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Let’s bust some waxing myths!

We’re not as cool as the original peeps on Myth Busters, but we try. Here we go!

Myth #1 – Waxing makes your hair grow back coarser

The biggest waxing myth we hear is that waxing makes your hair grow back coarser. This is absolutely not true! Waxing removes the hair by the root and the hair follicle must then regrow itself before it can start to grow another hair. That first hair is pretty puny compared to one that’s been growing for years. And many of our clients who stick to a regular waxing routine find that their hair thins out over time, sometimes it even stops growing back!

I love using this analogy to help people visualize how hair grows:

Imagine tending your lawn. You see that dandelion popping up and you just mow over it. And…it comes back the next time. After a while, you’re sick of mowing over that same dandelion, so you reach down and pull it. That dandelion root is HUGE! It took some effort to pull that bad boy too. But, next time you mow…it’s not there. When it finally does start growing back, it’s smaller, so easy to pluck out of the ground. And eventually, that little weed may stop growing back!  

Your hair grows much the same way. It needs that root to grow a new hair. If you keep pulling that root out, the hair doesn’t have a change to become coarse like it used to.  And if you continue with a regular waxing routing, the hair regrowth becomes less and less each time. This is why waxing is loved by so many- because it actually makes the hair grow back thinner and less and less with each time you wax.

Myth #2 Waxing causes wrinkles and skin stretching

We get this question a lot from women concerned with aging. They fear that the pulling associated with waxing will stretch their skin. Gravity causes us enough grief; we don’t want to add to it! But most people wax just once a month or so. The very short and quick process isn’t enough to cause wrinkles and stretching. Signs of aging are caused by regular, daily activities such as applying and removing makeup and, of course, the natural aging process. Waxing is not a culprit here. Myth Busted!

Please read the following important COVID-19 information before you schedule your appointment:

•  Our lobby is closed until social distancing guidelines relax, so we ask that you arrive at the salon shortly before your appointment time and text us at 971-301-4854. Please wait outside or in your car until we text you that your waxer is ready to see you.


• If you have had a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 3 days, we will need to reschedule. State guidelines require that we must wait to reschedule until any or all of the following requirements: 1) At least 72 hours after symptoms have resolved without any medication 2) At least 14 days after being in contact with someone with these symptoms and/or 3) At least 14 days after being in contact with a person with COVID-19.

• Per state guidelines, we are utilizing all required Personal Protective Equipment. We are adding a temporary $5 PPE fee for each appointment until this equipment is no longer required or necessary. While we always operate at the highest cleanliness standards, we are taking all necessary measures to maintain a safe and clean environment.

• We require each guest to wear a mask while in the salon. If you are receiving facial waxing, you can remove the mask just during that service and put it back on during any other non-facial waxing services. If you forget your mask or do not have one, we have masks available.

• Unless previously arranged, only clients with appointments will be allowed in the salon and only for their appointment time.

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