What To Do Before/After Your Appt and What to Expect After Your Appt.

  • The day of your appt. shower and gently exfoliate the area to be waxed (excluding facial wax).  For best results please be sure your skin is moisturized (but not overly oily).  If your skin is too dry, it will/can be more sensitive during the waxing process.

 

  • For hygienic precautions WE DO NOT TRIM pubic hair.  To ensure a more efficient wax bikini hair should be NO shorter than a half an inch and NO longer than an inch.  If you need trimming please do so prior to your appt. 

  • If you have been shaving it is best to allow your hair to re-grow for at least 10-21 days depending on the area (ughhh I know...I know, but everyone is different and it will be worth the wait!).  Due to the fact that the follicles produce hair at different paces and there are several phases of hair growth, be advised that tho we are as thorough as possible stubble will/may not be removed.  It takes time and patience when starting out/resuming waxing and may take a few wax cycles to see the long term benefit of waxing (slower, finer hair growth).

  • Wear comfortable & loose clothing

 

  • For women, you will be more sensitive 4 days before and 4 days after your menstrual cycle, if you are ill or just getting over being ill, if you are pregnant, or if you are "stressed" out.  Yes, you can still be waxed while menstruating/pregnant just be mindful that you may be more sensitive than usual.

 

  • You may take 2 Ibuprofen or Advil (unless you have sensitivities or allergies to pain relievers please consult your physician) approximately 20 minutes before your appt.  This will help with inflammation and some discomfort after your wax.

  • Let us know if you are taking any medications, are pregnant, are diabetic, or have any major changes in health.

  • For Back, Chest, Buttocks Waxing - if you have never been waxed before and are considering waxing please be aware that there is a chance that your back, chest, or buttocks will break out.  This does not happen for everyone but unfortunately it does happen at times.  Waxing exfoliates the skin and removes the hair from the pore, leaving the pore exposed.  When your skin/pores are "traumatized" it naturally creates an inflammatory reaction to protect itself.   THE ACT OF WAXING DOES NOT CAUSE BREAKOUTS, however breakouts can occur for a number of reasons: skin sensitivity, allergies to the wax itself, touching the area, bacteria that enters the open pores, or even getting a mild sunburn. 

  • It is very common to get bumps after a wax on larger areas, whether it's tiny bumps or larger bumps, they are not pretty by any means.  But don't let this deter you.  We take precautions to ensure a safe wax: cleaning the area prior and treating the area after.  If you are concerned, we can do a test patch on your back, chest or buttocks to see how it may react.  Although you may experience bumps, your skin does in fact get used to waxing after a few sessions and the breakouts subside.  We do offer a complimentary Blue Light Therapy Treatment for first time back/chest clients.  Please be sure to ask for this treatment when booking your appointment.  This treatment can be added on to any wax service for $1 per minute.

 

What To Do After Your Wax:

Waxing exfoliates the skin and the pores and hair follicles are open and exposed.  To reduce the chance of external "bad bacteria" entering into your sensitized skin and potentially causing any irritation, it is very important that for 48 to 72 hours Post Wax you treat your skin with care. We recommend exfoliating  2-3 days post wax (and continue to exfoliate and moisturize 2-3 times per week), however while your skin is healing we highly recommend avoiding the following:

 

  • Tight Clothing

  • Vigorous Exercise and Working Out (especially at public facilities where germs are looming around!)

  • Sweating (if you do sweat, be sure to clean the area/bathe as soon as possible)

  • Tanning Beds or Direct Sun on Area Waxed

  • Hot Bath/Shower/Hot Tub (the pores are already "open", we want them to close)

  • Heavy Creams, Oils, Deodorants

  • Use of Heavy Makeup

  • Picking and/or scratching of the Skin (to avoid self induced irritation/infection)

  • Oh yes and ughem.....maybe postpone an intimate "date night"

 

What To Do For Skin Reactions:

 

We take every precaution to minimize or eliminate negative reactions as much as possible, however some people may have certain reactions to waxing (acne breakout, skin rash, etc.). The following are some post care tips and recommendations on what to do/use in the event that your skin should have such reaction.  Please consult your physician, dermatologist, or esthetician if you have any questions or concerns about any of these topicals we recommend before using anything.

 

  • Red and Itchy Bumps – you may lightly apply a Cortisone Cream

  • White Heads – use an antibacterial with Glycolic and/or Salycilic Acid, or a Benzoyl Peroxide product

  • Ingrown Hairs – Start to Exfoliate 2-3 days after your wax with a body brush, exfoliating glove/mitt, or Glycolic & Salycilic Pads (the glycolic acid will penetrate the follicle keeping it free of oil and debris and the salycilic acid will slough off the dead skin allowing the hair to grow thru)

  • Soreness on Delicate Areas – Aquaphor, Aloe Vera, and/or Hydrocortisone cream can be used for redness or inflammation.

  • As always, please feel free to call or email us immediately with any other questions you may have!