1How long does hair need to be before waxing?
Hair should be at least ¼ “ long or roughly the length of a grain of rice, which is normally about 7 days of growth.
2Should I trim my hair before getting waxed?
No. Let the esthetician do any trimming if it’s needed.
3How long before the hair grows back?
It depends on the individual, but usually once a month is ideal. If waxing is done at regular intervals, it should grow back thinner each time and the services can be done with less frequency.
4Will the hair stop growing altogether?
No, but it will be thinner and more sparse each time.
5Can I shave in between waxing sessions?
We recommend that clients do not shave in between waxing sessions. Hair that is shaved is cut at varying lengths and when waxed, may not get removed at an even rate.
6How do I prevent ingrown hairs?
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Ingrown hairs occur because the buildup of dead skin cells blocks the new, fine hairs that are trying to break through. Those new hairs turn can inward, thus creating ingrown hairs. We carry post-waxing home care products Cirepil double gomage exfoliant and post wax cooling gel, both useful for extending duration of your waxing service.
7I have a special event coming up. How soon before the event should I get waxed?
It is recommended that you schedule two wax services before the event. The first service is the most uncomfortable and it gives you time to see how you are going to react to waxing.
8What should I wear to my waxing appointment?
Anything comfortable that “breathes”. Tight clothing and/or synthetic fabrics can create chafing and perspiration that may irritate freshly waxed skin.
9Can I work out the same day I get waxed?
Waxing involves removing the hair from its root, leaving the pores potentially exposed to bacteria. It is highly recommended that within 24 hours of waxing you refrain from vigorous activity that could result in perspiration. Also, please refrain from hot tubs, saunas, and sun exposure after waxing. Remember, the protection hair provides from the sun is no longer applicable, so sunscreen needs to be used in these now potentially vulnerable areas. This is especially true for back, legs, bikini and Brazilian services.
10Is it okay to get waxed if I am pregnant or on my period?
11Do medications affect waxing?
Potentially. Waxing is inadvisable if:
You are on Retin A, any Retinol products, or if you are using Accutane.
You have any sunburn, laser burn, or breakouts on the area to be waxed.
If it is deemed that waxing is unsafe, for any reason, it is at the esthetician’s discretion to discontinue the service.
12Do you use numbing agents before waxing?
We offer Cirepil pre-wax, a numbing agent that can be applied 45 minutes before a waxing session to help reduce discomfort. It is strongly recommended that the client do a patch test first to reduce the chance of allergic reaction. Additionally, the intimate waxing service uses wax that contains numbing agents.