Founder & Managing Director
BIO: Lexi Miles, a Toronto-based management consultant is the founder of Waxon™ Waxbar, Canada’s premiere Waxbar concept. Waxon opened its flagship location in Toronto at 1242 Yonge Street (at Walker Avenue) in April 2012 and this November will open its second Toronto location, including its MiniBar concept, in the Richmond-Adelaide Centre. Customers can expect more locations from Waxon in 2014! Waxon has become known for introducing many waxing firsts to the Canadian market, including products like Princereigns, BareEase, Numb Nuts and Lycon; and was rated number one waxing salon in Toronto by BLOGTO in 2012.
Q: What is the best way to prepare your skin for any sort of facial waxing?
A: Follow the three golden rules.
#1 Exfoliating your skin the day before waxing is ideal as it will remove the oldest dead skin cells and refresh your skin to help prepare the hair to be removed easier.
#2 Always keep your skin hydrated. This improves waxing results because dry skin can be more susceptible to irritation.
#3 If you’ve had a chemical peel wait a few weeks before waxing.
Q: what are your personal “rules” of DIY brow shaping? (i.e. – how to avoid the dreaded over-tweezing or uneven brow)
A: Personally, I live by the rule – “leave your brows to the professionals”. Relying on the pro’s avoids the risk of over-tweezing and damaging your brows for good! For anyone that has had a brow mishap they know what I mean… you can affect the hair growth and worst case scenario you may never be able to grow the hair back! AHH!
If you are looking to SAVE on your brows I recommend first going for a brow shaping consult. Get your ultimate brow shape from the professional and then maintain it on your own by remembering these key tips:
• Where should your brows start? Hold a thin makeup brush outside of your nose, where it touches above your eye is whereyour brow line should start.
• Where should your brows stop? Hold a thin makeup brush from the bottom corner of your nose to the outer corner of your eye this is where your brows should end.
• Fill in your brows before waxing so you know your lines and don’t accidently remove some of your re-growth areas.
• Do NOT over tweeze!
Q: what is the safest way to bring down any redness or irritation around the eye area caused by waxing?
A: It’s very important to go to a place that uses a low temperature wax or hard wax for the face, especially if you’re looking for a wax on-the-go as these waxes will leave your skin far less irritated. I recommend Lycon’s Lycojet wax for face. Lycojet is a gorgeous purple hard, stripless wax, where oil is applied to the skin first to act as a barrier between the skin and the wax, this creates a much more calm and less irritated experience.
It’s important to ensure your aesthetician cleanses the skin before they wax and wears gloves to avoid irritation.
It also helps to go somewhere, like WAXON where we apply products to calm and soothe the skin as well as a mineral make-up post wax to reduce redness and keep you looking fabulous while you go about the rest of your day!
Q: What are some of the top trends in brow shaping right now? i.e. thick vs thin, etc.
A: Bold Brows are back and better than ever! The runways for spring / summer fashion are all about sporting the “unkept” bold brow look. Think Lily Collins, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Vergara.
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