FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long should my hair before getting waxed?

Hair should be approximately a 1/4" or longer for best results, generally two weeks of growth.

Should I trim my hair before getting waxed?

It is not necessary to trim.  Trimming will be performed at the time of service, if necessary.

Why not shave?

Shaving stimulates potential hair growth and can strengthen the hair follicle.  shaving also cuts the hair at the hair shaft, which not only grows back with a stubbly feel, but it allows the hair to grow back the next day.

Can I be waxed during my menstrual cycle?

Waxing during your menstrual cycle is possible but is not recommended.  During that time your body tends to be more sensitive due to the change of hormones and this could cause the service to be more painful and skin more sensitive.  If you doctor permits, take an Advil or Tylenol 30 minutes before your appointment, some say it relieves discomfort that comes from waxing.

Can I go the tanning booth or sunbathe after my waxing treatment?

It is not recommended for 24-48 hours, as tanning can inflame the skin.

How often do I need to wax?

Waxing removes hair at the root, so results last as long as it takes for new hair to grow.  This should take about four to six weeks after your first session, although it varies from individual to individual.

What medications restrict me from getting waxed?

There are many medications that you should not take if waxing.  Accutane, Proactive, Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, Avage, StrVectin, Differin, Glycolic and Alpha Hydroxy Acid.  If you have had any kind of microdermabrasion or chemical peel in the last 3 days, please refrain from waxing.  I care about your skin, and if you are unsure, please consult your doctor before making an appointment.

How should I take care of my skin before and after waxing?

Exfoliate and hydrate the area to be waxed the day before your appointment.  Using a gentle scrub or exfoliating gloves helps remove dead skin and allows the wax to remove the hair more effectively.  Hydrating helps hair be less brittle and therefore less prone to breakage.  After waxing avoid sun exposure 24-48 hours.  Newly waxed skin is more prone to sunburn.  Careful not to overheat.  Saunas or extreme workouts are not advised immediately post wax.  Do not soak in hot tubs and avoid extremely hot water 24-48 as the pores on your skin are still open.  Exfoliate the area and keep the area from products (lotions, gels, deodorant etc) as posible for the day.