Many women long for summer after a brutally cold winter but dread the thought of having to maintain a regular hair removal routine as we add our dresses, skirts and shorts back to our wardrobe.
The bittersweet reality of seasonal hair removal is upon both genders, with women and men alike preparing to show some serious skin, according to Yahoo Beauty, who spoke with New York City’s Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal owner Chris Karavolas.
“Men have become more inclined to do laser hair removal on their backs, chest, buttocks, bikini and face,” says Karavolos, whose clientele is 40% male. “When choosing a hair removal option, cost, accessibility and permanence play a role.”
Getting right to the point, Yahoo Beauty notes that simple razors and shaving cream are still the most widely used traditional hair removal method for both women and men. They recommend the BIC Soleil Glow razor and eos 24-Hour Moisturizing Shave Cream, a cheap way to get a good shave, especially if money is tight.
Another simple but messier route to goat home is depilatory creams or waxing kits to remove unwanted hair. Yahoo Beauty suggests Completely Bare’s ctrl+hair+del facial hair removal cream and waxing products. The products all priced at under $15, their inexpensive and, the site notes, “results are seen immediately, and the solution has soothing argan oil and aloe infused with cocoa butter to help calm skin.” If you’d rather let a professional do the messy work, the average waxing time ranges from 10-45 minutes and is pricier, typically ranging from $5 to $70 depending on the area treated.
For those with sensitive skin, sugaring is an excellent hair removal option. In this process, “an ancient technique using halawa gel (sugar, lemon and hot water) is applied on clean, un-sweaty skin in the direction of hair growth,” before being pulled off with muslin strips in the opposite direction. Before sugaring, it’s important to remember to avoid scrubbing and hot water. The average cost starts at $6 for facial hair removal and $45 for a Brazilian.
A lot more expensive but much less messy is laser hair removal. The popular New York City-based Spruce & Bond explains that this method is based on each client’s skin tone and stresses the importance of keeping your hands off your skin before and after treatment by avoiding all waxing, plucking or sun exposure. Giving a glimpse into the pain level, Yahoo Beauty compares it to a rubberband being snapped against your skin and notes that for permanent results, at least five sessions scheduled four to six weeks apart are necessary. That said, there’s little downtime, though the the total cost for fuzz-free skin can range from $750 to $1,500 or more based on each unique client and the area being treated.
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