waxing|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
WHAT EXACTLY IS WAXING?
Waxing is a form of hair removal that removes the entire hair from the hair follicle. Warm wax is applied to the skin and adheres to the hair. When removed, the hair is pulled from the root.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY WAXING SERVICE?
We recommend that you exfoliate the area several days prior to your appointment. Thoroughly clean the area keeping the skin moist, but not greasy from heavy lotions or oils.
HOW LONG, OR SHORT, SHOULD MY HAIR BE FOR WAXING?
Hair needs to be at least ¼” to ½” for effective waxing. For most people this means waiting 2-4 weeks (minimum of 2 weeks) from the last time you shaved.
WILL MY HAIR GROW BACK THICKER OR DARKER?
No, waxing actually has the opposite effect. Hair that is removed at the roots grows in finer and softer over time.
CAN I GET WAXED DURING MY PERIOD?
Yes. However, if you are concerned the increased hormone activity will make you more sensitive; avoid waxing 3 days before and the first 3 days of your cycle.
CAN I GET WAXED IF I’M PREGNANT?
Absolutely. We are used to making our pregnant clients feel as comfortable as possible during their waxing experience.
IS THERE MEDICATIONS I NEED TO AVOID?
There are many medications that affect skin and skin integrity (glycolic acid, lactic acid, benzyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, vitamin A, prescribed exfoliating scrubs, antibiotics + hormonal medications.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIKINI, MODIFIED BIKINI, & BRAZILIAN?
Bikini – hair will be removed that extends outside of the panty line or crease of thigh.
Bikini Plus – a thin strip of hair will be left down the middle of the bikini area.
Brazilian – all hair removed including backside (some prefer leaving a small patch in front).
ANY OTHER THINGS I SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MY WAXING APPOINTMENT?
Females may want to schedule their appointment during the first 2 weeks of their cycle as it will help decrease sensitivity. Also, avoid stimulants such as caffeine as it may increase sensitivity levels.
HOW DO I PRVENT INGROWN HAIRS?
Ingrown hairs are thin hairs that cannot push through the skin resulting in inflammation. The best way to prevent is to gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week. We have a variety of products available including body scrubs, bath poufs, and Tend Skin to help minimize this condition.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO FOR AFTERCARE?
Your skin may be sensitive following your wax. Any red bumps or irritation should subside within a few hours. Avoid sun exposure/tanning, hot baths/hot tubs, heavy lotions, and exfoliation for 48 hours following your service.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEXT APPOINTMENT?
This varies depending on area of body being waxed and individual hair growth, however, on average we recommend waxing every 4 weeks for best results.