Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How long must the hair be before I can get waxed?

A good length is between 1/4-1/2 inch long. This is about 2-3 weeks of hair growth if you are currently shaving.

How do I prepare for waxing?

We recommend taking an over the counter pain reliever at least 30 minutes before your service. Avoid alcohol, caffeine or any stimulant as this can make you more sensitive.  Avoid tanning for at least 24 hours. Wear breathable cotton underwear, loose bottoms or a dress to your appointment for maximum comfort. This will let your skin breathe and reduce a possibility of skin irritation. 

Can I still get waxed while being pregnant?

Yes, you might be a little more sensitive than usual, but there is no harm to you and your precious baby.

How often should I wax?

We recommend every 2-3 weeks for facial services and every 4-5 weeks for body services. 

Can you get a bikini wax during your period?

Yes, you can get a bikini wax during your menstrual cycle as long as you wear a tampon. 

Can I get waxed if I am using Retin-A, Retinols, acne medication or while taking Accutane?

For facial waxing-No, These medications increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates so waxing could potentially remove skin as well as hair. For body waxing- you may not wax anywhere while on accutane. 

Is it okay to shave between wax appointments?

We highly discourage shaving in between. Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows out much thinner making it easier to remove and less painful when getting waxed. 

Are there any age restrictions on waxing?

If you are under the age of 18, you must have parental consent. 

What can I expect afterwards?

The skin may be red for up to 24 hours and tender for up to a couple of days. This all depends on your skins sensitivity. We advise taking ibuprofen to decrease inflammation and skin sensitivity. 

Are there other medications to be aware of?

There are many medications that affect skin integrity such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, vitamin A, prescribed exfoliating scrubs, antibiotics, hormonal medications, radiation and/or chemotherapy drugs.

Please consult with your physician in regards to any medications and how it may affect your waxing experience. Some brand names to be aware of are: Adapalene, Avita, Tazorac Avage, Proactive, Differin, And Strivectin. 

Should I tan before waxing?

You should wait 48 hours before or after your wax to tan. You should never get a wax if you are sunburned. Wax is a form of exfoliation and the very top layer of the skin could lift and result in scabbing. 

Should I spray tan before waxing?

Waxing is an exfoliation so you will lose some of that color from a spray tan. It is best to schedule your spray tan 24-48 hours after waxing. 

What should I not do before a Brazilian wax?

Avoid using gels, lotions, and oils before your wax as it may interfere with hair removal. Avoid tanning 24 hours before your wax.

How painful is getting a Brazilian wax?

The pain level is different for everyone but it will never be completely unbearable and the discomfort is worth it. It will get easier with each session.

What kind of wax do you use?

We use a hard wax that shrink wraps and hardens around the hair. It lifts up from the skin only taking dead surface cells. This type of wax creates a more comfortable experience. 

Why is my Brazilian not smooth?

Please be aware that you may not be 100% smooth the very first time you wax. Your hair may also grow back patchy. This is due to the hair growth cycles. Not all hair grows in at the same time. You will have hair actively growing right under the skins surface at the time of your wax which will be coming up shortly after. It takes several months of regularly waxing to hit every growth cycle. The more consistent you are, the smoother you will be.

Why do I get bumps after a Brazilian wax?

Many people develop folliculitis – a bumpy, pimple-like rash after hair removal.  This is usually caused by inflammation. Inflammation typically goes away on it’s own without treatment. If you have white fluid-bumps that lasts more than a few days, your folliculitis may be the result of a mild infection caused by sweating and bacteria entering the pores. 

What happens if you sweat after a Brazilian wax?

Don’t exercise after waxing for at least 24 hours. Exercising in the hours following your appointment can case sweat to transfer bacteria from the skin into the open pores. Once that happens, you are at risk of developing pimples and folliculitis, in which the hair follicles become infected. 

How do I prevent ingrown hairs after a Brazilian wax?

Regularly exfoliating the areas you get waxed will strip away dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores and ingrown hair. As a best practice, you should exfoliate the areas that will be waxed at least two days before and start again three days after your appointment. You will be given an antiseptic cream to apply daily to protect against infection.  Post care products are available and will be customized depending on your needs. 

Is Aloe Vera good after waxing?

We use a pure Aloe & Azulene gel mask after waxing to reduce inflammation and pain. 

Why do we use a cold rose quartz roller?

To prevent bumps and ingrown hairs, we apply a cold quartz roller to the waxed area immediately following your service, which will help with inflammation, reduce redness, take the sting way, help close your pores and prevent bacteria from entering. 

Does waxing reduce ingrown hairs?

Unlike shaving the hair, waxing doesn’t result in those extra-sharp tips that are more likely to curl back into your skin. In that way, waxing can reduce your chances of getting ingrown hair.

How do I take care of my skin post wax?

Avoid sexual activity for at least 24 hours. This will give any micro tears time to heal before engaging in any skin to skin contact. 

Avoid strenuous activity, like a medium or high impact workout class, and soaking in water for at least 24 hours. A shower is fine, but a bath might cause irritation. No hot tubs, pools, or going in the ocean. Avoid tanning for at least 24 hours afterward. The deep exfoliation can make the pubic are more susceptible to sun damage. As a general rule, stay clean and dry for 24 hours to prevent infection. 

Should you trim before waxing?

Trimming your hair isn’t necessary before going in for your wax appointment. Your wax specialist does this for a living and isn’t bothered by the sight of an overgrown bikini area. Please note that if you decide to trim prior to waxing, you risk cutting the hair too short which can lead to difficulty removing the hair and ingrown hair. 

What are my post wax instructions?

Your wax specialist will give you specific instructions for the area being wax and will be customized especially for you.  

Joanne Reed