WAXING / TINTING

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!

Is waxing for me?
Waxing is appropriate for almost everyone, women and men starting from the early age of 16. However, some physicians do not recommend it for people suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection. Waxing should NEVER be performed on a client who is using Retin-A, Accutane, Renova, Differin or any other acne medications that thins the skin. It is the responsibility of the client to discuss any concerns, conditions or medications that may be contraindicated for waxing with their physician first prior to getting waxed. Also, please advise your wax therapist if you are allergic to any foods — because if you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t put the extracts on your skin. Please be completely honest with your wax therapist about all allergies and medications you are taking — it is for your protection.
How long does my body hair need to be before I can get waxed?
Generally, we need your hair to be at least 1/4 of an inch to successfully wax. If the hairs are very long, trim them to 1/4 inch/ This ensures a faster, much less uncomfortable procedure and cleaner, smoother results.
How long will the results last?
After your first wax, the results can last 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the individual’s hair regrowth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week. With regular waxing, the length of time required between treatments will increase significantly, usually 4 to 6 weeks.

If you used to shave, a few treatments may be required to see the full beneficial effects of the waxing.

Will the hair grow back thicker in those areas?
This is one of the great myths about hair removal — but the answer is a definite NO. Usually, regrowth will be finer, thinner and slower in areas that are waxed on a regular basis.
How long does waxing take?
Depending on the body part and the density of the hair growth, your waxing appointment will take between 15 minutes to one hour.
Does it hurt?
Everyone’s tolerance for pain is different. It may be more the anticipation of not knowing what to expect that makes one feel uncomfortable or vulnerable to any discomfort. However, this will quickly subside and lessen with each visit, as the hair thins and less hair is required to be removed from the area.

Caffeine, pregnancy and menstruation can cause increased sensitivity. Taking a mild painkiller 30 minutes prior to your visit has been known to reduce pain.

Any possible side effects of waxing?
We cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience anything beyond redness and some minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs:

-Avoid heavy exercise for at least 10 hours after waxing
-Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours
-Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scribs, etc) and loofs until at least 24 hours after waxing
-Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas as it may result in irritation and/or ingrown hairs
-Avoid deodorents and anti-perspirants for 24 hours following an underam waxing treatment.
-Regular exfoliation may be helpful especially on leg and arm areas
-Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation
-Products are available that can be applied topically to avoid in-grown hairs and condition the skin for better waxing results
-Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their menstruation
Some people find the skin reacts with redness and bumps which disappear a few hours after waxing.

We offer three types of intimate waxing for women. Bikini, French Bikini, and Brazilian. These descriptions should help you decide which is best for you.

Bikini – removes hair to the traditional panty or bikini bottom line.
French Bikini – removes hair from the sides and top, leaving a strip or triangle.
Brazilian – clean as a whistle, removes all hair from front to back.
If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to give us a call or schedule a consultation.

What is a Brazilian Wax?
A Brazilian wax is a quick way to have unwanted coarse pubic hair removed safely and efficiently. A Brazilian wax is an form of hair removal that gets easier to withstand and less painful over time. When removing all hair in their bikini zones, people need to make sure they take care of the sensitive skin that is left behind.

If you have any questions on how to care for your skin after a Brazilian wax, ask your spa professional for advice on products and after-procedure care.

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