How do I find a hands on Elleebana Trainer in my area?
Can I use Elleebana One Shot on Brows?
DO NOT use Elleebana One Shot lifting and setting lotions on brows. The product is not designed to touch the skin. Please order and use our Elleeplex Profusion product for brow lamination as it is specifically formulated for that use.
Q: DO I HAVE TO DO AN EYE BATH?
It is recommend to perform an eyebath after the removal of the setting lotion, this is to ensure you are removing all lotions effectively, including the adhesive used to hold the rod/shield in place on the eyelid and lashes. If you do not flush the eyes and lashes it is possible that residue from lotions or adhesive could remain on the lashes. This can potentially increase the risk of reactions developing due to product being left on the skin/eyes and the lashes continuing to process if lotions are not removed properly.
Do I need to be trained by Elleebana to use the products?
You do not need to be trained by an Elleebana trainer to be able to purchase our products, but it is highly recommended to invest in training, avoid problems and the potential for over processing your clients lashes.
NO VISIBLE LIFT AT ALL In the case that your client’s lashes after lifting for 6 mins and 5 mins and you have assessed the dried state of the lashes and there is no visible lift you may proceed with re-lifting the lashes again for 3 - 4 mins and 2.5 mins If the client has left the salon and time has passed since the treatment (at least 24 hours) you would need to consider the result and the condition of the client’s lashes before you choose the processing time that you wish to use.
DO YOU HAVE TO USE BELMACIL OR ELLEEPLEX PROFUSION TINTS WITH ELLEEBANA OR CAN ANOTHER BRAND BE USED?
Our relationship as co-producers of the Belmacil lash and brow tint range and brow tint range and producers of Elleeplex Profusion range ensures we are able to take part in product trials and have performed extensive testing on Elleebana
combined with Belmacil or Elleeplex Profusion. We cannot rely on other tint brands to provide us with formulation changes within their range. They are all actually very different, both the tint and oxidant ingredients vary and some contain particular ingredients that can result in a lift dropping on some clients. So you must use at your own risk with caution.
ELLEEBANA PROCESSING TIMES.. UGHH CONFUSED?
The general rule of thumb for first time clients when using Elleebana products will be processing with step 1 (lifting lotion) for 6 minutes and step 2 (setting lotion) for 5 minutes. This processing time will work for a large majority of your client base and is a good processing time to begin with if you have clients with medium to strong visually appearing lashes.
SHORT PROCESSING TIMES – A client’s ethnicity or heritage can sometimes indicate either a shorter or longer processing time. Other more visual lash conditions/health can be apparent just by looking at the lashes. For a fine lash
that is thin, sparse or lighter in colour or for ethnicities whose lash strength is naturally softer or finer you will need to decrease your first time processing time. In some cases dropping the processing time for step 1 (lifting lotion) down to
4 minutes and step 2 (setting lotion) with 3 minutes – these processing times can still achieve amazing results on clients with lashes that require this reduced processing time. Some processing time options for visually thinner or weaker natural lash conditions are:
LIFT: 3 mins SET: 2 mins – this is not a common processing time for many clients
LIFT: 4 mins SET: 3 mins
LIFT: 5 mins SET: 4 mins
AVERAGE PROCESSING TIMES – This is the larger percentage of clientele that we see and find these processing times are often the go to times for lifting clients who have average lash strength, thickness, density and those whose lashes lift easily. At this stage we can increase the step 1 processing time (lifting lotion) but the setting time must remain at 5 mins.
LIFT: 6 mins SET: 5 mins – used for majority of all first time and returning clients
LIFT: 7 mins SET: 5 mins – this might be used on clients who return after their first lift and they feel their lift wasn’t enough (alternatively you can decrease your rod size)
EXTENDED PROCESSING TIMES – In the case that a client’s lashes are stronger than average and you have attempted to process at 6 mins and 5 mins to find that their lashes didn’t lift enough you can, in your next appointment, increase your lifting time by 1 minute at a time. The setting time (step 2) must remain at 5 mins until the lifting lotion processing time has been maximized. For instance:
LIFT: 7 mins SET: 5 mins
LIFT: 8 mins SET: 5 mins
LIFT: 9 mins SET: 5 mins – this is a very rare required processing time
LIFT: 10 mins SET: 5 mins – this is an extremely rare required processing time
Only after all of these attempts and appointments would you then increase the setting lotion to 6 mins
MY LASH LIFT HAS DROPPED BUT ONLY ON ONE EYE?
This can be one of a few things:
• Stronger follicle direction or downward facing lashes on one eye
• Timing wasn’t specific
• Lash placement and lotion placement on the rod – always
WHEN MEASURING UP FOR ROD SIZE WHERE SHOULD THE LASHES BE SITTING ON THE ROD FOR IDEAL LIFT?
For the ideal lift, the majority of the tips of the lashes should come well past the halfway mark of the rod, 3 / 4’s of the of the way around the rod is ideal.
WHERE SHOULD I BE PLACING MY LIFT LOTION?
Placement for your lift lotion needs to be 1mm from the water line so as close as you can get without touching the waterline and ¾ way up the natural lash. Always avoiding the tips. You can make adjustments to the lift lotion if you wish, for example if you wish to have a more dramatic curl you can place the lotion higher. You can place the lotion lower for less of a curl.
WHERE SHOULD I BE PLACING MY SETTING LOTION?
Placement for your setting lotion needs to be in the exact same spot as your lifting lotion. This is because lotion one has broken the disulphide bonds making the lash moldable and easily able to be re shaped and lotion 2 needs to be placed in the exact same area to reform those bonds into the new position.
WHEN ATTACHING LASHES, HOW LITTLE IS TOO LITTLE TO PLACE ON THE ROD WHEN REFERRING TO BABY LASHES?
If the lash is less than 1 – 2mm we recommend not to attach it to the rod, you will also find these lashes tend to pop away from the rod easily and as the lift grows out they may have a kink on the tip.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OVER CURLING AND OVER PROCESSING?
Over curling refers to the rod being too small and the lashes curling too far over, it also can be your lotion placement and if the lotion is placed over the ¾ mark onto the tips. This may result in the lashes curling back onto themselves or
onto the lid. Over processing is due to incorrect processing time. Always asses your clients lash health and structure before proceeding. Sometimes a lower processing time is necessary.
IS AFTER CARE NECESSARY? WHY CAN’T MY CLIENTS JUST USE CASTOR OIL ON THEIR LASHES?
After care is so important for long term lash health! You are having a chemical treatment on your lashes so you need to look after them just like you do with your hair. We have aftercare products that are designed to be used with our lash lift that have many added extra ingredients that help to nourish and strengthen and give your clients the best chance at optimum lash health.
CAN I TINT ON THE RODS?
We do not recommend to tint on the rod for a few reasons:
• You are only tinting the underside of the lashes
• You are not tinting the bottoms
• If you aren’t doing a thorough rinse off at the end of the treatment to remove all lift lotions and rods you are at risk of over processing
• When lashes are attached to the rods the under eye area is exposed, the chances of getting tint on the skin in that sensitive area is increased.
DO I HAVE TO TRAIN WITH ELLEEBANA WHEN I AM ALREADY TRAINED WITH ANOTHER COMPANY?
While it is not a requirement, we do recommend this because every lash lift brand will work differently and to best understand the brand, how it works and to provide safe treatments for your clients attending a training is so important. If you hold a certificate from another brand or school then you may qualify for our conversion course. Please contact us for further information.