remember the good old fashioned hair salons, many moons ago? when women would regularly get their perms, men would frequent their barbers?
they come in to tell, or listen to stories. they would have a great time chattin' it up. it was the best of times, it was the genuine times.
(if i could choose an era to be born, 1950's is my #1 choice. everything was just so neat!)
fast forward to this day age, granted times have changed, but the philosophy hasn't. we've all learned the golden rule when we were ankle-biters. that is the mantra here.
no bullies allowed, only best friends here.
despite technological advancement, i believe we have the ability to connect authentically, to be kind, and to be just jolly good folks.
remember people used to communicate face to face, as mother nature intended us to, by gifting us our wonderful braniums? let's just talk, and hang out!
this is not your typical, (nowadays) mainstream salon. let's return to simpler, happy times, shall we?
if you believe in the aforementioned, gather 'round!
i want to bring back the good "old fashioned" salon. where anyone, (who needs their hair removed) may come in, without feeling embarrassed, or self-conscious. where anyone would come in simply because they needed something done.
the truth is, we all have hair: whether you're 12, 30, or 80, men, women, transgender, girl, boy, cat (unless it's one of those hairless cats...) or dog. there was no shame in going to the barbers for a wig chop, or going to a salon for a perm back in the day. it should not be the case now, either.
anyone should be able to feel like they are made in the shade!
honestly, i've seen it all so nothing surprises me, or repulse me. this is what i do for a living, so please, please, do not apologize for being "too hairy", or "too yucky". although, if i see something that is intriguing, i will inquire...
note: i am a fan of the ol' school ways, however, i do possess some "youngster" traits. for instance, you will find some comedic banter throughout the website, cause that's who i am, that is me. if you don't bust a gut from it, it's all fine and dandy.
so come on in!
i'm just looking for friends to let me rip out hair, while having a blast, of course.
i promise i won't be a wet rag!
what i do
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lets say NO to generic brows and
keep brows "weird"!
what sets me apart you say?
around these parts (pun intended), i advocate for "you" brows, rather than "magazine" brows. not everyone is born with these brows. (honestly, i don't fancy it.)
what we naturally have is what mother nature provided. and she knows best. this "perfect" brow is not meant to be a template for everyone.
we don't have the same face shape, eye shape, head shape, body shape, arch shape, etc, etc. i mean, our very own 2 brows are not even symmetrical! (think sisters, not twins.)
hence, this "magazine" brow cannot be a one size fits all. which is why i only thread "you" brows.
surely, you don't want to be like everyone else right? where's the fun in that?
wow brow ~ 15
the bridge across (uni-brow) ~ 5
pucker up (lip) ~ 10
not by the hair of my chinny (chin) ~ 10
pinch my (cheeks) ~ 10
smack on the (forehead) ~ 10
let's burn those sides ~ 10
full face (all the above) ~ 50
itsy bitsy (bikini)
further in (thong)
coin slot (crack)
a trip to brazil (brazilian)
welcome back (maintenance)
*w/in 4wk only
the other cheeks (glutes)
ears ~ 10
monkey arms ~ 45
up top ~ 25
down low ~ 20
deltoids ~ 10
never sees sun
(underarms) ~ 15
fur coat (back) ~ 40
half ~ 25
inner thigh ~ 15
full body ~ 100/h
long winter (legs) ~ 75
up top ~ 45
down low ~ 35
feet ~ 15
paws ~ 15
nippies ~ 10
happy trail ~ 10
one pack (abdomen) ~ 20
(fingers+toes) ~ 10
wool sweater (chest) ~ 20
how come there's still hair after the initial wax?
the initial wax sets the foundation for long term waxing. the goal of waxing is to weaken the follicles overtime so that eventually, it will stop producing hair. this takes time...
unfortunately, nothing in life is perfect. there is no magic pill or genies out there. hence, there is also no miracle wax that will leave you a hairless cat for all eternity!
instead we strive for an "ideal" wax, which depends on several variables. have you shaved prior? how long ago? how well did you hair take the wax? is your skin in good condition to be waxed? is it irritated, dry, ashy, flaky? what is your hair type?
we want to get it as much hair as possible, but you also have to understand that hair grows on skin. when we wax the hair, we are also dealing with skin. and the skin is our protective barrier, which should not be compromised. this is why it's important to make sure the skin is at optimal condition to be waxed.
can i go exercise or take a nooner afterwards?
who am i to say no? although, i will say it's not recommended. the area will be inflamed, red, irritated. the pores are more susceptible to germs
it's best to wait 48hrs to do anything that is going to be sweaty and rubbing in that area.it's not going to feel great. but whatever floats your freshly polished boat.
does it hurt?
yes, yes, yes.
lots of things in life hurt, good news is, it is a quick process so it will hurt, but only for a split second.
it's honestly not that bad, even if you are on your menstrual cycle, (though it can be more sensitive for others). there's really no way around that because it happens every darn month.
what if i feel uncomfortable during the service?
i am not going to force anyone to go through a service they are not comfortable with so, we will just end it where your comfort level is.
but, you will have to get naked and...once the wax is on, there's no turning back!
what to expect at the appt?
first you will fill out an intake form. then a consultation will be done.
next, you will be asked to undress.
during the service you will be asked to help hold the skin taught. don't worry, it will go by much more smoothly and efficiently with your help.
after the service is complete, you will get dressed, i will go over aftercare and then we prebook your next appt. hooray!
what if i am baking buns in the oven?
pregnant women's got hair too. actually a lot more hair. just to warn you though, everything is heightened when you are pregnant so be prepared to be more sensitive, mama bear.
if you are baking for >5mos, & are a virgin waxer,
or haven't been waxed in >6mos,
i highly recommend a patch test prior to scheduling an appt, and also check w/ your dr.
can i come in after my tanning appt, or workout, or on my period?
tanning appointment, definitely no. the skin has just been exposed to UV light and will not be suitable for waxing. you need to wait min. 48hrs, sometimes longer depending on your skin condition.
workout, yes, though it's not ideal because the skin will be sweaty. i would try to shower prior to coming in, at least a rinse to get the sweat off.
menstrual cycle, yes. however, you will be more sensitive.
what is threading?
it's similar to tweezing but, a thread is used. hair is still removed by the root completely.
threading is suitable for all types of skin and ages. it leaves little to no redness behind and is a very natural method.
maintenance is every 4wks, but can be done as early as 2wks because the hair only needs to be above the skin surface.
i only offer threading for facial areas. threading is not done on the body.
does the hair grow back coarser, or faster, or thicker?
did it ever grow back more coarse or faster when you over-tweezed those brows way back when? (though some of us wish that)
hair grows in 3 different phases (anagen, telegen, catagen) and all together they last 4wks long.
again, this is dependent on the individual. that is why it takes at least 3 visits (sometimes more) for all the hairs to be in sync, and why it's important to return every 4wks.
no, it grows back finer and there will be less. it may seem like it grows faster because you are not used to seeing it baby smooth.
and due to the hairs reaching different phases.
also, if this theory was true, i'd think we overcome baldness.
what if i can't go all the way?
sometimes in life, you just can't get it right the first time. i'd like to start off people with the bikini and move their way up. that way, clients won't end up with half a bush.
if it's totally unbearable, we will reschedule.
can i bring a friend or munchkins?
friends are great when it comes to activities like this. however, unless that friend is your parent and you are under 18, then no.
they won't be able to help you anyway. they are more than welcome to hang out in the waiting area. no partners allowed either.
as for your children, if your baby is content in a carrier, that is fine by me. any child older than that would need to be in the waiting area. they have better things to do anyway.
what if i am "excited"?
this is a very common question for a trip to brazil (genital hair removal) my answer to that is...
'what would dory do?'
just keep waxing!!
it's a natural body function, so let's all be adults here and keep it professional please. i'm not going to take it personally, and neither should you, really.
i suggest you think of something that disgusts you. furthermore, if you're looking for a reaction from me, hit the road!
when is it too long or short?
if it's been >3mos, or you can braid the hair, tie it up in a ponytail, flat iron it, turn it into a perm,etc. that should give you an answer.
ideally, you want to come every 4wks. that is how long a complete hair growth cycle lasts.
the hair should be 1" long. if you absolutely cannot wait, then 1/2". unless you want a half-ass wax job, longer is better = cleaner removal. patience, young grasshopper!
i do not trim, clip, cut, shave, or groom. no exceptions.
many people have the misconception that waxing is just taking the hair out. however, contrary to popular belief, it's quite clinical. as with clinical procedures, there are risks and precautions.
as such, it may not be suitable for everyone. waxing involves dealing with skin, the largest organ in the human body. because it is our first line of defense, we need to make sure it's well protected.
please always consult with your physician if you are uncertain.
below are somecontraindications
(red flags for waxing)
infectious/contagious diseases/skin conditions
hives, open sores
allergies to wax
swelling, irritated skin
some scar tissues
acne medicine- topically/orally (Retin a, accutane, differin, retinol)
laser treatments/botox/chemcial peels/microderms
requiring medical permission:
certain moles/skin tags
recent surgical operations
blood thinning medication
vitamin a products
condition being treated by physician
- minors (<18y) must be accompanied by the parent & have form signed by the parent.
- maintenance is a strict 4wk window to keep it fair.
- cancellations & rescheduling <12h will result in $20 charge
- if you are >5min late, the appt may need to be rescheduled.
please email or leave msg letting me know. otherwise, it will result in a cancellation fee.
- new clients, please arrive 5min early to fill out the intake form.
- for the safety of clients and the best results, it is required for all clients to fill out an intake form and sign a waiver.
a patch test is always available and highly recommended for those who are new to waxing or uncertain.
***also, this is a professional setting, any inappropriate behavior is prohibited.***
how to find me
email or text
is the best way to contact me,
since i am not always able to answer a call.
8532 n ivanhoe st. ste 207
pdx, or 97203
open mostly by appointments,
tues - sat.
dial/text me up if you want same day.