New Beginnings?

This spring doesn’t only mark the beginning of the new season, for us it is the beginning of the transition to the old ways and to our normal life which we have all been missing.

Please have no doubts about our sanitation practices and diligence with masks, we are still adhering to those practices strictly.  We are making more services available to our guests as our staff members get vaccinated.

You still have time to take advantage of our April special.  Click here for details!

Can’t wait to see you in our spa.

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April Special

Spring into 2021 with our April special!  There is no better way to kick off spring cleaning than with a great facial. For the whole month of April, you can receive our Classic Facial for just $55 every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Call or book online today for this special offer.

*The last day to take advantage of this offer is April 30, 2021.  *Must mention this offer at checkout to receive a discount. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions related to facials.  Cannot be shared or transferred

Vacials for Everyone

New Year, new you!  The 2020 year is well on it way and hope that everyone has a great start to the new year.  We get a lot of new clients at the beginning of the year and many of them might not know someone the services we offer.  So, for the next few months, we at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa are going to highlight a few of our services and the benefits to receiving them.

We will be focusing on Vacials for the month of February.

What is a Vacial and do you need to get one?

Vacials are great treatments for any one that suffers from ingrowns.  It helps eliminate ingrown hairs.
We all love waxing.  It makes your skin smooth, gives long lasting results and the effects keep getting better with time.  However, one of the most common side effects of waxing is ingrown hairs.  They form when the new hair can not penetrate through the surface of the skin and keeps growing inside.  Quite often they are accompanied by inflammation and comedones.  The first step that we take when treating ingrowns is a proper home care routine.  We recommend regular mild exfoliation, application of moisturizing lotions and creams and we also suggest specific products targeted to alleviate ingrown hair problem.
Sometimes the ingrown problem becomes too prominent.  This is when we resort to more aggressive methods.  A Vacial treatment is for your pubic area, similar to facial.  The main focus of this treatment is to manually remove ingrown hairs through extraction.  The steps are similar to facial but are shorter it includes: cleansing, exfoliation with steam, extraction, masking and moisturizing.  The best time to get a Vacial is a couple of days after getting a Brazilian wax.
You are a perfect candidate for this treatment if you suffer from multiple inflamed ingrowns that are located deep under the skin.  Do not let the name fool you, Vacials are recommended for male and female who suffer from excessive ingrowns.  We do not recommend this service as a precaution method, since your  home care routine should provide sufficient ongoing treatment.
Contact us today to see if Vacial is a right service for you!

 

Facial Best Practices

Some people may think that getting a facial is something that is done on special occasions.  Those of us that are serious about skincare,  know that it’s more ongoing.  Although facials can be very relaxing, at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa we take the act a little more personal.  So let us all get serious about getting a facial and take time to learn a little about pre-facial best practices.

Professional skincare treatments will provide deep hydration, exfoliation and a thorough analysis of your skin’s needs and issues.  We at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa take pride in our facial services.  We use the best skincare line (Image), customize each and every facial to our clients’ specific needs, and utilize the safest practices.

There are many things one can do in order to get more out of their facial treatments at our facility.  To help individuals out, we decided to put together this quick Pre-facial check list below.

  1. Do not wear make up when arriving to your facial treatment appointment.  Our most popular facial is 60 minutes and we want to use most of the time working on the skin, not removing make up.
  2. Take pictures of the skincare products that are currently being used in the household (particularly the prescription items).  Seeing pictures helps the Aesthetician to use products that enhance the products used at home as opposed to them being counterproductive .
  3. When receiving a new medication prescription, always ask the provider  whether it affects the skin and if it’s safe to continue facial treatments/products while on the medication.  Also let the Aesthetician know if there are any precautions that should be taken.  We at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa are capable of customizing the facial treatments  in order to get favorable results.
  4. It is best (when possible) to book facial treatments in the evening and a week or so prior to any events or trips.
    1. The face may appear red and blotchy right after a facial treatment and since we do not recommend using makeup right after it is best to relax at home after the service.
    2. Since exfoliation is one of the most important steps in a facial treatment, we suggest minimizing your time outside even while using SPF to prevent unfavorable results.

For best results, follow these suggestions.  Click here to book your next facial treatment!   We are looking forward to seeing you!

Summer Time Wax

At Absolute Body Wax & Spa,  we strongly believe that waxing is a year round procedure and there is no particular season when you should enjoy smooth skin more than the other.  However, we do see an influx of summertime clients that are getting ready for bikini season.  We have decided to address the specifics of getting waxed in the summer and how it’s different from any other time of the year.

Your main concern when receiving a hair removal service during the hot Florida summer, is of course sweat!  If you ever talk with one of our Aestheticians, the first thing they will tell you would be “no sweating for 24 hours after your wax!”  This is rather hard to pull off with the blazing tropical heat.  In order to minimize the possible side effects, we strongly recommend wearing loose fitting clothing and soft cotton underwear (or even go commando if you’re bold enough!).  Try not to plan any outdoor activities right after your wax and wait a day before going to swimming  pools, lakes or rivers.  If you tend to sweat more than average, use some talcum powder or corn starch to absorb the moisture.

Another thing to keep in mind when getting hair removal services done, is the sun.  Waxing provides light and natural exfoliation to your skin, which results in making it more prone to sunburns.  With sun rays being extra aggressive during the summer time, there are some precautions that need to be taken.  You can always ask your Aesthetician to apply some sunblock to your face right after the waxing.  We also sell a variety of prevention care via our Image Skin Care line.  Wearing a large hat and sunglasses also protects your freshly shaped eyebrows and face.  Now for the body waxing, we do suggest safe sunbathing practices, such as staying in the shade as much as possible and using an umbrella on the beach.  Don’t forget to apply sunscreen with an spf of at least 30 and to reapplying if you are splashing in the water.

Summer is a great time  in Florida, so if you are planning on hitting the beach schedule your appointment today!

First Time Brazilian Waxing

Getting a Brazilian wax for the first time can be a scary process, we at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa understand this, and love helping our first timers out anyway possible.  It may sound intimidating and scary, especially when you have no idea what to expect, but rest assured Absolute Body Wax has your back! To make your first Brazilian wax experience as pleasant as possible, we have decided to give this quick recap of how to get ready for your first wax and what you should do to make this experience as pleasant as possible.

  • Let your hair grow out.  The length of the hair for a successful wax should be at least ¼ of an inch (0,5 cm) or as long as a grain of rice.  We suggest that you do not shave for at least 2 weeks to achieve the desired length.  We also ask our clients not to trim the hair even if it appears too long.  All of our estheticians are trained on performing the wax on longer hair.  While trimming there is a chance of cutting the hair too short which may result in uneven wax.
  • Take a warm shower prior to your service.  It will prep the skin for waxing by opening the follicles.  Do not apply lotions or any other products to your skin since it will make the surface slippery and the wax will not adhere correctly.
  • Take an OTC painkiller 1 hour prior to your waxing service.  It will help to alleviate the pain.  (Keep in mind, some medications do thin out blood which makes bleeding more likely).
  • Make sure to wear loose cotton underwear to prevent the skin from rubbing against your skin causing more irritation.
  • If you are currently being treated by a dermatologist or a physician, write down the medications that you are currently using so that we could determine whether they interfere with waxing.
  • For our female clients, we recommend to book waxing services after their monthly cycle is over. The area tends to be a little less sensitive during this time.
  • Make sure you are not booking your first wax the day before any sports competitions or trips to the beach.  Allow your skin to heal for at least 24 hours before any vigorous activities (sexual activities included).
  • Always use the services of a reputable establishment for your wax and let your aesthetician know that it is your first Brazilian wax.
  • Follow all of the post waxing guidelines provided by your aesthetician to promote faster healing and minimize possible side effects.

 

We hope that we answered all of your questions about getting waxed for the first time. If you still find yourself needing more information, contact our office and our estheticians will gladly provide you with more information. We are looking forward to waxing you! Book your appointment today and receive 20% off your first wax!

Fall Services

What does fall mean to you? Is it the smell of pumpkin spice? Is it the scary decor of Halloween? Is it the butternut squash and apples on your table? Well, to us, at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa, it is the start of our seasonal services.

Fall is the perfect time to start a peel course to address the dryness and discoloration from the blazing summer rays. To start you off we wanted to offer you an ultimate peel experience.

30 minutes facial, Image Clinical Couture peel upgrade, post-treatment kit for only $59 ($85 value)

For a limited time treat your feet and hands to our fall flavored nail services or experience our signature facials with a hint of pumpkin spice.

Appointments are available but are filling fast so book today!

Getting Waxed & Hitched

As the blazing heat of central Florida begins to die down and the dry air rolls in, we are looking forward to the fall months and the beginning of the wedding season.  We, at Absolute Body Waxing and Spa, love servicing future newlyweds and their families.  On that special day, one wants everything to be as perfect as possible and since no expense is spared, a visit to the Spa salon becomes a must on the to-do list. We decided to share some advice on how to get the best results from your spa service before the wedding.

The most popular service for brides and grooms is definitely waxing.  By the wedding day, a honeymoon is usually booked and waxing seems to be a great way to avoid the hassle of shaving during your trip.  Now, if you are thinking about getting waxed before your wedding for the first time here’s what you need to know: it is always best to have a few waxing sessions before an actual event. Waxing can have side effects i.e. irritation, soreness, breakouts. etc.  Moreover, your first wax usually doesn’t last as long as it is supposed to due to possible hair breakage and different hair growth cycles.  For best results, plan to get your first wax 2 months prior to your wedding date.  Follow all the guidelines provided by our technicians.  Schedule your services within 4 weeks and make sure you book your wax no later than two days prior to your wedding day.  This way you will achieve the best results from waxing and make sure to minimize possible side effects.

If you want to get a facial before your wedding day, we must advise you that it is not such a great idea.  Occasional breakouts are particularly common after a facial.  The manipulations on the skin urge it to release the toxins which may lead to the growth of pustules and papules.  If you want to have a relaxing pleasure of spa facial before your wedding, please book it at least 1 week prior to your big day and always make sure you visit an experienced esthetician that utilizes safe practices and uses high-quality skincare products.

In recent years, eyelash extensions have gained a great popularity amongst the brides.  They give your eyes a dramatic yet natural look and last longer than strip lashes.  If your eyes tend to be sensitive and react to mascaras or eye makeup, ask your Esthetician to do a patch test before you would get a full set of extensions.  Patch test involves the application of a couple of lash extensions to each eye in order to see whether you develop an allergic reaction to the adhesive.  Once we determine that your eyes are not sensitive to the lash extensions, we will apply a full set.

A mani-pedi is a must before a wedding!  It is also the service with barely any side effects if performed correctly.  For best results, may we suggest gel polish for your manicures, since it lasts much longer than a regular polish?

If you have any more questions about booking any spa service before your wedding day, feel free to contact any of our staff members.

To start off the fall and the wedding season in Central Florida, we want to offer a new signature pumpkin spice mani-pedi and a facial with a hint of fall flavors!

Book your appointment today!

Pedicure bowls instead of Spas?

A lot of thought was put into play when we decided to offer nail services at our Orlando location.  We wanted our nail services to be as natural as possible using the best natural ingredients that are both aromatic and healthy for the body and soul.  Pure Fuji and Keyano Aromatic both met our needs.  Have you ever walked into a salon and was immediately put off by the smell of harsh fumes?  That is one of the main reasons we do not offer nail extensions or acrylics at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa. The smell alone can ruin a spa experience when too many chemicals are in the air.

During our creative design stage for the nail area, we envisioned a tranquil atmosphere where people can come relax and get spa services from licensed individuals.  Our space had to be a safe harmonious area where clients are not bombarded by the unpleasant smells and noise pollution some places may have.  That is why our nail area is set aside away from the entrance in its own little nook.  When it came time to choose our foot bath, the pedicure bowl was a unanimous decision.  The reason behind that is quite simple.  Foot baths, like whirlpools, have jets and pipes that are very difficult to clean in an environment that ushers people through as quickly as a typical nail does. In order for a whirlpool tub to be deemed sterile, the jets have to run in clean water in hospital grade solution for at least 10-15 minutes.  Improper cleaning of whirlpools become a breeding ground for bacteria, fungus, yeast, and more.  Our bath bowls are immediately clean after the nail service using hospital grade disinfectants and rendered sterile through our rigorous cleaning regimen.

The quality of care we practice on your nails makes up for the jets we lack.  Our 10-15 minute massage will leave you in a blissful state.  Absolute Body Waxing & Spa pedicures typically last anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks (minus any vigorous foot straining activities such as running marathons etc.).  We welcome you to come try our pedicures and see the difference a germ-free environment can make on your mind, body, and soul.

What to Expect at a Spa Salon When You are Expecting

May is the month when we celebrate all Mothers and how much they mean to us. This month at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa, we wanted to focus on expectant mothers visiting our facility. Pregnancy is a special time in every woman’s life. We welcome all expectant mothers at our spa regardless of how far they are in their journey so we wanted to take a moment to answer any possible questions you might have before scheduling your appointment at Absolute Body Waxing & Spa.

Waxing services: Expectant mothers can receive all waxing services even Brazilian waxes.  It is believed to be safer than shaving during pregnancy. As your body changes shaving becomes more inconvenient and you have higher chances of cutting yourself or getting razor burns. Shaving creams and gels can disrupt the natural pH balance of the private areas which can then cause irritation. Receiving a Brazilian wax from a skilled and experienced professional will eliminate those risks. Generally, receiving a wax during pregnancy will not be more painful than usual if you come in during the recommended 4-6 weeks’ time frame. To ensure the most comfortable experience, please notify your esthetician that you are expecting ahead of time so that we can ensure the safest and most comfortable waxing experience for you.

Facials and facial treatments: Getting a facial is a great way to relax and unwind while adding benefits to your skin. At Absolute Body Waxing & Spa, we use the most advanced skin care products available on the market. It is very important that you mention to your esthetician that you are pregnant so that they can customize your facial choosing the safest and most beneficial products. Although certain cosmetic ingredients like AHA and/or BHA (acids) and treatments like chemical peels have not been proven to be safe for expectant or lactating mothers and should be avoided, there is still a wide range of facials that can be performed. Enzyme peels and microdermabrasions are safe and effective services that can be performed on anyone. Our Image Skin Care line carries the most gentle and potent products for home care use as well.

Nail services: It might be uncomfortable to take care of your toenails while you are pregnant so let Absolute Body Waxing & Spa Nail Technicians take care of that for you! We utilize the safest resin bowls for our pedicures. They do not have jets which may harbor harmful bacteria and viruses.  Our resin bowls are easily cleaned and sanitized to eliminate any chances of cross contamination. We also use the highest quality of nail products by Keyano Aromatics, Pure Fiji and OPI; furthermore, all of our tools are sanitized with hospital grade cleansers. Nevertheless, we ensure the most pleasant and safest nail experience for all our clients!

Lash services: Lash enhancements are generally safe for everyone. However, they do require the client to stay still in the supine position with their eyes closed for over 2 hours for a full set of lashes. For your comfort, we do offer an elevated bed.  Many of our clients find that it is quite relaxing and use the opportunity to take a quick nap, however if you are not sure that you will be capable of laying down for such a prolonged period of time, you might want to wait until after you give birth.

We hope that we answered all the questions you might have about visiting our spa while being pregnant. If you still have any doubts or need more information, feel free to contact us by clicking here and we will gladly provide you with more details. We look forward to seeing you at our spa!

Click here to schedule your appointment today!

 

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