Hair

Do I come in with dirty or clean hair?

It depends on which service you would like. See below.

Do you wash my hair with a blowout?

Yes, we first shampoo and condition your hair. We will blow out your hair to give it volume, smoothness and movement. We generally can do a blow-out in 30-45 minutes (with a few exceptions) and it is only $40. The exception to a 30-45 minute blowout is if you have long, thick, coarse, wavy, or curly hair. This could take closer to 60 minutes (the price is still $40) but we would need to schedule more time for the appointment so please let us know your hair type and length when you make your appointment.

What is a dry style?

A dry style is any style from our menu (except the blowout). A dry style is recommended if you want curls or have a particular style not on the menu that you would like our stylists to replicate. If you want your dry hair styled then come in with dry, clean hair or one-day old hair.

What if I want my hair washed, blown out and then styled?

If you would like your hair washed, blown out and then styled and curled, just let us know so we can appropriately schedule your appointment based on your hair length and texture. The appointment Blowout + Drystyle is $65 and takes about an hour.

I have hair extensions – can I still get my hair styled at Swink?

Yes, we can style your bonded or braided extensions that are currently in your hair and we can typically do this within a 30 minute dry hair style appointment. Often, a blowout with braided or bonded extensions takes a little longer so please just let us know if you have extensions when booking your appointment or book a 60 min blowout.

I want to bring some clip in hair extensions can you put those in and style them?

If you need us to clip in the extensions and then style your hair, add 15 minutes to the time of appointment and $15 to the cost of the dry style appointment.

Does Swink offer Brazilian blow outs?

We offer the Keratin Express Brazilian Smoothing Treatment. Keratin Express is a revolutionary conditioning treatment that takes less time, less money and less hassle than traditional keratin treatments to achieve smooth, shiny, healthy hair.

What’s the difference between Keratin Express and most traditional keratin treatments?

Keratin Express is to “traditional” treatments like semi-permanent color is to permanent color. Keratin Express offers clients the same great conditioning/smoothing results, but at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional treatments.

What’s in it?

Keratin Express contains its exclusive Cyprosil Complex, which includes cationically modified hydrolyzed keratin and cystine peptides, producing immediate and noticeable smoothing, shining and conditioning. Keratin Express also contains Formaldehyde. Some people are allergic to aldehydes. As with all salon chemical treatments, clients with respiratory, eye, and/or skin sensitivities should request a patch test or consult with a physician before applying or receiving this treatment. Pregnant or nursing clients should not apply or receive this treatment.

How long does it take for a complete service and how long does it last?

About 60-75 minutes based on average hair length and density. Results last an average of 4 weeks.

Who is Keratin Express for?

Anyone who wants shinier, smoother, healthier hair. Keratin Express works best on porous or chemically processed hair. Applications on virgin hair will show the best results after the 2nd or 3rd treatment.

How frequently can I get a treatment?

Every 4 to 6 weeks as needed.

What if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is generally NOT recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women as the company does not provide any information specifically relating clinical testing on pregnant woman.

What is the result of the treatment?

It makes unruly hair more manageable and easier to style and adds brilliant shine to dull hair. Curly/frizzy hair will be incredibly smooth! Blow-dry time will be cut significantly. Straightening is a breeze with a blow dryer & brush or flat iron. Consecutive treatments will have an increasing smoothing and conditioning effect. This is an entirely formaldehyde free product!

If I’ve had a Brazilian blow out, do I need to do anything special before coming into Swink?

No, you do not need to do anything special but just let us know when you are booking your appointment.

Does Swink offer any bridal services?

Yes, please see our Bridal section for more information

Do you cut hair?

Nope. Never. You aren’t cheating on your hairdresser when you come to Swink!

Makeup

What type of makeup do you use?

We use a number of different lines including Thrive Causemetics, FACE Stockholm, and Make Up For Ever. We also offer one-time false eyelashes ($15) as well as semi-permanent eyelash extensions. (see lash extensions below for details)

Lashes

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are individual “false” lashes that come in many different lengths, widths, and curls and are applied lash by lash with a special bonding agent to your own individual lashes. They are not applied to your skin. They enhance and improve your natural beauty.

What is the first appointment like?

After you check in at the front desk, we will ask you to complete our new client form, and remove any eye makeup. Our lash stylists will have you lie on a massage table where your eyes will be closed for the duration of the process. You may talk, sleep or listen to music. We use a collagen eye-pad on your under eye area and tape your lashes down with surgical tape while the synthetic extensions are being applied. The process is painless and can be quite relaxing.

What should I do before I get my first full set?

You should come with clean lashes (do not use an oil-based makeup remover or curl them) or you can remove your makeup and mascara at the salon when you arrive. We have makeup remover that we recommend using at the salon. We also ask that you arrive a few minutes early so that you can fill out our new client form and ask any questions you might have. Our lash estheticians will explain everything to you during your appointment and send you home with a special lash brush and care sheet.

Can I have lash extensions if I wear contacts?

Yes, just take them out if it bothers you to have your eyes closed for any length of time as your initial appointment will last approximately 2 hours.

Can you feel the lash extensions or are they heavy?

No, unlike temporary strip lashes or temporary lashes applied with adhesive to your eyelid skin, these “weightless” lashes are applied to your own natural lash. You might notice them for the first 24 hours because they are new but once you adjust, you will not feel or notice them anymore than you feel or notice you own natural lashes.

How often should I get my lashes filled?

Generally, lash extensions will last 2-4 weeks. Many factors can affect the longevity of the lash extensions such as your own lash growth cycle, wear and tear, sleep patterns, and how well you take care of them. We typically suggest getting a fill every 2-4 weeks in order to keep them looking full and fabulous. Our fill appointments typically take about an hour.

How should I take care of my lashes?

Lash extensions are easy to maintain. Avoid excessive rubbing and picking. Use a lash brush to brush them (we will provide one for you) out in the morning and night and gently use non oil-based makeup remover or cleansers. We do not recommend using a lash curler and you won’t need mascara with the lash extensions but you can use certain kinds of mascara for an even more dramatic look. Talk to your lash esthetician for specific recommendations.

Can anyone apply lash extensions?

No, you must be a licensed esthetician. It is important to work with someone with experience and training. Applying lash extensions is not only a skill but an art. Your lashes come in all shapes and curls and are as unique as you are. Our lash technicians are extremely well trained and experienced at dealing with even the most difficult cases. We will work with you to make sure that we achieve the look you are striving for!

I had my initial full set done somewhere else. Can I still come to Swink for a fill?

Absolutely. We will need you to complete a eyelash extension consent form first but we welcome anyone will existing lash extensions and needs a fill.

What if it has been longer than 4 weeks since my last fill? Do I need to get another full set?

We offer extended lash fills (90 minutes) if you happen to go too long between fills

What if I have a problem, question or concern?

Call us or email us immediately! We are here to help, troubleshoot or answer any questions you might have! Please note, lash extensions are not for everyone. We rarely see reactions to the lashes or bonding glue, but some people are extra sensitive and cannot tolerate them. If you think you might be allergic to the bonding glue, stop by the salon before your appointment so we can do a test patch on your forearm.

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I want to tell my friends about you, do you have any referral programs?

Yes, check out our social page and be part of our community. Word of mouth is very important to us and we appreciate you sending your friends our way!


Do you have a loyalty program?

Yes! We have one of the best loyalty programs around. Download the Swink App and track your visits. After 11 appointments of the same type – your 12th is FREE! 11 lash fills, the 12 is free. 11 blowouts – your 12th is FREE!

Are you hiring?

Yes! We are always looking for talented people to join out team. Check out our employment page to see if Swink Style Bar is the right fit for you! If you meet the qualifications and think you would be a good fit email us at jobs@swinkstylebar.com.