Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL BUSINESS INFORMATION

Why is the business address not listed?
Our business address is not listed because we have an in-home business. To protect the privacy of our home and to limit clients from showing up at our doorstep outside of our appointment hours, we have chosen to not place our physical address on the Internet.
When will I receive the business address?
After you book the appointment and the appointment is confirmed, you will receive an email and/or text disclosing the address.
Do you accept walk-ins?
At this moment, we are not accepting walk-ins. All our services are by appointment only. Our appointment hours are Monday through Friday, from 6pm to 8pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.
Do I have to complete the Client Intake forms before my appointment?
It is recommended that our clients complete the Client Intake Packet along with the Questionnaire for the service they are interested in having completed before the scheduled appointment. Clients can choose to print out or email the forms.

BODY CONTOURING

VACUUM THERAPY

What is Vacuum Therapy?
Vacuum Therapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive way to enlarge and tone the buttocks, hip, or breast. The vacuum machine helps with mobilizing the fat cells to the desired area. It also gradually lifts and pumps the buttocks. Vacuum Therapy stimulates the muscles, breaks the cellulite and fat deposits, remove toxins and improves the lymphatic drainage.   Vacuum Therapy also helps restore the natural elasticity of the skin to soften the appearance of skin wrinkles and dimples.
When can I return to work or normal activities?
Vacuum Therapy is completely non-surgical, so you would typically be able to return to normal activities immediately after the session. Some clients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness and minor discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely within 24 hours. Often, clients return to work after the session is over.
Is Vacuum Therapy painful?
Vacuum Therapy is painless, safe and highly effective in stimulating muscle toning.Some clients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness and minor discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely within 24 hours. .
Will my results be permanent?
We guarantee visible and long-lasting results! We recommend that our clients follow proper diet and exercise, and train your body by wearing a compression garment for a longer lasting result.
How many sessionsare need?
A minimum of 6 sessions, which may be alternated with other technologies are required for long-lasting results. The result can be maintained with monthly or quarterly sessions.
Other than enhancing the buttocks, hip, and breast, what else can vacuum therapy do?  
Other than enhancement the buttocks, hips, and breast vacuum therapy can also be used to remove cellulite, shape the waist or body, for facial rejuvenation, toning and strengthening body parts, and much more.
What happens during the treatment?
Your Beauty Expert will begin your session with a consultation to determine if you are safe candidate for Vacuum Therapy and discuss the ideal goals and a treatment plan. You will begin with 15 minutes on the Body Vibration Machine, after the treatment area will be messaged, before cups will be placed on the treated area for a period of 40-60 minutes. The pressure is adjusted according to the patient’s comfort and the discretion of the therapist (this depends on the tone of the buttock) – and system using pulse frequency.

CELLULITE APPEARANCE REDUCTION

How does cellulite appearance reduction work?
During your treatment session, infrared light is used to heat the skin. This causes the underlying collagen in the skin to contract, which ends up tightening the skin as a whole. The result is a smoother, less cellulite-filled skin that feels soft and looks great!
Is this process safe?
Absolutely!
How many sessions will it take for the surface of skin to be completely cellulite-free?
On average, about 4-8 sessions. However results may vary depending on each individual.
How often can a session be performed?
A session can be performed about once a week.
Does the skin only tighten directly during the session?
Not always. While the treatment causes the skin to heat up and tighten on its own during the process, sometimes after the procedure, dimpling and cellulite around the buttocks, thighs, or other adipose-filled areas will diminish over time.
For more information, who do I call?
Contact G House of Beauty for more facts about the cellulite appearance reduction process!

SKIN TIGHTENING

What is skin tightening?
Skin Tightening is a non-surgical and non-invasive option for those looking for sag-free skin. These treatments use infrared light to heat the skin. This heat causes the underlying collagen to contract immediately, thus tightening your skin. Your skin may tighten more after the procedure as the collagen continues to contract gradually.
What is the laser skin tightening procedure like?
During a laser skin tightening treatment session, the Beauty Expert message the area and apply short pulses to the skin. Most treatments require the Beauty Expert to go over the treatment area at least three times for best results. Sessions last usually around 45 minutes to an hour.
Will I see results immediately?
Generally, clients will see results after 2 or 3 sessions.
How many treatments do I need?
Recommended sessions for results depends on the condition of the skins. Four to six sessions are recommended for noticeable results. Client can come in for treatment up to three times a week.
How often should I get the procedure?
For best results, clients can come in up to three times a week. The results can be maintained with monthly or quarterly sessions.
Can I go back to work after the procedure?
Skin tightening is completely non-surgical and non-invasive, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately after their session. Often, clients return to work after the session is over.
Can skin tightening be combined with other treatments?
Yes, skin tightening can be done in conjunction with other treatments (Body Wrap, Cellulite Appearance Reduction, and Vacuum Therapy). The different treatment can work together synergistically to produce a better result, therefor it is highly recommended.

WRAP

What is a Body Wrap?
Body Wrap is an advanced tightening program which uses natural ingredients to draw out toxins and tighten skin.
How does it work?
Your body will be wrapped in plastic then heated, causing weight loss through sweating.
Is this just a temporary water loss?
No. This is the most commonly-asked question about body wrapping. Our Premium Blend Sea Clay is a toning, firming and detoxifying process which results in inch loss in wrapped areas by contouring flesh. This is not a weight loss product, but you will lose inches in the treated areas. We recommend drinking 4 to 6 glasses of water a day following the wrap to allow the body to complete the detoxifying process through your body's natural elimination system.
How long does it last?
The body will naturally begin to re-toxify in 30 to 60 days. As long as you maintain your weight, and exercise program you wrap results should last for 6-12 months. Avoiding fried foods, alcohol, caffeine, salt, sugar, and other toxic heavy foods will substantially delay the re-toxifying process. As the body re-toxifies, some of the inches lost will return.
Does it involve dieting?
No, dieting is required to perform a body wrap and loss inches, however, body wrapping is a great when combined with a proper diet and exercise program. The process of losing weight naturally breaks down fat molecules in the body. These molecules release toxins into the soft tissue of the skin and can result in the skin appearing loose. The Body Wrap will detoxify, firm and tighten the skin.
How many inches will I lose?
This can depend on a lot of things, but you will see tightening, firming and cellulite reduction after the first session. Typically, people will see 1 or more inches loss on the treated area .
How long does a body wrap take?
A full body wrap takes about 1-1.5 hours.
What should I wear to be wrapped?
To maximize the coverage of our Body Wrap solution we will provide disposable bra and panty for you to use during your session.
How often can I get a body wrap?
The body wrap is a safe and effective process and you can do it often as you wish for inch loss results. If you are losing weight, a continuing series will show results and keep tightening the skin to your new shape. Many people are happy after just one wrap. Others wrap every month and some twice a month.
What should I do after the wrap?
It takes about 3 days for the skin to fully adapt to the tissue reduction. You can assist this process by avoiding fried foods, alcohol, caffeine, salt, sugar, and other toxic heavy foods for several days following the wrap. We also recommend not using creams or lotions and taking only lukewarm showers during these days, keeping the solutions in the pores to continue attracting toxins. After three days, you should take a hot shower, which will open your pores and flush out the toxins. You can repeat the wrap again on day three.
Why do you use plastic wrap in your wrap treatments?
The reason that we utilize plastic wrap is that it stretches, allowing us to contour and shape the tissues. Wrapping the body allows us to create even pressure to stimulate the lymphatic system. This process allows the body to detox the tissues, which breaks down cellulite and creates a smooth, even, toned appearance on the surface of the skin.
Can I have a body wrap if I am pregnant?
No. We would always advise one to wait until they are no longer pregnant to use any products that are detoxifying to the body because toxins are stirred up in the body.
Can I have a body wrap if I am breastfeeding?
We strongly recommend that anyone who is nursing does not have a body wrap because the wrap encourages toxins to circulate in the body.
What to except during a session?
The body wrap started with a dry brush treatment to exfoliate the skin to prepare it to receive the Body Wrap solution. After the Body Wrap solution is lathered onto the skin, you will be wrapped with plastic wrap and placed in a Sauna Slimming Blanket for a period of 40-60 minutes.

EYELASH CARE

What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions is a service that lengthens and thickens the look of your natural eyelashes. Lash extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
What do eyelash extensions look like when applied?
With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash applied to one natural lash, the look and feel is completely natural. No one will know you have extensions. They would just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!
Do you accept walk-ins?
At this moment, we are not accepting walk-ins. All our services are by appointment only. Our appointment hours are Monday through Friday, from 6pm to 8pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.
Do I have to complete the Client Intake forms before my appointment?
It is recommended that our clients complete the Client Intake Packet along with the Questionnaire for the service they are interested in having completed before the scheduled appointment. Clients can choose to print out or email the forms.
Can I apply eyelash extensions to my own lashes?
No. Only a trained professional will be able to safely apply eyelash extensions. Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury or clumpy, and unnatural looking lashes.
Describe the lash extension process?
You will be reclined comfortably with your eyes closed, while yourBeauty Expert apply lashes to your natural lashes. The process is relaxing and comfortable that many clients fall asleep.
How long will a set of eyelash extensions last?
When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Every client’s experience will differ based on their day to day activities, but touch-ups are generally required every 2 weeks. Most clients do not experience irritation with the adhesive, but everyone has a different sensitivity level.
How often should I get touch-up my eyelash extension?
We recommend getting a touch-up every 2 weeks to fill in any lashes that has fallen out. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 45 - 60 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as exposure to steam or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A full set is recommended every three months.
Will eyelash extension harm or damage my natural lashes?
If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes.
Can I apply mascara to eyelash extensions?
Yes, even though mascara is not really required since the extensions give the illusion of wearing mascara it can be worn. Use only water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall out, sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. ONLY USE SOAP AND WATER to wash the mascara, and not a make-up remover, which can pull on or damage the extensions.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing eyelash extensions?
Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you do not wash your eye area for 24 hours after the eyelash application.
Can I use Eyelash Curlers with eyelash extensions?
We do not recommend using mechanical or manual eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is required we recommend using heated eyelash curler. Use carefully, as excessive heat can relax and straighten the extensions.
How do I take care of my new eyelash extensions?
A set of instruction will be provided to you after your eyelash extensions have been applied. This includes things to do, avoid, and how to properly clean your eyelash extensions.
How long will it take to apply eyelash extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 1 to2 hours. You will lie comfortably on a massage or facial table with your eyes closed. Your Beauty Expert will then apply an under-eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes. The extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions are available in several lengths and thickness. We recommend consulting with your Beauty Expert first to see what type of style, length, thickness and fullness is best for your lashes.

EYEBROW CARE

How does this procedure work?
Adhesive is applied by your Beauty Expert which bonds the brow hairs to your skin.
How long will the eyebrow extensions stay in?
They will last from 6- 8 weeks, depending on how well they are cared for.
When can I wash my face again after the procedure?
You can wash your face after a minimum of 12 hours. You should not get your face wet two hours after the appointment, and 48 hours is ideal to get the most out of the adhesive bonding process. You can use a dry washcloth over your brows to protect them from getting damp while washing your face regularly.
How often should I have them touched up?
Schedule a touch up appointment every 2-3 weeks.
How can I get them removed?
Contact your Beauty Expert or local aesthetician for removal of eyebrow extensions.

MAKEUP

What types of products do you use? Are they good for photography?
All of the makeup products are Professional Brands that are designed to give long lasting results and photograph flawlessly.  They are bought through professional retailers and are not brands that you will typically find in the stores.
Do you do tattoo cover-ups?
We do tattoo cover-ups by use special makeup made for covering up tattoos with color correction and camouflage technique.
Do you accept walk-ins?
At this moment, we are not accepting walk-ins. All our services are by appointment only. Our appointment hours are Monday through Friday, from 6pm to 8pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.
Do I have to complete the Client Intake forms before my appointment?
It is recommended that our clients complete the Client Intake Packet along with the Questionnaire for the service they are interested in having completed before the scheduled appointment. Clients can choose to print out or email the forms.
How long will my makeup last?
The makeup will last all day (8-12 hours). Airbrush makeup lasts up to 15 hours depending on the weather conditions. To keep the makeup looking flawless touch up with blot powder or blot paper and touch up your lips is required throughout the day.
What happens if I cry/sweat?
Our makeup is water resistant or waterproof, from the foundation to the mascara
What if I’m not used to wearing makeup?
We always work with each client to ensure he or she looks their absolute best. If you don’t wear makeup we will work together to create a look that enhances your best features. If you don't want to look too "made up" a soft, a natural look is recommended. 
I am not sure what makeup look I want, can a Beauty Expert help?
A Beauty Expert is available to recommend looks that fits your personality, face type and other features.
Can you duplicate a makeup look from pictures in magazines?
The client should bring the photo with him/her during his/her session. We will discuss customizing color and making minor change to complement your face type and other features.
How do you keep your products sanitary?
Brushes are cleaned before each work day, and cleaned with antibacterial brush cleaner between clients.  Lipsticks and other products are not shared between clients, they are always taken out with spatulas and then mixed on a sanitized cosmetic palette.  All eye shadows and eye/lip liners are disinfected with cosmetic sanitizer between usages as well. 
Do you provide on-site services?
Service are available on-site depending on your location.  I can come to the church, hotel, your home, or wherever you are most comfortable and is the most convenient for you.
Do you provide services for large party?
Yes, I can accommodate as many as possible before your photos, depending on how early you are willing to start.  If I will not have enough time to provide beauty services for your entire party myself, I may bring along another professional stylist.

HAIR REMOVAL

What is hair removal?
Hair removal is a method of removing unwanted hair from the hair follicle. During:
  • Wax  is applied to the skin and adheres to the hair. When the wax is removed, the hair is pulled from the root.
  • Threading removes hair swiftly by knotting thread to grab and pull hair out by the root. Unlike waxing, threading can isolate and extract individual hairs.
  • Sugar uses a sugar paste which is massaged onto the skin and then removed with a flicking motion of the wrist extractsthe hair from the follicle in the direction of the hair growth
Does hair removal hurt?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but you can expect a short, stinging sensation when the hair is removed from the follicle.
Why hair removal by waxing, threading, and sugaring vs. shaving, electrolysis, or laser?
If hair removal by waxing, threading, and sugaring is done consistently, hair grows back slower, finer, and sparser. Shaving cuts the hair off at the skin and the quantity and thickness of the hair stays the same. Shaving can also increase skin sensitivity and create a higher probability for ingrown hairs. Electrolysis and Laser hair removal doesn’t work for everyone and can be unpredictable and cost prohibitive.
When will the hair grow back?
If the hair was at least ¼” to ½” in length prior to the hair removal session also depending on the client hair type and area being treated, client can expect to be hair-free for a minimum of Waxing: 7 to 14 days Threading:  four to six weeks. Sugaring:two to four weeks
Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?
No, hair removal by waxing, threading, and sugaring actually has the opposite effect. Hair that is removed at the roots grows in finer and softer over time.
Can do hair removal by waxing, threading, and sugaring if I’m taking Retin A, Remova, or Accutane?
These medications increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates so waxing could potentially remove skin as well as hair. Notify your Beauty Expert if you are on any of these medications. Also be aware that chemical peels, laser, and micro-dermabrasion can also affect skin integrity.   It is possible to have hair removal by threading if you are taking Retin A, Remova, or Accutane.
Other medications to be aware of?
There are many medications that affect the skin and the skin’s integrity (glycolic acid, lactic acid, benzyl peroxide, and salicylic acid, and alpha hydroxyl acid, vitamin A, prescribed exfoliating scrubs, antibiotics, hormonal medications, and radiation and/or chemotherapy drugs). Consult with your physician in regards to any medications and how it may affect your hair removal experience.   Some brand names to be aware of: Adapalene, Avita, Tazorac Avage, Proactiv(e), Differin, Strivectin.
What is the difference between bikini wax and Brazilian wax?
Bikini removes hair that extends outside of the panty line or crease of thigh.  Brazilian removes all hair including backside (some prefer leaving a small patch in front).
How long does my hair have to be?
Hair needs to be at least ¼” to ½” for effective waxing, threading, and sugaring. For most people this means waiting 2-4 weeks (minimum of 2 weeks) from the last time you had a hair removal session. The longer you wait, the better the results
Any other things I should consider prior to hair removal?
Females may want to schedule their appointment during the first 2 weeks of their cycle as it will help decrease sensitivity.  Also, avoid stimulants such as caffeine as it may increase sensitivity levels.
What type of sanitation practices do you use for hair removal?
We put the health of our clients first!  
  • Waxing: Beauty Expert use each end of the stick for a single dip into the hot wax. This ensures no bacteria from clients ever goes back into the hot wax pot. No double dipping and no waste!
  • Threading: Beauty Expert ensures a new piece of thread is being used as well as brush and comb.
  • Sugaring: Beauty Expert wears gloves and only uses new sticks for treatment.