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Wax Q &A

       * How long does the hair have to be in order to wax? You Must Grow hair for two (2) weeks minimum, and hair must be the length of a grain of rice (1/4 inch), wax will not grab on to hair that is shorter.

Should I trim my hair before coming in?  Do Not trim hair, you might trim hair too short. 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.

 

         * Can I wax on my period? Yes! All that is required is a clean tampon or menstrual cup (tampon can be provided if needed), However, please note skin is more sensitive to pain a week before menstruation and during menstruation.***Please take your menstrual cycle into consideration when booking brazilian/bikini wax appointments. Females can be waxed during their period and I will wax female clients who are on their period, therefore I do not consider this a valid reason for last minute cancellations and cancellation policy will be enforced. If you do not want to get waxed on your period, please consider your cycle when scheduling an appointment.

       

        * Can I wax while I am pregnant? Yes! However skin is more sensitive during pregnancy.

I’m worried about the pain, what can I do to reduce it?” You may take Advil or Tylenol 30 minutes before your appointment, it may help especially if it's your first time or you have a low pain tolerance. Avoid caffeine and alcohol the day of your waxing, these stimulate the nervous system and make you more sensitive and increase redness. But don’t be worried, the wax I use is a hypoallergenic and created for sensitive skin. I promise you will be just fine, you’re getting waxed by the best. Clients most common comment after waxing is “OH WOW THAT WASN’T BAD AT ALL!” 

       

        * Preparing for your Brazilian/Bikini Wax Appointment: Brazilian area (front, labia (lips/skin folds around vagina), and butt strip) needs to be sanitary to prevent infection because we are opening hair follicles and pores while waxing, please shower prior to appointment. If you are unable to shower prior to appointment, please make sure to keep area clean throughout the day by cleansing front, labia, and butt strip with cleansing/baby wipes after each bathroom use. If area is unsanitary or fecal matter is discovered during appointment, you will be asked to come back another day (this is to prevent fecal matter or anything else from getting into open pores which can cause infection). A cleansing wipe will be provided at your appointment, however please have area as clean as possible when coming to your appointment. Now you are probably thinking "wow, are you serious?" Sadly yes, I have to mention this as this has happened. 

 

        * I got my eyebrows waxed once and some skin came off, why did this happen?  Certain medications or anti-wrinkle/anti-aging 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, Retin A, Renova, Accutane, Differin, Glycolic acid/AHA’s, ProActive, Avita, Benzoyl peroxide, Salicylic acid/ BHA’s. Aggressive exfoliation of the skin, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels can be a problem too. To avoid tears, scabbing or burning, its best to stop using products that are strong exfoliants for at least one week before waxing; Examples are:Differin, Retin A/Retinol, Glycolic acid/AHA’s, ProActive, Avita, Benzoyl peroxide, Salicylic acid/ BHA’s. I use high quality hypoallergenic wax designed for sensitive skin and will ask about topical products and medications you are using, but it is still difficult to predict how every skin type will react no matter how many precautions are taken.

 

        * Are there certain clients that cannot be waxed? Yes, clients with the following: rashes, sunburns, Accutane, and blood thinners cannot be waxed. Wax services will not be performed and you will be asked to reschedule for a later date. AVOID all waxing while on Accutane and for 6 months after coming off medication or until dermatologist advises when to proceed.

 

       * Important Post Wax Care Instructions: Avoid exercise, sex. sun tanning, pools, beach, hot baths, sauna, and steam for 24 hours after waxing.

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