How often should I be scheduling a Deep Conditioning Treatment?
Depending on your hair type we recommend every 4-6 weeks. We offer Olaplex as our choice treatment. As Cosmo says “Ask for it (nay, DEMAND it) as an ‘add-on’ service the next time you visit the salon for a cut, color or even a blow-dry.” We offer it as an in salon conditioning treatment and as an additive into your color service. Trust us…it’s worth it!
How often should I get my hair cut while I’m trying to grow it out?
We know how grueling it can be to begin the process of growing out your hair. It seems like getting regular haircuts is just being counterproductive, right? Wrong. Our hair is like a satin ribbon. That’s why even when you are growing out your beautiful locks you should come in every eight weeks for a light trim. This stops your split ends from spreading up your hair shaft and keeps your hair looking and feeling healthy.
How long should I wait to wash my hair after having it colored?
It can take up to 3 days for the cuticle of your hair to fully close after having it colored. For the best results in keeping your color fresh longer we suggest waiting 48-72 hours after having your hair chemically serviced. Booking an Olaplex or Gloss Treatment in between appointments can help keep your color fresh longer!
How often should I be washing my hair?
We should be washing our hair a maximum of every other day. Our scalp produces oils that we need to maintain a healthy scalp. Remember: a dry scalp produces more oil! If you wash your hair too much your scalp goes into overdrive trying to produce what you’ve stripped away. Make sure to drink plenty of water to moisturize from the inside and dry shampoo is always a girl’s best friend.
Can I still wear mascara?
Having eyelash extensions will reduce your need to wear mascara. We recommend not applying to increase the longevity of your investment in lashes.
Will lash extensions make my own eyelashes fall out?
Your natural eyelashes will typically shed (with or without extensions) every 30 to 90 days. If applied correctly, eyelash extensions should not affect this normal shedding process.
Can I get extensions if I have little or no eyelashes?
Eyelash extensions need to be attached to your existing eyelashes. If you do not have eyelashes, you will not be able to get eyelash extensions. If you have sparse eyelashes, lash extensions can give you a fuller look, but must be applied carefully by a fully trained technician.
What is the difference between false eyelashes and lash extensions?
False eyelashes are a full set of eyelashes that are attached to the end of your eyelid as one unit. Eyelash extensions are individual lashes and are attached to your eyelashes, not your eyelid.
Are there problems when the lash extensions grow out?
Eyelash extensions need to “refilled” every two to five weeks. This process allows your esthetician to remove loose lashes or extensions that have grown out and replace them with new extensions as needed. As long as your esthetician is properly trained in applying eyelash extensions, there should be no issues during this process.
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are single, synthetic lashes that are individually attached to your existing eyelashes to create full, lush lashes. At Clean Slate, we use only the finest eyelash extensions and medical grade adhesive products that add length and fullness to your existing lashes.
Is professional makeup application necessary?
Many people will go their entire life without having a professional makeup application. However, professional makeup is often used for weddings and other special events. In fact, bridal makeup packages are very popular. If you are interested in booking us for a special event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a customized package.
Why do some cosmetics have SPF?
The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin. While your other body parts may be covered by clothing when you are outside, your face typically remains exposed to UV rays. Over the years, UV exposure can cause skin cancer and premature aging of your skin. By using cosmetics with SPF (sun protection factor or sunscreen) added, you can protect your face from this skin damage.
Isn’t all makeup the same?
No, cosmetics can vary greatly. Low-priced makeup may contain chemicals that are not beneficial to your skin. However, it is important to note that a higher price tag does not necessarily indicate a higher-quality product.
Look for makeup that is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (does not clog pores). Some cosmetics, like the Osmosis Colour® line used at San Diego’s Clean Slate, includes anti-aging antioxidants.
Ask your esthetician for recommendations for makeup that will work best with your skin type.
How can I use makeup to cover my facial flaws?
Too many women use makeup to cover what they perceive as flaws in their face. However, properly applied cosmetics should accentuate your features. Burying your “flaws” just hides your true beauty. Reveal your beauty with correct makeup application. If you are unsure of the best way to accentuate the positive, consider scheduling a professional makeup lesson at Clean Slate in San Diego’s North Park.
Do you remove calluses?
Calluses are earned. If you find that you have excessive callus build up its most likely due to walking around in flip flops or minimal shoes. We significantly smooth calluses but we never cut them off. Not only is it illegal in the state of California but it causes the calluses to grow back quicker and harder.
Is it normal for a manicure to hurt?
Absolutely NOT ! Everyone has a different sensitivity but a good manicure should not be painful. Cuticles should be gently pushed back freeing any dead tissue from the nail plate and removed without cutting the eponychium. (The eponychium is the thick layer that is commonly mistaken for the cuticle but is an important part of the nail anatomy which protects the area between the skin the nail from bacterial infection.)
I wear polish on my nails all the time why are they stained yellow and look so dry?
Traditional nail polishes, such as OPI and Essie have the ingredient nitrocellulose which can leave a yellowish stain on the nail. At Clean Slate we use Dazzle Dry a 100% Vegan 6 Free polish that does not include any of yellowing or drying chemicals.
What is Dazzle dry and why don’t you use traditional nail polish?
Dazzle Dry is a 100% Vegan nail lacquer system that is 6 free, rock hard dry in 5 mins and nourishes your nail while you wear it. We strongly believe that what you put on your body is as important as what you put in it. Dazzle Dry is the healthiest manicure system on the market today.
Do you provide acrylic or gel enhancement services?
No we do not currently preform these services. We like our focus to be on natural nail service.
What is the difference between Shellac and Gel polish?
Shellac is chemically nail polish not gel. There is no requirement to “rough” up the natural nail prior to application, which leaves the natural nail in a much healthier state once removed. When applied and maintained by a professional your nails should remain healthy and damage free.
Why do I need to make an appointment just for my nails?
We pride ourselves on our skills and professionalism. Most of our services take at least 1 hour. We value your time and ours and strive to give you our sole attention during your appointment with us. Building relationships with our clients is as important to us and ensure you leave having experienced a great service.
How often should I get a facial?
Because your skin cells typically recycle about every 28 days, it is recommended that you get a facial once a month. A monthly facial will provide you with a deep cleansing of your pores and a skin toning. The only time this can vary is if you are doing a series, which in this case you would go in more often for a short period of time before you move to a maintenance schedule.
Why should I go to a professional?
When seeking out a pro to address your skin, you get more specialized care for your situation. Following a protocol set forth by your esthetician can help rejuvenate tired-looking skin. When you get a facial from an esthetician, she can examine your skin for issues and help you design an at-home skin care regimen that will keep your skin looking refreshed and healthy longer. Also, whether you opt for regular facials or facial treatments, both can result in clearer and healthier skin.
What is the difference between a facial and a treatment?
Usually a facial will be a European style facial. It will include cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, massage of face, neck and shoulders and moisturizing. In a treatment, we are typically attacking a certain issue(s) so while we do most of the steps in a facial, it usually does not include extensive massage.
How can I tell if I have healthy skin?
If your skin is healthy, your face will have:
- Even color: Blotchiness, spots, and dark circles can be signs of unhealthy skin.
- Smooth Texture: Acne, pimples, and bumps may indicate unhealthy skin.
- Hydration: Dry, flaky skin can signal a problem.
- Normal sensations: Itchy or burning skin is not a good sign.
Recent changes in skin’s characteristics can also indicate that you have unhealthy skin.
What makes Depilar System™ treatments better than laser hair removal?
Both Depilar System™ treatments and laser hair removal can result in permanent hair removal. Also, both treatments require multiple applications over a period of time to permanently remove hair.
Unlike laser hair removal treatments, Depilar System™ treatments do not have the risk of burning your skin since no laser is involved. These treatments are also less expensive than laser treatments.
Instead, Depilar System™ treatments use a lotion that is smoothed into your skin following a waxing treatment. This allows the treatment to target the hair follicles, not your skin.
For more information on the treatments, visit the Depilar System™ website.
Is there any way to reduce ingrown hairs after waxing?
Yes. Clean Slate offers private-label products to help prevent ingrown hairs. Two of the products, which are offered in a kit, help release the hair from under your skin and then gently exfoliate your skin, leaving a smooth surface with no bumps. The third product can help if you have more sensitive skin that needs a little “toughening” before and after your waxing. All of the products are paraben free, toxic free, and organic.
Will I break out after waxing?
The most common areas of breakouts are the chest, back, and face upon starting a new hair removal journey. While it does not happen to everyone, it can happen. These areas usually have fewer breakouts over time as the skin adjusts to the new hair removal method. Clean Slate Skin.Hair.Nails does have products to help elevate this condition and will help take you to the next level.
What is a Brazilian wax?
Often referred to as a full bikini wax, a Brazilian wax is the removal of most or all of your pubic hair. This includes the sensitive areas surrounding the labia for women and scrotum for men. (Yes, there are male Brazilian waxing treatments.)
In some cases a strip of hair, referred to as a “landing strip,” may be left after a Brazilian wax.
Is there anything I should avoid after waxing?
Yes. In order to reduce the chance of irritation, redness, or breakouts, after your waxing treatment you should avoid:
- Heavy exercising for at least 24 hours
- Sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 24 hours
- Taking a hot shower or using a hot tub for four hours
- Wearing tight clothing in waxed area
- Using exfoliating products on waxed area
How long does your hair have to be for waxing?
Many people insist that your hair needs to be one-fourth of an inch long for waxing. However, at Clean Slate, we can easily remove hair as short as one-eighth of an inch.
Is there such a thing as painless waxing?
Painless waxing? No, you aren’t going to get a pain-free waxing (unless you have a high pain threshold). However, there are several ways that you can minimize your discomfort and experience a nearly painless waxing.
One important factor to get a virtually painless waxing is to find a licensed esthetician who is known for her gentle waxing technique. Other ways to reduce pain from waxing, include:
- Use hard wax at low temperatures.
- Take ibuprofen or other over-the-counter pain reliever prior to waxing appointment.
- Avoid a bikini or Brazilian wax until after your period when your pain threshold is higher.
- Do not get a lip wax when you have a cold or are just recovering from a cold. (A cold can cause the skin below your nose to become more sensitive.)
- Relax and remember to breathe during your treatment. (Tensing up will keep you focused on the potential pain.)
Does waxing make your hair grow back thicker?
It is a myth that waxing creates thicker hair re-growth. You were born with a certain number of hair follicles, and waxing doesn’t increase this.
In some cases, regular, properly done waxing can actually cause your hair to grow back finer.
Is waxing better than shaving?
This depends on several factors, including:
- How quickly your hair grows
- The coarseness of your hair
- Your skin’s sensitivity level
- The frequency you get ingrown hairs from shaving
If you have thicker or fast-growing hair on your legs or other areas that you have unwanted hair, waxing can be a better option than shaving. Since waxing pulls your hair out by the root, your hair could take up to two weeks to grow back. This can save you considerable time and effort if you have to shave daily or even every other day. If you have finer, less noticeable hair, you may not shave as often, so either method would probably be fine for you.
Because waxing has the potential to cause irritation or discomfort (especially if you use an at-home waxing kit), waxing is not always recommended for people with sensitive skin. However, at Clean Slate, the combination of our low-temperature wax and waxing technique typically reduce little to no irritation and pain, even for sensitive skin.