Waxing at Skintuition

You can trust that you are in great hands by experienced waxers.

At Skintuition, we use proprietary waxes that are custom made for our specifications. They are designed to remove hair at the root, leaving your skin smooth for weeks. We maintain the highest standards of cleanliness, so that your experience is as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We NEVER double dip waxing sticks! We go through A LOT of sticks to ensure that your wax experience is as sanitary as possible.

We perform thousands of waxing procedures every year, and we truly love what we do. Our ultimate goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible during a procedure that is notoriously uncomfortable. We offer both soft wax (wax with strips) and hard wax and will choose which is more appropriate for your skin.

Before you 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.

For eyebrow waxing, we ask that you do not tweeze them for as long as you can before your appointment. We like to have as much hair to work with as possible so that we can find your perfect shape! But, if you are tweezing, please stop at LEAST 10 days before your eyebrow shaping appointment.

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! But I digress…

You should not wax if you have a fresh sunless tan because it will remove your tan. But, you can do one of our amazing Airbrush Tans after your waxing service! We will just make sure that all of the wax residue and oil have been removed from your skin before we begin. If possible, it is probably best to wait 24 hours between waxing large areas (legs and arms ) and airbrush tanning. But, we can make it work if you are not able to come in 2 consecutive days.

Do not use any contraindicated skin care products like alpha hydroxy acid products or trentinoin 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.

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. You should not use body oil or body butter right before waxing because it may prevent the wax from adhering to the hair properly. We recommend to lightly moisturize before waxing because skin that is dry and flakey tends to get a little more irritated after waxing.

Steps of the waxing process

We will assess your hair type and skin type, and select either a soft wax or hard wax. We use soft wax for most applications. Depending on the area to be waxed, we will apply a pre-wax oil or cleanser. If your hair is mostly blonde and fine, we may apply powder to the area to ensure that we do not miss any hair.

We will then begin the waxing procedure. We move as quickly as possible, while still taking the time to ensure that we do a thorough wax.

After the wax is complete, we will apply a post-wax oil to remove any wax residue, and send you on your hair-free way!

After you Wax

Steer clear of prolonged exposure to heat – including saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, sun bathing, tanning beds and intense heated exercise for 1-2 days after a wax as your skin may be sensitive.

Keep the area clean and dry for 24 hours after your waxing appointment. You can apply a light, preferably fragrance-free moisturizer to the area if you like. If your skin is a little irritated, you can apply hydrocortisone cream or aloe. We offer some products for home use if you are prone to ingrown hairs, and we can show them to you at your appointment.

Do not apply deodorant for 24 hours after an underarm wax.

Do not wear super tight pants after leg and bikini waxing and be sure to wear cotton, breathable panties for 24 hours. 

Avoid working out for 24 hours after waxing. Sweat may irritate freshly waxed skin.

Some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24-48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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 and 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.

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. We recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks.

Waxing Tips

Relax! Easier said than done, we know. Usually the anticipation of the waxing is worse than the waxing appointment itself. Avoid caffeine before your wax; it can make you a little more sensitive.

You can still have a Brazilian wax if you are on your period. Just be sure to wear a tampon, and we can work around it. Honestly, it happens all of the time.

The Brazilian wax is not as scary as it may sound. It is the most popular waxing procedure that we do at Skintuition. It generally takes less than 15 minutes for a full Brazilian bikini wax. We are EXPERTS at this procedure, and perform THOUSANDS of Brazilian Waxes every year. We use either soft wax for Brazilian waxing, or a combination of soft and hard wax, depending on the sensitivity of the client.

The first time is the worst time, but it gets easier every time. We totally understand that first-timers do not know what to expect. But keep in mind that it will be over before you know it, and your smooth skin will be your reward. Most of the time, people leave their appointment saying that it wasn’t nearly as bad as they expected!

NOTE: Waxing may have certain side effects, such as skin lifting, redness, swelling, tenderness, etc. Service Providers will take every precaution to minimize or eliminate possible negative reactions.
If requesting a Brazilian Wax procedure, understand that this is the full removal of all pubic hair, and clients will have to remove their underwear. Service Providers will need access to the pubic area to be able to do this procedure and to be able to apply pre and post treatment products.

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MON - FRI: 9am-7pm

SAT: 9am-3pm


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1272 Walton Blvd.

Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Phone : 248.650.5372