Well ladies and gents, it’s finally here!
Our brand new second location in Costa Mesa is now open! What a journey this has been and I must say, I have learned more in the past 3 months than I have in my 29 years of existence. Coupled with stress and sleepless nights, I have such an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for our clients and my amazing staff. Without you and them, we would be nowhere NEAR where we are today (awesomely busy and taking over OC, yippee!!)!
Thinking back to when we opened our current Mission Viejo location, I can’t help but realize what an easy-peasy transition that was. There was 3 of us. It was simple: painted some walls, hung some cute chandeliers and boom! But the Costa Mesa salon has been a huge crazy project with a full build-out, plans, permits, contractors, ugh! But watching the tile being installed today makes me want to scream with excitement. It’s finally here! Eek! I must say that I have had such an amazing contractor: Francisco Gutierrez (Master Drywall 949-637-3789). From fixing the ceiling, to building all the walls, painting and tiling Costa Mesa- this guy is the godsend I needed to get the job done. If you need to get anything done- he is your guy!
Oh, and my staff!! My staff makes me feel the same way too! I’m so excited for our new amazingly experienced girls that have joined our Wax family. I feel so lucky…so grateful…so stressed blessed! So many great changes, so much to look forward to this year!
In addition to the Costa Mesa opening, our Mission Viejo salon is evolving as well. With my busy boss-lady schedule, I was in dire need of a right-hand lady to help me keep this boat afloat. I honestly couldn’t think of a better person than our bubbly blonde up front- Kaitlyn.
When I hired her just a year ago it was pretty random. I was waxing her sister and she casually mentioned that Kaitlyn worked at a waxing salon out in Hawaii and she had just recently moved back home. I said, “Does she want a job?” and 24 hours later, Kaitlyn was sitting in our waiting room talking with me about my hopes and dreams for OC Waxing. That interview was another one of those “lucky and blessed” moments I’ve been having along the way. She has brought such a calm, sweet demeanor to my salon and I love that she is so eager.
I’ve learned that your staff can make or break your business, and Kaitlyn is definitely making it around here. So with that said, please congratulate Kaitlyn next time you see her for her new position as General Manager of our Mission Viejo salon. She deserves it!
Another Mission Viejo evolution has been Cristina Gaffoglio’s promotion as our lead esthetician. Any information you need to know about skincare and waxing- Cristina is your gal. Her waxing skills are extraordinary and unlike anything I’ve ever seen. She takes her waxing talents extremely seriously, yet she is humble and has such a wonderful non-chalant air about her abilities as a top-notch Waxologist. What a perfect combo for making clients feel comfortable and at ease! A big congrats to Cristina!
Well, so many changes are happening and we are so blessed to announce the opening of our Costa Mesa location. Come visit this new location open June 20th!
Want the secret to flawless, hair-free skin? Simple…all you have to do is CARE!
Our entire philosophy, and mission as a specialty waxing salon, is to encourage clients to respect and nurture their skin. Treating your dermal shell with the best possible products and services is our main focus. Why? Because we CARE! And now with our premier product line, you can too.
First up, our personal favorite…OC Waxing’s new CARE serum! CARE Serum is a gentle, yet effective post-waxing serum that helps sooth irritation while reducing in-grown hairs, breakouts, and dark spots. This light-weight formula is absorbed deep within the skin to speed up cell-renewal and act as a natural exfoliant… It truly doesn’t get better than this cosmetic blend. The combination of natural Hydroxyl acids in a silky base of green tea, Aloe Vera and chamomile extracts is soothing for any skin type. CARE serum is a great product that can be used all over the body. Whether it’s to zap away pesky in-growns or simply to exfoliate for fresh, smooth skin, CARE serum is the perfect formula for you.
We are also excited to introduce our CARE eyebrow shadows and pencils. With over 5 shades to choose from, filling in your eyebrows just got a whole lot easier. We CARE about your perfect arch, so we made it easy with our natural, custom colors that can be quickly and effortlessly applied to any face!
Stop by OC Waxing today to check out our awesome new CARE products and try them out for yourself…you won’t be disappointed!
Having unruly or over-tweezed eyebrows is like putting a damaged roof over a beautiful home. It ruins the overall appearance.
When it comes to eyebrows, many people struggle to find the right shape, size, and color. However, getting the perfect eyebrow creates symmetry and weight that balances the face and gives a more natural, youthful look. Strong eyebrows help to create an equilibrium with the chin, making your eyes and facial structure appear more defined.
As a general rule of thumb, the brow should follow the natural arch of the brow bone. The size of your brows should correlate with the size of your face structure. If you have a wide or round face, the eyebrows should be a bit thicker. If you have a narrow or petite face, the size of the brows will be a bit more defined.
No matter what face shape you have, steer clear of OVER-TWEEZING the brows! This is not a good look for anyone. Let brows fill out as naturally as possible, only tweezing stray hairs that grow between brows or far underneath your arch. If you have the opposite problem, bald spots or little re-growth, fill in the brows about 2 shades darker than your hair color.
Symmetry is key when dealing with your eyebrows put please keep in mind that your eyebrows are like sisters, not twins! They will never be perfectly even with one another. If you are having difficulty finding the right brow structure for your face, we are always here to help!
OC Waxing is coming out with custom eyebrow pencils and shadows to match every skin tone! We also offer permanent cosmetics, brow tinting, and eyebrow shaping. Check out the picture below to see how much of a difference good brows make!
Believe it or not, we see it quite often: clients coming in for their waxing with hair that is TOO SHORT! Did you know the length of your hairs is the key component to a flawless wax?
Read on to let us help you determine the perfect length that will save time, money, and razorburn (ouch!).
Here are a few quick ways to check and see if your hair is ready for removal:
- Hair should be about 1/4 – 1/2 inch long. A good way to test this is to see if your hair covers at least half to three-quarters of your pinky finger nail.
- If you trim or shave, let hair grow approximately 2 weeks before getting waxed. Two weeks of growth is usually the minimum amount of time needed for the proper length of hair. We know you might be thinking- “UGH! That’s so long!”, but trust us, growing it out the FIRST time is definitely the worst. It gets better as you wax!
- Please do NOT shave or trim the hair prior to your waxing, even if you feel it is too long. If the hair is shaved/trimmed too short, the wax will not be able to grab onto the hair and you will not be able to get waxed.
Below is an example of hair that is TOO SHORT to get waxed
Although this re-growth may look long enough to wax, it is best to let it grow about twice this length. If the hair is too short, like the picture above, the wax will not be able to grab onto it, resulting in left-over little hairs. That’s not a smooth wax!
Patience is a virtue when it comes to hair removal…but we promise the wax is worth the wait!! And in the end, you will thank yourself…and us
We hear it all the time…is male waxing normal? Our answer… YES! Absolutely. Manscaping is quickly becoming a new trend in our society, as the modern man intuitively learns that personal pampering can be an enjoyable and also very rewarding experience. Men have many reasons for waxing their bodies, from personal hygiene, athletics, trying something new, losing bets, or simply just to do it for their loves ones.
Common services amongst our male clients include chest, back, arms and legs. We also offer small services for males such as the nape of the neck, inner nose, and even the ears! We understand it might be a little intimidating for guys to walk into a predominately female environment, but at OC Waxing, we make sure to respect client privacy and provide discreet services that are as comfortable as possible. We have all kinds of guys coming in for waxing- both young and old- with all different kinds of personalities and occupations.
Check out what other professionals are saying about male body waxing by following this link: http://hairremoval.about.com/od/menshairremoval/a/male-waxing.htm
And next time you come in for your waxing services, make it a date, and bring in your spouse for a truly ‘bonding’ experience!!
For many of us, the thought of swapping out our winter coats for bathing suits can be quite daunting- especially if you skipped out on your waxing (and dieting) over the holidays But with Spring weather right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get on a regular waxing routine so you are ready to show off that smooth, tan skin!
We know it can be a little unsatisfying to grow your hair out, especially when the temperature rises, but there are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal.
Waxing is a long-lasting method and it is effective to remove large amounts of hair. Hair in waxed areas is absent for longer periods of time, which is great during those much needed vacations and beloved summer activities. Although shaving is a quick-fix, it can be painful, irritating, and the stubble may reappear as soon as you have that 5:00 cocktail.
Starting a waxing schedule now gives you plenty of time to reduce and slow down hair growth before you slip into your beachwear. Waxing is a great method of hair removal because you will notice your hair growing back much softer due to the weakened hair follicles.
After a few quick appointments, you will also notice your hair thinning out and becoming sparse. In addition to soft, fine hair, waxing helps to regulate your hair cycles so you can have smooth, hair-free skin for longer periods of time.
Don’t let your stubborn, unwanted hair hold you back from venturing out this summer season-Now is the perfect time to get a couple waxes under your belt (no pun intended) so you are ready to bare it all in just a few short months!
In today’s day and age, hair removal seems to be more popular than ever. But was it always this way? When we think back to prehistoric times, the image of a beastly caveman comes to mind with hair from head to toe. However, this was not always the case. The removal of facial and body hair dates back as early as 30,000 BC!!
Whatever your reason is for getting rid of it, there is no denying it has become a major trend over the past couple decades. In a 1915 edition of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, a model was featured showing bare shoulders and underarms. This prompted a campaign convincing women that underarm hair was neither feminine nor hygienic. Within two years, removing underarm hair became the norm.
Waxing is a relatively new form of hair removal, but it too, dates back as far as Ancient Egyptian times. Women during this era would mix sticky substances such as oil, honey and sugar together to get rid of those pesky unwanted hairs.
However, it wasn’t until the 60’s that waxing became the new trend- with the invention of the classic bikini. After this, women began experimenting and in 1994 the first Brazilian wax was introduced- quickly becoming the most popular service amongst hair removal specialists. Just last year, we did over 4,700 Brazilians!!
We aren’t exactly sure what the future holds as far as trends in facial and body hair, but we can guarantee to meet all your waxing needs, especially in those intimate places. Now is the perfect time to join the hair removal revolution and try those services you’ve always wanted…Because with no hair, you have more to bare
February is right around the corner and that only means one thing- TIME TO SHOW SOME LOVE! Valentines day is the perfect reason to try the services you’ve always wanted to do. Whether it’s a bikini or body wax, let us help you prepare your skin for the most romantic day of the year! Look what some valentines lover’s have said about getting waxed:
“My husband and I both go to OC Waxing because I like his eyebrows groomed and his ears hair-free…and he likes other parts of me hair free ”- Erin
“I love when my husband gets waxed because then I don’t have to groom his back myself!”- Michelle
“My husband and I both get waxed because it makes us feel more confident and intimate with eachother”- Sarah
De-fuzzie for your lovie this Valentine’s day! Book an appointment with us between February 1st- February 14th for our “Love Day” Specials!!
Sweetheart Combo- Eyebrow, lip and ANY bikini- $10 off
Darling Combo- Eyebrow and ANY bikini- $5 off
RoMANtic Discount- Any back or chest wax- $10 off
Have you ever wished that you could have perfectly shaped, even eyebrows? Well, now you can! OC Waxing is now offering Softtap permanent cosmetics. Enhance your natural features and put your makeup applicators to rest! With permanent cosmetics, an entirely new look can be achieved through the delicate structure of that perfect eyebrow arch, or flawlessly lined eyes and lips.
The softtap process, performed by the wonderful Pia Rotman, is gentle and less invasive than most permanent cosmetic procedures and has minimal downtime. This technique does not use any type of tattoo gun or machine device like regular tattooing!
Softap tattooing can also be used to camoflague scars and even out skin damage and discoloration. With custom colors and the perfect technique, Pia is able to create an entirely new you in as little as one appointment!
Curious about the end-result? Just take a look at us! Carolyn, Cami and Kaitlyn all have permanent cosmetics!