FAQ

What type of Wax do you use?


European Stripless Hard Wax: Patented technology allows the wax to bind to the hair, not the skin. Resulting in a less irritating wax. With our techniques we try to make it as painless as possible.




How long does the hair need to be?


Hair needs to be 1/4" minimum [rice grain length] If you have shaved, we recommend waiting 3 weeks of growth before getting waxed. If you have never waxed and is the first time we recommend 1/2" length.




Accutane, Retin-A, Differin & other medications.


The following is not an all inclusive list, If you are unsure consult your physician. (see policies & etiquette for more informaiton. Accutane, Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Acne treatments, Chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Blood thinners, high blood pressure meds, Antibiotics, many supplements, medications & DRY SKIN [dehydration] can adversely affect how your skin reacts to hair removal & cause lifting. Accutane: stop usage at least 1 year prior to getting hair removal services. Please notify us if you are taking any medications topically or orally.




Can I suntan before or after a wax?


Absolutely Not...No Suntanning or tanning beds before getting waxed or right after waxing. Wait 24-48 hours. If you are sunburned you cannot get waxed, your skin will burn & lift.




Can I shave in between waxes?


NO its not recommended: -your root becomes stronger, hair appears thicker & makes waxing more uncomfortable. -it disrupts the hair growth cycle, we are trying to get the 3 different hair growths on the same cycle. So a consistant schedule of every 4 weeks is recommended. Tweeze if you have to not shave.




Tips before Waxing


Shower and clean your entire body as you will be exposed and need to move into different positions. Any soiled areas are waxed around so hair may be left in that area. Do not have caffeine or Nicotine before waxing, Caffeine & Nicotine are stimulants making you more sensitive. Acetaminophen pain reliever [like tylenol] can be taken if you are able to. Do not wear moisturizers, lotions or oils prior to waxing. Lightly exfoliate the day before. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin healthy & hydrated. Do not over drink alcohol, to much or being hung over dehydrates your body making your follicles contract causing more pain. Breathe, Breathe, Breathe - don't hold your breath!




Can I wax during that time of month?


Yes, Please shower before and you must wear a clean tampon. (its recommended to cut the string or tuck it) For sanitary reasons please be sure there is no blood residue on your skin, hair or string. Be advised you will be more sensitive to heat & or hair removal, 2 days before, 2 days after and during your cycle.




Body Builders


We know you love to be super smooth for your competition. Always Wax before your dehydrating process [wax day before]. You will be super super sensitive if you are dehydrated! It is recommended to Wait until the next day after waxing to get your spray tan to ensure your pores are closed.




Tips After Waxing


For the first few days: Take a cool shower to close pores and reduce inflamation: No hot or steam baths/showers. Avoid lotions, soaps or products that are pore clogging. You do want to use a nonpore clogging moisturizer day 3. No Friction [like heavy duty workouts] sweat & oils promote bacteria & infect the follicles. Wear loose cotton clothing to avoid chaffing. Avoid Suntanning. Exfoliate starting day 3 & every other day there after to remove dead skin cells and help the thinner hairs push through. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin healthy & Hydrated. Drink / Eat fresh pineapple.




Should I trim?


No, leave it to the professionals. Longer is better for the wax to grab onto. Minimum hair length should be 1/4" or longer. [about 3 weeks of growth]





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