Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do to prepare for my wax?
Before your appointment we suggest you to take a shower the day of. Your hair must be a quarter of an inch in length, which is about 3 to 4 weeks of growth. A night before your wax gently exfoliate to release all ingrown hairs and dead skin cells. Please do NOT shave or use any other hair removing product as it will make your hairs more sharper and harder.
Take an Ibuprofen or Advil 30-45 minutes before your appointment if you are worried about pain.
Smoking, regular caffeine and alcohol consumption creates a lot of acid in the body. Taking Tums 20 minutes before your service can help reduce acidity and reduce skin sensitivity.
Try not to drink caffeine or alcohol before a wax. While having a couple glasses of wine or beer before getting a wax may sound like a great idea, stimulants in the system will cause the skin to be very sensitive to waxing. If you drink coffee or alcohol, try to do it at least a couple of hours before your wax appointment and then be sure to drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin.
Can I wax if I'm taking Accutane, Retin-A , or Renova?
These medications increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates so waxing could potentially remove the skin as well as hair. Please let your esthetician know immediately if you are on any medications. Also, be aware that chemical peels, laser, and microdermabrasion can also affect skin integrity.
Can I shave between appointments?
Please, don’t shave between waxing appointments. This makes the hair resistant to future waxing. The first couple of waxes may not be perfect and you may not be super smooth if you’ve shaved in the past. Hair grows in cycles and at different lengths especially if you have been shaving for a long time. At the time of your first wax there will be really short hairs and long hairs, and there will also be some breakage resulting in the hair failing to lift from the root when being pulled. So, be patient. As you continue to wax, the hair volume and thickness of hair is lessened, and it will be much easier to get all the hair off. This is how you get the results you want! If you see any random hairs, you may tweeze but three (3) days after the waxing. Then smile and bear with it until the next time you come see us.
Because hair grows in different cycles, sometimes the very first wax may cause some stubble after a couple of days. It is not the waxed hair already growing, it is another cycle that was still in the skin during waxing. While this is usually only a small amount of hair, for smoother results, wax twice before an event or vacation. The second hair cycle is more even and there will be less regrowth.