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A special message for my waxing clients:

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A special message for my waxing clients:

First of all, I miss you!! I hope you’re staying safe and healthy!! It’s been hard being apart, and I can’t wait until we can be together again.

We now have a better picture of when the beauty biz is expected to be able to get back to work, and unfortunately it isn’t any time very soon. However, things may change, and I’m hopeful!

That being said, some of you are probably already turning to other measures for hair removal, and I don’t blame you one bit. I just want to offer a few tips to keep your skin healthy until I can wax you.

DO NOT TRY TO WAX YOURSELF

Brows: for the love of all that is holy, put down the tweezers! :) If you over-tweeze it will take a long time to grow them back out and reestablish your shape. You can use highlighter and brow pencil to clean up the shape a bit to get you by until I can take care of your brows.

Bikini/Brazilian: most of us wax because our skin can’t tolerate shaving.

DO NOT TRY TO WAX YOURSELF

You might want to consider using a trimmer. They are under $20 on amazon, just search for “bikini trimmer”. I got one, and it got the bulk of the hair off. They’re not perfect, but they will get you by. You can also do this with tiny nail scissors, but BE CAREFUL! It’s easy to snip your skin. Pull the hair away from the skin with your fingers and cut with your fingers protecting your skin. Both trimmers and scissors are easiest to use whilst on the toilet. That way the hair falls into the bowl and not all over your bathroom.

Legs/arms/underarms: under normal circumstances I would NEVER recommends shaving, but if your hair is really bothering you this is your best option.

DO NOT TRY TO WAX YOURSELF

Yes, there will be stubbley regrowth. But, shaving will NOT cause more hair to grow, nor will it make the hairs thicker or darker. This is a myth. Because hairs are cut off at the surface they APPEAR thicker because of the blunt tip. Shaving won’t make waxing hurt more. The reason waxing hurts more is because 1. You haven’t waxed for many weeks and more hair has grown in and 2. You haven’t waxed in many weeks and you’re not used to it any more. There are some really nice women’s shavers out there, just make sure you change the blade frequently. Use a nice moisturizing shave cream. Once I’m back to work we will pick up waxing again. You’ll need about 3-4 weeks of growth to wax.

I hope these tips help you get through the quarantine time feeling #peacefulpretty

Author Info

Lynne Shirvandehi

Skincare expert Lynne is the owner of goddesslynneBODYandSKIN in Westwood, CA. Since 1998 she has been a prominent figure in the Beauty Business in West Los Angeles. Her #peacefulpretty studio is a favorite with everyone from business execs to busy moms to UCLA faculty, staff and students.