Beauty Salon Review: Brazilian Waxing at Love Bodyworx, Como.

Having just returned from living in London and spending a good few months reorganising my life, it was time to tackle the next job on the list.

I needed to find a new confidant who was good with a wax pot and a spatula. Someone I felt comfortable with for tending to, well you know. I thought it was going to be an arduous task, but luckily I was wrong…

I am not going to hold back on details, it had been a rather long time between drinks if you know what I am saying. Thanks to Scoopon (who doesn’t love a deal?) I bought a voucher for some waxing at Love Bodyworx on Preston street in Como and even before my voucher was valid, toddled along as a full paying customer. I have to admit I was starting to get the cold sweats about the impending pain but knew it had to be done.

I was warmly greeted by the owner Tracey and ushered into a treatment room. I then braced myself for what I thought would be pain only second to childbirth. I clenched my teeth and sweaty palms for the dreaded first rip ……. it didn’t hurt all, nor the second rip, or third, or in fact – any! Yes a relatively pain free brazilian wax and I am telling you there was some serious removal needed, we were lucky there was any wax left in the pot!

Still stunned from the lack of pain, aftercare advice was offered and not the ‘buy this product’ kind, but good honest helpful advice. I left immediately making a follow up appointment (I never do this) and with a new found spring in my step.

Yes it’s a small salon, but the open friendly manner of the owner, the great pricing ($50 and $45 for a repeat visit within 3-6 weeks of initial wax) and the pain free waxing more than make up for it. Love Bodyworx? Yup I do!

Love Bodyworx Beauty Salon is located at:

Shop 2/10 Preston St (on the corner of Mary and Preston)
Como, WA

Ph: (08) 9368 0396

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Review by Kristy Mollica freelance TV and radio presenter, lover of girl power & things that are so totally not beige!

Be well,


Eyebrow Waxing Vows.

I, Annette, take you, Potential Beauty Therapist, to be my expert waxer, my vigilant tweezer, my faithful non-burning friend and my go-to girl for beautiful, pain free eyebrows from this day forward.

In the presence of the God of waxing, this treatment room and the products that surround us, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful client, in monobrows and in perfectly tweezed arches, in good economic times and in bad, and in joy as well as in the sorrow of not getting my preferred treatment time.

I promise to come to you unconditionally, to support you in your goals to be the salon manager, to honor and respect your need to ask what I’m doing this weekend, to laugh with you when you tell me about that boring thing your boyfriend did and cry with you when he runs off with your distant relative, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall understand that hot wax applied more than one time to any facial area will almost certainly result in a burn.

You may now wax my brows.

*** For relevance, I had a burny, ouchy eyebrow waxing experience today. Sub-optimal, so I created this vow in the hopes that the waxing God’s smile upon me next time.


Be well,



Salon Review: Eyebrow Wax – Total Brow, Inglewood.

Getting your eyebrows professionally shaped is like an instant eyelift. The eyebrows are such an important and dramatic feature of your face, and so, should always be well groomed and shaped. Unfortunately I’ve been somewhat unblessed with straight eyebrows that sprout out like spiders legs in the middle. They aren’t very neat and I have black hair, so they are a prominent feature. I decided to try Total Brow in Inglewood to see if they could help my cause.

From the unassuming entrance on Beaufort St, the foyer is decorated in gold and white, giving it a royal feel. The sell Napoleon Perdis products, so I had fun looking and sampling all the new range before Amy, an eyebrow stylist, called me in. Amy, like all the girls that worked there had perfect shaped brows – and this was a great relief to me.

Amy guided me into the room and I lay down on the table under quite bright lights. I explained the predicament of my wayward brows and she didn’t seem too worried as she went to work.

Total Brow use a combination of warm wax and plucking on the brows. Its relatively painless and quick. Amy also started to pencil in my brows. I confessed I’d never used an eyebrow pencil before so she kindly gave me a lesson. Even though I had dark hair, she suggested using a blonde pencil on my brows – and they looked great.

I left there with slightly thinner, much neater and better shaped brows. I was extremely happy with the result and I will be definitely be back. On the Total Brow website it says: “Come and see us at Total Brow – We’re the best Waxers in Perth!” and, when it comes to eyebrows, I would have to agree with them.

826b Beaufort Street
Western Australia 6052

Ph. 9371 6057
Fax. 93716072


Review by Yvette.

Beauty Salon Review: Luxe Aveda Concept Salon; Eyebrow Tinting + Bonus Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage and Eyebrow Tidy Up!

What’s all this about: Eyebrow Tinting, plus bonus head, neck and shoulder massage, as WELL as a bonus eyebrow tidy up.
Ka-ching: $19
Verdict: Highly recommended
Join the fun: Luxe Aveda Concept Salon (08) 9315 5578, Shop 173, Garden City Shopping Centre, Riseley St,
Booragoon, WA 6154

Guest post by Astrid, East Perth.

At the last minute on a Thursday afternoon recently, I decided to get my eyebrows tinted before I went out for a birthday celebration. I felt lucky to find an appointment with it being late night shopping and last minute.

I almost didn’t recognise the salon! Since the last time I’d been there they have remodeled and they now also have hairdressing services using the wonderful Aveda products (eg. Aveda Shampure Shampoo). Upon entering, I was immediately greeted by the friendly staff and escorted to a treatment room.

The therapist who did the eyebrow tinting was very polite, friendly and was very professional, I feel she went above and beyond what other beauty therapists in the past have done.

As I have fair skin and red hair, my usual salon experience is that they just tint my eyebrows to light brown and it never really suits my hair colour. This therapist asked me if I’d like her to mix a couple of colours together to obtain a better match and more natural colour which I thought was lovely.

When getting my eyebrows tinted I usually just go home and pluck my eyebrows, but this therapist offered to tidy them up at no extra cost! I have to say I’ve never seen my eyebrows look so good. They were perfect.

Afterward, the therapist got me to sit up and applied some aromatherapy oil to my temples and gave me a short head, neck, shoulder and back massage that was so relaxing I nearly fell asleep. At no time did the therapist give me the feeling that she was in a rush to get out of there, being just before close on a Thursday night.

I left the salon feeling very relaxed and extremely pleased with the way my eyebrows looked and was also very pleased that I didn’t have to go home and tidy my eyebrows myself. I would recommend this salon to anyone and I left feeling my money was definitely well spent.

Luxe Aveda Concept Salon

Trading Hours:
Mon: 9:00 – 5:30
Tues: 9:00 – 5:30
Wed: 9:00 – 5:30
Thurs: 9:00 – 9:00
Fri: 9:00 – 5:30
Sat: 9:00 – 5:00
Sun: Closed – Closed

Beauty Salon Review: Je Suis Femme; Eyebrow Wax, Eyelash Tinting + Bonus Hand Massage!

What’s all this about: Eyebrow wax/reshape, Eyelash Tinting, Bonus Hand Massage
Ka-ching: $30 ish
Verdict: Worth it
Join the fun: (08) 9458 9650, Shop 1122, Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre, 1382 Albany Highway, Cannington.

Yesterday I decided to get my life in order, and as we all should know, that absolutely cannot be done without eyebrows that are shapely. After a month or so of wild overgrowth to the North of my eyes, I made an appointment with my regular beauty salon, Je Suis Femme, to rectify the situation.

It was easy to get an appointment given it was a Wednesday. I arrived early and they were able to accomodate me straight away. The therapist who did the waxing was really sweet, she asked me what I wanted and chatted with me about various things.

She was very precise with how she waxed them, using a cotton bud to apply the wax, so it took a little longer but I’d rather that than a haphazard & heavy handed approach to very hot liquids on my face.

The general slight pain of waxing was incurred. Afterwards she even measured my eyebrows to make sure they were correct, which I’ve never experienced before and I thought it was GREAT! Definitely A+ service.

She commented on my eyelashes, I was wearing Diorshow at the time (which may I also add is a fantastic mascara), and would I like to have my eyelashes tinted as they were having a special?

I said yes and came back half an hour later after some shopping to have it done. A different therapist who was also really nice did the tinting. I don’t think I will get it done again, as I already have pretty dark lashes and it never seems to make much of a difference to my eyes, also I don’t like the idea of crazy chemical dyes possibly leaking into my eyes – it is kind of scary!

So while the dyes were working their magic I received a 10 minute hand massage, which felt good.

Afterwards I left very happy & it was only about $30 all up! I would definitely recommend this salon, it is one of my favourites, especially for waxing.

Je Suis Femme.