Can you imagine finishing a race and raising your arms in victory only to have unsightly underarm hair take the spotlight instead? GROSS!
As an avid runner and gym rat, I am always in shorts and sleeveless tops. The LAST thing I want is unsightly hair peeking out from all angles when I am stretching or lifting weights. Add to that, sweltering heat plus endless perspiration and you have the prefect breeding ground for odour-causing bacteria. Keeping clean is not just about being vain – it is about basic hygiene and common courtesy!
Whether it is shaving my legs or bikini areas, I have countless war stories where instead of coming out of the bathroom with smooth, hair-free legs, I emerge marked with cuts from battling a hand-held razor. This is especially true when I travel. I never carry a razor in my hand-held luggage because I simply buy a cheap razor from the supermarket. That, however, is also the easiest way to look like you got caught in a catfight or ran through the jungle in shorts.
No beautiful woman should have unwanted hair problems.
The best way to avoid all these unwanted hair problems is the tackle it at the root… Literally!
I recently discovered the wonderful technology of IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatments. After I went for my first session at Ginza Calla, I asked myself WHY I have subjected myself to the pain of plucking and shaving all these years.
The benefits of IPL include:
1) no more in-grown hair
2) no more dark pits
3) smooth and soft skin
4) painless removal
If you are new to the concept of IPL, you�ll want to know that it stands for Intense Pulse Light. Basically, it is the use of a high-powered, direct beam of light on a specific wavelength to target a single condition � in this case the root of the hair.
To understand how IPL works, you will have to know the different stages of hair growth. I won�t completely explain it here because the experts at Ginza Calla will do a better job providing clarity during the thorough consultation. Just to help you have an idea of how it works, have a look at this diagram.
What to do before your first IPL treatment:
Don’t shave, then shave! Leave your hair to grow for about 3 to 4 days before treatment, and then shave it the day before.
DO NOT PLUCK THE HAIR. The key thing is to leave the root of the hair in its place.
It generally takes a series of treatments to see the best results, perhaps three to six treatments, usually a month apart.
IPL is highly safe for all skin types (psst! IPL was previously used to treat broken capillaries too) you can undergo IPL treatment on ALMOST ANY PART OF YOUR BODY. Whether you love your bikinis (VIO line), denim shorts (legs and knees), or sexy back tops (back IPL), IPL is around to prevent you from looking like a fur ball.
Ginza Calla has cleverly separated the body parts based on their size for easy reference. RED = small part, BLUE = big part. Treatment on the small parts can take anywhere from 15 minutes to about 30 minutes, while IPL on big body parts usually range from an hour to sometimes 3 hours.
IPL is also safe for use on the face. Ladies, make your make up stay longer and keep yourself mustache-free by opting for the Ginza Calla IPL treatment on the upper lip.
What are the Ginza Calla Packages?
At Ginza Calla, you can sign up for the $40 unlimited under-arm promotion OR V-line (bikini) promo from now till 31st July. A ridiculously low price to pay for a life-time of hair-free parts.
Why are the prices so competitive? That’s because Ginza Calla has a HUGE following of over 300,000 women through its 35 stores that span across Japan, Shanghai and Hong Kong! With 21 years of experience in the industry, is an established Japanese Hair Removal Specialist. These ladies trust Ginza Calla for their hair removal needs.
If you’re a beach bunny, you’ll be happy to know that aside from the S$40 V-line (front bikini line) that is on offer, the VIO plan (everything up to your between your bum) is going at an unbeatable price of $1680 for 12 sessions. You can use this plan on any other 3 parts of your choice for smooth, hair-free nether regions.
And JUST FOR MY READERS, Ginza Calla is offering 2 exclusive plans for you! YIPEEEE! There are two options you can pick from.
1) Fitness Hottie Pack – S$1588 (U.P S$5610)
Get baby-smooth soft skin as you remove hair from your entire body.
– Full body 3 times: $1588 (U.P $5610)
– 22 Body Parts: Underarm/ Navel/ Neckline/ Knee/ Below Navel/ Chest/ Hands&Fingers/ Nipples/ Stomach/ Feet&Toes/ Waist/ Upper V/ Thigh/ Upper Back/ Lower Leg/ Lower Back/ V-line/ Upper Arm/ Hip/ Inner/ Thigh/ Lower Arm/ O-line
– Free bottle of Bihada-junbi
2) Gym Bunny Pack – S$288
Workout hard and smart when you have your underarms free of hair.
– Unlimited V-Line & Under Arm: $288
– Free bottle of Bihada-junbi
Both of these packages come with a bottle of Ginza Calla’s specially formulated “magic water”, Bihada-junbi. The Japanese are always meticulous and careful about after-care, they thus developed Bihada-junbi to promote “Tsuru-Puru” (silky-supple) skin, much like a baby’s.
And you get to bring home a bottle when you sign up for either the FITNESS HOTTIE IPL PACK or GYM BUNNY PACK because Ginza Calla wants to make sure you maintain soft and supple skin even after you leave their premises.
Keep your V-line vacant.
The deals are even better when you sign up with a friend.
Ginza Calla has a B.F.F campaign where both you and your friend will benefit when you both sign up for plans over $500.
1) You will receive immediately a S$150 in-house credit voucher
2) Both you and your B.F.F will EACH receive 6 FREE sessions of a small part treatment (worth $150)
So many people are turning to IPL treatments to get rid of unwanted hair because it is effective and the whole process is painless, easy and fuss-free. On top of that, the packages are incredibly reasonable!
Ginza Calla Develops Its Own IPL Machine
What is special at Ginza Calla is the proprietary IPL machine they have; trust the innovative Japanese to develop it in-house. This machine is unique to all Ginza Calla outlets. Unlike traditional IPL machines used elsewhere, each shot of IPL from Ginza Calla sends out 5 pulses of light, compared to 3 pulses. That’s 150% more effective than normal IPL lights!
Aside from fast and effective hair removal, Ginza Calla�s other priority is to take care of your skin. Both BEFORE AND AFTER your IPL treatment, the therapist applies Bihada-junbi generously all over your treatment area.
The heat from the IPL treatment can sometimes be very drying on the skin. But using a spray, they apply this magic location to the skin to ensure that the skin stays well-hydrated. Bihada-junbi is made up of collagen, Vitamin C and plant extracts.
This is the Bihada-junbi machine.
It gently sprays the magic lotion onto your skin as you relax in the Ginza Calla therapy room. The machine is also equipped with a proprietary high-pressure jet spray, which is used to deliver the Bihada-junbi to the deeper layers of the skin, giving you longer-lasting hydration.
With soft dim lighting, fluffy towel and a comfortable robe, you rest in a lying bed as you begin your treatment. As I mentioned earlier, at Ginza Calla, the therapists first spray the magic lotion, Bihada-junbi all over your treatment area. The lotion is so cooling and feels extremely good on the skin! In fact, it is so relaxing you will most likely fall asleep if the treatment is anything more than 45 minutes.
Just 2 weeks ago, I did the IPL treatment on my leg and about 15 minutes into the treatment, I was already fast asleep! I did not wake up until the therapist cooed at me to turn over – she needed to work on my shins.
You feel absolutely nothing when the therapist puts the IPL light to your skin. The cooling gel and Bihada-junbi do an amazing job of protecting the surface of your skin. And unlike my battles with the hand-held razor, I left the room feeling relaxed, happy and with skin so soft to the touch.
Now that we are into the hottest summer of the year, the opening of Ginza Calla cannot be more timely. Thank you Ginza Calla for the wonderful painless experience! Visit Ginza Calla’s first outlet the following address and location:
Plaza Singapura, #04-55
For IPL appointments or enquiries, call 6238 8850