Over the last few of years many of our Glam Friends have consistently asked our Wax Glaminators questions regarding the wax procedures they perform. Some of the most common questions from our (clients) aka Glam Friends were related to pre-waxing care, so, let's discuss 7 of the most relevant pre-waxing care tips.
Few people know how important exfoliation is for successful hair removal. Skin is always renewing its cells, but superficial old skin cells need some help to be removed. Dead skin cells keep skin dull and trap sprouting hairs (causing the dreaded in grown hairs).
Exfoliated skin will be smoother and more prepared to receive waxing, so we recommend to exfoliate the area you plan to get waxed 24 or 48 hours in advance. It's important to exfoliate in advance – because if you do it on the same day of the appointment, your skin will be recently sensitized by the exfoliation, which might be too much added to the waxing.
If you can make exfoliation a part of your daily skincare routine then you'll have even more skin benefits. Twice a week is a good place to start. We recommend a soft scrub to avoid irritation like our GBB Scrub.
2. Watch out for these
Skin medication: medication for acne must be discontinued at least three months prior to a waxing appointment. This medication can cause skin to over-exfoliate, increasing the risk of skin ripping or lifting.
Skin problems: if you suffer from acne, eczema, psoriasis or other skin issues, you should wait until you are in remission or avoid waxing altogether. Likewise, avoid waxing on scarred, irritated, injured or bruised skin.
3. Maintain your hygiene
Bathe or shower before the procedure if possible. Try not to use harsh soaps/body washes with a lot of fragrance or colorings – and no hot water! – before the procedure, to keep allergies or adverse reactions at bay.
When it comes to menstruation, it is advisable to book the appointment outside of period days. This is because menstruation makes you more sensitive to pain.
4. Wear loose clothing
Tight clothes in synthetic fabrics are a no-no for waxing appointments. Arrive as comfortable as possible in loose clothing to avoid chafing and irritation.
5. Avoid heat, saunas, and sun exposure
No saunas, hot tubs, tanning beds as it could irritate the skin, making waxing unpleasant or increasing the risk of skin lifting. If there is a sunburn on the area to be treated, then the depilation should be postponed until it has totally healed. Sun protection is important at all times, try to wear sunscreen post your waxing procedure.
6. Trimming is optional
No need to trim. It's best if you leave that job to us, and of course, completely forgo from shaving before your appointment!
7. Know what to expect
Upon arrival our Glaminators will walk you through the procedure that you've booked so and they'll also provide recommendations post your appointment.
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Sure, there is tweezing and threading, but waxing is one of the most common – and effective brow grooming methods. Why do people prefer it? Because waxing is effective, cost-efficient, and accurate. The shape you get with eyebrow waxing is flawless and all tiny hairs are removed perfectly in one go with either hard body waxes or soft waxes, it's up to your wax Glaminator!
If you are new to eyebrow waxing or you're about to have your eyebrow waxing appointment, this is perfect for you! We'll walk you through the important things to do – and not do – after eyebrow waxing.
What to Expect During the Eyebrow Wax Appointment: Basic Eyebrow Waxing
Any waxing implies a bit of skin irritation. There will be a bit of pain or discomfort when the hair is getting ripped and also a bit of redness after the waxing. Apart from that, the whole eyebrow shaping and waxing service should last no more than 20 minutes. It is easy and it goes smoothly with a properly trained professional. Just make sure the esthetician or Glaminator uses all the tools, no double-dipping, and pre-wax, and post-wax products.
Just in case you're new to eyebrow waxing, here's the basic process:
Now that you know what the process will be about, you should also know that your brow waxing is one of the quickest and least complicated ways to groom your brows.
What to Do (And What Not to Do) After Eyebrow Waxing
Eyebrow waxing aftercare is the best way to ensure that your appointment will be worth it. The flawless brows you just got shaped will look good for longer, and your skin will be healthy in the process. Remember that we're dealing with the delicate skin on your face, and any type of waxing brings a bit of skin trauma. Here's the basic eyebrow waxing aftercare.
Skincare and Eyebrow Waxing
Makeup and Eyebrow Waxing
Sun Exposure and Eyebrow Waxing
Hopefully, this has helped you get a better idea of how to take care of your eyebrows through waxing. We bet you'll have fierce-looking brows for longer and keep your skin super healthy all the while. Apart from giving you excellent advice, your Glaminator will also give you quality care with professional advice on our clean beauty skincare line.
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What does a lash lift do?
In recent times people are turning to longer-lasting treatments like extensions and lash lifts. Eyelash Extensions can make lashes appear fuller without the need for mascara, and they can come in a range of materials, but lash lifts are essentially a perm for your natural lashes. The treatment typically lasts six to eight weeks with proper care.
A professionally applied lash lift is designed to enhance your natural lashes at a minimal level. It will not be able to create texture, add color, contour and shape or add dimension to your eyes the way lash extensions would. The main purpose is to curl your natural lashes and you must have at least a 4 millimeter lash to be an optimal candidate for the service. A lash lift is a great alternative for those who are unable to obtain extensions due to eye sensitivities or simply not having time to maintain. That's right! Leave the eyelash curler stored away.
What to expect at a lash lift treatment
A lash lift can transform your lashes within 45 minutes to an hour. In order to give lashes a curled effect, the technician or Glaminator works from the lash base to the tip to see its full length. Depending on the desired curl, the technician uses a selection of different types of rods: The larger the rod, the softer the curl.
What about lash tints?
Lash lifts are sometimes mistaken for lash tints, but they actually do two totally separate things. Think of lash tinting as a semi-permanent dye service for your lashes. Tinting won’t add curl, length or volume to your lashes, but it will darken and intensify their color with permanent, cream-based dyes (and in some cases, a semi-permanent vegetable-based dye).
Lash tints and lash lifts are separate services, but it is highly suggested by beauty experts to get them done at the same time.
"I always recommend doing a lash tint and a lash lift at the same time if your lashes would benefit from it." Carol Pires, Owner of Glaminator Beauty Bar. It will lift and darken your natural lashes and create a balanced, effortless look," Carol advised. To learn more or schedule your next appointment visit www.GlaminatorBeautyBar.com
The majority of you know the overall goal of any beauty regiment is to help feel and portray a youthful and radiant appearance, which can be accomplished through proper care of your skin. One of the most important parts of your beauty routine to consider is the removal of excess, unwanted hair, which can help contribute to the softer, cleaner look we most desire–especially on your face. Hair removal if not done well can be uncomfortable and difficult which is what drives you to find the best and the newest ways to achieve the results you want. Waxing, as a form of hair removal is often considered one of the best methods to remove excess, unwanted hair. Not only does it achieve the results you desire, it also comes with a few extra benefits for your skin. And here they are...
SKIN BENEFITS OF FULL BODY WAXINGFull body waxing is a way to remove hair temporarily, though the results are much longer lasting than the results of shaving and other temporary hair removal techniques. It should be be done in a professional spa or salon but can also be performed at home. The wax is applied to the skin before being removed by paper, cloth strips, or by removing the wax itself, at which point it removes the unwanted hair. Many beauties agree that it is far preferable to have body waxing performed in a professional spa or salon as it is often a more comfortable experience, faster, and produces longer lasting results.
Compared to other temporary hair removal techniques, waxing is cheaper and easier. The following are a few unexpected ways that waxing benefits your skin:
But wait! There's more - waxing can also cause hair to regrow at a much slower rate, which is not true of other hair removal procedures. The length of time it takes for hair to regrow after waxing can vary, but with repeated waxing, over time it is usually anywhere between four to six weeks, sometimes even longer, before hair begins to grow back. When hair does finally grow back, it is soft and fine, unlike the rough, stubbly hair regrowth that occurs after shaving.
For more information about body waxing, how it is done and how it can benefit your skin, call us at Glaminator Beauty Bar today.