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Children's Ear Piercing

How do I book Children's Ear Piercing?

Online booking is not available for Children’s Ear Piercing as the service requires two staff members to be booked at the same time, please call your local salon to make an appointment.

Do you use numbing cream for children’s piercing?

We do not administer numbing cream for piercings as it can irritate the skin and become inflamed due to allergies which can affect the piercing. As the piercing is going through the ear, topical numbing cream will not numb the ear all the way through.

The piercing procedure itself is over in seconds, and most people say there is no pain. Children often cry or get scared when they become overwhelmed during the build up before the piercing.

When can I change my child’s jewellery?

It is best to leave the initial piercing jewellery in for as long as you can, until the piercing is fully healed, this is why we have such a huge range of different colours and styles available for Children’s Ear Piercing! The average healing time for ear lobes is 6-8 weeks – it is important that you do not change jewellery before this period of time has passed.

We sell a range of hypoallergenic jewellery styles in our salons, so if you’re wanting to change your child’s jewellery come back and see us!

Does children’s ear piercing hurt?

Ear piercing on a baby or child does not hurt. However, children can become overwhelmed with the “build up” before the piercing. In addition, being near unfamiliar adults can also be a little stressful. This is why it is important to follow our recommended procedures. They allow the process to happen seamlessly, and get you and your child back into your day-to-day routine quickly. Our Piercing Specialists are trained to help you and your child feel as comfortable as possible during the experience, Ted the Comfort Bear helps out too!

How long before my child can swim after getting their ears pierced?

Summer holidays are a popular time to get your child’s ears pierced. However, we recommend that your child steers clear from any swimming pools or the beach for the first 2 weeks after getting their ears pierced, to prevent bacteria from entering the new piercing. If your child must go swimming, cover the piercing with a waterproof Band-Aid and spray the area with Sterilear Step 1: Clean afterwards to clean the piercing.

Is the Sterilear Piercing System safe?

Yes, our Sterilear Piercing System is safe to use for piercing the ear lobes. The system is contactless, meaning at no point does the device come into contact with your child’s ears. Needle piercing is an option if you prefer. Have a chat to our Piercing Specialists about your options and make the choice that’s right for you and your child!

How old does my child need to be before getting their ears pierced?

We recommend waiting until your child is at least 6 weeks old before getting their ears pierced, however, this does depend on the shape and size of your baby’s ears. If you are unsure if your child’s ears are ready to be pierced, we recommend asking one of our experienced Piercing Specialists in salon. ⁠There is no right age to get your child’s ears pierced, the right time is whenever you feel that they’re ready!

Facials

How often should I get an acid peel?

The time between acid peels can vary depending on your skin type, texture and concern. As a general rule, acid peels can be had every 4-6 weeks for best results. However, acne skin types may benefit from regular peels closer together to help eliminate bacteria. Your Therapist can create a treatment plan for you after assessing your skin type.

Do you offer facials for acne prone skin?

Absolutely! Acne skins can benefit extremely well from regular facials. Dalton’s Oyster Skin Balancing treatment is an advanced facial for combination, oily and acne skin types. This facial is effective in decongesting the skin and improving skin tone and complexion. This is great for teens or anyone experiencing regular breakouts. Our Oyster range instantly mattifies and refines pores, and balances excess sebum production to reduce oily shine in the t-zone.

Will I breakout after my facial?

Facials can cause breakouts from time to time, especially if you have a lot of extractions. This is generally a good thing, as underlying bacteria and congestion is being purged from the skin and bought to the surface – just be sure you don’t pick or pop the pimples post-treatment. Leave the extractions to the pros.

Sensitive or acne prone skins are more susceptible to breaking out in whiteheads or pimples after a facial. It is best not to have a facial the week of an important event.

Be sure to let your therapist know about your expectations of the facial. For example, if you’re in a wedding on the weekend, extractions should not be performed. It’s up to you to let the therapist know for great results.

What aftercare products do I need?

Combine your treatments with Dalton Marine Cosmetics or asap skincare for optimal results.

Your Beauty Therapist will recommend a home care plan to help maintain the results of your facial.

We recommend to always use Dalton Sun Care Sunscreen UVA/UBA Protection Cream SPF 50+ after all facial treatments to prevent photoaging by avoiding direct sun exposure.

How do I care for my skin after my facial?

As your skin has had a thorough exfoliation, we recommend to avoid using skincare products that contain AHAs, Retinol or exfoliating agents. We also recommend to not have any facial waxing for one week after your treatment.

We recommend the Dalton Sun Care Sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection cream SPF 50+ after all facial treatments to prevent photoaging by avoiding direct sun exposure.

Using your prescribed Dalton or asap Cleanser, Serum and Moisturiser daily post treatment will protect against free radicals, and purify, soften and hydrate your skin, enhancing your results.

Drink plenty of water (recommended 6-8 glasses per day).

Do not undertake any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hours of  your facial.

It is best to avoid exfoliating face masks post treatment as they can irritate sensitive skin. Hydrating mask options are the exception, such as the Dalton Bio Cellulose anti-aging sheet mask. The Dalton Bio Cellulose anti-aging sheet mask is enriched with our Celumer Marine Extract and our innovative Hydro Performance Lifting Complex, a blend of hyaluronic acid and plankton extract. This mask hydrates and plumps the skin and can be used anytime.

You may experience some redness post facial, but it is best to avoid covering it up with makeup for at least 6 hours after your treatment as your pores are still open from deep cleansing, making them more susceptible to bacteria entering. It is best to resume your usual makeup routine the next day.

Laser & IPL

What types of hair can be treated?

Fine Vellus hairs cannot be treated with laser or IPL, regardless of their colour. This is the soft bumfluff hair that often appears on women’s faces. It is best to opt for waxing – we recommend our full-face waxing with sensitive hot wax for hair removal in that area.

Reasons to not get laser or IPL hair reduction

Factors that would prevent you from getting a laser or IPL treatment can include:

  • Recent Sunburn
  • History of Seizures
  • Severe Eczema or Dermatitis in the treatment area
  • Active infections
  • Roaccutane use within the last 6 months
  • Herpes 1 or 2 within the treatment area
  • The use of any photosensitive medications, these can include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, diuretics or retinoids.
How old do I need to be to have laser or IPL hair reduction?

There are no age requirements for laser and IPL treatment. However, we recommend starting treatments post puberty because hormonal changes during this time can affect and stimulate hair growth. If you are unsure, please consult your parent, guardian or physician.

How many laser or IPL treatments will I need?

As a general rule, 8-10 sessions of hair removal, followed by a 6 monthly or yearly maintenance visits will be all you will need. However, each individual’s hair growth is different, so we cannot guarantee the amount of treatments needed.

Can I get laser or IPL if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Due to the hormonal changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding, hair growth can increase temporarily. For this reason, we do not recommend laser or IPL for pregnant or breastfeeding women, as we cannot guarantee results.

Can I have laser or IPL on top of my tattoos?

No, laser or IPL cannot be used over any tattoos. The light from the laser will be attracted to the pigment in the ink and can cause the tattoo to fade, smudge, or in some cases, burn the skin. Waxing is safe to perform over tattoos.

Is laser and IPL permanent?

No laser or IPL can guarantee 100% permanent hair removal. Most clients will experience 70-90% hair reduction. Results are determined by the individual and can be influenced by skin type, area treated, hair growth pattern and hormones. We always recommend yearly or half yearly maintenance sessions after the completion of your treatment plan, as hormonal changes can cause hair to regrow.

How often do I need to get laser or IPL?

Depending on your hair density and area being treated, the time between sessions will vary. Generally, the time between treatments is 4-6 weeks. Your Beauty Therapist will give you an accurate treatment plan during your consultation.

Can everyone have laser and IPL hair reduction?

Not everyone is a candidate for laser or IPL hair reduction. The light that both methods emit is attracted to the dark pigment in the hair, which creates a targeted heat reaction, successfully ‘killing’ those hairs.

Blonde, grey or red hair does not contain the same amount of pigment, which means the heat reaction cannot be created. Skin colour can also be a factor in laser or IPL hair removal. The darker your skin tone, the more melanin (or pigment) you have. This means the laser cannot be targeted directly into the hair follicle, as it cannot differentiate between that pigment and the melanin in your skin.  Your Beauty Therapist will assess your skin colour and tone, and can advise of a treatment plan or alternative hair removal methods.

Does laser or IPL hair reduction hurt?

Many clients have likened the sensation of laser or IPL as an elastic band being flicked against the skin. Comfort levels can vary due to the area being treated and your individual pain threshold.

Why do I need multiple sessions?

The hair all over our body is constantly shredding and regrowing. At any given time, the hairs on our body will be a mixture of actively growing, and hairs which are about to shed to make way from new growth, which look the same to the naked eye. Laser and IPL will only be effective on hairs which are actively growing. Because of this, with each session you will begin to notice your hair become ‘patchier’ in the treated area. Multiple sessions allow all hairs actively growing to be treated successfully.

Do you price match?

Most of our salons will price match laser and IPL hair reduction treatments. Please call your local salon to find out more.

Lash & Tint

Why is my lash lift not as dramatic as I thought it would be?

Our Beauty Therapists aim to deliver the best result possible at your first lash lift appointment. However, as we do not know how your lashes will respond to the lifting solutions, every first-time lash lift client has a maximum amount of time that the solution can be left on the lashes. This is to ensure your lashes stay strong and healthy.

At your next visit we can establish a more tailored curl and lift to get the best results possible. The feedback you give regarding the lift and curl e.g. more of a lift, more curl or less curl helps us tailor your treatment to better suit your style preference.

What is Henna Brow tinting?

Natural henna brow colour is a form of eyebrow tinting that is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs. The purpose of this is to cast a shadow or create an illusion of depth and fullness in the area, visually filling in any sparseness. Henna can last anywhere from 4 days to 3 weeks on the skin. The length of time henna tinting lasts differs from person to person, and is dependent on how your skin reacts to the dye.

Henna works by coating the hairs, creating the look of thicker hair. Whereas, traditional tint makes the hair darker by breaking down the hair and penetrating colour in the hair follicles. Henna is an excellent option for over-plucked or sparse brows, or for anyone wanting full and even brows, as it temporarily stains the skin underneath the brow.

Should I tint my eyebrows if my hairs are already dark?

Tinting can also help improve the shape and arch of the eyebrows. The top of the arch can be lifted by tinting the lighter hairs at the top of the brows. The tail of your brows can also be better defined and lengthened, giving an overall better shape. Once the eyebrows are tinted, the very fine lighter hairs show up. This gives the whole eyebrow a fuller look.

How long will a lash lift last?

Lash lifts are permanent for the full natural lash shedding cycle, which is typically 6-8 weeks. Your lashes will look their most dramatic during the first 4 weeks, but it is important to wait until your full lash cycle is over before having another lift. To keep your eyelashes looking amazing, we recommend getting another lash tint half way through the life of your lash lift.

How long does lash and brow tinting last?

Eyebrow tinting lasts 2-3 weeks depending on the colour used. Darker colour tints generally last longer. Your tint will fade away naturally until you get your next tint. Lash tinting can last up to 4 weeks.

Microdermabrasion

What skin concerns will benefit from microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and all ages, and allows for optimum absorption of targeted Dalton Marine skincare recommended by your Skin Specialist. Microdermabrasion is not only an excellent maintenance treatment for normal skin to remove impurities, it is also a fantastic non-invasive treatment option for acne prone skins, and can help fight the signs of premature ageing.

The following skin concerns can benefit from microdermabrasion:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores, blackheads and whiteheads
  • Congested skin
  • Mild acne and acne scars
  • Dull-looking skin complexion
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage
Does microdermabrasion hurt?

Not at all. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin treatment with little to no downtime. A light suctioning on the skin is all that is felt throughout your facial.

Microdermabrasion won’t damage your skin’s surface. Sensitive skins may have some redness for about an hour after treatment, but you can get on with your day as usual.

What aftercare products do I need?

A good quality SPF is key to prolonging the results of your professional treatments, as sun damage is the leading cause of premature ageing. Dalton’s Sun Care UV-Protection Cream UVA/UVB SPF 50+ provides broad spectrum sun protection. Infused with spirulina algae, it also nourishes the skin with antioxidants like Vitamin E and B12 to promote cell renewal.

Alongside daily SPF, your prescribed Dalton skincare products work in synergy to keep your skin feeling fresh and bright in between treatments!

Which products should I use along with my Microdermabrasion?

We love Dalton at Essential Beauty! Available in over 50 countries, Dalton is the forefront of Marine based skincare. Each of Dalton’s products have been developed for a specific skin type or concern, with skin tolerability and effectiveness in mind. We recommend avoiding AHAs, Retinol or products containing exfoliating ingredients for one-week post treatment. Dalton cleansers, serums and moisturisers are the perfect homecare to nourish your skin and enhance your treatment results.

How often should I have Microdermabrasion?

The results of Microdermabrasion are addicting! Depending on your skin type and concern, Microdermabrasion can be performed every 2-3 weeks. Your Skin Specialist will advise you of a treatment plan when you visit your local salon.

How do I maximise the benefits of my skin treatments?

We can go to the gym as much as possible but if we are not feeding our bodies correctly, we won’t see the results we want. It’s the same with our skin! If you are coming in for professional treatments and not using good homecare the results will fade much quicker! Dalton skincare is designed with Marine active ingredients which help with cell turnover, regeneration and balance, all of which help give our skin that glowing ‘post treatment’ feeling.

Piercing

What do I do if my piercing jewellery falls out?

If you aren’t able to get the jewellery back in by yourself, go back to the salon you were pierced at as soon as possible. If the piercing hole hasn’t closed over, your Piercer will be able to reopen your piercing and reinsert your jewellery. It is our policy that if your piercing falls out within 24 hours we will re-pierce it for free at the same salon that you had the piercing service performed. 

It is unlikely that your piercing jewellery will fall out, but it does occur sometimes with nose studs (especially while sleeping or getting dressed). If your piercing is new – less than 2 – 4 months, the hole can close up in a matter of minutes or even seconds. If you’ve had a nose piercing for less than a year, you can expect it to close up or the piercing to shrink significantly within a few hours or days.

How much does it cost to get your ears pierced?

Ear piercings are the most common piercings to get. The price of getting your ears pierced varies due to whether you’re getting pierced using our Sterilear System (common for children) or piercing needles. The cost ranges from approximately $40 – $75, which includes hypoallergenic surgical steel jewellery. Children’s Double Operator Ear Piercing costs $54.95 and includes jewellery, Ted the Comfort Bear, bravery certificate and a $10 gift voucher for you to use on your next service!

Do you have Afterpay?

Afterpay is a service that allows you to make purchases now and pay for them in four payments made every 2 weeks without any interest. Afterpay is now available in many Essential Beauty salons. In salons where Afterpay is available you can use it with any of our services (piercing, waxing and other beauty services) or product purchases (please call your local salon to find out if Afterpay is available). Afterpay is also available on our online shop.

 

COVID-19 increased hygiene procedures

We have always been committed to providing our services in a safe and hygiene environment.

In order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all salon team members have completed further hygiene training and are implementing the following additional measures:

  • All high contact areas including reception areas, eftpos machines, iPads, and treatment rooms are cleaned on a regular basis using disinfectant.
  • High touch point areas including doors, door handles, the counter, the waiting area, cabinets, treatment beds and pillows are cleaned on a regular basis using disinfectant.
  • Hand sanitising stations are available in the reception area and in each of the treatment rooms (where supply is available).
  • Salon team members may request all customers to use the hand sanitising gel supplied, and to please cover coughs/sneezes and dispose of tissues appropriately.
  • Our Standard Operating Procedure is for all team members to wear disposable gloves for each treatment or service that is undertaken.
  • We have a maximum occupancy in each salon and in the reception area (please refer to the signage in each salon).
  • We may be required to keep records of every client’s full name, phone number, address and email.
Do you use numbing cream for children’s piercing?

We do not administer numbing cream for piercings as it can irritate the skin and become inflamed due to allergies which can affect the piercing. As the piercing is going through the ear, topical numbing cream will not numb the ear all the way through.

The piercing procedure itself is over in seconds, and most people say there is no pain. Children often cry or get scared when they become overwhelmed during the build up before the piercing.

When can I change my child’s jewellery?

It is best to leave the initial piercing jewellery in for as long as you can, until the piercing is fully healed, this is why we have such a huge range of different colours and styles available for Children’s Ear Piercing! The average healing time for ear lobes is 6-8 weeks – it is important that you do not change jewellery before this period of time has passed.

We sell a range of hypoallergenic jewellery styles in our salons, so if you’re wanting to change your child’s jewellery come back and see us!

Does children’s ear piercing hurt?

Ear piercing on a baby or child does not hurt. However, children can become overwhelmed with the “build up” before the piercing. In addition, being near unfamiliar adults can also be a little stressful. This is why it is important to follow our recommended procedures. They allow the process to happen seamlessly, and get you and your child back into your day-to-day routine quickly. Our Piercing Specialists are trained to help you and your child feel as comfortable as possible during the experience, Ted the Comfort Bear helps out too!

How long before my child can swim after getting their ears pierced?

Summer holidays are a popular time to get your child’s ears pierced. However, we recommend that your child steers clear from any swimming pools or the beach for the first 2 weeks after getting their ears pierced, to prevent bacteria from entering the new piercing. If your child must go swimming, cover the piercing with a waterproof Band-Aid and spray the area with Sterilear Step 1: Clean afterwards to clean the piercing.

Is the Sterilear Piercing System safe?

Yes, our Sterilear Piercing System is safe to use for piercing the ear lobes. The system is contactless, meaning at no point does the device come into contact with your child’s ears. Needle piercing is an option if you prefer. Have a chat to our Piercing Specialists about your options and make the choice that’s right for you and your child!

How old does my child need to be before getting their ears pierced?

We recommend waiting until your child is at least 6 weeks old before getting their ears pierced, however, this does depend on the shape and size of your baby’s ears. If you are unsure if your child’s ears are ready to be pierced, we recommend asking one of our experienced Piercing Specialists in salon. ⁠There is no right age to get your child’s ears pierced, the right time is whenever you feel that they’re ready!

Do you offer genital piercings?

We offer the following female intimate piercings: VCH (vertical clitoral hood), HCH (horizontal clitoral hood), Christina (the mons pubis to the front of the vulva). Some of our salons also offer male intimate piercings. As these are specialised piercings, it is best to give your local salon a call to find out if a piercer is available with experience in these areas.

Can I bring in my own jewellery to get pierced?

We strictly pierce with autoclave sterilised jewellery; this is why we cannot pierce you with jewellery you already own and bring in. It is also impossible for us to determine the quality of the materials used in the jewellery, and therefore, it may not be safe for us to use your own jewellery for initial piercings.

What do I do if my piercing has a bump on it?
  • Ask one of our Piercing Specialists to change your jewellery to Titanium (nickel free) or Bioplast (nickel free, medical grade plastic).
  • Reduce knocking or bumping your piercing.
  • Avoid excessive cleansing and continue using Sterilear Step 2: Care.
  • Use Bump Discs which provide pressure and help reduce inflammation.
  • Read our full piercing aftercare information here.
Can I get pierced with invisible or clear jewellery?

For almost every single type of piercing, you can initially put in a clear or invisible stud to begin with. This is called Bioplast. All that is seen is generally the clear plastic when up close. Bioplast can be the perfect, virtually invisible solution for school or work. Reputable salons like Essential Beauty stock Bioplast clear jewellery.

Can I get pierced with a ring?

Yes, we can pierce you with a ring in most areas. Labret bars are commonly used for cartilage piercings on the ear, and pigs tail studs for the nose. However, it is possible to get pierced with a ring in your cartilage or nose straight away! Other popular areas to have pierced with rings are the nipple, conch, lip, eyebrow and navel/belly.

Does it hurt to get pierced?

Piercings can hurt, depending on the area you’re having pierced. Fortunately, the piercing itself is over very quickly, and most of our clients tell us there is little, to no pain and or that it feels like a little pinch or flick.

Common piercing areas, like ear lobes, are low pain because there is no cartilage present. Areas with tougher cartilage can be a little more painful, but it’s over in seconds! Trust us, it’s nothing you can’t handle!

Our Piercing Specialists are always refining their techniques to make you as comfortable as possible throughout the experience. If you’re nervous about your piercing, try to relax and remain calm by focusing on your breathing – in through your nose and out through your mouth.

How long will my piercing take to heal?

Healing time is different depending on the part of your body that you get pierced. Areas that are softer, with no cartilage, such as ear lobes, will heal faster than other areas. Healing times can vary from person to person, and will also depend on how well you follow our recommended aftercare instructions.

Ear lobes, Tongue: 1 – 2 months

Ear Cartilage (helix, daith, rook, snug, conch, tragus): 6 – 12 months

Belly/ Navel: 6 – 12 months

Eyebrow, Nose,  Lip/ Labret, Dermal Anchor/ Skin Diver: 2 – 4 months

Septum: 3 – 4 months

Surface: 3 – 6 months

Monroe/ Cheek: 3 – 5 months

Nipple/ Genital: 4 – 6 months

After the times listed above, you may be able to remove your jewellery for a short time. However, your piercing may begin to shrink. We cannot give you an exact time for how long you can remove your jewellery before it becomes difficult to reinsert. This varies between people. Just remember – never force jewellery into a piercing that has shrunk. For more details visit our piercing aftercare page.

How many piercings can I get in one session?

It is not uncommon to have multiple piercings performed on the same day. We recommend not getting more than four piercings in one session, especially if you’re getting them on the same ear. Getting multiple piercings can also cause increased swelling during healing and can prolong healing time.

Be mindful of getting cartilage piercings on both ears at the same time, as it can be difficult to sleep. Handy tip: Sleeping on your back is ideal, but you can also use a U-shaped travel neck pillow so that you can sleep on your side if you’re strictly a side-sleeper!

When can I change my jewellery after getting pierced?

You can change your jewellery after the recommended healing time has passed, and you feel that your piercing has fully healed. If you are unsure, pop into your local Essential Beauty and chat with one of our staff members. We have a wide range of custom body jewellery available in a variety of different colours, designs and metals. Changing your own body jewellery can be tricky. If you purchase jewellery in salon, we are happy to change it over for you at no cost!

Is jewellery included in the price of the piercing?

All Essential Beauty piercing prices include high polish implant grade surgical steel jewellery from our standard design range. Our surgical steel jewellery is hypoallergenic and great for initial piercings. Jewellery upgrades are available and include custom Swarovski designs, titanium, Bioplast, 18ct gold and PVD 24ct gold, rose gold alloy or black.

We strictly pierce with our autoclave sterilised jewellery.

Can I go swimming with a new piercing?

For piercings to heal it is important that the area remains clean and dry. Avoid swimming for the first two weeks after a piercing. If you must go swimming, we recommend covering your piercing with a waterproof band-aid. We also recommend that you spray the piercing with Sterilear Step 1: Clean after exiting the water and removing the band-aid.

Semi-Permanent Makeup

Is semi-permanent makeup painful?

Most of our clients say there is minimal pain during treatment. Your Beauty Therapist will apply an anaesthetic cream to the area prior to commencing the treatment to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the process. You may experience some swelling, light bruising, tenderness and itching on the area during the healing process. Follow our semi-permanent makeup aftercare instructions and these reactions will subside quickly.

How long does semi-permanent makeup last?

Semi-permanent makeup can last anywhere from 2 – 6 years. This can depend on many factors including how you are looking after your semi-permanent makeup, your skin’s ability to retain pigment, the colour used, and whether you have had any touch up appointments.

Is semi-permanent makeup safe?

Semi-permanent makeup is a safe procedure and is only performed by specially trained Beauty Therapists. Your Beauty Therapist will use a brand new disposable hand-held needle for your treatment. Adverse reactions to the pigment are extremely rare as the dyes that we use are hypoallergenic.

Is there any downtime after semi-permanent makeup?

Most people don’t need to take time off of work. There is usually no swelling with the eyebrow treatments but this can vary from person to person. Occasionally, eyelash treatments can swell, but this usually subsides within 24 hours. We suggest that if you want one of these treatments, book for a Friday so you have the weekend to recover.

Will my semi-permanent makeup look natural?

The results can look as natural or cosmetic as you like. Your Beauty Therapist will work with you to help choose the colour and shape that you desire before treatment, no matter whether you are having eyebrows or eyeliner.

Immediately after the treatment, the colour will appear stronger and darker for 1 to 2 weeks. You will lose some of that colour during the healing process. This is why Essential Beauty offers a touch up appointment at no extra cost, so you can achieve your desired look!

Will hair still grow when you have semi-permanent makeup eyebrows?

If you have eyebrow hair present prior to your first appointment, the hair will continue to grow.

What is the difference between semi-permanent makeup and tattooing?

The process is different from traditional tattooing using machine operated needles, as the procedure is less invasive. This means pigment is only implanted approximately 0.5 – 0.8mm deep into the skin. This is why it is considered a ‘semi-permanent’ treatment, which will fade naturally over time.

Skincare

What are the benefits of face waxing?

Face waxing leaves your skin silky and smooth for 2-3 weeks! By removing thick, stubborn growth and all the fine vellus hairs, it makes the perfect blank canvas for makeup. Waxing also removes all hairs from the root, causing the hair follicles to weaken over time, which eventually leads to less growth!  Facial waxing also assists in the absorption of skincare, as no product is left on the surface surrounding the hairs.

Read more about our face waxing services.

What aftercare products do I need to get the best results from waxing?

We recommend IngroStopper to soften the hair follicle and provide gentle exfoliation for all areas of the body prone to ingrown hairs. These areas can include, legs, arms, underarms, back, chest and bikini.

To keep your body hydrated and smooth for longer, we recommend Dalton’s Natural Correcteur Body Emulsion. Containing Vitamin A, C and E, this body cream hydrates and brightens the skin, while helping to maintain a healthy moisture barrier to reduce irritation.

For the face, we recommend using your prescribed Dalton cleanser, serums and moisturiser daily to keep your skin soft and supple. Some of our favourites include the Dalton Hyaluronic Urea Hydro Boost Cream and the Bio Cellulose Sheet Mask to calm redness and provide added hydration. You can ask your Beauty Therapist to recommend products that would best suit your skin during your visit.

Spray Tan

What do I do if I accidentally get water on my tan?

Even the smallest splash of water on your fresh spray tan can result in light spots or a streaky appearance, something that you will really want to avoid. Coming back into the salon to touch up the area with spray tan would be recommended, or carefully use a self-tan to even it out.

You can also disguise this by choosing a bronzer that closely matches your tanned skin colour. Rub it evenly into the affected areas until it blends in. You will have to do this daily or whenever you go out until the tan fades away.

Is it ok to shave my legs after tanning?

It is not ideal to shave after tanning as it can exfoliate your skin and cause the tan to fade. If you must do so, please wait 24 hours after your tan.  For the best tan results, get waxed a few days before your spray tan! The more often you are shaving, the faster your colour will fade.

Is spray tanning safe?

Spray tanning is safe. The active ingredient in spray tan is DHA, which reacts with your skin to produce a natural tan look. DHA has been approved for use in tanning products all over the world, including Australia. DHA is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. We are committed to using only the highest quality ingredients and tanning actives for everyone to safely use and achieve a beautiful, natural looking tan.

Will my tan turn orange?

We’ve all been there! But you can be certain that our spray tans won’t have you turning orange! Our specially made spray tan formula is guaranteed to not give an orange look.

How long do I wait between spray tans?

How often you spray tan depends on your personal choice! Some of our clients come in every week, others only tan for special occasions!

How long does a spray tan last?

You can expect your spray tan to last 7-10 days. Making sure your skin is well prepped prior to your spray tan will help it last longer, exfoliating and moisturising is key! After your tan, follow the Wash & Wear Guide to achieve your best colour. When you wash your tan off, shower in warm water and lightly pat dry. Look after your skin by moisturising regularly and thoroughly with the Dalton Natural Correcteur Body Emulsion. This will help to extend your tan further.

Threading

What are the benefits of threading?

Threading is especially popular for brow shaping. The main benefit of brow threading is that it’s extremely precise, as your Beauty Therapist can remove a line of hairs or even one single hair at a time to achieve your desired shape!

Waxing

Do you have Afterpay?

Afterpay is a service that allows you to make purchases now and pay for them in four payments made every 2 weeks without any interest. Afterpay is now available in many Essential Beauty salons. In salons where Afterpay is available you can use it with any of our services (piercing, waxing and other beauty services) or product purchases (please call your local salon to find out if Afterpay is available). Afterpay is also available on our online shop.

 

COVID-19 increased hygiene procedures

We have always been committed to providing our services in a safe and hygiene environment.

In order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all salon team members have completed further hygiene training and are implementing the following additional measures:

  • All high contact areas including reception areas, eftpos machines, iPads, and treatment rooms are cleaned on a regular basis using disinfectant.
  • High touch point areas including doors, door handles, the counter, the waiting area, cabinets, treatment beds and pillows are cleaned on a regular basis using disinfectant.
  • Hand sanitising stations are available in the reception area and in each of the treatment rooms (where supply is available).
  • Salon team members may request all customers to use the hand sanitising gel supplied, and to please cover coughs/sneezes and dispose of tissues appropriately.
  • Our Standard Operating Procedure is for all team members to wear disposable gloves for each treatment or service that is undertaken.
  • We have a maximum occupancy in each salon and in the reception area (please refer to the signage in each salon).
  • We may be required to keep records of every client’s full name, phone number, address and email.
How long does face waxing last?

Face waxing will leave you feeling silky smooth for 2 to 3 weeks before you begin to see regrowth. As your hair was ripped out from the root, your hair will grow back fine and tapered on the ends – not like sharp stubble caused by other forms of hair removal such as shaving or dermaplaning. As you wax your face more regularly, the amount and density of hair decreases.

Does face waxing hurt?

You might experience a little discomfort which is normal, especially for your first time facial waxing. However, it will hurt less and less every time you come to visit us.

The skin on your face is more sensitive than other areas, so you may experience some slight sensitivity. If you experience extreme sensitivity, chat with your Beauty Therapist.

If you’re worried about pain and sensitivity, try our specially formulated Sensitive Hot Wax, made to be gentle on the skin, but effective in removing unwanted hair.

Is it normal to have excess facial hair?

All women have facial and body hair. Facial and body hair can range from fine, light in colour hairs, to darker more stubborn hairs. Never be embarrassed by your individual circumstances. It is totally normal to have unwanted hair on your face.

For females, hair growth, including facial hair, is impacted by distinct hormonal changes. Hormonal changes are triggered by puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or other medical conditions such as PCOS. Shifts in hormone levels can change the level of your hair growth.

Waxing at Essential Beauty is about making you look and feel your very best in your own skin!

Will face waxing make me break out?

When you get a wax, some of your skin on the surface gets removed, meaning your pores are left exposed. This is why some people are prone to breakouts and pimples. Therefore, it is important to not touch your face after face waxing. Keep your skin clean and free of any bacteria that can enter your open pores. Following our recommended waxing preparation and aftercare will help keep your skin silky smooth and bump free!

Can I leave my underwear on during my bikini wax?

Yes, you can, but you will need to work with your Beauty Therapist during your treatment to support the skin and remove all unwanted hair. We offer a disposable G-string for all bikini and Brazilian waxing services for modesty and to help support the skin.

Can I get waxed during my period?

Yes, but your bikini area can be more sensitive during this time. In order to successfully complete the service, you will need to wear a tampon or menstrual cup.

How old do I need to be to have a XXX Brazilian Bikini wax?

We do not have any age requirements for our waxing, we would love to see you whenever you feel ready! Our Beauty Therapists are trained to ensure everyone is comfortable throughout the entire waxing experience at any age. However, we always recommend discussing your waxing and hair removal options with a parent or guardian before making your appointment.

How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

We recommend IngroStopper ingrown hair treatment which removes dead skin cells, dirt and oils from the pore opening, and softens the hair follicle. This prevents the hairs from becoming trapped underneath the surface, resulting in red painful lumps. IngroStopper also conditions the skin and hairs, extending the life of your wax.

Is bikini waxing safe during pregnancy?

Yes, it is. However, there is an increased blood flow to the area during pregnancy which can make the skin more sensitive, so we recommend asking for our Sensitive Hot Wax. If you are unsure if waxing while pregnant is right for you, we suggest checking with your doctor first!

Does a XXX Brazilian Wax hurt?

No form of waxing hair removal is ever 100% pain free! Our Beauty Therapists are all qualified and trained professionals who specialise in making your waxing experience as comfortable as possible. The results are well worth it!

Why choose waxing over other hair removal methods?

Waxing is a safe and efficient way to remove all the hairs you can see, and the fine hairs you can’t see! Waxing is suitable for all hair colours, thicknesses and skin types, making it suitable for everyone. Our Beauty Therapists are highly trained and experienced, and will always ensure your Salon experience is an enjoyable one. Waxing also offers smooth skin with long lasting results. Your hair will grow back finer, which means that there is no irritation, itchiness or prickliness like you experience after shaving.

Do you offer waxing for men?

Yes! Our trained Beauty Therapists specialise in waxing for both men and women. Male hair can be thicker and denser in some areas, making them more prone to ingrown hairs. We highly recommend the use of Ingro Stopper after all male waxing, to soften the follicle and gently exfoliate, reducing the risk of ingrown hairs.

How old do I need to be to get waxed?

You can get waxed at any age as there are no age restrictions. You can get waxed when you feel you are ready and comfortable. For first time hair removal, waxing is the best option when compared to shaving. If you are under 16, please chat with a parent or guardian before booking your wax appointment, especially for XX & XXX Bikini.

How often should I get waxed?

As a general rule, we recommend waxing every 4-6 weeks, as this allows enough time for your hair to reach the length needed before being removed. However, everyone’s hair growth rate is different, so some people may find that they need to make their appointments closer together, which is totally normal!

Can I get waxed if I'm on medications?

Waxing can still be performed when taking most medications, however there are a few which need to be avoided as they thin the skin, making you more at risk of skin lift. These can include:

  • Accutane (Acne medication)
  • Adapalene (Acne medication)
  • Alustra (Retin A)
  • Avage (Acne medication)
  • Avita (Retin A)
  • Azelex (Peeling agent)
  • Clindamycin
  • Differin (Acne medication)
  • Doxycycline
  • Erythromycin
  • Isotretinoin (like Accutane)
  • Madifloxicine
  • Metronidazole
  • Prednisone
  • Renova (Retin A)
  • Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
  • Tazarac (Acne medication)
  • Tazarotene (Tazorac)
  • Tetracycline
  • Tretinoin (Retin A)

If you are unsure as to whether your current medication will prevent you from having waxing, please consult your Doctor before making an appointment.

How will shaving affect my next wax?

If you have been a regular shaver, it may take a few appointments for your hair growth cycle to be in sync. This is because the hairs all over our body are constantly going through cycles of growth, rest and shedding.

After you’ve shaved, the hairs in the growing phase will grow out long enough to be waxed, however the hairs which were in the resting stage when you shaved will stay the same, close to the surface of the skin. The wax will only remove those growing hairs, and the resting hairs will begin to shed naturally. Your first wax will remove the majority of hair that’s grown above the skin. Because hairs grow in different cycles, hairs below the skin’s surface will now sprout above the skin.

After three to four waxes, all hairs should be growing in the same cycle, which means longer-lasting results! Consistency pays off!

What are the benefits of face waxing?

Face waxing leaves your skin silky and smooth for 2-3 weeks! By removing thick, stubborn growth and all the fine vellus hairs, it makes the perfect blank canvas for makeup. Waxing also removes all hairs from the root, causing the hair follicles to weaken over time, which eventually leads to less growth!  Facial waxing also assists in the absorption of skincare, as no product is left on the surface surrounding the hairs.

Read more about our face waxing services.

What aftercare products do I need to get the best results from waxing?

We recommend IngroStopper to soften the hair follicle and provide gentle exfoliation for all areas of the body prone to ingrown hairs. These areas can include, legs, arms, underarms, back, chest and bikini.

To keep your body hydrated and smooth for longer, we recommend Dalton’s Natural Correcteur Body Emulsion. Containing Vitamin A, C and E, this body cream hydrates and brightens the skin, while helping to maintain a healthy moisture barrier to reduce irritation.

For the face, we recommend using your prescribed Dalton cleanser, serums and moisturiser daily to keep your skin soft and supple. Some of our favourites include the Dalton Hyaluronic Urea Hydro Boost Cream and the Bio Cellulose Sheet Mask to calm redness and provide added hydration. You can ask your Beauty Therapist to recommend products that would best suit your skin during your visit.