Yes seasonal shedding is a real thing, particularly in Colorado as we go through significant changes in weather. Don’t be alarmed as this is a temporary thing! Our lash clients might notice a big difference in extension loss during this period however, is should discontinue after your six week shedding period. Sadly, if this is happening to you it may be a good idea to come in ever two weeks instead of four. Fortunately you are still covered under our four week guarantee, and don’t forget we do offer 12 day touch ups for only $25. AB is here for you and be can handle anything together! ❤️
Here at American Beauty Esthetics, we are excited to not only continue expanding our services for our wonderful clients, but also go above and beyond creating the ultimate pampering experience. Starting in February, we will be adding nail services to our menu. This will include the very popular and natural-looking Dip Powder Nail manicure!
You may have heard of Dip Nails all over social media lately, but you might be wondering what exactly are they? Dip Nails are created by dusting the dipping powder on your real nails or extensions in a pigmented color and simply applying a base coat and sealant to protect your new mani. This type of manicure can last up to three to four weeks without chipping, unlike regular nail polish that tends to chip within a couple days! Dip Nails also don’t require UV light to cure like gel nails, which will save you from potentially harmful UV exposure. The result of a Dip Nail manicure will be beautiful nails with durability to boot. Keep an eye out for available appointments starting next month!
We all know that its all natural and very safe but how does it actually work?
Henna is a small tree, and its leaves contain a dye which stains your skin - similar to turmeric or beets. However with henna, the dye molecule (lawsone) binds to the keratin in your skin (and hair!), which makes it a permanent stain! Henna penetrates only the top few layers of skin, so as your skin exfoliates away, so does the henna stain. This is what makes it temporary compared with a permanent ink tattoo. Ink tattoos use a needle to penetrate deeply enough that they will not exfoliate away.
The stain will gradually darken over the course of about 48 hours. This happens because of oxidization. Air oxidizes the henna stain much like it does an apple.
Henna is the dried, powdered leaf of the henna plant. It's mixed with a liquid, sugar and essential oils to get the proper consistency for brow staining.
Henna is completely natural!
If you find that your brows are thin in spots henna is the perfect solution for you. Not only does henna dye the hair follicles but it will also stain your skin, giving you brows that appear thicker and look darker.
Because of the fact that henna also tints your skin this means that your brows will look fabulous for longer, and you won't need to come in as often for fills.
Henna is also completely safe for use on your lashes, so ask us about henna tints for lashes next time you come in!
Skincare you buy from the drug stores & department store or your neighborhood beauty rep (even some of the pricier ones) are not monitored at the same FDA and dermatology standards. First, medical grade skin care is required to be tested by the FDA for 10 years and 99% pure, cosmetic grade is not required to be FDA tested and is only held at 70% purity. Second, the active ingredients in medical grade skin care is always higher in percentage, quality and efficacy claims than that of cosmetic grade skin care. For this reason, medical grade skin care is only available through professionals.
As a result, cosmetic grade products typically don’t deliver the desired effect in a timely manner, if at all. Bottom line – They’re often a waste of money. To sum it up, the cosmetics products aren’t regulated the same way that medical products are, so it’s up to the manufacturer to make sure products are safe and consistent.