Assessment of your skin and hair is essential for treatments like brow lamination, lash lifts and henna brows. These services involve chemical treatment that isn’t always suitable for all hair and skin types.
While brow lamination causes little damage, regular chemical usage may begin to irritate the skin or dry out the hairs.
If you have sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema please notify our artists before booking yourself in for your brow lamination, lash lift or henna brows.
Brow Lamination Patch Test
Please note that a patch test is required 24 hours before your brow lamination treatment, therefore please come into either ARDOUR Brows & Lashes Salon Brighton or ARDOUR Brows & Lashes Salon South Yarra for a patch test prior to making your booking.
We are always available to perform patch tests and there’s no need to book an appointment for your patch test… just walk in and one of our artists will do this for you.
Unfortunately, we cannot perform your brow lamination service without a patch test. If you do not have this done, we will have to cancel your appointment for your safety and well-being.
Henna Patch Test
If your new to henna our artists will need to perform a patch test before we accept your henna brows booking.
Henna is a natural, plant-derived product however most henna used for eyebrow colouring contain small amounts of P- Aminophenol, Phenylenediamine or Diamino -phenoxyethanol.
The purpose is to give the henna a faster processing time, neutralise the warmth and give you a longer lasting result. Without these ingredients they will not process fast enough and defeats the purpose of having this as a beauty treatment in a salon. The service would take too long, and the results would not be sufficient.
Even though allergic reactions are uncommon, they may happen with any henna brow service.
Luckily, if you’re interested in henna, the patch test only takes about two minutes!
Our artists or receptionist will mix up an extra-dark henna tint and apply a small dot to the wrist or behind the ear. All you need to do is wait for the henna to dry, wipe off excess and monitor the patch for the next 24 hours. If the patch becomes inflamed, raised, or red at all, it would be best to cancel any henna brows booking – the skin on your face is more delicate than your wrist and may react painfully. If no reaction occurs, you’re good to go!
Lash Lift Patch Test
Having a lash lift patch test is a great idea if you have sensitive skin or eyes or have experienced an irritation with similar treatments.
So how does it work?
Using a micro brush, your lash artist will apply a small amount of each solution either behind your ear or in the crook of your elbow.
Solution residue is wiped off, and area left for 24 hours. Monitor for any irritation (itchiness, redness, burning) on the skin. If irritation occurs, do not proceed with treatment, and seek medical advice if irritation continues.