What’s the difference between IPL and laser hair removal?
Both IPL and laser produce energy in order to disrupt the hair growth cycle of each hair follicle to reduce the hair growth without damaging the surrounding tissue. Choosing IPL, each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat several hairs at the same time whereas the Laser produces a single wavelength of light which has a very concentrated beam and specific target (the melanin in the hair follicle)
What’s the difference between sns & acrylic nail enhancements?
SNS is a much safer but completely different technology than acrylic enhancements. SNS is a dipping system with no liquid, no acetone and little to none odour. Acrylic on the other hand is much more hard wearing and are targeted for the client base who enjoy longer nails and stronger wearing.
How long does a spray tan last?
5-7 days depending on what products you use to keep your skin hydrated. For example, we use Tuscan tan here at Allure Salon and Spa and in this range we also have a tan extender to help reduce the risk of your skin turning dry and flaky. It also helps with the fade of the tan, keeping it an even fade rather than that blotchy unwanted pigment on our skin in between tans.
Why did we chose Youngblood makeup?
Youngblood stood out to us because of their true ‘mineral’ meaning. While the storyline of Pauline Youngblood whom at the time in 1996 was not satisfied with the makeup options available for sensitive and traumatized skin teamed up with expert chemists to develop formulas that provide coverage but without restricting the skins ability to heal. That to us, was enough. Youngblood Is Non-comedogenic and non-acenegenic, free of talc and fragrance which is commonly found in other brands.
What are the benefits from getting microdermabrasion facial?
Microdermabrasion can be used to give your skin a healthy glow removing any dead skin or dull cells on the surface of the skin, also helping removing any clogged pours resulting in blackheads or acne.
What are the benefits of LED light therapy?
LED light therapy works at a cellular level especially great to fight active acne and rosacea. The deep penetrating LED light target deep into cells heightening their internal functions and creates faster healing so your skin always looks rejuvenated.
Why is it important to consider changing over to Youngblood mineral makeup?
When wearing makeup for 12+ hours a day, and knowing how many alcohol and fragrance ingredients are in other makeup lines, it’s very important to let your skin breathe and with mineral makeup, your skin can be left glowing and breathable.
What is a carbon facial?
A carbon facial also known as the charcoal facial is a non-invasive laser facial treatment that leaves your skin feeling tighter, smoother and soft.
Does waxing really reduce hair growth?
Waxing should make your hair regrow finer and lighter depending on one’s wax schedule and hair growth. In time, waxing leaves the hair follicle weakened but won’t stop hair growth forever.
What is paraffin wax and what are its benefits adding it into fortnightly manicure/pedicure services?
Paraffin wax is a heated wax which is moulded to your hand or foot, this is great for circulation and blood flow. Having this available to you at Allure Salon and Spa, we like to make sure you get as much as you can as our valued clients out of your fortnightly pedicure or manicure.
RF Skin Tightening FAQ
Radio Frequency, also referred to as RF, is a fantastic treatment for tightening loose or sagging skin on any area of the body to produce firmer, more youthful looking skin.
How does RF work?
RF works by generating heat and applying it to the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin. The heat causes tissue retraction, resulting in instantly tighter and firmer skin. It also works to stimulate collagen production which over time produces a more youthful looking appearance.
Which areas of the body can RF treat?
RF can effectively treat the entire body depending on your skin concern.
Tightens and lifts loose or sagging skin around the jowls, neck, chin, tummy, buttocks, thighs, arms and legs
Tightens, smoothes and improves facial skin tone to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces and smoothes the appearance of cellulite and uneven skin tone
Firms ageing skin, including décolleté, to produce a more youthful appearance
What does the treatment feel like?
RF is a painless treatment and most clients will experience zero discomfort. Some find the warm sensation relaxing.
Can I get on with my day after treatment?
You sure can! Some clients may experience redness immediately post treatment, but this typically subsides not long after treatment. As there is no downtime, you can get on with your day as usual.
How many treatments will I need?
This will all depend on your individual situation, and we will carefully assess this for you during your consultation. Some clients may only need 4 treatments, while other may require 6 or 8 to achieve brilliant results.
When will I start seeing results?
When it comes to the tightening and lifting effect of RF, it can produce instant results. You will notice immediate improvements to your skin tone that will just get better with each session. The collagen remodeling aspect of RF takes a little more time and you will reach full benefits of the collagen stimulation around 3 months after treatment.
Special care following your treatment...
It is a good idea to avoid excess sun exposure and always apply sunscreen if going out into the sun post treatment. Caring for your skin will ensure the beautiful results of your RF treatments stay with you for a long time to come.
How often should I wash my hair?
It is bet to wash your hair every 2nd to 3rd day so you can let the natural oils come through.
How often should I get a haircut?
Regular haircuts keep your hair healthy. It can range for different hair types and lengths. Shorter hairstyles may need to be trimmed every 4-5 weeks as they can grow out of shape, but the average is every 6-10 weeks.
Why is it important to alternate between half head of foils and a full head?
The less colour in your hair the better. Alternating gives the hair a break from colour underneath.
Why is a thermal protector a must have in styling products?
A thermal protector styling product is a must have for everyone. With coloured hair to natural it protects the hair from heat damage from hair dryers, straightening irons and curling wands.
What makes a hair salon product better then a supermarket product?
Supermarket shampoos are generally detergent based products which strips the colour out of your hair and leaving it dry. Salon only products are more concentrated, their ingredients are more refined and will give your hair the proper nutrients.
Why did we choose Keune and muk?
We chose Keune as they are a salon exclusive product and have hi quality products, with conditioning colours to give extra shine after a colour service. Muk was chosen as it is a well known name to a wide range of clients. Still with the quality and wide range to choose from.
What is a toner?
A toner is mainly used on blonde clients to reduce any unwanted yellow/brassy tones on the hair.
Should I wash my hair before my appointment?
If you are coming for a colour service it is best if the hair is a little dirty as colour can take better and can be easier to foil. If you are in for a trim only it is optional if you wanted your hair washed as some clients prefer not to.
When washing our hair should we shampoo twice?
Yes. The first shampoo gets rid of any product build up, dirt and pollution. The second shampoo gives your hair and scalp a proper cleanse.
Should I apply conditioner to my roots?
No. Your scalp naturally produces enough oils to give your hair a conditioning effect. Conditioner should be applied from your mid lengths through to your ends.
SHR (Super Hair Reduction) FAQ
How is SHR IPL hair reduction different?
SHR technology is a breakthrough innovation in IPL treatments. The difference between IPL SHR and other IPL machines is that SHR scans the treatment area with up to 10 flashes per second. This gradually heats the targeted area for painless hair reduction, instead of high intensity shots that can cause discomfort, experienced with traditional IPL.
Is IPL SHR hair reduction suitable for me?
Treatments are suitable for a wide range of skin types and hair colours. Your clinician will discuss your expected results during your consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on your individual hair type. Most clients require 8-10 sessions to achieve optimum results though hair will reduce and become finer with each treatment. For some, maintenance treatments may be required to achieve a lifetime of smooth skin. This will depend on a range of factors, which your clinician will discuss during consultation.
How long do I have to wait between treatments?
Treatments must be conducted at regular intervals. These vary depending on the area being treated. As an example, the face may be treated at 2-4-week intervals, while the chest, back and legs may be treated every 8 weeks.
What can I expect after my SHR IPL sessions?
Facial hair will take 7-10 days to fall out while body hair may take 2-3 weeks. Individual results will depend on your skin type, hair coarseness and natural growth cycle. Your clinician will be able to provide more information on what you can expect based on your individual situation during your consultation.