Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ About Facials

Can I get a facial if I am pregnant?

Yes our facials 100% natural and safe for you and your baby, however we do ask with any skin care service to double check with your doctor beforehand if you have any concerns.

Should I remove my makeup before my facial?

It is not necessary to remove your makeup since we thoroughly cleanse your skin during your facial, however removal of excess eye makeup may cut into your facial time.

What are the benefits of a facial?

Not only do facials help you feel pampered and relaxed but there are a multitude of other benefits that offer you and your skin health and wellness. Facials help to deeply cleanse the skin, removing toxins caused by pollution, grease and dirt found in your every day environment. Facials can also help to reduce an overabundance of sebum which can cause skin problems including blackheads, acne and buildup. Exfoliation, steam and massage will help to improve and restore circulation to the skin's layers, create a healthy glow and plump up the skin cells with vital nutrients and moisture.  Every facial is customizable whether you are needing anti-aging, hydration, extractions or more! Now matter what you need each one of our facials will include a wonderful relaxing experience with aromatherapy and local Montana ingredients to relieve stress, improve health and bring peace of mind!

FAQ About Massage

What if I am unsure of the type of pressure I would like upon booking?

No problem! Each therapist at Sage will do a thorough consultation beforehand to determine what type of pressure is best for you.

Do I have to undress for my massage?

Each guest will be able to undress to their comfort level for the massage. If you feel more comfortable wearing shorts, no problem! We are here to make your experience extremely comfortable. Our therapists are very professional and each guest will always be draped in a professional manner.

What are the benefits of a massage?

Not only is massage one of the most relaxing things you can give your body and mind, it is super healthy too!  Great for circulation and overall health and wellness for the mind, body and spirit.

FAQ About Body Care

Am I able to both a Sage Body Scrub and Masque together?

Yes! We have a wonderful treatment called our Sage Body Scrub + Masque Combo! It truly is the best experience as we are able to exfoliate the body first, then apply our clay. Such an amazing experience!

Can I receive a Sage Body Masque if I am pregnant?

We are not able to do the body masque if you are pregnant due to the hot steam that is used. We are however able to do the body scrub!

What are the benefits of a Sage Body Scrub?

Not only are body scrubs totally relaxing, they help improve circulation as well as gently exfoliate the skin, giving the skin a nice, healthy glow.

FAQ About Nail Care

What is the difference between Sage’s Longevity polish and shellac?

The Longevity polish (Sage’s healthy version of shellac) is cured with an LED light vs a UV light to protect the hands from harmful UV rays. Each layer of the Longevity polish is fortified with vitamins and minerals and all in all, our longevity polish is much healthier for the natural nail vs any other shellac product in the market today.

I think I may have a nail fungus. Can I still get a manicure or pedicure?

If you think you may have a nail fungus, we recommend seeing a dermatologist ASAP so they can help you. For your health and the health of others, we would recommend you waiting to get a nail service done until your fungus has been cleared up. We have all products used in your nail service for sale at Sage so please stop in and we can help you pick out some products!

How long with my nail polish last after having a manicure or pedicure?

It depends! Having your hands in and out of water can definitely create moisture under the nail, which can cause the polish to lift. Generally, nail polish on the hands tends to lift faster than polish on the toes due to our hands being more exposed than our feet. If you have a special event and need your polish to be long lasting, we recommend our Longevity polish as it can last much longer.

FAQ About Hair Removal

How do I prepare for a bikini or brazilian wax before a big event?

If you are not a regular waxer or have never waxed before and have a big event coming up, such as your wedding, a vacation, etc., we would not recommend getting your first ever wax a couple of days before you go. Plan ahead and try to get in at least two (2) waxes before you leave. This way, the first wax, which will be the more uncomfortable one, is out of the way. After your second wax, the results will be better and you won’t be uncomfortable for your special event.

How long does my body hair have to be to have it waxed?

Body hair would need to be at least be 1/4 inch long for the wax to effectively remove the hair. It is best to let your hair grow for at least 3 weeks after your last shave and at least 4 weeks after your last wax.

Can I get a bikini or brazilian wax if I am menstruating?

Yes of course! Just know that you will be more sensitive. We advise taking an ibuprofen approximately 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to help ease some of the discomfort.

Can I get a bikini or brazilian wax if I am pregnant?

Yes! However, please clear this with your doctor first. Just like waxing when you are menstruating, being pregnant will leave you more sensitive during and after your wax. Please keep in mind that we may not be able to successfully do a full brazilian wax if you are 5 months pregnant or more and have not ever received a brazilian wax, or have not been waxed for over a year. It is just too much for the skin that is already sensitive.

Will I get ingrown hairs?

It is possible. Waxing removes the entire hair, root and all, from the follicle. Your skin naturally hardens and thickens over the area that was waxed so it is important to keep that area gently exfoliated. Use our Sageborn Lemongrass Facial Polish in the area about 2 days after waxing and continue to exfoliate 1 to 2 times a week thereafter for best results. Also, use a mixture of tea tree, lavender and coconut oil after showering. These ingredients are antimicrobial and antibacterial and will prevent irritation and hydrate the skin. Try to wear loose-fitting clothing for a few days after to give your skin a chance to breathe and reduce moisture. The bikini, lip and underarms are where we tend to perspire the most. Perspiration and moisture cause bacteria to grow. Once that area has been waxed, the follicle is wide open to bacteria creeping in. Try to avoid heavy exercise that will increase perspiration and chaffing for about 24-48 hours after waxing.

Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker/stronger/darker?

Absolutely not. Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse. When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thick part of the hair, which is why you can feel stubble the next day. A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair, very fine at the tip, so no stubble. The only things known to stimulate hair growth are hormones: natural or artificial.

FAQ About Makeup

What can I expect with my makeup application?

Our estheticians will do a thorough consultation with you to find out the look you are trying to achieve. We will guide you through each step if you would like or you can just sit back and relax and we will take care of you!

I have very sensitive skin. Is your makeup line ideal for sensitive skin?

Yes! Mineral makeup is ideal for all skin types but especially helpful for those with sensitive skin. What truly sets mineral makeup apart from traditional makeup is the absence of talc particles. Talc is used as a bulking agent in traditional makeup which allows cosmetic companies to create more product with less pigment. Essentially, this means less pigment per product which results in heavier application to achieve the desired color. Talc is also heavier than natural mineral pigment and will absorb into pores and facial lines more quickly. This can result in uneven coverage as well as aggravate skin conditions such as acne and rosacea. All of Glo Minerals makeup is talc-free. As a result, Glo Minerals makeup will not settle into pores and facial lines resulting in a more even look while aiding in avoiding acne, rosacea, dry skin and other skin conditions.

I normally don’t wear a lot of make up but need some guidance. Is this something you can help me with?

Yes, absolutely! We specialize in helping each and every guest achieve the look they wish to accomplish in a way that will make you actually use the products that you will go home with.

FAQ About Tinting

What are some of the benefits of brow and lash tinting?

Lash tinting gives your lashes a thicker, more prominent look and you do not have to wear mascara. Brow tinting defines your brows and will make them appear thicker, which will help enhance your natural facial features. Lash and brow tinting is waterproof, so you can shower, swim, and workout without applying makeup before or after.

Do I need to remove my contacts before a lash tinting appointment?

It is not necessary to remove them before, however we do provide contact cases and contact solution for any guest who would prefer to take them out.

How long does the tinting last?

On average, tinting can last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks.

Can I come wearing eye makeup to my tinting appointment?

Yes, we will remove any eye makeup before application if needed. However, please refrain from wearing waterproof mascara.

FAQ About Organic Airbrush Tanning

How long will my tan last?

Your tan will last anywhere from 7-10 days, on average. The amount of physical activity, after care, and proper preparation for the tan are all factors of how many days one can expect their tan to last.

Will I look orange after my tan?

Never. The solution used is a patent pending, brown-sugar based solution derived from apples. The brown sugar base ensures golden brown color eliminating all possibilities of an orange tone. Most all other solutions on the market contain beat or carrot fermented extracts, which is where the orange tones and unpleasant scent stem from. We guarantee the highest quality, golden-brown results.

How do I prepare for my airbrush tan?

1. Thoroughly exfoliate and shave prior to your treatment.

2. Avoid wearing make up, moisturizers, and deodorant to your appointment, as this acts as a barrier to the spray and stops the color from developing properly.

3. Wear dark colored, loose fitting clothing and sandals following your treatment.

4. Wax and have a manicure and pedicure done BEFORE your treatment.

Can I get an airbrush tan if I am pregnant?

The signature brown sugar solution is 99% organic. We have been safely tanning women during pregnancy for over 10 years. However, we still suggest consulting with your doctor beforehand.

How many days should I tan before my wedding?

For all the brides to be, we suggest scheduling your appointment 2-3 days before the big day. You'll want to be sure to shower at least 3 times before the wedding date. This will ensure that all of the bronzer is completely rinsed out of your pores to avoid any color rubbing onto your dress. We recommend a light, natural color for brides.

FAQ About Eyelash Extensions

What are Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions made out of?

Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are crafted from synthetic polyester. Synthetic lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials. In addition, synthetics have the least possible chance of allergic reactions with human skin. Testing has shown that there are higher percentages of people who will have adverse reactions to contact with lash extensions created from animal hairs, such as mink.

What are the benefits of wearing Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions?

Most women choose Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions to lengthen their natural lashes while others want their lashes to look fuller. A number of women with naturally light colored lashes choose Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions to darken their existing lashes. Still others love the different, fun looks they can achieve with highlighting and layering.

Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions can create a younger appearance on many guests. Several consumers who were contemplating having work done on their faces have informed us that they no longer feel the need as a result of wearing Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions. Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions create the appearance of a brighter, more open and rested eye, thereby creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

Above all, the main advantage of Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions is how much time you can save during your beauty regimen. Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions allow you to spend less time with makeup; mascara is certainly no longer necessary. Because our lashes are bigger at the base, they create the same effect as eyeliner so that step can be avoided as well. Overall, Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions will give you the appearance of having put significant effort into your eye makeup when, in reality, you spent no time at all. No application of eye makeup and no need for removal at the end of the day. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day. Say goodbye to the application of mascara, stained tears and mascara raccoon masks around the eyes. With Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions you can look and feel gorgeous from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep with little to no effort.

Can you describe the application process?

You will be comfortably reclined with your eyes closed while Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are applied one at a time to your own natural eyelashes. There is no discomfort or pain involved in the procedure. In fact, most of our guests find it is so relaxing and comfortable that they fall asleep.

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the expertise and experience of your artist and the number of lashes being applied, it generally takes between 120 to 150 minutes to apply a full set of Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions. Touch-ups can be done in as little as 45 to 60 minutes.

FAQ About Yoga

What are the benefits of private yoga at Sage Spa?

Booking a private yoga session has many benefits. There is the one on one connection, the ability to have attention focused on your breath and your alignment, and a customized practice created specifically for you. One of the truly wonderful benefits is being able to incorporate your yoga practice into a spa day: a day of healing which could include private yoga followed by massage or a facial… or whatever your ideal spa day would include!

Where do we do private yoga?

We have a beautiful space created for your private yoga experience. Softly lit candles, inspiring yoga mats to enhance the practice, music to sooth and re-connect the soul. Intimate, peaceful and inspiring.  There is enough space to accommodate up to 3 guests.

What happens in a private yoga session?

You will begin your experience with a relaxing foot soak and scrub in our quiet room before entering into your private yoga studio. There you will enjoy a blend of asana, mudra, meditation, chanting, aromatherapy and the use of warm stones during savasana. Your experience is customized and created specifically to your desired focus: flexibility, relaxation, strength, relief of stress, guided meditation. You will do a consultation with your yoga artist to specify these needs.  All in all, a truly unique yoga experience.

FAQ About Spa Packages

Am I able to switch up my spa package gift card?

Absolutely! You are able to switch up any experiences as you wish.  Basically, your gift card is for a dollar amount and you are able to choose the experiences that will work best for you.

Do I have to do all experiences in the spa package in one day?

You are able to do as many experiences as you would like per day. You definitely do not have to do all treatments in one day.

I received a gift card for a spa package but I would rather use it towards retail products. Is this allowed?

Yes, absolutely!  All Sage gift cards can be used for any experience or for any of our authentic goods.

FAQ ABOUT SPA PARTIES

We have a large wedding party and we are interested in doing nail services at Sage. Can you accommodate us?

Yes! We have the space to accommodate up to 3 manicures at once and up to 3 pedicures at one time. We are able to customize your party based on your group and your needs and preferences.

Are we able to have a private event at Sage?

Yes! We are able to rent out our facility to your group so you can have a private event at Sage. Give us a call or email us so we can go over details with you.

FAQ ABOUT ON-SITE EXPERIENCES

Are you able to do my makeup for my wedding at my wedding site?

Yes absolutely! Our team of artists can travel to you for your wedding. Call us or email us so we can work on the details together.

I have family coming to town and I am interested in having Sage come to our home and do massage. Is this something you can help me with?

Yes! We are prepared to travel to you for massage or any Sage experience. We have all equipment needed to do so along with all supplies, massage beds, etc that are needed.