Waxing FAQ

Why should I wax?

What areas of the body can be waxed?

Does waxing hurt?

How long does my hair need to be in order to wax?

How long will the results last?

Will the hair grow back thicker?

Are there any health precautions to keep in mind?

What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?

How long does waxing take?

What will happen during my appointment?

How should I prepare for a hair removal treatment?

What will happen during my appointment?

What kind of wax is used?

What can you expect from a Standard Bikini Wax versus a Brazilian Bikini Wax?


 

Why should I wax?

Waxing is one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. It is more effective than shaving because it removes hair from the roots, not just from the skinís surface, so the hair takes longer to grow back.Over time, hair in waxed areas, grows back more softly and comes in more sparsely and in some cases doesnít come back at all.

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What areas of the body can be waxed?

The wax can be used on almost any part of the body as needed.  Some frequently waxed areas for women are legs, arms, underarms, eyebrows, face, and bikini area. For men: chest, leg, arms, and back.Beards cannot be waxed.

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Does waxing hurt?

It's most uncomfortable at first since it's a new sensation. Any discomfort dissipates quickly and decreases with regular treatments, as less hair is removed each time. Caffeine, menstruation and pregnancy increase skin sensitivity.

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How long does my hair need to be in order to wax?

1/4'' - 1/2'' long.If the hair is too short, hair won't come out. If too long, hair will break and the service will be less comfortable.†† If you usually shave it is suggested to have about 10 to 14 days of hair growth before your appointment.If you donít usually shave and you can trim the hair to about a half inch or it can be done for you prior to yourwaxing.

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How long will the results last?

After a clientís first waxing, the results can last 2 to 4 weeks depending on the individualís hair re-growth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week.

Heat stimulates hair growth, therefore hair grows quicker in the summer than in the winter. With regular waxing the length of time between treatments will increase. Continued waxing results in sparser hair re-growth and after lots of waxing it may never grow back at all.

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Will the hair grow back thicker?

NO it certainly will not. It might seem so because you will be accustomed to a hairless zone, and new hair will be intolerable. Usually, regrowth will be finer, thinner and slower. Eventually, hair growth may stop altogether.

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Are there any health precautions to keep in mind?

VERY IMPORTANT:

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What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?

Although we cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs.

         Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and please wear sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.

         Avoid heavy exercise for at least 10 hours after waxing.

         Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.

         Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofas until at least 24 hours after waxing.

         Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs

         Regular exfoliation may be helpful especially on leg and arm areas.

         Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation

         Unfortunately, no shower or oral sex for 10 hours after a Brazilian.

Products are available that can be applied topically to avoid in-grown hairs and condition the skin for better waxing results.

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How long does waxing take?

Depending on the body part and the density of the hair growth, your waxing appointment will take between fifteen minutes and one hour.

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What will happen during my appointment?

Once in the treatment room, you will need to expose only the area of your body that is going to be waxed. Feel free to ask how much, if any, of your clothing should be removed. For a bikini wax, it is recommended you wear older underwear, wax can be messy; we will discuss where you would like your bikini line to fall. For an underarm wax, please avoid deodorant/antiperspirant prior to your service; it stops the wax from adhering properly.

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How should I prepare for a hair removal treatment?

Exfoliate, or scrub, the area to be waxed on the day before your treatment, to slough off dead skin cells and help prevent ingrown hairs. Always wear clean, loose, comfortable clothing that will not irritate the area you are having waxed. Donít forget hair needs to be at least ľĒ long.

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What will happen during my appointment?

Once in the treatment room, you will need to expose only the area of your body that is going to be waxed. Feel free to ask how much, if any, of your clothing should be removed. For a bikini wax, it is recommended you wear older underwear, wax can be messy; we will discuss where you would like your bikini line to fall. For an underarm wax, please avoid deodorant/antiperspirant prior to your service; it stops the wax from adhering properly.

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What kind of wax is used?

Honey roller wax is used for speed waxing arms, chests, backs, bums and legs.

Cream wax is used for more sensitive areas such as the underarms and face.

Hard wax is used for bikini and brazilian waxing

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What can you expect from a Standard Bikini Wax versus a Brazilian Bikini Wax?

A standard bikini wax is more conservative and generally involves removing hair to just inside the panty or swimsuit line. Hair removal is limited to the front of your body only and does not include the legs or abdomen.

The Brazilian technique involves hair removal around the anus, perineum and vagina, leaving only a small strip of hair or no hair at all. This is a very intimate type of waxing. Another option is to gradually remove more hair after each appointment until a Brazilian look is achieved.

How closely you trim, shave or wax your pubic hair is a personal preference. You should do whatever makes you comfortable, whether it's a bare look or a more natural look.

Learn more about Brazilian waxing by clicking here.

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