Waxing at Home Can Be Dangerous

There are some at-home or self-waxing kits available yet there are dangers and can leave unwanted results. If you are NEW to waxing we highly suggest going to a professional FIRST! Serious injuries including burns have occurred. (Some people have become at-home experts. They are able to wax their own eyebrows, legs, bikini, upper lip, arms, etc with no assistance.)

Here is a young lady’s hand after heating a Brazilian waxing kit at home in the microwave. She stated the top of the wax was still hard so she tried to break the hard wax on top but her fingers ended up IN the wax and some of it dripped onto the rest of her hand.

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Her final statement, “I’m going to leave it to the professionals”!

If you are in the Hampton Roads area, contact Eye Deux for your safe hair removal services. We proudly use the soy based Nufree Hair Removal System.

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Nufree Hair Removal, not the typical Wax

Why did EyeDeux choose Nufree Nudese Hair Removal system?

100% botanical (no chemicals, no sugar, no WAX)
Bonds to the hair, 75% less painful
Removes entire hair, root, bulb and shaft each time, no stubble
Liquified at body temperature (less likely to cause a burn since its the same temperature as your body)
It’s odorless
Can be used on 98% of the body
The only antibacterial, antimicrobial and anhydrous hair removal system
It’s erasable! If an error is made while applying, it can be removed with Erasing Lotion without removing the hair.

How does this compare to most other wax systems?

Most others contain chemical additives
Wax sticks to the skin
Irritation when removing the hairs
Breaks up to 60%
Consistency-can be overheated which can cause 3rd degree burns.
Cannot be used on the entire body (no underarms, no breast hairs)

How Young is Too Young?

ABC News aired a report on teens and waxing…how young is too young.
From personal experience I started the hair removal process early because of puberty. Lately, I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s noticed that some teenagers look like adults! I say it’s the food and hormones but that’s another post on another blog…

There has been an increase of teenagers coming in for more than just the typical eyebrow wax appointment. Upper lip, lower legs and bikini and the most popular especially during the summer. Young ladies are very self conscious of their growing bodies and the excess amount of hair is frowned upon. Going away to camp with a bag of razors can be embarrassing for those who are maturing faster than their peers.

Whats the debate?

From the article: “Atlanta-based therapist Tiffanie Henry, fear that waxing could be over-sexualizing teen girls. “I just really have a difficult time stomaching, inviting girls, specifically girls who are 15 years of age and younger into a salon to be waxed,”

“Noemi Grupenmager (CEO & Founder of Uni K Wax) said the promotion (ad from above) is intended to help young girls boost their self esteem. By the age of 11 or 12, some young girls develop hair on their legs and upper lip.  This can not only be embarrassing, but it often makes these young girls targets for bullying at school, especially during PE and recess”

Each child is different and this may start a conversation in some homes that have not been brought to the surface. Women of all ages deal with excess hair from our chinny chin chins down to our toes. Its up to the individual to determine which hair stays and which body parts should be hair free.

At the Eye Deux, Virginia Beach Studio, we require parental consent for anyone under 18 and a parent/guardian must be present.  Check with your state and local rules regarding waxing services for those under 18.  I would then look into your local salon or spa that would accept waxing clients under 18.
Happy Waxing and enjoy the rest of the Summer!

Turning Gray Down There

Oh yes, the truth ladies and gents! With age, most of our hair will turn gray…from the top of our heads and even between the legs!

What are our options? Take it all off…shave, wax or electrolysis so they will never be seen again.

For those who want to leave a little behind the next option is to DYE it. I came across Betty Beauty in the back of a magazine a few years ago. Their slogan “Color Your Hair Down There” caught my attention. It promotes safe, natural hair color for the pubic area.

To my surprise they have more colors than just the norm black, brown and auburn. For the Bride, something BLUE! Try red, pink or purple for the playful and adventurous side of you.

You can order these online or if you NEED them today, stop by the Eye Deux VA Beach Studio!

Wax My What?!

Wax My What?!

Now that I have your attention, I’m speaking of your underarms! The warmer months are ahead and it’s time to pull out the tank tops, short sleeve shirts and bathing suits. For those who are used to shaving their underarms every other day, I highly suggest using wax.
A friend of mine was telling me about her experience with waxing…sounded great yet I couldn’t get over the fact of putting hot wax under my arms! With a little extra push I decided to give it a try, by myself! Not recommended! I will admit, after removing the first strip I thought there’s no way I can finish the other arm. This first timer was in shock after completing both underarms. It was not the heat from the wax, it was the shock of pulling more than one hair out at a time.
The beauty of this service was noticed days later, smooth underarms with no prickly hairs! After shaving just about every 3-4 days I was in heaven to find there was no hair growing back after FIVE days. Another advantage is that after waxing the underarms instead of shaving, the dark appearance/marks seemed to have lightened up over time. Perfect for those pictures with your arms raised high!
Here’s your little extra nudge, go ahead and try it. Locate a salon or spa in your area that has an experienced licensed/certified wax technician. If you’re in the Hampton Roads area, you can schedule an appointment at the Va Beach Eye Deux Studio.