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Frequently asked questions:

What kind of wax do you use?

We use a hard wax for face, underarms, bikini, and Brazilian. Hard wax is applied thicker than soft wax and removed without strips. Unlike soft wax, hard wax does not stick to the skin, which makes it less irritating.
We use a soft wax for arms, legs, back and chest. Soft wax is applied thin and removed with strips. 

How long does my hair have to be?
 
Hair needs to be at least ¼” to ½” for effective waxing. For most people this means waiting 2-4 weeks (minimum of 2 weeks) from the last time you shaved. The longer you wait, the better the results.

What is double dipping?

Double dipping is dipping the waxing stick back into the wax pot after using it on you. I dip each stick into the wax only once and then throw it in the trash, so the wax being applied is always sterile. Always make sure when you are getting waxed there is no double dipping!
 
How do I prepare for my waxing service?
 
Waxing works best on a clean surface.  Please do NOT put any lotion or cream on area(s) to be waxed.  If  the hair is long, do NOT trim.  Your esthetician will, if necessary.  
 
Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?
 
No. Waxing actually has the opposite effect. Hair that is removed at the roots grows in finer and softer over time.
 
Will I be completely smooth after waxing?
 
The area that has been waxed will look great, but will not be completely smooth. It takes consistent waxing for the growth cycles of the hair to catch up to each other (usually 4-6 waxes) before you will achieve a smooth feel.
 
Can I be waxed if I’m taking Retin A, Renova, or Accutane?
 
These medications increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates so waxing could potentially remove skin as well as hair. Please let your esthetician  know immediately if you are on any medications. 
 
Can I tan before a wax?
 
We recommend that you should avoid sun exposure for 48 hours prior to and after your wax.
 
What should I do for aftercare?
 
Your skin may be sensitive following your wax. Any red bumps or irritation should subside within a few hours. Avoid sun exposure/tanning, hot baths/hot tubs, heavy lotions for 48 hours following your service.