How can I prepare for my wax?
Exfoliate the skin two to three times a week. This will remove dead skin cells and help to bring up any existing ingrown hairs. Moisturize daily, this will keep the skin and hair soft, supple, and healthy. Regularly exfoliating and moisturizing allows your wax service to come out as easy and smooth as possible.
What shouldn't I do before I wax?
Avoid exfoliating the day before and the day of your wax service as this can make your skin more sensitive. Avoid heavy makeup and moisturizers the day of your wax service so the wax will be most effective. Avoid tanning two days before your wax service as tanning before your wax can result in skin lifting and burns. Avoid caffeine and alcohol before your wax service as this can make your skin more sensitive.
Does waxing hurt?
The short answer is yes. However, everyone's pain tolerance is different and your level of discomfort can vary greatly from someone else's. Also, most people who wax regularly will notice a significant decrease in discomfort as the hair becomes finer, sparser and more superficial.
How long should my hair be?
Your hair should be at least 1/4 of an inch long for fine to normal hair thickness and 1/2 of an inch long for coarser hair. If you have recently shaved wait at least three weeks before scheduling you wax service. If your hair is too short the wax will not properly remove the hair from the root and it will appear to have grown out in a few days. So, please make sure all of your hair is long enough for your wax service.
Do you offer Brazilian waxes for men?
Yes we do, and we offer a very comprehensive service menu just for men. However, we do not wax men's beards.
Will I experience any irritation after waxing?
It is normal for some people to experience irritation after waxing such as redness, tingling, bumps, pinpoint bleeding, or breakouts. However, our wax line is designed to be safe for the most sensitive skin and our wax specialist will recommend post wax skincare products to alleviate any concerns.
Do you use hard or strip wax?
We use both hard wax and strip wax dependent on the area to be waxed and your skin and hair analysis. Delicate areas such as the face, underarms, labia, scrotum and anus are typically waxed using hard wax, where as large areas of the body such as arms, chest, stomach, legs, and back are typically waxed using strip wax. Our wax specialist will decide which waxing method will be most effective for you.
How long will my wax last?
Depending on your service area anywhere from two to four weeks. We typically recommend facial and underarm waxes be done every two weeks and larger areas such as Brazilians or full legs be performed every four weeks. However, everyone's rate of hair growth is different so our wax specialist will consult you on your ideal waxing time-frame.
How do I take care of my skin after my wax?
For the first 48 hours after your wax service, to prevent irritation avoid exercise, intimate contact, swimming and tanning. Our wax specialist will give you further instructions on what recommended aftercare products to use and how to use them properly.
Will I get ingrown hairs if I wax?
Ingrown hairs are possible anytime you are removing hair, especially if you are prone to getting them. However, regular waxing and proper skincare go a long way to preventing and treating ingrown hairs. Our wax specialist will recommend proper skincare products and a regimen for your skin type and concerns.
Why is waxing better than shaving?
Waxing removes the hair completely form the root where as shaving cuts the hair at surface level. Waxing results in smoother and longer lasting results than shaving. Regular waxing also thins and slows hair regrowth. Waxing is a popular alternative to shaving for people who have sensitive skin and/or suffer from razor burn.
Is there anything I can do to numb the pain?
There is nothing that will completely alleviate the discomfort of waxing. However, over-the-counter pain killers, as well as our Pre Wax Numbing Enhancement can reduce the discomfort of waxing by 30% (consult your physician before taking any new oral OTC medications). If you are a woman, we advise avoiding waxing one week prior and the week of your period as you may be more sensitive during this time.
Should I trim my hair before I wax?
Your hair can not be too long, if necessary our wax specialist can trim your hair prior to your wax. We do not recommend you trim you hair prior to your wax as you may trim the hair too short.
Can I tan if I wax?
Avoid tanning 48 hours prior to and after waxing; tanned skin can peel or become irritated with waxing and freshly waxed skin can sunburn more easily. We recommend getting a spray tan as an alternative 48 hours after waxing. We advise against waxing after spray tanning because the wax will remove the tan.
I am using prescription skin care products. Can I still wax?
If you use a topical prescription cream, you can still wax. However, you will want to discontinue use for a week prior to your appointment and several days after. Even then, you may experience more irritation than you would if you were not using one at all. Clients who are using Accutane or similar products cannot, under any circumstances, wax until they have discontinued use for at least six months. Waxing while taking Accutane can result in dramatic tearing of the skin because it is so compromised by this medication.
At what age can my child get waxed?
It is quite normal for adolescence around age 12 to start waxing their eyebrow, or upper lip. Body waxing can begin whenever parent and child are comfortable with it, however Brazilian waxes are never done on anyone under the age of 18, and all minors, under the age of 18 must be accompanied my a parent.