Having body hair is part of being a mammal, just like having beady, murderous eyes is part of being a bird. Defy nature with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for one Brazilian wax ($70 value)
- $99 for three Brazilian waxes ($210 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.
At Skinergy Aesthetics, certified medical aesthetician Chrystine Boyd beautifies skin with facials and waxing services. She specializes in Brazilian waxes, but she also offers head-to-toe waxing services, including brows, lips, and legs. Chrystine's also certified in PCA skincare treatments. She uses organic blueberries to detoxify faces, and her oxygenating facial is like CPR for the skin but without an ambulance ride or inedible hospital food. She also combines skincare with body-toning treatments through herbal body contouring, which uses botanical ingredients to tighten and tone skin while reducing the appearance of cellulite.