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There is an insane amount of activity going on in the world around us and in our every day lives. And lets face it, none of us take enough time out of our 24 hours to still our minds and listen to what our bodies and souls need. Even with a completely full schedule there are many ways to introduce mindfulness and ritual into our lives. There is no ‘right way’ to go about this either, just intentionally make small changes in your life, and incorporating practices little by little until they form into healthy habits!
Mindfulness is the practice of self-awareness, awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations.
Ritual is a way to make even the most mundane activities intentional and sacred. Creating a morning and nightly ritual is a great way to recharge our batteries and put our best foot forward each day!
For most of us one of the biggest parts of our mornings is applying our favorite skin care and makeup! It can help us feel more ready and confident about the day ahead. Whether your routine is short and sweet or lengthy and complex it has the potential to be far from a boring and repetitive task.
Morning Skin Care Ritual
Instead of letting what Vedic philosophy calls our “monkey minds” drift off as we stare into the mirror applying products, we can take this time to bring awareness to how we are feeling. Are you anxious about the day ahead? Dreading going to work because of that one coworker? Is there quite a few tasks on your to-do list?
Take a few moments to bring your attention to your breath. Try a few different pranayama breathing exercises before you get started. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAQLvFbsPwY One of my favorite breathing exercises to do in the morning is Alternate Nostril Breathing or Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. This breathing technique balances the oxygen flowing to both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. I also like to mix eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, and lavender in a carrier oil and rub a little inside or right underneath the nose to promote easier breathing and stress relief.
Now that you’re a little more aware and relaxed; take your favorite facial cleanser and wash away any negative or low vibration thoughts that may be clouding your mind, realize it’s a new beginning, a new day to create whatever you wish. Bring awareness to your skin. What does it need today? Is it dry, maybe more oily than usual? Think about what products you could use that will most benefit what your skin is in current need of. As you put on your favorite serum and moisturizer really massage it into your skin to release tension and increase blood flow to the skin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1XFV11Fwr8
This is the perfect time to tell yourself how beautiful you are! Remember to keep taking slow breaths; aware of your inhale and exhale, breathing in the scents of your products. Pick out some of your best qualities and say them out loud to yourself. Say all that you intend to accomplish today. One of my favorite things to listen to while I apply my skin care and makeup are Positive Affirmations or Guided Meditations that you can find on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5HGdD5tttg&t=4062s
If you don’t have much time to do this before leaving the house, try incorporating it on your commute to work!
Night Time Is Prime Time!
Your nightly skin care ritual is just as vital in setting the tone and vibe for the next day.
You can follow the same skin care steps I introduced for your morning ritual but instead, think about how thankful you are for all the events that occurred during the day and what intentions you have for tomorrow! Maybe this time add a mask in the mix and drink your favorite tea while its setting.
Once your skin care ritual is complete try a night time yoga routine to wind down before bed!
Try this out for a week and notice how you look and feel! Its quite alright if you miss a day or two, but remember how important YOU are!
Your appointments are important to The Brow House, it is reserved especially for you, we understand that sometimes schedules adjustments are necessary; therefore, we respectfully request at least 24 hours notice for cancellations.
If you choose not to cancel with 24 hour notice or no show, you will be charged 50% of your appointment. If you no show three times we will no longer take you as a guest.
If you are 5, 10, or 15 minutes late depending on the length of your service we reserve the right to reschedule all or some of your services.
We do welcome children of all ages but we do ask that they be supervised at all times for their own safety and out of respect of our other guests.
Thank you Charlottesville for nomination us for "best-spa" on this years best of cville ballot! We would be thrilled to have your final vote!
Not All Lash Artists Are Created Equal… How to Choose a Lash Artist…
Finding the right lash artist is no easy feat and your standards should be high. Lash extensions are a very personal service in that you invest your time and money. When expecting to get a gorgeous set of eyelash extensions you should do your research prior to scheduling an appointment.
What to Expect…
How to Choose a Lash Artist…
Prepare for your Appointment…
Please contact us with any questions!
Classic Lash Extensions- Daily Care and Upkeep Daily Care
• Be gentle
• Clean them daily using a lash extension cleanser
• Brush them daily with a clean mascara wand
• Only use extension safe mascara
• Cleanse them after working out or swimming
• Schedule regular fills
Baby shampoo is not the best choice for cleansing your eyelash extensions. Yes, it’s gentle, oil- free, kills germs and is inexpensive. But it also contains fragrance, artificial colors and overtime can break down the bond in the lash adhesive. Breaking down the bond of the adhesive will effect lash retention. Also, baby shampoo does not effectively remove makeup. It is best to protect your investment and use a cleanser made specifically for lash extensions.
• Get them wet for the first 24 hours
• Sleep on them
• Use cosmetics or cleanser with oil
• Curl your lash extensions
• Pick, pull or twist
• Worry when they fall out, we loose 3-5 natural lashes a day
• Attempt to remove them yourself
• No steam rooms
Proceed with Caution...
• Near open flames, lighters, BBQ’s and stoves/ovens
• Heated work out rooms
• Fill your lash extensions every 2-4 weeks. Your lashes grow (like all of the hair on your body) in 3 stages, the 3 stages takes about 4 weeks to complete. Once the cycle is complete your natural lashes will shed taking your extensions with them. Keep in mind... that most salons require a new full set after 4 weeks.
To be continued...
• Not all Lash Artists are created equal...please do your research!
Please contact The Brow House with any questions!
Let’s start with the facts…
There are three stages of hair growth the: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each strand of hair on your body is its own stage of development. Once the cycle is complete, it restarts and a new strand of hair begins to form. The cycle takes about 30 days.
Why wax in the first place…
Over time, the length of the anagen stage decreases. This causes the hair to become thinner and weaker once each cycle is complete. Most of the time your hair grows back at a slower rate and is often thinner.
The reason why…
1. The goal with regular waxing is to get your hair growth on the same cycle. This is why it is important to stuck to on a strict schedule, 4 weeks is ideal. This will give you the best results.
2. Shaving changes the texture of your hair. When you shave your hair is cut at the surface but when you wax hair is pulled out at the follicle. Wax hair grows back in smoother and softer.
3. After you shave your next wax might hurt more. Shaved hair grows back in thicker and longer.
4. Waxing provides more even results.
5. You are less likely to get ingrown, which can easily get infected.
We are so excited to be the first in Charlottesville to be offering the "lash lift" service. This 60 minute service curls and lifts your lashes for 6-8 weeks!
What do you need to know...
-Please come with no make up or contacts in
-Lashes can NOT get wet for 24 hours after service
-Do not sleep directly on the lashes
-Please keep lashes "conditioned" after service for the following 6-8 weeks
-Complimentary lash tint is included
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
We are excited to now offer skin therapy at The Brow House! To introduce our new location, we are offering our custom blended facial for $60 through the end of July!