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Brazilian Bikini Waxing

A waxing technique that requires the removal of all the hair from the front and the back of the bikini area.


Substance, usually a caustic alkali preparation, used for the temporary removal of superfluous hair by dissolving it at the skin surface level.


Removal of hair by means of an electric current that destroys the root of the hair.


Substance used to remove hair by pulling it out of the follicle.

Health Screening Form

A questionnaire that discloses all medications, both topical and oral, along with any known skin disorders or allergies that might affect treatment.


"hypertrichosis"; growth of an unusual amount of hair on parts of the body normally bearing only downy hair, such as the faces of women or the backs of men.


Condition pertaining to an excessive growth or cover of hair, especially in women.

Laser Hair Removal

Permanent hair removal treatment in which a laser beam is pulsed on the skin, impairing the hair growth.


"intense pulsed light"; permanent hair removal treatment that uses intense light to destroy the growth cells of the hair follicles.


Temporary hair removal method that involves the use of a thick, sugar-based paste.


Temporary hair removal method that involves twisting and rolling cotton thread along the surface of the skin, entwining the hair in the thread, and lifting it from the follicle.


Using tweezers to remove hairs.

Both oral and topical

During the client consultation, all clients should complete a questionnaire that discloses ________ medications.

darker than the surrounding skin

An absolute requirement for laser hair removal is that the hair being removed must be _________.

electric clippers

In the nape area, the most common form of hair removal is usually performed using _______.

Orbital bone

The natural arch of the eyebrow follows the ________.

4 to 6 weeks

What is the recommended time between waxing?

aloe gel

If redness or swelling occurs after a waxing treatment, soothe the skin with the application of _______ and cool compresses.


What method of hair removal is especially popular in Eastern cultures?

1/8 inch

An advantage of sugar waxing is that it can be used to remove hair as short as _______ long.

drip smoothly off the spatula

When hot wax is ready to be applied to the skin it should _______.

a lotion designed to dissolve wax

If hot wax lands on the client in an area you do not wish to treat, you should remove it with __________.

the bottom of the follicle

An epilator removes the hair from _______.


Which method of hair removal temporarily removes superfluous hair by dissolving it at the skin surface level?

7 to 10 minutes

When performing a patch test for a depilatory, how long should you leave it on the skin?


What is the appropriate hair removal procedure for a client's underarms?

1/2 inch

If hair is more than ______ long, it should be trimmed before waxing.

unusual hair growth

The condition known as hirsuties causes _______.

Needle-shaped electrode

Electrolysis involves the administration of an electric current with a _______.

clear 50 to 60 percent of hair in 12 weeks

Photoepilation can _________.

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