Waxing FAQs

  • Does waxing hurt?

    Unfortunately the first time you get waxed is always the most uncomfortable. This subsides with time as the hair becomes thinner and easier to remove. I have undergone extensive training and have mastered various skills and techniques to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. In order to minimise the discomfort, you should have regular waxing sessions, not shave in-between treatments and follow the correct aftercare instructions.

  • How old do I have to be to get waxed?

    You must be 18 years or older to be waxed - especially for brazilian waxing. If you are younger, a parent or guardian must be present. 

  • I'm going on vacation. How soon should I get waxed?

    The recommended time before going on vacation or preparing for any big event (ie. wedding day) is 2 - 3 days. This will allow any redness to pass.  If you've never been waxed, plan two to three visits before your big vacation/event.

  • What questions should be asked to ensure a clean and sanitary service?

    Unfortunately, many technicians are not aware of the dangers of "double dipping." That is when the technician re-inserts the applicator back into the pot of wax and reapplies wax onto the skin. Many technicians believe that the heat of the warmer kills any bacteria and germs when in fact, bacteria are killed at about 202°F and wax should be heated between 120° and 131°F. Anything above this temperature could burn the client’s skin. Some infectious diseases that can be transferred by double dipping are cold sores, fever blisters, genital and oral herpes, thrush (an inflammation of mouth and throat), and warts. Before making an appointment ask the receptionist if they use a no double dipping policy. If they don’t know what you’re talking about, chances are they are not using it.

  • How do I pick a good Waxing Spa?

    The Practitioner should be licensed/certified and specialize in skin care. They should provide on-going education and help answer any questions you may have regarding the waxing process. The spa overall should be a clean and healthy environment with the practitioner wearing gloves and have a No Double Dipping Policy.

  • How long for the red bumps to go away?

    Red Bumps? Yes, some people's skin will react to waxing, and you'll see red bumps show up on your skin. completely normal, it should go away within a few hours. If your skin is super sensitive, give it until the end of the day. Feel free to moisturize after your wax appointment, as usual, but avoid moisturizing before (it just makes the wax not want to stick to your skin). Some people will have a Histamine reaction and feel free to take 1/2 a Benadryl before your appointment.

  • Can I be waxed during my menstrual cycle?

    Waxing during and right before your menstrual cycle is possible, but is not recommended because of comfort considerations.  During your menstrual cycle, your body tends to be more sensitive due to the change of hormones, and this could cause the treatment to be more painful. I recommend you schedule an appointment after the end of your menstrual cycle.

  • I just shaved, how long should I wait before getting waxed?

    The recommended time after shaving is 2-3 weeks.

  • How often should I get waxed?

    The recommended time between waxing is 4-6 weeks.

  • Should I trim my hair before I get waxed?

    Nooo!!!  Even if you think you have your own personal chia pet growing down there, don’t trim or use the clippers. The longer the hair, the better the wax will grab it and the smoother your results will be.  Remember, if it is too long I will trim it for you. So don’t worry, be hairy!

  • What is the difference between Bikini, French Bikini and a Brazilian?

    A Bikini removes all the hair that can be seen outside of regular underwear or bathing suits.A French Bikini takes away anything that you would see outside of a thong.A Brazilian leaves you totally smooth from front to back. 

  • Is there anything I should do to prepare for waxing so I’m comfortable?

    Yes. I often recommend taking ibuprofen at least 20 minutes before your waxing service, as long as this does not contradict what your doctor has told you. 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. 

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

    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.Aggressive exfoliation of the skin, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels, can be a problem too.Prescription medications such as antibiotics, Accutane, or topical ointments such as Retin-A or Renova can cause also 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. My 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.

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

    To get the best results, your hair should 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.