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Lash & Brow Services
Lash & Brow Services Bellevue & Kirkland
The eyelashes and eyebrows have dominated beauty trends throughout the last decade. Thick brows and long eyelashes are a standard that most people seek out. While makeup can help people achieve these goals, semi-permanent options do exist. Northwest Face & Body now offers professional lash and brow services at their Kirkland location. With a medically focused environment and performed by master estheticians, Northwest Face & Body provides the best lash and brow services Bellevue and Kirkland have.
Understanding Lash & Brow Services
The main goal of most lash and brow services is to create a long lasting makeup look. This reduces makeup application time and keeps clients looking their best night and day. They no longer have to worry about smeared mascara or appearing sleepy when they are running late.
Lash and brow enhancements are becoming among the most popular esthetic treatments, especially among women. These non-invasive, non-painful treatments shave time off their morning routines and often they find them relaxing. Whether they want the subtle, natural results of a lash lift or the dramatic look of lash extensions, the master estheticians at Northwest Face & Body can help out clients and patients achieve their cosmetic goals.
Benefits & Risks
Like most esthetic procedures, lash and brow services do come with some benefits and risks. Your master esthetician will discuss these thoroughly with you before completing your service. It is important to fully understand the procedure, benefits, and risks before opting for it.
Some of the benefits you may enjoy include:
- Fuller, darker lashes
- Longer lashes
- Lashes with the ideal curl
- Eyebrows that always look done
- Shapely brows
- Natural results
- Save time when applying makeup
- Avoid irritation from eye makeup
- Customizable to anatomy and goals
- Results that last weeks
- Does not smear or stain like normal makeup
- Lower maintenance
- Look can be changed at refresh appointments
- Low risk
- Does not hurt
- No necessary downtime
As far as risks go, as stated earlier, there are few risks. Especially when you choose a specialized and experienced provider, there is little chance of any complication. Though, it is still important to understand the possible risks.
Some of the rare risks include:
- Allergic reaction
- Chemical burns
- Injury to the eyes or skin
- Damage to the natural eyelashes or brows
- Skin irritation
- Bruising or bleeding
A Medical Environment vs. Salon Environment
At Northwest Face & Body, our facility is a Medicare accredited plastic surgery practice and medical spa. Lash and brow services are often performed in a salon environment. While these places are often clean and completely safe for such treatments, our environment holds up to medical standards of sterility and safety.
In addition, there are medical professionals on-site and our master estheticians have undergone medical training. This allows us to perform esthetic services in an environment designed to provide the highest and safest level of care.
Types Of Lash & Brow Services At Northwest Face & Body
Northwest Face & Body offers basic lash and brow services to Bellevue, Kirkland, and surrounding areas. We plan to continue expanding our esthetic services to meet everyone’s personal needs and goals.
Our master estheticians offer waxing around the body, including the eyebrows. Along with a basic eyebrow wax, they will perform brow mapping to identify your natural and ideal brow shape. They will then wax the brows to fit this shape. If you have a specific shape in mind, our master estheticians can likely accommodate this.
Frequently performed with a brow wax, a brow tint subtly dyes the brows a darker shade. Normally only one to two shades darker than your normal hair color, this accentuates the shape and presence of the brows. This enhancement is similar to how brow makeup would create prominent brows.
Unlike makeup, this will not fade away throughout the day. A brow tint tends to last between four and eight weeks. The longevity depends on your body’s hair growth cycle, environmental factors, and quality of aftercare.
A lash lift with tint is comparable to perming and dyeing your hair. The lash lift portion involves lifting the lashes onto a silicone pad to curl them as a lash curl would. Instead of clamping down, your master esthetician will apply lifting lotion. This will keep the lashes in a curled position for about four to six weeks. Usually, a C or J-curl can be achieved with a lash lift.
A lash tint–like a brow tint–dyes the lashes a darker color. With a lash tint, the most common tint is black to mimic the look of mascara. In people who have lighter colored lashes, this can create a dramatic effect.
Eyelash extensions consist of gluing false lashes to your natural lashes. Unlike strip lashes which can be applied at home, lash extensions are applied one lash at a time. This allows you and your provider more control over the final results. Lash extensions can range from natural looking to dramatic. They can also make the shape of the eye look different.
At Northwest Face & Body, our master estheticians specialize in classic eyelash extensions which is one of the most natural looking options. However, depending on your starting lashes and goals, it is possible to achieve a more dramatic result. Sometimes this can be achieved by performing a lash lift and tint first.
Lash Extension Removal
Removing eyelash extensions–if doing so before they fall off naturally–is best performed by a professional. They can remove the lashes carefully and without damaging the natural lashes. Occasionally, people will come in with lashes much too heavy for their natural lashes to bear. This requires removal to preserve the natural lashes.
Our master estheticians can remove your lash extensions and apply new ones if desired. This includes whether we applied the lashes or not.
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattoo that enhances the shape and fullness of the eyebrows. Unlike a traditional tattoo, it is semi-permanent, lasting on average two to three years. Our microblading artists offer three forms of microblading at Northwest Face & Body: traditional microblading, powder brows, and combo brows.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Use Hard Or Soft Wax For The Eyebrows?
Waxing can utilize either hard or soft wax. Soft wax uses a strip or some other means to remove the wax. Hard wax hardens and can be pulled off by hand. At Northwest Face & Body, your master esthetician will choose the wax which best suits your needs for that appointment. They will take into account the amount of hair that needs to be removed, skin type, and the desired shape.
Both hard and soft wax is used for the eyebrows. Though, many are likely more familiar with a soft wax for the eyebrows because it is gentle, warm, and soothing. Your master esthetician will discuss the advantages of both and advise the right wax option for you.
Does Brow Tint Stain The Skin?
No, a brow tint does not stain the skin. A brow tint only stains the brow hairs. With that said, sometimes a brow tint may temporarily stain the skin. However, this is typically removed during the treatment or fades within a few days.
Henna brows is a similar procedure that does stain the skin beneath the brows. While we do not perform the procedure at Northwest Face & Body, it is an option for those interested in brow tinting.
How Old Do You Have To Be To Get A Lash Lift?
Our office only provides lash and brow services to those 18 or over. While we do occasionally see patients under 18, this is on a case-by-case basis. It depends on the procedure, the age of the patient, and several other factors.
Does A Lash Tint Work For Dark Lashes?
Yes, while a lash lift is most dramatic on people with lighter colored lashes, it can also provide results for those with dark lashes. The only exception is potentially on those with pure black lashes. However, a lash tint can help enhance and bring out the vibrancy of the pigment.
Our master estheticians have a variety of tint shades based on natural hair color. During your appointment, they will help you pick out the tint best suited for you.
Is It Safe To Remove Eyelash Extensions At Home?
Unless your extensions naturally fall off, it is not advisable to remove your eyelash extensions. If you want to remove your eyelash extensions, schedule an appointment with a master esthetician or certified lash technician. They can safely remove them.
Removing them yourself comes with a higher risk of damaging or pulling out your natural lashes. Even if you remove them with tweezers in a mirror, the visibility you have is still limited compared to your provider. A master esthetician also knows the proper techniques and has tools specifically designed for removing lash extensions.
What Are The Prices For The Lash & Brow Services At Northwest Face & Body?
Get Beautiful Brows & Luscious Lashes In Bellevue And Kirkland
Northwest Face & Body is a luxury plastic surgery practice and medical spa that has served the Eastside for over thirty years. Offering the highest end cosmetic injections such as dermal fillers and surgery like breast augmentations, Northwest Face & Body has expanded its services to lash and brow enhancement. Getting beautiful brows and lashes has never been easier than with the best lash and brow services at Northwest Face & Body.