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Frequently asked questions for waxing services and post care
Why should I wax? Waxed hair grows back smooth and fine, unlike the stubble that shaving causes. Each time you wax, the hair follicle weakens and can eventually die, leaving you with less hair. Waxing also lasts significantly longer than other hair removal methods.
Is there anyone who should not get waxed? If you are on medication that increases your skin’s photosensitivity, you may not be a good candidate for waxing. If you are using Retin-A or retinol products on the area we are waxing (face, neck), discontinue the use of these products 10-14 days before your appointment to avoid complications such as skin lifting. If you have received a chemical peel or laser skin treatment you must wait at least two weeks before waxing that area. Clients taking the oral prescription Accutane should wait 12 months before waxing ANY area. Clients undergoing Chemotherapy treatments may not be waxed until treatment is completed and their Oncologist provides a release for such services.
What kind of wax do you use? We use the absolute highest quality wax available, both hard and soft wax. All of our waxes are low temperature, and gentle on the skin. We prep the skin with specialty products before the wax, as well as apply post-wax products after the service.
How long does waxing last?
You have three different hair growth cycles that are each approximately 10 days long so, we recommend consistently waxing every 4 weeks. Please be aware that you may not be 100% smooth the very first time you wax. Because of the different hair growth cycles, your hair may grow back “patchy” after the first few visits. The more consistent you are, the smoother you’ll be as all of your hair will be on the same growth cycle. There are many benefits to maintaining a regular hair removal cycle. Waxing regularly will cause the hair to grow back finer, thinner, and more sparse!
Does waxing hurt? Can I reduce the pain?
We are removing hair from the follicle, so there is some pain involved. However, as your hair grows in thinner and finer after establishing a waxing routine, it does get easier each time! Here are some tips to help minimize the pain. First of all, be consistent. This results in a less painful wax. Get on a consistent schedule and stick to it! Year round is ideal. Try to avoid caffeine before your appointment, as caffeine is a stimulant, and can make your skin more sensitive. Exfoliate before you come in. We also suggest scheduling your first appointment right after your period. Your pain threshold is higher during that time, and you’ll be more comfortable. Stop shaving! We like you to come see us about two to three weeks after your last shave.
What is the ideal hair length for my wax? We advise half an inch (1/2″) of hair. While everyone’s hair grows at a different rate, this generally takes 14 days to a full three weeks after your last shave. We know it’s a pain to grow it out, but it’s very important that there’s enough length for the wax to grab onto! We will decide if your hair is too short, and may ask to reschedule your appointment for a few days/weeks later to let the hair grow out. If the hair is too short to wax, please be aware that you are still responsible for the cost of your scheduled appointment that day! So please, for everyone’s sake make sure you haven’t shaved, waxed, tweezed, Nair’d or any other form of hair removal for 2-3 weeks.
How safe and clean is this service? Do you “double-dip”? Double dipping, as it’s sometimes known, is when a wax stick is used to apply wax on a client and then dipped back into the wax pot. This is highly unsanitary, unprofessional and is a risk for the spread of disease. There is absolutely no double dipping here! Wax sticks are used once per dip (and boy do we use a lot of them!) and other items are fully disposable or able to be disinfected (using hospital grade disinfectants) per state regulations. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, clean and sanitary space where you can feel comfortable being waxed.
What’s the minimum age to be waxed?
Anyone under the age of 16 receiving a service for the first time must have a parent or guardian present at the initial appointment to give written consent. Brazilian waxes will not be performed on any minors under the age of 18 without a parent or guardian present. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but appreciate your understanding in this matter!