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Want dark & bold lashes and brows without mascara or extensions?

Tired of penciling in your brows every day? Are your lashes invisible without two coats of mascara? Have you ever thought about having your lashes or brows tinted? At Posh, we offer both lash and brow tinting using a natural, vegetable-based product that offers an array of colors (even purple!) and depth of shades.

It’s perfect for blondes and redheads with invisible lashes, or anyone who wants their lashes and brows to really POP! It’s also great for covering up those pesky grey brows that show up over time. In addition to tinting, the sunflower oil in the product provides a nourishing treatment for the hair.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Eyelash Tinting:

For lashes we start by applying petroleum jelly to your under-eye area to protect the skin from staining by the tint because we don’t want you to leave looking like Alice Cooper! Using a tiny brush, we apply the tint to the lower lashes before applying to the upper lashes. Most clients choose black or dark brown for lashes. Tinting takes approximately 10-15 minutes, at which point we remove the tint with wet gauze. Some clients like to rinse their eyes with water from the sink too. Any tint that is on the skin is easily removed with a Q-tip and some tint remover. Voila! You have beautiful dark lashes without any makeup!

Brow Tinting:

Brows take a little less time and are a great addition to your regular brow waxing! Color choices include auburn, two shades of brown, as well as blue or purple. Brows can take anywhere from one minute (for our super light blonde clients) to five minutes (to cover grey hair, which tends to be stubborn). We’ll show you the results and if you’re happy, great! If you want to go darker, we can apply the tint again for another minute or two until we achieve the depth of color you desire. Clean up for brows is quick and simple. Tinting also makes the brows appear thicker, a trend we can all get behind!

So come on in and let us make your lashes and brows beautiful, lush and full! I promise you’ll love it!

Stay hydrated during this heat, y’all! And don’t forget your sunscreen!;)

XOXO,

Bonnie

#bonnieknowsbest

 

 

 

*feature image photo credit: alabamalaserandwellness.com

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Get the Smoothest Experience: Tips for before and after waxing!

It’s officially Beach Season and that means it’s also officially Unwanted Hair Removal Season! If you don’t feel like shaving on vacation and want to stay smoother longer, waxing is the way to go. This time of year, our biggest waxing services are typically the underarm, leg, and bikini areas (including Brazilian waxing).

Tips to get the most out of your waxing experience:

1. Hair needs to be at least 1/4” long, but shouldn’t be longer than 1/2”. We want it long enough for the wax to grab for removal at the root, but if it’s too long the hair will feel like it’s being pulled before it’s being removed. So if you typically shave, give us at least 2 weeks of hair growth prior to your waxing appointment for best results. Likewise if hair is longer than 1/2”, pre-appointment trimming is always appreciated, but we are happy to help you out in the harder to reach areas.

2. Limit caffeine consumption prior to your appointment if possible. Some people find they are more sensitive when they’re had a lot of coffee or tea.

3. Pop a couple of ibuprofen (or similar) if you can about 1-2 hours prior to your appointment. Some people find it helps with discomfort, but it will also help with any post-waxing inflammation.

4. For legs, you can choose a half leg wax, which removes hair from your feet to just above your knee, or opt for the full leg wax

5. A bikini wax is typically the removal of any hair that would be visible outside of your bathing suit, so we remove hair from the upper thigh and lower part of your abdomen. A tummy wax can be included as well!

6. A half brazilian wax removes more than a bikini wax, but not quite the whole kit & caboodle like the full brazilian wax. Not sure what you want? Feel free to ask us and we’ll help you decide what’s best for you!

Post-Waxing Care Tips

1. Stay out of the pool/hot tub for 24 hours post-waxing. Waxing opens up the hair follicles and chlorine can irritate them, leading to sensitivity or red bumps. Likewise, refrain from sexual activity to ensure that unwanted bacteria do not find their way inside the opened follicles.

2. Begin exfoliating about 24-48 hours (depending on your sensitivity) after waxing to remove the unwanted buildup of skin, which will greatly lessen your risk of ingrown hairs.

3. If you do get ingrown hairs, we recommend Tend Skin for treatment. We have small bottles too, which are perfect for traveling!

4. Be extra diligent with your sunscreen (we recommend Sun Bum– it’s the best!) over your waxed areas as they will be more sensitive and more prone to getting sunburned.

5. For best results, come back in and see us every 4-6 weeks for maintenance

Hard Wax or Soft Wax?

This can be a personal preference for both you the client and the esthetician performing your service. If you like hard wax, you’ll want to see Bonnie; if you prefer soft wax, you can see Bonnie or Francesca.

Some people find hard wax to be more comfortable since it does not stick to (and consequently remove) the top layer of skin, but it’s totally a personal choice for you!

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy and sunburn free summer! Come visit us before your next vacation and leave the razor at home!

XOXO,

Bonnie

#bonnieknowsbest

 

*Feature image credit: daisedandconfusedfiles.wordpress.com.

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Join the “Welcome Back” Party for Christa!

We have exciting news! As many of you know, one of our stylists, Christa Speight, was in an accident resulting in the loss of one of her legs. She has undergone extensive recovery using prosthesis as well as physical therapy, and is ready to resume her hair career!

That’s right, Christa is back in action at Posh as of THIS TUESDAY, June 16th!! We are unbelievably proud of her courage and bravery during recovery and her positive spirit as she re-enters her career.

She wants all her clients to know two things: One, she’s back, and would love to start serving you again! And two, she is so thankful for your support during this time and would love for you to stop by at any time to visit her.

The best way to and see Christa is stopping by our all-day “Welcome Back” celebration this FRIDAY, JUNE 19th during our normal business hours from 9am-7pm. There will be refreshments as well as finger foods and the attire is casual. Come help us celebrate Christa’s return, and if you are one of her clients, feel free to book with her via online booking or 919-683-2109.

 

Much love from Posh, and see you soon!

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We Won Best Hair Salon in Durham and #2 Esthetician in the Triangle!!

We are beyond excited! Indy Week has finally announced the 2015 winners of the “Best of the Triangle” vote-off!

Posh has officially won BEST HAIR SALON IN DURHAM for the 6th year in a row! Our very own Bonnie King was also voted the #2 Esthetician in the entire TRIANGLE!

We are thrilled, humbled, and honored to have the respect and loyalty of our community and we can’t wait to prove our thanks! Indy stopped by last week to drop off our plaque and it will be proudly hung on our award wall as a daily reminder for us to keep up the good work!

We will always maintain that Bull City is the best place to work in the world, and we can’t wait to earn its vote for next year! To check out all the winners, head to the results page on Indy Week’s website here.

Stay posh everyone! Woo hoo!

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