Shobha

Hair Removal Guide

since everyone is unique we recommend always checking with your doctor prior to scheduling an appointment if you are taking skin-thinning medications, are pregnant (congrats!) or have other medical conditions. we also offer complimentary patch tests if you are interested in a trial run to see how your skin reacts before undergoing a full treatment. stop by one of our salon locations at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. no appointment necessary - no charge!

laser

what is it?

energy from the laser kills the hair at the root

best for:

face, body, bikini

pros:

great for permanent hair removal, smooth skin, reducing bumps & ingrown hairs

cons:

results may vary based on hair/skin type & fluctuations in hormone levels

natural:

no, this is high-tech procedure that uses top-of-the line equipment

price:

$

do it yourself? (diy)

no

threading

what is it?

like a mini-Iasso, thread is twisted & pulled along hairs, lifting them out of the skin from the root

best for:

brows, face. body (for stray hairs only)

pros:

great for sensitive skin; gives very precise shape for brows, can be used while taking accutane & using retin-a; can even remove short hairs so you don't have to wait as long between treatments; can remove even peach fuzz for a clean appearance

cons:

hard to do by yourself

natural:

yes

price:

$

do it yourself? (diy)

no

sugaring

what is it?

the natural alternative to waxing (contains only sugar, lemon juice, water & glycerin). sugaring gel still removes unwanted hair from its root like wax, but pulls less on the skin in the removal process making it less painful

best for:

face (except brows) & body (although many sugar & wax brows, at Shobha we only thread the brow)

pros:

removes hair from the root. can do large areas at once. great for sensitive skin, less painful than waxing, easy clean up If any residue is left (just use water)

cons:

hair needs to be at least 1/4" long

natural:

yes

price:

$$$

do it yourself? (diy)

yes! get your own Shobha® Sugaring Kit & watch the how-to video

waxing

what is it?

sticky wax (hot, warm or cold) is applied to the skin; when removed the hair that adheres to the wax is also pulled out from the root

best for:

brows, face & body (we only wax the body at Shobha)

pros:

removes hair from the root; can do large areas at once

cons:

some may have allergies to ingredients, cannot be used if taking accutane or retin-a (in area where topically applied); can remove top layers of skin with hair; hair needs to be at least 1/4" long

natural:

no

price:

$$

do it yourself? (diy)

yes

trimming

what is it?

Shobha Specialists use a buzzer to reduce the length of excess body hair for a more groomed, but not completely hairless appearance; final length varies, based on personal preference

best for:

bikini, back, chest.

pros:

pain-free; you can choose your ideal hair length; great if you like a little body hair, but want to keep it under control

cons:

you may leave wanting more

natural:

yes

price:

$

do it yourself? (diy)

yes