What You Need To Know
Hair must be 1/4 inch or the length of a piece of long grain rice. Let your hair grow for a minimum of three weeks after shaving to allow the majority of your hair to be long enough for a successful wax.
Does waxing hurt?
Yes, waxing hurts. Hair is being removed from the root and there are nerve endings at the base of every follicle. Everyone's pain tolerance is different so pain levels vary. Just know that CONSISTENCY IS KEY! The more you wax the more tolerable it becomes, and for some, virtually painless due to the thinning and sparsity of the hair.
Waxing v.s. Shaving
Waxing removes the hair at the root, weakening the follicle so the hair grows back thin, feathery, and more sparse. Your skin is left smoother for longer and your hair grows back slower and slower over time.
Shaving cuts the hair in a blunt fashion at the thickest part of the hair, causing the hair to grow in thicker and more coarse. Because hair is only being removed at the surface of the skin you will notice hair growth within 24 hours so you are shaving on an almost daily basis to keep your skin smooth. Shaving can also cause razor burn, razor bumps, and itching during regrowth. So throw away those razors and BOOK with me!
Will I be completely smooth after my first wax?
No. Hair grows in different growth stages and it takes approximately 3 consistent waxing services to get all of your hair on the same growth stage and to be removed at the same time so you can be smoother for longer. That being said, because of the different growth stages you may leave with a tiny bit of stubble, and you will start to feel hair growth within a week or two following your first few waxing services.
DO gently exfoliate 24 to 48 hours prior to your wax. Exfoliating sloughs off dead skin to allow for easier hair removal. DON'T use tanning beds or spend time in the sun/heat for 48 prior to your wax. Heat softens the skin and can cause lifting of the skin, similar to a rug burn.
Things to avoid after a wax for 48 hours:
-Soaking or immersing yourself in any body of water.
-Tight clothing and friction as they can irritate the waxed area causing bumps that look like raw chicken skin.
-Any activity that causes heavy sweating which causes bacteria to fill the follicle, in turn causing acne breakouts.
-Direct sun, to include tanning beds. Your freshly waxed skin is more prone to sun burn.
Wait three days after your waxing service to begin exfoliating to avoid further irritation to the freshly waxed area. After all, waxing is a form of exfoliation. Continue to exfoliate 2-3 times per week using acids or a gentle physical form of exfoliation. Exfoliating helps to reduce ingrown hairs. However, over exfoliating can cause irritation and inflammation, leading to ingrown hairs.
Basic Bikini v.s. Extended Bikini
A basic bikini includes one palm width on the thigh up to the crease of the leg, as well as one finger width from the top and two fingers off the corners at the top of the leg crease.
An extended bikini includes one palm width on the thigh, waxing up to the labia creating a straight line up the mound, and two fingers off the top.
Can I get a Brazilian while on my menstrual cycle?
Absolutely! Please make sure to wear a fresh tampon during your service and know that you may be more sensitive to pain during that time for any waxing service.
Pregnant? No Problem!
No matter what stage of your pregnancy, you can still get waxed! Just note that you may be more sensitive to pain. It sure beats shaving, especially when you can't see over that baby bump!
Do you offer male Brazilian waxing?
I have not been properly trained to wax the male anatomy genitalia. Therefore, for the safety and comfort of the client, I do not offer male anatomy Brazilian waxing. I do however offer other waxing services such as legs, back, chest, brows, etc.
Important information to know about medications and waxing!
Retin-A, Glycolic, Salicylic, other acid treatments, as well as certain medications such as acne medications and antibiotics, can cause thinning of the skin. If you are using these products, please stop use for at least 7 to 14 days prior to your scheduled waxing service.
If you are currently taking Accutane or have been on Accutane in the last year then you should not be waxed! You MUST wait at least ONE year after stopping the use of Accutane as it thins the skin and WILL be the cause of major skin lifting.