What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $23 for one full face wax for women ($50 value)
- $64 for three full face waxes for women ($150 value)
Hair Growth: It’s Just a Phase
Waxing works because the hair on our body grows differently than the hair on our heads. Check out Groupon’s guide to hair growth to learn the science behind strands.
Hair varies in thickness and length across our body, from the head’s massive jungle to the knuckles’ tiny brambles. But regardless of where it is, each strand of hair cycles through three phases: anagen, also known as the active growth phase; catagen, or transitional phase; and telogen, or resting phase. During the growth phase, a new hair shaft sprouts from a follicle as its cells rapidly divide and grow upward, forming tightly packed bundles rich with keratin protein. Next, the transition phase kicks in for about two to three weeks, during which growth stops and the outer root sheath shrinks, anchoring the hair to the follicle as it enters the final phase. At that point, the follicle lies dormant until the hair is shed and the cycle begins again.
Not all hair grows at the same rate. On the scalp, hair grows about 6 inches per year, with each strand spending about two to six years in the active phase. Meanwhile, hair on the arms, legs, eyelids, and eyebrows actively grows for a much shorter period—only about 30–45 days—and spends more time in the resting phase, which is why waxing these areas helps curb unwanted hair growth. Humans need removal methods such as waxing because we don’t shed our hair all at once like other mammals; our hair-growth cycles are random and staggered, whereas other animals’ cycles are mostly synchronized.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for the following treatment areas: Lips, chin, sides, and neck. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancel policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Brow design not included. Prior to waxing service, clients should refrain from: sun exposure 24hrs prior or post waxing, bathing or using lotion 2hrs prior, use of prescription acne medication, dermabrasion 3 months prior, hair removal 24hrs prior, and Botox 72hrs prior. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.