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What you should know before waxing

Hair Length

  • To be waxed effectively, your hair should be a minimum length of about 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 inch. Don’t do any trimming beforehand--leave it all to us. We’ve seen it all, and we can handle it!

  • If you normally shave, make sure you stop shaving about 3 weeks before coming in to

    ensure your hair is long enough to properly wax.

  • If this is your first time ever waxing, especially if it’s your first Brazilian, it may take up to

    2-3 visits before your skin is smooth and completely hair free. Waxing on a regular schedule (every 4-6 weeks) will cause your hair to grow in thinner, making removal more effective. 

 

Contraindications

  • Unfortunately, we can’t wax you if you are on any of the following medications:

    • Coumadin or any other blood thinners

    • Antibiotics

    • Accutane

    • Retin A, Retinol, or Renova

  • As a general rule, if you’re under a doctor’s care and taking any medication, it’s very important to let your esthetician know before you get waxed.

  • We also can't wax you if you have any of the following conditions​:
    • Warts

    • Lesions

    • Growths

    • Cold sores

    • Herpes

    • Sunburn

  • We are unable to wax any clients who have undergone any of the following procedures within the past 72 hours:

    • Botox

    • Microdermabrasion

    • Acid peel, glycolic peel, or TCA peel

    • Laser hair removal

    • Tanning 

Easing the pain

  • Our estheticians are specially trained in a technique meant to minimize any pain or discomfort you might normally feel during a waxing session. However, if you are concerned, here are some tips:

    • ​Remember to relax and breathe deeply throughout your appointment. The more relaxed you are, the more painless your experience will be.

    • We suggest you avoid getting waxed in the five days before or after your period. The body tends to be more sensitive to pain during this time.

    • If you are brave enough to get waxed on your period, we are very comfortable doing so. Just be aware that you may experience higher sensitivity, and please wear a tampon.

    • We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and cotton underwear. This helps prevent irritation and ingrown hairs, and you’ll be thankful for the extra breathing room.

    • Try to avoid having any caffeine or alcohol before your appointment, as this can dehydrate your skin, and will make your blood circulate faster, increasing sensitivity.

    • If you are very nervous about the pain, consider taking an ibuprofen about 30 minutes before your appointment.

Waxing Aftercare

In the first 24-48 hours after you’ve been waxed, you should:

Avoid:

  • Shaving

  • Tight clothing

  • Fragrance oils and lotion

  • Excessively touching freshly waxed skin

  • Exfoliation of any kind (for the first 5 days)

  • Sun exposure, tanning beds or spray tanning

  • Swimming in salt water or chlorinated water

  • Hot baths, hot yoga, exercise, or anything else that will make you sweat! 

 

 

Do:

  • Apply hydrocortisone if any irritation or itchiness occurs.

  • Apply a cold press if any swelling occurs.

  • Wear cotton underwear and loose clothing.

  • Start exfoliating 5 to 7 days after waxing. This will help prevent ingrown hairs.

  • Wax regularly, every 4 to 6 weeks--it will get easier every time, and your hair will grow

    softer, thinner, and may eventually stop growing all together!