If anyone has horror stories to share about IPL, it will be me.
I feel so strongly for this topic because I’ve been through the WORST kind of IPL treatments and concluded that IPL treatments were mere marketing gimmicks to con naïve consumers of their hard-earned money. *angry fists raised*
But it took just ONE session at Ginza Calla to change my perception of IPL, for the better, forever. 🙂
What sets Ginza Calla apart from other IPL services is its belief in caring for the skin during IPL hair removal.
Ginza Calla, an established Japanese Hair Removal Specialist with over 21 years of experience in the industry, and has celebrated beautiful skin with more than 300,000 Asian women through its 35 stores than span across Japan, Shanghai and Hong Kong, has REACHED OUR SHORES!!!
A Hairless Obsession
Due to an obsession over being completely hairless at areas most women want to be hairless – legs, underarm, bikini line, I allowed myself to be subjected to immeasurable pain and scrimped and saved to barely afford overpriced packages at salons, which I eventually discovered owned nothing more than just cheap talk and inferior technology.
You know the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator doctors use to deliver electrical pulses or shocks to the heart to prevent death from cardiac arrest? That was the kind of SHOCK I was made to go through at a previous parlor. I don’t know what kind of inferior IPL machines they used, but with each shot adminstered to my bikini line, the excruciating pain sent tears to my eyes.
And there was once a staff who SHAVED MY SKIN OFF AND IT BLED AND STILL CONTINUED WITH IPL. Rarrr!!
Beauty doesn't come cheap, but surely it shouldn't hurt so much, right? 🙁
To be Ginza Calla’s brand ambassador is such a tremendous honor and a dream come true because I've been searching for a good salon to do IPL Brazilian but kept holding back because of all my terrible past experiences.
I went on my own during the first session and it was such a wonderful and pain-free experience I wanted to share it with you guys!
The environment was so comfortable and I felt so safe that I fell asleep.... while the therapist worked on my Brazilian. Talk about letting go! LOL!
Oh, since I'm showing you my back......
FUN FACT: In Japan, brides-to-be would go for upper back IPL. Why? To show off their sexy backs in their wedding gown, that's why! I do have quite a hairy back and my wedding gown has a low back, so I'm definitely getting my upper back IPL-ed too!
Because Ginza Calla’s IPL machine is developed in-house, the quality of the machine is of top quality. While other salons have machines that send out 3 pulses of light, Ginza Calla’s IPL machine sends out 5 pulses of light, which means you get MORE done, FASTER!
See the slight indentation the green arrows are pointing at? (No, it didn't hurt. More like getting kissed. *muack*)
Throughout the process, Ginza Calla’s ‘magic water’ aka Bihada-junbi was delivered to the deeper layers of my skin via the Ginza Calla high-pressure jet spray to ensure that my skin was well-hydrated. Bihada-junbi contains collagen, Vitamin C and plant extracts – all good stuff for the skin!
Bihada-junbi also comes in a lotion form, which I’ve been applying every day and AM IN LOVE WITH IT! For a minute after application my skin would feel sticky, but once all that good stuff has been absorbed by the skin, OHMYGOODNESS my skin has never felt more comfortably moisturized in my life! It would stay moisturized without any greasy or skin-suffocating feeling until the next time I showered.
You can win yourself a bottle of this 'magic water' Bihada-junbi too! (Details at the bottom of this post.)
Did I tell you that there wasn’t any pain? My friendly and professional therapists kept checking with me if I felt any pain or discomfort. For the amount of pain I’ve been through at other parlors, the Ginza Calla experience was like having feathers caressing my skin. Hahaha! No, really! 😀 There was absolutely NO PAIN and I could hear my skin thanking me for finally giving it the love it deserves.
Girlfriends Let Girlfriends Be Hairless
I liked it so much that I brought my girlfriend, Min, along for the second time! If you find her familiar, that's because you have seen her make guest appearances in some of my posts:  Halloween Zombie Nurse  For Asian Hooded Lids: Vertical Gradient Method Of Eyeshadow Application.
Min has never done IPL before and the therapist did a good job in explaining what IPL is about, why IPL at Ginza Calla is different and more effective, and answered all of Min's queries.
When Min heard of Ginza Calla's opening promotion of getting a lifetime's worth of IPL for underarm or V-line for ONLY $40 she immediately signed up. It's a super good deal! And for such high quality!
HAHAHA! It's very difficult to maintain a prim and proper image whenever I'm with this girl.
Min getting her upper lip done.
Then it was my turn. I had some peeling under my nose from blowing and rubbing my nose too hard. The therapists were very gentle and somehow, perhaps because of the Bihada-junbi, the peeling subsided tremendously after the IPL treatment! AMAAAAZING!!
So happy to be able to get my upper lip hair removed via IPL. No more painful threading, shaving, ingrown hair or bumps! YAYYY!!!
How To Make Your Makeup Last Longer
Have you ever wondered why no matter how hard you try or how much you spend on makeup products that claim to be long-lasting they all still slide right off your face in a couple of hours?
The reason is simple - there's too much hair on your skin! Facial hair causes your makeup to go on unevenly, streak, and fade off faster. Getting your facial hair removed is going to greatly improve makeup application and dramatically increase the lifespan of your daily makeup. Trust me! 🙂
On top of that, unless you come from a culture that worships women with moustaches and beards, do yourself a favor and get rid of the manly, hairy shadow. Really, few beauty issues are more embarrassing than female moustache.
If you bring along your BFF and she purchases a plan over $500, you will receive a $150 in-house credit voucher AND you + BFF will each receive 6 sessions of a small part treatment for FREE!
This chart explains the different parts IPL hair removal can be applied to. Red = small part; Blue = big part.
Exclusive Promotions For My Readers:
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Juli's Exclusive Plan: Kiss Me & Put A Ring On It - $588
It's easy to edit acne scars, discoloration, pigmentation, but hair on your fingers? DIFFICULTY LEVEL = 100. You want your diamond ring to be the center of focus, not the hairs on your fingers! X(
- ONLY FOR THE FIRST 20 READERS!
- 6 sessions of Upper Lip + 6 sessions of Hands/fingers + 2 FREE sessions on these areas
- 1 complimentary bottle of the magical Bihada-junbi
- Usual price $713
Unlimited Sessions Underarm OR V-line - $40
- Usual price $675
- Till 30 June 2014
- First 100 readers who sign up for any package will get a free bottle of Bihada-junbi!
3 Sessions Lower Arm + Lower Legs - $40
- Usual price $800
- Till 30 June 2014
If your BFF gets a plan over $500, you will immediately get a $150 in-house credit voucher + you and your bff will each receive 6 sessions of a small part treatment (worth $150) for free!
There are a total of 4 parts for a full Brazillian.
For complete removal, the best combination would be to sign up the unlimited V-line (bikini) at $40 AND the VIO Plan from which you can select the other 3 parts at a unbeatable price of $1,680 for 12 sessions (usual price $3,600).
I used to associate a full Brazilian with PAIN, but not anymore! At Ginza Calla, a full Brazilian via IPL is pain-free, effective and long-lasting!
You need to add fast, my girlfriends! Promotions end June 2014! (Quote 'Juli' to enjoy these promotions!)
Plaza Singapura, #04-55
For IPL appointments or enquiries on cost package, call 6238 8850.
It is truly a dream come true and I can't express how grateful I am to be backed by such an established Japanese organization that possesses advanced technology in hair removal! I'm a happy hairless girl, at all the right places! 😀