What’s the difference between waxing and shaving?

(As published in the “What the Pros Know” section of the Apr. 10th, 2013 edition of the Lake Stevens Journal.)

Did you know the average woman spends about 58 days removing their unwanted hair using methods like shaving and waxing?

Shaving actually cuts the hair, leaving the root and part of the hair to grow out with a blunt edge which makes hair appear darker. Regrowth occurs in a matter of hours to days, and side effects also include the lovely razor burn and goosebumps like nobody’s business.

Waxing is a more efficient way to remove unwanted hair and will dramatically decrease the amount of time you spend on hair removal. Waxing removes hair from the root and the hair grows out from the follicle at a point, appearing to be more fine. Hair can take at least a week to show so waxing also lasts a bit longer. It is recommended to stay out of UV rays and to keep the area clean and free of make up for 24 hours.

Facial waxing (brow, lip, chin) is something that can be done at your local Elle Marie Hair Studio at the same time as your color or haircut appointment!


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