GLOSSARY

Common Beauty Terms and What They Mean

Are you not sure what a particular treatment is or which one’s right for you? Fear not, as we’ve put together a detailed glossary of our beauty treatments to provide you with the confidence of knowing exactly what’s available at Heidi Avery Salon. This glossary is by no means comprehensive as the world of beauty is constantly evolving, so we’ll continue to add more terms on a regular basis.

If however you cannot find what you want, please email us at info@heidiavery.co.uk, message us via social media (search Heidi Avery Salon) or phone us on 0118 375 4858, and we will be more than happy to provide any additional information you may need.

Lashes

All our lashes are luxury, high-quality silk or mink, and we carry a full range of lengths, weights and colours. We recommend you follow the Heidi Avery Eyelash Extension Aftercare guidelines (Heidi’s 20 Rules) to maintain the health of your natural eyelashes and extend the lifespan of your eyelash extensions.

Lashes

All our lashes are luxury, high-quality silk or mink, and we carry a full range of lengths, weights and colours. We recommend you follow the Heidi Avery Eyelash Extension Aftercare guidelines (Heidi’s 20 Rules) to maintain the health of your natural eyelashes and extend the lifespan of your eyelash extensions.

LASH TINT

(treatment time: 15 minutes)

Usually a black dye/tint will be applied to your eyelashes, giving them colour and definition. This makes your lashes appear fuller and longer, as in a natural state, lashes can be quite fair. Other colour tints can be used if desired.

CLASSIC LASHES

(treatment time: vary) (Also known as ‘individual lashes’ or ‘one to one’)

A single extension is applied to each eyelash being treated. Classic lashes are best suited to clients with naturally healthy eyelashes, and can be used to create either an understated look or something more bold and glamorous. Either way, they will be tailored to suit your individual style. Please be aware we do not perform any ‘express’ applications.

MIXED SET LASHES

(treatment time: vary) (Also known as ‘Hybrid Lashes’)

A Mixed Set combines Classic and Volume Lashes to give you the benefits of both extension types, creating an ultra-glamorous look.

LASH LIFT & TINT

(treatment time: 45 minutes)

Similar to a perm but instead of curling, this process lifts your eyelashes, making them appear fuller and healthier. This treatment is perfect for people with very straight lashes, enhancing both the appearance of the eyes and the lashes themselves without the need for extensions.

VOLUME LASHES

(treatment time: vary) (Also known as ‘Russian Volume’)

Between two and eight extensions (commonly referred to as ‘2D – 8D’) are applied to each eyelash being treated. We can create a natural or a glamorous look, making your lashes appear light and voluminous. Ideal for clients with sparse or weaker natural lashes; please be aware these are not ‘cluster lashes’ or ‘pre-made volumes’, and we do not apply lashes using ‘express’ method. .

BROW SHAPE

(treatment time: 15 minutes)

A simple tidy of the eyebrows and is usually suitable for a brow that is well maintained or already has a good, easy shape to follow. (This treatment is not appropriate for clients who need a lot of hair removed or a complete brow re-shape.)

BROW TINT

(treatment time: 5-10 minutes)

Your brows will be coloured to match your skin and hair complexion in accordance with your desired look and it is ideal for those needing colour definition. If suitable, this treatment can also be combined with a Brow Shape (see above) in a 15-minute appointment.

TINT & SHAPE HD or HENNA BROW HD BY HEIDI AVERY

(treatment time: 30 minutes)

The ultimate natural eyebrow styling and is perfect for brows that require re-shaping or re-growing. It is ideal for first brow shape or for brows requiring extensive reshaping. This treatment includes facial assessment, brow measuring and tinting, waxing, tweezing, trimming, make-up, aftercare advice and a brow plan to assist you with achieving beautiful brows. (Henna will give you longer lasting colour results than traditional tints. Henna has plant based ingredients which means it is ideal for sensitive skins).

Nails

We recommend you follow the Heidi Avery Nail Enhancement Aftercare guidelines (Heidi’s 10 Rules) to extend the life of your new nails and maintain the health of your natural nails.

Nails

We recommend you follow the Heidi Avery Nail Enhancement Aftercare guidelines (Heidi’s 10 Rules) to extend the life of your new nails and maintain the health of your natural nails.

MINI MANICURE

This includes shaping of the natural fingernail and intensive cuticle work, giving your nails the perfect finish.

LUXURY MANICURE

This manicure treatment entails hand soaking, deep exfoliation, nail shaping, cuticle preparation, nail-treatment brightening, hand mask and soothing hand massage to provide your nails the ultimate in luxury treatment.

MINI PEDICURE

A pedicure that mainly focuses on the toes and it involves shaping of the natural toenail and intensive cuticle work, giving your nails the perfect finish.

LUXURY PEDICURE

The ultimate in feet pampering as it involves a relaxing foot soak, deep exfoliation using a micro scrub and skin rasping. The treatment then advanced to nail shaping, intensive cuticle preparation before finishing with a foot mask and luxury foot massage.

CALLUS PEEL

The treatment targets the hard skin/calluses on your feet by gently removing hard and calloused skin from your feet, leaving your feet soft, nourished and revitalised. The Callus peel is a perfect treatment to combine with a Mini Pedicure.

CND™ SHELLAC™

Wears like a polish, acts like gel. With more than 14 days’ high-performance wear and a crystal shine, plus no drying time, no damage, and only 5 – 8 minutes’ removal time. This is the ideal choice for those seeking permanent and long-lasting colour, without the need for added strength.

CUCCIO® VENEER GEL

This particular treatment can last for over 3 weeks. It looks like a gel polish from the bottle, but is in fact 100% gel with no polish content. Strong, yet thin to the eye, this is a genuine gel manicure.

BIO SCULPTURE® GEL

The strong yet flexible element of this gel manicure treatment enables it to last more than 3 weeks. It also strengthens and assists the growth of your natural nail at the same time.

CUCCIO® POWDER POLISH

Powder Polish is a revolutionary system that combines the benefits of gel and acrylic manicures. Thin like a gel, but able to strengthen the nail like acrylic, this is a durable polish for hard-working/busy hands. It is suitable to be used on natural nails and/or short nail extensions. This product can be in-filled and the sock off time is usually between 10 to 15 mins.

HARD GEL

After application, Hard Gel is treated under an LED or UV lamp to create maximum strength while extending the nail. (Not recommended for clients who prefer a ‘soak-off’ procedure.)

ACRYLIC

Acrylic is also known commonly as Liquid & Powder. This is an extremely strong product, used to extend your nails or give your natural nail a strong overlay. The soak-off time is generally 15-20 minutes, but can be up to 45 minutes.

MINX AND STAMPING

Two of the many forms of nail art, Minx and Stamps can be designed to suit your mood, occasion or outfit. Minx is a shrink-wrap like foil used to create intricate effects that can’t be achieved with regular polish, while Stamping is a technique whereby patterns are transferred from a metal plate to your nail. Both provide amazing personalisation, guaranteeing you’ll stand out from the crowd.

SPRAY TAN

(15-30 minutes)

Dihydroxyacetone (‘DHA’) is the active ingredient in self-tanning products. The sugar in the DHA reacts with oxygen and the Amino acids on your skin, turning the skin brown. Our main brand of spray tan is MoroccanTan®, The Original Infused Argan Oil Spray Tan. We stock solutions that develop the skin colour and are ready to wash off in as little as 30 minutes, an hour or 2 hours.

MoroccanTan® includes DermaLock, Moisture Lock, FT100 and Enhanced Bronzers. It is non-oily, quick drying, and paraben and PEG-free, providing a refined finish that leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth and intensely hydrated. Antioxidants, organic rosehip oil, organic aloe vera and other premium ingredients go towards creating a deeper, richer and longer-lasting seamless tan.

As standard the tan lasts between 7 to 10 days, depending on your lifestyle and post-tan maintenance, but this can be extended further by using the award-winning Moroccan Tan retail range, in stock at Heidi Avery Salon.

UV TANNING BY HEIDI AVERY

(3-15 minutes)

Our UV Tanning Studio comes equipped with brand new sunbeds – each employing the latest technology. We offer 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15-minute sessions, either on a pay-as-you-go basis or as part of our great value-saving tanning courses. You do not need to book the sunbeds in advance.