If you are new to waxing the idea of having the hair pulled out from the root can be a little intimidating. Here are some do’s and don’ts to make your visit easier and ensure you will have great results.
BEFORE YOUR WAXING TREATMENT
Please stop tweezing and/or shaving 2.5 to 3 weeks prior to your first treatment! Your hair should be at least 1/4 to a 1/2 inch long, or 3-4 weeks of outgrowth after your last shave. If you come in too soon and the hair will not be long enough and we can’t wax you.
DO WAXING TREATMENTS HURT?
Yes, but just little. Waxing does hurt most the first time. There are two reasons for this:
We are removing a lot of coarse hair during the first visit – especially if you’ve been shaving. With repeat visits (including your very next visit), discomfort from waxing is greatly diminished. It is shocking to have all of your hair pulled out by the root. During return visits, there will be less hair to remove, thus less pain. For minimum discomfort come in every 4-5 weeks for your waxing treatments.
IS HOME CARE NECESSARY?
Yes. Home care is a must to ensure the best results. Exfoliating 24 hours before your appointment can help lift any hairs that may be trapped under dead skin in the areas you are planning on having waxed. Avoid applying lotions or oils the same day of your wax appointment. Start your home care about 24 hours after receiving your waxing treatment. Avoid using the sauna, swimming pool/hot tub or the ocean water, deodorant and from tanning. We encourage you to discontinue tweezing, shaving or using any other method of hair removal during your wax life.
WILL MY HAIR GROW BACK THICKER OR STRONGER?
Nope! The only two things that change hair growth are hormones and birthdays. When we experience puberty and our hair changes, we begin to shave and we liken the hair change as the result of shaving. Shaving blunt cuts our hair and thus leaves a stubble. Waxing removes the hair by the root so when it regrows, it is very fine at the tip. With waxing, new hair growth has a fine tip that feels soft. Please note that hair grows in 3 stages, so you’ll need 3 waxing services, 4 weeks apart to have your wax stay beautifully smooth all the time.
WILL MY SKIN EXPERIENCE A REACTION?
Yes, possibly. The upper lip, back and bikini are all areas that are prone to breakouts the first few times. If you have a tendency towards ingrown hairs and irritation from shaving, you are more likely to have the same reactions waxing, although dramatically decreased. To minimize skin reactions, you MUST use proper home care and come to get waxed on a regular schedule.
WHAT DO I WEAR TO MY WAXING APPOINTMENT?
We suggest wearing loose clothing. The skin is usually sensitive post waxing service and you won’t want to wear anything that rubs.
WHAT SHOULDN’T I DO AFTER A WAXING SERVICE?
You can typically resume your daily activities after any facial waxing, however after bikini or body waxing it’s best to avoid swimming pools/hot tubs or the ocean, sweaty workouts or sweet lovin’ with your main squeeze!
WHAT THE HECK IS A BRAZILIAN?
A Brazilian wax is the complete removal of your “Lady-Land” hair, front to back. You decide if you want to go completely bare or would like to keep a small landing strip or triangle of hair.
WILL I BE COMPLETELY SMOOTH MY FIRST WAX OR NOT?
It’s like working out at the gym. You don’t automatically lose 10lbs on your first visit, right? It’s the same thing with waxing. You will not get the best wax until your 3rd wax. This is due to the 3 stages of hair growth. So, 3 growth stages + 3 waxes = the best wax. By “best wax” we mean: No hair left behind, ultimate smoothness, slow hair regrowth and little skin irritation.
WHAT KIND OF WAX DO YOU USE?
We use professional wax designed exclusively for sensitive skin. Hard wax for face, bikini/Brazilian and soft (or strip wax) for larger body areas such as legs, back and chest.
I’M PREGNANT! CAN I GET WAXED?
Yes! Just remember, your Lady-Land is very sensitive during pregnancy or menstruation and may be a bit more uncomfortable than usual.
I AM ON MEDICATION, WILL THIS AFFECT MY WAX?
Prior to your initial service, you will complete an intake consultation form. Please let your esthetician know of any medical or skin conditions and also if you are taking any medications prescribed by a doctor such as Retin-A or Accutane. Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Accutane are advised not to use waxing on the face as these medications tend to thin the skin making it more sensitive. Because of this, tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed.
The following waxing services are available:
- Eyebrow design: $27
- Guy-brow detail: $27
- Upper lip: $12
- Chin: $18
- Full Face: $45
- Bikini – From Traditional to Brazilian: $45 – $95
- Underarm: $35
- Full legs: $75
- Half legs: $55
- Back: $85
Questions? Please contact us today.