BODY WAXING FAQs
How long does the hair have to be before I can get waxed?
Let the hair grow for at least seven days after shaving. I know for you shavers this is even more painful than getting the wax itself. If you feel your hair is too long, don’t fret I will trim it to the appropriate length.
Should I trim my hair before I get waxed?
Nooo!!! 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!
How long before the hair grows back?
Okay, this is a tricky one because when it comes to the hair re-growth cycle we are not all created equal. Everyone’s hair grows at different rates, sometimes depending on ethnicity. I have some clients that come in every six weeks and have hardly any hair at all (no fair!) and others who have to come in every three weeks. My experience has been that every four weeks is the most popular length of time between waxes.
Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?
No. Waxing pulls the hair from the follicle weakening the root. So, if anything it will grow back weaker, more sparse and easier to remove next time.
Can I shave between my waxing visits?
Don’t you dare shave down there!! The hair will be shorter when you come in for your next visit and the wax won’t grab as well. Also, shaving creates ingrown hairs, redness and irritation.
Can I get waxed while I am on my period?
Sure, just know you are more sensitive three days before your period and three days after your period. Women in this line of business usually are not squeamish, myself included. So just simply wear a fresh tampon and pop a couple of Advil to help fight the extra sting during this time.
Can I still get waxed while I am pregnant?
Of course!! However, make sure you have a waxing. If you are a waxing virgin or have not waxed in a while, let your esthetician know so your hair can be evaluated to see how coarse it is. I would also get a Basic Bikini Wax first to see how your skin reacts and then go for the full Brazilian. You might be a little more sensitive than usual, but there is no harm in wanting to be as smooth as your soon-to-be-born baby’s bottom.
Does my medication affect my waxing?
It certainly can!! Certain medications and products thin out the skin making it more likely for you to peel or burn during your waxing session. If you are unsure if your medication will affect your skin, please call me or the salon before you come in.
Can I go tanning before or after my waxing session?
Plan on waiting at least 24 hours after your treatment to tan. And do not come in right after a fresh spray tan because the wax will take it right off.
I have a special occasion coming up and have never been waxed. Are there any special instructions?
Whether you want a premarital wax or just a vacation-ready bikini line, I recommend you plan to have at least two waxes before the event. This will ensure you do not have any reactions to the wax before the big day. It also gets the first wax – which is the most uncomfortable – out of the way. The second wax will also provide a much smoother, cleaner result with less post-wax tenderness. If you don’t have time to squeeze in two waxing sessions then go at least three to four days prior to your special occasion.