All You Need To Know About Waxing…

Waxing is one of the most popular and cost effective ways to remove unwanted hair. This dates back all the way to Egyptian and Roman times. Many customs considered the removal of hair to be more hygienic and a necessity for many centuries. Both men and women would depilate their entire body hair and often adhered to the expectation that hair should be removed for at least 40 days, all these years later, we still recommend Waxing every 4-5 weeks.

What are the benefits of Waxing?

Unlike shaving, Waxing actually removes the hair directly from the root. This means over a period of time and with repeated treatments, hair often grows back finer and in some cases more sparse.

Waxing also acts as an exfoliator, as it removes the top layer of dead skin cells.

It’s quick and affordable. Unlike some of the other methods such as, electrolysis and laser. Most Waxing treatments can be carried out within 20-30 minutes depending on the individual.

There are also no harsh chemicals or ingredients that could harm the skin.

What’s the difference between Warm Wax and Hot Wax?

These are often referred to as strip wax and peelable wax. Warm wax is applied in a thin layer using a wooden spatula and then removed with either a paper or fabric strip. Hot wax is also applied using a disposable spatula, however because it hardens as it cools on the skin, it is removed without a strip.

Warm wax is often used for larger areas such as legs, arms or chest and backs of male clients where as Hot wax is used for smaller areas such as underarms, facial areas or intimate waxing.

When looking for a Waxing brand, I wanted to offer my clients the very best and Sienna X never fail to disappoint. They use the finest natural ingredients to create the most stunning waxes. They also use Defensil® Plus within their pre and post care products. This is a combination of ingredients that help to protect, soothe and regenerate the skin.

Pre Treatment Advice…

  • Allow at least three weeks of hair growth for best results.
  • If you are new to waxing, have skin sensitivities or any allergies, I would recommend a patch test 24-48 hours before a treatment.
  • Gently exfoliate the area the day before your treatment, this will help avoid ingrown hairs and will help to give you a smoother finished result.
  • Avoid using lotions or cosmetics on the treatment area on the day of your appointment.

Post Treatment Advice…

  • All aftercare advice should be followed for 24-48 hours after your treatment.
  • Avoid hot baths or showers
  • Do not expose the area to UV light, sunbathing, heat or electrical equipment.
  • Avoid swimming, spa baths or saunas
  • Avoid touching the area with fingers.

If you would like to find out any additional information about how a Sienna X Wax can make your treatment a little bit more ‘oooOOOooo’ than ‘ouch’, you can get in touch with me via my Facebook page.

Love, Nina x

 

 

Are You Getting Enough Time For You?

As women, we are often spinning many plates on a daily basis. We juggle work, family life, running a home, planning time with family and friends, as well as ensuring the children’s social calendar is all running like clock work too!

At the moment, I don’t have to worry about the child aspect, however I completely get the rest of it and so I want to ask you a question today; do you ever take time out for yourself? I’m guessing there will be a the odd few of you that are nodding and saying yes but I would imagine the majority of you reading this are saying no, and perhaps even thinking, “time out for me”, what even is that?

Well firstly, if it makes you feel any better, you are not alone! I am just as guilty of this as perhaps you are and have to confess, I find it extremely difficult to take time out away from my business. My job is my passion, and I can honestly say, I truly love what I do, hence why I often find it hard to take a step back and do something just for me.

Is this a good place to be? One could argue, no it’s not! Don’t get me wrong I count myself so lucky to have the amazing clients I do and a job that makes my heart sing, however I also need to be realistic, excessive pressure and stress over time can lead to poor health, mental burnout and exhaustion.

This is why “me time” is so important and why I’ve decided to ditch the guilt! I need to change and actually use my day off as a day off, rather than using that time to work on my business. I’m going to spend more days at the place pictured above. I think us women give ourselves such a hard time on occasions. “Pampering” ourselves is often viewed as a luxury, but I now know, more than ever it’s not, it’s actually a necessity! We are no good to ourselves or anyone around us if we are mentally exhausted!

It doesn’t need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money, just simple things often work well and are easier to stick to, like taking a warm bath full of bubbles, lighting your favourite candle or reading a good book, whatever it is that will help you unwind your mind and body after a busy day, you owe it to yourself!

So here’s to claiming back some well deserved “me-time” ladies because as the famous beauty company always says, “Because you’re worth it!”

Love, Nina x

PS; Why not come and join me over on my Facebook page? You’ll find lots of tips, tricks and inspiration and I would love to welcome you!

How To Have Beautiful Hair This Summer

The Summer holidays are almost here; it’s a chance to escape for a while and enjoy some well deserved rest and relaxation. However, it’s important to remember the sun can be just as damaging to our hair as it can be to our skin. Therefore this month, I wanted to share some of my top tips for keeping your hair healthy and beautiful this Summer…

Before you go, I would recommend having a trim and a gloss applied. A gloss contains no colour pigment so is great for hi-lights as well as whole head colours. It’s packed full of the right ingredients to give your hair amazing shine and leave it feeling silky smooth.

To avoid burning your hair and scalp in the sun, ensure that you treat yourself to a gorgeous new hat. This will also help protect your eyelids where the skin in naturally thinner.

As many of us know it’s important to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before we go out in the sun, but many of us forget about our hair. Wella Sun Protection Spray effectively helps to protect the hair against UV rays during sun exposure.

I wouldn’t leave home without Wella Sun Hair & Body Shampoo. This gently removes impurities from sunscreen, salt, and chlorinated water while actively restoring moisture. It will leave your hair and skin feeling invigorated.  It’s a great space saver too, as there is no need to take a separate shower gel.

After a day at the beach, shampoo your hair and apply Wella Sun Express Conditioner to towel dried hair. By applying a small amount to the mid lengths and ends, this will help to replenish any lost moisture. For a more intensive treatment, leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Styling our hair can be tricky whilst on holiday and depending on location the air can often be damp and humid. Therefore I would maybe suggest embrace your “holiday style.” A Sea Salt Spray, like Wella Ocean Spritz can be great for both long and short hair to give you more of a natural beach waved look.

If you would like any additional information about Summer hair & beauty tips then I would love you to come and join me over on Facebook.

In the meantime, wherever you are off to, I hope you have a fabulous holiday and enjoy every moment!

Love,

Nina x