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What exactly is waxing?

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area until 3-6 weeks. If continued on a 4-6 week regimented waxing schedule, your hair continuously grows back thinner, finer and sparser. The follicle could eventually die, no longer producing hair!

What kind of wax do we use?

We use a premium gentle blend of strip-less hard wax which only adheres to the hair follicle, not the skin. This wax is specially formatted for sensitive areas such as bikini, as well as Brazilian. The benefits of hard was is that it melts at a much lower temperature in comparison to soft strip wax and is much more gentle on the skin.

How long does the hair have to be?

Typically hair needs to be ¼-½ inch long or usually 2-3 weeks of growth without shaving or trimming. It is very important to have enough growth especially for your first Brazilian or bikini wax. If your hair is too short the wax will not properly adhere to the hair follicle and you will be asked to reschedule for a future date when the hair will be the appropriate length.

How often do I need to get waxed?

We typically recommend every 4 weeks. Yet some clients experience slower growth cycles while others experience faster growth cycles. Out trained waxologists will provide a recommendation for you that best suits your growth 
cycle. 

Does waxing cause or prevent ingrowns?

Some people are prone to get ingrown hairs no matter what type of depilatory services they choose. Waxing is very exfoliating to the skin but people may still experience ingrown hairs. We offer a special roll-on serum called TendSkin that treats and prevents ingrown hairs and breakouts. We also recommend you exfoliate daily to help prevent breakouts and ingrown hairs forming under the dead skin.

Will I be perfectly smooth after my first wax?

Possible, but not likely. Some clients are baby smooth after their first wax. Most clients experience some stubble for the first 2-3 wax treatments. This is due to the fact that your hair grows in 3 different cycles and it takes time for all your hair to grow on the same growth pattern. It takes 28 days to complete the growth cycle which is why it’s so important to commit to a regimented waxing schedule of typically every 4 weeks.

Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker or coarser?

Waxing actually does the opposite! When you stay on a regimented waxing schedule you will notice after a few treatments that your hair grows back much thinner, finer and sparser.

What is the difference between a bikini line and a French style?

Bikini line wax removes the hair that exceeds outside of the panty/bikini line. French style wax removes deeper inward about an inch, as well as an inch across the top. This allows for more hair removal than the traditional bikini line, yet, not going completely bare like the Brazilian wax.

What is a Brazilian Wax?

Brazilian wax removes everything from the top to the bottom, including the butt strip. Some clients opt for a strip or triangle to be left on the top and the rest bare. It is completely up to you!

What is the difference between a Brazilian and a Maintenance Brazilian?

All first time clients are considered a Brazilian. We want to reward our loyal clients and encourage them to stay on a 4 week waxing regiment due to their hair growth cycle which is typically 28 days. If your reschedule for your next visit at the end of your treatment to return within 6 weeks for the same area, we offer you a discounted price which is our Maintenance Brazilian.

How painful is waxing?

Your first wax is always the worst. Moving forward they get easier each time thereafter. Once again, it is very important to commit to a regimented waxing schedule because the hair connects to the nerve-ending around 6 weeks so it will be more painful around or after weeks. Our highly trained waxologists will put you at ease and make it the most comfortable waxing experience possible. 


What exactly does the Male Brazilian remove?

The Male Brazilian removes all unwanted hair from the bikini area, scrodum and butt strip. You are more than welcome to leave or take as much hair as you would like.

How long does a bikini or a Brazilian wax take?

Your first bikini or Brazilian wax takes slightly longer which can range from 30-45 minutes. If you reschedule for your next treatment within 4 weeks, the service typically takes only 20-30 minutes.

Is it sanitary to wax?

We are dedicated to the highest standards and protocols of sanitation and disinfection. We do not double-dip our wax applicator sticks. Also, after each and every client, the treatment table is stripped of all used towels and paper, thoroughly sanitized, then replenished with new towels and table paper.

How long does waxing last?

Typically waxing lasts 4 weeks. Some people have a slower growth cycle and may last up to 6 weeks, while others have a quick cycle lasting 3-4 weeks. When you stay on a regimented waxing schedule, you tend to last longer than 4 weeks over time.

Why wax?

Waxing is a cleaner and safer form of hair removal. Razors leave bumps, can cause bleeding or razor burn, and harbor bacteria. Laser hair removal is not effective on blonde or gray hair, is very expensive and will not effectively remove all the hair if all treatments are not completed. Waxing lasts weeks, not days like shaving. Each time you wax your follicle weakens and can eventually die, leaving your with less/no hair!

Can I be waxed if I am taking Retin A, Renova or Accutane?

These listed medication increase the rate at which your skin exfoliate. Waxing could be potentially harmful! Please call ahead to speak with our professional representatives regarding these medications. Please be aware that chemical peels, laser and micro-dermabrasion can also affect skin integrity and may be harmful when waxing. Please inform our Representative or your waxing technician if you have had any of the above treatments within the last month.


Post-Waxing Q & A

How can I prevent and treat ingrown hairs?

We retail a great roll-on serum called TandSkin, as well as our body exfoliator, that is specially formulated for sensitive skin and though on breakouts and stubborn ingrown hairs.

When, why and how often should I exfoliate?

Please refrain from exfoliating post waxing for at least 24 hours, your skin needs time to heal. Exfoliation is necessary to completely unclog your pores, prevent ingrown hairs and remove dead skin leaving your skin baby smooth. Exfoliating 3-4 times a week is generally the frequency most clients require to keep smooth skin. When you scrub the dead skin off of your skin, you are giving your hair room to grow above the surface, instead of below, causing an ingrown hair. Consistency gives the best results when it comes to exfoliating and using TendSkin.

What should I refrain from for the first 24-48 hours post-waxing?

Waxing is very exfoliating to your sin and your pores are open. Tight clothing or underwear can resist airflow and ventilation to your pores causing them to clog. Your pores need to breathe! Other things to avoid are:
• Excessive sweating
• Steam rooms/saunas
• Hot tubs/hot baths
• Swimming pools
• Sun exposure/tanning beds
• Spray tans
• Heavy lotions
• Fragranced soaps/body washes

Why should I pre-book my next appointment after my wax?

We encourage you to make waxing a lifestyle that fits within your schedule. If you implement a wax regiment based on the 3 growth cycles of your hair, the follicle weakens and may eventually die, leaving you with no hair! Anything beyond 6 weeks of growth is the “hair rooting system” starting to rebuild itself and becoming stronger which makes it more painful for the client. We also offer a discounted price for our loyal clients who pre-book for the same area to return within 6 weeks! 

Long term, will I need to always be waxed every 4 weeks?

Probably not! Initially your wax treatment should be scheduled around 3-4 weeks apart. After a few waxing treatments your hair is growing back much slower and sparser which allows many clients to schedule out 5 weeks. Over time, many clients may even need to lengthen to 6-7 weeks.

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