Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect after my first wax?

After your first wax the area will be red and slightly sensitive. You may have red bumps that look like “chicken skin.” This will go away in a few hours, depending on your skin type. Contrary to popular belief, hair does not all grow in at the same time. Therefore, you may have some hair that is too short for the wax to grab - even though you waited the recommended 1½ to 2 weeks. You may see some strays after your first couple of waxes and we will do our best to tweeze them (within reason). Our first priority as estheticians is to your skin. We will not go over a spot multiple times and risk damaging the skin. If you have never been waxed before and you are waxing for a special occasion, we recommend a “trial run” at least 5 to 6 weeks prior to your event with a follow-up wax directly before. Over time, you will realize the full benefit of waxing and as you wax consistently and slow the hair growth, you will be able to remain silky smooth for several weeks.

Why is waxing better than shaving?

When you wax you are actually removing the hair from the follicle. This results in the hair growing in slower. With shaving, you are merely cutting the hair mid shaft and this is why you have to shave every 2 to 3 days. With shaving, the hair will also appear darker and thicker when it grows back. Although the hair has actually become neither of those things, it is an optical illusion created when you cut the hair mid shaft. With waxing, since the hair is completely removed, it does not appear darker or thicker as it grows in. Shaving with a razor can also cause tiny cuts to the skin and leave it open for bacteria. This can lead to unsightly ingrown hairs. Waxing is a sanitary method of hair removal that doesn’t break the skin. Over time, waxing can also thin the amount of hair that grows back and the hair itself, making it less noticeable as it grows in. As with anything, there are exceptions to every rule but we have waxed thousands of clients over the years and have seen many of them marvel at how much smoother their skin is and how much thinner their hair has become.

How often should I wax?

Body waxing: every 4-5 weeks.
Face waxing: varies per person but typically every 2-4 weeks.

Is it okay to shave between appointments?

No.

Are there any topicals or medications I should avoid before waxing?

Please do not use Retin-A, Renova or AHA's.

We cannot wax you if you are on Accutane or have used it in the past 6 months.

Can I tan before I get waxed?

Please do not tan 2 days before waxing or 2 days after waxing - including spray tanning.

We will not be able to wax you if you have any sort of sunburn.

Can I get any sort of facial waxing and a facial or peel at the same time?

We prefer not to do any facial waxing at the time of your facial. You will not get the full benefits of the facial because we would be limited in the products we could use on you and you will be more sensitive in general after a wax.

We will never do any facial waxing and then follow it with a peel.

Why shouldn’t I do a chemical peel in the summer?

Chemical peels are an excellent way to treat acne, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and a slew of other skin issues. Chemical peels work by using acids or enzymes to help remove dead unwanted cells - thus allowing healthier cells to rise to the surface. During the summer months, especially here in Austin, our skin is exposed to extreme heat and sun. Due to the post peel sensitivity of the skin, these elements can cause the opposite reaction we are hoping for and should be avoided. Therefore, we at Hey Gorgeous recommend the safer approach of using this treatment only during our cooler months.

Can I get a facial or peel if I have a sunburn?

We prefer not to perform any skin care services when you have a sunburn.

What is the name of the Hey Gorgeous girl on your website?

Bella Mia.


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