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Review: Dermaplane at Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

My "after" with makeup on! Look at how flawless it looks! Love it!
My “after” with makeup on! Look at how flawless it looks! Love it! (click to see close-up!)

If I did some genealogy research, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that there’s some werewolf in there. haha! I’ve always been a hairy girl, and then after pregnancy, the hormones made it even worse!

I noticed in a picture a couple weeks ago that the peach fuzz on my face was pretty noticeable, so I started looking into what to do about it. It’s just peach fuzz so I didn’t want to do anything drastic like waxing my entire face, or something time-consuming like a bunch of laser treatments. I heard some good things about dermaplaning (it’s actually a service to slough off the first layer of your skin — great to do in fall after you’ve been in the sun all summer — and the fact that it also gets rid of your peach fuzz is a side benefit). So, I decided to give it a try.

I’ve had a bunch of other skin services done at Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa, so I gave them a call to schedule a dermaplane. They booked me with Manisha and I LOVED her. She was very sweet, informative and thorough. Explained what she was doing and why every step of the way. Essentially, you want to get a dermaplane a few times a year because it helps your skin get rid of that top layer of dead cells that it’s trying to do by itself. Pores and hair folliciles that get clogged by the dead cells breed bacteria and cause break-outs, so by dermaplaning, you keep your skin clear of break-outs, redness and scarring. Plus, getting rid of the peach fuzz cuts down on the dirt and grime caught by the hairs — and makes your makeup go on like a porcelain doll!

It’s $75 and I honestly felt like it was worth every penny. My skin feels lighter and fresher (I know that sounds weird, but that’s how it feels), I love how my makeup goes on flawlessly now, and I haven’t been getting breakouts and ingrown hairs like I did before! Highly recommended! Check out my before and afters below (click to zoom in and really see the close-up results!)



Cincy Chic is actually having an event at Mitchell’s in December (and I believe that’s when they’ll be having their gift certificate sale going on where you can buy gift certificates at a huge discount!). We’ll have refreshments, shopping, and you’ll get to meet with their experts one-on-one to see what they’d recommend for anything you need advice/help with — skin, nails, hair, anything! 🙂 Hope to see you then! Details and RSVP info below!

Holiday Glam

When: Friday Dec. 4, 6-9pm
RSVP: http://HG16.eventbrite.com

Where: Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa – Kenwood Towne Place – 5901 East Galbraith Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Enjoy: Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle! Event is free to attend with a coat donation to St. Vincent de Paul. Includes swag bag, boutique shopping, drinks, light bites, and one-on-one image consulting with expert stylists!

Supporting Sponsors: PNC Bank, Cors & Bassett Attorneys at Law LLC, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Fashion Show Sponsor: LouLou’sMitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

Booth Sponsors: Koop Diamond Cutters, Thirty-One Gifts with Beth Merritt, Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal, It Works! by Shrink Wrap Me Skinny, Mary Kay by Amber Nichols,Champion Windows, Maui Whitening – West Chester, Allusions

Hosted by: Cincy Chic, the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati.

2015 Holiday Glam

Review: UniqueU’s New Laser Hair Removal Services

Me getting my laser hair removal under arm treatment at UniqueU
Me getting my laser hair removal under arm treatment at UniqueU

A couple years ago, my friend Lisa Cooney at Channel 5 lost a ton of weight and I asked her how she did it. She swore by the docs at UniqueU Medical Weight Loss, who helped to get her on a customized weight loss plan. So, I gave them a call about the last few inches I needed to shed to fit back in my “skinny” jeans (not the hipster skinny jeans, we’re talking my last-worn-15-years-ago-in-high-school skinny jeans). I got a treatment called “Zerona” there and it was awesome and helped me finally get back in those high school skinny jeans that I’m STILL wearing today! (Click here to learn more about my “Operation Skinny Jeans” journey)

So, now I’m on their email list and get notifications when they announce new things at the practice, and they just announced a few new services they’re now offering, such as Botox and hair removal treatments. I actually have been thinking about getting laser hair removal for a really long time. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that I’ve already tried EVERYTHING… the NoNo, dermaplane, and electrolysis… but hadn’t given laser a try yet. I guess I was afraid of someone not knowing what they were doing with a laser around my face and eyes. EEK!

But since the docs did SO well with my Zerona, and they were medically supervising these hair removal treatments – versus other places that don’t have any medical physicians on staff supervising – that made me feel a lot better. So, I met with them and got my upper lip and under arms done.

I’m not really a blonde (shhh!!) so I’m actually very hairy and the hair is dark. Recently I had started to notice this dark shadow of hair on my upper lip and I didn’t want to shave it, so I just cut it back. But the shadow was still there. I’m happy to report that after only TWO treatments you can’t see any shadow! And also after only two treatments, my underarms are completely hair free! With my upper lip, I’m no longer self conscious, and with my under arms, I can’t believe how much time just that saves me in the morning! I’m thinking about getting my legs done! Now THAT would save some major time!

The staff at UniqueU was SO helpful about what to do prior and after my treatments to get the best results, and I loved that a doctor was overseeing the whole process! And it was super quick and painless… seriously, I’m a baby about pain, and I didn’t feel a thing! I just love love LOVE how it all turned out and I can’t wait to go back for more! Highly recommended! Five stars! Pixie dust and unicorns! They’re amazing! 🙂

To learn more about them, check them out at UniqueU.com or to ask any questions/make an appointment, you can call (513) 984-2700. OH! And the most exciting part! They said I could offer a special discount to all my friends and Cincy Chic readers! So, check that out below! Enjoy and happy hairloss! 🙂


Ask Amy: Does the no!no! Work?


A friend posted this question on my Facebook page, so I’m sharing it as an “Ask Amy” post, which I like to do when people email or message me on social media. Feel free to contact me – info is in the column to your right – if you have a question you’d like to ask!

Lora B. asked: so, I have a burning question you may know the answer to!! Do you know anything about the no!no!, and if you do, what do you know? i’m on the purchase fence….

My response: Funny you should ask! I actually tried it about a year ago, and to be honest I’d only recommend it if you’re removing fine hair (like peach fuzz). It didn’t work on any hair that was remotely coarse. Later, I talked with my friend at Sephora (where I got mine) and she said they stopped carrying them there because they got so many returns and complaints. So, my advice would be to just say “no” to no!no! and go get laser hair removal instead.

Hope that helps!