Ear piercing our most common asked question

Ear piercing our most common asked questions

The top question we get asked regarding ear piercing is “can you pierce both ears and once” and our reply will always be “no” and here is why.

Each set of earrings comes in a sterile pack with1 pair of earrings, 1 plastic disposable hook that fits on the gun, this holds the back of the earring in place and your ear sits in the middle when we align the piercing gun with your ear, and 1 plastic disposable holder that also fits into the gun that holds the front of the earring, if we pierce 2 ears at the same time we would have to open 2 packs, or use one that had been used before and we would absolutely not do this, and using 2 packs would be wasteful and more of a cost to you, plus we would have to have 2 qualified piercing therapists available at the same time, and as all our therapists are beauty trained but not all ear piercing trained this is not always possible being a very busy salon that we are.

The therapist always needs to stand in front of the client and not to the side and this would not be possible to do with 2 therapists piercing ears at the same time.

Why you should use us

  • Each Therapist holds a personal ear piercing qualification as well as the salon.
  • We will not compromise hygiene for speed.
  • You are not rushed we allow 30 minutes for your appointment and your therapist will not leave you to deal with other customers.
  • We use a designated treatment room or quiet area; we do not pierce in our salon window.

For most children getting their ears pierced is quite an exciting time and on some occasions they have often brought many family members, siblings and friends to watch but we would not recommend that this happens, 1 parent and 1 sibling or friend is enough because this then compromises the health and safety in our treatment rooms and can also be very distracting for our therapist, keeping it a small is often more relaxing for the child, and a child can often become anxious when there are many people watching.

With regards to piercing the same ear twice at the same time, we are also taught “not” to do this as it is considered bad practice and is a decision as a salon we have made, it is also not possible to come back a week later and have the other earring put in using the same set as this pack will no longer be sterile, we will however give you the unused earring, but we still charge the same price. When piercing the cartilage this can be more uncomfortable than piercing the lobe and can take longer than the lobe to heal. We also will not pierce 2 people using 1 pack of earrings as this may cross contaminate infection.

At Fluttery Salon we use Caflon Ear Piercing products, you can choose from a large selection of silver and gold plated studs, which are all hypoallergenic, there is a big variety of studs and stones to choose from.

You will be asked to fill in a registration form and a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 16.

We also provide you with a set of after care advice instructions and a free bottle of after care solution, the after care advice is vital and must be followed to ensure you do not put yourself or a child in a position of infection.

We currently charge £18 which includes any set of earrings, an after care advice sheet and a bottle of after care solution.

Hope this answers any questions you may have, if you have any other questions I would love to hear from you.

Lisa x

Call Flutterby Salon

01704 510784

17 Lord Street

Southport

It’s all about the Brows

One of the most common questions we get asked is how often should I get my eyebrows waxed? Well my answer is everyone is different, we have clients who come in every week for a brow wax and others that prefer a little “tweeze” once a year! Personally I am in the monthly band but that’s only because it’s on my doorstep and when we have a little gap in someone’s busy day I like to squeeze myself in, I thought I would share with you some of the best tips to keeping your eye brows in great shape.

Firstly everybody’s hair grows at different speeds, I have clients who have “over plucked” plucked being a term detested by some therapists, “you pluck a chicken, you tweeze brows,” but I don’t mind the phrase plucked! And I have to say we don’t get clients walk in in asking if we “Tweeze brows” so yes if clients have over plucked in the past due to a particular fashion or just trying to match brows and taking to many out sometimes be warned they may not grow back the same, if at all, and worst of all in the same direction as before!
And worst still for the quick fix are clients who attempt to shave them, yes you heard me correctly I did say “shave” them.

So my first rule of thumb advice would be if you get your hair coloured regularly, get them waxed / shaped the day before or the day of your colour, personally being a forty something lady I get my colour done every 4 weeks as my hair grows quite quickly, this I would say is most common amongst our clients.

Those who are fair seem to be able to go a little longer say 5-7 weeks but this depends on your own personal look and if you like a defined brow.
A good brow shape really can make your face look defined and show off your eyes, I think you can spend less time doing your make up if your brows look good.

Having a wax does wonders for removing all the fine hairs you could never remove with tweezers, some like to tweeze in between wax appointments, but I personally don’t bother, again it’s personal choice.

Some therapists don’t wax above the brow but I do, I like that defined cleaner look, I think it was an old fashioned thing of the past when therapists didn’t, but don’t be afraid to check with your therapist first to make sure you get the look you want, again it’s your choice, I used to wonder why they didn’t?

Don’t underestimate the power of a brow tint!

The following is only my opinion of what I feel looks most natural or suits which hair colour but at the end of the day they are your brows to do with as you wish.

Blonde hair – brown tint, left on for a few minutes will be perfect for a natural light brown look, for someone who uses make up to a minimum, left for 5-10 minutes is perfect for someone who wears a little heavier make up and prefers a more defined brow, brown black or black for those who like a very dark sharp brow look.

Red heads – tend to only have brown brows kept to a natural look, maybe a little darker for those who wear heavy make up.

Brunettes – generally a medium brown to brown black tint is perfect.

Dark red / purple coloured hair – carries off black brows very well, needs a strong colour on brows to compete with colour on hair

Black hair – black tint.

Again the choice is yours, most therapists I would say have a good eye for a natural shaped brow and a tint colour that would suit you.

Being realistic also about what you want
If you have narrow and short brows and you want full on long wide brows it’s not happening, we only tint what hair you do have, while some clients do like their skin tinted to give the brow a fuller solid look this does not work well for everyone, and that tint will wear off the skin in 24-48 hours, the most common look is to have something that looks natural.

Being in the sun will fade the colour of your brows ever so slightly, and also if your brows are going grey it’s a tricky one for the amount of time required that the tint stays on, the longer it stays on the darker and more solid it will look, but to cover grey it will need to stay on 7-10 minutes, also the more coarse the hair the longer the tint needs to stay on.

I like my brows tinted brown black 50/50 mix but if I am going on a night out I like them black, I also get loads of compliments when they are black, people tend to notice them more.

So I think that pretty much covers the most frequent brows questions!

Don’t underestimate the power of your brows!

Why we need Minerals now more than ever

We need minerals now more than ever because people’s immune systems are suffering. I know people who get at least 3-4 colds or flu like symptoms every year and treat it like its normal, it interferes with their everyday life and work, but let me tell you its not normal at all.

We are told to make sure we include 5 portions of fruit or vegetables in our diets every day, but is this enough? Can you honestly say that you feel any benefit from this? Even if you reply no to this question, you would not stop trying to fit that 5 portions in a day would you?

Many people don’t realise our bodies are made up of 99 minerals and that minerals help maintain;

  • Immune system
  • Healthy bones
  • Enzyme function
  • Balanced ph
  • Cellular health

All health and disease starts in your cells, if your cells are not healthy your overall health is definitely at risk. If you were building a house you would not use sand as the foundation to build on would you? The same is with your body; think of your cells as the foundation of your house of health.

Due to over farming, air pollution, pesticides, fertilizers, and acid rain over the last 50 years our soils are depleted of vital minerals, most people when they feel run down reach for the vitamins, but quite often their body is not receiving the correct mineral content from just relying on getting minerals from food that their body wont absorb vitamins, they may take them for a week and stop because they feel no benefit.

Sizzling Minerals contain 75 Minerals of which 60 are vital for every day health, they are plant derived, using water and filters, suitable for vegans, they don’t contain any fats, colours, carbs or preserves, suitable for people of all ages and dissolves easily in a glass of water.

Many practitioners and healthcare professionals recommend supplements and 4 out of 10 people in the UK use health supplements, Global awareness is growing rapidly.

The cost of minerals v your health?

We only ever think about our health when there is something wrong with it, I know I am guilty of this and that’s how I found the Minerals, some of you may know my story, with my low blood pressure problem, low blood pressure if often dismissed by lots of people as a good thing (well its not high is it!) but believe me getting through a day when you suffer with low blood pressure is a task in itself, or it was for me, which is why I can hand on heart totally recommend this product, I can’t make any promises for you but all I can tell you is it works for me, and I am happy to recommend this product.

For 80p a day for me its worth it, what can you buy for 80p? a bar of chocolate, an energy drink? Most people spend £3-£4 a day on a take away coffee.  I think we all fall into different categories here, for me its not about the cost, its about “does it work?” and for me YES it does.

Why would you not invest in the most important aspect of life YOUR HEALTH!

If you have any questions or would like to buy Sizzling Minerals from me please click the link below of give me a call 07581246272, If I don’t answer, drop me a text.

Lisa

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Sizzling Mineral Update…

Well I have been taking the Sizzling Minerals now since August 2015 and I thought it’s about time now for a little update, as I have been taking the minerals now for 7 months.

I have to say I am totally blown away by this amazing product it has helped has helped me with my low blood pressure, I no longer get the dizzy feelings like I am going to faint and need to sleep for 3 hours in the middle of the day, Some of you may know I was at my wits end, a week before ordering these products recommended by a friend who is a nutritionist, I had a blood pressure cuff on for 24 hours because I was exhausted for months on end and would need sleep all the time, I woke up exhausted, I was exhausted all day, and I would go to bed exhausted, but that’s a thing of the past now for me! I am not sure how but I know it has worked!

My nails are stronger and grow faster, my hair is thicker and is growing faster, and even my hairdresser commented how thick my hair seemed.

I have less arthritis pain in my knees if at all any now plus, my speedy recovery after my knee surgery only 2 months ago saw me return to work back on my feet after only 2 weeks! 6 weeks after my opp I’ve returned to the gym and I have no problems whatsoever I have even managed to start to run on the treadmill, only in bursts, something I haven’t been able to do for months.
No way I would ever stop taking my minerals now, I love them so much now I have even become a distributor for them.

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What is Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a wonderful Japanese healing method used to help reduce stress and aid relaxation, which is based on the therapist channeling energy to the client by means of touch. Reiki is a tool through which the therapist activates a channel of natural healing energy through their hands to the clients body to aid and restore physical and emotional wellbeing. By the “laying on of the therapists hands” an unseen “life force energy” flows through the therapist to the client, when your “life force energy” is low you are more likely to get sick or feel stressed and tired and quite commonly emotionally exhausted, if its high we are more capable of being happy and feeling healthy.

The word Reiki is made up from 2 Japanese words “Rei” which means “Gods wisdom or the higher power” and “Ki” which is “Life force energy” now this does not mean to say that you need to believe in a particular religion or faith to either give or receive Reiki all you need is an open mind to allow the energy to travel through you if you are the therapist or to receive Reiki if you are the client receiving the healing. Although Reiki energy from my own personal experience it is just a perfect way to channel that energy for those of us who enjoy a simply, natural and safe method of spiritual healing.

It is still important to remember to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others, Mikao Usui the founder of the Reiki system recommended that “one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.”

My own personal experience started while I used to enjoy a weekly meditation group when I lived abroad in Lanzarote, every week, I would meet with 5 or 6 ladies and enjoy a few hours of different types of meditation lead by a wonderful hostess who opened up her home and teachings to us all because she enjoyed it. I have since I was 18/19 always been interested in tarot cards, spiritual healers, mediums and crystal balls, but the meditation lead me to have this very different sensation in my hands a burning hot feeling where my palms felt on fire after discussing this with my fellow meditators one of them suggested Reiki may be a perfect tool to help me channel this energy, so off I set into the wonderful world of the internet to do some research and find someone who could help me on my journey.

And I did find that person Elaine Orrett a fabulous teacher who was perfect for me led me all the way from my Reiki 1 course in the depths of winter in an old mystical barn to Reiki 2 18 months later in the springtime, to finally my Reiki Masters some years later in the summer at her wonderful home. I always believe you will be lead to the right person when you need them, and I was.

So what happens and how does it feel to receive a Reiki treatment?

Well I will explain it may take some time. Firstly let me explain Reiki therapists may have all been taught a different way so there is not really a right or wrong way, each therapist may change or adapt things to how they feel is best for them or you for that matter, I always like to smudge a room before and after a treatment (this is using a dried out sage stick which is lit, then blown out gently it creates a wispy smoke effect that is used to cleanse the room of previous energy’s leaving the area) I know this is probably a really bad example but its like cleaning spare room before having your friend to stay, you just want it to feel nice for them so they will be relaxed and feel happy, I do feel you can sense an energy in the air, and with Reiki as a therapist we want that space to be somewhere that relaxation occurs easily and anxiety and tension are released without worry or fear.

The client is welcomed and after a short consultation the client would lie face up on a massage bed fully clothed, but removing shoes, I like to cover the client with a blanket, the client is invited to close their eyes, and I prefer to carry out the treatment with just music playing in the background, I like peace to connect and concentrate with the treatment, for me personally I like to start with a sweep of my hands about 4/5 inches above the body from head to toe so I can feel where there may be any obvious blockages, they I place crystals under the bed maybe on the bed and possibly on the client depending on my intuition and by where I am being guided, then step by step my hands are placed in a series of different hand positions around the head, shoulders, stomach, legs and feet, each position is usually held for around 5 minutes, but this can vary depending on the therapist and where they feel the Reiki is needed.

I sometimes may work with the aura depending again on intuition and sometimes I will beam Reiki from the corner of the room before I start the treatment, I may revisit a particular area I may feel needs more attention, it all depends. The best way I can describe to you how Reiki feels when giving a treatment is like when you open an oven door and you feel that energy of the heat, well it doesn’t feel that hot but for me that’s how the energy feels. As the treatment draws to a close, a final sweep over the body and a check that your chakras are spinning well and in a balanced manner, then again depending on how you have been taught, some therapists including myself like to do a little work on the aura and for the final time beam Reiki to the client, before bringing the client back to a state of awareness, a glass of water and a little time to get reground before the client leaves,

The Reiki experience can feel different when receiving from one client to another

most commonly some people drift off to sleep or a very deep level of consciousness similar to that of meditation where they may feel a floating sensation outside their bodies, others feel a release of fear, anxiety or negative feelings some clients experience a feeling of peace and wellbeing but overall the majority feel as if a weight has been lifted from their shoulders and a positive balanced feeling is restored at the end of the session. Lots of work is done on realigning chakras that are out of sync so all I would say to the client is concentrate on how your body is feeling during the treatment, be aware of any colours or thought that may enter your mind and try to relax, it is not uncommon to cry while receiving a treatment, it’s a great way to release negative fear and emotions, and perfectly natural.

A Reiki treatment can be very exhausting for the client and you would be often advised to drink lots of water and relax after the treatment, I would also recommend a warm bath maybe listening to peaceful music to clear your head of any unnecessary chatter, gather your thoughts and get a good nights sleep.

Wow well done for readying all that! If you have managed to get this far but you are struggling to still understand How this works, I have 2 examples of hands on healing that you will most likely have either had done to you, you have done to someone else or you have done to yourself, and more likely not by a Reiki practitioner, the first is a banging headache, the first thing you do is close your eyes and hold your head in your hands and ask for your headache to go, now I am not saying it will or in fact it does but it is your natural instinct to do this, and for many people a bit of relaxation and quiet time with your hands over your forehead or touching your neck often helps release the headache, the second is when a child falls over or has a bump, mum or dad will immediately put their hand over the area the child has hurt while reassuring them everything will be ok while sending them love, healing and kissing the child displaying a great sign of love and healing.

Nowadays we live in a fast paced world where we are expected to be superhuman and live a perfect life, with social media pressures we gaze through the window of what we think are other peoples perfect lives trying to compete with being the perfect parent, partner, employee etc but often the stresses of everyday life are just simply to much for us to cope with and we need to recharge our batteries and take some time out for ourselves to rebalance our soul, how can you look after others unless you can learn to look after yourself, some need more help than others, we all deal with life differently.

Don’t be scared to reach out open your soul and try something new  Lisa xx

Reiki Master photo

  

Whats good for Chapped lips?

This time of year a common problem is chapped lips!

I put a call out on my face book page and to a group of clients and asked what their favourites were, I have to admit I was quite surprised so many people recommended Vaseline, when I’ve used it in the past I found it far to greasy and it wore off far to quickly and didn’t really do anything for my chapped lips, but not everything will suit everybody, if it did there would be no need for the vast array that we have on offer today, so if you do like something and it works for you I would always say stick with it.

I do have 3 favourites of my own number 1 being Dermalogica Climate control, it just feels so beautiful like silk on my lips and the first hint of dryness its in my pocket and I carry it round with me all day, usually its in the depths of my handbag at all times!

Number 2 and 3 are on equal par and if I am out and I need to buy one then pound land for chap stick original or Primark for Carmex, both have a medicinal kind of smell which makes me feel like I am being healed! Chapstick can feel a little on the greasy side and Carmex on the oily side,  but they do the job and actually work and heal those chapped lips, If I had to choose one over the other it would be Carmex, I am quite addicted to the tingley feel it gives you.

I find it quite odd that some people just are not affected my chapped lips like my husband, he never has the need for a lip balm yet if he sees me with mine he will say “ooo lets have some then!” I don’t know why? Do men see this as a luxury item? Yet my son on the other hand always has chapped lips and will use anything hes not fussy, they usually end up being left in his pocket and being washed in the washing machine.

Lip balms can vary in price from the pound land chap stick, yes it’s a £1 but if you go to boots or another pharmacy you can double that price at least for the same product, Dermalogica Climate control retails currently at £8.50, Carmex retails around £2.50 but comes in all shapes and sizes, tubs, jars, tubes and sticks they even have great products for cold sores.

I haven’t tried it myself but Burts Bees products start around £4+ and I have seen them in M&S and Boots with some lovely Christmas gift sets available. A few ladies mentioned Forever Living again not one I am familiar with but reasonable at around £3, I have used some forever products in the past and would love to try this one in the future too. EOS again never heard of this but I am quite taken in by the packaging and want to try it just because it looks cute, this will defiantly be going on my Christmas list.

So you see lots to choose from some I have never heard of others I have but maybe I just haven’t been swayed by packaging, price or recommendation. The choice is up to you.

Below are some suggestions from my clients, thank you to all my lovely Ladies who commented.
Thank you Lisa x

Liz – I use Forever Living Aloe Lips is gorgeous, lasts for ages, and is so versatile to keep one in ur hand bag it’s like first aid in a stick as it can be used on spots, burns cuts.

Jessica – Blistex MedPlus is the only lip balm I bother with since I discovered it. It’s near miraculous

Francesca-  I use the little Vaseline tins all year round, as my lips are always dry. I find the ‘lipstick’ type ones are too dry for me x

Heather – Nivea Lip Butter and all Next Balms! I use them all year round and especially at night. X

Gina – I know it’s not lip balm but clinique chubby sticks there so moisturising but have a colour to them as well

Georgina – Good old Nivea moisturiser x

Ellie – Elizabeth Arden I’m obsessed with it!

Helen – Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream! Amazing stuff! Xx

Helen – Carmex is great x

Hazel – the little Vaseline tins. X

Danielle – Carmex

Jo – I swear by Burts Bees beeswax lip balm. 100% natural..it’s fab! X

Elizabeth – I also buy Forever Living Aloe Lips, its really good stuff! X

Karen – Softlips is the best ever! Also Avon lip conditioner

Kim – Burts Bees Lip Balm is great x

Liz R – Arden nothing like it

Mari – Burts bees x

Penny – The Vaseline tin x

Abi – Carmex – the original little pot of balm. Does the trick even if you’re outside for hours

Olivia – My favourite too, the only lip balm I finish before I loose it!! Vaseline original is good too, not the little tins the original tub x

Becky – I love Skin Shop Licorice lip balm perfect for those of us affected by cold sores…helps to heal faster and seems to lessen the re-occurances of the virus. Hope this helps xxx

Liz – Old fashioned….but Lypsyl Original really is THE best product for chapped lips. I swear by it. I find some lip balms actually give me chapped lips or slide off in seconds after applying x

Lesley – Lypsyl

Joanne – I’ve only just discovered eos ready good xx

Amber – Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour – use it for all sorts especially my lips in this awful weather! X

Sizzling Minerals

Suffering with fatigue?
  Thanks to a recent Facebook post a friend of mine recommended Sizzling Minerals to me as for years I have suffered with constant low blood pressure and fatigue, within 3 days of taking them I was no longer waking up tired and my afternoon dips feeling tired were forgotten, I am now able to go bed able to read rather than falling asleep exhausted, I have to admit at first I did think this is all in my mind but then I began to see other physical changes, my skin became much clearer, having a touch of rociasia on my face round my nose, after 2 weeks this had totally cleared, my nails have become so much stronger and break less. My hair is also looking and feeling thicker, all this within 4 weeks, now who says you can’t buy your health? For me I have been given my life back, I was feeling like there were not enough hours in the day, I am now feeling much more alert and able to work and live a life fuller.My other concern about taking the minerals was the taste as I can’t stand the taste of powdered vitamins I have previously bought from chemists, I had no reason to worry as they were fine and did not have that same extreme taste. I ordered original flavour and my husband has lemon & lime flavour which are my favourite, I split my tablet in 2 halves I have the first in a small glass of fresh orange juice when I wake up then the second I pop in a large bottle of water , admittedly I do have orange cordial in it but that’s only because I love cordial, I also add a slice of lemon to the bottle, then I take this with me to work or if I go for a swim, my worst time for feeling tired was just after lunch time but now I don’t have those same dips in the day like I used to.

Sizzling minerals can help with so many ailments if you would like to read more about this mineral drink then click the link www.activelifeminerals.com