Other interesting facts? Lauralei gives you a peek into her personal life so you can get to know our waxing queen a little bit beyond just waxing!Read Now
Wicked sweet tooth, love classic muscle cars, self-proclaimed crazy dog lady, love binging Netflix, and adore classic movies. My favorite holiday is Halloween. I love all things Addams Family. Taking baths is my favorite relaxing past time, and my boyfriend tries to help me build my bath bomb collection. I say try because as it turns out, you can’t really have a big collection when you can’t stop using them. My boyfriend and I are Portland foodies and love trying new places to eat. I am beyond excited to bring my love for waxing to Red Lotus, looking forward to getting certified in lashes, and in the near future; getting licensed in permanent cosmetics. Looking forward to meeting you and taking care of all your waxing needs!
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Is there more to waxing then, well, just hair removal? Red Lotus shows you that there is more than just what's on the surface of beauty!Read Now
There are two main categories that wax falls under: hard wax, and soft wax. If you’re not familiar with the two types, please allow me to explain. Hard wax is applied to the skin and it hardens so it becomes its own “strip.” I remove that piece of wax off the skin, and the beauty of that, is it’s less aggressive on the skin. Why? Because the makeup of hard wax surrounds the hair, dries, and when being removed from the skin; pulls out the hair.
That brings me to the next category. Soft wax; most people are familiar with this one. It’s the really sticky wax that has to be removed with a strip. Many folks fear this wax because they’ve either had a bad experience with it, had a practitioner using it incorrectly or with very little experience, have heard horror stories from people in real life, or as the punch line of movies and sitcoms. Who can forget the infamous 40 Year Old Virgin scene with Steve Carrell, or the yelling from Sandra Bullock in Miss Congenialty when Gracie Heart gets her first bikini wax.
Sounds intimidating for sure. Some people think using a hard wax for large areas of the body would be the best. I disagree. It would take three times longer for lackluster results. This is where soft wax aka strip wax, reigns supreme. Soft wax lets me cover large areas of the body quickly with maximum results. It’s better suited for legs, arms, backs, chests, and abs. That skin is also much denser than the bikini area, underarms, or the eyebrows. It takes more to get those follicles out. I’ve also used soft wax for eyebrows, underarms, and many other areas, and have had countless clients tell me it didn’t feel any worse than the hard wax. It depends on who’s waxing you, the technique, and the quality of the product that’s being used. You can trust that I know my waxes. I know which is best suited for which area and skin/hair type.
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With brow waxing being so popular, how do you feel about doing them so often? Lauralei explains the things she has come to see while waxing brows!Read Now
Brow design is one of my favorite services to do. Brows are so important but seemingly so small. The effect a well designed, groomed brow can have is incredible. It’s like an instant face lift. So many people chase what the industry has deemed “the perfect brow.” It’s a beautiful brow certainly, but it doesn’t fit every face. What the industry as a whole struggles with, and has always overlooked, is that every person is beautiful. It is the uniqueness of you that is intrinsically beautiful. My role as a service provider is to bring out what makes you feel beautiful about yourself.
An example; petite features will get lost under a heavy brow. There is also bone structure that plays a major part. A rounder orbital bone structure isn’t going to be able to support a more boxy shape. For some faces, the square start of the brow is too harsh and is better suited for a bit of softening. Do you want a sharp arch for that glamorous dramatic effect? Or do you prefer a softer, rounder arch? Do you like to spend time doing your brows with makeup and brow products? Are you pretty minimal and just like the basic cleanup? There is no right answer, it’s about what fits best for you. The goal is to create the perfect brow for your face. To see what your unique features are and how to enhance them.
If you’ve already got a great shape and just need a cleanup, I will make sure that your brows are refreshed and well groomed. Brows seem so small but the impact they have is great. Let’s make yours the best.
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What is the main question you get asked about waxing? At Red Lotus, we like to give you the answers you've been looking for!Read Now
Pain is always a top question I get when someone is inquiring about getting waxed. And it’s a valid question. We all like to know what to expect so we can decide if it’s right for us individually or not. Unfortunately, it’s not a cut and dry yes or no. Over my many years of waxing, and waxing every area of a person’s body, I’ve heard from many different clients and their experiences. I’ve had clients tell me a Brazilian bikini wax is a cake walk compared to getting their underarms done. I’ve had others say they’d rather get every area waxed but their bikini area. Many people are surprised that the pain isn’t actually what they thought. It really is a gamble. Some people genetically have very deep rooted hair with thicker than average follicles, so it’s a factor. Some people are very lucky and have thin follicles or hair that is just very cooperative and practically falls out. There are ways to minimize discomfort. The right wax for the right area, pressure, a steady hand, and the confidence of your provider. I know waxing for the first time can be intimidating. That’s why I’m happy to answer questions and guide you through your experience.
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Why did you choose to become a waxer? Lauralei Bennett, our waxing queen, tells you her story on why she chose to wax!Read Now
"I love waxing!!! Seriously. I’ve been getting waxed since I was a young adult. I loved it so much I went to beauty school to learn how to do it myself. Fast forward to graduating beauty school and getting licensed, and now I’ve waxed every area, all shapes, all sizes and it’s one of my passions. Shaving is so time consuming and we have much better ways to spend our time than being stuck in the shower with shaving cream and a razor trying to get every nook and cranny we want hairless. And that’s really only a couple days before you have to do it all over again. That’s where waxing comes in. Waxing removes the hair completely from the follicle and all the way down to the root. It takes the body time to regrow that hair. And it comes back finer and softer. After awhile of repeatedly waxing the same area, you’ll notice hair becomes sparser. Some will stop growing completely. It breaks the ball and chain of a razor and shaving. And it exfoliates the area at the same time, so pesky dead skin cells are also lifted from the skin and you feel smooth and soft, not just for days, but for weeks."
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If I frequently wear a lot of makeup should I get lash extensions? Red Lotus has the answer for you.Read Now
You will see that many makeup artists don't get lash extensions, and the reason is, since you cant coat them in mascara, or remove them, if you end up getting any powder on them or any other makeup you can't really get it out without cleansing them, thus removing the makeup you've already done. Also, you can't get anything oil based in them, they will fall out.
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Volume mascara takes the lashes you already have and lengthens them, while volume extensions add lashes to your eye, making them more full, lengthened, curled , and natural than mascara could ever do. They also last longer, as you don't need to wash them out! Check out more of our website for other cool info!
Is it a good idea to get volume lashes when your natural lashes are already long and full? Red Lotus tells you their opinion!Read Now
If you feel like you want to get lashes, then get them! Even if you have already have thick lashed and just want them to be bigger, then go ahead! The only thing we're here to do is help you fulfill your wishes!
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