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Bushbalm... Confidence in a bottle!

Bushbalm... Confidence in a bottle!

Customer Testimonial from Wax That 

One of our wholesalers from Wax That wanted to share the experience that one of her clients has had after using BushBalm! 

"Never in a million years would my client think she would be able to workout again and wear what she wanted pants wise without being irritated by ingrown hairs. Hundreds of hairs laying horizontally layers under her skin. Lotions, oils, dry brushes, I even tried extracting some of them! Nothing worked. They were deep down and under, but noticeable and painful! Until BushBalm was introduced to her.. I sent her home with some complimentary samples and she was hooked. 3 months later she is down 75% of those ingrown hairs and couldn’t be happier. 'It’s changed my life' is an understatement.'

Try BushBalm, you will NOT be disappointed!"

-Wax That 💋

Wax That

Wax that offers waxing and sugaring services that are tailored to each individual client. 

Why Sugaring?

  • 100% Natural
  • Made up of Sugar, Lemon and Water
  • Boiled to a paste and manipulated with the fingers
  • Paraben Free
  • Not Tested on Animals

Sugar adheres closer to the hair's root than typical wax which means less hair breakage, less regrowth and if you are someone prone to them, less ingrown hairs!!

You can find out more about Wax That and their services by visiting website www.waxthat.ca

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What to look for in a waxing salon | Insights from Foxy Box Waxing

What to look for in a waxing salon | Insights from Foxy Box Waxing

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As waxing becomes a more popular form of hair removal, the options for places to get waxed continues to increase accordingly. We’re going to throw a little math at you: the personal waxing and salon industry grew an average of 7.1 percent annually between 2012 and 2017 in the US, according to the research firm IBISWorld. And the industry continues to grow rapidly…. not unlike my hair after shaving (sorry, that’s a waxer joke). Bottom line: clients have more options than ever before when it comes to picking the perfect place to get smoooooothified.

So how does one decide? What should you look for when booking a wax? There are many things to consider: price, parking options, proximity to your work, etc. But we’ve whittled the list down to 3 important things to look for in a waxing salon.

Pay close attention, your bikini line will thank you!

 

3 Things To Look For In A Waxing Salon 

#1 - Hygiene

Your first consideration when picking a waxing salon should always be hygiene. More often than not, you won’t be the first (or the last) client to grace their treatment room that day. Considering the intimate nature of the appointment, safety and sanitation is key. We’re talking multiple naked butts on the same bed people!

Waxing Salon in Victoria British Columbia

But how can you tell if a waxing salon keeps it so fresh and so clean?

Some things to look for:

  • Do they practice the infamous double-dip (using a spatula more than once in the same pot of wax)?
  • Do they don a fresh pair of gloves for every client?
  • Are their counters and utensils squeaky clean?
  • Do they have disposable bed covers replaced after every service?  
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If not, then don’t put your beautiful bod at stake. Look for an establishment that is clear about their standards of cleanliness. Most reputable salons will proudly proclaim their sanitation policies on their website. And if you’re unsure, just ask!


#2 - Technique

Next on our list of non-negotiables is technique. This one may seem obvious, but sadly not all salons offer the same standards of service. We’re going to give you some easy tips on how to identify the real deal. First, look for a salon that specializes in the wonderful art of waxing. We’re talking about certified, trained and experienced pros that spend their days removing hair. You wouldn’t order pad thai from a taco joint… you wouldn’t get your teeth cleaned at an auto body repair shop… you wouldn’t go to a laundromat to file your taxes… (you get where we’re going with this) ... so why would you get a bikini wax from someone who’s not a specialist? There are some exceptions to this, but you’ll notice fairly quickly from their website or storefront what specializations the spa has!


Other great indicators that you’ve found the real McCoy?  Look for a spot with wicked reviews and ratings on the web. No 1 star wonders allowed when it comes to waxing. You’re looking for 4 and up baby!  Also, be sure to heed solid referrals from friends and loved ones. Strong word of mouth usually means wax game strong.

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#3 - Product Quality

Next on our wax-bar wishlist is quality of product. Is the salon committed to using products with premium ingredients that are ethically sourced? The lotions and potions they use during and after your service, as well as the items displayed on their retail shelves should all reflect a commitment to quality and functionality.

Quality because your skin is the largest organ on your body, and whatever you slather on it will absorb into your system.

Functionality because you want products that complement the service you’re receiving! Any waxer worth their salt will tell you loudly and often, that the homecare products you incorporate in your skincare routine are almost as important as the removal process itself! If your waxer is giving you clear, easy-to-follow after-care tips, and recommending premium, natural products, you KNOW you’re in the right place girlfriend.


You should leave your appointment knowing exactly how to care for your fresh bikini wax, with the right products in tow to prolong that smooth, soft, silky feeling. We’ll give you an example: one of our most favouritest skincare solutions is Bushbalm. These 100% vegan oils are the perfect post-wax product. They soothe redness & clear pores for fewer ingrowns, and you can use them from head to tail to hydrate your skin and hair! The oils are handmade in small batches, not tested on animals and they smell like heaven. Also they’re made in Canada. Basically, if your waxer is recommending a premium product like Bushbalm, she knows what’s what.

Bushbalm Bikini Line Oil being used

 

Look for a commitment to quality in technique AND products.


Okay, let’s review what we’ve learned today!

  1. More and more people are putting down their razors and switching to waxing
  2. The Waxing Salon business model is on the rise (giving babes like YOU the ability to choose), and
  3. We recommend basing your choice on three things: standards of sanitation, level of technique, and quality of product. Check, check, check.

If we can leave you with just one last tip: don’t forget that your comfort is the MOST important thing! Dropping your drawers for a complete stranger can be incredibly intimidating. You want a waxer that can empathize with how you’re feeling. So go with your gut, and pick a spot that makes you feel GOOD. Stripping down takes courage, so you should walk out of your appointment feeling like a million bucks. As in, pay your bill, drop the mic and strut on out those doors babe.  Then take your cute, smooth self for a cocktail. Because you earned it!

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If you'd like to read more about waxing post care, you can read the blog Post Care 101 on the Foxy Box website. 

Bushbalms Newest Team Member

Bushbalms Newest Team Member

Happy Monday everyone!

My name is Lindsay and I am the newest Member of the Bushbalm team.  

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Have you ever had a bad experience shaving?

For those of you who answered no to this question you are lying! If you are not lying… then I am super jealous of your amazing skin and can we please trade?

Shaving, waxing…alright grooming in general can be a difficult process. If you are like me with very sensitive skin then you don’t mind shaving, it is the aftermath that is the worst part! I swear I have tried so many secret tips to help make shaving better, using conditioner, soap and sensitive skin shaving cream. But still to this day my armpits seem to hate me. For those unlucky ones like myself we have to deal with irritated, rashy looking skin and let me tell you it is not a look you want to be sporting. Especially in the summer when you want your armpits to be free and feel the breeze (or the non-existent breeze with these Ontario summers).

I am so excited to have joined a team that offers people a solution to their ingrown hair, rash and other irritation problems caused by shaving. Bushbalm has many exciting things coming up in the future with the rebranding of our bottles and the introduction of new products. In the next few months I hope to grow this blog into something that you all enjoy reading and address different topics around the beauty industry. 

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If you have any ideas for future blogs or if there is something you would like to hear about…you can always email me at lindsay@bushbalm.com or comment below.

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