Q. How long do I have to wait before my first wax?
A. To get the best results, your hair should be at least ¼” long. This takes the average person 1 to 2 weeks. After the first wax, as long as you do not shave between services, you’ll find the second wax to be more comfortable.
Q. I got my eyebrows waxed once and the skin came off, why?
A. There can be several reasons for this. If you are using skin care products that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acids of any kind, these can cause the skin to lift while waxing. Aggressive exfoliation of the skin, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels, can be a problem too. Prescription medications such as antibiotics, Accutane, or topical ointments such as Retin-A or Renova can cause also the skin to thin and lift while being waxed. Other products to keep in mind are Strivectin, Proactiv, Avita and Avage. There is also the possibility that your technician may be inexperienced or is using an inferior wax that is not gentle. My recommendation is that if you are unsure of any topical creams or prescriptions you are using, ask first. Keep in mind that it’s difficult to predict how skin will react, no matter how many precautions are taken.
Q. Is there anything I should do to prepare for waxing so I am confortable?
A. Yes. I often recommend taking ibuprofen at least 20 minutes before your waxing service, as long as this does not contradict what your doctor has told you. If you are a female client, schedule your waxing service the first two weeks after your cycle. Your sensitivity level is a lot less during this time. Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these can stimulate, making you more sensitive and may increases the redness after waxing. Pregnancy also increases sensitivity.
Q. How long will my skin stay red?
A. For most people it takes up to 1/2 hour for any redness to subside. After waxing, do not tan, exercise, or jump in chlorinated water for at least 24 hours. Avoid perfumes, scrubs, or other irritants the day of the waxing service. If you’re a bride or attending a special occasion, I recommend receiving waxing services a month before your special day to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, schedule your next wax a day or two prior to your event.
Q. Does it Hurt?
A. There is some discomfort involved, however most women find it quite tolerable. Our estheticians work quickly, and becaue of our proprietary technique, the pain is greatly minimized.
Q. How long should I wait to get waxed after I've shaved?
A. To achieve the best result possible, 1 to 2 weeks is recommended, since each of the 3 hair growth cycles requires 1 to 1 1/2 weeks to grow. Exfoliating during this time is also recommended to promote growth.
Q. How long will it last?
A. If you've been shaving, there may be a transition period. It generally requires 2-3 consistent waxes at a 4 to 6 week interval to achieve optimal results. Optimal results include 3 to 4 weeks of hairlessness, hair coming in more softly, and reduction in hair growth. If you have not shaved, these results may be attanined more quickly.
Q. Is it okay to shave between wax appointments?
A. No. We do not advise shaving between appointments. Shaving just once may reverse all that is gained from waxing.
Q. What can I do about ingrown hair?
A. Gently exfoliating every day in the shower with a dry brush helps to keep the skin surface free from cellular buildup, which can trap hair. We also carry both exfoliating gloves and a topical serum which heps prevent ingrowns and lightens skin from any discoloration they may cause. These are available at all of our locations.
Q. Do I need an appointment?
A. We do accept walk-ins, however we recommend scheduling in advance to avoid and extended wait. Please be aware that we book our brow and brazilian appointments in 15 minute intervals. Please be early or on time to avoid losing your appointment. If you are unable to keep an appointment, we request a call 24 hours prior to your appointment. We do have a 24 hour cancellation policy in place. You may inquire as to the details of this policy with any of our locations.
Waxing is safe and effective, and there are very few side effects for most people. However, certain medications and skin types are more susceptible to problems than others, so please consult with a doctor if you have any concerns.
If you are prone to have Gastridious Heart Burn(Gastric Acid). This can change the skins pH level to be more acidic; sometimes resulting in a burn or causing the skin to lift during the waxing process. We recommend that you take an anti-acid 45 minutes prior to your wax treatment to help prevent any side effects.
It is important to let us know prior to your appointment as well as the Aesthetician performing your service if you are using Accutane*, Retin-A, Tazorac, or any other topical or oral medications. Using certain medications and topical creams or gels may effect the outcome of a waxing service.
*We cannot wax you if you are on Accutane or for several weeks after using Accutane.