Important tips for best waxing results
If you have never tried waxing, do yourself a favor and see how soft and smooth it leaves you compared to shaving. (Particularly in the bikini and underarm areas!) With regular waxing, the area grows in much sparser and stays smooth much longer!
Please do not shave the area to be waxed for at least a week or a minimum of 1/8th of an inch of growth. For best results, you should wax every 3 – 4 weeks with NO tweezing or shaving between waxes. It takes about 3 rounds to see the optimum smooth results as hair has 3 phases of growth and it takes some time & patience to get them all together.
Come in on schedule, every 3 – 4 weeks like clockwork and you will remain hair free longer, it will hurt less, and you will love your waxing even more!
I only use “Blue” hard wax for face waxing, bikini & Brazilian, and under arms. This wax does not stick to skin, but rather shrink wraps the hair making it less painful and giving less risk for skin lifting or trauma. Strip wax is used for legs, arms, backs, and chests.
Please be aware that if you have the Herpes virus, waxing may cause an outbreak. It is a good idea to have medication on hand just in case. Please be sure to let me know if you are using any topical medications or creams containing Vitamin A (Retin A, retinol, Adapalene, Renova) as they make the skin more fragile.
What will happen at your appointment?
You will fill out a form, then I will take you into a private room where you will be given instructions about what to put on and where to lay. I will step out for you to change and will knock on the door before reentering. The waxing begins with a quick swipe of cleanser and then application of a special oil that protects the skin. The waxing is performed quickly and then a soothing essential oil is applied. At this point you will probably say, “That wasn’t so bad!” and I will smile. I’ll step out and let you change and THAT’S IT!!
Your skin may have some raised red bumps that will go away within a few hours. Any irritation will be mild at most and will resolve quickly.
If you are really worried about pain (particularly with your first Brazilian) you may consider taking an Ibuprofen or Tylenol half an hour before your appointment. Many clients say this helps. Keep in mind, though, the “pain” is momentary not residual, like pulling off a band-aid. It only hurts for a moment!