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Dealing with Thinning Brows and Lashes

Experiencing thinning brows & lash hair? You’re not alone! It’s a common frustration for many women. I’ve experienced it personally and we see it all the time in the salon. Thinning is often caused by hormones, stress, chemo, allergies (i.e. rubbing your brows or lashes in your sleep), or just aging in general. And if…

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Downthere Care

According to a recent Cottonelle survey, nearly half of Americans have a daily down there care routine. And for good reason! It’s almost summer and for some, bikini waxing is...

Microblading – the pros and cons

Recently, clients have been asking why we don't offer microblading at Queen Bee. My answer is that it simply hasn't been out long enough to determine the pros and cons....

Lash Perming – The results can be stunning, but is it worth the potential risks?

As a beauty nerd, I follow all of the latest trends and am often asked by clients why we don't offer certain services at Queen Bee.  Well, really it's because...

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In-Beetween Waxing During Bikini Season

During the summer months, it can be frustrating for clients who want a fuzz-free bikini line to see little hairs appear before their next appointment. It’s common for clients to ask what they should do so that they don’t have to come in every two weeks for a bikini wax. Here are my recommendations if…

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Change is Good

April 15, 2016 “One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain.” The winds of change are blowing up a storm here in Los Angeles. This morning a giant Magnolia tree had been blown from it’s roots and was blocking a…

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Bee, Myself & I

Now here’s a story. In 2007, I had to make a big decision. I already had 990 square feet of space that was the Queen Bee bungalow on Culver Blvd. I was paying the rent from savings I had tucked away for my own place while running my garage studio. Scoring the bungalow was a…

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Gel Removal 411

If you haven’t been living under a rock the past couple of years, then you know gel polish is everywhere. The stigma behind it is usually as follows: “OMG, I love how long my manicure lasts, but the gel RUINED my nails!” Gel polish is an overlay painted over the natural nail. It stays for…

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Barking Mad Open House

  This post is an archive of an email sent to our clients 12/5/15. If you’re not already feeling festively plump, you are clearly not eating as much as me; therefore, I request that you come and join me and the rest of your favorite Bees for a night of Hot Toddys, mulled wine and…

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Pre-Surgery Waxing: Vasectomies & C-sections

To wax or shave? This is a common question from clients about to undergo a surgery. There are the obvious concerns about itchy post-surgery skin, so waxing the area is preferable because the hair is pulled from the follicle and it’s less likely to itch. Vasectomies: Although it may sound horrendous to a man, waxing…

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Fall Updates from Queen Bee

This post is an archive of an email sent to our clients 10/28/15. From time to time, I send out a short missive with updates that you should be aware of…or perhaps don’t really care about. Today I’m hammering out a quickie 35,000 feet above the earth, which I am fully aware is a miracle of…

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First person: Alex’s Move to Open Queen Bee Seattle

Near the end of 2014, I decided that I wanted to move to Seattle, where I have a lot of family and friends. Though I was raised in the Pacific Northwest, I had lived in Los Angeles for 15 years and had spent almost 10 of them working with Jodi – and, by extension, Queen…

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Man up to Hair Removal!

This one is for the boys: I recently stumbled upon a hilarious snippet about nostril hair vs. bad breath. The upshot: women are nearly evenly split about which is worse – meaning you should be sure to take care of both on a regular basis. And since I’m in the business of hair removal, I felt compelled…

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What to do with those Allergy Eyes!

Puffy, red, itchy eyes?  Here are some quick tips to relieve them at home: Cold Compresses We’re not telling you to put ice directly on your eyes (that would be a big no-no), but there are several items you can chill in the fridge or freezer and apply to your eyes for instant relief.  They…

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