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Waxing FAQ's

Waxing FAQs


Q. Does the type of wax used matter?

A. Absolutely!!! Just ask our clients. They will tell you the wax we use feels less painful than other spas. It is because we use a creamy wax with essential oil of Lavender. The lavender is a natural antiseptic and  calms the skin.


Q. How long do I have to wait before my first wax?

A. To get the best results, your hair to be at least ¼” long. This takes the average person about 1 to 2 weeks of growth. After the first wax, as long as you do not shave between services, you’ll find the second wax to be a lot more comfortable. This is because your hair will grow in finer and more sparse. Typically, the ‘cactus’ feel you have with shaving will not exist with waxing, making it easier to grow out between waxes.


Q. I got my eyebrows waxed once and the skin came off. Why?

A. There can be several reasons for this. If you are using skin care products that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acids of any kind, these can cause the skin to lift while waxing. Another area of caution is aggressive exfoliation of the skin, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Prescription medications such as antibiotics, Acutane, or topical ointments such as Retin-A or Renova can cause the skin to thin and lift while being waxed. Other products to keep in mind are Strivectin, Proactiv, Avita and Avage. There is also the possibility that your technician may be inexperienced or is using an inferior wax that is not gentle. Our recommendation is that if you are unsure of any topical creams or prescriptions you are using, ask first. Keep in mind that it’s difficult to predict how skin will react, no matter how many precautions are taken.


Q. Is there anything I should do to prepare for waxing and to be comfortable?

A. Yes. There are a few things you can do. If you are a female client, schedule your waxing service the first two weeks after your cycle. Your sensitivity level is a lot less during this time. Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these are stimulants making you more sensitive and increases the redness after waxing. Pregnancy also increases sensitivity.


Q. How long will my skin stay red?

A. It depends on the person and the skin type. For most people it takes up to 1/2 hour. After waxing, do not tan or jump in chlorine for at least 24 hours. Avoid perfumes, scrubs, or other irritants the day of the waxing service. If you’re a bride or attending a special occasion, we recommend receiving waxing services a month before your special day to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, schedule another wax a day or two before the event.


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