A condition that causes excessive hair growth; genetically determined and can occur anywhere on the body, in both men and women.
Hair that grows on the scalp
Soft, downy hair on the body at birth
Define: Anagen Phase
The first and longest stage of hair growth. When the hair actively grows
Define: Catagen Phase
Transitional and shortest phase of hair growth, hair begins to destroy itself as it disconnects from the papilla.
Define: Telogen Phase
Last phase of hair cycle, hair sheds, follicle rests and prepares for Anagen phase.
Temporary hair removal process that involves applying wax directly to the skin and then removing wax and hair
Weakens the papilla, which can inhibit the hair from returning.
Ancient hair removal technique originated in Egypt; a paste made primarily of sugar is applied to the surface of the skin in a rolling motion; when removed, it takes the hair with it.
A permanent method of hair removal that requires the technician to insert a small needle into each hair follicle, at the angle of the follicle and alongside the hair, until it reaches the root.
Define: Galvanic Method
Permanent method of hair removal that destroys the hair by passing a low level of current into a needle, resulting in a chemical reaction that decomposes the papilla; 12-14 needles inserted into individual follicles at a time for 30 seconds up to 2.5 minutes
Define: laser hair removal
Removal method using wavelengths of light to penetrate and diminish or destroy hair bulbs
Permanent hair removal method; intense pulsed light beam creates a burst of energy used to destroy hair bulbs with minimal scarring; also called pulsed light; uses principle similar to lasers but not considered to be a laser light
Autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system is impaired or begins to fight against itself; person with lupus may be contraindicated for waxing services
How long does Telogen or resting phase of hair growth last?
What stage is hair in when destroyed by waxing?
The hair removal method that uses clippers or a razor to remove hair from a large area of skin is called...?
A painless temporary hair removal method that dissolves hair at skin level is:
Which product is applied to areas surrounding hair that will be removed to prevent chemicals from seeping into unwanted areas?
What is the benefit of hair lightener?
Makes hair softer, less obvious, removes pigment
Makeup artists often shape eyebrows with...?
What is the maximum time chemical depilatories are left on the skin
What is the most requested hair removal method?
What is the most popular area waxed?
The upper lip
Where should wax never be applied?
Which wax hardens to be lifted with fingers at one end?
What is an ancient hair removal technique that uses 100% cotton thread that is twisted and rolled along the surface of the skin?
What is the name given to a person specializing in electrolysis?
_______ is a necessity for any type of electrolysis
How many methods of electrolysis are available?
Name all methods of electrolysis
Galvanic, thermolysis and blend methods
How long is a current applied during a galvanic electrolysis treatment?
30 second to 2.5 minutes
How many needles are inserted into individual follicles during a galvanic electrolysis treatment?
What is the thermolysis method also called?
High frequency/ short-wave
In thermolysis method, what length of time does it take for current to travel to the papilla?
Less than a second
What is felt by the client during the thermolysis method?
A tiny "flash" of heat
What is blend method?
A combination of galvanic & short wave current
The electrolysis treatment offering the best results to clients with excessive or resistant hair growth is known as...?
True or False: laser hair removal works best on hair that is in the Telogen stage?
False -Anagen phase
What clients are not good candidates for laser hair removal?
Clients with dark skin or light hair.
True or false: during photo-epilation hair removal treatment, there is an increased risk of burning or scarring.
What should you not apply to a client during a waxing service?
Which product sanitizes skin prior to services and removes build-up on the body?
What are the benefits of using cornstarch or powder on the skin prior to waxing?
Buffers the skin from the wax, prevents skin from lifting, absorbs remaining moisture on the skin
True or false: it is safe and sanitary to reuse wax and re-dip application spatulas during a waxing procedure?
When should you not perform a waxing service on a client?
Cuts, abrasions, wounds, open sores
What is the purpose of the greeting phase?
Break the ice
Learn clients name, personality
Begin building rapport
Which phase of the service consultation educates the esthetician about a clients skin condition, concerns and contraindications?
Ask, analyze & assess
Which phase of the service consultation educates the client regarding the needs of the skin as well as beneficial products and services?