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Why choose girl from ipanema spa?
We use the finest natural products: biocera wax, fantasy tan custom blended spray tan and emenince organics skincare. Our staff has extensive training and is committed to give you the best service possible. The spa is beautiful and always SUPER clean.
Why wax instead of shave?
Waxing is one of the best ways to remove unwanted hair. Waxing is more effective than shaving because it removes the entire hair from the root, not just from the surface of the skin, so waxed skin will stay smooth for several weeks. Over time, and with repeated waxing, unwanted hair grows back finer and sparser and the skin is exfoliated and conditioned during waxing as compared to shaving which causes razor burn and (over time) makes the skin in that area darker, scalier and harder.
Does waxing hurt?
At Girl from Ipanema we use our 100%natural wax that does not adhere to the skin and our waxers have years of training so our clients tell us the pain is far less than other waxing spas. It may be more the anticipation of not knowing what to expect that makes one feel uncomfortable or vulnerable to any discomfort. however, this will quickly subside and lessen with each visit, as the hair thins and less hair is required to be removed from the area. caffeine, pregnancy and menstruation can cause increased sensitivity. Taking a mild painkiller 30 minutes prior to your visit has been known to reduce pain as well.
What is a brazilian bikini wax?
A brazilian wax is essentially a more complete version of a bikini wax, instead of simply removing the hair that would be seen while in a swimsuit, all the hair is removed from the bikini area except for a strip in the front.
How should I prepare for a spray tan?
The night before you get a spray tan we recommend for you to exfoliate with a scrub. *do not use an acidic shower gel to do this* this is very important as your tan may not be perfect due to the many dead skin cells on your body. If possible, come with clean skin, no lotions, make-up or deodorant (although you may take this off once you reach the salon, if you prefer.) Wear or bring clothes that are a little bit loose and dark to wear after your spray tan. Don't go to the gym and avoid sweating or getting wet immediately after being sprayed. We can spray tan over your make-up if you are going somewhere right after your spray - it actually looks really nice.
How long will the spraytan last?
Your spray tan will last anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks depending on how you maintain it. We recommend waiting 8-12 hours after the spray before you shower and when you shower you should keep it as short as possible and pat yourself dry rather than rubbing your body with a towel after your shower. To extend the tan you will also want to apply a moisturizer once or twice a day.