If this is your first time waxing you will be asked to fill out some paperwork. And i asked that you take an over the counter pain releaver such as Alieve, Motrin, ect...I also offer a numbing spray for the brazilian area it you feel you will need it please ask for it.
While not everything can be measured in just what you see, here are some general things to look for when choosing a salon or spa.
This styles involves the removal of hair around the top and sides of the bikini line. Some have further excess hair inside the legs on the thighs removed as well. The procedure was made common as the wearing of bikinis became popular.
The technique is named for Brazil, the country in which it originated. It was first used for women wanting to wear the then-new thong bikinis. This style calls for the complete removal of hair adjacent to the anus, perineum and vulva. It can be thought of as an extreme form of bikini waxing. Most forms of Brazilian waxing leave a small line of pubic hair (landing strip) above the vulva. Many women often opt for a Brazilian bikini wax because it produces clean, long lasting results..
Taking the Brazilian to the next step, many have all the hair removed from the entire area, creating a completely clean and smooth look.
Starts applying hot wax in strips. The wax is allowed to harden briefly, then one edge of the wax strip is pulled up and used as a tab to quickly pull off or zip the rest of the wax, in the direction opposite of hair growth.
Then the procedure progresses to systematically removing the hair from the genital area, buttocks, and anus. This procedure removes the wax, hair, and any dead skin cells lying on the skin surface. The person performing the wax will then finish with electric tweezers to remove any stray hairs that the waxing missed. Finally, the remaining pubic hair (the so-called "landing strip") is either trimmed with scissors, or waxed off. The pain involved with this procedure can be slight or severe and can continue for quite some time (from several seconds to minutes). Some claim to perceive less pain during subsequent treatments. Because it can be painful, some estheticians suggest taking ibuprofen one hour before the wax.
Classic European Facial
The Classic European Facial is a complete facial which heClalps in maintaining a healthy complexion. The procedure includes a deep pore cleansing, hot towels with exfoliation and facial massage, and is completed with a soothing mask.
The European facial massage increases circulation of the blood which carries oxygen to skin tissues and tones facial muscles.
Please allow 45 to 60 minutes for this procedure.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to treat facial skin that has been damaged by the sun and age. Microdermabrasion can give the skin a fresh, healthy appearance by minimizing acne scars, age spots, blemishes caused by sun damage, crow's feet, fine lines, and superficial wrinkles.
Is there much pain with the microdermabrasion procedure?
There is generally no pain associated with microdermabrasion. At the most, patients may experience a feeling similar to slight windburn or some minimal stinging around the eyes.
Who are good candidates for microdermabrasion?
A good candidate for microdermabrasion is a physically healthy man or woman with realistic expectations who is looking to minimize the appearance of acne prone or blotchy skin, fine lines and surface wrinkles, sun-damaged or uneven skin, keratoses, large pores, milia, sebaceous hyperplasia or small scars.
What can I expect after microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion involves virtually no downtime and normal activities can usually be resumed right away. The skin may feel a bit hot or flushed for the first day after the procedure. It is important, however, that patients avoid sun exposure for about a week.
Does microdermabrasion require anesthesia?
Anesthesia is typically not used during the microdermabrasion procedure.
How long does the microdermabrasion procedure last?
Though multiple sessions are usually needed, a single microdermabrasion procedure takes about thirty minutes to one hour to complete.
Is it necessary to take time off from work after the microdermabrasion procedure?
Because microdermabrasion involves virtually no downtime, patients can typically resume their normal activities right away. However, it is important that patients avoid sun exposure for about a week.
Diamond VS Crystal Microdermabrasion
Diamond microdermabrasion is becoming a popular alternative to treatment with traditional microdermabrasion machines. Diamond microdermabrasion differs from traditional treatments in that it doesn’t rely on microdermabrasion crystals to perform skin exfoliation.
Crystal microdermabrasion is still a popular, safe and effective treatment; however, there has been some concern in the industry about the potential side effects of working with aluminium oxide crystals regularly over prolonged periods.
Diamond microdermabrasion relies on microdermabrasion tips covered in tiny diamonds to perform skin exfoliation. When the diamond microdermabrasion tip makes contact with the skin it abrades against the top layer pulling it off. The microdermabrasion machine then sucks the loose dead skin cells away from the face. Otherwise, diamond and crystal microdermabrasion peel procedures are exactly the same in that the treatment provider passes the wand over each area of your skin three times.
One advantage of diamond crystal free microdermabrasion is that the dead skin cells are accumulated onto a cotton filter and you can see exactly what was removed from your skin after the treatment is finished.
The diamonds on the microdermabrasion tip are actually thousands of tiny diamond particles which are uniformly sized. Diamond microdermabrasion machines come with an assortment of tips of varying sizes. The appropriate diamond tip to use depends on the patient’s individual skin condition:
By having more choice in which diamond tip to use, diamond microdermabrasion offers greater customization of treatment.
If you're looking to rejuvenate your youthful appearance with all the accompanying glow and vitally, then chemical skin peel procedure may be for you!
A chemical peel could be your secret weapon in erasing the tell-tale signs that go hand in hand with growing older. Whether you opt for a superficial chemical peel or a deep peel that penetrates several layers of the skin, the introduction of newer peeling agents are giving estheticianmore options than ever to treat fine lines, sun damage, mild scarring, some forms of acne and pigmentation disorders safely and effectively.
Chemical peels are treatments that consists of the application of a chemical exfoliating (acid) solution to the skin, which causes the aged or damaged skin to "peel off" and allows the underlying new skin to regenerate in its place. Depending on the severity of the skin damage, the chemical solutions are applied in varying concentrations to alter the superficial, medium or deep layers of the skin. These treatments are generally considered very safe, although like any cosmetic procedure, there are some associated side effects and risks.
The most superficial chemical peels are alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic acid. These peels normally have the most minimal side effects. The two major side effects of alpha hydroxy acids are irritation and sun sensitivity, with symptoms that are manifested as redness, burning, itching, pain, and possibly scarring. However, these problems normally subside within a few hours to a few days, depending on the individual's skin condition and healing process. Beta hydoxy acids (BHA) are newer on the market and are gaining more popularity due to their effectiveness and also because the side effects are significantly less noticeable than AHAs.
If a client has more noticeable wrinkles or dispersed areas of irregular pigmentation, and mild acne scarring, Your esthetician may opt to use an intermediate or medium depth peel to penetrate beyond the outermost layer of the skin. These medium chemical peels are usually made from trichloroacetic acid (TCA). TCA chemical peels produce more obvious results although side effects may be more prominent than AHAs. Side effects are similar to mild chemical peels, and include redness, burning, itching, and hypo-pigmentation. These effects linger for a longer period than AHA treatment, usually within from a few days to a couple of weeks. However, the effects are usually temporary.
A thorough evaluation by your esthetician is necessary. The specific risks and the suitability of these procedures for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk, with the deeper chemical peels producing more severe and long-lasting side effects as a general rule. At the same time, the deeper the peel, the more remarkable the results will be. It is important to understand that complications that do not affect the outcome can occur occasionally.
Keratin is a type of protein high in sulphur and the amino acid cystine, making it tough, elastic and insoluble. These qualities are fundamental to the strong structural role keratin often plays in nature.
It is a major component of horns, h...ooves and wool. In fact, keratin is the main protective substance in our hair, skin and nails.
Keratin is difficult to extract without damaging the cystine, or sacrificing potency. But Keratec® has discovered how to do this in a gentle, patented process.
Our keratins are derived from pure wool harvested from New Zealand sheep. The wool comes from an agricultural sector guaranteed to be free from BSE and other disease-related substances present in other parts of the world. No animals are harmed throughout the Keratec® process.
How Does it Work...
When it comes to keratin, tough is good. Its strong protective qualities improve the hair both inside and out. Our unique biopolymer ingredient is virtually a “liquid form of hair” that gently blends with the hair on your head. It brings to hair what it was lacking to begin with and what it has lost over the years.
Is the hair dull dry and damaged? Is it curly, wavy, frizzy, overly voluminous or unmanageable? Application of our keratin treatment puts an end to all that.
The smaller keratin molecules penetrate the hair cortex improving and repairing the quality of the hair from the inside. The added strength, elasticity and moisture result in the smooth, soft, shiny and straightened effect.
The larger molecules coat the hair cuticle and take the environmental insults such as UV rays, smog, and smoke for your hair on the outside. Further damage to the hair shaft is prevented.
F A Q - Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can you do the treatment over Japanese straightening?
Yes. You can do the treatment over any kind of straightening.
2. Is this treatment a relaxer ?
No. It is a treatment based of keratin that naturally straightens your hair.
3. Can you do the treatment after coloring?
Yes. For better results we recommend only after you color your hair.
4. Can you do the treatment on top of relaxed hair?
Yes. You can do the treatment over any previously relaxed hair.
5. Can you do the treatment on previously chemically treated hair?
Yes. You can do the treatment over any chemical.
6. Can you do the treatment on highlighted hair?
Yes. You can do the highlights and do the treatment right after.
7. Can you do on virgin hair?
Yes. But it wont last as long as a previously colored or chemically treated hair.
8. Can you do the treatment on children, if yes, what ages?
Yes. We recommend on children 6 and over.
9. Can I color my hair and do the treatment?
Yes. We recommend you color the hair first.
10. Can I color my hair after the treatment?
Yes. We recommend to do so only 2 weeks after you have done the treatment.
11. Can I wash my hair after the treatment, and when?
Yes, but only 24 to 48 after you have done the treatment.
12. Can I wear a ponytail or tie my hair?
No, only 2 days after doing the treatment.
13. What should I do if my hair gets wet during the first 24 hours?
Blow dry immediately.
14. Can I go into the pool or ocean after the treatment?
15. How long will the treatment stay on my hair?
2 months on virgin hair, and 3-4 on any other type of hair.
16. What shampoo can I use after doing the treatment?
We recommend our shampoo, because it does not contain Sodium Chloride, and it also has Keratin and UV protection.
17. Do I have to do touch-ups on my next visit or the whole head?
The whole head.
18. When should I have the treatment done again?
3 months or as needed.
19. Can I do the treatment every month?
20. Should I cut my hair before the treatment?
No. we recommend cutting your hair afterwards, so this way you can
trim the dead ends at the end of the treatment.
21. Can I use any hair-spray, gel, mousse, or any other hair products on my hair during the 2 day period?
22. If I get any ridges in my hair when I sleep, what should I do?
Use either a blow dryer or flat iron to straighten out the ridge in the hair.
23. Can I do the treatment while pregnant or nursing ?
It is not recommended by the FDA.
24. Can a infant be present while the treatment its being done?
No. Because the smell may irritate the child.
We use Davines and Organic Salon Systems Hair color lines. Davines now offers an amonia free color line and all of the Organic Salon Systems is amonia free and all natural.