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  • What length of lashes do you use?
    We stock a wide range of lashes to ensure we are able to achieve our clients desired results, we currently have from 8mm to 16mm however upon request we can stock shorter/longer.
  • Do lash extensions ruin or damage my natural lashes?
    When applied by a professional with proper isolation and all aftercare is followed, extensions do not damage your lashes. Eyelashes shed naturally and this becomes more noticeable when eyelash extensions are applied as they are much thicker and longer, once the extensions are removed you may feel that your lashes look shorter and finer but this is because you've been accustomed to a much thicker and longer lash look with extensions.
  • Can I go swimming, shower and exercise with lash extensions?"
    Yes, as long as it has been at least 24 hours since application. However, we recommend avoiding extremely hot showers as the steam can loosen the bond of the glue.
  • Can I wear mascara with lash extensions?
    We highly recommend avoiding mascara as it will cause your lash extensions to fall out due to the oil which will dissolve the glue. You also won't need to wear mascara with extensions!
  • What is the difference between classic lashes, mixed/hybrid and russian volume?"
    Classic lashes - one false eyelash is applied to each individual natural lash. These lashes will only be as thick as your own lashes and are perfect for the day to day wear as they are more natural. Russian volume lashes - 3 finer lashes are made into a fan and placed onto one natural lash, ideal for those that have sparse lashes or prefer a more fuller dramatic look. Hybrid lashes - a mix of both russian and classics together, a happy medium for those that think a full set of russians are too much and classics are not enough.
  • Can I have eyelash extensions if I'm pregnant?
    You must have a patch test at least 48 hours before to go ahead with the treatment.
  • How long do lash Extensions last?
    We recommended a infill between 2-4 weeks on average
  • How long does the treatment take?
    Eyelash extensions take around 1 and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete, lash lift 45 minutes and lash tint 10 minutes.
  • How often do I need infills?
    Each individual is different and it can vary depending on factors such as lifestyle and aftercare, we recommend infills at least every 2 to 3 weeks to ensure they look their best.
  • Do I need a patch test for eyelash treatments?
    Yes, we recommend that all new clients have a patch test for lash extensions, lash lifts and lash tints. This must be carried out at least 24 to 48 hours prior to the treatment.
  • Can I get my lashes infilled at Brow Babe if I've had them done elsewhere?
    Unfortunately, due to cross contamination we do not infill work completed by other technicians however we can offer a removal and a full set.
  • How do I remove my lashes?
    We highly recommend having your lashes removed professionally as you can cause permanent damage and loss of natural lashes if they are removed incorrectly. Please contact us to book your lash soak off.
  • How should I take care of my lashes?
    Avoid getting the lashes wet for at least 24 hours Avoid sun beds and sunbathing for at least 24 hours Avoid picking, pulling or rubbing your eyes Ensure lashes are kept clean and regularly washed using a lash shampoo No mascara on the extensions Avoid exposure to heat, steam, sauna and friction Brush daily Have infills every 2-3 weeks
  • Who cannot have eyelash treatments?
    Clients with the following may not be able to have treatment or may require a doctor's authorisation: Chronic dry eyes Conjunctivitis Stye Active eye infections Recent cancer or chemotherapy Laser eye surgery within 6 months
  • Do you offer consultations?
    Yes, we can offer a consultation for a fee of £50 which will then be redeemable against a future appointment should you decide to book.
  • What's the age requirement for fillers?
    Strictly 18+, if you look under the age of 25 we will request proof of I.D and you may be refused treatment
  • What areas can be treated with filler?
    Nasal folds (smile lines), Vertical lip lines ( smokers wrinkles), Marionette Lines (Jowls), Lips, Tear Troughs (Eye bags), Cheek, Jaw, Chin and Nose, hands, Buttocks
  • Can I fly after treatment?
    We recommend all clients to wait 5-7 days before flying after treatment.
  • What is filler?
    Filler known as Dermal filler, is made up of a gel like substance made from hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • How long will it take to heal?
    In most cases clients can expect for all bruising and swelling to subside after 2 weeks, if you are experiencing side effects over 2 weeks please contact the salon.
  • Which filler do you use?
    We use a range of premium fillers from Juvéderm to Revolax, at your appointment your practitioner will advise which is best to achieve your desired results.
  • How do I know which treatment to book?
    If you are undecided about which treatment to have, please contact us via Instagram or email with photographs and information about the results you'd like to achieve and we can advise you, alternatively you can book a consultation with us for £50 which will be redeemable against your future filler appointment.
  • Does it hurt?
    We ask that all clients arrive 20 minutes prior to their appointment time in order to apply numbing cream which will ease any discomfort for clients. The filler used also has lidocaine within it which will also further numb the area.
  • Will I experience swelling?
    Clients can expect to experience some redness, bruising or swelling in the area treated. These effects shouldn't last longer than 2 weeks and will begin to subside after 2-3 days.
  • How long will the results last?
    Each individual is different. Some clients can see immediate results while other clients may need several sessions to achieve their desired result. Some client's results may last 1+ years and others may last several weeks/months which is due to many factors including lifestyle, skin type, metabolism etc. Filler takes time to build up and the more it is built up the longer it will last. We ask that clients are patient and should expect to visit frequently to build a base.
  • Can you dissolve my filler?
    Yes, it can be dissolved by hyaluronidase which is a family of enzymes. This is achieved via small injections into the treated area to break the filler down.
  • Can I be allergic?
    Hyaluronic acid is a substance already produced by the body. This means it is largely well-tolerated by the vast majority of us which means it is minimal to none risk of allergic reaction. If any allergic reaction was to occur it would be due to the lidocaine within the product. The majority of patients would have had this in their time such as at the dentist and therefore would be known. However rest assured, all of our practitioners are prepared incase of any emergency
  • What is your booking policy?
    Phone Bookings We require a Non Refundable booking fee for all phone appointments upon booking. You must give a minimum of 48hours notice to keep your booking fee on your record if you need to cancel. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice or do not attend your appointment then your booking fee will be lost. The booking fee will be deducted from the final balance of your treatment Online Bookings We now also accept online bookings - there is no deposit however we have implemented a cancellation fee if appointments are cancelled with 48hours of your appointment. If you no show an appointment you will be charged the full amount.
  • How long are the courses?
    The majority of our courses run from 10-4pm however some courses are a half day course which would run from 10-1pm
  • Do you offer finance options?
    Yes, we offer a finance option with a company called payitmonthly, due to charges and regulations a 10% fee is added to the total of the course when paying through finance
  • How far in advance should I book?
    We recommend booking at least 3-4 weeks in advance. Evenings and weekends fill up very quickly please try to book in ASAP if you have a special occasion.
  • How much notice do I need to give to cancel an appointment?
    We require 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel an appointment without losing your booking fee. If you cancel within this time frame your booking fee will be lost and we will require another fee to rebook your appointment.
  • What’s included in your Boss Babe Bundle?
    Our boss Babe course bundle is perfect for beginners getting into the beauty industry, this bundle allows you to do the popular courses which will get you started in the industry, the courses included are Beginners lashes, Brow definition, Brow lamination and Lash lift.
  • Where is the salon?
    Our address is 75 Hadlow Road DA16 1AX
  • What does the Pathway course include?
    The pathway course goes over B12 injections, dermaplaning, micro needling, chemical peels and the anatomy and physiology of the body, this course allows you to go on to do the Botox and filler course.
  • Can I go straight into aesthetics without any qualifications?
    No, you would need to either have needling experience or a level 3 NVQ qualification, if you don’t have either of this you can then complete our Pathway to aesthetics course.
  • Is there public transport close by??
    If you are travelling to our Orpington branch, Chelsfield train station is a few minute's walk away or if travelling via bus the R1 and R11 both stop on Windsor Drive. If you are travelling to our Welling branch the nearest train station the closest train stations are Abbey Wood, Welling or Bexleyheath. If travelling by bus the 96, 422 or B11 will get you to the salon after a few minutes walk.
  • Can I start doing treatments straight after my course?
    Dependant on what course you have taken, yes you can – if you have the correct PPE in place when performing the treatment and have your insurance.
  • How long do I have to wait after completing my brow definition course to then be able to do the Henna Brow course?
    Once you have completed your brow definition course you can go straight on to do our Henna brow course, this is subject to when our next course date is available at the academy.
  • Is there parking at the salon?
    Yes there is parking directly outside
  • What do I need to ask my local council regarding a special treatment licence when doing semi-permanent makeup courses?
    Due to rules and regulations which have changed with semi-permanent makeup treatments, before partaking in a course you need to ask your local council what level special treatments licence you need? If you are required to have a level 4 you would need to partake in our level 4 VTCT Microblading or Micropigmentation course, you would not do a CPD course.
  • Can I book via DM?
    Unfortunately we no longer take bookings via DM, please call us to make an appointment.
  • What is the difference between a CPD accreditation and VTCT qualification?
    The difference between these is that a CPD is an accreditation to further or learning a new skill, as VTCT is a higher qualification and certification is given by an awarding body, VTCT is an international qualification.
  • How long is your waiting list?
    Weekend and evening appointments on average 4-6 week wait Day time appointments 2-4 week wait ​ However cancellations do pop up and we add extra dates to the schedule so please keep an eye out on our Instagram.
  • Is the booking fee taken off the final payment?
    The booking fee payment is taken of off the final amount, the remaining amount of what is owed is paid on the day of your course by cash or card.
  • If I give more than 48 hours' notice can you refund my booking fee?
    Unfortunately, all booking fees are non-refundable and your booking fee will stay on our system ready for you to use for up to 1 year.
  • What are your opening hours?
    Academy (Orpington) Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Closed weekends. Welling Monday to Thursday 9am - 9 pm Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday Closed (Please note that phone lines open at 10am Monday to Friday)
  • Do I need to wear a face mask?
    At Brow Babe we take every precaution we can to make our salon covid safe, as it is no longer a legal requirement to wear face masks it is down to the clients personal choice whether they wear a face mask during their time in the salon. Regardless of this our technicians will continue to wear a face mask during treatments.
  • Can I bring a friend to my appointment?
    Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 no plus ones are allowed to wait during appointments.
  • Can I bring my children to my appointment?
    Unfortunately, due to insurance children are not permitted into the salon. If you arrive to the salon with anyone under the age of 16 your appointment will be cancelled and you will be charged a late cancellation fee, due to failure of complying with our policies you agree to upon booking.
  • What's your age restriction for treatments?
    Semi-permanent makeup and aesthetic treatments are strictly 18+, if you do not look 25 or over you will be asked for proof of I.D For all eyelash and eyebrow treatments it is also 18+ or under 18s must have parents present and written consent.
  • How should I prepare for my appointment?
    Semi-permanent makeup - avoid caffeine and alcohol for up to 24 to 48 hours prior and avoid botox 3 weeks prior to treatment. Eyelash extensions and eyelash lift - please arrive with clean and makeup free lashes to your appointment. Makeup and oils on the eye area can affect the results of your treatment. Eyebrow treatments - we recommend that clients avoid plucking or trimming their brows prior to treatment for the best results.
  • When should I arrive for my appointment?
    We recommend that all clients arrive at least 5 minutes prior to their appointment time, new clients should arrive 5-10 minutes early to complete consent forms. For dermal fillers clients must arrive 20 minutes prior to their appointment time for application of numbing cream.
  • Do I need a patch test?
    It is recommended that a patch test for semi-permanent makeup is carried out at least 24 to 48 hours prior to treatment.
  • I've had my brows done somewhere else can you do a top up?
    Unfortunately, we cannot "top up" other technicians work, if you have previous semi-permanent makeup please email us a clear photograph without any makeup on your brows and in good lighting and our technicians will assess whether we can work over the previous semi-permanent makeup (however we would need to start from scratch and you would have to book a full first session in) or whether you would need to have them removed with laser tattoo removal before we can work with them.
  • Do you offer consultations?
    Our consultations are carried out on the day of the treatment but if you have any concerns or questions prior to making a booking please email us a clear photo of your brows with any questions you may have and our technicians can give you their advice.
  • Can I have semi-permanent makeup done if I'm pregnant or breast feeding?
    Unfortunately, not, you would have to wait until after you have completed breastfeeding to have semi-permanent makeup.
  • Who cannot have semi-permanent makeup?
    Clients that have the following conditions may not be able to have semi-permanent makeup or will require authorisation from their doctor: High blood pressure or heart conditions Taking blood-thinners e.g. aspirin or similar medication Diabetes Pregnant or lactating Glaucoma Herpes simplex Certain skin conditions in the treatment area e.g. rashes, blisters, psoriasis, or eczema Taking steroids such as cortisone, Accutane, Retin-A or Renova Acute acne in the treatment area Susceptibility to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation Hypertrophic scarring or keloids Spider veins or a birthmark in the area they want to be treated Blood disorder e.g. sickle cell anaemia, haemophilia, or a platelet disorder
  • Pre Procedure - eyebrows
    If you have an ideal result in mind, we recommend that you bring photos for us to refer to (for shape and colour) to your appointment. You may apply brow makeup as you normally would so we can also take this into consideration Your technician may remove some of your makeup to determine your true undertones in order to select the right pigment. We offer several different brow styles within our brow menu, please ensure that you have done your research and know which style you would like upon making your booking as the treatment timings are different, and if the appropriate time slot hasn't been allocated we may not be able to complete the treatment on the day.
  • Pre-procedure - lip blush
    If you have a history of cold sores, fever blisters or herpes simplex we recommend contacting your GP for authorisation of the treatment, your GP may give you medication to prevent outbreaks before and after procedure.
  • Are there any restrictions with SPMU?
    Yes, please note the following: Retinol/Retin-A must be discontinued 7 days prior to procedure. (It will cause the skin to bleed). Injections (Anti-wrinkle & fillers.) must be done at least 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after procedure. Sunburned skin is damaged skin and therefore will cause excessive bleeding. We cannot work on sunburned or suntanned skin. We are prohibited from tattooing over moles. Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks after Stay out of steam rooms, saunas, swimming pool, etc. for one week following procedure. Avoid working out or sweating for 1 week post procedure. Sweat will prevent pigment from healing into the skin. Avoid alcohol and caffeine 1 day before procedure to minimize any oozing, bleeding or swelling. Do not take coumadin (Warfarin), aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin, fish oil or vitamin E 3 days prior to procedure. Please consult with your GP before stopping any prescribed medical treatments.
  • How long will spmu last?
    DEPENDS ON THE FOLLOWING: • sun exposure will quickly fade your semi permanent makeup, remember to protect your investment. • Eyebrows fade the fastest (1-4 years) if not protected with sunscreen. • Lips can last a long time (2-4 years) if you’re using a lip moisturizer with sunscreen. • Medications you’re taking can also affect the fading of permanent makeup, such as thyroid medication, birth control and hormone replacement, any hormonal changes and medication will make the color fade more quickly. • Some skincare products you may use around the area of permanent makeup can make it fade faster
  • How often should I have a colour boost?
    • Eyebrows: We recommend annual top ups, however depending on lifestyle and aftercare some clients may need one between 6-9 months and others may find that they can go 1-2 years. • Lips: Colour boosts are suggested are recommended every 1-3 years
  • What can I expect during the healing process?
    While your skin heals, be prepared for the colour intensity of your procedure to be significantly larger, sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. This is a normal and expected result of the application and healing process. The healing process will take a number of days to complete, depending on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates and new skin regenerates to take its place. Also expect mild itchiness, scabbing and shedding of the skin. DO NOT scratch, peel, or pick at your new tattoo. Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make social plans for a day or two following any procedure
  • I've had my brows done elsewhere many years ago, can you redo them?
    If you have had your brows done previously we require you to send us a photo in clear lighting to assess whether we are able to go over the previous SPMU. As per our terms and conditions, if you book an appointment and have previous SPMU we are unable to work with you will be charged a late cancellation fee.
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