At LA Beauty, we like to keep up to date with the latest trends and treatments. Here are the newest additions to the treatments we offer:
Created exclusively by Nouveau Lashes, LVL Enhance is the revolutionary natural lash treatment taking the beauty industry by storm. Loved by beauty press and enthusiasts across the globe, LVL Enhance adds length, volume and lift to natural eyelashes. With no extensions, no adhesive and no mascara.
Unlike a traditional lash perm, LVL Enhance straightens your natural lashes at the root, creating the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. Plus, the added lash tint creates a mascara-style effect, so you're 'lash perfect' from the moment you wake up. Ideal for those seeking a more natural look, the treatment takes just 40 minutes but the effects are instant and last from six-eight weeks. Celebrity make-up artist, Lisa Eldridge says “LVL is one of the quickest ways to brighten and lift your entire face.” Little maintenance is required once you leave the salon. What’s more, by combining the treatment with regular use of our unique Nouveau Lashes Lash Conditioner Serum to nourish your lashes, you could be about to say goodbye to mascara for good!
At Nouveau Lashes we understand how important your lashes are. That’s why all our technicians are trained to the highest technical standards. So you can be safe in the knowledge that during your treatment your lashes are in the best possible hands. Read more about our commitment to better lashes here. Please note a patch test for the LVL treatment is required at least 48 hours prior to your appointment.
Discover how to enhance your natural lashes here at LA Beauty
Working at a slightly higher temperature than normal “warm wax”, hot wax makes shorter and more stubborn hairs easier to remove and can be a much more comfortable way of removing intimate hair. Our therapists are trained to the highest standard and specialise in Brazilian and Hollywood hot waxing and you can be assured that you’re in safe hands and will be happy with the results. Our hot wax is melted to a thicker consistency than warm wax. As it cools it becomes firmer contracting around the hairs, gripping them tightly. The wax remains on the skin until it becomes soft and peelable and is then pulled off the skin with a fast movement.
Advantages of Hot Waxing
- It works well onto small patches of strong, coarse hair
- The hot wax gets a better grip of the hair than warm wax
- It does not leave a sticky residue like warm wax
- It is good for removing shorter hairs
- More suited to those with sensitive skin
- There is less reddening on the skin following hot waxing
- Great for intimate areas
- Hygienic waxing process as one pot is used per client
Disadvantages of Hot Waxing
- The application and removal of hot wax is slower than warm wax, as the wax needs to dry
- It is difficult to wax large areas using the hot waxing method
What will I have to do?
Make sure hair is trimmed to 1cm as this makes the hot waxing treatment more comfortable. You will be given paper thongs to wear during the bikini area treatments to make the the process more hygienic and to protect your knickers from any products.
Does Hot Waxing hurt?
For first timers, hot waxing can be painful. But using the hot wax that does not adhere to the skin is more comfortable than using warm strip wax. Many clients say that it is not as bad as they imagined it would be.
What would prevent me from getting waxed?
Contagious skin conditions will prevent us from hot waxing the affected area until the condition has completely cleared. If you are using skin care products that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl acids of any kind, these can cause the skin to lift while waxing.
Another area of caution is aggressive exfoliation of the skin, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
Prescription medications such as antibiotics, Acutane, or topical ointments such as Retin-A or Renova can cause the skin to thin and lift while being waxed. Other products to keep in mind are Strivectin, Proactiv, Avita and Avage. Clients taking Roaccutane must wait 6 months after finishing their medication before receiving a hot waxing treatment.
We are also unable to remove hair from skin that is sunburn, chaffed or broken, or skin that has been treated with steroid cream within the last 3 months. Keep in mind that it’s difficult to predict how skin will react, no matter how many precautions are taken. You should avoid making a waxing appointment one week before a menstrual cycle and after a spray tan, suntan or solarium treatment.
How can I avoid in-growing hairs?
Exfoliate the skin thoroughly to remove dead skin cells. Moisturise the skin every day. If the skin is supple, new growth can break through more easily reducing the risk of in-growing hairs and infection.
How long will the results last?
In most cases, you will see minimal re-growth during the first 3 weeks, with a noticeable increase after that. Continued waxing encourages slower, sparser re-growth.
How Often Should I Get Waxed?
We recommend that you come in every 4 -6 weeks.
Hot Waxing aftercare
- Do not undertake any other skincare treatments within 48 hours of having a waxing treatment.
- Stay away from direct sunlight/sunbeds and heat e.g. hot baths, saunas for 48 hours after having a waxing treatment.
- Avoid friction from nylon material or tight clothing.