Stop Shaving! Let Us Wax You!

Get Waxed with Esthetics by P Brown

When’s the last time you had someone professionally wax you?  There are so many benefits to waxing, and at Esthetics By P Brown, we’re so quick with it, there’s no reason for you to be shaving or waxing yourself.

Benefits To Waxing

Hair doesn’t grown back as quickly.

When hair grows back it’s finer.

There’s no shaving rash.

There are fewer ingrown hairs.

Usually there’s no itching.

No shaving cut worries.

When someone else does it – it’s pamper time!

At Esthetics by P Brown we will wax you from your head to your toes.  When you get professionally waxed with us, the results could last 3-4 weeks depending on how quickly your hair grows.  One of the reasons we offer such great results is because we use Stephanie Layne’s wax.   Our wax has an oil base vs a polymer which means it does not contain plastic. Whether we use the hard wax or soft wax depends on the coarseness of the hair.  If your hair is really coarse, we’ll use the hard wax; but if your hair is fine we tend to use a soft wax.  We use the low temperature wax and it’s less painful.  

Hard Wax Versus Soft Wax

Hard Wax

Hard wax has a thick consistency.   When it’s applied, it hardens on the skin and maintains a workable consistency that doesn’t require strips to be used, the wax works as the strip.  It melts at a lower temperature, so it feels comfortable to the skin.

Soft Wax 

Soft wax doesn’t stick to the skin, but it does stick to the hair.   With this wax, strips are used to remove the hair.  

What Happens When I Schedule a Wax Appointment?

When you schedule any wax appointment with the exception of some face wax appointments, you’ll receive an email that provides instructions on how you’ll need to prepare for the appointment.  Instructions may vary, for example, you may be asked to exfoliate 24-48 hours prior to the appointment.  You also may be asked to refrain from using any harsh chemicals on the area for approximately 48 hours.  For example, if your cleanser contains retinal, and you’re scheduling a wax appointment for your face, you would want to stop using the retinal on your face 24 – 48 hours prior to your appointment.   Be sure to check our wax services under Brow and Wax Bar 

Common Wax Services:

Back Wax – hair is waxed from the base of your neck, including shoulders, to the small of your back.

Bikini Wax – we wax the panty-line and across the top, if you wear a bikini it prevents hairs from being seen.

Brazilian Wax – we wax from the front all the way to the back, including the butt.

Brow Wax – after assessing your ideal brow, we wax, trim, and tweeze to design the best shape.

Chest Wax – hair is waxed from the collarbone down to the hip bone.

Chin & Neck Wax – we wax your chin according to your needs and may wax from your jawbone to your collarbone.

Full Face Wax – everything is waxed from forehead, eyebrows, cheeks, sideburns, lip, chin, and under jawbone.  This does not include the nose.

Underarm Wax – we wax the entire armpit and tweeze any stray hairs.  

At Esthetics by P Brown, we give you pampering at a price you can afford.  Our books fill up quickly, so if you are planning to schedule an appointment, you’ll want to schedule it soon. 

I hope this was helpful.  If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please feel free to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at admin@estheticsbypbrown.com.

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Eliminating Hyperpigmentation from Ingrown Hair

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This question came from one of my social media sites. I’m sharing my answer to help others with this question.

QUESTION: Porsche, I now have hyperpigmentation on my jawline due to ingrown hair. I’ve been plucking the hair but what should I do? 

MY RESPONSE:

When you’re looking at ingrown hairs, I want you to consider exfoliation. Exfoliate and become very familiar with your exfoliator.  What I mean is – you need to know if the exfoliator is mechanical or chemical, large crystals or small crystals? 

It’s important to know what you are working with as you exfoliate. There are two types of ingrown hairs: 

  • Those that grow under the skin and never break the skin (may look like bumps). 
  • Those that grow out, flip over, and grow back into the skin. 

If you are plucking the hairs, you want to make sure that you are pulling (them out) in the right direction – whether you are tweezing, waxing, or sugaring – you want to pull in the opposite direction of which the hairs grow.

*Please make sure you sanitize whatever tools you use, because bacteria can cause ingrown hairs, bumps, acne, and a slew of other issues.

Now regarding Hyperpigmentation, there are several options:

  • You can use gentle enzymes or acids in your cleanser. 
  • You can receive a chemical peel. 
  • You can try treatments like LED Light Therapy 

The one caution I will note is whether or not you have Ethnic Skin.

When I say Ethnic Skin, I am referring to Asian, Hispanic, African, African American, etc. If you produce higher levels of Melanin, then you will want to use a Melanin Suppressant when you are doing corrective treatments. Failure to do so will impede the process. 

Our body is designed to self-correct and heal itself and if we neglect using the Melanin Suppressant in the process – it could make the hyperpigmentation darker.

MY SUGGESTIONS: 

  • Get a good home-care routine where you exfoliate and add light acids or enzymes in your cleanser. 
  • Go heavy on the nutrients in your moisturizer and obtain a good Melanin Suppressant – if you have ethnic skin.
  • Finally, receive a superficial to mid-depth chemical peel, twice a year to help with lightening that part of your skin. 

I hope this was helpful. If you or anyone you know has further questions about hyperpigmentation or any other skin care questions, please feel free to contact us.

Also contact us if you would like to schedule a virtual consultation, or to inquire about other services we offer. You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snap Chat, Instagram, and IGTV to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.

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