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PRE-WAX CHECKLIST

·    Hair should be at least 1/4 inch (a grain of rice). The longer, the better.

·    Don’t apply creams, lotions or gels to the area being waxed the day of your appointment.

·    Don’t sunbathe 24 hours before or after your treatment. Tanning before treatment can cause the skin to lift.

·    If you have a low pain tolerance, take an aspirin or ibuprofen 30 min before your appointment to reduce discomfort.

·    Wear comfy undies to avoid irritation afterwards.

 

AFTER CARE CHECKLIST

·    Don’t sunbathe for 24 hours before or after your treatment. Tanning after your treatment can cause irritation and even burns.

·    No swimming pool, hot tubs or sauna for 24 hours after waxing.

·    Don’t use any products on the waxed area until the following day unless they are treatment products.

·    Keep hair follicles clean by showering immediately after exercise.

·    Moisturize the area daily..

·    Gently exfoliate at least every other day with a mitt, dry brush or sugar/sea salt scrub.

Face

BEFORE

·    DO NOT wax if you are on an acne medication such as Accutane, Differin, Retin-A or any other skin thinning or blood thinning medications. Waxing while on these medications can cause the skin to lift. Steer clear of waxing any area with varicose veins, sunburn, an STI or contagious skin infection. If you have undergone cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels you should wait at least six weeks before getting waxed.

AFTER

·    Hair growth on the face and maintenance schedules are based on client preference.  To maintain results we recommend 2-4 weeks between appointments.

 

Body

BEFORE

·    Hair growth is important - there should be enough hair to be able to be picked up with wax, about 1/4 inch (grain of rice). The longer the better. If you've regularly or recently shaved, the hair will be course, stubborn and growing at different rates.  

 

Our goal is to make sure the hair is able to be removed as cleanly as possible. 

·    DO NOT trim hair - if trimming is necessary your wax tech will trim for you.

·    Exfoliate skin - Light exfoliating is the perfect way to prepare your skin for hair removal. Exfoliating has great benefits including removing dead skin cells that block the hair follicle which is the unfortunate cause of ingrown hairs.

 

·    Fresh and Clean - come to your appointment fresh and clean. We also have wipes available in the treatment rooms to freshen up as you get undressed.

 

 

·    Menstruating - Menstrual cycles can be quite unpredictable.  Sometimes a scheduled appointment falls on the day of an unexpected period. We leave it up to the client as to whether or not they still receive their wax.  All we ask is that you wear a clean tampon during and ensure that you are able to stay sanitary throughout the service for the protection of the professional and the room.  If you are unsure or uncomfortable with waxing during your cycle, you are more than welcome to reschedule your appointment.

 

·    If you have a low pain tolerance, take an aspirin or ibuprofen 30 min before your appointment to reduce discomfort. We also offer a numbing treatment for an addition cost. You must arrive 30 mins prior to your appointment for application.

 

 

·    Do NOT sunbathe 24 hours before or after your treatment. Tanning before treatment can cause the skin to lift.

 

·    Pregnant - it's totally normal to wax throughout your pregnancy. We of course will tell you to consult your physician before you book but it's totally safe and we service pregnant women quite often.

 

 

·    BIKINI WAX STYLES - a common question is "What's the difference between bikini styles?" See chart and explanation below. *please let your tech know which style you have chosen BEFORE your service.​

Bikini - removes the LEAST AMOUNT of hair, if you are wearing a basic brief panty, any hair that would be visible outside of the panty line is removed

G-String Bikini - if you are wearing a g-string or thong panty, hair that would be visible outside the panty line is removed

G - String Bikini Extended - if you are wearing a g-string or thong panty, hair that would be visible outside the panty line is removed; as well as the hair between the cheeks

Brazilian - removes all hair front to back including between the cheeks. A landing strip or triangle being left is optional.

DURING

·     There is a level of discomfort with body waxing.  However, the pain associated with waxing can be very much exaggerated. It has been our experience that most people who have had unfavorable experiences with waxing was truly because of the inexperience of the professional. We can assure you that although there is really no such thing as a "pain free" wax, your service will in no way be unbearable.

·    Often asked is "What type of wax we use?" - We use both soft (strip) wax and hard (stripless) wax to provide optimal results and remove all hair types from fine to coarse depending on the area.

AFTER

·    REDNESS -It is normal for your skin to show redness after waxing. Some skin is more sensitive than others and reactions may range from no redness at all to very red. The first time you wax an area, or if it has been a while since your last waxing, you will probably experience some redness and sensitivity afterwards. This usually subsides within a few hours, or for very sensitive skin within 24 hours.

·    DO NOT sunbathe for 24 hours before or after your treatment. Tanning after your treatment can cause irritation and even burns.

·    NO swimming pool, hot tubs or sauna for 24 hours after waxing.

·    DO NOT use any products on the waxed area until the following day unless they are treatment products.

·    DO NOT exfoliate immediately after your service (the day of). Wait at least 24-48 hrs depending on skin's sensitivity following waxing.

·    Exfoliate skin daily - Light exfoliating is the perfect way to maintain your skin between appointments. Exfoliating has great benefits including removing dead skin cells that block the hair follicle which is the unfortunate cause of ingrown hairs.

·    For optimal results, regular maintenance for body waxing is necessary. We recommend waxing every 4-6 weeks after the initial wax.