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Advice from Essential Beauty

Your salon questions answered

FAQs for waxing

How often should I get a wax? It depends on how fast your hair grows but on average we would recommend getting waxed every 4 weeks. This is usually the right amount of time to have the hair at the best length, and will also allow the skin to be less sensitive to treatments. For … continue reading

How Often Should You Get a Facial?

How often you should get a facial depends on several factors — your skin type, skin condition, skin care goals, budget, age, and location. If you want to take good care of your skin, booking a professional facial once a month is ideal. Why? The skin is a living organ, and it takes about 30 days … continue reading

Environ Alginate Masque

This cooling, peel off masque assists in normalising the pH of the skin and is best used at the end of a treatment to help create a refreshed and soothed appearance. It may also be used as a conductive medium for Iontophoresis treatments.   Benefits The masque feels cool and gives a soothed and calmed … continue reading

Battle Of The Brows: Waxing VS Threading

Let’s be honest, plucking your own eyebrows is not only time-consuming but requires some serious focus. One wrong move and that’s it for your eyebrows – and we all know how important your brows are in this day and age. But don’t worry, there are alternatives (we have brow experts for this exact reason). We’re … continue reading

Pros and Cons of Strip vs Hot Wax

Strip Wax: Quick to apply and wax off Perfect for large areas like legs or back Ideal for thicker/less sensitive skin More commonly found in salons Requires less technique so most therapists can use it well But … Isn’t as suitable in sensitive area – can even cause bruising and more ingrown hairs Doesn’t grip … continue reading

Teen Acne

If there’s one thing you can count on as a teen, it’s acne. More than 85% of teenagers have this common skin problem, which is marked by clogged pores (whiteheads, blackheads), painful pimples, and, sometimes, hard, deep lumps on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. If your mom and dad had … continue reading