What are Eyelash Extensions?

What are they?

Eyelash extensions are artificial lashes that are attached to each individual natural lash. They help to enhance the length, curl, and fullness of your natural lashes. The procedure consists of applying one single artificial lash to one natural lash. The lashes can be made from different materials but the most commonly used is polyester.

What to expect:

Depending what you are looking for, you can expect: 

  • longer, fuller lashes 
  • more defined eyes 
  • curled lashes
  • less work when it comes to getting ready in the morning!
  • relaxation for a few hours while receiving the procedure

What should I do to take care of my lash extensions between fills?

  • Avoid getting the lashes wet for 24 hours after the application
  • Avoid hot tubs, saunas, or pools. The extensions need the full 24 hours to bond properly. If possible wait 48 hours.
  • Clean your lashes regularly to prevent oil and dirt buildup.
  • When removing makeup you can use a q-tip with your proper makeup remover to prevent rubbing and tugging at the lashes.
  • Let lashes air dry, brush regularly using a spoolie 
  • Use an oil-free eye makeup remover
  • Avoid oils, glycerin, harsh acids, and glycol around lash area
  • Try not to run water directly on your lashes
  • Do NOT touch, pull, or pick at your lashes (this can damage your natural lash and cause premature fall out)
  • Avoid sleeping on your lashes
  • Avoid mascara, but if you must, wear extension safe mascara (oil free, NOT waterproof) and only apply at tips NOT the base. 
  • Avoid using an eyelash curler
  • Avoid receiving chemical treatments, such as eyelash tinting or perming
  • Avoid receiving irritating eye area treatments, such as strong chemical peels, skin re-surfacing procedures, or laser treatments

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How should I prepare for my appointment? Arrive with no eye makeup in order to allow more time for lash application.
  • Will it damage my natural lashes? NO! This is one of the biggest myths! Eyelash extensions are a safe procedure, when applied correctly. Lash artists are trained to look for healthy, adult lashes to provide a suitable application site for the individual artificial lash. The young (baby) lashes are left alone so they can fully develop and become strong enough to support an artificial lash.
    • Your lashes will fall out naturally, just like your head hair, due to the natural growth cycle. It is harder to notice smaller, shorter lashes falling out so you will notice fallout more since the extensions are longer and darker than your natural lash. It is not because the artificial lash made them fall out.
    • If you choose to not maintain your lashes, once all the lashes fall out or are removed, your eyes will appear smaller and your lashes will appear shorter and potential look more sparse. This is only because you have become used to the longer, fuller lashes that now your eyes look bare without them.
  • How long does it take? Service times vary from person to person depending on the amount of lashes, size of eyes, and how much cleansing must be done prior to starting the application. You will be lying down for the whole service so you will be able to get some beauty sleep if you chose to. You should expect to relax for at least 2 hours, if you are receiving a full set of lashes. 
  • How long will my new lashes last? In general your lashes will need to be filled within 2-4 weeks. This does depend on your lash cycle and how well you take care of them. The better care you take, the longer the lashes can last. 
  • When should I come back to maintain my lashes/ get a fill ? Most fills are recommended to be done 2-4 weeks. But remember the longer you wait the higher the chance you have of needing a full set again. A good sign you need a fill would be when you see 50% of the artificial lashes gone. A fill can take up to 75 minutes. This timing depends on the state of your lashes. If a lash fill takes longer than 90 minutes we charge for a full set. 
  • What can affect the life of my lash extensions? Factors such as exposure to humidity, steam, touching your eyes a lot, and improper removal of makeup may cause the extensions to fall quicker. So once again take gentle care of your lashes.
  • Can I wear mascara with my lash extensions? Yes, but you must apply water based mascara only to the tips of your lashes. DO NOT use waterproof or oil based mascara because this can affect the bond of the adhesive. Also waterproof can be more difficult to remove which can cause excessive rubbing of the lashes causing them to fall out.
  • What should I use to remove my eye makeup? I usually suggest taking a q-tip with your OIL-FREE makeup remover. Using a downward sweeping motion going from base to tip in order to remove mascara and eyeliner. As far as removing eyeshadow, you can take a q-tip or a cotton round and remove by only rubbing the lid not your lashes.

About my lash extension training: I did both online and hands on training in order to receive my certification as a lash artist. My online certification training consisted of learning proper application and techniques, along with eye anatomy, diseases of the eye, and eyelash health in order to prevent damage and irritation to the natural lashes and the eye area. So to sum it up, the online training was the book work to learn the safety and proper application techniques to give you the best and safest application and best last-ability of your lash extensions. My hands on training was just as the name portrays, hands on with a live model. 

Client Reviews: Currently, clients who have received this service are impressed and excited about the results! They love that they can do less when it comes to their daily makeup routines. They have also mentioned how their eyes pop and the lashes look so natural! They have noticed minimal fall out with proper care and find that they can vary their fill times depending on how the lashes look to them and due to a proper at home routine. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Victoria

 

March Perm Sale Is Back!

Book Your Perm By Clicking This Link
Is everyone ready for Back To Bliss’s annual March Perm Extravaganza? We are and we can’t wait to see everyone in March getting their Perms done. Make sure to book now to secure your spot in the month of March.

Get 15% OFF any perm during the month of March; this includes specialty wraps as well. Make sure to mention this blog/post when booking your perm to get the offer.

Featured Product of the Month – March

DRY WINTER WEATHERED HAIR?? Pick up either Loma Moisturizing Shampoo, Conditioner or Onesta Moisturizing Shampoo, Conditioner, or Hydro Masque to replenish! As always all our products are Non-Toxic and Organic! If you are unsure which product to go with as one of our Organic Stylist! Grab yours fast this is only good while supplies last!

February’s Chocolate Facial

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Week, or Month with a Chocolate Facial from our own Licensed Esthetician, Victoria Kniess. Let the chocolate invigorate your skin while the Lemon, Tumeric, Orange and other amazing healthy ingredients secretly improve the tone and texture of your skin.  We can make this facial a couples facial if you would like to bring your significant other in for Valentines Day.

This service includes an Exfoliating Cleanse, Chocolate Mask, Massage, Treatment Oil and Moisturizer. You will also get to try our Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub and have an application of our Featured Product of the Month, Jane Iredale’s Lip Drink, to keep your lips smooth and protected from the harsh winter winds.

Also make sure to grab your Lip Drink (10% off) at the Reception Desk to maintain the wonderful silky smoothness that this product helps to preserve.

Click Here, To Book Your Chocolate Facial

 

November Pumpkin Spice Facial & Coffee

For the Month of November we are teaming up with The Coffee Coop to make a great offer for all of our lovely clients!

Replenish dry Summer skin with the fabulous Fall inspired Facial. The benefits of using Pumpkin will help nourish the skin while smoothing and brightening it.

*Schedule a Pumpkin Spice Facial with Back To Bliss and get a 10% off coupon for a Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop; or vice versa, buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop and receive a 10% off coupon for our Pumpkin Spice Facial.

These wonderful Pumpkin Spice Facial’s are exclusively with our Licensed Esthetician, Victoria Kniess and it’s also a Signature Facial at Basic Facial cost, only $45. You can book your appointment at our Main Colby Location or our Marshfield location today to grab your spot.

It’s that simple to save and to treat yourself to something better than candy, coffee and a facial!

*After the scheduled appointment for Pumpkin Spice Facial you will then receive the coupon for the Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop. Cannot use coupon with Sale Gift Certificate to receive 10% off of Facial, must use other form of payment. This promotion runs to the end of November.*

Anniversary- Samantha Celebrates Three Years

Congratulations to Samantha for being with Back To Bliss for three years!  Samantha (Sami) is on our Front Line team as well as our Marketing Team.  All of the beautiful flyers, Gift Certificates, Cards basically anything branded she has had her hands in.  We appreciate her design work and her dedication and loyalty to Back To Bliss.  Next time you see her congratulate her on three years!

 

Anniversary Celebration: Jessica H

We are celebrating Jessica Hopperdietzel on 6 years of being on the Back To Bliss Team!  She is our Assistant Manager and our in salon Educator.  She is constantly pushing herself to learn new things and our salon.  Her skills as a stylist go unmatched, if you have had the joy of having her do your hair you know what I am talking about!  Thank you to Jessica for her 6 years of amazing work and helping to grow Back To Bliss into what it is today!

Apprentice: Chelsea is ready to take clients

Our Apprentice Chelsea is ready to step behind the chair and finish her hands on training!

This is a big step for an apprentice, it means they have completed their initial training on manikins. Their skills have been tested and can now be put to use on all of our beautiful clients.  Chelsea is a very talented young hairstylist.  She is creative, high energy and so excited to give you a fresh new look.

What to expect when you get your hair done with an Apprentice

  • You should expect a beautiful result.  Even thought our apprentices is learning she has had a year of training and practice.  We would not allow her to take clients yet if we felt she was not ready.
  • Our Apprentice is always overseen by one of our more seasoned stylist.  This is a benefit of coming to a facility that works together as a team.  Our stylist help each other so you can be sure you get the best result.
  •  Our Apprentice services are at a discounted price.  We do this because we are a leveled facility and we believe that the price should reflect the amount of experience and education our practitioners have.  She still will be using all of our high end Organic lines to make your hair feel the best it can.
  • You should expect your service to take a little longer.  Because she is still learning she isn’t as fast as some of our other stylist so make sure you mark of enough time in your calendar to get the best result possible.

What services does Chelsea offer?

She offers a variety of services and she is adding to her offered services everyday.  Below is a list of hair services she is offering right now.  She also does Pedicures, Manicures, Facials and Waxing.

Detailed pricing and service list below
 Apprentice All Over Color – Long Length ($60.00)
   Apprentice All Over Color – Mid Length ($52.00)
   Apprentice All Over Color – Short ($40.00)
   Apprentice Basic Haircut ($18.00)
   Apprentice Child Cut ($10.00)
   Apprentice New Growth Retouch ($35.00)
   Apprentice New Growth Retouch + Basic Haircut ($53.00)
   Apprentice Partial Ombre/Balayage- Long ($70.00)
   Apprentice Partial Ombre/Balayage-mid ($58.00)
   Apprentice Signature Haircut ($23.00)
   Apprentice The Barber ($11.00)
   Fashion Drama Chunk on Dark-Mid ($42.00)
   Free Hair Consultation ($0.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment W/ another Service-Long ($20.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment W/ another Service-Mid ($15.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment W/ another Service-Short ($10.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment-Long ($25.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment-Mid ($20.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment-Short ($15.00)
   Style with Shampoo – Long ($17.00)
   Style with Shampoo – Mid ($15.00)
   Style with Shampoo – Short ($13.00)
   Unstyle -Mid/Long Length ($18.00)
   Unstyle-Short Length ($14.00)

How to book your appointment with our Apprentice

We have a couple booking options

  • Call our lovely receptionists at 715.316.0040 and tell them what service you would like to book
  • Book online at www.backtoblisswellness.com or by clicking this link Book your appointment with our Apprentice
  • You can always Facebook Message us @BackToBliss and we will be happy to help you from there.

 

Welcome Sylvia to our Team

We would like to introduce Sylvia to our Back To Bliss Massage Therapy Colby Team!  She is joining us as an Associate Level Therapist.  We are very excited to have her on staff.  She has an amazing open heart and just wants to help people as much as she can.  She also has a passion for learning and is always striving to make her knowledge of massage even greater.  You can read down below a little information about Sylvia.  When you are in need of a great massage ask for her in our Colby Location!

Hello, my name is Sylvia. My goal is to help you take time out of your busy life to focus on just yourself. My true desire is to help busy families learn how to find their center and calmer parenting approaches leading to a path of wellness and getting back to nature. I think this can be accomplished by teaching parents about the power and healing that massage can provide, which they can then incorporate into their own lives and pass on to their children. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2017. I specialize in myofascial, Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, but I am continuously expanding my knowledge in the massage field and holistic lifestyle.
Some of the inspirational activities I enjoy are barefoot nature walks, cooking wholesome meals with my kids, gardening, and watching my family grow together. This year, we are learning about growing herbs, keeping bees, landscaping, the benefits of different garden produce, bach flowers, and canning our own food.

Why you should get a Chocolate Facial!

Facials are great for your skin as they help to clear the skin of impurities and give your skin a fresh new look! Many people look past the fact that their skin needs quite a bit of attention. It’s time to let your skin receive the feeling of being renewed.

The Chocolate facial is great for the month of Valentine’s. I mean who doesn’t like getting chocolate for Valentine’s day? The difference with this chocolate compared to the lovely and tasty Dove chocolates your lover might be getting you is that this is ALL FOR YOUR SKIN! Finally! Your skin gets to absorb the smooth and tastiness of the chocolate that you love!

This facial starts off with a cleanse that then leads into the exfoliation process. This is where the smells of the delicious chocolate start to come into play. The Chocolate facial scrub gently exfoliates the skin to create a healthy glow to the skin by removing dead skin cells and debris from pores. As you take in the great smells you get to relax as you receive a scalp massage. Once the exfoliant is removed, you receive a facial massage with a delicious smells of lemon meringue pie (Mmmm) just to add to your “sweet” experience.

Next is the best part! Hopefully you don’t get too hungry as the chocolate mask sits on for 10 minutes and you take in the yummy smells of chocolate, not to mention the added pleasureful smells of the lemon oil. The chocolate mask brings all the uncontrolled stomach growls as it provides a rosy glow and softens the skin. It contains Tamarind which is a natural exfoliant that contains tartaric acid. This helps to give a little extra oomph to the exfoliation to help you shine bright with your healthy skin and then chocolate (the tasty part) increases microcirculation so that the skin can absorb the fruit acids. After the facial is complete you will leave with the smell of sweetness still lingering.

I, Victoria, am giving these facials at an unbeatable price of only $40! Book your appointment and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. You’ll get to be the tasty treat instead of the yummy chocolates taking all the credit! Hurry and book today before this unpassable deal is over!

Waxing, It’s Not That Bad! Part 2

Welcome Back

In the first part of this waxing series, we took a look at the technical aspects of waxing. In this post I would like to tell you what to expect, and some tips to make it a bit easier for you to bare.

Pain?

So many people ask, does waxing hurt? Yes, waxing can be painful, after all you are getting hair ripped out of your skin. The pain is definitely tolerable, the initial sting only lasts a short time. Some people will choose to take some ibuprofen beforehand to help with the pain, however you do not want to take aspirin, because of it being a blood thinner. Yes, there can be blood, all that means is that we got the entire hair follicle out, which is attached to a blood vessel. It is also a good idea to keep in mind that your body is more sensitive around the time of your period, so it will hurt a little more. The more often you wax, the less painful it will be, due to the fact that your hair is growing back thinner and more sparse. Like many other things in life, it gets better with time!

Hair Length

Another thing you need to know is that you need to let your hair grow! It needs to be about 1/4″ long, which means you will need to grow it out for about 4 weeks. If your hair grows a little faster, it may be longer than a 1/4″ and that is ok. If your hair is longer than that I can trim it without a problem, but if the hair isnt long enough the wax wont adhear to the hair.

Bikini Waxing?

The last bit of information you should know about the waxing process itself is; don’t be embarrassed about how much hair you have, because we all have hair! Basically any part of the body can get waxed. When getting a bikini wax, it may be a little weird getting your lady business waxed, but after a couple minutes of talking the akwardness seems to go away. To me, there is hair attached to skin and I need to remove it, I dont think about anything else. It is not one bit awkward for me, so I hope you don’t feel that way either.

After Care

You should avoid hot baths or hot tubs after a wax for at least 24 hours. Your freshly waxed skin is susceptible to bacteria infections for the first 24 hours after. You should also avoid tight clothing to make sure your skin can breathe after the wax. Try to avoid any activities that could cause friction on your skin. After the first 24 hours, you can start using a mild antibacterial soap and exfoliating lightly to make sure you do not get any ingrown hairs. What are ingrown hairs you ask? Ingrown hairs happen when the hair grows sideways, or curls back into the skin. Sometimes the hair is not strong enough to push through the skin, so it curls back or grows sideways under the skin. These need to be taken care of, because they can become infected. The best way to remove them would be similar to how you would remove a sliver, with a tweezers to carefully pull it out.

I hope that after reading this you will give waxing a try, afterall, it’s not that bad!

~Jess M

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