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On this page you will find all the information you need to know prior to your appointment. This information includes brazilian Q&A, pre, post and during wax tips, as well as contraindications to waxing. Please read the information thoroughly so you are more comfortable with your wax service.

WAX Q&A

Here is a list of questions most commonly asked by clients regarding waxing. The following questions have been answered based on my extensive experience and expertice in the field of waxing.  While reading through the Q&A please keep in mind everyone experiences something different based on their type of hair, pain tolerance, amount of hair, etc… If you have additional questions after reading through these, please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

PRE WAX TIPS

  • Stop shaving at least 2 weeks before your appointment. Hair needs to be ¼ inch long. If hair is longer than ¾ inch, I will trim the area during your appointment.

  • Avoid sun exposure 48 hours prior to appointment. If the area getting waxed is sunburned the service will need to be postponed.

  • Exfoliate the area getting waxed 12-24 hours before your appointment. Very Important!

  • Take Ibuprofen 30-45 min before appointment to minimize discomfort.

  • Waxing can be extra sensitive to women during the menstrual cycle. Caffeine also causes sensitivity. Avoid caffeine intake the day of appointment.

  • Wear loose fitting clothes to your appointment. Harsh clothing may irritate your waxed skin.

  • Check yourself for any open wounds or rashes. Irritated skin can not be waxed.

DURING WAX TIPS

  • Know what to expect. Read the Q&A above thoroughly.

  • DO NOT be modest. I understand your first time can be awkward but trying to shield yourself only makes it more difficult for me to give you a smooth and efficient service.

  • DO NOT jump as I am pulling the strip off. This only pulls the strip out of my hand mid pull causing me to have to do it again and breaking the hair instead of pulling it from the root.

  • Don't worry about the sweating. I understand the level of stress your body is in and it's completely normal. 

  • Speak up. If you feel the wax is too hot or you need to stretch your legs, please let me know.

  • Just breathe. Tensing up only makes it worse. Deep breaths through the service will help ease you through. 

POST WAX TIPS

  • You may experience the following after your wax treatment: sensitivity, swelling, redness, bumps, irritation and ingrown hairs. The following tips will minimize discomfort and provide optimal results.

  • REMEMBER the first time is always the worst time. Regular waxing will reduce discomfort as well as hair growth.

  • DO NOT shave between services. For the best long term results, stay consistent in the beginning with services every 4-6 weeks.

  • Avoid exercising or anything that makes you sweat for 24-48 hours. Warm and damp skin is more prone to bacteria growth. If you find yourself unable to control sweating, make sure to clean the area with soap and water.

  • Avoid hot baths/showers, sun exposure, any sweating and some products for first 24-48 hours. Heat on already inflammed skin will only make you more uncomfortable.

  • Avoid tight fitting clothes.

  • Ingrown hairs are common. To reduce ingrown hairs, lightly exfoliate 48 hours after service. For best results you should exfoliate 1-2 times a week. You may also use an ingrown hair product. Whish Ingrown Hair Serum ™ is available for purchase at the studio.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

You must be off the following medications for 3 months prior to receiving a wax service. Accutane you must be off for one year.

  • Accutane (Must be off for a year)

  • Adapalene (Acne medication)

  • Alustra (Retin A)

  • Avage (Tazorac – Acne medication)

  • Avita (type of Retin A)

  • Azelex (peeling agent)

  • Clindamycin

  • Differin (Acne medication)

  • Doxycycline

  • Erythromycin

  • Isotretinoin (like Accutane)

  • Madifloxicine

  • Metronidazole

  • Minocycline

  • Renova (Retin A)

  • Tazarac (Acne medication)

  • Tazarotene (like Tazorac)

  • Tetracycline

  • Tretinoin (like Retin A)

The following can cause sensitivity. Please notify your wax specialist if you are using or have used any of the following in the last month:

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)

  • Topical and Oral Antibiotics

  • Retinol

  • Salicylic Acid

  • Peels or Microdermabrasion

  • Laser treatments

  • Any acid based products

  • Chemical Exfoliants

  • Other acne medication not listed above.