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Know Your Spa Treatments: Ear Candling

by Judy Lessin | February 28, 2014


What is it? Ear candling is a safe, gentle, natural way to remove excess wax and debris from inside the ears. Long tapered candles are inserted gently into the ears, and then lit. The candle creates a slight vacuum effect, oxidizing, vaporizing, and drawing softened wax and debris from the ears. The warmth and smoke assists the body’s natural process to excrete impacted earwax during the day after candling is performed.

Who does it? Beso Hair Skin Laser Spa, Greeley, Colo.

What they say about it: The clients we attract are those who may want some relief from ear congestion due to sinus problems and those who prefer holistic methods.

What they charge: $35 for two candles; $55 for four candles; $75 for six candles.

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by Holly Schippers

You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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