Eye treatments are a quick, easy and effective way to change or enhance your appearance and flatter your facial features. Eye treatments include, eyebrow shaping, eyelash and eyebrow tinting and eyelash perming.

Eyebrow shaping is the removal of superfluous hair to enhance the shape of the natural brow. The normal eyebrow should look like the wings of a bird in flight: thicker at the inner corner of the eye, tapering to an arch and narrowing at the end of the brow. As the eyebrows frame the face, they should be in balance with the rest of the facial features.

eyelash and eyebrow tinting

Eyelash and eyebrow tinting will enhance the general appearance of your eyes and is particularly beneficial for people who participate in sporting activities, especially swimming. Unlike mascara the effect is very natural- so no more panda eyes!

Eyelash tinting involves carefully dying the lashes with safe, natural tints, to give them a natural, luscious, darker appearance. Many different eyelash tint colours (including blues, browns, blacks and greys) are available to complement your skin and hair colouring perfectly.

Eyebrow tinting involves carefully dying the eyebrows with safe, natural tints. The dye will be left on the brows for a much shorter time than an eyelash tint as the colour will develop much quicker.

A patch test is required at least 24 hours prior to treatment. The test involves putting a tiny amount of the mixed dye onto the skin, either on the inside of the elbow or out of sight behind the ear. This is to ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients used in the products. If you have had a patch test at another salon you will still need a repeat test, as different brands may cause different reactions.

Benefits of eyelash and eyebrow tinting

  • Enhance general appearance of eyes.
  • Great for people with known sensitivity to make-up.
  • Good for sporting activities, especially swimming.
  • Good for people with no time to apply make-up daily.
  • Good for people who wear contact lenses or glasses.
  • Good for people with fine eyebrows.

Eyelash perm

This treatment is a semi-permanent way of curling the upper lashes and the result will last from 4-6 weeks; as the old hairs are lost and replaced with new hairs the curl diminishes. The use of perming solutions, although chemically based, is far less damaging than regular use of eyelash curlers.

Eyelash perming is recommended

  • To emphasise the eyelashes, making the eye look larger and to give more definition.
  • For clients who wear contact lenses or glasses.
  • For mature clients with sagging eyelids.
  • For clients who do not wish to wear mascara.
  • For holidays or for sports women.
  • For clients living or working in hot environments.
  • For clients who have short straight lashes.
  • For special occasions.

Contra-indications that prevent an eye treatment from being carried out

  • Conjunctivitis.
  • Stye.
  • Blepharitis.
  • Virul infections.
  • Bruising to the area.
  • Reaction to a patch test for tinting and perming.

Immediate aftercare advice

  • Do not touch or rub the area immediately after treatment.
  • Cooling mild antiseptic products, e.g. witch hazel, should be applied to the area.
  • No make-up should be applied to the area for 12 hours, as the follicles are open and infection may occur.
  • If redness or irritation occurs apply damp cotton wool pad to the area.
  • The effects will last approximately 4-6 weeks depending on how quickly the hairs grow out.
  • Stray re-growth hairs can be removed at intervals to prolong the effect of eyebrow shaping.
  • Strong sunlight will make the results fade faster.