24 May 2012

$25 Microdermabrasion Facial Deal on our Facebook page!

Microdermabrasion is cosmetic treatment meant to uplift aging skins by removing the dead cells of the skin. This harmless procedure is popular among all skin types and all ages. It takes 5- 16 sessions with a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon before the effects of microdermabrasion are clearly visible. Those who do not want to undergo invasive, time consuming and complicated skin treatment procedures such as deep chemical peels or laser treatment prefer microdermabrasion.

Non Invasive
Microdermabrasion works only at the outermost layer of skin. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, microdermabrasion process can be of two types. One in which treatment is given via a hand-held device that sends minute crystals over the skins that are afterwards sucked up and the second type uses a diamond tipped wand. Both types of microdermabrasion procedures specifically focus on the removal of dead skin cells on the outermost surface of the skin through gentle exfoliation. The procedure is simply at the surface; skin is neither wounded nor scraped below the epidermis.

Microdermabrasion is a procedure that leaves your skin fresh without pain. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, during the procedure, the maximum you might feel is a mild stinging, vibration or scratching sort of feeling. The procedure does not require any anesthesia. Side effects may appear in the form of pink or swollen skin, however, they are only temporary and wither off within no time. In order to protect your skin, dermatologist may advice you soothing moisturizer and an effective and suitable sun screen.

One of the great pluses of microdermabrasion is that it takes less than an hour to be completed thereby saving precious time. Microdermabrasion of face takes half an hour and treatment of neck is even less than that; just about 20 minutes. In order to achieve the best possible results, you may require several short sessions in a month, however Society of Plastic Surgeons believe that it varies from individual to individual and in some cases it may take two sessions in a month only.

Suitable for All Skin Types
According to University of Rochester Medical Center, microdermabrasion is ideal for cosmetic problems like aging skin, sun damage, discoloration of skin and appearance of fines lines due to the aging process. Microdermabrasion is also beneficial for oily skin and helps reduce minor acne scarring. According to the Mayo clinic, microdermabrasion may even be beneficial for blemished skin. A single treatment is sufficient for giving a healthy and young look to your skin especially for the special occasions you have marked for the year.

Safe and Effective
Microdermabrasion is much safer and better if done by a skilled dermatologist as compared to home microdermabrasion kits or even services given at spa and salons lacking professional medical oversight. Moreover, home microdermabrasion kits do not yield that good a result as compared to the treatment given by professional dermatologist, warns the Academy of Dermatology. Therefore, seeking the services of qualified medical professional is always a preferred option to avoid complications in the procedure and to benefit optimally from microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment getting popularity day by day. 


23 May 2012

Lash Extensions : Singles vs Clusters

Lash Extensions : Singles vs Clusters

Lash Extensions are very popular amongst brides, celebrities, and the average woman who might be “lash challenged”!  There are different techniques to apply the lash extensions.  For a more natural look, single extensions (applied one by one) to each lash can be custom-tailored to your needs.  You can choose the thickness, curl, lengths (by mm), colours and eye design.  Most people regardless of their hair colour usually opt for black.  The thickness you choose depends on how thick your natural lashes are.  Therefore if you have very fine lashes, then using the thinner extensions would be advised.  For most people with regular healthy lashes, the lash stylist will tend to mix the thicknesses to create a natural look/feel.

Single Lash Extensions take usually 1.5 to 2 hrs to apply, since you need to attach an extension to every single lash on your eyelid.  The client is reclined on a comfortable massage bed and enjoying a nice eye treatment at the same time. The eye patches (which provide the eye treatment) are used to separate the top and lower lashes. After the procedure is done, the client is given instructions on how to maintain the lash extensions.  For example, avoid using an oil-based eye makeup remover, etc.

Refills are usually done every 2-4 weeks if the client wants to have lash extensions indefinitely. The refill application usually takes 30mins to 1hr.  If a client gets them done for a one-time event (ie. wedding), they should last approximately 4-6 weeks depending how they take care of them…which should be long enough to last the wedding + honeymoon. Lash extensions are great for weddings because if the bride cries, the extensions are waterproof and will not fall off or smear.

Lash extensions are generally safe for most people. The extensions are applied 1mm away from your eyelid, never touching skin. Medical grade glue is used (same glue they use in place of sutures) that is safe for majority of people.  Cyanoacrylate is the main ingredient, therefore if a client has any allergies to this ingredient should avoid getting lash extensions done. Those that are sensitive can request for glue that is less strong, however the lash extensions might not last as long with a weaker glue.

So what is the difference with Lash Clusters?  Lash Clusters are applied in individual lash bunches. They are more dramatic looking and requires less time to apply – typically 40-45mins. You do not need to be reclined on a massage bed, you can simply sit comfortably in a chair for this procedure. Refills are not applicable, as this is more for a one-time special occasion ie. wedding, party, etc.  They last approximately 2-3 weeks long.  Mascara and curlers are not required as the clusters are dramatic enough without it. Clients can get a new set done once all the lash clusters have shed, but it’s not recommended for long-term use.

Eyes are the window to your soul. Longer fuller lashes does give the look of younger, brighter, bigger eyes.  However, it does require a monthly expense (if getting regular refills) and requires time to get them done. It is recommended clients get lash extensions done by professionals who have been properly trained.  For brides who are getting them done one-time only, they should set up their appointment approximately 3-5 days before their big day.  *flutter flutter*

7945 Vineyard Ave. Suite D3 
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Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730

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19 May 2012

Its that Season! Spray Tan Season!

May Special 
$25 Full Body Spray Tan!

How to Prepare for our Spray Tan:

* Exfoliate thoroughly with an oil free exfoliating scrub, nylon mitt or loofah at least 2 hours before your spray tan. 
(avoid Olay, Dove & bar soaps)

* For best results, do not apply any lotion or perfume, the day of your spray tan. Doing so can cause streaking, discoloration and an uneven, tan. Make up can be removed at our location before your tan. A pre-tan prep spray is also available to remove any oils and balance your PH, giving you a more even tan.

* For you tan, you can choose to wear a dark swimsuit, dark colored bra and panties or you can choose to go topless or wear your "birthday suit". It is up to you, your comfort level and whether or not you want "tan lines".

*men must wear bottoms.

* Bring loose, DARK clothing to your tanning session to wear after you tan. Loose sweats and a baggy t-shirt and flip flops are best.  Tight clothing can cause band marks and may rub off your tan.

Post Spray Tan Care:

* Avoid excessive sweating, showering or exercising withing 8 hours of your spray tan.

* Wait at least 8 hours to shower after your spray tan (unless using Rapid Tan). 12 hours is recommended for best results. The initial bronzer in the solution will wash away in the shower and a beautiful, golden tan will be underneath. Your spray tan will continue to develop for 24 hours.

* Avoid harsh body washes that can streak and fade your tan. (Olay, Dove, etc.) Avoid washes with oils and/or lotions in them. Do not exfoliate until you are ready for your next tan. 

* Moisturize twice a day to prolong you tan. Avoid lotions with mineral oil as they will fade your tan. Lotions are available for sale that contain a DHA tanning agent to prolong your Sunless Tan.

* Pat dry after showering, do not rub your spray tan. This will help to prolong your tan.

* Do not exfoliate until you are ready for your next tan. 

** Spray Tan friendly body washes, lotions and facial skin care are available through your spray tan technician.

Located inside STUDIO M in Upland, Ca
378 N. 2nd Ave.
Upland, Ca 91786

15 May 2012

Zombies were at the Riverside Prom.. Did you see them?

Hosted by RiversideProm.com, "Surviving the End is Just the Beginning", was on SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012.

"The year is 2012 and the end of days is upon us. Planet Earth has been ravaged by plagues, asteroids, global thermonuclear war, natural disasters, alien invasions, starvation, giant ants and dame dirty apes. Those who have survived are scattered, fighting to stay alive in an ever decaying world...but there is hope.

On May 12, all survivors - be it mutants, road warriors, robot overlords, four horsemen, survivalists, cults, flesh-eating zombies, Capricans, Morlocks and angels of death - are invited to the party to end all worlds..."

@ Back to the Grind in Riverside
• Immersive-themed environment • Live entertainment
• DJ dance sets • Prom photos
• One night. One place. One Apocalypse.
Promageddon is a themed-COSTUME party! So come dressed representing your chosen tribe - be it mutant, zombie, human or bringer of death. Surviving the End is Just the Beginning.

With that said, this gave me the opportunity to do, what I love most! MAKEUP! :) Below, is some of my work from this Saturday. My special effect makeup, these "Zombies" attended the Riverside Prom. Hope you enjoy! 

03 May 2012

Prom and Weddings... It's that time!

Proms and weddings are on its way... Love this season!!!