Welcome To EsthiBar!

a hangout place for all your
Waxing
Threading
&
Dermaplaning
needs!

What's my motto?

keep brows weird!
keep lawns mowed!
keep faces smooth!

what's it like?

it's very KISS (keep it simply simple) here.
you come in, receive a service like you're having a ball with your BFF,
pay me, and we get to do it all over again the next month.
it's fun.
let's return to simpler times shall we?

greetings!

~ana huang~

my components:

*mower + tamer + smoother

*foodie + all things food

* passion for travel

*love the office + parks&rec

*pdx, or. native

*fav place = where it's always 80 deg

*dog owner of 2 (wolfie & livie)

*fav quote = "count memories, not calories"

Waxing

 

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 some contraindications 
(red flags for waxing)

restricting service:

infectious/contagious diseases/skin conditions
heat rash
hives, open sores
inflammation
allergies to wax
lumps/bumps
swelling, irritated skin
sunburn/rash
some scar tissues
recent fractures
hypersensitive skin
bruises/abrasions/lesions
acne medicine: 
topically/orally (retin a, accutane, differin, retinol)
aha/bha/glycolic peels or topical creams
laser treatments/botox/chemcial peels/microderms

requiring medical permission:

certain moles/skin tags
hormonal implants
varicose veins
nerve damage/conditions
cardiovascular conditions
recent surgical operations
diabetes
blood thinning medication
hypertension/hypotension
thrombosis
phlebitis
certain antibiotics
severe rosacea
vitamin a products
condition being treated by physician

***no category needed. just pick a body part. i base parts anatomically. ez peezy.***

[private parts]
v / p

itsy bitsy (bikini)
25/35
+crack
35/45

coin slot (crack)
15/25

a trip to brazil (brazilian)
65/75
welcome back (maintenance)
*w/in 4wk only
60/70

the other cheeks (glutes)
25/35

[body parts]

ears ~ 10

deltoids ~ 15

monkey arms ~ 50
up top ~ 30
down low ~ 25

never sees sun (underarms) ~ 15

nippies ~ 10

wool sweater (chest) ~ 20

inner thigh ~ 15

happy trail ~ 10

[body parts 2]

fur coat (back) ~ 50
half ~ 30

one pack (abdomen) ~ 20

phalanges (fingers+toes) ~ 10

feet ~ 10

paws ~ 10

long winter (legs) ~ 75
up top ~ 45
down low ~ 35

full body ~ 100/h

Threading

 

what is threading?

it's similar to tweezing but, a thread is used.
hair is still removed by the root completely, with a twisting motion of the thread.

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 depending on the individual.

if the hair is stubborn & thick, or if the skin is not in good condition,
it can also pinpoint bleed a bit, but it subsides fast.
we are pulling the hair out, so our body will protest.

i only offer threading for facial areas. threading is not done on the body.

[face parts]

wow brow ~ 20

the bridge across (uni-brow) ~ 5

pucker up (lip) ~ 10

not by the hair of my chinny (chin) ~ 10

pinch my (cheeks) ~ 15

smack on the (forehead) ~ 10

let's burn those sides ~ 10

full face (all the above) ~ 55

neck to neck ~ 15

Dermaplaning

 

what is dermaplaning?

dermaplaning is a form of physical exfoliation for the face.
it is performed by using a sterile surgical blade, to gently scrape off the dead skin cells.
it only touches the outermost layer. it does not penetrate the deeper layers.

it may sound scary, but i will not be cutting your skin, or going into the dermal layers at all.
this method is actually very gentle. you will barely feel anything and it's also very relaxing.

here is a more sciencey description.

"Dermaplaning is the controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile, surgical blade,
held at a 45 degree angle for the removal of keratinized cells on the outer stratum corneum and fine vellous hair. "

*** important! who it's NOT for (contraindications): ***

  • botox or Fillers - Wait 1 week (Dermaplaning can be done prior to receiving Botox &/or fillers)
  • retin-A, differin gel, other prescribed acne topical agents- Wait 7 days (first treatment this is very important. subsequent treatments may adjust to fewer days)
  • chemical peel or laser treatment - Wait 14 days depending upon strength of peel or laser
  • clients prone to PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation) - Pre-treat for at least 2 weeks prior to dermaplaning with melanin suppressant serum
  • diabetes - Must be under control by diet or medication
  • cancer - Not while undergoing treatment
  • accutane or Isotretinoin - After 12 months of non-use and with doctors approval
  • prescription blood thinners or history of bleeding problems/delayed coagulation following injury
  • higher dosages or frequency of use of Aspirin (may cause bleeding problems)
  • acne - Grade 3 or above, active rosacea flare ups
  • pustular acne lesion that is red and irritated
  • cystic acne lesion - Avoid area
  • cold Sores - Reschedule
  • moles & Skin Tags & lumps/bumps- Avoid area
  • sunburn or windburned skin
  • clients who are experiencing high anxiety
  • clients undergoing any surgery/procedure must be approved by the physician

dermaplane ~ 80
you may schedule a consult prior if you have questions, or are uncertain.

benefits?

  • minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentation
  • leaves skin smooth, supple, and vibrant
  • increases penetration of active ingredients in
  • treatment room and home care products
  • improved makeup application
  • reveals fresher and newer skin beneath
  • promotes cell turnover
  • bonus: removes peach fuzz

what's in it?

  • double cleanse
  • dermaplane
  • organic enzyme peel
  • alginate healing mask
  • LED & cold rolling
  • toner
  • serum
  • eye creme
  • moisturiser
  • spf

The 411

 

***below are some burning questions***

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... there's no magic.

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.

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.

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?
why would your children want to be here anyway? they have better things to do. your friend may provide emotional support in the waiting area while you are being "tortured", as some have described.

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. (except for dermaplaning)
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.

sometimes, the follicles will bleed as well. those who have thicker, coarser hair, or just prone to bleeding. however, it subsides quickly. it is just the nature of the procedure. we are yanking out hair so your body will be angry at you.

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.

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 cycle contains 3 phases. this varies between individuals. 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.

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 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. 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.

what wax or thread do i use?
i use both soft and hard wax, aka strip and stripless wax. i use hard wax on more sensitive areas. soft wax for majority of the body. my wax is mostly plant based and eco-friendly. 

i use typical sewing thread. it's a combination of cotton and polyester.

I'm Here

 

open mostly by appointments,
tues - fri. 
text/stop by for spontaneous ones!

[small parking lot
adjacent to building]

email or text 
is the best way to contact me, 
since i am not always able to answer a call.

dial/text:
503.998.5828

snail mail:
8532 n ivanhoe st. #207
pdx, or 97203


cheetah mail:
ana@esthibar.com

IG/FB:
@esthibarpdx

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