A key component to successful waxing is appropriate education regarding general waxing practices, pre-waxing preparation and post-waxing care. The following FAQs are provided to help answer any questions you may have regarding your waxing experience. Have questions that aren’t answered here?
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What 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.
Does waxing hurt?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but you can expect a short, stinging sensation after the strip is pulled. If you are worried about being sensitive, taking an ibuprofen or aspirin about 30 minutes before your appointment should minimize your discomfort (consult with your physician before taking medications). Continuous waxing causes finer and less hair therefore waxing becomes less painful.
what kind of wax do you use?
We use a hard wax that shrink wraps and hardens around the hair and lifts from the skin creating a less painful removal!
Will the 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.
how long can i expect my waxing to last?
If you’ve allowed your hair to grow out to the proper length prior to waxing, you can expect to be hair-free for a minimum of 1-2 weeks following your appointment.
is there an age limit for getting waxed?
Waxing is for everyone—guy or gal, young or old! Speaking of young, if you’re under 18, please bring a parent or guardian on your first visit as we need their consent. Better yet, have them book an appointment, too!
can someone come in the treatment room with me?
To provide optimal services, only the client and our technician are allowed in the treatment room during an appointment. Except for clients under the age of 15, where we invite a parent or guardian to be on hand.
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 does my hair need to be?
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. The longer you wait, the better the results.
can i tan before my wax?
We recommend that you should avoid sun exposure for 48 hours prior to and after your wax.
what should i wear to my bikini wax?
Whatever makes you comfortable, keeping in mind that the “skimpier” the underwear the better our technicians can see what they are doing. Also, we encourage you to leave your new panties at home in case we get any wax on them. We also provide complimentary disposable underwear for your use.
any other things i should consider before my wax?
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 prevent 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.
what should i 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.
how often should i get waxed?
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.