Last week we shared with you about waxing and hair care. Today, we are sharing with a Luxury sort of service that we offer by our Licensed Esthetician and Certified Dermaplaner, Randi. When we first heard the word dermaplane I almost couldn't help, but to stop and think about Fantasy Island and Tatoo calling in Da Plane, Da Plane. Quickly I realized that Derma means skin so it had to do with that, but What is Dermaplaning? Jessica interviewed Randi for more information to share with you about the real Dermaplane details and not what I initially thought it was too.
Randi told Jessica that it is a nonabrasive form of exfoliation. The Derma layer (top skin layer) and Vellus hair (aka peach fuzz) is removed. This is recommended about once per month. Your hair will not grow back darker and thicker because there are two(2) types of hair on the body:
1) Vellus Hair– fine translucent hair on cheeks, jaw & neck often referred to as peach fuzz. When Vellus hair is cut the structure of the hair is not changed or damaged.
2) Terminal Hair- thicker colored, coarse hair that grows on legs, arms etc.
So why would we want to do this? Well, I did it and it was amazing! I looked like I had gotten a face lift under my chin! Besides looks some of the other benefits are: smoother skin, awesome exfoliation, your makeup goes on better, and your at home skin care works better.
Facing our Fears:
Does it hurt? No it does not
How long does it take? About 1 Hour
What do I need to do after? Relax, No sweating, steam, avoid direct sunlight for 24 hours. Wear moisturizer & SPF
Can you wear makeup? It is best to wait 24 hours, but we get it(it's not always possible to wait that long and it's not harmful to the process if you must do it sooner).
Do you recommend for acne skin? No but we do offer Acne Facial & a light chemical peel for exfoliation
5 Tips for Having the Best Session
Here's what one of Randi's Clients had to say about her skin after her Dermaplaning Session:
"Its so smooth, I have a glow, I cannot wait to put my makeup on, Amazing! -L. Campbell
If you want skin that has never felt so soft before, to stop having to wax your face, makeup to go on much better, and more even toned skin then schedule your session with Randi today. Call Guest Services @ 337-740-7422 or just click here.
"We are so relaxed @ La Palmera Spa how can we help you escape today?"
Relax & Let Go
Last week we talked to Nicky(me) about stress and hair (you win some and you lose some). Today we are talking with Shelly Winters (our Eyelash Extension Expert and Licensed Cosmetologist and if you've never tried one of Shelly's blowouts-you are really missing out!) and Randi Menard(Our General Manager and Licensed Esthetician who has quickly become our Waxpert-she's getting us to grow our hair under our arms so she can wax them off and even got me to wax my inner nose!) It's true and there's a Facebook video to prove it, lol.
Today we are going to be talking about just that...getting your hair to become more luxurious and removing the unwanted via waxing.
Let's Get Down to Brass Waxing:
There are so many reasons that we want to do this, but find that we either don't want to take the time out to grow the hair long enough (a temporary challenge), scared that it's going to hurt, it's embarrassing or some other personal reason. This piece may or may not answer our challenges, but hopefully it can shed a little light as to why we want to do this over shaving. The first thing you need to know is that the hair needs to be about 1/4 of an inch in length (which is about a long grain of rice). My experience has been that the first few days I had to tell myself "DON'T SHAVE UNDER YOUR ARMS TODAY", which meant that I couldn't be distracted during my morning routine, once I overcame the first couple of days I don't even really notice it there anymore and a week later I'm just about ready for the wax. By focusing on the benefits it has helped me stay on track and focused on my mission: I do not have to shave, it's one of the best ways to exfoliate that I can get and that is also preventing skin irritations. Besides Underarms and Noses, Randi also offers Full Body, Lip, Legs, Bikini, Arms, and Eyebrows. In fact one of her clients had this to say about her eyebrows,
"I have a difficult set of eyebrows that are thick and grow in different angles and directions. Since I started going to Randi @ La Palmera Spa, she has done an awesome job in fixing and shaping them how I want to look. I am super happy with my experience @ La Palmera Spa and will continue to go to her to get my eyebrows done." EG.
There are a few times of the month that we are more sensitive than others and that is usually right around your period. If pain is what has kept you away from waxing then we can get you the tips to reducing that pain as much as possible. For the month of March Randi has offered promotions on Waxing Wednesday for you to give it a whirl. Call Guest Services @ 337-740-7422 to get your waxing questions answered. We can't wait to help you have soft skin and save you time on a day-to-day basis.
Now on to Hair that you want to keep and have it look & feel luxuriously.
Shelly has this to say about our hair. "The most common issues/questions I'm asked about hair is Split Ends, Adding to Volume at the top, hair colors and box jobs."
You really should get a blowout with Shelly and see just how luxurious your hair feels. A blowout is simply a wash and blowdry/style using your expertise. You can schedule your appointment with her by calling Guest Services as well and that number is 337-740-7422. Here's what one of Shelly's Clients, Betty Vining, had to say about her experience,
"I Love her hair cuts and color. Love her pleasantness and she really loves what she is doing. She has a passion for hair and she is a genuine people person."
Schedule your waxing and hair sessions today by calling 337-740-7422.
"We are so relaxed @ La Palmera Spa how can we help you escape today?"
Relax & Let Go
La Palmera Spa Team Expert, Nicky Stansbury (Owner & Stress Management Life Coach), weighs in on the topic of "Does Your Hair Have a Mind of It's Own?"
When we think of hair, we usually think on top of our heads.
"I'm so stressed out right now. even the hair on my head hurts.-b.b.k.truth
What if I told you that your facial hair, body hair, and lashes are also places that your hair has a mind of it's own? It's true!
Sure you may notice your hair falling, getting more grey or a few greys showing up, a receding line, a "bald spot", but did you know that the average person loses about 100 hairs per day and most people don't even notice. Stress of any type does lead to additional loss, but the actual cause of the shedding isn't always easy. To determine the cause, you should look back at what was happening three, six, or even nine months before the hair loss began.
Now what about your lashes, facial hair, body hair, and here a hair, there a hair, everywhere a hair, hair?
Let's start with Your Prize Possession:
1) Lashes-Stress will either cause you to pull your lashes out or they will fall.
2) Facial Hair- You win some and you lose some. In this case, stress causes unwanted facial hair. In response to stress your adrenal glands pump out "stress hormones". "Excessive hair (key word here is excessive) on the face, especially around the chin, upper lip, breasts or chests, or basically hair on a woman that matches a male hair pattern on a female body is known as hirsutism. Men can have hirsutism when their hair is truly excessive in hormonally dependent areas. A diabetic woman with a full male pattern beard would be said to have hirsutism."
3) Body Hair: "The body areas to look first for androgen sensitivity are the places where terminal hair usually grows on women. Here they are in descending order of sensitivity: pubic area * underarms * perianal area * sideburns * upper lip * periareolar (around the nipple) areas * the chin and “beard” region * arms and legs * between the breasts *shoulders * buttocks * back * abdomen.
"You can evaluate your hair growth first with a scoring tool known as the Ferriman–Gallwey score. This test measures the degree of hairiness or hirsutism a woman is experiencing. You can look at the images and gauge where your hair growth ranks from 0 (no terminal growth) to 4 (maximal growth)."
The good news is because stress and hair are related you can change your present situation. Here are 5 quick ways to reduce the levels of stress in your body. Remember what happens now may not bring visible results for another 3, 6, or 9 months so keep track and focused.
1) Do Not Forget to Breath- (Take at least 3 deeps breaths in and out (blow out longer than you inhale.)
2) Get to know You on a more Intuitive Level (Take quizzes on personalities, journal your likes/dislikes about your day, read those entries at a later date.)
3) Stop Putting it Off!™- (Start to take one small step on each item that you keep putting off (if this is a chronic problem then seek support and accountability.)
4) Pay Attention to What You Eat/Drink and Your Responses to Those- (Sometimes we have a sensitivity or allergy that we are unaware of.)
5) Take a Step Back Before Responding- (Our controlled response is far more powerful than a reaction that you later regret.)
Bonus tip: Schedule your Relaxation @ La Palmera Spa today by calling 337-740-7422 and let us help you escape today.
Our blog next Thursday will be on the Body of Hair. Until then, share with us your hair problems that you believe are a result of Stress. Don't forget to give us a thumbs up if you enjoyed the "Mind" of Hair..MindBodyLuxury
Nicky Stansbury is the owner of La Palmera Spa & Nicholyn Coaching. She loves motivating people and helping them manage their stress appropriately.