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Waxing FAQ

General Waxing 


  • If you do not plan to continue waxing regularly (ONCE A MONTH), it is not recommended you begin.  
  • You should wax every 4 weeks. 
  • Hair must be ¼ - ½ of an inch long to ensure proper hair removal. 
  • Use an exfoliant scrub or luffa sponge 2x a week to exfoliate dead skin cells. (this avoids ingrown hairs) 


Before Waxing 


  • We recommend you take one ibuprofen 20 minutes prior to waxing. 
  • Do not apply lotion, perfumes, e.t.c prior to waxing. 
  • Do not shower within 2 hours prior to waxing. 
  • Avoid stimulants such as coffee. 
  • Wear old loose clothing. 
  • Must exfoliate 12 hours before waxing to exfoliate dead skin cells. (this avoids ingrown hairs) 
  • Your skin must be hydrated for best results. It is recommended to drink 64oz of water daily.  


During waxing 

How long is does a (wax area) take? (Times are an approximate estimate depending on hair length, density and texture) 


  • Full body= 3 hours 
  • Full arm = 30 min 
  • Under arm= 20min 
  • Full leg= 40 min
  • Bikini Brazilian= 45 min 
  • Full face = 30 min   


After Waxing 


  • Do not touch freshly waxed area with hands. 
  • It is recommended to take one ibuprofen right after waxing to help with any discomfort or swelling. 
  • Avoid any activity that will cause excessive sweating for 24 hours. 
  • Wait 12 hours before applying any deodorant, self-tanners soaps, lotions, perfumes or make up. 
  • Do not expose newly waxed skin to direct sunlight, tanning beds or hot water 24hrs after waxing. 
  • Must exfoliate 24 hours after waxing with a soft body wash. (This prevents dead skin cells from piling up and causing ingrown hairs and pimples.)  
  • Moisturize your skin daily. 
  • Drink 64oz of water daily. 
  • Do not wear tight cloths. 


Our Do Not Wax List 


  • Do not wax under 18 unless accompanied by an adult. 
  • Do not wax nipple, eyelashes, irritated skin, cuts, warts, moles, sunburned skin, recent scars tissue areas and tattoos. 
  • Do not wax clients that have varicose veins, diabetes, phlebitis or any skin irritation. 
  • Do not wax anyone using AHA over 80% Accutane, retin-a or any medication for acne. 
  • Do not wax if client is having any derma-brasion services. 
  • Do not wax over or around any body piercing. 
  • Do not wax skin grafted area. 
  • Do not wax Botox injected area for at least 72 hours. 


WHAT IS WAXING?  

Waxing is one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. Waxing removes the entire hair from the hair follicle. It is more effective than shaving because it removes the hair from the roots, not just from the skin’s surface. Over time, hair in waxed areas regrows lighter and sparser or not at all. 

IS WAXING RIGHT FOR ME? 


  • Waxing requires monthly maintenance. If waxing is done regularly, hair grows back slower, finer, and sparser. Since regular waxing causes finer and less hair, then waxing becomes less painful. However, you must wax regularly (once a month) in order for you to see the benefits of waxing. If you do not plan to continue waxing regularly, it is not recommended you begin.  


WILL ALL OF MY HAIR COME OUT IN MY FIRST WAX SESSION?  


  • NO! Hair grows in 3 cycles. This means that it will take 3 different sessions of waxing for all your hair to come out and your skin to be 100% smooth. 


I HAVE A VACATION/ WEDDING AND WANT TO GET WAXED! 


  • If you have a big event it is recommended you start waxing 3 months before your big event. Hair grows in 3 cycles. Each cycle takes about one month. On the week of your event you should be on your 3rd session of waxing. This will ensure that all of your hair comes out and skin is 100% smooth. It is not recommended to wax for the first time ever with in the week of your event. Results will not be favorable. 


HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WAX? 


  • Every 4 weeks. 


CAN I SHAVE BETWEEN WAXING APPOINTMENTS? 


  • NO! Please do not shave between waxing appointments! It disrupts the hair growth cycle resulting in more hair at your next appointment. 


WHAT KIND OF WAX DO YOU USE?  


  • We use the brand Satin Smooth. We use 2 different types of wax a hard and a soft wax. For 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 traditional soft wax for larger body areas such as legs, arms, chest, and back and it is removed by using a cloth strip. 


DOES WAXING HURT?  


  • Everyone has a different pain tolerance. You will experience more pain if your skin is dehydrated. If you wax 4 days before or after your period. Also, the ticker and more cores your hair is the more pain you will experience.  


CAN I USE A NUMBING CREAM BEFORE MY WAX? 


  • Yes, you can use RES-Q ANALGESIC NUMBING CREAM by satin smooth.  


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BIKINI, BRAZILIAN, AND A FULL BRAZILIAN BIKINI?  


  • Bikini is a basic tidy; we wax the sides called your panty line and inner thigh ONLY.  

 

  • Brazilian goes from the front all the way to the back. Vagina, perennial, and anus ONLY. 


  • Full Brazilian Bikini is both a Brazilian and Extended Bikini (including back of thighs and gluteal area) this option also includes hair trimming.



 



 

 

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