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I'm a new client, what's the first thing I should do?
After you make an appointment, please feel free to fill out our New Client Form so we can get all your information upfront! All your information will be kept private and confidential.
Why remove hair with wax?
Because waxing makes your skin feel so soft and it lasts much longer than shaving. Some people wax because they feel it is more hygienic. Our body releases natural oils and sweat on a daily basis. Our hair can hold on to them as well as the odor they produce. When you remove the hair you can stay cleaner and fresher longer.
Does waxing hurt?
I’m not going to lie, it doesn’t feel great. Every person’s pain tolerance is different. The good thing is that the pain goes away in seconds. We do carry products that minimize discomfort. By the time you leave your appointment, the pain will be gone and you will be happy and hair free!
How do I prepare for a Brazilian Wax?
A shower is ideal. Hot water opens pores and allows hair to come out easy, making it less painful for you.
Appointments straight after the gym or working out are not pleasant for your technician. We appreciate your kind consideration!
If you cannot shower, please use personal wipes we provide to clean the area that we will be waxing. We also have a restroom with a hand held bidet which you can use while you are here. Please make sure the area is thoroughly clean.
Your hair should be grown out at least three weeks prior to your first Brazilian wax. The longer the better, so don't trim. This will ensure the best results that will last longer.
It is a good idea to exfoliate your bikini area, very gently, the night before your Brazilian Wax. In fact, you can gently exfoliate your bikini area every day. This helps deter those pesky ingrown hairs and aids in a speedy removal.
How long does the hair have to be?
At least ¼ inch. Translation – if you can pinch your hair and lift your skin without the hair slipping through your fingers, it should be long enough. It usually takes on average of 2 to 3 weeks of growing out your hair to be ready to wax. Some people hate the growing out stage, others don’t mind it – however you may feel, let it grow – IT’S WORTH IT!
Should I trim my hair before my appointment?
NO!! The longer the better. The longer the hair, the smoother your skin will feel after the wax. Also, the results will last longer. If your hair needs to be trimmed, your aesthetician will take care of it, as he/she knows the best length for your procedure. Don’t be embarrassed, we guarantee you we have seen hair much longer and thicker than yours!
What should I do if I need to cancel my appointment?
For all appointment cancellations, we respectfully ask that you contact The Waxing Co. at least 12 hours before your scheduled appointment.
How long does waxing last?
It differs with each person depending on how fast the hair grows. On average, your waxing can last from 2-6 weeks. The good news is the more you wax, the longer it lasts.
Will my hair grow back thicker?
No. The hair will actually grow back lighter and softer every time you wax. It usually takes at least 3 procedures to really notice a change in how fast your hair grows back. But you can notice your hair coming in softer after the first wax.
Will I have a reaction to waxing?
Most likely not. But that largely depends on whether you are taking any medication…(See question 10 – When should I not get waxed?) However, we invite you to come in and get a free patch test wax to see how skin will react.
What if I’m on my period?
Some women find that when they are on their period, their skin is more sensitive and more likely to burn or peel. Others are just fine. We can do a patch test first to see how your skin will react. Or, if you would rather reschedule, we completely understand. As long as you communicate with your aesthetician, she will find the best way to meet your needs.
What if I’m pregnant?
You can still get various wax procedures and treatments except for bikini tinting and anal bleaching. A new trend for Moms-to-be is to get a Brazilian wax right before childbirth.
If you are in your 2nd trimester or further along, please let us know upon making the appointment, we will schedule more time to ensure your comfort!
When should I not get waxed?
If you have Lupus or AIDS.
If you are in cancer therapy or receiving chemotherapy, or radiation treatment.
If you are taking Rx Accutane, Differin, Retin A, Antibiotics, or taking any medication that may cause sun sensitivity.
You should also avoid waxing while using salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, Obaji products, any harsh exfoliants, or any facial peels.
All these products thin out the skin and will make you more sensitive and likely to burn or peel. You should wait 2-6 weeks depending on how long you have been on the medication before you wax, as we want to make sure the meds are out of your system so you have a pleasant waxing experience. If you are not sure of how you may react from any other prescriptions you are taking, please give us a call, we can help you determine whether you’re able to get waxed.
Can I tan after I wax?
We suggest that you wait at least 24 hours before you lay out in the sun or in a tanning bed. As for a spray tan, we suggest you wait a few hours for your skin to re-acclimate after the wax.