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Founded in 2017, Prickly Peach has grown to be the number one Hair Removal Salon in Pleasant Hill, committed to giving you the least painful experience possible. From waxing, microblading, to facials, I've got you taken care of! My mission is to create a fabulous and empowering experience for all, while delivering a high quality service
LOCATED IN GLAM HOUSE
100 LONGBROOK WAY #10
PLEASANT HILL CA94523
By Appointments Only
Tuesday-10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday-10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday-10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday-10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday-10:00am - 2:00pm
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What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of a cosmetic semi-permanent makeup performed using, a manual (not a machine) disposable handheld tool, composed with very fine needles resembling the shape of a blade (we call it a microblade), to hand draw each individual hair and simultaneously implant the pigment into the skin.
How is Microblading Done?
Each new hair stroke that is drawn by a licensed artist (me!) is meant to simulate the clients natural eyebrows hair and seamlessly blend it with the clients existing brows to add color and fullness resulting in a very natural look. The microblading process ensures that we design a customized shape, look, and feel that complements your face and your personality.
Who is Microblading for?
Microblading is an ideal solution for clients who have patchy, thin, or uneven eyebrows and are looking for the most natural looking results. However, not everyone is a candidate for microblading and there are different elements to consider such as skin condition and health. Microblading is most suitable for clients with normal skin and small pores. Oil in the skin can cause the Microblading hair-stroke to expand and blur so the less oily the client skin is, the better the result would be. I have very strict guidelines that I follow to decide who is a good candidate for microblading and who should avoid microblading! Contact me to book a consultation to ease any concerns.
How many sessions will I need?
A new set of Microbladed eyebrows takes two appointments to complete. The technique and art of microblading is very delicate and for this reason it needs two visits to ensure that all the strokes are evenly saturated with pigment. The second appointment is called a complementary touchup and takes place 6 to 8 weeks after the initial appointment after the pigments settled into the skin. In this complementary touchup, the artist makes any needed adjustments and ensures each hair-stroke has even color.
How do I maintain my new Microbladed eyebrows?
We recommend yearly touchup, after the initial complementary touchup, to maintain the crispness and freshness of the color. Natural fading occurs from external factors such as exposure to the sun as well as internal factors such as the gradual break down of pigments as your body metabolizes it out of your system. Everyone can experience the fading process differently and it really comes down to skin type and lifestyle
6 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL WAXING SERVICE:
Waxing is the most effective way to keep any unwanted body hair in check—it’s fast and long-lasting, leaving you with soft and smooth skin, wherever it may be. It’s not always painless, however, even if you are a seasoned hair-removal veteran. To keep pain away and make sure you get the best result, there are few easy things you can do to get ready before your waxing appointment.
1. GROW IT OUT
You’ve got to give the wax something to grab on to, and that means letting your hair grow to about a quarter of an inch before it’s ready to be waxed. Too short, and the wax will be sticking to your skin instead of your hair, and you won’t get the perfect result you’re after.
Everyone’s hair grows at different lengths, so there’s no magic time to wait for, but for most clients, three weeks after last shaving is a good guideline.
2. DON’T WAIT TOO LONG
Let your hair grow too much between removal sessions and you’ll be back at square one. Longer hair can be slower to remove, and therefore more painful—and we’re all for making your waxing session as painless as possible!
Fully growing out the hair can also mean you get out of sync with its growing cycle. If all your hair is growing in at the same time, each wax session is more effective, and you’re less likely to get pesky, uneven stubble in between appointments.
While a lot of people go six weeks between waxing sessions, you’ll get best results coming every 3–4 weeks.
3. TAKE CARE WITH SKINCARE
I like my clients to moisturize the day before an appointment, but if you’re coming in for a chin, lip or brow wax, pay attention to any other skincare you’re using.
Serums and treatments with active ingredients like alpha-hydroxy acids and retinol can make your skin more sensitive, so make sure to avoid them in the week ahead of your appointment.
More importantly, prescribed medications—whether oral or topical—like Accutane, Retin-A and Differin can sensitize your skin and mean waxing is a bad idea. Talk to me before your appointment if you’re using any dermatologist-prescribed skin treatments.
You probably exfoliate your face regularly already, but it’s just as important to exfoliate the rest of your body, particularly areas you’re getting waxed. Dead skin cells can make it hard for body hair to break through the skin surface, increasing the risk of ingrown hairs—plus you’ll get a smoother, faster wax when the skin’s exfoliated first.
Use a body scrub several times a week in the shower, and you’ll take care of those dead skin cells before they build up too much.
Don’t forget the bikini area or underarms either. For more sensitive areas, use a soft washcloth to lift dead skin cells without causing irritation.
Make exfoliation a part of your body care routine, and exfoliate a day or two before your waxing appointment for best results.
5. DON’T FEEL SELF-CONSCIOUS
Some people feel a bit awkward coming in for a bikini wax, whether traditional or a full Brazilian, but there’s nothing to worry about, as long as you’re clean and healthy. I am a professional, and I’ve done this hundreds of times!
6. FORGET ABOUT THE PAIN
Waxing is known as the hair removal method that hurts the most. And while it’s not completely painless, it’s usually over with before you can even notice. For some the pain is totally manageable, while others like to take an over-the-counter painkiller before the session. Thirty minutes before is plenty of time for it to take effect and take the edge off.
If you’re not keen on popping the painkillers, then try a more natural approach. Simple breathing exercises, like those you might learn at a yoga class, will relax your body and calm your heart rate, making the pain much less of a big deal. Long, slow, even breaths will go a long way in making your waxing appointment a comfortable experience.
We all know how great it feels to walk out of a Hair Removal Service and be satisfied with the service we received. I am here to accommodate all your waxing needs and will leave you looking and feeling phenomenal. Come in and give an hour of your time — you’ll be glad you did!
Looking to freshen up your look? At Prickly Peach, I am committed to provide you with an amazing experience to make sure you go home happy. I will prove to you how painless a leg wax can be. Visit Prickly Peach today and start your journey to a ravishing new look!
GET TO KNOW ME
Your trusted source of hair removal since 2009
At Prickly Peach, your satisfaction is my number one priority. I started my hair removal and facial career in 2009, working in salons around the Bay Area. In 2017 I started Prickly Peach in my hometown, since then, I’ve provided the city of Pleasant Hill with a wide range of quality products and personalized full body hair removal, microblading and facial services that are catered specifically to your needs. I am fueled by the desire to have you feeling and looking great. Swing by to start looking and feeling amazing!