Women (and men!) are on the search for the perfect hair removal method that will leave them smooth for as long as possible. When it comes to hair removal these days, we have so many options to choose from. Here at OC Waxing, clients constantly ask us about the differences in the process and results between waxing and laser. So here it is, the lowdown (err…showdown) of laser versus waxing.
First, we’ve gotta talk about how hair grows. Hair growth all depends on hormones present in our body. Remember that fun time when you entered your teens and suddenly BOOM, underarm and bikini hair? This is exactly what we’re talking about. Hair grows on different parts of the body at different times in your life – can’t forget about that upper lip hair too! Hair grows in 3 different stages – anagen (growth phase), catagen (transitional phase), and telogen (resting phase). For both laser and waxing to be most effective, the hair must be caught in the growth phase.
Laser treatments typically works best on those who have fair skin and dark hair. Why? Because of the way the laser works to reduce hair growth. The laser shoots a beam of light at the hair which is absorbed by the pigment, turning it into heat. This heat then damages the hair follicle and stops future growth. The more melanin in your hair, the more effective laser treatments will be. Those with white, gray or red hair won’t greatly benefit from laser. After each treatment, the hair falls out within 10-14 days. Sounds great, right? A little beam of laser and no more hair. Unfortunately, laser does take many sessions to provide maximum results and even then you still won’t be totally bare since hair not actively growing during the treatments will grow in at a later time. The treatments have to be spaced out about every 6 weeks so that most of the hair is in the growth phase.
Many people are under the impression that laser will be the end of all their hair woes. But results from laser treatment vary greatly from person to person and the results are not guaranteed. Going in for “maintenance” sessions or coming in to get waxed – to get the hairs that continually sprout up even after multiple sessions of laser – is a sure thing. Laser is a long-term process.
As you know, here at OC Wax we love to promote a waxing lifestyle. Unlike laser, waxing provides both immediate and long-term results. With each strip pulled, the hair is instantly removed and pulled out by the root. It takes at least 2-3 visits, spaced out every 4 weeks, to get your hair growing on the same cycle. And once you come in for waxing on a regular basis (we LOVE our loyal clients!), the length of time between appointments increases because you’ll have longer periods of being smooth. AND the best thing about coming in to get waxed on a regular basis? The hair grows back thinner and lighter! Waxing results in less hair growth over time and the hair that does grow back becomes sparser and softer – it’s nowhere near as coarse and stubbly as the hair that grows back post-shaving (OUCH!).
Another difference between the two methods is that unlike laser treatments, hair color doesn’t matter when it comes to waxing – we can wax it all, head face to toe. We can get those bikini hairs or those fine fuzzies on your face. That’s the beauty of having two amazing waxes: hard wax for the more coarse hair and strip wax for the finer, thinner hairs.
Whether you choose laser or waxing, it’s totally up to you. No matter your preference, we just believe that hair-free is the way to be…you’ll have more to bare.
It’s hard to believe how fast our 3rd Annual Bald For Boobs charity event flew by.
Thanks so much to all of our sponsors – we couldn’t have done this without you! We are so grateful for your amazing donations that helped make this event a huge success!
GraphicsPlus generously donated ALL screenprinting for our event tanks, hundreds of dollars worth. We are so fortunate to work with such an amazing company. Thanks to Staples Ortho for their donation of the Brighton Power of Pink Bracelet; their office even collected $35 in donations from their patients! Hope with Em & Tess Clothing and Accessories and Cindy and Jena from Willow & Ash donated 10% of their sales during their shopping days with us throughout the month.
Thank you to all of our sponsors: South Coast Glow, Freshends, Tabu Shabu, The Alley Restaurant & Bar, mdPersonal Concierge Aesthetics, Driven Fitness, Harper’s, PRP Wine International, Jennifer Bob with Premier Designs, Blankstyle, Dr. David & Mrs. Heather Brendel, Tom Vo’s Taekwondo, Brenda McCrea, Dawn Perkins with Origami Owl, Beat By A Girl, The Framing Corner, and Skincare by Di.
Thanks to all of our wonderfully amazing clients who came in during the month of October. Their purchases of event tank tops, Bald for Boobs bracelets, and raffle tickets all went directly to the Newport Breast Center!
As Ben Carson said, “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” We are pleased to announce that we raised over $2,500 for the Newport Breast Center with the help and support of our sponsors and clients. We are so thankful to be able to donate to such an amazing cause and to give back to the women of the community and show our support in their fight. We can’t thank our amazing clients and sponsors enough. Can’t wait to see what next year has in store!
Wow, it’s hard to believe that this is the last day of our Bald For Boobs month-long event! Where has the time gone?! We organized Bald For Boobs as a way to raise money for breast cancer awareness and it is such an incredible feeling when clients thank us for putting on the event. We all have a loved one or know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and with this event, we are doing our part to raise awareness and donate money to such an amazing cause. It is so inspiring to hear stories from clients about their own personal battle or a loved one’s battle and this is exactly why we put on this event.
We had two more shopping days (October 17 and 25) with Hope from Em & Tess and with Cindy and Jena from Willow & Ash. These ladies are super amazing and we can’t thank them enough for joining us as sponsors and supporting Bald for Boobs.
Today is our last Bald For Boobs raffle drawing! In the past 2 weeks, our clients have won some pretty amazing prizes: in-home wine tasting vouchers from PRP Wine International (we’re a bit jealous and hope they’ll invite us over ), a customized tan from South Coast Glow, a basket of goodies from Freshends, a gift card to The Alley in Newport Beach, and a 1 hour Tarot Card reading!
We have also been selling OC Waxing “Bald for Boobs” bracelets and tanks! All proceeds from these sales are going directly to the Newport Breast Center. They are a great way to show your support and what could be better than rocking a hot pink tank!
We’re excited to see how much we’ve raised with the generous support of our sponsors and our clients.
OC Waxing’s 3rd Annual Bald for Boobs charity event is underway and it has been an amazing start! This year, we decided to change things up a bit. Rather than one whole day of waxing nonstop, we are holding the event for the entire month of October at both locations! All of our awesome clients who come in receive 5% off their services and at the end of the month we will be donating 5% of our total sales from both locations to the Newport Breast Center. We couldn’t be more excited to support such an amazing cause!
We partnered with two of our sponsors Hope from Em & Tess Clothing and Accessories on October 3 and with Cindy and Jena from Willow & Ash on October 10 to have a shopping experience for our clients right here in the comfort of the salon. Even we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to do a little shopping in between clients…lots of cute clothing and accessories all at very affordable prices! They are donating 10% of their total proceeds to our Bald for Boobs event. What could be better than shopping and donating to a great cause at the same time!
We are so fortunate to have such fantastic sponsors for Bald for Boobs that we are able to have 10 raffle days for the whole month at each location. Clients have already walked away with super awesome goodies, such as a gift certificate for a facial, a Brighton bracelet, a 1-month membership for Taekwondo classes and so much more.
We can’t wait to see what the rest of the month has in store for OC Waxing and Bald for Boobs!
We’d hate to toot our own horn, but…. BEEP BEEP!
OC Waxing was voted “Best Bikini Wax” in Orange County for 2012. Now, come get your wax on!
Over the past several decades, the hair removal industry has exploded into a world of waxes, threads, lazers, creams, etc. The exact explanation for this trend is undetermined, but there is no denying that removing body hair has become the norm- for both girls AND guys.
The latest fad? MALE BRAZILIAN WAXING!
Why do men want to get waxed? For the same reason women do: to maintain hygiene, feel clean, and rid your skin from itchy razor burn and in-grown hairs. Another bonus to the Brazilian? Returning the favor to your spouse… if they wax, so should you!
This may sound a bit wild, but it’s out there and it’s gaining popularity amongst men of all ages. Does anyone remember when the first female Brazilian wax was introduced in the 90′s? People thought it was crazy to go bald ‘down there’, and now Brazilian style hair removal is the most popular bikini wax of all.
One might wonder what the typical clientele is for male bikini waxes, and we can honestly say we see everyone. Business professionals, retirees, body builders, swimmers, husbands, fathers…all walks of life. Some men even make it a date and come in with their significant other!
Male clients can expect their experience to be very similar to a female Brazilian wax…all the hair gone, from front to back, performed by a professional, licensed esthetician. Men have already been waxing their backs, chests, ears and brows….why not throw in the ol’ bikini line!?
Whatever your reason may be for “manscaping”, we encourage you to try out the new service. It’s professional, discreet, and you can rest easy knowing you are visiting the best waxing salon in OC. Wax on, gentlemen!
In order to keep us on top of our wax game, we like to continuously educate and collaborate with one another. Encouraging feedback and input from our clients helps us brain-storm new ways to take our services to the next level. As part of this challenge to ourselves, OC Waxing has developed our “Lotus Liaison” program.
What is this you ask? Simple. A “Lotus Liaison” is essentially a ‘secret shopper’ that comes in for services then evaluates us on how we did!
Last week, we had an anonymous client come in for a wax with Mrs. Cristina Gaffoglio Bueras. NOT ONLY DID SHE GIVE CRISTINA AN A+, she made us all feel really proud of what we do and how far our salon(s) have come.
After her service, we asked our client “What did you enjoy most about your visit?”
THIS IS HER ACTUAL, UNEDITED RESPONSE:
“Having lived in NYC for 18 years and being waxed at ‘celebrity’ salons etc., I appreciate that OC Wax is such a personal experience. It’s not a factory of estheticians waxing hordes of clients every 15 minutes, but a place where I can come and get an impeccable wax, have a friendly chat, and leave in a timely fashion. OC Wax is clean, quiet, and a really pleasant place that makes what could be a ‘dreaded’ beauty appointment (thought not for me!), something to look forward to.”
Feedback like this is what keeps our business alive and growing, and we are SO thankful to have clients willing to help us achieve our goals. With that being said, A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO CRISTINA! YOU ALWAYS GIVE THE BEST WAXES AND WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU.
If you are interested in being one of our “Lotus Liaisons”, please contact us via email or Facebook!
We know it’s extremely intimidating to search for a trusted place to get a Brazilian wax! But if you are educated, have the right questions, answers and expectations BEFORE you schedule an appointment, you can’t go wrong. Please read on to learn about 2 words that we are in love with: HARD WAX.
Quite simply, HARD WAX IS THE ONLY WAX YOUR WAXING PROFESSIONAL SHOULD USE FOR ANY TYPE OF BIKINI SERVICE!!
Let’s be honest, bikini hair is the thickest, coarsest hair on your body! Ironically, your skin “down there” is the opposite: very sensitive and very delicate. There are a lot of nooks, crannies, and important areas to look after- which is exactly why your Waxologist should only be using the finest hypoallergenic HARD wax.
Now, you may be thinking: how many types of waxes are there and how the heck will I know the difference!?
Not to worry! Most consumers are not aware that there are different types of waxes. With all the different salons, brands, and types out there on the market, it is safe to say there are hundreds. But after doing years of research and experiments, we are here to give you the REAL FACTS ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HARD AND STRIP WAX!
Hard wax FACTS:
- Hard wax is molecularly structured to pick up coarse, stubborn hair without damaging your skin
- When this wax warms up, the molecules of the wax expand. When it cools down, the molecules contract causing a “shrink-wrap” effect around your hairs
- This wax comfortably binds only to the hair and not to your skin. When the wax is peeled off it only simply removes the hair and does not have that “band-aid removal” feeling that sticky strip waxes feel like
- OC Waxing’s exclusive hard wax is made with a pine resin base, in addition to Microcrystalline and Paraffin waxes. Microcrystalline wax is the part of our wax that is the hypo-allergenic property. The paraffin base offers flexibility and soothing properties
- Hard wax is significantly more expensive than strip wax (Strip wax is preference for some waxers for bikini services to save on cost)
Strip Wax FACTS:
- Strip wax is made to pick up fine, thin hair that is found on your brows, legs or arms
- It is not strong enough to adhere to thick, coarse hair and pull it out by the root
- Strip wax is sticky, tacky and must adhere to both hairs and skin before it is removed with white cloth strips
- Strip wax is great for large areas or the light fuzzies around your eyebrows
- Your waxer must never re-wax an area that has already been waxed with strip wax. That initial riiiiiiip tends to remove your top layer of skin cells, leaving your skin tender and susceptible to lifting or bruising
Along with this information, one must also understand getting any type of bikini wax is a big deal! Your skin is your best friend so remember to treat it with the utmost respect and use only the safest products with the most skilled Waxologists. Smooth, healthy skin makes a happy client, and that is the entire reason for our existence.
Bald for Boobs 2012…where do we even begin!? I guess if we had to sum it up in a few words, it would go something like this: PINK. Heart-warming. Inspiring.
Through out the day, as we shopped, waxed, and snapped photos, we were able to mingle with some of our participants and get the scoop behind why they were going “bald” for boobs. Personal stories of breast cancer, and ones that have affected many families close to our clients, were all shared and because of this, we were more motivated than ever to help this cause.We had so many people come out to support our charity event, all of our wonderful guests truly made the difference.
With the help and support of our community, we were able to raise over $2,600! We waxed a total of 57 participants and through raffle ticket sales, Facebook Fan Page likes, donations, bracelet sales,and shopping, we were able to make a generous donation to Hoag Breast Care Center in Newport Beach.
In addition to all of our support from the clients, we couldn’t have pulled the event off without our amazing sponsors. A very HUGE thank you again to Twenty Four at Heart, Sweetly Inked, Willow and Ash, We Love Superfoods, Freshends, South Coast Glow, Blankstyle, Graphics Plus, Jakubek Photography, Origami Owl, Staples Ortho.
In the words of Joseph Wirthlin, “The most treasured and sacred moments of our lives are those filled with the spirit of love. The greater the measure of our love, the greater is our joy. In the end, the development of such love is the true measure of success in life.”
Not only do we feel successful, but we also feel a tremendous amount of love and joy! Our sincerest gratitude to all of our supporters- thank you for an amazing day of charity See you next year!
Nowadays, finding a waxing salon in Orange County can be as easy as searching the internet. But, with all the overwhelming results, how do you know which place to pick? Every place offers similar services, but who’s the real deal, the beez-neez, the Crem-de-la-Wax? Let us lay all our cards out on the table and list why OC Waxing is Orange County’s premier, trusted waxing salon. No gimmicks, no fluff, let’s break it down!
Here are the reasons why OC Waxing is your favorite place to wax:
- OC Waxing has an amazing staff of licensed, professional Waxologists that are meticulous and thorough with their work. No beginners and no rushing through services.
- We don’t double dip our wax applicators for any waxing services. Our salon and wax supplies are clean, sanitary, and hygienic. ALWAYS!
- We believe in the waxing lifestyle and culture! We eat breath, sleep and dream about waxing. It’s fun to boost confidence and sexiness within our clients and we can see it beaming out of you when you strut out the door. We believe it’s such a positive addition to your life and feel the waxing culture is a must for any and all fuzzy people. Making you feel amazing makes US feel amazing!
- Our wax is top-notch and we are in love with it. There are a lot of cheap waxes out there, but we made sure to do our homework and find premium products that are delicate for every skin type.
- Our belief is that waxing should be an experience, not just a service. We take customer service very seriously, we take your happiness very seriously! You are guaranteed a comfortable and relaxing environment with some pretty amazing chicks.
- We are wax nerds. All of the girls are extremely educated on hair removal and skincare, and always eager to learn more. Sharing our waxing brains with clients and getting their feedback helps to get the best waxing results possible. It’s a smarty-pants team effort here!
- Building relationships is our desire. We really strive to have everyone be a part of our friendly and welcoming environment. We believe you you should be excited to see us! It is our goal to make you look forward to your waxing, not dread it!
Still not sold? No problem. Just check out OC Waxing’s amazing reviews on our Mission Viejo and Costa Mesa YELP pages!
Just follow this link: http://www.yelp.com/biz/oc-waxing-and-aesthetics-mission-viejo
We know it can be daunting to find the right place to take care of your hair removal needs, but we promise if you visit us at OC Waxing, you’ll love us. C’mon, get your fuzzy bum in here!!
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