We love inspo ~ You will receive a pre-appointment form so please upload any inspo pics you have or bring some along to your appointment.
Makeup Applications ~ Arrive like the clean fresh face queen you are. Exceptions if you're coming straight from a day of workin', we can cleanse your face pre application.
Just Eyes ~ The prep would depend on your schedule. Best case, we would advise you to arrive with a clean face with or without your skincare. Our artists will do your eyes, lashes & brows. Then, you return home to apply your base, free of potential eyeshadow fallout. If you're time poor and need to do your base beforehand, your artist can apply with that in mind!
Hair styling ~ Freshly washed and dried the evening before or morning of, depending on how quickly your natural oils come to the party. You are the master or your own hair so we trust your judgement.
Tans ~ No makeup, moisturiser or deodorant; as painful as it is! Make sure all exfoliation and shaving is done 12-24 hours before your appointment.
Lash lifts and/or tints ~ Fresh faced queens please, 100% no mascara zone.
Do you wash hair?
We do not offer hair washing. M&Co does not have basins, and we also prefer some natural oils in the hair for styling.
We offer DRY styling only. We use a spritz of water to dampen if smoothing is required with a blow dryer.
There is a 'Blow Dry Fee' option when booking. This is if you're opting to wash and towel dry hair at home, before your appointment. Your artist will then dry and smooth your hair at the salon. This service is additional to a Basic or Complex hairstyle.
Do you sell/use clip in extensions?
If you have fine hair, are struggling to grow your hair for your big day or upcoming event, or simply want to make sure you can have the hairstyle you want; we highly suggest purchasing clip-in human hair extensions.
Please inform us prior to your trial or event so we can arrange an in-person colour match and advise you on pricing. If you or a member of your bridal party wishes to bring their own clip in extensions on the wedding day or special occasion date, we must be advised prior to allow additional time. Extensions must be of a high-quality human hair to allow heat styling.
Do you wax?
No, we choose not to wax as we feel tweezing gives us more control and a better result. We looooove that there is no chance of you getting those annoying irritation bumps or reactions to wax, and makeup will apply smoother following your appointment.
How long does Henna last?
Typically Henna will last 7-10 days on the skin and 6-8 weeks on the hair.
How long does Tint last?
Tint will only last on the skin for 2-5 days and the hair for up to 4 weeks.
Is Tint or Henna safe during Pregnancy?
Yes, both are safe during pregnancy. The main concern we have with most beauty treatments and pregnancy is the increased risk of an allergic reaction. During pregnancy, there are many changes going on with your body and this can increase the risk of your skin not behaving like it normally does with products. The pregnant hormones can also alter the final result of your service, so bare with us as we find what works best for you with those changes. For women in the last few weeks of pregnancy, it is not recommended to lie on your back and for this reason, your brow tech may do your brows whilst seated.
Can you Henna over my microblading or brow tattoos?
Yes! As microbladed and tattooed brows fade, you are often left with an undertone pigment. We can Henna or Tint right over the top to help conceal this often undesirable colour. Depending on the tattoo, this can make the skin resistant meaning the Henna/Tint stain may not last very long.
Can you match my hair colour?
Yes! There is a vast colour range in Henna (scroll to the bottom of this page to see the rainbow!). We have several shades that range from blonde to the darkest brown; plus 2 colour correctors in warm and cool. This allows us to mix the perfect shade to suit your individual hair colour. *Note* that Henna will be a slightly warmer tone when it is first completed; it continues to process and settle for the 12 hours following your appointment hence why we ask you to avoid product and water for that time.
Tint has a smaller range of tones, but they can me mixed and matched by your brow artist.
What is the difference between Tint and Henna?
Henna is a natural powder dye that we mix with a saltwater solution to activate it, forming a paste. Henna takes longer to process than tint as we do multiple layers to get the desired intensity. The process generally takes 20-30mins and we have the flexibility to make it as 'lived in' or bold as discussed in your consultation at the start of your appointment.
Tint is similar to hair dye in that we mix the tint colour with peroxide to dye the skin and hair. Tint processes at a faster rate than Henna, so this can take from as little as 2 minutes to 15.
Henna vs Microblading?
If you are thinking of taking the step of more permanent brows, there are a few things to consider. Microblading is not 100% permanent and will fade over a 12 -18 month period and does require touch-ups. Quite often there can be an unattractive residual undertone colour that remains if you don't do the maintenance (think of old tattoos with a blue or green undertone). If you are not interested in this then Henna is an excellent solution. Getting your brows done every 2 months, pain-free is often a much easier and cost-effective solution. Something you also need to consider is if you change your hair colour regularly then getting a permanent brow colour could prove to be an issue.
LASH LIFT AND TINT
How long does it last?
Between 8-12 weeks generally! We all have a different lash cycle, with some lifts that only last 6 weeks and some that can last as long as 14 weeks.
When can I get them redone?
We recommend 8 weeks at the minimum. The lashes will start to go through their cycle around the 5 week mark, but don't get this confused with them being ready go to again. We ask that you return when all the lashes have completed their cycle and return back to their natural, straighter state. Sooner lifting may over process the lashes. If in doubt, contact M&Co and one of us will assist you!
Is there any aftercare?
You should avoid getting your lashes wet/exposed to steam for 24 hours after the service as this can reduce the curl.
Will it damage my lashes?
No, the only way your lashes can get damaged during a lash lift is if they are over-processed and we pay careful attention during your appointment so this won't happen in our care.
How curly will they be?
The intensity of your curl is dependent on the rod size used, and the amount of time they are processed for. We customise these variables for each client and their individual preferences. It can take 2-3 tries to perfect them for each individual person, as we take notes and make adjustments accordingly to get the PEREFCT curl.
Will I be able to wear false lashes?
This depends on the intensity of your lash lift. A softer curl will not affect lash application, while a strong curl will make lash application very difficult.
I have sensitive watery eyes, does this matter?
Your lash tech will ask you this before proceeding, and take measures to ensure it doesn't affect the lifting process. In extreme cases, watering may affect or disable the lift as the water will dilute the solution and glue.
Is it safe during Pregnancy?
Yes. The main concern we have with most beauty treatments and pregnancy is the increased risk of an allergic reaction. A patch test can be performed prior for peace of mind. For mothers in the last weeks of pregnancy, it is not recommended to lie on your back, so we can lay you on your side with your head facing up.
How dark will it be?
Your tan tech will talk you through the range of tones we offer, and work out which is best for you. Processing time will also affect the final result.
Will I be orange?
Gone are the days of the Cheeto tan! Tanning products have come a long way over the years, and it is hard to get an “orange” tan nowadays. MineTan is an incredible range that M&Co has chosen due to its range of colours, undertones, and beautiful results.
Do I have to leave it on all night?
Nope! MineTan is a fast-developing tan. The amount of time you'll wear the initial tan before showering will be decided by your tan tech. This is generally between 1-4 hours, most are recommended to develop for 3. Once you shower, you can wear your favourite clothes, go out of the house and not stain the bed sheets! The tan appears much lighter after your first rinse, but give it 6 hours to continue the developing process and it will be perfect.
How do I prep for my appointment?
- Moisturise your body for the 3 days leading up to your appointment.
- Complete all hair removal and exfoliating 12-24 hours before your appointment. Doing a cheeky shave before you rock in can result in the tan pooling in the hair follicle (which means little nasty dark dots all over your legs)
- Please arrive to your appointment with no makeup, deodorant, perfume or moisturiser. These products create a barrier on the skin and can react to the tan solution. Deodorant turns your underarms green and perfume will do the same if this remains on your skin.
- Bring a loose outfit and shoes to pop on after your tan ie. trackpants, t-shirt & thongs (pyjamas and slippers are always a big yes from us too!). Umbrellas are a must if it's raining.
Is there any aftercare?
Do not wash your hands, use hand sanitiser, or get your developing tan wet at all. Your tanning technician will recommend your development time and at this point you will need to shower in lukewarm water, giving it a really good rinse. You can run your hands over your body to help remove the excess, and don't forget behind your ears! Do not use body wash or shampoo/conditioner for your initial rinse. You may use them 12 hours after your first rinse. Do not use scrubs, loofahs, or exfoliating mitts for the duration of your spray tan as this will remove or affect the finish. After your showers be sure to pat dry the skin rather than rubbing. Moisturise your body every day, starting 12 hours after your first rinse.
How can I prolong my tan?
You can use a gradual tanner to prolong your M&Co tan, we retail these in salon! We also recommend using the MineTan facial tan products, as cleansers/serums/exfoliants will wear off your face tan.