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The Spa at Harbor Bay


Helping you decide the best method of hair removal for you

Our Licensed Estheticians offer Waxing and Threading for Hair Removal.  We also offer Lash and Brow Tinting alone or in combination with waxing.

Below are some questions about both Waxing and Threading that may help you decide the best method of hair removal for you.

Home Care is very important after any waxing appointment.  Please read our Home Care Tips After Waxing page when you book your waxing appointment.

Does waxing hurt?
The first time hurts more than any other time.  Why?  Because if you wax regularly, you are removing less hair each time.  If you wait too long between waxing, it will be like starting all over again.

Will my hair grow back thicker/stronger/darker?
When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thick part of the hair which is why you can feel stubble the next day.  A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair, very fine at the tip, so no stubble.

How long does the hair have to be?
We suggest that you let your hair grow for three weeks before waxing, regardless of body part.  If you get waxed before three weeks and it isn’t long enough, all of the hair will not be removed.   It typically takes three waxing appointments for your legs to be smooth due to the different stages of hair growth.

What is Threading?
Threading is a proven age-old form of facial hair removal practiced in India, China and Middle East. The procedure uses a 100% cotton thread which is twisted and pulled along the skin surface of unwanted hair, lifting hair directly from the follicle. As the facial hair is removed, only a slight pinch is felt.

Threading is the perfect facial hair removal alternative for those with sensitive skin.
Unlike laser hair removal, waxing or the use of depilatories, irritation and skin rashes are avoided as the top layer of your skin is not stripped off in the process, allowing threading for those who are on Acutane, Renova & Retin A.  Also, since threading is a completely natural skin removal process, it works on all skin types, whether you have normal skin, sensitive skin, tanned or damaged skin.

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