Wax removes hair from follicles quickly and with little pain, replacing the old tradition of employing humming electric-razor noises until strands ran away screaming. Enjoy a pitch-perfect experience with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two Brazilian waxes at Beautiful Skin by Lisa in Encinitas (a $90 value).
Beautiful Skin by Lisa's eponymous wax specialist deplumes midriff epidermis in an intimate, one-room studio enhanced by wooden accents and aromatic candles. During the roughly 30-minute-long appointments, unwanted hair gets drawn from its sheath as it adheres to sticky surfaces like fastidious cats lint-rolling their young. When waxed hair finally gains the confidence to rear its head once more, it typically bears a softer and lighter façade than its predecessors.
For best results, Beautiful Skin by Lisa recommends customers allow their hair to grow for 10-14 days so most of the hair is the same length.
For as long as Lisa Johansen can remember, she's always had a passion for beauty. What began as a childhood infatuation with styling her own hair and nails blossomed into a careful path of study that included a 600-hour course in skincare and classes in the use of Murad and Image products. Today, the licensed aesthetician transforms clients out of her own intimate, one-room spa, welcoming them with complimentary champagne and a gentle request to turn off any cell phones or shoulder-mounted boom boxes. The quiet environment allows for optimum relaxation during services such as custom facials and purifying pumpkin peels, and helps lull hair into a false sense of security before it is waxed away from the brows, legs, stomach, or bikini area.