Let's cut the chase and get intimate in this conversation. I believe you guys have a clue where this is headed so, I'll skip the coaxing and get it on. I love anything (faux) fur, to be honest. From coats to bags and that highly coveted Puma fur sliders, I'm in. But to be furry myself? Maybe not. Being bare always have been impressionably sexy and to imagine being able to strut down the beach in your favourite plunge back swimsuit with no worries about the fuzz, sign me up please! The itch and stubbies caused by shaving and the patchy undergrowth one must deal with if waxing is not entirely an option I'd advocate, but IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a touch of comfort and a painless process with no irritants in between and an (almost) permanent way to put the fur down. With fabulous results lasting up to two years with minimal discomfort, I'm sold.
To fully understand its benefits, here's exactly how it works. Basically, IPL weakens hair follicles using a broad spectrum of light. This light energy is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and converted into heat energy, which weakens the hair follicles and the surrounding support tissues. Over a course of treatments, re-growth is eventually reduced. STRIP promises up to 80 per cent hair reduction over two years with only six sessions of this Brazilian IPL treatment.
That's enough talk. Let's get down to stripping, guys!
01: THE IPL KIT
Once you check into STRIP, you will receive your own sealed STRIP IPL Hygiene Pack that includes a disposable shaver, disposable latex gloves, pre-sealed wet wipes, wooden spatulas, and fresh cotton pads and buds for the application of IPL pre- & post-care products. Also, can we please take a minute to appreciate the funky aesthetics and very appropriate packaging? I truly adore STRIP's creative direction.
02: THE STRIP
And yes, it's time to change out and get ready. By changing I mean, going naked on the bottom half. Sounds awkward but don't be shy! I promise the awkwardness of being naked in front of a stranger would only last 3 seconds because right after, your therapist would pretty much be your friend. My therapist was Orange, and she is by far the loveliest and least awkward person I've met.
Thereafter, your therapist will carefully shave you and apply a cooling gel to the treatment area. Using the STRIP Powerpac device, she will direct energy to your skin with the crystal applicator head via smooth circular motions. It feels almost like a hot-stone massage, warm and relaxing with no slight discomfort or pain, at all. A touch of comfort, they say. Post-treatment, the therapist will apply some Ice Cream (not edible) on you, a moisturiser specially formulated to soothe and hydrate skin.
03: THE MARSHMALLOWS
I'm going to sound like a potato but marshmallows and hot chocolate after the treatment? Hell yes. This little post-treatment treat makes the entire experience endearing and truthfully, I'd wish to be right back just to be spoilt by them. STRIP's dedication to the details of the entire process from pre-treatment to post-treatment truly sets them apart. And frankly, I would love for you to be able to share this experience –
For new customers, STRIP is offering a special promotional price of $58 for a first-time trial session from now until 31 August 2016. And here's how it works: There’s no need to go down to STRIP to buy your first-time trial session. You can shop in the comfort of your own house and get it online at a dedicated e-voucher microsite. On this microsite, you will be able to purchase a special one-time $58 voucher for your STRIP Brazilian IPL first-time trial from now until 31 August 2016, valid for up to two months from the date of purchase. Simply redeem the voucher by making an appointment via any STRIP outlet or at booking.spa-esprit.com. (Terms and conditions apply.)
If you've any questions or concerns you'd like to address or ask, feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd love to answer them! I'm all for the fur-free swag, and you should be on this bandwagon too x