Why should you wax?
Waxing is the primary hair removal method with several benefits such as removing the hair and bulb from the follicle, less irritation, smoother skin, reduces ingrown hair/dark spots and the hair becomes softer, finer, and will grow back slower.
What type of wax do we use?
We use both hard and soft wax but the majority of the time it is hard because it’s more gentle on the skin. Each wax is hypoallergenic, which is best suitable for all skin types. Hard wax is thicker, dries on the hair and, requires no fabric strip to remove. Soft wax is thin, dries on the hair and skin and, requires a fabric strip to remove.
Does waxing hurt?
Your first-time waxing will be the most uncomfortable (due to the hair bulb being larger/stronger). The uncomfortable feeling only last a few seconds after each pull (it is less or more intense depending on the area). how it feels is based on your pain tolerance, hair amount/texture, and how you prepare for the appointment. The more you “train” your hair by waxing the less discomfort you will experience. every person will not have the same experience.
How long should your hair be?
The hair should be ¼ inch (a grain of rice). If you already have some hair growth 1-2 weeks and if you have stubbles 3-4 weeks of hair growth is recommended for best results. If the hair is not long enough it will not adhere to the wax.
How can you prepare for a wax?
Ask questions before your appointment to eliminate confusion and concerns. Grow out the hair long enough for the best results. Stop using Retinol and Accutane (4-6 weeks prior), it can cause the skin to be sensitive and/or to lift. Exfoliate/moisturize 24-48 hours before appointment so the hair comes out easier. Wear loose clothes to be comfortable. avoid alcohol and caffeine. Take Tylenol or Aleve 30 to 45 minutes before appointment to help with the discomfort.
What are contraindications to waxing?
Waxing should not be performed on a person with skin conditions (sunburn/open sores/eczema/inflamed/open sores), autoimmune/circulatory disorders, epilepsy (uncontrolled), or varicose veins on the legs. Contraindicated topical products and treatment should be stopped at least 1 month to 6 weeks before waxing. With harsher products and treatments, it can take up to 3 months or longer after healing before the skin is ready to be waxed. Topical products include things such as Retinol, Accutane, Differin, Tazorac, or hydroquinone. Topical treatments include things such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, light therapy with medications, surgery, injectable treatments, or blood-thinning/hormones/antidepressants medications.
Can you get waxed on your cycle?
Yes, we just ask you to wear a clean tampon and inform us before the service starts. Please advise you may experience more sensitivity due to hormones.
Can you get waxed pregnant?
Yes. Although it is safe, we do recommend you consult with your doctor first. Please advise you may experience more sensitivity due to hormones.
What are the wax aftercare instructions?
Clients should avoid the following 48 hours after waxing; exfoliation, friction (intercourse/tight clothing), excessive heat (hot tubs/sweating), touching the area, fragrances/ingredients that may be irritating, tanning, and sun exposure for a long period. After 48 hours you should exfoliate the area 2-3 times a week and moisture daily with products appropriate for the area. Do not shave, use cream depilatories or trim in between appointments, it will cause irritation and the hair growth cycle to be irregular.
How often should I wax?
You should wax your face and underarms every 2-3 weeks and bikini/brazilian and other areas every 4-5 weeks. These timeframes are an estimate and can be different depending on your hair growth rate and wax consistency.