Hair Removal FAQs
Why wax in the first place?
Waxing vs. Shaving. Many prefer waxing because it lasts much longer than shaving! Wax services remove hair from the root, leaving no stubble and super smooth skin.
What areas on the body can be waxed?
Almost all areas of your the body can be waxed, as long as the hair will allow. Such as the eyebrows, upper lip, chin, arms, back, chest, stomach, legs, bikini area, and the genital area.
What’s the best way to prepare for a waxing appointment?
Be sure you have at least a 1/4 inch of hair growth, 1/2 inch for course hair. That is about a week to 2 weeks of hair growth after shaving. Exfoliating with a loofah or exfoliating gloves the day before waxing is suggested for less pain at the appointment. If it’s your first time please let us know and we will walk you through every step at the appointment.
What should you expect from the waxing appointment?
Smooth, hairless skin! Everyone’s skin reacts differently to waxing, typically you can expect to have temporary redness and minor irritation for a day or two. Avoid activities that will cause extra sweat to prevent chaffing.
How long does waxing take?
It depends on what service and how many services you are getting done. Most services range from 15 minutes to one hour.
Will waxing hurt?
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. One person may have several nerve endings in one area, while another may not. If you have a sensitive skin, remember that any pain is very minor and very temporary.
PRO TIP: Take an ibuprofen and/or use numbing spray 30 minutes before your appointment to help alleviate pain.
How often should you get waxed?
Regular waxing without shaving inbetween is essential. For many, that is every 4-6 weeks. Your skin will be less sensitive and the hair becomes finer if waxing is done every four weeks.
How long will the results last?
Although it varies on the person and their genes, waxing usually lasts from 4 to 8 weeks. However, most people fall between every 4-6 weeks.
What is the best way to prevent ingrown hairs between appointments?
Do not skip exfoliation! You can use both a physical and chemical exfoliant to help prevent annoying ingrown hairs.
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Will the hair grow back thicker?
NO! This is an ancient myth. After waxing, the hair grows back slower, finer, and more scarce than before.
Are there any health precautions?
Yes! Those with diabetes, varicose veins, or poor circulation should avoid getting waxed as they are more susceptible to infection. Clients who also take or have recently taken Accutane, use products containing Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications are not recommended to get waxing services.
Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications.
Other advice for waxing
Remember to breathe and relax! Waxing is super quick and speedy. Keep the waxed area protected from direct sunlight for 12 hours. You want to avoid things such as sex, working out, and places with lots of steam/humidity for 24 hours.