Q: Why choose wax?
A: Waxing removes hairs from the root which means that it does not grow back quickly. When it does grow back, it is thinner, lighter, and softer. This method outlasts other forms of hair removal such as shaving or using Nair.
Q:Does it hurt?
A: Each person experiences it differently. Some people barely feel it while others wince through the entire service. Waxing hurts most during the first appointment. This is because we are removing a lot of coarse hair all at once. With repeat appointments, the pain from waxing is greatly diminished.
Q: How should I prepare for my first treatment?
A: Please stop shaving/tweezing at least 3 weeks prior to your appointment. If you currently use any products with active ingredients such as Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinols, etc. and have a facial waxing appointment, please discontinue use at least 48 hours in advance (3-4 days longer if using product for more than 6 months).
Q: How long does hair need to be?
A: Your hair should be approximately ¼ long. Depending on how quickly your hair grows, will determine the specific amount of time you should stop shaving before coming in. Typically, about 2 weeks of growth after your last shave. If you continue to wax, staying on a schedule and not shaving in between, your hair doesn’t need to be very long because it tends to grow back soft due to waxing and not cutting hairs with a razor; that typically results in thicker, more coarse hair.
Q: What kind of wax do you use?
A: We use both hard and soft waxes. Soft wax is applied in a thin even layer and removed with a strip that we adhere to the wax. Hard wax is applied as a thicker layer and once it sets, it is removed without the use of a strip. Our hard wax is a gentle, low temperature wax that removes hair with less pain and redness. Our soft wax is just as gentle and is infused with calming lavender to reduce any irritation or redness and is perfect for sensitive skin/areas.
Q: Will hair grow back thicker?
A: Nope! Only hormonal changes can alter our hair. When we experience puberty and our hair changes, we start shaving and we consider the coarseness of our hair to be the result of shaving. Think of it like cutting grass; when you mow the lawn(shaving), it grows back with the same thickness; however, it feels thicker when shaving due to the blunt end that grows out after cutting it (shaving). Now imagine you rip all the grass out(waxing), it will grow back very sparse. Regrowth from waxing is thin and soft.
Q: Will I be completely smooth after first appointment?
A: You will not get the smoothest wax until your 3rd wax. This is because of the 3 different stages of hair growth. After your first two waxes, you may be able to feel some hairs but you won’t be able to see them. Don’t be discouraged! We just need to get all the hairs on the same cycle so that we can remove them all in one go. Then all future waxes will leave you completely smooth.
Q: How long will the results from the waxing treatment last?
A: Depending on your personal growth, your waxing treatment should last 3 to 5 weeks.
Q: What should I wear to my appointment?
A: Wear comfortable clothing that can easily be removed. You will need to undress depending on the area being waxed. We know this may feel a little unnerving as you haven’t met us yet. But trust us, we do this daily and it’s all just a body part to us! This is a completely judgement free zone.
Q: How often do I need to come in?
A: We recommend you come in for a wax every 4 weeks.
Q: I’m pregnant, can I still get waxed?
Q: What medications affect waxing?
A: Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin, or Accutane are advised not to get waxing done on the face as these medications tend to weaken the skin and could result in skin tearing. Be sure to list any medications you take when you fill out your form prior to your service.
Q: Can I wax while menstruating?
A: Yes! However, please note that there are different opinions on pain level during your cycle. Some feel no difference while others believe it is worse.