FAQS

Why do I need a patch test and when will I need one?

If you have not been to a Shavata Studio before you will need a patch test for brow tinting & lash treatments, at least 48 hours before your appointment.

How long do treatments last?

They differ between each person. For instance, brow threading can last up to 4 weeks, but for some it may only be 2 weeks. Customers who have brow/lashing tinting can last up to 4 weeks, but those with finer hairs may only last up to 2 weeks.

Why is brow tinting beneficial?

Brow tinting is great for those who have recently changed their hair colour, noticed grey hairs or want thicker looking brows.

Why is lash tinting beneficial?

It is great for those with fair lashes. Eyelash tinting can add definition and structure to your entire face. It is also perfect for those who have an active lifestyle, eliminating to apply mascara everyday.

Why is threading beneficial?

Threading is an ancient method of hair removal which originated in the Indian subcontinent, spread through the Middle East and Far East, and is now gaining popularity in the West. With the mere use of a pure cotton thread, brow hairs are removed whilst creating a shape. The thread is rolled over untidy hairlines, and the hair is plucked from the follicle. Our Brow Artists are expertly trained to create the ultimate personalized “perfect arch” to frame your face. Unlike tweezing where a single hair is pulled out each time, threading removes an entire row of hair resulting in a straighter line. The top layers of skin are not peeled or traumatized leading to less irritation and damage to the skin. The entire face can be threaded, resulting in a smoother and younger look. Make-up glides on more easily when facial hair is fully removed.

Will threaded hair grow back thicker?

Threading actually helps slow down and reduce hair growth. Threaded hairs tend to grow back thinner, thus making it easier to remove and less painful when threaded. Tweezing just one time in between will reverse all that is achieved from threading and can further irritate follicles which can cause hair to become ingrown, coarser, and darker.

How can I re-grow my hair if I have overplucked?

Over-plucking not only runs the risk of losing your most flattering eyebrow shape, it can also lead to permanent hair loss. Always tweeze your brows in natural light using a large mirror for an overall realistic view, and a magnified hand mirror to help with the detail. Take a few hairs from each brow at a time – it’s easier than doing one and trying to copy it on the other side. If you make a mistake, grow it out – don’t try to correct it or you’ll end up plucking your brows to nothing. Brow hair takes eight to 13 weeks to grow, depending on your metabolism and age, so be patient and wait as long as you can before getting them shaped by an expert, who will analyse your features to find the best shape for you. A professional tint will make brows appear naturally thicker and fuller.

What is a lash lift and will it work on me?

A lash lift is a similar process to what you would expect with a lash perm, but the lift is created from the root. The eyelash is not curled, but raised, and stays in position for approximately 6-8 weeks. A lash lift is ideal for someone that doesn’t like the idea of lash extensions, or cannot have them. The result is immediate and will make you feel a million dollars!

How do I best maintain my lash lift?

There is no maintenance with a lash lift; simply avoid getting your lashes wet for 24 hours once you have them lifted. You can use Mascara as you normally would to enhance the lift even further! The process is simple, and takes no longer than 45 minutes to an hour. The eyelashes are set into shape and then conditioned to achieve an impressive look.

What are semi-permanent lashes – what results can be achieved?

Achieve longer, fuller, darker and voluminous lashes. Semi-Permanent Lash Extensions are a fantastic long term solution for bolder lashes without mascara. Whatever your current lash condition, be it sparse, or short you can “transform your lashes” to suit your lifestyle, and ooze glamour at all times. The lashes are applied one at a time using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash.

How do I best maintain my semi-permanent lashes?

  • Do not cleanse eyes, shower, swim, use a steam or dry sauna for at least 12 hours after procedure, however 24 hours is advised for proper bonding.
  • Avoid heat treatments such as saunas and sunbeds.
  • Always be gentle with lashes. Avoid rubbing your eyes, or directly sleeping on them.
  • Do not use an eyelash curler.
  • Avoid all oil-based makeup products and eye-makeup remover.
  • Avoid waterproof mascara. There are mascaras on the market designed for eyelash extension.
  • Touch ups are recommended every 4 weeks.
  • Ensure that you get lash extensions removed by a professional
  • Never pick at them, if a lash is out of place, use a lash brush to tease back into place.
  • Brush eyelash extensions daily. Shavata lash brushes can be purchased instore or online, here.

How does the Brow strengthening oil work? Is it ok for sensitive skin?

The Brow Strengthener is made from 100% cold-pressed organic castor oil, derived from the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). The oil from the castor oil plant is a natural ingredient which is known for its nourishing properties, benefiting both brows and lashes and their follicles. It has an intense moisturising effect for the skin too. This makes it a product which has multiple benefits due to the Omega 9 fatty acids it contains which makes hair thicker and shinier. Shavata Brow Strengthener is the ideal product for over-plucked eyebrows, helping grow sparse areas back. It is packaged in a tube with a roller ball applicator which allows easy application, absorbing into the skin with a massaging movement.

Which colour defining eye pencil would be best for me?

Create natural looking brows in seconds with the Shavata Defining Pencil. The precision slim-line tip gives a professional application that is effortless to achieve. Long lasting and smudge-proof this wonder product is formulated with vitamin E to gently condition your brows. Available in three shades; Blonde (for lighter hairs), Dawn (warm, hazelnut) and Dusk (dark, deep shade). Pop into one of our studios and get a staff member to test a colour on your brows.

Is the brow perfector for everyone?

3 crème shades that glide on like a powder and covers the hairs as well as skin, these can also be blended to get the perfect shade for you. Ideal for filling in sparse brows or for helping camouflage grey hairs. Blend the stunning shades for a colour that’s unique to you, then use the brush to gently glide across the brows, building up the colour as you go. Voila! Your perfect brows are ready to dazzle.

Can everyone use the arch enhancer?

Discover a touch of magic with this luxurious light reflecting Arch Enhancer Pencil. Perfect on any skin tone, our professional grooming pencil is specially formulated to instantly lift and illuminate your eye area. By highlighting the arch below the eyebrow, your eyes will appear more open and more radiant, any time of day. Ensure that you fully blend this product into the skin to create a true match.

Which would be better for me? The precision tweezers or the slanted?

Precision tweezers are ideal for single and short hairs to be removed and ingrown hairs. The slanted tweezers allow you to pluck at an angle to remove the maximum hairs with a comfortable grip.