1. What is a Brazilian wax?
Brazilian waxing = waxing the pubic bone to the tail bone. Although a traditional Brazilian removes all of the pubic hair, leaving a 'landing strip' of hair is a growing trend.
2. What can I do before getting waxed to help alleviate pain?
You will experience some discomfort however, most of our clients comment that it isn't as bad as they thought it would be. We suggest apple juice the day before your appointment and then 2 hours prior to your appointment, an anti-inflammatory (i.e.: ibuprofen) with a glass of apple juice. The apple juice will help eliminate those post waxing red bumps while the ibuprofen will lessen the pain. You should also exfoliate the area with a gentle scrub or glove to reduce the chance of ingrown hairs.
3. How long should the hair be?
Ideally 1/8" - 1/4" in length. Anything longer than 3/4" can take longer and can cause more discomfort. If it's the first time, we suggest you trim it down to a 1/2".
4. How long will the appointment take?
If you're new to this service, the appointment will be 30 minutes. If you've had this service before, under 20 minutes.
5. How long can I expect to be hair-free?
After the first appointment, the hair may begin to grow back within about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. The reason this occurs is because any hairs that were just under the surface will show up. This new hair will be softer, thinner and may even be lighter. Most clients are nearly hair-free for 5 weeks. Most clients notice that their hair thins after their third or fourth visit.
6. What do I need to avoid after getting a Brazilian?
Avoid direct sun exposure especially in a tanning bed; avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirpools, hot tubs, and hot baths for at least 48 hours. DO NOT use any lotions or exfoliants for 24 hours following the brazilian; avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours; avoid tight clothing or silk or satin materials directly against the waxed area.
With spring here, it's time to peel off the winter layers, pull out the summer clothes and book a waxing appointment to remove the winter growth. We offer a variety of hair removal services including BRAZILIAN WAXING.
Call our Beechwood gallery at 613 695 0137 or Hintonburg apothecary at 613 680 0415 to book your appointment.
It's March and everyone seems to be planning a winter getaway or sporting a wonderful ‘been away’ tan. We don’t want you to feel left out.
Enjoy a natural, healthy sun-kissed glow without the harmful UV rays & chemicals. Whether you are heading to a sunny destination, a special event or are staycationing in Ottawa, enjoy a natural (not orange) looking tan for 5-7 days with a NATURAL AIRBRUSH TAN.
During the month of March, treat yourself to a NATURAL AIRBRUSH TAN for only $50 (regular price $60).
It’s no secret that at ORESTA love oils, so when we discovered Odacite’s Pure Elements Collection, it was love at first sight.
Odacite’s founder, Valerie, began the line after undergoing a whole body detox as part of breast cancer treatment. Odacite stands behind quality and purity of natural ingredients that are as effective as they are luxurious.
Odacite’s Pure Elements line comprises of 18 targeted serums to treat a wide array of skin concerns. Each serum contains oils selected for their potent active ingredients, and are sustainably sourced from around the world. Check your bottle’s serial number against the map inside the box to find out everything you need to know about the origin and extraction methods of each ingredient.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: not all oil is evil! There is an oil out there for every skin type, that will balance oil production and treat skin issues. Odacite’s Pure Elements table arranges these serums by targeted effect. Choose the column that matches your concerns, and then choose your oil! Theres no need to stop at 1! With so many to choose from, why not stock your cabinet with a few to make a customized blend to target your skin’s ever changing needs.
To use: Blend 2-3 drops of your chosen oil or oils into your daily moisturizer or in a few drops of a simple base oil such as Kahina’s Argan Oil or Between You & the Moon’s No Evil. Apply twice daily for maximum results.
Some of our favourites:
Pa+G (Papaya Geranium): Enzyme rich papaya works at breaking down excess melanin while Geranium and Lemon oils work to restore and heal sun damage, preventing wrinkles and future brown spots.
Pe+C (Peach Cypress): A miracle oil for combination skin, peach oil revitalizes and strengthens while antibacterial cypress detoxifies skin and prevents breakouts.
Ac+R (Acai Rose): Deep repair and hydration for aging skin is found in this antioxidant cocktail. Acai oil is incredibly high in antioxidants and vitamins, including vitamin C, while vitamin E rich rose restores elasticity and strengthens fragile skin.
Get your Holiday Gift List ready and shop to ensure that you receive delivery for Christmas!
* based on suggested dates by Canada Post. We are not responsible for delays through Canada Post and recommend ordering early to avoid disappointment.**until December 25th or while quantities last
Shop at the businesses that help our neighbourhoods thrive
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
10 am - 5 pm
SHOP at ORESTA organic skin care in the Glebe, Hintonburg and Beechwood to give the gift of organic skin care to yourself and those on your holiday list. As a thank you for shopping local, enjoy a special gift with your purchase! The more you spend, the better the gift!
FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE*
Spend $50 = ORESTA lip kiss lipgloss ($18)
$100: Eminence travel moisturizer + ORESTA lip kiss ($38)
$150: Eminence serum or Kahina 30 ml argan oil ($to 48)
$200: Kahina cleanser, lotion, eye cream, toner, masque (to $73)
$250 =Kahina eye serum/brightening serum/100 ml argan oil ( to $100)
$300 = Kahina argan facial serum or body serum (to $110)
*before taxes + while supplies last