How Much To Tip For Beauty Services

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Every time I go to a beauty salon, I am always left with the dilemma of how much do I tip for their services. What happens if I don’t like what they did to my hair? What if they did a bad job? What if…? How did I answer these questions? I googled.

Here is what I what I came up with.

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Eyebrows: Threading vs Waxing

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After posting about Pamper Me Fabulous, I received a few emails asking about my experience with eyebrow threading and comparing it to waxing.

I’ve been getting my eyebrows waxed for nearly 10 years. I’ve gotten it done so many times, I’m pretty sure I’ve become immune to the pain that is associated with waxing. As for eyebrow threading, I’ve only gotten it done once.

I’ve heard people say threading hurts more than waxing or waxing hurts more than threading. Truthfully, I think it depends on each person and the type of pain you prefer. Both procedures don’t bother me.

Waxing

Waxing feels like ripping a band-aid off in one quick motion. That is the best description I can provide. Some pulls hurt more than others.

Pros:

  • removes a lot of hair at once
  • quick procedure

Cons:

  • wax can be too hot for your comfort
  • One of the things I don’t like about waxing is when the wax doesn’t remove all the unwanted hair in one pull and the aesthetician has to re-wax the area or tweeze the strays. I admit that hurts.
  • it is easy to remove too much hair.
  • wax can remove skin

Threading

To me, threading feels like tweezing. I could feel each of the hairs being pulled out. I also felt a slight rug burn coming from the thread. It is sort of like taking a piece of thread and rubbing it back and forth quickly across your skin. It’s that warm, burning feeling.

Pros:

  • natural, softer looking brows

Cons:

  • depending on how much hair needs to be removed, it can take awhile
  • you can feel each hair being removed

Like I said, threading and waxing pain depends on each person. Do you prefer feeling the pain of pulling one hair out at time one right after the other? Or do you prefer getting the hairs pulled out all at once?

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Electrolysis

  • How It’s Done – A needle that carries electric current is inserted into one hair follicle at a time. Multiple sessions are required.
  • How Long It Lasts – Permanent.
  • Pain – Feels like prolonged pinpricks. To minimize pain, take a pain reliever 2 hours before the appointment.

Threading

  • How It’s Done – Threading involves twisting a cotton thread around the hairs and pulling them out.
  • How Long It Lasts – 2-8 weeks.
  • Pain – Feels like tiny vibrating pinches.

Waxing

  • How It’s Done – Wax is applied to the hair and a cloth strip is placed on top of the wax. The cloth is then pulled off, removing hair from the roots.
  • How Long It Lasts – 2-8 weeks.
  • Pain – Medium to high. To minimize pain, take a pain reliever 2 hours before waxing.

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Different Hair Removal Techniques

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Cream

  • Best For – Face (DO NOT USE NEAR EYES OR BROWS), arms, legs, bikini area.
  • How it Works – It is available in many forms: cream, lotion, or foam. The chemical dissolve hair shafts below the skin’s surface.
  • Time it Takes – About 5-10 minutes. Depending how long you are suppose to wait before rinsing.
  • How Long it Lasts – 1-4 days.
  • Pain – Virtually none unless you have sensitive skin.
  • Cost – less than $10.

Electrolysis

  • Best For – Small areas.
  • How it Works – A needle that carries electric current is inserted into one hair follicle at a time. Multiple sessions are required.
  • Time it Takes – Depends on each person, but about 15-30 minutes per area.
  • How Long it Lasts – Permanent.
  • Pain – Pinpricks. To minimize pain, take a pain reliever 2 hours before the appointment.
  • Cost – Depending on the size of the area, $15-$100.

Laser

  • Best For – Light and dark hair.
  • How it Works – Lasers emit a wavelength that destroy hair follicles. Multiple sessions are required.
  • Time it Takes – Depending on the size of the area, 10-25 minutes.
  • How Long it Lasts – Permanent.
  • Pain – Mild discomfort. To minimize pain, take a pain reliever 2 hours before the appointment.
  • Cost – Depending on the size of the area, $150-$3000.

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