- Do I need to arrive early?
We do our best to schedule our clients to ensure complete privacy. There is no need for you to arrive any earlier and we look forward to seeing you at your appointed time.
What if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?
If you must reschedule or cancel your appointment, please notify us 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment to avoid being charged the full service fee.
- What do I need to bring?
If your services include a pedicure, we suggest you bring open-toed sandals or flip-flops, since your toes will take some time before they're fully dry. Other than that, you don't need to bring anything but yourself- we'll provide you with a robe and slippers, and anything else you might need for your services.
- How long does the hair need to be before it can be waxed?
The hair needs to be an eighth of an inch in order for it to be waxed properly.
- Does medication affect waxing?
Yes. You cannot be waxed if you are taking the following medications, acutane, retina, or antibiotics. These medications will compromise the integrity of the skin. You need to be off acutane for 6 months before waxing is advised. You need to stop applying retina to area that you want waxed a month before your service. With antibiotics you need to have finished your prescription three weeks prior to waxing.
- What should I do to prepare for my waxing visit?
Don't use lotion or body oil on the area that is going to be waxed. This will cause the wax not to adhere to the hair, causing the wax to be less effective.
Take ibuprofen one hour prior to waxing visit. This will help to increase your pain tolerance. Try to avoid caffeine as this will make you more sensitive to the waxing.
- How long will the results last?
After a client’s first waxing, the results can last 3 to 6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair re-growth rate. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week. Heat stimulates hair growth, therefore hair grows quicker in the summer than in the winter. With regular waxing the length of time between treatments will increase. Continued waxing results in sparse hair re-growth.
- What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?
Although we cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible breakouts.
Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and please wear sunscreen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyper pigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofas for at least 24 hours after a waxing treatment.
Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
Regular exfoliation may be helpful especially on leg and arm areas.
Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may help minimize irritation.
Unfortunately, no shower or oral sex.