What can I do to prepare?
Avoiding caffeine for 5 hours before getting waxed will greatly reduce sensitivity. Caffeine restricts the blood vessels so skin is not getting as much blood flow which increases sensitivity. Taking an Ibuprofen 1 hour before will aid in reducing sensitivity and inflammation. I also carry PFB topical anesthetic which you may purchase and apply 15-20 min. before your appointment.
Does it hurt?
There is some pain involved, however most people find it quite tolerable. I work quickly and because of my proprietary technique the pain is greatly minimized.
How long should I wait to get waxed after I’ve shaved?
3-4 weeks is recommended. It takes time to grow out each of the 3 cycles. If you come in prematurely you may not achieve a desirable result.
How often should I make an appointment?
I recommend booking every 6 weeks.
Is it OK to shave between wax appointments?
Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows much thinner thus making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed. Shaving just one time in between will negate all that is gained from waxing and can further irritate follicles which can cause ingrown hair. So, no, I don’t advise shaving in between.
How long will it last?
If you have been waxing consistently and following a proper exfoliation regime, you will start to achieve up to 4 weeks of hairlessness. It may take a couple of wax appointments to acquire this result. I will educate you on how to fully benefit from waxing.
I’m on my period. Can I get waxed?
If possible, avoid scheduling your appointment just before or during your menstrual cycle. I recommend this only because we tend to be most sensitive during this time.
How long does it take?
Being an experienced estheticians I move quickly. The Brazilian itself should take no longer than 15 to 20 min.
What can I expect afterwards?
The waxed skin might be tender for a couple of days. I advise taking Ibuprofen to decrease inflammation and skin sensitivity. Skin may break out in tiny bumps, especially when waxed for the first time. This reaction will clear quickly.. I recommend applying Hydrocortisone cream to speed healing.
What can I do about ingrown hair?
Exfoliating in the shower with a body brush everyday helps to keep the skin free from cellular buildup which can trap hair. I carry PFB which helps to prevent and clear the skin of ingrown hair.
Is waxing sanitary?
Yes! I concern for your health I never double dip our wax sticks.
Are there any topical creams or medications that I should avoid prior to getting waxed?
Yes! Internal Medication such as Accutane and topicals that include Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid,Differin,Tazorac,Avage,Strivectin,Renova,ProActive,Avita,Benzoyl Peroxide. All of the above mentioned can enhance skin sensitivity that could lead to lifting of the skin when removing hair.
Can I tan before or after I get waxed?
You should wait 3-5 days to get waxed after you have tanned. You should never get waxed if you are sunburned or even if skin is pink. The very top layer of skin could pull off or “lift” which is painful and can result in scabbing. You should wait for 3 days after you have waxed to tan. Waxed skin is more photosensitive and is more susceptible to burning.
Do I need an appointment?
I do accept walk-ins however I recommend scheduling in advance so as to avoid an extended wait. Please be aware that I book my brow and Brazilian appointments every 30 min. Please be early or on time to avoid losing your appointment. If you’re unable to keep an appointment I appreciate calling within 24 hours prior if possible. If your service is 1/2 hour or longer I may request a credit card number to hold your appointment. You will not be charged unless you fail to cancel within 24 hours.
Are there any age restrictions?
I do not offer the Brazilian wax to clients under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18 and would like other wax services, your parent needs to come in to fill out a parent consent form. If you are under the age of 16 and wish to have a bikini wax, your parent must be in the room during the time of service. You may be asked to provide your ID at the time of service.
Is it alright to bring my child?
I loves kids, although due to the nature of our business I have a “No Child Policy”. Thank you for your understanding.