Frequently Asked Questions
Why wax in the first place?
Waxing is one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. It is more effective than shaving because it removes hair from the roots, not just from the skin’s surface. If waxed regularly over time, hair in waxed areas regrows lighter and sparser. For facial waxing,removal of unwanted facial hair allows for a more youthful look and application of makeup goes on smoother and better. Brow shaping can really open up the eyes and a great shape can dramatically change your appearance.
What areas of the body can be waxed?
Waxing can be done on almost any part of the body. A small area can be patch tested first for sensitivity. Most popular waxed areas for women are brazilian or bikini, legs, underarms and eyebrows. For men: chest and back. The exceptions for waxing are the beards and inside the ears.
How long will the results last?
After a client’s first waxing, the results can last 3 – 6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair re-growth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week. With regular waxing, the length of time between treatments will increase.
Will the hair grow back thicker?
No. Regular and continued waxing usually results in sparser and finer hair re-growth.
How long is the procedure?
It takes approximately 45minutes. If it is your first time or you have not waxed in a long time, it may take a little longer depending on the hair growth.
Does Brazilian waxing hurt?
Yes, but only during the waxing procedure when the wax is pulled off, then the pain subsides right away. How much it hurts depends on the individual. Most people expect it to hurt more that it does and gradually it gets better if you are waxing regularly. Most women say it’s worth it!
What is the difference between a Bikini Wax and a Brazilian Wax?
A standard bikini wax is more conservative and generally involves removing hair to just inside the panty or swimsuit line. Hair removal is limited to the top and sides of the bikini line.
The Brazilian technique is getting more and more popular. Brazilian waxing refers to hair removal from the entire pubic region from front to back. An option for apprehensive first-timers is to start with a bikini wax and gradually work your way to a brazilian on future visits.
How is Brazilian waxing done?
A combination of SOFT and HARD wax is used depending on the area. For the soft wax, a thin layer of warm wax is applied and a strip is placed over the area covered with wax and pulled off quickly and efficiently. For the hard wax, a thicker layer of warm wax is applied on the area and after about 1 min., it will dry and then pulled off.
Are there any health precautions to keep in mind?
Accutane Patients: AVOID all waxing while on Accutane and for a minimum of 6-12 months after coming off the medication or consult your dermatologist about when to proceed.
Some physicians do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection.