Waxing & SkinCare Studio
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE MY FIRST WAX?
To get the best waxing results, we need your hair to be at least one-fourth of an inch long. This is an average of 2 weeks of growth. Yes, it seems like a long time to grow, but it’s worth the waxing results!
IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD DO TO PREPARE FOR WAXING & TO BE COMFORTABLE?
Yes! There are a few options. We always recommend ibuprofen at least 20 minutes before your waxing service, as long as this does not contradict what your doctor has told you. If you are a female client, schedule your waxing service the first 2 weeks after your cycle. Your sensitivity level is a lot less during this time. Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these can stimulate, making you more sensitive and increase redness after waxing. Pregnancy also increases sensitivity.
DO A LOT OF PEOPLE GET BRAZILIANS?
Yes! Brazilians are the most popular service.
DO A LOT OF MALES COME IN FOR WAXING?
Yes. Our male clients come in for all types of waxing from brows, brazilians to back and chest waxing.
SHOULD I TRIM MY HAIR BEFORE COMING IN?
It is best to leave the hair as long as possible before waxing. The longer the hair, the easier it will be for the wax to grab on to it. Sometimes trimming causes the hair to be too short, leave it to us!
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY WAX?
Lots of helpful information is on our pre-wax page!
CAN I WAX ON MY PERIOD?
Yes! We just suggest clients wear a tampon during the service. You may be a little more sensitive, but if you’re worried about what we will think- don’t worry, if you don’t care, we don’t care!
CAN YOU WAX "MATURE" SKIN?
Yes. However, we are unable to wax if clients are on certain medications or anti-wrinkle/anti-aging creams. These creams contain ingredients that make your skin “lift” which almost looks like a little burn mark. Ingredients in these products are retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids, tretinoin, bleaching agents like hydroquinone.
I GOT MY EYEBROWS WAXED ONCE AND SOME SKIN CAME OFF, WHY IS THAT?
There can be several reasons for this. If you are using skin care products that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) of any kind, these can cause the skin to lift while waxing. Another cause is aggressive exfoliation such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Prescription medication such as antibiotics, accutane, retin-a, renova, strivectin, proactive and avage can cause thinning of the skin which results in lifting during waxing. My recommendation is that if you are unsure about what you are using, ask prior to coming in for your appointment and let your esthetician know about all medications you are taking . But it is still difficult to predict how every skin type will react no matter how many precautions are taken.
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, I recommend waxing a month before to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, schedule another wax a day or two before your event.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY HAIR TO GROW BACK?
Clients typically schedule appointments on a 3-4 week basis for all body waxing services. All hair types are different, but as you wax, each time your hair tends to get thinner, lighter and much more soft.
I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT SERVICES I AM LOOKING TO HAVE DONE?
If you are unsure of what service you would like to have done, call or text us. If we are with a client we will call you back and discuss this will you. We want you to feel comfortable and have an enjoyable experience. Also, we need to book enough time for each service. We don't want to rush any service. If you can grow it, we can wax it!
WHAT SHOULD I DO IN BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS?
Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate! To ensure your next wax is smoother and prevent ingrown hairs, we suggest exfoliating every day in the shower. By doing this, dead skin and oils are removed from the surface of the skin so the hair is able to grow back evenly with minimal irritation.
SHOULD I TWEEZE OR SHAVE IN BETWEEN WAXES?
If your waxing appointments do not coordinate with your monthly schedule, tweezing is a quick fix. We strongly advise our clients not to shave in between visits because shaving disrupts the hair growth and will make your next wax more uncomfortable. Let’s stay away from the razor!
PLEASE CALL OR TEXT WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU AND WANT YOU TO HAVE AN ENJOYABLE WAXING EXPERIENCE.