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Facial Sugaring

Facial Sugaring is a kind of hair removal which removes unwanted hair on your face with the use of sugar paste.

Why is it recommended?

It is recommended because it is all natural, made of sugar, water and lemon. It doesn't burn your skin, gentle on the skin and will leave your skin smooth afterwards. Even the thinnest and lightest hair can be removed.

What do you need to do before the treatment?
In order to avoid irritations, we ask our customers to not put makeup or any other cream 24 hours before the treatment.

What to do after the treatment?
As the skin is more prone to be irritated after the treatment, please do not put on makeup or creams. We also recommend using a facial scrub 3 days after the treatment.

When we recommend waxing than Sugaring?

We only recommend waxing for removing Nose Hair.

This is because hair on the nose tends to be on a contained space.
We cannot put the sugar paste as deep as we can since it can be stuck due to it, being soft.
With waxing, it gets hard so we can pull it in one go without worrying that it will be stuck.

Sugaring is effective on removing the hair outside the nose and on the shallow part of the hole of the nose. It can clean your pores especially if you have blackheads and whiteheads.
Even though you have an oily skin, we can still work on it unlike with waxing.


Yes, at last!

We can finally announce the opening of our salon.

This July 3 we will be opening our newest salon in Osaka, 1-10-13 Kita-Horie Collet.

We will be bringing the same quality that we have in Tokyo to this new place.

We will be awaiting for your reservations. We will announce when you could book your first appointment.

Watch out for some coupons and discounts.

Thank you so much for choosing Maris Gina Salon.

See you.

First Time doing Hair Removal. Should I get Waxing or Sugaring?

I will answer Sugaring immediately.

For first timers, I wouldn't want my customers to be traumatize with waxing does so I always suggest Sugaring.
I had a first timers before and they chose Waxing because of the price difference.
They cried, they cringed, they wanted to stop. And what's next is using tweezers. Hair being pulled one by one. They told me how painful it is.The hot wax adds up to the pain and redness of your skin. We can't apply a warm wax on your skin since it won't stick.
If it isn't your first time, some people don't even feel pain at all.

Then, there's those people who chose Sugaring because why not?
It is organic, natural, can remove short hairs without using tweezers. It isn't hot at all. Just warm. Gentle to your skin and safe even for pregnant ladies.

Of course it is painful, because we are removing hair. But the thing is, the next time they return to me, both have different results. Those people who did waxing had more ingrown hairs and had longer and thicker hair. Whereas, the customers who did Sugaring had lesser ingrown or none at all. The hair grews shorter than waxing and it didn't make the hair thicker. Both customers did the home care routine.

So I suggest you to try Sugaring on your first hair removal experience to avoid being too traumatize.

You may contact me or us if you have other concerns.


I did Sugaring

Did you recently had sugaring?

Well, congratulations. You just experienced something good for your skin.
I know it's painful. Especially on your private area.And I know how good the finish is after treatment.

So what's next?

Of course, to make sure you are benefiting from Sugaring you have to do the home care.
It is also your job to ensure that you are taking proper care of your skin.
Because if you don't, it will also be hard for us to remove the hairs on your next sugaring.

What should you do?

Do not take hot baths same day after the treatment.The most important part is to exfoliate 2-3 days a week and moisturize.
Exfoliate 4 days before the treatment so we can remove all the hairs easily.
Not exfoliating and moisturizing can causes stubborn hairs which cannot be removed on the day of your treatment.
Come back before 4 weeks (Private Part) for your next Sugaring and the pain wouldn't be as painful as the first time you did it.

Continuous Sugaring and proper home care makes your skin smooth and hair free.


Ingrown Hairs

Have you ever encountered a bump on your skin and found that it has hair underneath it?
Well, that is ingrown.
Ingrown hairs are hairs that have grown back into your skin instead of rising up from it.
Mostly due to your clogged up skin.

Some people are naturally more prone to it than others. Some are using products which can causes it (chemicals, lotions, exfoliants). Others came from waxing which removes hair on the opposite direction your hair grows. Shaving causes ingrown as well. These are the few causes of ingrown I've known of.

I will discuss ways how you can avoid ingrown on my future blog.


Good Skin Starts on the Inside

It's easy to look sharp when you haven't done anything. Unfortunately our skin and hair do not have get that luxury. Both are too busy protecting us from the cold in the winter, the heat in the summer, repairing cuts, bruises, and anything else we may challenge our skin with. We take for granted the hard work our skin puts in for us. We may not feed our selves properly, drink enough water, provide the vitamins and minerals our skin needs to stay strong and vital. It is important to remember that what we put in our bodies is just as important as what we put on our bodies. Pay attention to the signs. Dry, flaky skin needs moisture. Use a water based lotion to hydrate. Dull skin needs vitamins. Taking supplements or eating fruits and vegetables will brighten you up! Our bodies do so much for us, lets return the favor!

Embrace the Transformation

Happy Monday!

The holiday hype is over, New Years came and went, students are back in school and normal life continues. Normal doesn't have to be boring. when people are asked, "what is new!?", and the response is "nothing", this can be a good thing. Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. Whether we are making drastic changes or subtle ones, it is important that we continue to grow. By acknowledging a bad habit, or making a conscious effort to be nicer to people, or read more. We can, in these small adjustments, grow and expand our minds. Setting small attainable goals for yourself will give you an extra push needed to grow. Also, by accomplishing that small goal, we will feel good and wanting to keep accomplishing tasks. This will lead to setting bigger goals, and will evolve into bigger, better changes in our life!
We are constantly learning, and improving. Embrace it, push yourself, and we will all go on to do and achieve great things. Believe in yourself in 2019.... Oh! And always moisturize!!

Be Kind to One Another in 2019 -From Canada with Love

There is something to be said for good customer service. It transcends age, gender, language, and career. I have been truly amazed and humbled by how well we can take care of one another. Taking that extra step to make a shopping, dining or spa treatment extra special can be one of the easiest things you will do. It may not seem that much to you, but to the recipient of that consideration, you can change their whole day. I have been fortunate to spend 2 months in Tokyo, so far, and I have one month left. In this short time I have been so honored by the attention I have received. Every morning I go to the same convenience store, and every morning the clerk starts to prepare my order before I make my way to the register. We have now been able to exchange some pleasantries, and have become familiar with each other through our brief interactions. She is studying English and is writing her Japanese Language Level 2 exam soon. Her English is very good, and has even picked up some western phrases that I have taught her. We have passed each other on the street as she is leaving work and I am returning to my apartment. It is comforting to pass a friendly, familiar face in such a large, anonymous city.

The work days are long, and quite busy. The salon staff often have to eat or break very quickly, and being in such a popular location, the salon is prone to several walk -ins and last minute bookings. I am familiar with this, as we are in the service industry and our reputation and income are dependent on reliability and availability to our customers. Amidst the hustle i have managed to source out some convenient, healthy, "fast-food" options. However, this is Shibuya and it is said that on average 250,000 people pass through Shibuya Crossing per day. As you can imagine, it can be difficult accomplishing anything within our 20 min breaks. One of my tiny gems is a halal kebab shop. While I do love Japanese food, it is nice to have the options Shibuya has to offer. The owner is there first thing in the morning preparing the Chicken and Beef, that honestly, tastes better the longer it cooks. And he is there until 9 at night. Given his ideal location, he must see 100's, if not more, people a day. However, whenever I get a craving, I enter the queue. The owner is rapidly slicing meat, grilling pita, prepping meals, and serving soda, or Asahi. Even with all of the orders being directed at him, more often than not he notices me waiting. Once he does, he opens a Ginger-ale, points to me, and sends it down the line. Each person in the line passing the soda back, slightly confused at to what is happening. When I make my way to the front, order my food, and give him my 1000 yen note, he never lets me tip him, or pay for the soda. He simply smiles and says "next time!".

These two people, whom I only interact with for the purpose of sustenance, have significantly impacted and altered my experience in Tokyo. I will think of them long after I have gone, and I hope they will think of me too. I don't know if they have created bonds or relationships with many of their customers. I like to think we have impacted each others lives and will continue to make visits to other countries more memorable, or experiences in our establishments special, and note worthy.

New Year New YOU!!

It's almost a new year and most of us start making resolutions. Whether it is to eat healthier, get in better shape, be more organized, we all want to better ourselves. The "New year, new me" idea is a wonderful one. There is something cathartic about having a fresh start. Whatever the goal is, it is important that we work everyday to achieve it. One thing we hear less of is, taking better care of our skin. Our skin is constantly shedding, healing, and protecting us. Skin has a very vital role in our overall health, so why shouldn't we take better care of it!!
Start the New Year with Sugaring!! By making your first appointment in January, you will be committing to helping your skin once a month. And this takes much less work than going to the gym everyday, nor will you have to feel guilty if you sneak a treat in that isn't on a diet plan. Making a once a month Sugaring appointment followed with our amazing home skin care products that are effective, simple and fit easily into your schedule.
And remember, keep your goals attainable, fun, and will make you feel great about yourself. Setting unrealistic goals can be defeating and we end up feeling worse about ourselves. Treat your mind and body with care this year and give yourself everything you deserve.