Hey everyone, welcome back to the blog! Today I’m starting this series I’ve been sitting on for a while. As some of you may know, I attended cosmetology school back in 2012, so I mainly focused on hairdressing while also briefly learning about skin care, makeup & nails. I have always been so passionate about spreading knowledge, and I now feel like I can do that through this series. I’m going to be splitting this series up into 4 main topics, with various subtopics within each. So for all of you beginner beauty gurus, and hopeful hairdressers out there, sit back, relax and we’ll get started with our first topic: Skin Care.
I decided to start with skin care because even though I have talked about skin care in past videos, I haven’t gone in depth on different types of skin care. Skin care isn’t just about washing your face before you go to bed.
Our first sub-topic is Hair Removal. I love this because it’s quick and to the point! If you’ve ever wandered about permanent or temporary hair removal you’ve come to the right video!
So a lot of you may know that hair removal treatments are some of the fastest growing treatments in any salon or spa. This is not only because of it’s convenience and quick service, but it can be scheduled while an on-going service is being preformed on a client, such as yourself!
The most common form of hair removal in the salons for years was just plain old waxing, and I’m going to make a video just on waxing – but now that other innovative services are being introduced to the salon world, waxing isn’t the only option!
Let’s start with the most obvious question here, why study anything about hair removal? In our society removing unwanted hair is the most important concerns of us as consumers and as clients, both men and women – which means companies and salons have to keep up with our demand.
Educating yourself on different types of hair removal techniques and procedures will not only help you with at home adventures, but as well as what you want from your salon experience. And if you’re looking to get into cosmetology as a career, having an arsenal of knowledge doesn’t hurt.
FOR PROFESSIONALS: Before preforming any hair removal service, you must have a consultation with your client, whether it be a brief conversation or a client card you keep on record if they are a returning client. I won’t talk too much about this because it’s pretty much common sense, get an understanding of what your client wants so that you can execute it to the best of your ability. Learn about your client, their skin type, any medications they are taking (which could interfere with some services), and any at home skin care treatments. The reason I mention the medications is because some thin the skin and the skin can peel off WITH certain treatments.
Let’s jump into the types of Permanent Hair Removal. Permanent hair removal isn’t usually offered in the run of the mill salon & spa, however it’ is useful to know what your options are as a consumer. There are three different types of permanent hair removal:
- Electrolysis: the removal of hair by electric current. This basically removes the hair by heat and electric current, destroying the growth of the cells of the hair.
- Photoepilation: this removes several hairs at once by focusing an intense beam of light. This is successful because the pigment in the hair is converted into heat and destroys the stem cells responsible for hair growth.
- Lazer Hair Removal: this involves a lazer beam pulsing on the skin to impair the hair growth. Coarse and dark hair responds best to this type of treatment.
Permanent hair removal can be kind of extreme for people- especially those with sensitive skin. Tons turn to temporary hair removal. These methods include:
- Tweezing, waxing and shaving which are the most common.
- Depilatories: which dissolve hair at the skins surface, think of any Nair products.
- Epilators: removes hair from the bottom of the follicle, so think of waxing and sugaring. The only difference is that wax requires the hair to be 6mm (1/4”) long and sugaring requires the hair to be 3mm (1/8”) long.
- Threading: using any sort of cotton thread to twist and roll around the surface of the skin, lifting the hair directly out of the follicle.
Well that brings us to the end of the first instalment in our Skin Care series. This post was to teach you a little about the hair removal process and different techniques you can have done or add to your arsenal. I hope you all gained a little bit of knowledge and that you are better equipped moving forward in your hair removal adventures.
I will see you guys next Saturday with part 2 in the Skin Care series, all about facials! I hope you guys stick around for that one.
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I will see you guys in my next post, sayonara suckers!