Frequently asked questions

Waxing

What can I do to prepare?


To make waxing a little less painfull, make sure to exfoliate the night prior to your appointment. Avoiding caffine for 5 hours before getting waxed will greatly reduce sensitivity. Caffine restricts the blood vessels so skin cannot get as much blood flow, which increases sensitivity. Taking an IB Profin 1 hour before appointment will aid in reducing sensitivity and inflammation. We also carry a topical anestetic which you may purchase and apply 30-45 minutes before your appointment. The more often you get waxed the softer hair will grow back in making it less painful to remove. To allow for easier removal try to schedule your waxes on a regular basis before the hair gets too long.




Does it hurt?


Every person reacts differently to waxing and we all have different sensitivity levels. There is some discomfort involved, however, most women find it quite tolerable. We will do our best to make you comfortable and make the waxing as painless as possible.




How long does my hair need to be?


Your hair must be about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch long (2-3 weeks of hair growth). If it is too short, it will be difficult to come out. If the hair is too long it can be a bit more painful. Please trim if hair is excessively long.




How long should I wait to get waxed after I have shaved?


2-3 weeks recommended




What kind of wax do you use?


We use 2 different types of wax. For the face and more sensitive areas of the body, we use a hard wax that shrink wraps and hardens around the hair and lifts from the skin, creating a less painful removal. We use a soft wax with cloth strips for larger body areas such as legs, arms, chest and back.




How long will my skin stay red?


It depends on the person and the skin type. For most people the redness is mostly gone after 30 minutes to an hour. Avoid perfumes, scrubs and other irritants the day of your service. For brides or if you are going to a special occasion, we recommend waxing 2 months before to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, schedule another wax 3 to 4 days before your event.




Is it ok to shave between wax appointments?


Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows much thinner thus making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed. Shaving just one time in between will negate all that is gained from waxing and can further irritate follicles which can cause ingrown hairs. So, no, we do not advise shaving between appointments.




How do I pick a good waxing salon?


There are MANY reasons that a person should avoid getting waxed at a nail salon. Did you know that "waxing" falls under SKIN CARE and not NAIL CARE? Simply ask yourself a few questions about your waxing experience at other salons: 1. Did they ask you to fill out any information about your skin or any products you are using that might contradict waxing procedures? 2. Do they double dip their sticks into a wax pot? 3. Do they have a license in SKIN CARE? 4. Do they provide on-going education and help answer any questions you may have regarding the waxing process? It may be quicker and cheaper, but keep in mind, your skin and your health are with you for the rest of your life. Treat it with the utmost respect and safety.