Beau'Vous Beauty Studio

Waxing Services

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.

 

It's sad but true. If the salon or spa isn't practicing safe waxing, you could walk away with something much more serious than misshapen brows or an uneven bikini line. You could get an infection or even a disease. It's your health and you have a right to protect yourself.

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.

     

    Good Signs for Safe Waxing:

    • You fill out a client questionnaire. This helps them find out if you have any allergies, health conditions, or are taking any medicine which would not make you a candidate to receive the hair removal procedure. If they are taking your health into account with a questionnaire, they are more likely to be following sanitary measures too.
    • Paper is placed down for body hair removal. It's much more hygienic than just having someone lay down on sheets.
    • The technician wears gloves.   Brazilian and Bikini hair  removal can draw some spotting of blood, even if it's a tiny amount. And skin is much more vulnerable to infection right after waxing . Gloves help protect both the client and the technician.
    • They don't double-dip. Once a stick (applicator) has been used on a client it should never be used or dipped into wax that will be used on another client. We use a system where we put a liner in a small pot that contains just enough wax for a single client. And we use disposable sticks. After waxing a single client the pot liner with remaining wax and stick are all thrown away. That way there is not a chance of cross contamination..This is a system developed by us at Beau'Vous....
    • Wax rollers are clean. For speed, some techs use a roller to apply the wax instead of a wooden stick. Either the roller head needs to be replaced with a fresh disposable one or cleaned and sanitized between clients. It can be hard to tell for sure if they've done either one, and you should ask. But if there is any hair stuck in the head before they start on you, then you can guarantee it's not sanitary.

    Bad Signs for Safe Waxing:

    • Things are a mess when touring the facility. Need I say more?
    • Shelves and containers are dusty. If they aren't doing the basic cleaning, are they really going to be following sanitation measures?
    • Implements are put back into a drawer or cabinet after use. There are items that don't have to be thrown away but need to be sanitized after use, like metal tweezers, by being washed and soaked in a strong solution. If they use a tweezer and put it away where they got it, then they aren't sanitizing it.
    • Wax pots (heating units) have wax all over them. Waxing can be messy, but a special product cleans wax off pots, so there is no excuse.
    • They have a hard time explaining their sanitation measures when asked. If they can't describe it, they're not doing it.

                

           

     

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    Basic Bikini
    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.

     

     

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    Brazilian Bikini
    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..

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      Full Brazilian
      Taking the Brazilian to the next step, many have all the hair removed from the entire area, creating a completely clean and smooth look.

      The procedure

      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.

       

      Before your waxing appointment

      • Start off slowly. Your first bikini wax is not the time to try a Brazilian. If you're new to waxing, go with a basic bikini wax. You can always decide to remove more the next time around.
      • Grow your hair out for several weeks before waxing . If you are used to shaving your bikini line, stop this practice for several weeks to several months before getting a Brazilian wax for the best results. For a clean look and feel, it is important that the hair is long enough (approx. 1/8th of an inch) to be ripped fully out from the root, or else shorter hair gets left behind leaving the skin looking and feeling patchy.
      • Keep your Skin Moisturized. Dry skin can end up feeling itchy and irritated after an intensive wax. Be sure to moisturize your skin well before a wax for healthy, soft skin afterwards.
      • Plan to wax after your period. Your pain threshold is higher in the week after your period than beforehand.
      • Shower and lightly exfoliate your entire bikini area right before your appointment using warm, not hot water. Make sure you’re extra clean. Don’t use any lotions in bikini area.

       

      During your waxing appointment

      • Don't be embarrassed. Like your doctor, anyone specializing in 'extreme' bikini waxing has seen it all before (literally) and will do their best to put you at ease.
      • Breathe. It can be tempting to hold your breath, but breathing in and out helps reduce the pain. Take a deep breath in when the wax goes on, then breathe out when your esthetician gives it a yank
      • Speak up. A good esthetician will work with you to make sure you're as comfortable as you can be. Don't be shy to say something if you have a low pain tolerance—it's better to speak up than to suffer in silence.
      •  Expect Discomfort. A Brazilian bikini wax is an intense experience. The first time is definitely the hardest, because much of the hair has never been pulled out before, even if you had a less extensive bikini wax in the past. Know that the pain is very temporary, and by the time you leave the salon, you should not feel any discomfort at all.

      After your Waxing Appointment

      • Allow your Skin to Breathe. After a Brazilian bikini wax, give your skin a chance to breathe and be comfortable. Your favorite pair of painted on jeans may not be the best choice for directly after your first wax. Wear loose fitting clothes and no synthetics, especially if you have easily irritated.
      • Use Baby Powder to Soothe Skin. Baby powder is soothing to irritated bikini lines. Use some after your wax, and put some on before bed for a night free of irritation due to sweat and friction on the sensitive newly waxed skin.
      • No hot baths for the rest of the day. No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms for the next 2 days.
      • EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE!!-- Tips to ingrown hairs
        Starting 2 to 3 days after being waxed...exfoliate at least 2 to 3 times per week in the shower. Exfoliation will help get rid of the dead skin cells and help "lift" the hairs growing out. Pubic hairs are curly, and will either come out and grow right back into the skin or will try to embed themselves under the layers of dead skin cells. Either way, your skin does not recognize them as being part of your body...it views them as invaders, just like a splinter and will send the antibodies there to try to destroy it. You can also get yourselves a great pair of pointed tweezers...not to pluck, but to lift the ends of the hairs out. It is very important that you do not pluck or shave in between waxing if you want optimum results! A body brush is recommended. There are also products on the market such as organic scrub which can also aid in bumps and ingrown hairs.

         

      When Not to Wax

      We will not be able to perform your waxing service or any other kind of waxing services under these conditions:

      • If you are using any Retinol products i.e. Retin A, Renova etc. on your bikini line.
      • If you are using Accutane.
      • If you have any kind of sun burn or laser burn on the area to be waxed.
      • If you have any kind of STD whatsoever.

       

       

      Skin Care

      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.

       

      Common Questions About  Diamond Microdermabrasion 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:

      • 100 for course skin
      • 200 for normal skin
      • 300 for sensitive skin

      By having more choice in which diamond tip to use, diamond microdermabrasion offers greater customization of treatment.

       

      Chemical Peel Side Effects and Risks

      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 Treatment's      ( other treatments at bottom of page)

          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?
      Yes.

      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?
      Yes.

      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?
      No.

      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.

       Hair Color

      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.

      Testimonials

      • "This lady really pays attention to all the details. Wow i have not had a hot towel on my neck with a good neck shave, in i can't remember when. Thank you Diana"
        Micheal
        Happy Customer
      • "I so enjoyed my service with Diana. She is such a friendly sweet person. She is very informative and such a professional. She has such a way about her that i was very comphortab..."
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