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Which is better 70% Isopropyl alcoh or Barbicide?

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Right of the hop I can tell you that if you have a salon in your home, then Barbicide can be lethal, and you may end up with harmful diagnosis like Acute methaemoglobinemia. This is what can happen from constant exposure, and with a home salon you are not well ventilated EVEN if all your windows are open. You are not only exposing your clients to toxins, and you as well, but your family too, they are also inhaling this toxic chemical no matter where you use and store this. While it is widely used in salons, it is not...

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Covid-19 Personal services: Protocols for returning to operation

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While we are all eager to start back to work, and to see our lovely clients please know that there are requirement set in place before you can do so. These protocols are for self employed people and employers providing personal services, including barbers, hairdressers, nail salons, and aesthetics. We may also benefit from reviewing other protocols if their workplace includes other work environments such as offices, retail services, or food and drink services. You must also ensure they are abiding by any orders, notices, or guidance issued by the provincial health officer, and the appropriate health authority, which are...

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Make your OWN Healthy Lashpoo

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Yes, there is a lot of mixed emotions about this topic, and mostly when you mention baby shampoo.. Let me show you reason WHY this is the HEALTHIEST method for your lashes and a HUGE money saver as well.. Lets' talk baby shampoo... The primary difference is that regular shampoos have strong cleansing agents (sulfates), while baby shampoos have mild cleansing agents (milder surfactants). Is it oily? YES!   BUT.... you can remove that oily part and have all the benefits of the :no tears and no stinging very easily! How do I remove the oils from baby shampoo? Baby shampoos...

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Rinsing with Saline? Yes girl !! it's like our natural tears

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Saline to Rinse the lashes? Yes, it is a great way to rinse lashes and have them benefit in the meantime! Did you know... Saline, also known as saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine. Applied to the affected area it is used to clean wounds, help remove contact lenses, and help with dry eyes. Wow eh? It really is beneficial! Saline solution is a mixture of salt and water. Normal saline solution contains 0.9 percent sodium chloride (salt), which is similar to the sodium concentration in blood and...

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Witch Hazel to PRIME lashes and extensions

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 As lash artists, we all should be vowing, and wanting to use the safest and best products in the industry to provide a safe environment for our clients,  and to also give them an amazing experience along with a stunning outcome.   Witch hazel, is not only the BEST way for you to go when priming lashes, it is the smartest. It removes oils from the natural lash and provides a clean lash to apply an extension on! AMAZING right? Is it FOOD for the lash? It may as well be, since all the benefits of using witch hazel are...

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