Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hair Removal -- Rundown and Pricing

Are you starting to notice hair in areas that are undesirable to you? Are you thinking about waxing or laser hair removal? You may be a longtime client of mine, so let this be a reminder that Summer is in full swing, so I recommend having a standing appointment this time of year to secure your spot so that you stay hair-free!  Let me start by saying that both laser and waxing are great, so here are some things to consider.

Laser is fantastic if your skin is light and your hair is dark in combination. You pretty much can expect a decent result. Basically laser targets the hair follicle to kill the root of the hair. The hope is  eventually the hair is gone for good, never to return. For some people it doesn't work as well and you may need some maintenance a few times a year to stay hair-free. I always recommend to clients that have questions about laser to have a consultation with a laser specialist if you are interested because it never hurts to find out if you are a candidate. But beware: once the hair is gone it may be gone for good, so make 100% sure it's in a place you never want hair to return.

As for waxing, you can expect smooth, silky skin the same day you get waxed. It's immediate gratification if you can't stand hair. It's also holistic, low-cost, and proven with no long term side effects. Short term, your skin made be red and tender for a few hours to a couple of days.

I recommend for any body part you want waxed to let the hair grow to about an 1/4 of an inch long. At 1/4 of an inch it will be long enough for the wax to grab with little to no breakage of the hair as it is removed. The result is smooth, stubble-free skin for at least 3 1/2 to 4 weeks for most people. Over the course of two to three years of consistent waxing you'll notice less hair growth.  I recommend taking two ibuprofen 30 minutes before your appointment to help with pain and the redness. Keep in mind, a brazilian/bikini wax session with me only lasts about 15 minutes tops and you will be perfectly smooth when I'm finished. You'll be a happy camper when you leave!

I recommend exfoliating any body part with exfoliating gloves before waxing and once a day there after to remove cellular debris. Exfoliating ensures the hair grows back standing straight up and will be less likely to grow sideways into the skin. Hair typically grows sideways because skin cells that have not been exfoliated stack on top of each other resulting in a snake-like look under the skin. The hair will usually look windy under the skin and will have thick layers of skin over it. This is the beginning of ingrown hairs when you don't exfoliate. Those little "snakes" can turn into an infection under the skin and can be painful to the touch. If you already suffer from this, no worries! You can come pick up a pair of exfoliating gloves ASAP and it should only take a couple of months for the ingrown hairs to disappear. You can also use a sugar or sea salt scrub. Note waxing helps prevent ingrown hairs whereas shaving is a major cause. If you are prone to ingrown hairs, skipping days of exfoliating is bad bad. With waxing, consistency is key

As for designs for your bikini wax or pricing for other body waxes read this wikipedia entry. Keep in mind the link is just the encyclopedia version of wax styles and is outdated in my opinion. But it's a good start for you to understand because it's text with photos. (If you are under 18, please do not read without your parents permission.)

Many of us are familiar with a Google search, so if you are curious, do your home work! You can ask for anything you wish and even make up your own personal look. Do not hesitate to communicate to me what you want. There is no judgement in the waxing room ladies! Feel comfortable, and trust that I will take care of you and take your pain levels into consideration. I am very skilled and will give you the best wax in town! And note I use hard wax only on your private royalty ladies!

Click here for basic pricing for variations of commonly requested waxes.


  1. Consistency is _definitely_ key. You have to schedule ahead and keep up with the waxing, otherwise you'll consistently start from scratch - speaking from experience of course!


  2. After losing 60 pounds I decided that I wanted to get a real bathing suit so I checked the Internet for waxing and I read numerous rave reviews for Amber. I made an appointment with Amber. She made me so very relaxed that I have been a loyal client since. But that is not what I wanted to say. After getting to know Amber I felt comfortable to talk about my problem with facial hair. It is very bad and I had went to a local plastic surgeon for laser treatments. The doc told me I was a perfect candidate. Course black hairs and no hormonal problems. Well after 8 painful and very expensive ($1400) treatments, there was no change what so ever. Amber suggested that I let her try. I have been having her wax my face for about 6 months now, and I am seeing real results from her waxing. I hardly have any black hairs anymore. And the waxing and exfoiliating has improved my complextion 100%. I am 41 and have a 16 yr old daughter. Her friends now ask her if I was a 16 and pregnant :) Thanks Amber!! You are really great! Michele B.