Waxing

Great information on waxing everything from eye brows to brazilians.

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1. See a professional- ME!

If you can’t afford to come in for regular brow maintenance here are some very important rules to follow.

2. Decide on your brow shape

You need a plan of action on deciding where your brows are going to start, end, and where to to place the peak of the arch. Use a white eyeliner or concealer on the hair that you want to remove, so you don’t stray off course. If you’re looking for eyebrow shaping tips for men where different rules apply. You want to keep a masculine look. If you think using eyebrow stencils means you can’t go wrong, you can. They don’t take into account how your brows currently look and your other facial features. If this is to complicated PLEASE call me to set up a complimentary brow consultation.

3. Use quality tweezers

Most people opt for tweezers when shaping brows at home. You’ll be frustrated, and end up taking twice as long if your tweezers slide off or break the hair instead of pulling them out- or can’t grab onto short hairs. A good pair of tweezers cost about $20, and worth the small investment. I love Tweezerman, and you can buy them anywhere. I have used the “upscale” tools, and nothing has compared.

4. Trim- IF NEEDED

Here’s a very important eyebrow shaping tip- do NOT trim unnecessary brow hairs. This can leave holes in your brows. A big mistake people make is taking out more hair when trimming the excess length really is what needs to go. For men this helps make the brows look more neat and groomed and for women it helps them acheive that perfectly defined look.

5. Clean up strays on the tops of brows

While I’m not suggesting going into the main shape of your brow, cleaning up the stray hairs above the shape create a more defined, clean eyebrow and can help trouble brows look even with one another.

6. Use a brow powder, pencil or other fillers

If you have sparse brows, over plucked, or are growing out brows, filling them in will give you the look you want. Use the wrong products or technique and they will look painted on, instead of natural.

7. Don’t stand too close to the mirror when shaping

With some distance from the mirror you will be able to better see to balance your brows and see the ‘whole picture’, and have less chance of making brows uneven. After you have your shape in, you can then get close-up to better reach the finer, lighter hairs.

8. Do NOT stray from your natural shape

Please keep in mind that arching your brow doesn’t mean two perfect half circles or arches, which doesn’t complement anyone’s facial features. It does mean to clean up the excess hair to better frame your eyes.

9. Do NOT shave eyebrows

I know there are little razors sold out there specifically for your brows, but this is very dangerous to the integrity of your eyebrows. You could shave off parts you wanted to keep or accidentally mess one up.

10. Tweeze properly

Hold skin taut by gently holding skin firm with your free hand while tweezing, means less tugging and pain on the skin. If the hair is just too short for tweezing, don’t push the tweezers into the skin. Scraping, bleeding or even scarring can result if you get a little too forceful with your tweezers. Having some hair is a better option over broken skin. Instead, just wait until the hair is a bit longer and can be easily grabbed on to. You can also hold a warm towel over the area you are about to wax to open the pores and hair follicles so that the hair will remove more easily.

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Useful information-

Hair MUST BE 1/4 inch long for best results (about 2-3 weeks of growth).

When NOT TO wax:

Clients using Retin A, Renova, Accutane, AHA, Glycolic acid, Alpha Hydroxide treatments, chemical peels or any other skin thinning products.

Never remove hair from, recent scar tissue, eyelashes, or sunburned skin. Any systemic disease such as cancer (risk of infection), insulin dependent-Diabetes Mellitus (very prone to bruising: coagulation is slower), Herpes Simplex (cold sores), etc. Vascular problems such as couperose of the face, varicose veins, and phlebitis. Any signs of eruption, abrasion, open wounds, irritation, inflammation or hypersensitivity.

For personal comfort, you should avoid waxing during menstrual cycle due to increased sensitivity and water retention.

If you has been shaving or using a chemical depilatory, please discontinue at least 2 weeks prior to waxing.

After Waxing, it is advised to AVOID for a period of 24 hours:
Sun/Tanning Beds
Makeup, if face is waxed
Chlorinated Water (pool water)
Hot Water, Saunas
Deodorant with Aluminum
Salt Glow or stimulating body or facial treatments
Tight Clothing for legs/bikini (No Pantyhose) for 48 hours

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