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frequently asked questions

    makeup

  • What’s the best way to prep my skin for my makeup application?

    Drink as much water as possible at least three days leading up to your application. Arrive with completely clean skin and eyes—no mascara or eyeliner residue! Apply a light moisturizer if you feel dry that morning. We also recommend the ultimate primer—Oxygen Therapy. This service takes just 15 minutes and can be done right before your makeup application.

  • Do you have makeup for sensitive skin?

    Before every makeup application, we have a consultation to discuss your skin type and desired look. Nkd has numerous types of foundation, all of which are allergy tested.

  • What kind of strip lashes do you have?

    We have dozens of styles of strip lashes to choose from in the studio; ranging from accent lashes (which are smaller strip lashes that accentuate the corners of your eyes), to dramatic, double strip lashes! 

  • What do you do in a makeup lesson?

    First and foremost, we discuss your current skill level with applying makeup and then talk about what kind of look you would like to achieve. We request you bring some of your favorite products with you—or even just your entire cosmetic bag, so we can incorporate some of your current items into your routine. 

    We proceed with creating a look that is unique for your style and skill set, as well as the time you have designated for applying a makeup look in the morning. In some lessons, we apply half the face step-by-step and you complete the other half. 

    If you do not feel comfortable doing this, we will happily do the entire application and ensure you understand the steps to practice at home. Remember, you’re really only paying $60 for the 90 minute lesson, because $30 of the cost goes right to new product! 

  • What is included in a “Just Eyes” application?

    In a Just Eyes application, your eye area is prepped with moisturizer and primer, and then concealed accordingly. We also shape your brows with the appropriate products and finish by applying an eye look suitable for your occasion. If you would like to add strip lashes, the cost is $15–$25, depending on the style you choose. 

  • I don’t need an entire lesson, just help selecting new colors—do you offer help with something like that?

    Our Product Haul is perfect for someone looking for advice on new colors or products. The service is 30 minutes and just $35. The best part is that $25 of that price goes towards your new makeup! So skip the pressure of the cosmetic counter and book a Product Haul with a licensed makeup artist. 

    bridal

  • How far in advance can I reserve my date?

    We book out one year in advance.

  • Do you require a deposit?

    We do not require a deposit to hold your date, however, we do require a final head count 3 months in advance. We will do our best to accommodate additional applications, but sometimes it’s best to book more than you think and then deduct a month prior to the wedding.

  • Do you recommend any other services for the day of my wedding?

    Yes! You and your attendants are encouraged to book skin prep services such as Oxygen Therapy which make your skin a perfect canvas for your makeup applications.

  • Do you recommend any other services that are good for brides?

    We offer a full menu of skincare services and recommend that you speak to one of our estheticians to create a plan for bridal-ready skin. We also offer lash extensions and custom spray tans.

  • Do you offer on-location services?

    Now that are in a larger facility, we no longer offer on location services. But wait! Before you rule us out, call to speak to our wedding coordinator to discuss the options of in studio on your wedding day. Our convenient location and multiple artists could be a wonderful addition to your special day.

  • Do you offer bridal hair services?

    We have two stylists that offer bridal hair services, Amy and Alexis. When you speak with our wedding coordinator, mention that you are also interested in hair services. She will check with them for their availability.

    lashes

  • What are lash extensions?

    Also known as semi-permanent eyelashes, our extensions are made of a synthetic polyester that come in multiple lengths, thickness, colors, and curls to match your natural lashes. NKD uses synthetic polyester because it responds better to wear and tear than other materials and provides the least possible chance of an allergic reaction.

    The individual lash extension is applied to your natural lash using a medical grade, FDA approved adhesive. When applied properly, neither the lash nor the adhesive should touch your eyelid. Your natural lash sheds over time and our adhesive is designed to last until your lash naturally falls out. To prevent your natural lashes from prematurely falling out, we’ll guide you through proper care of your lashes during your no cost consultation and after your appointment.

    At this point you’re probably saying to yourself “wow, this sounds like a meticulous process”, and it is. A good lash artist is highly trained, licensed, and has countless hours of hands on training before they begin taking clients. Our master artists work hand and hand with our newer artists, perfecting their craft. At NKD, newer artists are hand selected to attend training. They already possess experience in the field and they have demonstrated certain qualities that are needed to turn their passion into an amazing lash experience for the client.

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  • What are the benefits of lash extensions?

    Lash extensions are a real game changer. Each morning you’ll awake to flawless lashes without the need to use mascara, saving you precious time. With the right style to compliment your natural beauty, extensions will make you feel confident and your eyes will look absolutely stunning, all while maintaining a professional and natural look.

  • What types of sets do you offer?

    At NKD we offer the Classic Set, the Volume Set, and the Hybrid Set. We believe in show stopping lashes, but ones that maintain a natural and professional look while supporting a healthy natural lash. With so many different lash extension trends out there, we believe in specializing and perfecting these three client favorite styles that won’t damage your natural lash.

    Classic lashes are the “Queen” of all styles. Classic lashes are best for clients who already have good natural lashes, but want more length, creating a gorgeous and natural look. Volume lashes give a more dramatic and fuller look, but again maintain a professional appearance.

    Volume lashes are perfect for those clients who have sparse lashes, bald spots, or just want a more dramatic look. Volume lashes are significantly lighter than Classic lashes and the technique involves attaching 2-3 lashes per natural lash, creating a lighter, fluffier, and fuller look.

    Hybrid lash sets are a mixture of Classic and Volume lashes creating a fuller Classic set.

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  • Are lash extensions safe?

    Yes….but just like with any service, we recommend researching a lash studio thoroughly before booking your consultation. If a lash studio doesn’t offer an initial consultation, we would recommend that you proceed with caution. The consultation is a chance for you to ask questions, make sure that you don’t have an allergic reaction to the adhesive, and to make sure that the end result will be exactly what you are looking for.

    One important question that you may want to ask is “Are these lash extensions or clusters?” Clusters are NOT lash extensions and are “clusters” of lashes glued directly to the eyelid, yikes. Although the initial result may look good, they could eventually become painful, promote ingrown hairs, cause a sty, and permanent loss of your natural lash.

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    With anything that quickly gains popularity, “cheaper” products that could potentially harm your natural lashes over time, do exist. At NKD we buy both direct from manufactures and from reputable distribution companies, never use cluster lashes, and during our free consultation we provide an adhesive allergy test.

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  • How long do they last?

    A set with no fills will last somewhere around a month, depending on how well you take care of them, your natural lash cycle, and your lifestyle. 2-3 weeks is what is recommended for a fill and then you could wear them indefinitely. Lashes shed naturally and you might notice the extensions shedding more since they are thicker and longer than your natural lashes.

  • Do you offer any alternatives to help with my lashes?

    Yes. We offer lash lifts, lash tinting, and traditional strip lashes along with our popular new Unicorn Magnetic Lashes. Both the strip lash and magnetic lashes have numerous styles to choose from. Unlike the strip lash, magnetic lashes are completely reusable and applied using a special eye liner and not an adhesive. These are great for clients who are allergic to the lash extension adhesive, or for those looking to break out their lash game just on the weekends.

    waxing

  • Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker/stronger/darker?

    Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse. When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thick part of the hair, which is why you can feel stubble the next day. A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair, very fine at the tip, so no stubble. The only things known to stimulate hair growth are hormones: natural or artificial.

  • At what age can one start getting waxed?

    It all depends on the child and individual circumstances. Any child under the age of 16 needs parental consent. Please, feel free to book a consult with any esthetician here and we can go over any questions you may have and even do a little patch so your child can know what it feels like.

  • What should I wear for a bikini/brazilian wax?

    For a bikini wax you can wear whatever is comfortable for you, whether it is your own underwear or our disposable ones. You don’t wear anything from waist down for the brazilian. We do have small disposable towelettes to cover part of the area so you aren't completely exposed.

  • Can I get waxed during my menstrual cycle?

    You can definitely get waxed during your cycle, it is just not recommended because waxing can be more painful during this time. Hormone change causes sensitivity so the most ideal time is right after your cycle.

  • How long does waxing last?

    If you have let your hair grow out to the proper length, you should be hair-free for a minimum of 1-2 weeks following your appointment

  • Can I get waxed if I’m pregnant?

    Absolutely.

  • What kind of wax does Nkd use?

    Strip wax, hard wax and nufree (soy based) wax are used here. Hard wax is a stripless wax. So after it is applied and hardens, then it can be removed.

    • Nufree Nudesse is not a wax and never sticks to the skin. It is a natural, botanical formula. It contains no wax, no sugar and no honey.
    • Nufree Nudesse is self-preserving antibacterial/antimicrobial so it's safe, clean and germ free.
    • Nufree Nudesse is completely botanical and safe for the entire body.
    • Nufree Nudesse doesn’t dry and can be removed any time!
    • Nufree Nudesse is scientifically tested and uses no animal products.

    The esthetician checks out your skin and takes into account whether you are on any medication, orally or topically, that may compromise your skin to hair removal. They also will decide what wax is best if you don't have a preference. We do not double dip sticks.

  • How do I get rid of ingrown hairs?

    Everyone is different, using an exfoliant, exfoliating gloves, or a leave on exfoliating lotion will do the trick. Some people may have to do all of the above.

  • Does Nkd trim body hair?

    No, we do not. We wax.

  • Can I shave in-between services?

    Shaving is not recommended. Depending on skin, sometimes going back and forth between waxing and shaving causes more irritation to the skin. Waxing after shaving is basically going back to the first time getting waxed. It is a little more painful.

    What is recommend, for example, in the summer, clients that get the Brazilian will get a bikini in between appts to keep outside the bikini line fresh, instead of shaving. It may take up to three waxing treatments to achieve smooth skin due to the fact that hair grows in stages and all of your hair is never at the same stage. It is very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again.

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  • Do men really wax...down there?

    YES! Nkd sees men from ALL walks of life and all ages. The guy next to you right now could be rocking a Brazilian wax. You just looked...didn't you? :) Here at Nkd, we try to make an uncomfortable situation as comfortable as possible.

  • Getting waxed for a vacation or special occasion?

    Please get waxed at least 4-6 weeks before to see how your skin reacts so you know how far in advance to get waxed before the big occasion. Also, remember that waxing exfoliates the skin, so you want to get waxed before getting a spray tan before a big event.

    microblading

  • What is microblading?

    It is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hair-like strokes to create your perfect brow. The technician uses a manual handheld tool, not a machine, to embed pigment in the upper layers of skin. Using this tool, creates precise cuts in the skin, which helps create fuller and more natural looking brows.

  • How long does it last?

    According to skin type and care, the pigment will fade gradually between 12-24 months. Yearly touch-ups are recommended.

  • Do you shave the brows before a microblading treatment?

    Oh my goodness...NO, microblading is added to whatever brows you have. 

  • Does it hurt?

    Ummm, it strongly depends on your pain tolerance. We have had people fall asleep, to people tearing up a little bit. We use lidocaine to numb the area, but everyone is different. During the Second Date, the brows are usually a little more sensitive than the First Date too.