Are you insecure about hair appearing on your face? Facial waxing is a fantastic and affordable way to ensure your face is silky smooth – and both men and women have been receiving this treatment for decades. A safe and sanitary practice, facial waxing should be conducted by a professional esthetician; if you’re looking for facial waxing in Houston – Bare Necessities is your go-to place!
What Can You Get Waxed On Your Face?
Generally speaking, if there’s hair, we can wax it! Here are a couple of areas you can safely and effectively remove facial hair with waxing:
One of the most common waxing treatments is an eyebrow wax. Regularly waxing the eyebrows allows for a tamed shape, and removes straggler hairs that may make your eyebrows otherwise look unruly. How often you need to get your eyebrows waxed varies greatly depending on how thick your eyebrows are, as well as how dark the hair color is. However, many people opt for a monthly eyebrow wax to maintain a great shape and keep errant hairs at bay!
Many women are insecure about the appearance of a “mustache” or darker hair appearing on their upper lip. This can be caused by genetics or hormones and is completely normal. The option to remove that hair is best done with waxing as opposed to shaving. This is because continued waxing ultimately lessens the hair growth over time, and therefore makes the hair appear lighter as well. While a bit more painful for men due to a generally thicker hair follicle, waxing the upper lip to reduce (or even remove) the need for daily shaving is absolutely an option.
If you feel like your hair comes down too far on the sides of your face, you may have what is referred to as “sideburns” – another area of the face where you can remove the hair easily via waxing. Removing this hair allows for a more clean slate to work with when applying makeup (especially for foundation, blush, and bronzer application).
It is not uncommon to suddenly feel one (or more!) stray hairs pop up on your chin. This can start to happen after puberty, or due to hormonal changes down the line. Regardless, most women want those hairs gone – and waxing is the best choice for that. Many women choose to pluck chin hairs – which is fine! – but can occasionally miss some, resulting in a weekly chore of plucking that could be avoided through waxing. Waxing the chin area ensures you are grabbing all of the hairs to keep them at bay, leaving you silky smooth for weeks.
A popular facial wax treatment for both men and women, removing the hair from the nostrils is not as bad as you might think! Clients really love how it looks and feels post-wax, and there aren’t any health risks associated with removing nostril/nose hair.
Can Men Get Their Face Waxed?
Absolutely! More and more men are opting for waxing as a preferred method of hair removal, and it’s easy to see why. Manscaping becomes so much easier when waxing takes care of the bulk of the job. Manicured eyebrows are a hot trend for men, and are a great way to keep unibrows at bay. Similarly, removing hair from the nostrils has become more appealing to men, and can drastically clean up your look.
Should I Try Waxing My Face At Home?
If you are a first-time waxer, we highly recommend not trying DIY facial waxing. Simply put, if you mess up, or accidentally burn yourself, these errors will be very visible and may make you feel uncomfortable. There have been many instances where people will try to wax their own eyebrows and accidentally remove them completely from their faces! Similarly, using wax safely is something estheticians are trained to do and used without that knowledge can result in surface burns or unsightly redness. You should always try to go to a reputable waxing salon to get these sensitive areas taken care of!
Difference Between Epidermal-Leveling and Facial Waxing
Don’t confuse the two treatments – epidermal-leveling (also known as dermaplaning) simply removes peach fuzz and dead skin cells from the face and is not a true method of hair removal like waxing is. While dermaplaning does end up removing some of the facial hair, it is more a skincare treatment than a hair removal procedure. Both treatments can be used to complement the other, as facial waxing is much less irritating with less small hairs to grab onto, and epidermal-leveling can be achieved better with less hair in the way.
How To Find the Best Facial Wax Near Me?
You have many choices when it comes to deciding on who to perform your facial wax. It is important to check out reviews of local spas and salons to ensure they adhere to industry standards in terms of cleanliness and modern practices. You can even get infections if the person doing your facial wax is not using sanitary practices. You are always welcome to tour salons & spas before booking an appointment and can ask the front desk representative to give you a quick tour. If they refuse, that is a red flag!