January 2018- Simply Pretty Skin is now Self(ish)Skin & Brow Bar
Elmhurst, IL Clinical Esthetician and Brow Expert, Nia Molina to open a chic new Facial & Brow Bar that offers services for every budget & time constraint!
Elmhurst now has a new bar on the block! Self(ish) Skin & Brow Bar by Nia Molina, clinical esthetician and brow expert at Judith B is creating just that in downtown Elmhurst. A Facial/ Brow Bar is an innovative concept as a way to to offer quick spa services, while still delivering the feel of a full spa treatment to clients.
Nia Molina, located at Judith B, states “As a clinical esthetician my mission is to improve skin health & care and make facials affordable for everyone.” A Facial Bar will allow her to deliver exceptional service and offer high quality products, so clients can walk out of the salon with beautiful and rejuvenated skin.
Nia offers an extensive Facial Bar menu, including the SkinCeuticals Professional Peels, Derma Needling, Dermaplaning, High Frequency Therapy, Red & Blue Light Therapy and Facial Ultrasound Services.
Aside from facials, Nia provides expert brow shaping along with brow & lash tinting. Packages available. She has been featured in Lucky and Chicago Magazine
Important Information and Policies Regarding Permanent Makeup :
A consultation is required at least one week before your appointment.
One retouch is included with initial Permanent Makeup services and must be used within 4 weeks of the service.
A non-refundable deposit is required to hold all appointments.
Your eyebrows will be drawn on by Nia to the desired shape before the procedure. You will approve the shape and color before starting. Colors may be customized to match your exact specifications. Everything will be approved by you before it is tattooed. If you choose to draw your own eye brow shape you will be asked to sign and additional release form. Permanent Makeup should be considered carefully; your decision should not be made quickly. You should check your technician(s)’ tattoo / makeup licenses and certifications. We reserve the right to cancel your appointment if you experience any unusual behavior or anxiety related to the procedure. (Deposits are non- refundable)
Please view all of the information on prep and after care.
If you have difficult skin or are using improper skin care, there will be charges for additional touch-ups.
Prices are subject to change. Clients that have had Permanent Makeup performed by another technician will be charged the full price for the first visit regardless of the procedure. Any client that does not show for a scheduled appointment will forfeit their deposit and will be required to pay for any future appointments in full, prior to their scheduled appointment.
Visitors are not allowed in the procedure rooms per the Department of Public Health. The procedure rooms are sanitized and we need to be free of distraction while the procedure is being performed.
All appointments require a $100.00 deposit. (Deposits are used towards the supplies and the time allotted for each client.) Deposits are NON-refundable; a 24-hour notice is needed to cancel all appointments. Missed appointments without 24-hour notice will count as a “No-Show” and the deposit will be forfeited. Cancelled appointments with paid deposits will need to be re-booked within 6 months as circumstances regarding Permanent Makeup may change. Missed appointments or “No-Shows” will be asked to pay in full to re-book future appointments. Missed appointments for additional services such as retouch appointments and multiple prepaid service packages will count as a “visit” and will not be rescheduled.
**To avoid unfair delays to other clients, if you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment it will be necessary to reschedule**
We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise that could force you to postpone/reschedule your procedure. Please understand that such changes affect not only your technician, but other clients as well. If you choose to reschedule your appointment, a minimum 24-hour notice is mandatory, and the deposit is non-refundable.
The 2nd touch-up appointment is crucial for the best results. (This must be done within 4-6 weeks of the original appointment)
Additional touch-up appointments start at $150.00
Healed results vary with each individual client as everyone’s skin is different. No guarantee will be made, and additional sessions (at a minimum charge) may be required to obtain optimal results. Although I do my best to provide you with a quality service, many factors can result in a less than desired outcome as each client will heal differently. Please refer to my prep and after care instructions to see if Permanent Makeup is a good fit for your lifestyle.
Permanent Makeup FAQs
What is Permanent Makeup?
This medically developed procedure is a method of implanting color pigments into the skin to create a lasting cosmetic effect.
Why use Permanent Makeup?
- Permanent Makeup gives you the freedom to swim, exercise, shower, and even cry- without worrying about your makeup smearing or coming off; it can also save you time in your daily routine.
- Permanent Makeup allows you the option to enhance your natural features or to create a dramatic effect. The choice is yours!
- Permanent Makeup is perfect for the woman who is allergic to standard cosmetics on the market.
- It is ideal for women with poor eyesight; a polished look without the daily hassle.
- It is ideal for cancer or thyroid patients.
What can Permanent Makeup do for me?
Eyebrows: Permanent eyebrows will make the brows look fuller, more natural, and add the perfect balance to your face. You will never need to use brow pencil again! Permanent Makeup can be applied in the hair stroke or solid technique.
Eyeliner: Eyeliner is applied in the lash line to enhance your eyelashes and to make your eyes stand out. You can choose a natural look or a dramatic look.
How long does Permanent Makeup last?
The treatment is permanent; it will not wash off. However, it will soften with age, sun, skin peel, cleansing lotions, and will sometimes need to be retouched. A retouch will depend on each individual person to how soon they will need to be done.
What colors are available?
Color selection today is unlimited; if you don’t find a color on the color chart, a color can be custom-blended to suit your needs.
How long does it take?
Most sessions take one to two hours. Eyebrow applications may take longer due to the design time. A retouch (which is included in the original fee) will take from 1/2 to one hour.
Does it hurt?
A topical numbing cream is applied. It is important that you do not use an injection to numb the area as this will cause the pigment to migrate in the skin. Comfort levels vary from person to person.
Could I have an allergic reaction?
There is very little chance of an allergic reaction. The pigments that are used are safe and approved for use on the face. A patch test is administered before proceeding.
Is it safe?
Yes; this procedure is done under strict sterilization protocol.
Is it a form of tattoo?
Yes; it is considered a form of a tattoo. Although the permanent makeup goes into the second layer of skin, these pigments will not turn the skin blue or pink like tattoo ink will.
Can I go back to work the same day?
Yes; most people do return to work the same day. You may have swelling or puffiness. Your eyes will look like you had a good cry after the eyeliner. The lips stay swollen for about three days. The eyebrows have very little swelling. Bruising and swelling may occur differently in each individual; this may last 3-5 days. The intensity of the color will be about 50% darker in the first week or two. Instructions will be given to care for your Permanent Makeup following the procedure.
What is the difference between a tattoo artist and a Permanent Makeup technician?
A Permanent Makeup technician has been trained in that particular field, and usually has a background in the beauty or cosmetic industry. A background in the cosmetic or beauty industry is very important as this allows them to have a vast knowledge of the balance and proportioning of the face. Although a tattoo artist may be very talented, if the wrong pigment is used, the results could be dissatisfying; the color could turn blue or to an undesirable shade. The proper tool or machine is also important because the skin on the face is thinner than the rest of your body. The first thing you should look for is if your technician is actually wearing the permanent cosmetic make- up. Ask for references of people done years earlier to be sure they didn’t fade to an unwanted color. Also ask to see diplomas or certifications. Some tattoo artists have also trained in permanent cosmetic makeup, but most haven’t.
What to expect after your Permanent Makeup Service:
Please realize Permanent Makeup almost always takes 2 times to look the way you would like it.
Most people do require a follow-up visit to “fine tune” the procedure.
You can expect some swelling, redness, and soreness especially on older skin; this will vary depending on each individual person.
You may see some color loss after a few days; this is normal * In some rare cases some skin will not hold pigment; this is out of our control and we cannot return your money in this situation.
Please keep in mind that only one follow-up visit is included in the initial price.
*You must carefully follow the before and after care instructions to ensure good results.
*You may cause harm to your skin if you rub or pick at your freshly-done makeup.
If the prep and after care instructions are not properly followed, this could cause the makeup to not “take” or heal properly- causing a person to need more than 1 or 2 treatments (only 2 treatments total are included in the initial cost). Any more visits will require additional charges
The most experienced tech could perform your services, but if the proper prep and after care are not followed this could affect the results of healing.
Permanent Make up is a three-part process:
Preparing for the service
Your technician performing the service
Following the aftercare instructions
When having a service done – most importantly the eyeliner procedure- you must do your best to hold still – (it will be numbed). Too much movement will result in the needle bouncing on the skin, making the needles unable to penetrate the skin during the procedure. If the needles do not penetrate the skin due to excessive moving around, this could also result in color loss.
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