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ESTHETICS

What is the difference between waxing and threading?

Waxing involves the use of hair removal wax that has been melted down to allow the technician to apply a thin layer to the skin and hair of the area being treated. Hair removal wax will adhere to the hair and the hair will be pulled out of the follicle when the technician pulls the wax off of the skin either with a paper strip or using the wax itself it they are using "hard wax". It is common for unwanted hair to grow back slower after being removed by waxing continuously over time. 

Waxing can cause irritations to the skin for those that have more sensitive skin due to the temperature of the wax and the wax adhering to the top most layer of skin. Common post wax irritations can include: Redness, minor swelling, temporary pustule-like bumps, and temporary itching. 

Threading involves the use of a piece of thread to remove hair from the treatment area. The technician will manipulate the thread in a twisting and pulling motion to grab hold of the unwanted hair and pull it from the follicle, but it doesn't damage the skin. This hair removal method allows for eagle-eyed precision, and the thread can pull out even the smallest hairs. Like waxing, it is common for unwanted hair to grow back slower after being removed by waxing continuously over time.

Threading is a better option for those with sensitive skin as there is no heat involved like with waxing and the top layer of skin is not being removed. 

Is it painful?

Both waxing and threading can be uncomfortable for some as the hair is being pulled from the hair follicle; however, both services are done relatively quickly and our technician is proficient in her technique as to best minimize your level of discomfort. 

***Hair removal services can be more uncomfortable if you book during your menstrual cycle***

Is a consultation required or offered before booking?

Consultations are not usually necessary for hair removal services.

You may contact us at (910) 629-2769 or email to holliewoodbrows@gmail.com if you have any questions are concerns regarding the service(s) prior to booking.

Am I a good candidate?

If any of the following pertains to you, you are not considered a good candidate for hair removal:

  • Botox or fillers around the treatment area within 3 weeks of procedure

  • Accutane in the last year

  • Retinol, Tretinoin, AHA, BHA, or glycolic acids within 4 weeks of procedure

  • Chemical or laser facial peels within 4 weeks of procedure

  • Skin conditions in and around the treatment area - Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Shingles, rashes, sun burn, skin cancer, styes etc.

  • Allergies to honey based wax (if you are booking for a waxing service)

  • Discontinue the use of ALL EYELASH GROWTH ENHANCEMENT PRODUCTS, such as Latisse for at least 30 DAYS prior to your appointment. Prescription and over-the-counter brand lash enhancement products cause inflammation to the eyelid and lash line which is not recommended when receiving eyeliner tattooing.

  • Please be sure to remove any LASH EXTENSIONS prior to procedure. They may not be worn during the procedure. It is recommended that you have any lash extensions removed at least ONE WEEK PRIOR to your appointment to avoid any possible reaction to the removal solution. It is best to AVOID any lash extensions until the procedure is complete, along with the Touch Up. You will have to wait at least 14 days post procedure to have lash extensions reapplied.

* We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason our technicians make the decision to perform services on an individual based on their own discretion. *

What should I do or avoid before my appointment?

  • Make sure your hair has grown out.
    Your hair length matters with a wax. Attempt to grow out your hair to ⅛ to ¼ of an inch to allow the wax to hold your hair properly.

  • Discuss any skin products you are using with your esthetician.
    Inform your esthetician if you are taking any topical facial medications such as Retin-A or Accutane or if you have any skin conditions such as acne or rosacea. Some skin care products can make your skin overly sensitive or cause it to peel. You also don’t want waxing to exacerbate any skin conditions you might have.

  • Discuss any previous cosmetic treatments you’ve had.
    If you have recently had any cosmetic treatments such as Botox, microdermabrasion, or any other injectables performed around the unwanted hair area, discuss this with your professional. They can advise on how long you must wait to have your brows and / or face waxed and / or threaded following any of these procedures.

  • Avoid tweezing your hair between waxing appointments.
    As tempting as it may be, you must avoid plucking those stray hairs between appointments. By plucking, you’ll disturb the hair cycle and prolong the hair growth time. It’s also very easy to become overzealous with the tweezers and overpluck. It’s always best to let your hair brow grow out naturally and let your technician shape them for you.

  • Don’t wear makeup to your appointment.
    It’s best to arrive at your appointment makeup-free so avoid wearing eyeshadow, brow products, and / or facial products depending on what area of the face you are receiving hair removal. This will ensure that your professional will be able to see what hair you have and what needs to be removed. 

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