HOW DOES SPRAY TANNING WORK?


Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, is the main active ingredient in a spray tan. Naturally derived from sugar cane, it creates colour when it comes in contact with the amino acids found in your skin’s surface cells. The DHA (sugars) react with the proteins on your skin to create a tanned, natural brown colour, similar to an apple being cut open.




IS SPRAY TANNING SAFE?


YES. It is MUCH safer than exposing your skin to the sun’s rays, and you still get that great tanned look. DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in the personal care industry for over 30 years. No adverse affects have been reported other than minor skin irritations on allergic people. Allergic reactions are extremely rare and if you have experienced allergic reactions to self-tanning or other beauty products please arrange a skin patch test first with your therapist. Compared to UV rays, which are linked to a host of adverse reactions that range from faster ageing to skin cancer, sunless tanning is healthier and more effective.




WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPAIR MY SKIN FOR MY APPOINTMENT?


I recommend you exfoliate your face and body for at least 3 days leading up to your appointment for the best results. This creates a fresh, even layer of skin cells for the tan to develop. If you must exfoliate on the day of your appointment, DO NOT scrub hard. Do not apply moisturiser, perfume, deodorant or make-up the day of your spray tan appointment. We recommend to wax or shave at least a few days prior to your spray tan. Starting with this perfectly polished base is a must for streak-free coverage and long-lasting colour.




WILL MY SKIN TURN ORANGE?


The general rule to follow for avoiding the dreaded orange tint is to only use high-end brands and only process for the recommended time. Mine Tan’s solutions are made with premium ingredients that fight against discolouration, so you can look forward to a beautiful bronze finish.




HOW SOON AFTER TANNING DO I NEED TO SHOWER?


You will need to shower the bronzers off between 1-3hrs after your appointment, please consider this when you make your booking. The longer you leave any type of Mine Tan product on your skin, the darker your tan will be. If you are using a spray tan for the first time or experimenting with different MineTan products, lighter could be your best option. You can always go for a darker tan second time around. Most MineTan products will continue to get darker over a 24 hour period. When you do shower, only use lukewarm water to rinse your skin for sixty seconds. You should not use any type of soap on your skin and must avoid scrubbing your skin. Otherwise, you could remove your MineTan product and end up with uneven coverage. Dry off gently with a towel and moisturise your skin daily to maintain the best results for your MineTan spray tan. As your technician I will advise you on this during your consultation.




HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?


After getting the best fake tan of your life, chances are that making it last is at the top of your wish list. With little care, good tanners fade in about seven days. To double that number, stock your beauty cabinet with moisturisers to slow down shedding, and keep your skin hydrated & glowing! Before your tan ensure you exfoliate to remove dry, dead skin cells and moisturise morning and night after your spray tan has fully developed. To ensure the longest lasting tan - you can always add on our extras!




WILL MY TAN WASH OFF?


Your Mine Tan will deliver amazing colour. When first applied you will see the bronzer which gives you instant, temporary colour while your spray tan is developing underneath. It is the bronzers that you’ll see being removed when you take your rinse/shower. DHA is clear, your tan will continue to develop for up to 12-24 hours.




CAN I SWIM IN POOLS?


Swimming in chlorinated pools may cause your tan to wear quickly, when leaving the pool or ocean after a swim dry yourself down by patting your body not rubbing it dry with the towel, this will help maintain your spray tan. A quick dip is fine, but think of how fragile your skin becomes when you lie in the bath too long - same mentality applies!




IS IT SAFE TO SPRAY TAN WHEN PREGNANT?


There are no tests showing that spray tanning during pregnancy is harmful. The ingredient in the tanning solution that gives you your tan is DHA and this is made from sugar cane, and has no known problems. This is your decision to make, I encourage you to do your research in order to make an informed decision. If in doubt we recommend you consult with your Doctor.




CAN I BREASTFEED AND GET A SPRAY TAN?


If Breastfeeding we suggest that you leave your bra on and do not get your breast tanned, can never be too careful with wee ones.




WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO WAX - BEFORE OR AFTER A TAN?


Waxing is recommended at least 2-3 days prior to having your spray tan, this is to ensure the pores of your skin are closed. If the pores of your skin remain open bronzer can become trapped in the pores of your skin creating a spotty effect. Please discuss this with your spray tan technician.




WILL MEDICATION AFFECT MY TAN?


Some medication can affect hormonal changes and the bodies pH levels which can change the outcome of your tan.




I'M CURRENTLY UNDERGOING IPL/LASER HAIR REMOVAL, WHEN IS IT SAFE TO TAN?


It is ok to tan 24 hours AFTER but NOT BEFORE as the IPL will tattoo the colour of the tan into your skin. All tan should be removed before your next laser treatment.




I'M WEARING A MOISTURISER, WILL THIS AFFECT MY TAN?


Some moisturisers act as a barrier against your spray tan and can oxidise and cause the bronzers to turn green. We suggest using our pre tan prep spray to remove oil, make up and excess moisturiser before your spray tan as it can negatively impact on the outcome of your tan. However, on patches of very dry skin/exzema, or where tan tends to grab (elbows, knees, ankles and wrists) I will sometimes recommend a light barrier cream.




I USE A SELF TANNER, CAN I SPRAY TAN OVER THE TOP?


It is best to wait until you have exfoliated off the old colour first for best results, however I can cover over old tan fairly well!




I HAVEN'T EXFOLIATED WILL THIS AFFECT MY TAN?


Exfoliation is an important part of the pre-tan process. By removing the dead skin cells to leave a clean smooth surface you create the best possible conditions for your spray tan. If you do not exfoliate it can result in a shorter life or patchy tan.




DO YOU TRAVEL?


Mobile bookings are available. Please inquire for mobile group bookings in the wider Manawatu further than 10km past the City boundary. Servicing Levin, Feilding, Bulls, Dannevirke, Marton & Paihiatua - travel fees apply + a booking minimum of 5 applies. Feilding + $30 Shannon / Sanson / Bulls + $40 Levin / Paihiatua + $50 Dannevirke / Marton + $80 NO MOBILE BOOKINGS AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER 2020.




WHAT ARE THE SPRAY TAN EXTRAS?


Black Magic Pre Tan Prep - Rebalancing Body Primer: Black Magic Tan Prep is a body primer designed to rebalance the pH levels of the skin, lock in moisture, and minimises pores. pH stands for "potential hydrogen" and is used to describe the acid-alkaline ratio of a substance, which ranges from 0 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline). Why is this important? The health of your body and skin is directly linked to maintaining the right balance between acidity and alkalinity. "The skin's barrier, which is known as the acid mantle, is responsible for keeping in lipids and moisture while blocking germs, pollution, toxins, and bacteria. To work its best, the acid mantle should be slightly acidic, at a 5.5 pH balance. When it's too alkaline, skin becomes dry and sensitive; you may even get eczema. You may also experience inflammation. Keeping the pH balance of your skin in the neutral zone means your skin is in the best possible condition for your spray tan. Black Magic Tan Lock: The Ultimate Finishing Treatment - Waterproof Your Tan | Lock In Colour | Hydrate & Moisturise Black Magic Tan Lock is the ultimate finishing treatment. Tan Lock hydrates and moisturises the skin, locks in colour while water proofing your tan . It also serves to minimise any smudging of your new Black Magic Tan during development time making it a “must have” addition for all tanning lovers. *Please note: this solution is not always in stock - send us a message close to the time of your booking to enquire about our solutions. If we don't have it in stock and you give us enough notice, we can always get it in for you!




HOW MANY DAYS BEFORE MY EVENT SHOULD I BOOK MY TAN?


It's best to get a spray tan 1-3 days before your event. This allows time for your tan to fully develop and gives you time to have two rinses in between the tan application and the event. This allows you to fully remove all trace of the bronzers from your skin. The bronzers are used in the solution as a guide colour so I know where to spray (the active ingredient is clear). Two rinses removes all the bronzer from your skin and leaves you with a healthy glow that won't rub off on your clothing!





DO YOU TRAVEL?


I only travel for group bookings of 5+ people and Bridal Parties on arrangement. There is no associated travel fee for bookings in Palmerston North. Please inquire for mobile makeup bookings in the wider Manawatu further than 10km past the City boundary. Servicing Levin, Feilding, Bulls, Dannevirke, Marton & Paihiatua - travel fees apply + a booking minimum of 5 people applies. Feilding + $30 Shannon / Sanson / Bulls + $40 Levin / Paihiatua + $50 Dannevirke / Marton + $80




WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?


As soon as possible to avoid missing out. I take bookings up to one year in advance.




HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?


Please allow up to an hour for your appointment, most will take around 45 minutes.




HOW LONG BEFORE MY WEDDING DO YOU RECOMMEND HAVING A TRIAL?


I usually recommend around a month out, however it's a great idea to have it done on the day of another event! Why not kill two birds and have your trial the same day as your Hens or Engagement Photoshoot, if you're having one!




WILL MY MAKEUP LAST ALL DAY AND HOW CAN I RETOUCH MY LIPSTICK?


Yes, I pride myself on using he highest quality makeup products, brushes, and techniques to ensure your makeup will last throughout the day and all of the night.
With any makeup application service Jess provides a free sample of the lipstick used so that you are able to reapply if needed throughout the day or evening.




WHAT BRAND OF MAKEUP DO YOU USE?


My kit consist of 90% high end products such as MAC, Nars, Anastasia Beverly Hills, YSL, Jeffree Star, Kat Von D, Dose of Colours, Napoleon, Tarte, and many more. I also love some of the cheaper drugstore brands - when quality isn't compromised for price it's a win, win for all!




DO YOU RECOMMEND A SPRAY TAN?


It is not essential that you get a spray tan for your event, but it can look gorgeous when done by a professional. If you haven’t had a spray tan before, I would recommend a trial before your event to ensure you are happy with the end result. I am very particular with spray tans (being extremely pale myself) and have tried them all, you can rest assured The Glow Getter uses the best products available on the market!




DO YOU RECOMMEND EYELASH EXTENSIONS?


Eyelash extensions open up the eyes and give you that extra wow factor. Applied by a lash technician they last up to 3-4 weeks so you’ll be able to enjoy them even after your special event! They can be high maintenance, so you will need to take care when washing your face to avoid any extensions falling out prematurely. An alternative to eyelash extensions is false lashes. I am very particular about what brands/types I use as I want them to look natural yet effective. False lashes are applied at the time of your makeup application and are removed by peeling them off before you go to bed. If you are a bride-to-be and haven’t had eyelash extensions or false eyelashes before, I recommend triailing them before your big day.




WHAT SHOULD I BRING/WEAR TO MY MAKEUP TRIAL?


Photos of makeup looks you like
Photos of the hairstyle you’ll be having
Photos similar to your bouquet colourings
Photos or fabric samples of yours and your bridesmaid(s) dresses
Wear a plain white top (if you are wearing white on your wedding day)
Bring a camera so you can see what your makeup looks like in photos




WHAT ARE THE EXTRAS?


Black Magic Pre Tan Prep - Rebalancing Body Primer: Black Magic Tan Prep is a body primer designed to rebalance the pH levels of the skin, lock in moisture, and minimises pores. pH stands for "potential hydrogen" and is used to describe the acid-alkaline ratio of a substance, which ranges from 0 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline). Why is this important? The health of your body and skin is directly linked to maintaining the right balance between acidity and alkalinity. "The skin's barrier, which is known as the acid mantle, is responsible for keeping in lipids and moisture while blocking germs, pollution, toxins, and bacteria. To work its best, the acid mantle should be slightly acidic, at a 5.5 pH balance. When it's too alkaline, skin becomes dry and sensitive; you may even get eczema. You may also experience inflammation. Keeping the pH balance of your skin in the neutral zone means your skin is in the best possible condition for your spray tan. Black Magic Tan Lock: The Ultimate Finishing Treatment - Waterproof Your Tan | Lock In Colour | Hydrate & Moisturise Black Magic Tan Lock is the ultimate finishing treatment. Tan Lock hydrates and moisturises the skin, locks in colour while water proofing your tan . It also serves to minimise any smudging of your new Black Magic Tan during development time making it a “must have” addition for all tanning lovers. *Please note: this solution is not always in stock - send us a message close to the time of your booking to enquire about our solutions. If we don't have it in stock and you give us enough notice, we can always get it in for you!





I HAVE SENSTIVE EYES, CAN I STILL GET LASH EXTENSIONS?


Yes as eyelash extensions are applied to the natural lash never touching the skin. However, in extreme cases reactions can occur. If you have concerns please get in contact.




CAN THE EYELASH EXTENSIONS BE REMOVED?


Yes, at any time for any reason they can be removed however there will be a removal charge of $25 if they haven't been applied by The Glow Getter - Beauty + Glow Bar.




I HAD LASH EXTENSIONS APPLIED SOMEWHERE ELSE AND I AM UNHAPPY WITH THEM, CAN THEY BE FIXED BY YOU?


Yes, however in some cases I may need to remove all the remaining lashes ($25 fee) before applying a new set.




HOW ARE THE EYELASH EXTENSIONS APPLIED?


For a Classic set, a single natural eyelash is isolated using the weight for weight system. Synthetic (silk) lashes are then applied to your natural eyelash approximately 1mm from the eyelid so neither the glue or the lash has contact with the skin. For a Russian Volume set, two to six super lightweight synthetic (silk) lashes are applied to one of your natural lashes in hand or premade fans, again, 1mm from the eyelid.




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLASSIC, HYBRID & VOLUME?


Compared to classic lash extensions, where you only attach one eyelash extension to each natural lash, or hybrid extensions where a mix of volume extensions and classic extensions creates a textured look, Russian Volume Lashes (also known as 2D – 6D lashes) breaks through that limitation by having anywhere from two to six super fine extensions applied to a single natural eyelash, SAFELY.

This has only been made possible thanks to recent technological advancements in the lash extensions manufacturing process, which has enabled manufacturers to create super light and super fine extensions. In fact, these extensions are so light, that 4 x 0.07 thickness (4D Russian Volume Lashes) extensions put together weigh less than 1 x 0.15 thickness (Standard Classic Lash) extension on it own.

The method for applying these super light extensions is by creating a fan consisting of anywhere from two to six extensions that are then carefully attached to a single natural lash. This technique allows for a whopping 600 or more extensions to be applied per eye and gives an incredibly dense and lush look. The best part is, because they’re so light you’re hardly able to feel you’re wearing any eyelash extensions at all!
Of course not everyone wants 6D and 600+ extensions applied to each eye which is why Russian Volume Lashes can be tailored to each clients desired look. i.e, 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, and 6D with varying extension lengths, thicknesses and curls. Not to mention the fans themselves can be made wide, medium or narrow. The end result, a truly bespoke Russian Volume Lash look.




HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?


Depending on the service selected, the initial application of your eyelash extensions will take 1.5–2 hours. Touchup appointments take as little as 45 minutes. Please see 'Bookings' page for all information regarding times as each set does vary.




WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY LASH EXTENSION APPOINTMENT?


PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT COMPLETELY FREE OF EYE MAKE UP! If you wear contacts, they must be removed. It is best to avoid oil based products on and around the eyes for at least 48 hours prior to your appointment.




CAN I USE A LASH CURLER OR MASCARA ON EXTENSIONS?


I do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is required we recommend using a heated eyelash curler. If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that “pop” along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy. ONLY use a non-oil based mascara to avoid breakdown of the adhesive.




ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS BAD FOR YOUR EYELASHES?


The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. As lashes start to come out it is crucial to get them either infilled, or removed - as they become more sparse they can become tangled on each other and cause damage to the natural lash.




CAN I GET LASH EXTENSIONS IF MY NATURAL LASHES ARE STRAIGHT?


If you have very straight natural lashes or lashes that grow downward, you can still get eyelash extensions. You can do curled extensions (called d curl), but be aware that because of the shape of the natural lash, they made not be adhered to the entire natural lash so they may grow out faster. Another alternative is trying a lash lift on it's own or a lash lift prior to the lash extension service.




HOW CAN I MAKE MY EXTENSIONS LAST LONGER?


1. Avoid water and steam for the first 48 hours.
2. Don't use mascara; instead, use Coating Sealant.
3. Sleep on your back.
4. Use oil-free cleansing products.
5. Brush them morning and night.
6. Have a top up every 2-3 weeks.




HOW LONG UNTIL YOU CAN SHOWER AFTER LASH EXTENSIONS?


Don't schedule your appointment the day before a beach vacation or the day of a spray tan. You can't get the lash extensions wet for 24 hours. That means no swimming, showering , hot tubs, or steam rooms.




HOW LONG DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS LAST?


Approximately 4-6 weeks if you respect your new lashes and take care of them. A real lash’s life cycle is around 25-28 days, and as yours grow and fall out so will the synthetic ones that are attached. Your life style and what work you do will also make a difference how long they last. A babe working in the food industry where there is a lot of heat, steam and oil may find they don't last as well as a babe who works in an air conditioned office.





CAN I STILL WEAR MASCARA?


Of course! You'll just achieve a more dramatic effect when mascara is applied to your curled lashes.




WILL THIS DAMAGE MY EYELASHES?


No. The lifting solutions are only applied to the new growth area of the lashes, down towards the base and up a bit. Never to the ends of the lashes.




ARE SOME LASHES RESISTANT TO THE CURL?


I have found, on occasion, that it's very difficult and sometimes not possible to sustain the curl with lashes that have a strong cowlick or slanted growth pattern. Also, growth patterns due to plastic surgery in the eye area are often not able to be corrected. I say, give the treatment a shot once, and see how your lashes hold the curl.




IS THERE ANY MAINTENANCE?


None at all! You don't have to do anything special with your lashes in between lifts, however, I do recommend using Revitalash + Jeuneora to grow and nourish your natural lashes. After a few months of combined use, alongside regular keratin enriched lash lifts, you'll have INSANE natural lashes with a similar look to extensions.




IS IT LIKE LASH EXTENSIONS WHERE THEY LOOK DRAMATICALLY THICKER?


Lash extensions and lash lifts are very different. With a lash lift I do not add any additional lashes to your natural lash set. I will simply be lifting and curling your natural lashes. That said, for most, it can make your lashes appear fuller because they are so uplifted + the added keratin + tint in our products helps to make lashes appear dramatically fuller and more defined.




WHAT ARE THE POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS?


Pretty simple: Don't get your lashes wet or apply anything at all to them for 24 hours. I will give you a post care card at your appointment and this is also covered off in your confirmation email.




IS IT PAINFUL?


No. At first, when I'm applying the shields to the eyelids, it may feel a bit strange and uncomfortable. But, for the most part, it's very relaxing! You just lay back and relax.




I HAVE DOWNWARD POINTING LASHES - WILL THIS BE A GOOD TREATMENT FOR ME?


The perfect one! Anyone with these types of pesky lashes will love the lash lift! Post treatment, your lashes will all be evenly dispersed and lifted.




I HAVE VERY, VERY SHORT LASHES, AM I STILL ABLE TO DO THIS PROCEDURE?


Most of the time, yes. Though it can be challenging if the lashes aren't even long enough to bring up and back on to the shield. But I say, give it a shot once and see how you go - I would recommend trialling Revitalash + Jeuneora before coming in to see if you can get any extra length from those products first.




WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?


A lash lift and tint is a lash service that permanently curls and tints natural eyelashes. Lash lifting is a new age lash perm that uses silicone shields and a series of cream-based products to curl natural eyelashes—eliminating the need for eyelash curlers. Unlike traditional eyelash perms, which use tight rods to give lashes an unnatural barrel curl, lash lifts use specially-shaped silicone shields to give natural lashes height while extending lashes to their full length. Lash tinting is often used in conjunction with lash lifting, although it can be done on its own, and permanently darkens the colour of the natural lashes. When used together, it's a lifting technique designed to give you longer-looking lashes without the need for lash extensions. The procedure takes about 45 to 60 mins to complete. It is a really easy + effective way to instantly brighten and open up the eye area!




ARE LASH LIFTS SAFE DURING PREGNANCY?


As with any cosmetic service, you should consult your physician before getting a lash lift. The products used in lash lifts do not touch the skin, however, if you do develop a reaction or sensitivity to lash lifting products, you may not be permitted to treat it with antihistamines. Pregnancy can also affect the rate at which hair grows, and even the hair’s texture, meaning pregnant clients may experience less lift than usual.




HOW LONG DOES A LASH LIFT LAST?


The short answer is 6-8 weeks, but there’s a bit more to it than that. Lash lifting is a permanent service. That means, for the lifespan of each natural lash present at the time of a lash lift, that lash is permanently curled. But keep in mind that most people lose between 1 and 3 natural eyelashes per day. As mature lashes fall out, and new lashes grow in, you’ll notice the effect of the lash lift begin to lessen. By 6-8 weeks, you’ll have enough new growth to need another lash lift.





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