Please read the wax faqs below before your waxing appointment.
(just outside the panty line)
female full bikini
(along the panty line & bringing the top down)
(everything, bum optional)
side of face
Pre wax tips
Stop shaving 1-2 weeks before your appointment. Hair needs to be ¼ inch long. If hair is longer than ¾ inch, I recommend trimming the area before your appointment.
Avoid sun exposure 48 hours prior to your appointment. If the area getting waxed is sunburned the service will need to be postponed.
Exfoliate the area getting waxed the day before your appointment.
Take Ibuprofen 30-45 min before the appointment to minimize discomfort.
Waxing can be extra sensitive to women during the menstrual cycle. Brazilians will be rescheduled.
Wear loose fitting clothes to your appointment to avoid irritation.
Post wax info
You may experience the following after your wax treatment: sensitivity, swelling, redness, skin irritation, ingrown hairs (uncommon, but possible) heat bumps, bruising, or pin-dot bleeding from hair follicles. Irritation is common for first time waxers. Your skin will be sensitive to touch as well as red. Some women will also experience little white bumps a day or two after their service. Do no pick at these bumps as they will disappear in a couple days.
The following tips will minimize discomfort and provide optimal results:
Regular waxing will reduce discomfort as well as hair growth.
Do NOT shave between services. For the best long term results, stay consistent in the beginning with services every 4-5 weeks.
Avoid hot baths/showers, sun exposure, any sweating and products for the first 24-48 hours.
Avoid tight fitting clothes.
Ingrown hairs are not common, but can happen. To reduce ingrown hairs, lightly exfoliate 48 hours after service. For best results you should exfoliate 1-2 times a week.
Waxing services are not recommended if...
You are using any topical medication for the treatment of your skin from a dermatologist.
You are pregnant and have never had waxing done before.
You are diabetic.
Your skin is overly sensitive, dry or thin.
Treatment of red or white bumps:
If you are prone to bumps after waxing, you may treat the area with 1% hydrocortisone or aloe vera gel. The swelling normally goes away within 30 mins after waxing for most people. Breakouts or white bumps can be treated with tea tree oil or 1% Hydrocortisone cream followed by a topical antibiotic cream such as Bacitracin or Polysporin for 3-5 days. The more regular you become with waxing, the less irritation you will have.
Can medication affect waxing?
Yes! You CANNOT be waxed if you are taking any antibiotics, Accutane, Differin, or Retin A. Additionally, any medications that mention “sun sensitivity” on the list of symptoms will preclude you from being waxed. You should also avoid waxing while using Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic and Lactic), Topical Antibiotics, Retinol, Salicylic Acid or Peels. If you are not sure of how you may react due to any prescriptions you are taking, please give us a call before hand so we can help you determine if you are able to get waxed.
Can I tan before or after my waxing?
I recommend that you do not tan before or at least 24 hours after. Also, you cannot wax after a spray tan because the wax will exfoliate your tan right off. If necessary, it is OK to spray tan after waxing once the waxed area has had a few hours to recover.
Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker or darker?
No, it will not. Waxing removes the hair by the root, often weakening the root in process. Therefore, waxing may actually make the hair finer and more sparse with repeated regular waxing.
Can I still get a wax when pregnant?
Yes, it may just be a little more sensitive than usual. However, I would not recommend it if you have never waxed before.
How long does waxing last?
Waxing may last up to 2 to 3 weeks. The more you do it, the longer it will last. I recommend absolutely NO SHAVING in that area between waxes. Since all of your hair is on different growth cycles you may start to see random hairs appear after the first week but it won’t be until week 4 that you will have enough to get waxed again.
How often should I have waxing done?
I recommend every 2-4 weeks for any facial waxing. For body waxing, every 4-6 weeks or when the hair is between 1/4 and 1/2 inch long.
Please contact me with any additional questions!