The experts here clear unwanted hair patches via waxing, sugaring, and threading. Use Groupon's comparison of these methods to help decide how you want to go bare.
Waxing: A relatively quick procedure with results that can last up to six weeks, waxing requires a technician to pull the entire hair follicle from its root using a heated, resin-based wax. Some find that after multiple waxes, the follicle ceases to produce hair.
Wax comes in soft and hard varieties. A paper or cloth strip is required to remove soft wax, which sticks both to the hair and the skin around it. Since the wax becomes pliable when cooled, beauticians can cover a large area and then quickly remove the hair all at once. Soft wax is usually more popular when removing hair on the face, arms, legs, chest, or back. Hard wax, on the other hand, cools into a solid form that can be pulled from the skin without a strip. The wax only adheres to the hair, not the skin, which can minimize pain and decrease the appearance of redness or bumps. Hard wax is typically preferred for areas where coarser hair grows, such as the bikini area.
Body sugaring: Long before wax was everyone's favorite food, ancient Egyptians were already stripping unwanted hair from the body by its root using a honey concoction. Similar to the waxing process, modern body sugaring involves cloaking a patch of hair in a sweet, sticky solution??typically made from sugar, lemon juice, and water??and then pulling out the hair using a cotton strip. Aside from the all-natural formula, sugaring differs from waxing in that the solution is lower in temperature, won't strip away live skin cells, and rinses off with water. Most people find sugaring less painful than waxing, and the technique naturally exfoliates the skin. Since it's safe for sensitive skin, sugaring has gained popularity for those removing hair in the bikini zone, above the lip, or on the chest.
Threading: During this centuries-old procedure, long practiced in Asia and the Middle East, a practitioner uses a loop of fine cotton thread to lasso the base of individual hairs, puling them from their roots with a quick tug of the hands. Since the method allows for greater precision than other hair-removal approaches, it is favored for shaping eyebrows and muttonchops and for removing unwanted facial hair. The thread barely touches the skin, making it a gentle alternative to waxing for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.
At the mother-daughter-owned Primp and Blow: A Blow Dry Bar, stylists focus on a single goal: speedily making over customers? hair and makeup in an upscale, scissor-free salon setting. Stylists focus their services around blowouts, mastering the art of transforming wet strands into pin-straight 'dos, big curls, or the flirtatious ?Scottsdale ponytail.? Products from Bumble and Bumble or Moroccanoil seal in styles, which can last for days or until clients attempt to brush their hair with a cotton-candy spinner. Cosmetologists wield equally effective serums from brands such as Rain and La Bella Donna?two lines of organic mineral makeup.
Rather than getting hair styled only alongside a clip or before a fancy occasion, these fashion-forward stylists reason that everyday events call for a polished look, be it a meeting, big date, or highly publicized nap. Primp and Blow has grabbed local buzz from publications such as AZFoothills.com?for which a writer declared, ?I tried Primp and Blow for the first time on New Years Eve and was amazed with my look. In with a baseball cap and oversized shades and out looking, and feeling, red carpet ready.? The overwhelming positive reviews helped the owners to open a second location. Both salons reflect the glamorous, everyday kind of luxury the team hopes to deliver, enhancing customer experiences with digital magazines on iPads and the glow of chandeliers.
While blondes reputedly have more fun, stylist Andre Aronica worries that they also have more damaging hair regimens. In his 6,000-square-foot studio, Dre's Hair Salon & Spa, Aronica specializes in crafting natural-looking golden hues while bypassing the fried look that bleaching can engender. Over his more than two-decade career, his careful coloring has beautified public personas from Playboy playmates to racecar drivers. At his salon, he and his team of stylists brighten civilians? locks with the same A-list treatments, being voted the Best Salon of 2013 by Arizona Foothills magazine.
Beyond color, Aronica?s team can cut tresses, tame unruly frizz with the Brazilian Blowout system, or style locks with Kerastase products. The team emphasizes communication between client and stylist to ensure that custom looks are created collaboratively rather than by the stylist just shaving while blindfolded.
Hailing from Europe, Camelia Remer graduated from Artistic Beauty College by Regis Schools in Scottsdale, but she didn?t stop there. She continued her beauty education with hair courses by Lord & Cliff and GKhair, making her a triple threat in the cosmetic industry. As the proprietor of Infinite Beauty Salon & Spa, she treats clients to a full gamut of aesthetic services, including haircuts for men and women. She trims locks into classic bobs, contemporary cuts, and modern styles. To supplement her custom cuts, she often bestows highlights or deep-conditioning treatments by Paul Mitchell. She also uses low pain techniques combined with high quality products to wax sensitive areas. Her salon uses and carries luxe products from respected names such as Tigi and Redken.
Evolve Skin and Laser Center's certified nurse, laser technicians, and aestheticians help to transform epidermises into smoother, rejuvenated versions of themselves with the aid of advanced Palomar laser systems, including the StarLux 300 and the StarLux 1540. During hair-removal treatments, a trained laser technician directs a noninvasive laser over legs, underarms, and other areas to transform grasslands into expanses of smooth skin by permanently disabling hair follicles. When a laser specialist turns the microbeams of the StarLux 1540 on stretch-marked skin, the light beams cause minute coagulations in the skin to jumpstart the body's natural healing system and erase markings. Other services on Evolve's menu include microdermabrasion and beauty injections of Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, and Juv?derm.
It may be set in the buzzing center of historic Old Town Scottsdale, but Best Face Skin & Makeup couldn't be farther removed from the hustle and bustle happening just outside. Clients leave their cares at the door and enter the hushed environment of this upscale beauty spa, where cushy chairs and a welcoming staff await to cater to their every pampering need. Facials feature organic products to ensure skin's health is never compromised, while waxing services depend upon a soy-based wax, which is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin. To make sure clients leave looking and feeling their best, the spa also offers eyelash extensions and professional makeup lessons using Youngblood mineral makeup, which won't clog pores the way many cement-based makeups do.