In some provinces there is no cosmetology/license association and most provinces you are not required to be licensed to offer eyelash extensions, however in New Brunswick it is required that someone offering eyelash extensions must be certified by an accredited eyelash course AND have a LT license (Lash Technician) license through the cosmetology association of NB which is renewed yearly. When someone is an aesthetician it does not mean they are an eyelash technician by default, eyelash programs are add on courses and most schools do not include this in the regular program, it’s a separate certification from the aesthetics diploma. I have come across some messy lashes recently and it made me want to remind everyone of the importance of ensuring someone is certified and licensed. Do not be afraid to ask to see certifications and licensed, in NB by law the license must be displayed for clients to see.
We are moving into the former Coverdale United Church on the corner or Coverdale and Turtle Creek Road (1174 Coverdale Rd). Dating from 1865, this white wooden carpenter Gothic church and its steeple have served as a religious landmark along the river for many years. The owner of this church now calls it home and the lower level is a commercial space. All of the upstairs church features have been uniquely incorporated with her living quarters. Downstairs we are using the pulpit as a reception desk and the piano from the church will be part of the salon as a beautiful space for retail to be displayed. This new location also offers ample parking, and is very easy to find! Currently the space is a shell, but the walls are almost complete, emergency exit has been put in, and recently the plumbing for the hair and 1 of the handwashing stations has been complete. Next up is painting, flooring and putting in a washroom & sanitation room. As of right now we have no opening date from the province and we are still a few weeks away from being finished. Soon as we have an opening date we will provide the details!
We never really talk about it but it matters! I used to see Vagasil in someones shower and immediately think "ew" in my head but as I became older and truly understand the health and anatomy of our bodies we truly should be using feminine washes!! Feminine wash isn't always for use when we detect there's an issue it should be used daily. It helps balance our pH which is very important down there. Traditional soaps and body washes are too harsh for our vagina area and this is why I have been teaching high and low for a source for feminine wash that's good, affordable and Canadian and I have found just the one. Sweet Spot is from Halifax, NS and we will be retailing it in the salon the wash and wipes will only be $15 plus tax and the exfoliating wipes $25. I will also be adding Vajacials as a service, this is a treatment for the external surface to exfoliate and help treat, reduce and extract ingrown hairs. So it's basically a facial but for your lady bits.
I began my spray tanning journey in 2014, I started by doing some extensive research on brands and what was available to Canada and which companies actually offered training. I began taking online training courses with Norvell. I took virtual classes with the head trainer Brandon who is still with Norvell and became certified for the first time in 2015. I took three courses they offered. I then did an upgraded course in 2018 and decided to take the NUDA branding course in 2019. I have been certified to offer spray tanning for 5 years on February 11th, and it is one of my favourite services to offer and I also enjoy being spray tanned. In NB anyone can offer spray tanning without being trained, certified, licensed or insured which is a tiny bit scary as you really learn the ins/outs of spray tanning and proper troubleshooting for when things go wrong. I take pride in only offering services I have been professionally trained and certified in. Today in the salon I offer professional spray tanning exclusively using NUDA products, I always guarantee my work and will continue to do so :). Prices for are $35 +tax for regular and $40 +tax for rapid and the #1 question I get asked is what's the difference... so the difference is personal preference, you will get a flawless tan with both options. Regular solutions come in 4 different shades: latte, moka, espresso & hot chocolate each of these achieve a natural looking tan for every different skin tone. Regular tans are left on the skin for a minimum of 12 hours and can be worn over night after 12 hours it won't develop darker as time goes on when the right shade is chosen for you. After the 12 hours you shower. Rapid tan comes in two options: cappuccino & milkshake, cappuccino is the original rapid formula they launched and then milkshake came out with a purple undertone to prevent people with "yellow-ish" skin to not look orange. Both rapid solutions are on the skin for 3, 4 or 5 hours the determining factor is your skin tone and what you want for an end result, we will determine this together. NUDA will not make you orange that is also another top question, they have developed an amazing product and I have experience nothing but amazing results since switching brands and as an added bonus it's CANADIAN by two ladies from Quebec. Nuda is vegan, cruelty, paraben and gluten free. Nuda spray tans last up to 10 days with proper skin prep and maintenance.
Everything you need to know!!
#1 question, will my facial hair come back in black and thicker?
ANSWER NO that’s a myth, vellus hair (peach fuzz) and terminal hair are completely different. Your hair grows back the same as it was before, our hormones are what decide if a hair is going to become a terminal hair.
Benefits of dermaplaning:
-removes peach fuzz
-removes dead skin
-brightens the skin
-smooths the skin
Dermaplaning can be paired with a facial and can also be followed by a mild chemical peel.
People with cystic acne unfortunately are not candidates for dermaplaning as it’s done manually with a scalpel and will cut the acne and spread the bacteria, mild breakouts are ok for this treatment.
Yes we use a blade, yes you can get cut.... when having this treatment it’s held on an angle to scrape the surface of the skin, breakouts can cause minor knicks which is similar to a poet cut and most people don’t even notice if this happens. When having dermaplaning done it is extremely important to remain still and NOT talk, talking moves the jaw which is right where we work with the blade and increases the chances of being cut.
This treatment can be repeated every 6 weeks and will leave your skin feeling smooth and looking bright.
Redness can occur but doesn’t last, for the first 24 hours it is recommended that you avoid excessive sweating/heat/hot showers, and no makeup until the following day.
Basic Dermaplaning $50
-cleanse of the skin
Rejuvenating Dermaplaning $75
-cleanse of the skin
-mild peel (5mins)