a 4th round which is totally optional.
How many shades whiter will your teeth get?
It varies from person to person. The average whitening is 5-14 shades whiter. You will leave with your teeth the whitest they can naturally go. Everyone has a natural stopping point and everyone responds differently. 4 shades is average for a clients first session. Lifestyle and genetics are a big factor when its comes to teeth whitening.
How long will your teeth stay white?
It really depends on your lifestyle and the foods and drinks you consume daily! Maintaining is KEY! We love using Charcoal Powder to brush our teeth with 2x a week. You can now purchase the charcoal powder at Calm.
What if you have sensitive teeth?
Most clients experience little to no sensitivity during or after the sessions because our product is so natural. But it is important to stay hydrated that will help with feeling sensitive before and after your appointment.
Does it work on dental work?
Yes! It will whiten the tooth back to its original color and will not whiten beyond that.
What food should you avoid for the first 24-36 hours?
Coffee, tea, soda, kool-aid, red wine, tomato sauce, red meat, dark colored fruits and veggies. If it stains your white shirt, it will stain your teeth!
If scheduling teeth whitening at Calm Spa and Salon, we ask prior to your appointment to drink lots of water. It helps with sensitivity. You can not eat for 2 hours after, so keep that in mind. Don’t worry about brushing your teeth – it’s better not to.
Also, We recommend bringing headphones or a book since you’ll be sitting for a little bit! The first initial service cost is $150 and $99 for touch ups.
CHARCOAL has SO many benefits for the skin and has been around for ages! More recently, charcoal has made it’s way back around and has been the talk lately! From charcoal toothpaste to charcoal masques, it seems to be the BIG craze! As Master Estheticians at Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove, Utah, we have a few favorite charcoal products we use from Eminence Organic Skin Care.
Let’s talk about a few benefits charcoal has on the skin and why everyone is going crazy about it! When Charcoal and Kaolin clay are mixed together it detoxifies the skin, drawing out oil, dirt and bacteria that cause excess sebum making it incredible for congested, oily and combination skin types. When using charcoal based products, your pores will appear refined and minimized. The look of sebum on the skin is reduced. Skin surface appears clarified and less irritated. The skin will be hydrated and nourished. Skin looks soft and noticeably smoother.
One of our very favorite masques from Eminence Organics is the CHARCOAL T-ZONE PURIFIER MASQUE. We love it for it’s deep cleaning and pore refining benefits for combination and oily skin types. This is a great one for problem skin types. A few ingredients in this masque and ingredients we encourage all oily t zone skin types to use are: Buchu Leaf Extract: mattifies the skin. Kaolin Clay: draws out impurities without stripping the skin. Charcoal: draws out oil, dirt and bacteria.Willow Bark: anti-inflammatory. Tea Tree Oil: soothing anti-inflammatory. Salicylic Acid: evens complexion and smooths. Eucalyptus Oil: anti-fungal and antibacterial.
If you are wanting to reduce the appearance of large pores, oily t zone and breakouts we suggest scheduling a Targeted Facial at Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove, Utah and letting one of our Master Estheticians help you achieve your skin care goals and help with your at home skin care routine.
Have you ever had a Brazilian Wax?? Are you too shy to talk about it with friends and don’t know where to go? Don’t be! Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove is your go to spa for all waxing services including the Brazilian Wax. Calm’s Master Estheticians are skilled and knowledgeable. They will immediately make you feel at ease and comfortable. There are several Do’s and Do Not’s if you are a new to waxing services.
Do come clean.
Do exfoliate the morning of to help prevent breakouts and eliminate pain.
Do grow your hair 2 weeks prior to service.
Do exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week with a Calm sugar scrub to prevent ingrown hairs.
Do not tan 48 hours before or after waxing service.
Do not drink caffeine same day as waxing service.
Do not cancel if you start your period, just wear a tampon.
Do not hot tub or swim 24 hrs after waxing service.
Do not use any lotions or perfumes that are scented the same day of waxing service.
Brazilian waxing or any waxing in general doesn’t have to be a scary thing. As long as you go to a professional that is skilled, you will be surprised how easy it can be!
Calm Spa and Salon in Pleasant Grove Utah offers a variety of male and female hair removal services including facial and body waxing.
GIVING TO GHANA – FREE THE CHILDREN AND GIVE THEM HOPE!
The Calm Spa and Salon team has launched the organization “Calm Cares” taking the initiative to help others in need. As a team, we have created our first project “Giving to Ghana.”
We are united in a goal to “free the children and give them hope!” An effort to provide necessary funding to help these children recover from the devastating effects of what they have been put through; and we need your help.