Month: May 2015

Discover Laser Hair Removal for Confidence and Convenience

May 21, 2015 by Gloria in Blog with Comments Off on Discover Laser Hair Removal for Confidence and Convenience

Barbara Aleks Hecht
Personal Stylist, Image Consultant & Interior Designer

If it were up to me, the only place I’d have hair on my body is on my head and my eyebrows. The rest could just disappear forever, never to be seen again. Unfortunately that’s not the case and I, like many women, spend countless hours shaving, waxing, plucking and enduring ridiculous amounts of pain, removing unwanted hair.

I’d tried Laser Hair Removal for certain parts of my body (none of which I’ll mention here) in the past without much success. The procedure was extremely painful and after two sessions with no results, I just couldn’t bear to continue.

So when I met Gloria Loney of Chi-Chi Laser Studio in Oakville, Ontario, I was skeptical. She insisted that the machine she uses (Soprano XL, continuous wave diode laser with a sophisticated cooling system) is both painless and effective, as well as safe and gentle to use. (Uh huh. Heard that before.) But as hesitant as I was, the thought of constantly shaving my bits and pieces to perfection was enough for me to decide to give it another go. What’s the worst that could happen?

I went into my first session with Gloria slightly terrified. (Keep in mind I have a very low pain threshold.) When she started the lasering, I felt a slight pinching or heat. “No problem,” said Gloria, as she turned down the machine. Presto. No heat, no pinching, no nothing: 100 per cent completely pain-free. On all regions. The lady didn’t lie.

Ah, but what about the results? Gloria said I’d start seeing results in a few weeks. Right again. I started to notice less and less hair after each shave. And now, five weeks after my first session, we’ve decided to postpone the second session for a couple of weeks, until I see a bit more hair growth. Honestly, I’m truly amazed — especially since she worked on an area that hadn’t previously been lasered.

So how many sessions will I need? That depends. Gloria says that most women need approximately eight sessions and that results vary. Fine by me. I’m so impressed by the outcome, I’m even considering lasering other body parts.

But as much as Laser Hair Removal, for me, is all about convenience, for some women, it’s a matter of confidence. There are some women, even young girls, that have excessive facial and/or body hair that leaves them feeling self conscious and insecure.

For these women and girls, hair removal is a necessary part of their daily routine — critical to them feeling good about themselves and their appearance, as well as essential to their self-esteem.

Gloria mentioned that for most of them, removing the hair permanently changes their lives. Once the hair is completely gone, so is the hiding and trying to cover it up. Gone is the insecurity and walking with heads down and shoulders slumped. Replacing it is confidence, heads held high and no fear of others staring for all the wrong reasons.

So whether you’re tired of the constant grooming or have unwanted hair that you’d like to say goodbye to forever, why not give Laser Hair Removal a try? You might even end up like me — happy, pain-free and probably, soon to be, practically hairless (other than my head and eyebrows of course).

You can find the original article on the Huffington Post at:

Thrilled With The Results

May 21, 2015 by Gloria in Reviews with Comments Off on Thrilled With The Results

I’m thrilled with the results of Chi Chi laser technique so far. I’m doing my arms, full legs, underarms and Brazilian and amazed at the results. Gloria knows what’s she doing and I have the hairless body to prove it.


Lisa Pisano Blog | Painless Laser Hair Removal

May 1, 2015 by chyz in Blog with Comments Off on Lisa Pisano Blog | Painless Laser Hair Removal

Lisa Pisano is an Oakville based Lifestyle Coach and Yoga instructor.

You can find out more about her at

I know, I know…you read the title and were like “What?! That doesn’t sound like a new recipe!” lol
When I started this blog a few years ago, the intent was to share many different topics on this site, which include, but were not meant to be limited to recipes, nutritional tips as well as tips on fitness and everything yoga. I feel I haven’t been true to that for a long time now. This blog is a health and wellness site. I believe part of feeling healthy and “well” includes taking care of your body not only on the inside, but on the outside too! That means personal hygiene and maintenance folks so yes, I am going to talk to you about laser hair removal! Oh and be prepared to begin seeing more blogs from me again. My winter rut, writer’s block, whatever you want to call it, is over!

I started laser hair removal a few years back and have only ever had the Soprano system used on me so it’s the only one I can comment on. I don’t know what to compare it to but I have heard from many that it’s the best and I am happy with the results so I will continue to use the same system. When I moved to Oakville a couple of years ago, I had to change many of the service providers I used to use in the past because let’s face it…driving from Oakville to Woodbridge, although a nice drive, isn’t a short one. Finding someone I could trust to continue with my laser hair removal wasn’t going to be easy.

Enter…Gloria, owner of Chi Chi Laser Studios. I met Gloria last Spring at a women’s networking event and we connected instantly. It didn’t take long for me to visit her studio, which is located in the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre, and begin treatments using the SopranoXL laser hair removal system. I have been going to her for a year now and can’t speak highly enough about the service I receive every single time I visit, whether it be from Gloria or her laser technician, Dorota. Great service, great prices and great conversations while getting pampered!! What more can one ask for?
If you’re looking to make the switch from painful waxing or time consuming shaving, or if you’re interested in other great services such as skin tightening or eyelash extensions, look no further.

Until next time,

Have a fit and fabulous day!

Lisa Pisano
Lifestyle Coach

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