Waxing Toronto Prayosha https://www.prayoshathreadingbar.ca Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:23:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.4 Waying to Make Waxing Painless https://www.prayoshathreadingbar.ca/waying-to-make-waxing-painless/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:53:28 +0000 http://esimplified-wp.com/prayoshathreadingbar/?p=1079

Waxing is a great way to handle unwanted body hair and keep it away for three to six weeks. The reality of waxing though is that you are putting hot wax on your body and then ripping out your hairs by the root, which hurts just a bit. While it is painful, there are things that you can do to try and mitigate some of the "ouch" that goes along with waxing so that you can enjoy smooth results that lasts longer than shaving. Here are our top six tips to help you have a more comfortable waxing experience.

Let the Hair Grow In

It can be tempting to shave between waxing sessions, but all that will do is make it impossible to get your wax and possibly irritate your skin. Shaving close to your appointment can make waxing more painful. Just persevere. Once you wax a few times, the hair will grow in finer and will be less visible.

Use Cool Lotion

Before you head out to your wax, put your moisturizer in the fridge. When you get back home, immediately moisturize with the now cool lotion. You will end up with skin that feels soothed and hydrated.

Find a Distraction

If you have trouble with the pain of a wax, then the last thing you want to do is sit there and watch it happen, struggling with the anticipation. Take your mind off it. If you are at home doing your own wax, then put on the television or some music. If you are getting your wax professionally, then browse your phone, read a magazine, or talk to your aesthetician. Aestheticians know how to take your mind off your waxing so that you can leave faster, feeling better about the whole appointment.


Do not exfoliate on the day of your waxing! This can cause a lot of irritation that you do not want to experience. Instead, do gentle exfoliation the day before or two days before your waxing appointment. By exfoliating, you will remove excess dead skin and also help free any ingrown hairs. The wax will then not be sticking to the dead skin but instead will be doing its job and waxing your hairs, not missing any.


Most spas have lovely relaxing music pumping through the speakers, which will help calm you down. Whether you rely on this, deep breathing exercises, or some calming lavender essential oil, try your best to relax before your appointment. If you tense up when wax strips are pulled off, then the pain will be made worse. Just relax, breathe deep, and know that it will all be over soon.

Choose the Right Professional

Go to someone who knows what they are doing. A trained professional will know what steps to take to make your wax as pain-free as possible. If it hurts too much, then they may be performing it wrong. Go through reviews online and ask other people for referrals to find an aesthetician that you can trust.

If you are looking for waxing in Toronto, then look no further than Prayosha Threading and Wax Bar. Our professional and experienced aestheticians know what to do to make your waxing procedure as painless as possible and how to keep you comfortable throughout. Contact us today and book an appointment through our website.

How Lash and Brow Tinting Works https://www.prayoshathreadingbar.ca/how-lash-and-brow-tinting-works/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:25:29 +0000 http://esimplified-wp.com/prayoshathreadingbar/?p=1067

For those who have fair eyelashes and eyebrows, it can be frustrating to pencil in their brows and put on dark mascara every day. Makeup fades throughout the day, and by the end of the day, your bold brow that frame your face in the morning may be gone. Mascara can also be uncomfortable for some. A great solution to both of these problems for those who want strong brows and dark eyelashes is to get tinting done, to help accentuate these areas for 4-6 weeks.
The procedure is relatively safe when done in a salon, and if you have sensitivities, you can ask your technician to do a patch test to make sure that you would not have any reaction to the tint. After your treatment, you will have beautiful brows that frame your face, and dark eyelashes that accentuate your eyes.

So how does this procedure work?

For both brow and lash tint, the client can be sitting in a chair with their head tilted back, or laying down on a spa table. Then before the areas can be treated they both need to be cleaned with makeup remover, just to make sure that they are free from any excess makeup, as well as a cleansed. They need to be free from all makeup and oils for the dye to take correctly.

When getting your eyelashes tinted, you have to look up before pads are applied to your undereye. These pads will be where your lashes sit and will help protect your eyes from the dye as well as your skin.

To start the tinting process, the technician will have you continue to look up and paint the bottom lashes downward against the pad on your undereye. Once the bottom lashes have been painted, you will be asked to close your eyes and the top lashes will be painted downward as well, so that they touch against the pad as well.

Then you have to wait for the tint to take around 10 minutes.

After the wait is over, the pads will be removed from under the eyelashes and with your eyes still closed your technician will use a dampened cotton pad with warm water to remove the product.

When brows are done, they are tinted in a very similar fashion. If the brows need to be waxed, then they are waxed before tint is applied to the brows. Afterward, the tint is painted onto the eyebrows where the hairs naturally grow.

Processing time for eyebrows is much shorter than it is for eyelashes. They take only 3-5 minutes with the tint on them to be completely dyed. After they have finished processing the technician will wipe the tint off with a cotton ball saturated with warm water.

Both eyelash and eyebrow tints will then last 4-6 weeks, at which time they will need to be reapplied, and brows will need to be waxed again if they were waxed at the same time as a tint was put on.

At Prayosha Threading and Waxing we want to help you look your best. Come see us today, and we will get your eyelashes and eyebrows tinted so that they frame your face and accentuate your best features.

The Best Tips For Lash And Brow Tinting https://www.prayoshathreadingbar.ca/best-tips-lash-brow-tinting/ Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:09:04 +0000 http://esimplified-wp.com/prayoshathreadingbar/?p=1042

While many people will go to professional salons to have their eyelashes and eyebrows tinted, it is possible to complete the procedures using a DIY approach. Nowadays, there are various kits available online and over-the-counter that help with this procedure. Initially, tinting your own brows and lashes can be a daunting task, but with the correct instructions, it is quite simple to do. This article will provide some tips for lash and brow tinting.

What Is Lash And Brow Tinting?

Eyelash and eyebrow tinting is a procedure involving the careful dying of these areas. The dying is done using natural, safe tints to provide the brows and lashes with a more luscious and darker appearance. There are various tint colours available ranging from traditional blacks to more shocking neon greens. By working with professionals, it is possible to find a colour that will suit your skin and hair colouring.

What Are The Tips For Lash And Brow Tinting?

1. Use A Timer

When performing a lash and brow tint, it is essential that you keep track of the tint timings. This will determine how long the tint dye has been on and whether the DIY kit has been successful. While some kits will come with timers, others do not and you will need to use an external timer to keep an eye on the minutes. The number of minutes to leave the tint on will depend on the tint being used.

2. Follow The Instructions Carefully

Eyelashes and eyebrows can be transformed immediately and easily redefined, but it crucial that you follow the instructions on the kit carefully. One slight mistake and the results will be unsuccessful. For example, if too much solution is applied the tint may be dull or if the wrong application is made then the tint may not be applied at all. Always read the instructions or check video tutorials beforehand.

3. Leave The Tint On For Darker Effects

While all people take to tint kits differently, the majority of users will find that a few minutes is sufficient for a successful tint. If you are looking for a darker tint, however, it is best to leave the tint on your eyebrows or eyelashes for longer periods. It may also be possible to use different kits that specialize in darker tinting to receive the optimal effects.

If you are looking for a great place in Downtown Toronto to get your eyebrows and eyelashes tinted, come down to 616 Church Street or 2714 Yonge Street and visit Prayosha Threading & Wax Bar! We can professionally tint your eyebrows and eyelashes, and give you tips so you can maintain them at home. Give your appearance a unique pop by visiting Prayosha Threading & Wax Bar for all your tinting needs! Visit our website to check our other services and to book your appointment today.

Waxing or Threading Better for Your Brows? https://www.prayoshathreadingbar.ca/waxing-threading-better-brows/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:37:43 +0000 http://esimplified-wp.com/prayoshathreadingbar/?p=1022

For years, the debate of whether it is better to wax or thread your brows has gone on. Even though the two techniques are extremely different, the end result ends up being more or less the same. After all, hair removal is hair removal, either way, allows you to get the job done. The real concern is, are you able to shape your brows, and achieve the look that you are going for better with waxing or better with threading?

Read on to find out whether you should wax or thread your brows to achieve your goal look.

You Should Consider Threading Your Brows If…

You are Using Retinol-Based Products
If you’re using retinol-infused products, we recommend swapping them out a week prior to getting either treatment just to be safe. This is because retinoids can lead to a sensitivity. So, if you are using any acne or anti-aging products that exfoliate your skin can make your complexion to feel tender. When this happens you increase the risk of having skin removed with threading. Now, this does not mean that there are not any other risks, it is not uncommon to get a few cuts while threading.

You have Thicker Hair
For some reason, women who have thicker hair tend to avoid much of the pain that is often associated with threading. This is because when the base of the hair is small, it tends to hurt more when it gets pulled out. However, if you yank out hair that has a larger base, you don’t really seem to notice it as much.

You Want to Avoid Getting a Line of Demarcation
People react differently to different beauty treatments. For some people, waxing can leave behind a clear and obvious mark. But this is not as noticeable with threading because your technician will work on shaping and remove hair from one row of hair at a time.

You Should Consider Wax If…

If You Have Hairs that Tend to Grow in a Downward Direction
Sometimes people have hair that ends up growing in a downward direction. When this happens, waxing should be done and threading avoided in order to avoid risking that those hairs will accidentally get pulled out during threading. When these hairs are pulled during threading it results in a bald noticeable spot.

You Have a Low Tolerance for Pain
Waxing is usually a much faster and less painful option when it comes to having your eyebrows done. Although, it is not uncommon to experience a little bit of redness.

You Want to Grow Out Your Brows
Due to the way that threading cuts so close to the actual shape of your brows, the threading method should only be used if you are pleased with the shape and size that your brows already are. However, if you are looking to grow out the hair on your brows (maybe you are recovering from a tweezing mistake) go with the waxing option. This is because waxing allows the technician to leave behind the hairs you need, and slowly coax them into a fuller shape within a few months.

What are henna designs? https://www.prayoshathreadingbar.ca/what-are-henna-designs/ Tue, 09 May 2017 14:42:36 +0000 http://esimplified-wp.com/prayoshathreadingbar/?p=1000

What we call henna is actually the paste applied during a session of mehndi. Mehndi has been practiced for many thousands of years in Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and India. These regions have several things in common; one of which is the heat. Because they lived in such hot areas, the desert people first used henna as a cooling agent for their bodies. A paste of water and henna was used in which to soak palms and soles of the feet which gave a cooling sensation to their bodies, like an ancient air conditioner. When the henna was rinsed, it was noticed that patterns of stain were left on the skin’s surface, and henna became used in ornamental techniques. Egypt, too, used henna designs to decorate their bodies, and it’s even said that Cleopatra was a wearer of decorative henna. Mehndi was also popular because it could be used by rich and poor alike; the poverty-stricken could not necessarily afford jewellery with which to adorn themselves, but they could be equally decorated with henna stain.

Henna itself is a flowering plant and comes from the Arabic word “hinna”. This plant can grow to 15 feet tall and thrives in tropical climates. The flowers are very fragrant, and it grows better in dry soil. The hotter the temperatures in which the plant grows, the more dye it will contain. The dye made from this plant can stain skin, hair, fingernails, and some fabrics as well including leather, wool, and silk. It can range in colour from light red/orange to almost black, depending on both the quality of the dye and also the ability of the person’s skin to absorb it.  

The uses for henna are many, but traditionally mehndi was reserved for special occasions like weddings, birthdays and holidays. During Mehndi night, the bride, along with her family and friends get together for a night of games, music and dance and extensive henna patterns on hands and feet. Sometimes these patterns reach right up to the elbows and knees. Often the bride’s henna patterns are done by multiple people and it can take hours to complete. Most of the guests receive smaller and less intricate designs on the backs of their hands. It’s said that for as long as the henna stains were visible on the bridge, she was excluded from doing any form of housework. It was also thought that the darker the stain, the happier the marriage and the friendlier the mother in law would be.  

Today most brides have their henna completed before the arrival of Mehndi night so that they aren’t missing out on the fun and activities. This also usually means that the henna has stained dark by the time the wedding day rolls around.  

Henna has a variety of other uses as well, it’s a more temporary tattoo for those who want a sneak peek, and it is used in cosmetic treatments, has medicinal uses, and is used as a connection to ancient practices.

Alleviating the after effects of waxing https://www.prayoshathreadingbar.ca/alleviating-the-after-effects-of-waxing/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:44:58 +0000 http://esimplified-wp.com/prayoshathreadingbar/?p=971 #cmsms_row_603ff0c5ab321 .cmsms_row_outer_parent { padding-top: 0px; } #cmsms_row_603ff0c5ab321 .cmsms_row_outer_parent { padding-bottom: 50px; } #cmsms_row_603ff0c5ab6f7 .cmsms_row_outer_parent { padding-top: 0px; } #cmsms_row_603ff0c5ab6f7 .cmsms_row_outer_parent { padding-bottom: 50px; } #cmsms_row_603ff0c5ac406 .cmsms_row_outer_parent { padding-top: 0px; } #cmsms_row_603ff0c5ac406 .cmsms_row_outer_parent { padding-bottom: 50px; }

You may have had a picture in your mind of what your freshly waxed parts were going to look like, and most often the fantasy isn’t quite the same as the reality, at least not immediately following your appointment. Your waxed areas may be causing you some discomfort, and they may appear irritated, red or rashy. Although this is a far cry from the magazine worthy image you had in your head, it’s perfectly normal, and some people are prone to more issues post wax than others, particularly if you’re fair haired or a ginger. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to relieve pain, lessen irritation, and reduce redness and rash. Here are a few tips you might like to try.

  • Keep the area cool and clean. Try to avoid taking a hot shower for 2 or 3 days post waxing session. Keep water temperatures from warm to cool and pat, instead of rubbing your skin dry.
  • Bring loose fitting clothing to wear at least after your wax, if not before. Wearing clothes that make it easier for your skin to breathe allows it to help keep cool, and if the clothing is on the loose side, it’s less likely to rub against the waxed area. You can help avoid irritation on your waxed legs, for example, by wearing  skirt or dress if the weather permits
  • Avoid heavy exercise or a strenuous workout routine for at least a day after waxing.
  • Cool compresses can go a long way towards helping reduce both pain and inflammation. This could be a cloth cooled by water alone, or, if you find you need something colder, wrap a few ice cubes in a cloth and apply to the area that most needs it.
  • A 1 percent hydrocortisone cream can help reduce inflammation, ease itchiness, and lessen any redness. Rub gently to avoid causing more problems with friction.
  • Avoid swimming pools and hot tubs for a few days after waxing, as your pores will be vulnerable to both irritations from the heat of the hot tub, and picking up bacteria from the swimming pool.
  • The use of mild, natural antiseptics can be very good at reducing the appearance of those nasty red bumps. Dab tea tree oil to the waxed area using a cotton ball, and if you have sensitive skin, simply dilute the oil with cool water beforehand.
  • If you don’t like tea tree, give witch hazel a try. This is another effective and natural antiseptic that can be applied right after waxing. You could also try Neosporin, Manuka honey, or even a diaper cream with zinc.  
  • A great way to soothe skin besides with cool water would be to soak a cotton ball with aloe vera, chamomile or green tea. Dab the soaked cotton ball over the affected area.

Take comfort in the fact that, with regular sessions, your skin will become more used to the waxing process and your post waxing issues should subside.