lash and brow treatment advice


All lash and brow treatments will require a patch test at least 48 hours prior to the appointment.  This applies whether or not you have had the treatment previously elsewhere.  Patch tests must be carried out at Utopia by Utopia staff and will stay valid for six months, unless there have been any changes to your medical history during this time. 

We will remind you of your need for a patch test at the time of booking in and therefore you are responsible for remembering to come in for one.  We will also endeavour to remind you of your patch test nearer the time, but please be aware that we are very busy and cannot always keep an eye on timings.  Please note that without a valid patch test, your tinting treatment cannot go ahead.

Please also be aware that no reaction to a patch test does not guarantee a reaction will not occur during/after your treatment. It is merely a guideline.

Please scroll down for the relevant advice for tinting, LVL Lash Lift and HD Brows.


Tinting

Please note that the minimum age for lash and brow tinting is 16, to comply with EU regulations.


Before your tinting treatment:

  • Ensure a patch test has been carried out at Utopia at least 48 hours before

  • Avoid the use of fake tan around the brow area at least 2-3 days before as this can cause the tint to go green

  • Please remove any contact lenses prior to your appointment.  For this reason we recommend glasses are worn

After your tinting appointment:

  • Avoid the use of fake tanning products on the face for 2-3 days where possible.  If you do wish to use fake tanning product on your face, apply a barrier to the hair and small area around the brow prior to tanning to prevent discolouration of your tint

  • Remember your results will be darker and more defined immediately after your treatment.  The tint will fade depending on the frequency of cleansing and exfoliating in the area

  • Brow tints can last anywhere from 2-3 weeks, with lash tints lasting around 4-6 weeks


LVL LASH LIFTING

Please note that the minimum age for LVL Lash Lifting is 18.  LVL Lash Lift cannot be performed on any client who is pregnant or breast feeding.

At least 48 hours before your appointment:

  • Ensure a patch test has been carried out at Utopia

24 hours prior to your appointment:

  • Do not wear waterproof mascara

  • If you have had a spray tan, ensure that the guide colour (bronzer) is washed off

On the day of your appointment:

  • Do not wear mascara

  • Do not have a spray tan

  • Avoid applying oily products on your lashes or around the eyes

  • Contact lenses must be removed prior to the treatment, for this reason we recommend glasses are worn

After your treatment:

  •  Do not get your lashes wet for at least 24 hours

  • Avoid steam for 48 hours (remember that simple things such as opening an oven door and ironing can all cause stem to come into contact with the face)

  • Avoid the use of mascara for at least 28 hours, preferably for the duration of your lift to ensure if lasts as long as possible

  • Avoid the use of oily products on your lashes or around the eyes

  • Use Nouveau Lashes Lash and Brow Conditioning Serum on your lashes twice daily to ensure the lashes stay in great condition (think perming and colouring your hair - you don’t want to forget conditioner!) and to keep the lashes growing neatly and avoid criss-crossing when growing out

  • LVL Lash Lift will last anywhere from 6-8 weeks

It is normal for the tint to fade after around 4-6 weeks - in this instance a lash tint can still be performed without damaging the natural lashes or affecting the lift.

As the new lashes start to grow through, it is normal to go through a period of time with some new, straighter lashes and some that are still lifted.  The Nouveau Lash and Brow Conditioning Serum can help to keep the lashes looking as neat as possible during this time.


HD brows

Please see HAIR REMOVAL ADVICE for advice on the waxing and threading stage of your treatment. Possible side effects include:

  • Allergies or reactions to any products/ingredients/depilation techniques involved in the treatment

  • Small spots and bumps

  • Skin grazing

  • Soreness, redness or itching

  • Sensitivity to waxing

Before your appointment:

  • Ensure a patch test has been carried out at Utopia at least 48 hours before

  • Avoid the use of fake tan around the brow area at least 2-3 days before as this can cause the tint to go green. If you do wish to use fake tanning product on your face, apply a barrier to the hair and small area around the brow prior to tanning to prevent the tint going a green colour

  • Avoid the use of retinol-based products for 3 days before

  • Avoid the use of sunbeds at least 24 hours before

  • Avoid the use of AHAs, Facial Peels or Facials (including exfoliation) for 3 days before

  • Avoid exfoliating and anti-ageing products around the brow area for 3 days before

After your appointment:

  • Follow your Stylist’s recommendations and avoid tweezing in between appointments

  • Avoid the use of make up and facial cleansers around the brow area for the next 24 hours

  • Avoid prolonged contact with direct sunlight, the use of sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools for 24 hours after your treatment

  • Avoid exfoliating and anti-ageing products around the brow area for 3 days after your treatment

  • It is advisable not to use any fake tanning products on the face for around 2-3 days either side of the treatment. If you do wish to use a fake tanning product on the face, apply a barrier to the hair and small area around the brow prior to tanning to prevent discolouration of your tint

  • Remember your results will be darker and more defined immediately after your treatment. The make up applied is not permanent and the tint will fade depending on the frequency of cleansing and exfoliating

  • You must inform us immediately should you experience any swelling, itchy rashes, bruising, skin grazing or cuts after your treatment, so we can advise you on the correct procedure to follow