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Community Highlight: Downtown Brea

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A few years ago Brea revamped their downtown area to the perfect spot for any date night or a family day. With a great variety of different restaurants and shops, there is a perfect spot for everyone!

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Dining

With almost 19 different places to eat no one is going to go hungry here. There is everything from a trendy Mac and Cheese spot to a classic Irish pub. Here are our top three delicious picks:

Cha Cha’s Latin KitchenThis energetic Mexican restaurant in Brea Downtown is always bustling with the sounds of its popular happy hour, live Latin bands, and the conversations of friends and family.

Ferrell’s-Step back in time over 100 years to see servers dressed in pin-striped vests, old fashioned ties, and cane hats. The restaurants feature the distinctive “old Farrell’s” appearance of a century past ice cream parlor. The newspaper type menu, old fashioned candy and delicious food and ice cream will let you experience or re-experience what made Farrell’s famous all across the U.S.

Taps FishhouseThe restaurant offers a celebration of seafood and steaks, along with award-winning ales and lagers handcrafted in the European tradition.

Shopping

Whether you’re just running errands or in need of serious shopping spree–Downtown Brea has something for you. Besides Old Navy, White House Black Market, and Bath & Body Works, there are several shops unique to the strip.

Sarah Bain Gallery-Sally Waranch Rajcic, owner and director of Sarah Bain Gallery, has developed a comprehensive group of emerging artists with a primary emphasis on figurative painting with strong conceptual themes.

SUO Boutique-A trendy boutique full of chic clothes and great prices.

Zen N Fit Yoga

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Entertainment

Downtown Brea has two Edward’s theaters to ensure you won’t miss any upcoming blockbusters. Or if you’re looking for laughs chek out the Brea Improv.

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Winter Heatwave

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How amazing has this weather been?! While the rest of the country has to escape to the Islands to get some sun, all we have to do is head to the backyard. Here our must-have items for this winter heatwave:

Straw fedora– A chic and easy way to keep the sun off of your face is with a hat. It is also a lifesaver for unruly beach hair. Check out our favorites at Nordstrom and ASOS.

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Sporty bikini-We are obsessed with Lululemon’s bikini line. Perfectly constructed to keep you stylish and ready for any adventure that comes your way.

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Shirt dress– Whether it is pullover or a button up, a shirt dress is so versatile! Throw it on over your bathing suit a the pool or style with wedges and bold earrings for margaritas with the girls.

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Weekend bag– A chic weekend bag is a must! We love Cleobella’s bags for function and fun boho-inspired style.

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Beach skin– Being in the sun and water can reak havok on your skin. Make sure you are keeping moisturized, wearing SPF and keeping up with your monthly facials.

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Summer here we come!

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Get the best results waxing!

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Maybe you have been waxing for years or finally worked up the courage to go for the first time. Either way here is a few tips to get the most out of your waxing experience;

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Before

Grow your hair!-Usually a weeks worth is enough, you want it to be 1/4 inch in length. If you can stand it 3 weeks is even better! Then all three hair cycles will be pulled at once and you will have less regrowth and the next session will be a lot less painful.

Exfoliate!-Use an alula or body brush to remove excess dry skin and help pull up any ingrown hairs.

Reduce pain!-There are so many things you can do to help with pain. Take an ibuprofen. Don’t get waxed 3 days before or after your period. Your skin is most sensitive during this time. Avoid caffeine for 5 hours before getting waxed will greatly reduce sensitivity. Caffeine restricts the blood vessels so skin is not getting as much blood flow which increases sensitivity.

 

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After

Exfoliate!-Exfoliate using both chemically and with a body brush. This will remove excess skin and prevent hair from getting trapped under the skin.

Take it easy!-Avoid any heavy sweating activities, such as working out, for 24 hours. This will avoid bacteria getting into your recently opened pores.

Make your next appointment!-Each consecutive time you get waxed you will experience less pain and get better results. Pulling your hair from the root will damage the follicle resulting in thinner hair and eventually hair loss.

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2016 is here!

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We are now almost one week into 2016! How are you doing with your resolutions?! The most common resolutions are

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Both will make you feel and look good but it is easier said then done. Here are a few tips to help you achieve you goals:

 

Set a plan!

Make a realistic timeline to stay on track.  Give yourself adequate time to complete each step and choose a date when you hope to reach your overall goal. If you haven’t started working on your goal, today is the day!

Share your goals!

Write your goals down and post them where you can see them everyday such as on your computer or refrigerator. Share your goals with family and friends for invaluable support and assistance. Confiding in them is a powerful motivator to keep you on track. Some may even join you in your efforts to keep your to your resolutions.

Reward yourself!

For each milestone your reach, plan something fun. Rather than using food or skipping a work out to celebrate, stay on track with new gym clothes, a massage, a vacation, girl’s night out, or a day off of work.

Keep a Journal!

This a great tool to track your progress and keep you motivated. It doesn’t have to be complicated, you can use a notebook or even notes on a calander. Don’t forget to take pictures too! Record what you did and how you feel. When your discouraged take a look back to see how far you’ve come or how great you felt after reaching a goal.

Take pride in your progress!

All your hardwork deserves to be shown off! Buy some new clothes, try a new haircut, or get a bikini wax. A bikini wax will make your new body look even better and keep you ready for all the adventures life throws your way.

Always beach ready!

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5 Reasons You Should Start waxing TODAY!

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Let’s face it, hair removal is a must today. Yes, waxing can be a little painful but totally tolerable and the benefits make it completely worth it.  Compared to shaving it last much longer and will leave you much smoother. Let’s look at the 5 top reasons you need to ditch your razors and start shaving TODAY!

1. It last longer!

Shaving will leave you hairless for a couple of days at best. That is because it is only cutting down the hairs. Waxing removes the entire hair from the root, leaving with results that last up to 6 weeks! How great does that sound when you’re planning your summer vacation?!

2. Less Irritation!

Shaving can cause razor bumps-they look bad, they sting and itch. Waxing done by a professional will leave you smooth, maybe a little tender but for a day at most.

3. No Stubble or shadow!

Because waxing removes the entire hair shaft you will not see regrowth for weeks. Additionally, you are not shaving your hair resulting in a blunt cut. Your hair will grow back thinner and softer than before. If you have fair, thin skin and dark hair you might notice you have a shadow after shaving. This is because your hair root is still under your skin. Waxing completely removes the hair, so no shadow!

4. Hair takes longer to grow back and grows back finer!

Waxing pulls the hair from the follicle. This damages the follicle and hair grows back finer. Eventually, it will even lead to permanent hair loss. Hair grows in three cycles so if you stay consistently after the first time you wax you will really only be removing one-third of your hair.

5. Waxing is good for your skin!

There is literally no alternative benefits to shaving. In fact, there are several hazards. Such as cuts that can lead to scarring or infections. Waxing not only removes the hair but the dead skin-leaving you with the soft smooth look you really want.

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After reading these reasons, I hope you decide to finally ditch your razors and make an appointment today!

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Orange County Winter Activities

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In Southern California we practiaclly live in an eternal summer. Orange County offers some great festive events that will get you in the winter mood.

 

Feel like your on the east coast and take the family ice skating outside. The Irvine Spectrum’s OC CHILL will stay open until February 15th. Or visit Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink and show off your slick moves as you whirl and glide around the ice beneath a towering 30-foot-high Christmas tree—decorated from trunk to tip. Open until January 3rd.

 

The transformation of the Disneyland Resort during the Holidays heightens the magic of the season. Between mid November and early January enjoy colorful holiday décor and a nightly snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.

 

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned day of Christmas, and experience the holiday magic of Old Towne Orange. You and your group will stroll down historic Glassell and Chapman Streets past antique stores, boutiques and charming historic buildings all decorated for the holidays! Tours will continue until January 3rd.

 

Do something uniquely Southern Californian by taking a cruise around the Newport harbor to view holiday lights. Davey’s Locker will be conducting private charters until January 3rd.

 

From all of us at California Wax Center, we wish you and yours a Happy Holiday!

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My Great Discovery!

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One thing that will instantly boost your confidence while in a bathing suit is a bikini wax!

Whether you’re paddle boarding in Newport or laying out by the pool the last thing you

want to worry about is having missed hairs sneak out the bikini line.. But we get it; we are

California’s and understand this perfectly. Waxing is the best form of hair removal to avoid

such a predicament and always keeping you BEACH READY. We at California Wax

Center have gone around the world to find the best products and techniques to give you the

most effective and painless experience possible. Here are a few more commonly asked

questions about the process;

1. What is a Brazilian wax?

Brazilian waxes differ from regular bikini waxes because hair is removed in the front, back

and everything in between.

2. How long does one appointment take?

On average, it takes 15 – 45 minutes. Regular waxing destroys the hair follicle over time and

can inhibit hair growth and thin the hair. If you are receiving waxing services regularly, the

length of your service will decrease. If you are new to waxing or have any other questions or

concerns, just let us know.

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4. How long does my hair need to be before a Brazilian wax appointment?

Hair should be about ¼ inch long for all bikini and body services. A good way to test this is

to see if your hair covers at least half of your pinky fingernail. Most people start to notice a small

amount of re-growth after a week or so, but it may take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a

growth cycle that gives best results. please do not shave the area between your appointments as this

messes with the natural growth cycles, and you’ll be left with stubble. To maintain your smooth

appearance, we recommend regular waxings every 4 to 5 weeks.

5. What happens after a Brazilian wax?

Your esthetician will treat the skin with soothing ingredients to help calm and replenish the

skin. To maintain and achieve optimum results we recommend the following…

Be sure to keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and

friction during the next 24 to 48 hours. This means:

 No hot baths or showers (washing with cool or lukewarm water is fine).

 No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms.

 No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans).

 No sport, gym work or other exercise.

 Avoid touching the waxed skin with unwashed hands.

 Wear clean, loose fitting clothing.

 Avoid swimming.

 Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than

those recommended by your therapist.

To help prevent ingrown or infected hairs use our Serums or Lotions available online or in our salon.

6. What are some useful tips to keep in mind?

The first time may be the most painful, but frequent visits will cut down the pain factor. You

can take an Advil before your appointment. Normally, you can go back every 4-6 weeks.

After more visits, your hair will be thinner and finer.

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