The Many Benefits of IPL Laser Hair Removal

The Benefits of IPL Laser Hair Removal will change your life
Photo by CC user 37949388@N07 on Flickr

Without a doubt one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in beauty salons around the country, are IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Laser Hair Removal treatments.

IPL may be an option worth considering if you are unsatisfied with tweezing, shaving or waxing approaches to eradicate all those unwanted hairs this Summer.

IPL has been tested as an effective and safe procedure yet unfortunately, many sources have got these facts wrong, giving IPL a bad wrap with few benefits. This simply isn’t true, therefore this article will highlight the advantages of IPL Laser Hair Removal and how you can benefit from giving it a go.

Less pain than waxing

The amount of discomfort experienced with IPL hair removal fluctuates, depending on your personal pain threshold, skin type and how sensitive the area being treated is. IPL works by converting light energy to heat, resulting in the absorption into particular target cells with dark pigment in the hair follicles. Consequently, these dark pigments (hair follicles) are destroyed and fall out. IPL uses long pulse width, meaning the pulse occurs over a relatively longer period of time, and so resulting in greater comfortability and safety for you.

The feeling of an IPL treatment is rarely described as painful. More likely, clients might comment that the area being treated is warm or hot, or even that it feels as if a rubber band is flicking against the skin. Don’t forget, the area you are treating has an effect on how uncomfortable it is, the more sensitive the area obviously the more discomfort.

If you are worried about having sensitive skin, you can ask your beauty therapist to lower the wavelength level, or even apply numbing cream 45-60 minutes prior to your IPL treatment.

Fast and Lasting results

When compared to other common hair removal methods, IPL Laser Hair Removal has the longest lasting result period, by a long shot. After your first IPL treatment, beauty therapists recommend waiting approximately two weeks for the treated area to shed the hair, followed by a four-week period where new hair follicles will begin a re-growth phase. The time between treatments will vary depending on the individual, but on average, you can expect a six-week break between sessions. When these sessions have been completed, clients usually report that any further sessions were unnecessary for a few months. And, eventually, the treated area will no longer grow new hair!

Regarding IPL session length, this varies depending on how large the area being treated is. For example, an IPL full leg and underarm treatment should not take longer than 15-20 minutes.

Continue Reading

How to Get Into the Online Beauty Industry

The internet is the backbone of many businesses today.  People like the ease of doing business without having to leave their homes. It saves the stress of having to go to a store to make a purchase. They also love the secrecy- they buy online, pay online and their goods get delivered to their doorstep with no prying eyes to observe them.

The beauty industry is an industry that generates revenue in the billions every year, and now more than ever, it is gaining ground online. Every year, the amount of money generated by online beauty shops increases and an online beauty shop can be set up right from your bedroom. You don’t have to be an IT expert to open up your own online beauty store. You just have to have a computer and access to the internet.

Get a Website

The first step to getting your online beauty business going is to get a website. You choose a domain name you want affiliated with your business. It might take a while to get the name you want that isn’t taken, but after getting this, you pay for the domain- which is usually a yearly deal. You then design your website or get someone to do that for you at a cost. Your website should display your personality, your sense of style as well as the products to be sold. There are many places online that you can use to create a free website.

Decide on What to Sell

After getting your website, you need to get products to sell on the website. You inherently become a marketer for beauty brands and make a commission off the products you sell. There are many beauty brands out there today, so you have to choose the products and brands you want to promote. Whatever brands you choose, make sure you sell hair and skin care products as they generate the most revenue in the beauty industry, followed by cosmetics and then perfumes.

Market Your Site

People are always looking for products to make them look better, and where better to find these than in the biggest market in the world, the internet? So you have to market your site so these people can find you and your business.

Send out press releases online, send email flyers, alert your friends and followers on social media.  Post content on your site relating to your business. Your content is key to getting and keeping customers so pay a lot of attention here. Post consistently and don’t be repetitive. Post a link to buy your products in your articles to get your audience to shop.

Make how to videos. YouTube and Instagram are the two biggest places to get customers for your business using videos. Learn the secrets to making beauty videos and make sure you redirect your audience to your site at the end of your videos.

As with all businessesm it requires time and effort to make it on the online beauty scene. Give it time and watch your business grow. 

Continue Reading

How to dress for a first date

Dress First Date

Did someone swipe right on you? Excited for a first date but terrified as well? You are not alone, it is normal for most men to get nervous before a first date and what you are wearing can be a major factor. Here are some tips how to dress for a first date.

Make It Appropriate to the Venue but Stay Flexible
The first thing you need to know is, where you’re date is starting and where it potentially will end. Going to the movies and a mid-range restaurant, skip the suit but maybe jeans and dress shirt? If you are going hiking, wear something comfortable for the outdoors but also keep in mind, if things go good maybe you will be going out to dinner after and then to the bars; so make sure you wear something that can be flexible enough (a change of shoes in the car trunk can help too.) The key is to dress for the occasion.

Don’t Be Too Formal or Too Aggressive

Alligator shoes and a shirt that screams “look at me” can come off as too desperate. Also, if you dress to fancy you can run the risk of making your date feel like they didn’t dress up enough. It is best to play it somewhere in the middle. You may look good in a suit but your date shows up in jeans they will likely feel uncomfortable. Remember, you want to look confident but not come off as too cocky.

Dress First Date
Shoes Make the Man
Weather you are wearing a tuxedo or a sweat suit, the most important accessory is your shoes. Make sure you have a new (but not brand new) pair of shoes to wear. No scuffs, no holes; you want your date to know you put some effort into your appearance. Make sure you have a “hip” pair of shoes, not sure what “hip” shoes are, ask some girls in your life, they will tell you. A nice pair of dress shoes can class up a pair of jeans, and a pair of tennis shoes can work to dress down a suit; so use this to your advantage. If you are going to remember one thing about how to dress for a first date, make sure it’s the shoes.

I hope these tips are helpful at how to  dress for a first date and soothing your nerves before you next big date. Remember if you ever need help ask someone you know who is a good dresser, not only will they be flattered but they surely will be able to help you decide something to wear. Most importantly, don’t stress out too much; if you really have a connection a pair of mismatched socks won’t effect it. Good luck on that next big date!

Continue Reading