What to expect after your 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.
Hair should be ¼ inch long.
For most people this is 1½ to 2 weeks worth of growth. If hair is too short, it cannot be waxed. If hair is too long (over ½ inch), use clippers to trim it down to the correct length. We DO NOT trim or clip hair.
Do not come in to get waxed if your skin has a sunburn, rash or any other type of irritation.
Waxing will only irritate the area more and can lead to further problems.
If you are using Accutane, YOU CANNOT WAX.
You must also wait at least 6 months once you have stopped taking Accutane before you can be waxed.
Do not drink caffeine directly before waxing.
If you are using Retin-A or any form of retinol, use any type of glycolic or other “acid” face wash or have had a chemical peel in the last 3 weeks, please let your esthetician know so proper precautions can be made.
Taking an Advil (ibuprofen) 30 to 40 minutes before waxing will help minimize the discomfort and help reduce any redness or swelling following a wax.
Also lightly exfoliating the day of your wax will help you get the best possible results.
It is best not to schedule appointments when on your cycle.
During this time, your skin is more sensitive.
Waxing is very tolerable but there will always be some small discomfort involved.
People who advertise painless waxing... well, it just doesn’t exist!
However, our waxing is fast, professional and as pain-free as possible. The quicker your service is over, the faster the pain is over.