Before Wax Tips
After Wax Tips
Q. How long does hair have to be to be waxed?
A. 3 or more weeks after your last shave OR 4 to 5 weeks weeks after your last wax, will give us the length of hair we need. We can't get a good result if the hair is too short!
Q. Will the hair grow back thicker?
A. No. That is a common misconception. It's been shown that consistent waxing will thin the hair over time.
Q. Can I tan before my appointment?
A. No. No tanning 48 hours before or 48 hours after your appointment. Waxing can exfoliate skin exposing baby skin cells to harmful UV rays causing damage. Don't spray tan before your appointment or 24 hours after. The wax will remove it!
Q. Are there any medications or chronic conditions that if I'm on them I can't get waxed?
A. YES! If you are on Accutane (for acne) or any sort of blood thinner you cannot be waxed until 6-12 months after you've stopped the medication. If you are using a Retin A topical or an Alpha Hydroxy Acid on the area to be waxed then you must wait at least a week to be waxed there. Let us know if you are on allergy meds, or high doses of antibiotics. If you are an "uncontrolled diabetic" you cannot be waxed.
Q. I've never had a bikini/brazilian. What can I expect?
A. We do lots and lots of first time brazilians! You can expect a private, confidential appointment in a relaxed, clean atmosphere. You will fill out a form that will help us determine what your skin's needs are. We will talk for a few minutes before the service, because, geez it's a private service and you don't know us from Adam, so we would like you to feel like you're in a safe place and ask any question you need to. We will then step out to let you disrobe, and get under the covers before we knock to come back in. When we come back in we'll get started, and you are in charge! If at anytime you decide you don't want to go with the full brazilian, we will adjust! Throughout the service, we promise we will talk, laugh at times, and try to make it "the most positive experience it could be under the circumstances" as one recent client said.
Q. How do you get the hair way, way down there?
A. Some salons will have you turn over and get on all fours to wax the area between the "cheeks". We don't like that approach. We have you lift your leg, and/or turn on your side to get that area hair free.
Q. How often should I get waxed?
A. That's really up to what you're goals are. If you want to maintain, we suggest every 4-6 weeks to keep it up. We offer a discount for Maintenance Bikini waxes if they are booked within the 4-6 weeks.
Q. How long does it last?
A. Everyone is alittle different, usually you can count on a good result for 2-3 weeks, maybe longer. The new growth hair that you will start to feel is NOT the hair that was waxed. The waxed hair will be gone for 8 plus weeks. That's why we recommend coming every 3-4 weeks if you want to maintain your wax, so each stage of hair growth gets waxed.
Q. I'm going on vacation, when should I schedule my wax?
A. 2 to 3 days before your trip is best. That will give you a truly "worry free" vacation.
Q. Will I get a rash or irritation?
A. Not likely, but on occasion, clients may get what we call a "histamine reaction" Its a type of reaction the the process of the waxing, not the product. If that happens, hydrocortisone topical, and a benedryl will help alleviate the bumps caused by the reaction. Please text 517 282-8111, with any type of reaction, so we can help.
Q. What kind of wax do you use?
A. We use strip wax and stripless wax (sometimes called hard or cold wax). We will use the wax that is appropriate for your skin and hair. Our goal is always comfort, and results!
Q. Do you double dip sticks?
A. We NEVER double dip the applicators. The wax is not hot enough to kill microorganisms, so to protect you everytime wax is applied, it's with a clean applicator.
Q. Should I shower before my appointment?
A. It's not necessary, unless it will make you feel more comfortable. We offer in all treatment rooms, personal disposable wipes for use before or after your appointment.
Q. What will help ease the discomfort?
A. Women are typically more sensitive just before, during and right after their period. Some clients take an ibuprofen or over the counter pain medication 20-30 min before their appointment.
Q. My period started, can I still be waxed?
A. Yes, you may be a little more sensitive though. You can take an ibuprofen 30 minutes before your appointment to help.
Q. I'm pregnant, can I be waxed?
A. With permission from your DR. We have "Mom To Be" selections for all bikini waxes. It gives us a "heads up" and allows for extra time for the brazilian selection.