Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below a handful of the frequently asked questions we receive here at Skin ‘n’ Tonic. If your question has not been answered, contact our beauty therapists directly on 02920 644500.

Does eyelash/brow tinting require a patch test? 

Yes. A patch test must be performed at least 24 hours before any tinting treatments and thereafter at least once yearly. This is to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction to the products. 

Do you have different shades of spray tan? 

Yes, we do. We can offer the classic which is a very natural tan, dark, extra dark and express tan. Depending on how long you leave the tan on before showering it off will determine the colour strength.

How long will the tan last?

The level of home-care will depend on how long your tan will last. If moisturised well it will last approximately 4 days. 

Does waxing hurt? 

We are not going to lie, waxing can be uncomfortable. Our professionally trained therapists are experts in making the experience as painless and quick as possible with optimal results.

How long does the hair have to be to be waxed?

Usually approximately 3 weeks from a shave or use of depilatory creams and approximately 4 weeks from a previous wax. This allows enough time for the hair growth to be long enough for the wax to grip.

Does electrolysis hair removal hurt? 

Electrolysis hair removal is the only medically proven permanent method of hair removal; however it requires repeated treatments which will be fully explained in the initial free consultation. Although it can cause some discomfort, our experts will ensure to make you as comfortable as possible during this process.

How many sessions of electrolysis will I need?

Even though electrolysis is the only medically proven method of hair removal, it does require repeat sessions to “kill” the hair in the right state of hair growth. This will be fully explained in the initial free consultation.

What are the benefits of a facial?

Depending on facial chosen, facials help to:


  • Reduce the signs of ageing, helping eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Treat acne and scarring.
  • Reduce stress and bring about a sense of well-being.
  • Cleanse and rejuvenate your skin.
  • Improves blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and muscle tone.
  • Helps to eliminate toxins and impurities.

How do I book an appointment? 

To book an appointment at our salon, simply give us a call on 02920 644500. Alternatively, pop in to the salon and we can book an appointment with you face to face.