Frequently Asked Questions
Does Waxing hurt?
We aren’t going to lie… waxing stings. The first time is always the worst, simply because your roots are at their strongest/thickest. If you keep up on waxing regularly, your roots have little time to become strong, thus making it easier to get waxed. We do advise you take a pain reliever about 15 - 20 mins before your appointment. We also suggest you drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated.
What kind of wax do you use?
We reserve the right to use our professional judgement to use either a strip wax or a hard wax, depending on the sensitivity of the clients skin and coarseness of the hair.
Do you double dip?
Absolutely not! We adhere to a strict NO double dipping policy and use a new wax stick on every dip!
I’m really nervous. Can someone come in the room with me?
We're sorry, but no. We do not allow anyone in the service room but the esthetician and client. Your moral support is more than welcome to hang out in the waiting area.
It’s only been a week since I shaved. Is my hair long enough?
Probably not. Most people need about 2 weeks of growth for hair to be long enough to wax.
How long does waxing last?
About 4-5 weeks
What should I expect my skin to be like afterwards? Is there any aftercare advice?
Most people’s skin will be slightly red and tender to the touch for a few hours afterwards. Depending on where you get waxed, you may notice that the redness stays longer (your bikini area can be up to 24 hours). For 24 hours after waxing you should avoid tanning, unprotected sun exposure, soaking in a hot bath/tub, exercising, and sexual activity. Your pores are open and susceptible to bacteria…so keep that area clean. Call us with any concerns.
I use a face lotion with Retin A. Can I still get waxed?
We advise against waxing if you use retinol products because it can cause thinning of the skin, making skin much more sensitive and susceptible to injury. We offer tweezing of brows and lip, but the best thing to do is to stop using the product for 5 days prior to your waxing appointment. Always let your technician know if you are using ANY products containing Retinol.
Can I get waxed if I’m Pregnant?
Yes. But, we suggest you run it by your doctor just to be safe.
I just got my period. Can I still get a Brazilian Wax?
You can still get waxed during your menstrual cycle if you wish, although you will likely be extra sensitive. You must wear a tampon during your service.
Will my hair grow back darker and thicker after waxing?
Waxing actually helps to do the opposite. Regular waxing can actually stunt your hair’s growth, making it more sparse.