FACE & BODY WAXING FAQ'S
Q. What are the benefits of waxing?
A. Waxing makes your skin feel so soft and it lasts much longer than shaving. Some people wax because they feel it is more hygienic. Our body releases natural oils and sweat on a daily basis. Our hair can hold on to them as well as the odor they produce. When you remove the hair you can stay cleaner and fresher longer.
Q. Does waxing hurt?
A. I’m not going to lie, it doesn’t feel great. Every person’s pain tolerance is different. The good thing is that the pain goes away in seconds. We do carry products that minimize discomfort. By the time you leave your appointment, the pain will be gone and you will be happy and hair free!
Q. How do I prepare for a Brazilian Wax?
A. Showering beforehand is ideal. Hot water opens pores and allows hair to come out easy, making it less painful for you. Remember, appointments straight after the gym - working out beforehand - are not pleasant for your technician. We appreciate your kind consideration! If you cannot shower prior to your appointment, please use personal wipes!
Q. If I shower beforehand, is there anything I shouldn't do?
A. It is a good idea to exfoliate your bikini area, very gently, the night before your wax. Not immediately beforehand. In fact, it is a good habit to gently exfoliate your bikini area every day in avoiding those pesky ingrown hairs.
Q. How long should I grow my hair out before my waxing appointment?
A. Your hair should be grown out at least three weeks prior to your first wax. The longer the better, so don't trim. This will ensure the best results that will last longer.
Q. How long does the hair have to be for a proper wax?
A. At least ¼ inch. Translation – if you can pinch your hair and lift your skin without the hair slipping through your fingers, it should be long enough. It usually takes on average of 2 to 3 weeks of growing out your hair to be ready for a wax. Trust me, it makes it that much easier to maintain, long term.
Q. Should I trim my hair before my appointment?
A. NO! The longer the hair, the smoother your skin will feel after the wax. If your hair needs to be trimmed, it will be taken care of as I'm very much aware of the best length for your procedure.
Q. Will my hair grow back thicker?
A. No. The hair will actually grow back lighter and softer every time you wax. It usually takes at least 3 waxing sessions to really notice a change in how fast your hair grows back.
Q. Will I have a reaction to waxing?
A. Most likely not. But do remember, being physically active after a wax, taking medication or even wearing heavy clothes may lead to skin irritation and sometimes ingrown hair. However, I do offer a free patch test wax to see how your skin would react to a full procedure.
Q. What if I’m pregnant?
A. A new trend for Moms-to-be is to get a Brazilian wax right before childbirth. This isn't a good idea as your naturally much more sensitive at the time of pregnancy. If anything, I'd recommend to start waxing in the beginning of your pregnancy for best end results beyond child birth. If you are in your 2nd trimester or further along, please let us know upon making the appointment, we will schedule more time to ensure your comfort!
Q. When should I not get waxed?
A. If you have; Lupus, are a carrier of the Aid's / HIV virus, are in cancer therapy, receiving chemotherapy, or any other radiation treatment. Also, if you are taking Rx Accutane, Differin, Retin A, Antibiotics, or taking any medication that may cause sun sensitivity. You should also avoid waxing while using salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, obaji products, any harsh exfoliants, or any facial peels. All these products thin out the skin and will make you more sensitive and likely to burn or peel. You should wait 2-6 weeks depending on how long you have been on the medication before you wax, as we want to make sure the meds are out of your system so you have a pleasant waxing experience. If you are not sure of how you may react from any other prescriptions you are taking, please give us a call, we can help you determine whether you’re able to get waxed or not.
Q. Can I tan after I wax?
A. We suggest that you wait at least 24 hours before you lay out in the sun or in a tanning bed. As for a spray tan, we suggest you wait a few hours for your skin to re-acclimate after the wax.