Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Are eyebrow extensions the next big beauty trend? I think so!Everything You Need to Know About the Celeb-Tested, Luxury Service


Los Angeles – Drop your tweezers and step away from the wax! Big, bushy and bold eyebrows are once again fashionable – and you can even get extensions to help you achieve the look. I have been doing eyebrow extensions for over 10 years but now they are actually popular! Have you ever watched a movie and noticed an actor's eyebrows look totally different on screen than they do in real life? Perhaps it's great film editing or makeup magic? Or maybe you just saw the grand effects of really good eyebrow extensions? You may have already heard of eyelash extensions—the process in which one synthetic or mink hair is hand-glued to one natural eyelash for a more dramatic effect. Well, now, brows are only an appointment away. Some celebs even opt for eyebrow extensions to change their look for specific roles. Eyebrows are so inherently important for the symmetry of you face. They provide a youthful lift to the eye area (where many of us age first) and correct many over-tweezed, over-waxed and generally thinned out brow lines. Eyebrow extensions are arguably one of the biggest beauty trends currently available, however, they aren’t exactly new. Eyebrow Extensions do not last as long as Eyelash Extensions and can fall out in 2 weeks. They are great for pictures or the red carpet or special event as they can get quite costly. The service takes anywhere from an hour to 2 hours to complete, and costs between $175 to $300. Once completed, the brow extensions will last a couple of weeks. “It looks so real. You can’t tell the difference between the Brow Extensions and a natural hair.” The adhesive can attach to existing hairs, or directly onto the skin. Because of this, it’s a viable option for women who have lost eyebrow hairs for medical reasons, like cancer treatments or alopecia. “We’ve had people tear up, because they can’t believe they look like they have eyebrows again.” So, what exactly does the luxury service entail? Here's everything you need to know. Prep for the Appointment: "Come without any eye makeup or eye cream," Shower and wash your hair too. "These products can interfere with the adhesive's bond and ultimately the life of the eyebrow extensions. It's also a good idea to let the client's natural eyebrows grow out as much as possible to allow for as much of the extensions to be directly placed hair to hair." It Takes Patience and Money: A technician glues 200-400 singular strands of hair to either your existing brow hair or skin. "The process usually takes approximately an hour give or take, depending upon the request or needs of the client," said Charity. "The average rates also depend upon the request or needs of the client, but you can expect to spend between $150-$300 nationally." They Aren't Permanent: "Eyebrow extensions can last between 1-3 weeks with the proper care and maintenance. The best way to care for your extensions is to be as gentle as possible—meaning don't brush through them with too much vigor, avoid using oils around the brow line and keep your shower steam to a minimum. Excessive sweating is also a no-no,".

All Brides-To-Be! How To Do Pre-Wedding Facials (And Look Amazing In Those Photos)


Your wedding day - it's the one day of your life when your skin needs to look flawless. Between seeing everyone you've ever known since you were a little and having a bazillion and one photos of your face taken it can be stressful. When planning your wedding a great skincare plan should be included. Whenever I am preparing a client for wedding makeup I think A pre-wedding facial is the most important part of looking great on that special day. 'For a bride, the worst thing to do is wait until the last minute to tackle any skin issues, even if your concerns are mild. Having a series of professional skin treatments and facials in the run up to the wedding is ideal in preventing blemishes and skin conditions as well as to give your skincare professional a chance to check that your home care products are suitable to your skin. Treatments should coincide with skin’s renewal, which happens every five to seven weeks to aid this process and to keep congestion and puffiness under control. For new treatments and those new to facials, it’s important to leave at least six weeks before the wedding to see how the skin reacts. If all is well, the treatment should be repeated the week before the wedding. I recommend nightly treatments and advanced skincare to those who suffer from specific skin care concerns, such as rosacea or pigmentation. I would advise starting these kinds of treatments at least six months before the wedding day. It can take a few treatments to get the skin to good condition and there can be some reaction during the course, so it is best to have the stronger corrective treatments early on and the maintenance treatments closer to the big day. If you can't wait an Oxygen facial is perfect 2 days before as it is no ebrasive and plumps up the skin. Try a mild chemical peel or Ultra Sonic facial to brighten skin before your wedding day. I would recommend six to eight treatments at one to two week intervals with the last one a few days before the big day. At home, make sure you’re using a moisture binding humectant like the Revival Mask in conjunction with a mild daily Vitamin A product like Cquence! and a Gentle Cleanse, £7. If you've got…mild acne/occasional breakouts You should try the Medical-Facial, or a mild chemical peel (especially one with salicylic acid). I would recommend you have six to ten treatments at seven to ten day intervals, the last one a few days days before. For home use, look for Sebu gel, which is a great topical product for acne prone skin, but it can be a little drying so always use a light oil-free moisturizer too.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ultra Sonic Medical Facial from Environ and an Organic Facelift together at last in a beauty and wellness app


The Ultra Sonic Medical Facial and Organic Facelift have been two of our most popular services this year so far!! With summer on the way getting your skin clear and face looking amazing with less stress is always the goal. Here is how it works and more about these amazing treatments. First you will get to enjoy the Ultra Sonic Medical Facial (this is 60 minutes and does not hurt a bit.) During an Ultrasonic Medical Facial, high level sound wave technology is used to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal and repair, toning muscles, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, combating puffiness and swelling and improving skin care product penetration. While using 12 step Medical grade products that will be introduced into the skin. Next the Neuro Muscular therapist (Micah Skye) will arrive when your facial is complete and start the organic facelift. It is best to prepare by drinking alot of water and not eating anything acidic 24 hours before getting the treatment. This is a sequence of neuromuscular releases that clear all the memory patterns from all your expressions and micro expressions that you accumulate in your face over your life. This release clears the tissue for the creation of new memory expressions while giving the epidermal and dermal layers time to heal. It also activates the body to produce its own natural releases of collagen which lifts and tones the muscles of the face. This is 45 minutes long and will be face changing for you. For this limited introductory time both services will be at a discounted price. Normally $800 for both treatments from July 15th to July July 23rd 2015 there will be a $200 discount for both of these services. Call me with any questions (310)967-7701 I hope you have a great week! Christine Reed

My new Favorite Facial The "Ultra Sonic Medical Facial "


What Is Ultrasonic Facial Treatment? Ultrasonic Facial During an Ultrasonic Medical Facial, high level sound wave technology is used to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal and repair, toning muscles, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, combating puffiness and swelling and improving skin care product penetration. Ultrasound may be used on most parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, breasts, stomach, waist, hips, buttocks, and legs. How Does The Ultra Sonic Medical Facial Work? The application of ultrasonic frequency to increase cellular turnover, plump up and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, relieve puffy eyes, reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve acne, tighten enlarged pores, fade dark eye circles, freckles and old age spots and even repair scar damage. The process is safe, painless and gentle and is can even be used by sensitive skin types such as those with Rosacea. Used with a 12 step medical program (depending on the clients skin type.) It takes an hour and results are imediate. This antibacterial cleansing action also helps prevent the onset of acne and blemishes and the skin is left feeling instantly energized, rosy, firm, refreshed and noticeably softer - even after just one application What Are The Benefits Of The Ultrasonic Medical Facial Treatment? These facials offer a safe and gentle alternative to dramatic plastic surgery procedures, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, Collagen and Botox injections and other invasive skin rejuvenation treatments. I do not recommend this if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, heart disease history or other medical condition. Stimulates Blood Circulation Aids in Lymphatic Drainage Gently Exfoliates Away Dead Skin Cells Increases Cell Metabolism Cleanses Away Toxins Enhances Skin Care Product Performance Tightens and Tones Neck, Body and Facial Skin Diminishes Wrinkles and Fine Lines Reduces The Appearance of Congested, Puffy Eyes Refines Large Pores Improves Upon Skin Texture and Tone Clarifies Acne and Blemishes Lightens Dark Under Eye Circles Reduces The Appearance of Cellulite and Fat Deposits Fades Scars, Freckles, Age Spots and Redness Are Ultrasonic Facials Safe? The Ultrasonic Medical Facial is considered a safe, easy and gentle skin rejuvenation treatment however the following precautions should be taken:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Facelift in a bottle is the best new product from Environ

The Environ Intensive Revival Masque perfects the art of creating visibly luminous, radiant, smoother, younger and revitalised skin.It is an exciting ground breaking product from Environ. The brainchild of Dr Fernandes who wanted to develop a product that literally was like a “face lift in a bottle”, Revival Masque has been extensively trialled for over 4 years with a 99% satisfaction rate. Revival Masque works because of this unique combination of 3 acids (Asiatic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid) at this PH and % which work together to trigger the release of growth factors from the keratinocyte cells. This product will lighten pigmentation marks, reduce lines and wrinkles making skin tighter, smoother, more radiant and younger looking. Stimulates skin cells to produce growth factors that are important in the regenerative processes of the skin. Powerful promoter of the natural moisturising factors of the skin (GAGS) Lifts and firms the skin – dramatically tightens Lightens pigmentation and gives skin radiant quality Reduces size of open pores WHO IS IT FOR First time users to Environ (You don’t have to be on the Environ skincare range to enjoy this product..however, it’s amazing if you are.) All skin types.Photo damage. Scarring. Loose lax skin. Open pores. For maximum benefits use in conjunction with Environ vitamin A creams. The shelf life of the product once opened is 12 weeks, however unopened is 24 months. Use for 4 – 6 months for maximum benefits Recommended to be used during winter months, but may be used all year round provided a broad spectrum sunscreen is applied daily HOW TO APPLY First Week -10 minute application ( 2 applications in first week depending on skin sensitivity) Use in the evening ONLY. Pre-cleanse, Cleanse, Tone. Then using the spatula apply a small 20p size into the hands and apply a thin layer to the face, neck and décolleté. Leave on the skin for 10 mins and then remove with tepid water. Follow with your Environ regime Advanced Use Below is a Step-Up Programme Please read this before progressing on to advanced use through the Step-up programme. This WILL NOT be suitable for all skins and you must call us to get a more bespoke direction on progressive use.This is dependent upon your reaction to previous application. Do not progress onto the next step until the skin is completely comfortable. Do Not use other exfoliating products. DO NOT USE CLARISONIC or other types of brush cleanse. DO NOT apply just before a facial (Or the night before) Do NOT apply in the evening after a facial or the night after (if your skin is sensitive) HOW TO USE The STEP UP ROUTINE WEEK 2 Use 2/3 x per week (either 2 x for 20 min or 3 x for 10 min, based solely on your skin sensitivity, Please ask for bespoke advise on your particular needs for your skin if you are in doubt) WEEK 3 Use 3/5 x per week for 20 min (or 10 min if sensitive) WEEK 4 If you have been successful at using 5 x in this week at 20 min applications, then try using 5 x a week overnight using the overnight application (See Below) Overnight application. Pre-cleanse. Cleanse Tone. Apply Environ boosters and moisturisers first.Leave to absorb for 20 minutes. Follow with a thin layer of Revival Masque. Leave on overnight.Remove with water in the morning WEEK 5 ONLY FOR ADVANCED ENVIRON USERS (if you are not using Environ, please maintain your application from week 4 ) Use 3 TO 7 times a week at night only.Use the cosmetic roll cit for 5 – 10 minutes. Leave on the skin overnight (as described above) COST= It cost $85 and stock is now available. Priority is given to those who pre-order. Book a free Revival Mask when you book any service in July at www.platinumimageservices.com