Policies

POLICIES

View all before + aftercare instructions for Holly Hudson Beauty services.

 

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

MICROBLADING/BROWS


Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine. *Do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores. *You MUST be off Retin-A or Retinols for 7 days prior to your appointment and avoid using on or around the area for 30 days after. If used before 30 days, it can cause the pigments to fade prematurely. If you resume the Retin-A or Retinols after the 30 days, please know that the continued use will fade your permanent makeup prematurely. *IF YOU USE BOTOX, IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED EITHER 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE. *You have to be off Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions! *If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer (eyebrows can look solid) in appearance and may require additional procedures. *Dark Skin types please note that your permanent makeup will not appear as bold as lighter skin types. (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.) *Avoid alcohol or caffeine prior to the procedure, this will minimize any oozing or swelling after the procedure. *Getting a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive at the procedure site. *If there are any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles or other skin imperfections in or around the area of the procedure, we WILL NOT be able to do the procedure until the blemish or area of concern is gone or the mole is removed and healed. *PERMANENT MAKEUP WILL NOT BE PERFORMED IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING!!!!




EYELINER


Absolutely NO sun, sweating, or tanning prior to the
procedure and up to 1 week after the procedure. Avoid tanning or sun exposure
on your face prior to your procedure. The tan will exfoliate after a few days taking
color with it as it fades.
Do not work-out the day of the procedure as the body heat
expands the pores. It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first week
after the procedure. Sweat is salty and can prematurely fade the treated area.
You MUST take a Benadryl 60 mins before your eyeliner procedure. This will reduce any swelling and allow the colour to set into your skin.
NO EYELASH EXTENSIONS OR FAKE LASHES before
your procedure.
DO NOT Have ANY facial treatments prior to your
appointment for one month this includes : BOTOX, LASER,
FILLERS, CHEMICAL PEELS, (COSMETIC SURGERIES ETC for 6
weeks prior to your appointment with us). This may result in
unnecessary complications for both procedures. Avoid alcohol or caffeine prior to the procedure, this will minimize any oozing or swelling after the procedure. Getting a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make the treated area hyper-sensitive. You have to be off Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!
If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer and may require additional procedures. Dark Skin types please note that your permanent makeup will not
appear as bold as lighter skin types. (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.)
Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless
medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine. If you have had any eye surgery, ex: Lasik, Cornea, Upper or Lower
Blepharoplasty, lens repair, etc. you will need to wait at least 6 months before
permanent makeup on your eyes and a Doctor’s note may be requested. If you
have tear duct plugs, I cannot do the liner procedure. NO EXCEPTIONS: if using an eyelash growth serum, you must
discontinue use 2 weeks prior to the procedure and cannot use for 2 weeks after
the procedure. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM HOLLY OF ANY EYE
SURGERIES YOU HAVE HAD OR EYE CONDITIONS YOU CURRENTLY HAVE
AS THIS WILL DETERMINE IF YOU ARE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LINER.
If you have hyper-sensitive eyes, watery eyes, tear duct plugs or
severe allergies, refractive eye surgery etc., this may not be the procedure for you.
Our eyes produce saline-salt water and this will cause the area treated to fade or
not take at all. Do not wear contact lenses to your appointment, bring your glasses. Come with your eyeliner on if you like to show me how you want it otherwise come with no eye makeup on. No mascara.




HENNA BROWS


To ensure you get the darkest, longest-lasting stain possible:
• Exfoliate up until 1-2 days before your henna. Henna works by dyeing the top
few layers of your skin, and it seems to stain best when there is just a couple
of days of skin buildup.
• Depending on where you plan to have your design applied, it may be helpful to
remove any hair on the area before your appointment. This helps the henna
paste to achieve full contact with your skin and ensure an even stain.
• If you are having your palms or feet done, you may need to plan for someone
else to be your driver for the day.
• On the day of your appointment, keep your skin clean and oil/lotion-free. Oils
and lotions will interfere with the henna stain.
• Schedule spray tans for after your henna is applied (ideally, at least 24 hours
later).




LIPS


Imagine never having to put on lipstick or worrying about smudges or asymmetrical lips!
Our semi-permanent lip blush tattoo is a semi-transparent
technique of tattooing.
The healed result resembles a tinted lipstick or lip gloss. Technique lasts 1-3 years on average Precautions for Lips- VERY IMPORTANT If you have ever had a cold sore you need to get your doctor to prescribe you an
antiviral like Valtrex. (Because tattooing causes trauma to the lip you will most likely get a really bad outbreak if you have the virus anywhere in your body.) This reaction can be quite severe if the proper precautions are not taken! I would not risk
not getting a prescription if you even suspect you have ever had a cold sore in the past. You just need to take it the day of the procedure and for 3 days after... keeping in mind you will come back one more time for a touch-up in 8 weeks and will be
required to take it the medicine when more time. If you have NOT had a cold sore outbreak please take L-Lysine leading up to your appointment ( it is an amino acid that helps boost immunity and Aide in healing) of course always consult a healthcare professional prior to taking any medicine) this product is available at many health, supplement stores, roots and London Drugs APPOINTMENT PREP: Get a prescription for Valtrex or start taking L-Lysine (if required) 10days- 2 week prior to apt, continue to take a few weeks after as well. Lightly exfoliate lips a few days before service with a light sugar scrub If you have a certain colour in mind please bring photos or your own lipstick we can use as a guide when choosing a colour Contraindications for Lip Tattoo:
We do not recommend carrying out the procedure in the presence of skin diseases i.e: active herpes outbreak, as well as people suffering from a tendency to form keloids, bleeding disorders, uncontrolled diabetes. You are not a good candidate for service if you have naturally dark pigmented lips ( brown in colour as a whole or blotches of brown) tendency for hyper & hypo pigmentation. Not Pregnant or Breast Feeding




LASH LIFT


If you have very short lashes, using an eyelash growth serum (Eyenvy Sold in Store) 2 weeks prior to the procedure can enhance the results. NO EYELASH EXTENSIONS OR FAKE LASHES before your procedure If you have had any eye surgery, ex: Lasik, Cornea, Upper or Lower Blepharoplasty, lens repair, etc. you will need to wait at least 6 months before permanent If you have hyper-sensitive eyes, watery eyes, tear duct plugs or
severe allergies, refractive eye surgery etc., this may not be the procedure for you. Do not wear contact lenses to your appointment, bring your glasses. Come with NO makeup on your eyes (NO eyeliner, mascara, foundation, or shadow on your eyes)




MICRONEEDLING


Prior to the Microneedling session, please observe the following:
•No Retin-A products or applications 24 hours prior to your treatment.
•No auto-immune therapies or products 24 hours prior to your treatment.
•No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. A
Microneedling treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.
•On the day of the treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup. •If
you are taking a blood thinner, aspirin or any other medication that you have the
propensity to bleed easily while on, please tell your technician. If you are under a
physician’s care and need to discontinue your medication for a few days, always ask your
physician prior to each SkinPen Microneedling appointment.
•If you are planning to receive Botox, make sure that you give yourself at least 2 weeks
post Botox injections before receiving your Microneedling procedure.
•If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult your
practitioner.
Wait 6 months following oral isotretinoin use.




BROW LAMINATION


Please wait at least 14 days after any procedure Microblading before booking Lamination Brows. No water on the brow area for 24 hours after your procedure, so please plan accordingly. Come with NO makeup on the brows.





AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

MICROBLADING/BROWS


The area treated may show redness and swelling and the colour may look darker
and more intense than desired – this is very normal. Additional treatments cannot
be undertaken until the area has completely healed and that time frame is at the
discretion of the technician. A 4 to 6 week healing time is required before any
further work can be done.

In order to let your brows heal well avoid water on the brow area, makeup on the
brow area, the gym, a sauna or swimming pool for 7 days. Once the area has
completely healed (approximately one week) you may consider wearing sunblock on the treated area to reduce colour fading due to the sun although we
recommend avoiding sun exposure for 2 full weeks after your services. Once
completely healed you should wear sunblock on your brows (applied during your
skin care routine) to protect your results from prematurely fading.
Strong chemicals, Glycolic Acids or peels of any kind may cause lightening of the
pigments. Always call and check with your technician if in any doubt prior to usage
of these skin products or procedures. DO NOT PICK OR PULL at the treated area
as it will result in pigment loss or scarring. We can tell when the area has been
picked or scratched at.
YOU WILL GO THROUGH 3 HEALING PHASES: 1-HEAL, 2-
PEEL, 3-FADE
You may notice whiteness or blanching around the area – this is quite normal and
will subside with in 12 hours and is due to the Lidocaine.
If you have any lymphatic fluid (plasma) or blood weeping from the area you may
gently clean the area with saline, cool pre-boiled water and gauze blotting gently
dry to remove any moisture.
With clean hands and a cotton swab you may apply a fine layer of after care balm
to the treated area.
Repeat this treatment up to 3 times daily if the area feels tight.
Some clients report seeing the ink fade almost completely then reappearing. This
is not uncommon and sometimes part of the healing phase.
After the fine scabbing has sloughed away you will see a different hue to the
colour implanted.
IMPORTANT FACTS:
*Giving Blood – The Red Cross has suggested that you do not give blood for 6
months following your procedure.
*MRI Scans – This procedure shows up as and artifact on these scans. Some
clients may experience a tingling sensation. Please notify your radiologist.
*Injectables – Dermal fillers and Botox can alter the shape of the eyebrows. The
client should be advised that injectables should be carried out after a
microblading procedure and not prior to.
*Laser/Pulsed Light – Laser or pulsed light hair removal or skin rejuvenation can
cause color change. It is important to advise the technician that you have had the
Microblading procedure as this cannot be rectified with another Microblading
procedure. This is a TATTOO and a WOUND. The end outcome depends on how well
you care for it. It is essential to follow these post care instructions. The
slightest hindrance can compromise the outcome of your tattoo. Day 1 (Day of Treatment): Blot Brows all day today to remove any Lymphatic fluid buildup. (oily and dry skin) Day 2-10 - Oily skin: Dry healing. Rinse brows only 1-2 times a day. Apply cream very sparingly only as needed or if itchy. Day 2 - 10 - Dry and Normal Skin: Rinse 3 to 5x a day gently rinse with warm
water and then dry with cotton pad. Then apply the cream if dry or itchy.
*Use a Q tip when applying the cream in the size of a grain of rice on each brow
and be very gentle. Make sure your hands are clean before touching treated area*
CeraVe or Aquaphor lotion are the only options for aftercare cream/lotion. The Following MUST be avoided 12 full days’ post Microblading/Combo Brows: *Increased Sweating
*Sports and Swimming
*Hot Sauna, Bath or Jacuzzi
*Sun light or Sun Tanning beds *Any laser or chemical peel treatments including Retin A, Retinol, Glycolics
*DO NOT touch the brow! Unless you are applying the post care with a Q-Tip
*DO NOT get the brow WET in any way for 10 days other than as prescribed above. *DO NOT Pick or Scratch at scabs no matter how itchy they get. Premature
peeling of the scab can cause redness, loss of pigment and potential scarring. Side sleepers please use a satin type pillowcase.




EYELINER


▪NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for
10 days.
▪DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin
naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
▪Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
▪Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
▪NO facials, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
▪Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
▪You may experience slightly puffy to swollen eyes, heavy lids, light sensitivity and
bloodshot pupils. Your eyes may feel more swollen than they appear. Please
try to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night. You may
not want to use your best pillowcase the first two nights.
▪Eyes will be swollen and perhaps ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will
disappear from being in an upright position and increasing circulation to the
area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion and crying.
▪Pigment within the epidermis will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines,
although some people do not notice the exfoliation at all. Do not scratch/
pick!
▪Blinking helps to eliminate the small pieces of pigment and epidermis which has
detached. Do not scratch/ pick!
▪All shedding should be complete. You’re safe to put your face back in the shower
spray.

Long-term Care
▪Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics
▪If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please
inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics

Approximate Daily Healing Schedule for Eyeliner
1 You may experience slightly puffy to swollen eyes, heavy lids, light sensitivity
and bloodshot pupils. You eyes may feel more swollen than they appear.
Please try to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night.
You may not want to use your best pillowcase the first two nights.
2 Eyes will be swollen and perhaps ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will
disappear from being in an upright position and increasing circulation to the
area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion and crying.
3 Pigment within the epidermis will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines,
although some people do not notice the exfoliation at all. Do not scratch/
pick!
4
IMPORTANT: The colour will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off and the
skin heals over the pigment. During this time the colour may seem to disappear,
as the skin is opaque during this healing time. After a couple of weeks, the skin
becomes translucent and the colour will bloom. It is not uncommon to lose the
colour on the first application.
Blinking helps to eliminate the small pieces of pigment and epidermis, which has
detached. Do not scratch/ pick! All shedding should be complete. You’re safe to
put your face back in the shower spray
Now is the time to critique your eyeliner. The tattoo has become part of the
dermis, seen under the epidermis.




HENNA BROWS


What is eyebrow henna? • Eyebrow henna is the practice of using a mixture of henna powder to give the appearance of fuller/darker brows. The dye will effectively stain the skin for up to 2 weeks, depending on skin type and proper aftercare, resulting in a temporary tattoo look, filling any gaps a natural brow may have. The henna powder will also dye the hair for 4 to 8 weeks, further leaving the fullnees effect on the eyebrows. What does henna powder come from? • Henna powder comes from the lawsonia inermis plant, also known as the henna plant. This powder is mixed with distilled water to create a paste. Can this service be done on previous tattooing? • YES! You can do henna tint on microblading & machine eyebrow tattoos. Should I follow after care for my eyebrow henna? • Yes! Please see below. • Being that henna only stains the outer layer of skin one should be careful with over exfoliating the stained area. Avoid harsh soaps and chemicals as these products will cause the tattoo affect to fade soonner. ◦ Do not wet brows for 12 hours after treatment. ◦ Avoid rubbing brows. ◦ Do not apply cosmetics directly on brows for at least 24 hours ◦ Avoid sunbathing for 24 hours, as this can cause henna to fade ◦ Please note that oil based make up remover can cause henna to fade quicker ◦ Avoid saunas for at least 24 hours after your treatment ◦ Exposure to the sun/UV lights for long periods can cause henna to fade quicker ◦ Understand that oil breaks down stain. If you have oily/combination skin you may experience faster fading of henna.




LIPS


First Week: It’s important to try not to get the tattoo wet during the healing process (5-7 days). Even though it is unlikely that the tattoo will remain dry for the entirety of the healing process, refrain from swimming or submerging the area in water for long periods of time for the first week of healing.
Following this makeup tattoo aftercare procedure will ensure the formation of thin scabs thus more colour retention. Keep out of the sun for 7 days after you get your tattoo.
● FOR LIPS ONLY: Use Aquaphor to keep the tattoo protected while it heals and to soothe any discomfort such as itching or dryness. Avoid applying lip balms, lipstick, or other lip products during this time. Apply Aquaphor every 30-60 minutes for the first week to keep lips from drying out. ● AVOID touching any tattooed area with your hands. Apply all recommended products with Q-tips ONLY. If the area must be touched with hands, make sure you thoroughly wash your hands before and after touching the tattooed area. ● Day 3-4: When the scab starts to appear, do not wipe- only dab until dry; you must be gentle! Do not pull off the scabs prematurely.
● Week 2 or 3: After the procedure is completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine. Avoid scrubbing the area. Use sun block after the procedure area is healed to protect from sun fading. DO NOT: Scrub, rub, or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready, the pigment underneath it can be pulled out.
● Use any makeup on the tattooed area for at least 14 days.
● Use any Retin-A, Glycol Acids, or Neosporin in the tattooed area during or after healing. ● Expose area to sun or tanning beds.
● Swim in a pool for 14 days after your procedure. What is normal? Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light brushing and dry tightness. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare ointments work well for scabbing and tightness. ●Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 2-7 days the darkness will fade, and once any swelling dissipates, unevenness usually disappears. Adjustments will be made during the touch-up appointment. ● Colour change or colour loss. As the procedure area heals, the colour will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear in places. This can be addressed during the touch up appointment, which is why touch up appointments are necessary. The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns. Healing takes about 4 weeks. An email photo consultation (or in person consolation) may be necessary to determine if you need a touch up or a repeat of the entire procedure. CAUTION If the skin around the tattooed area breaks into a heat rash, or small pimples, this is usually a reaction to the numbing solution and should go away on its own in a couple of weeks. Please do not pick at it! Call immediately if this occurs so a technician can make a note of the reaction and follow up to ensure this is not a more serious situation!




LASH LIFT


Clean contacts can be worn after the procedure. You CANNOT get Saline on lashes. No water, moisture, or mascara for 24 hrs after the procedure. DO NOT USE water based makeup remover. Apply vaseline, coconut oil, or nourishing hair oil, on a clean spoolie (mascara wand) to the lashes during the fist 24 hours. You may wash your face and eyes 24 hours after your procedure, and makeup can be worn at this time also.




MICRONEEDLING


After your treatment, please be aware and observe the following: •Immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. You may also notice some slight swelling, both are normal and should subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally diminish within the same day or 24 hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots. •If you are concerned about any reaction, please call our office and contact your healthcare provider immediately. After-care instructions for MicroNeedling Treatment: •Use tepid water for the initial 24 hours to rinse the treated area. After 24 hours, use a gentle cleanser to cleanse the face for the following 72 hours and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure that your hands are clean when touching the treated area. • Apply the SkinPen® lubricant provided for moisture over the next 24 hours. •Do not take any inflammatory medicines for at least 2 weeks post treatment. •It is recommended that makeup or sunscreen hould not be applied for 24 hours after the procedure. Do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if it is not clean. • After the initial 24 hours, apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for two weeks. A chemical-free sunscreen is highly recommended. What to Avoid: •For at least 3 days post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare. •Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 48 hours. No tanning beds. •Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment. •No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments must be avoided during the first 72 hours post-treatment.




BROW LAMINATION


Please wait at least 14 days after any procedure Microblading before booking Lamination Brows. No water on the brow area for 24 hours after your procedure, so please plan accordingly. Come with NO makeup on the brows. DO NOT USE water based makeup remover. Apply vaseline, coconut oil, or nourishing hair oil, on a clean spoolie (mascara wand) to the brows ONCE A DAY (morning or night). You may wash your brows 24 hours after your procedure, and makeup can be worn at this time also.





 

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I had an unbelievably positive experience with Holly. She was so knowledgeable and went out of her way to educate me about every step of the process before ever starting. She took the time to understand what I was looking for and what kind of maintenance I wanted and expected. She fine tuned the outline of the brows before going ahead with the appointment and helped me find the perfect shape for my face. I would absolutely recommend holly to anyone who is considering getting their brows done! If you’re on the fence, do it!

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