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Waxing FAQ

What kind of wax do you use? 

  • We offer both soft wax (wax with strips) and hard wax and will choose which is more appropriate for your skin. We generally use soft wax for most services & we specialize in speed waxing. 

Does waxing hurt? 

  • It's no secret that waxing can be uncomfortable. But, it really isn't that bad- we promise!  And the more you do it and keep on a waxing schedule, the less painful it is because the hair will start to grow in finer, softer and more sparse.

How do I prepare for my wax? 

  • Do not shave or tweeze for a minimum of 2 weeks to ensure that the hair is long enough for the wax to grip. But honestly, the longer the better for your first wax. It is VERY important to have enough hair growth when you come for your appointment. ¼” of growth is the minimum for a thorough waxing. A good test would be to see if you can pinch the hair between your fingers and pull it. If you can grip it, then it is long enough.

  • Use an exfoliating mitt or loofah before your body waxing appointment. This will help lift any ingrown hairs and open up the follicle so that we can get a thorough wax.

  • Moisturize the area to be waxed. A light moisturizer is best. Having well hydrated skin will help minimize any post waxing irritation

  • Do not use a tanning bed 24 hours before waxing. Actually, don’t use a tanning bed ever because it is bad for your skin!

  • Do not use any contraindicated skin care products like alpha hydroxy acid products or tretinoin products, such as retin-a and renova in the area to be waxed for 4-7 days prior to waxing. People using Accutane are not candidates for waxing.

Can I wax when I am pregnant? 

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women.

How long does waxing last?

  • The hair that was removed will slowly start growing back around 2-2.5 weeks after waxing, and will be fully grown back in and ready to wax again in 4-6 weeks.

  • When you first start waxing, it is common that after the first 2 or 3 waxings you may feel some short hairs that remain in the area. This occurs most frequently with clients that have coarse, dark hair, and it is most common with leg, underarms, & Brazilian waxing. The reason for stubble is because your hair grows on 3 different cycles and it can take a few appointments for your hairs to all grow out long enough to be grabbed entirely by the wax. 

How often should I wax?

  • If you would like to maintain your smooth appearance, please do not shave between your appointments. Each time you wax, the hair follicle weakens and can eventually die, leaving you with less hair. In order to achieve this goal, we recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks without shaving between appointments at all. 

Any aftercare instructions I should follow?

  • Avoid deodorant for 24 hours. No exercise, sexual contact, saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms for 24-48 hours. Avoid retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids and exfoliation for 48 hours after wax. Avoid direct sun exposure for 48 hours and wear SPF 30 or higher daily on waxed area.

What is the difference between the Women's Bikini Waxing Options?

  • We get this question a lot! Here are some illustrations explaining the difference. The purple shaded areas are the areas that will be waxed.

Women's Brazilian Bikini Wax 

Women's Partial Brazilian Bikini Wax 

Women's Bikini Extended Wax 

Women's Basic Bikini Wax 

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