Waxing Tips

The Brazilian Wax

The Brazilian Wax includes removing all hair from below the belly button and continuing all the way to the back. Upon request, leaving a strip or triangle shape at the top can be left. For this appointment you will need to remove all clothing from the waist down. It may seem uncomfortable, but we are professional and very experienced and will do our very best to make you comfortable. Keep in mind that your appointment should be no longer than 15 to 20 minutes.


Hair Length

For best results we recommend, at least, 3 weeks of hair growth post shaving.

Ideally, hair to be waxed needs to be at least 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. The longer the hair, the better the results. Get your rulers out! Wink Wink…

Please avoid trimming or buzzing before your wax, we will take care of that, if necessary.


Making it Painless

Most women find waxing to be very tolerable. After just one wax your regrowth will be much thinner and softer in texture. We recommend all first time clients to come at least 2 times consecutively without shaving or trimming in between before you decide waxing is not for you. Try to Avoid caffeine and alcohol the day of your appointment. Take a mild anti-inflammatory medication (like Ibuprofen) 1 hour before your scheduled appointment.


Post Wax Care

Your skin may stay pink and tender for up to 24 hours, this is normal depending on your skin’s sensitivity. After skin is calm we recommend exfoliating daily with a natural hard bristle brush with whatever you normally use to cleanse with in the shower or dry before the shower. Making this a part of your daily routine will prevent ingrown hairs and help even out growth cycles. Our knowledgeable Estheticians will recommend a post care serum (PFB) if your skin looks like it would benefit.


That Time of the Month

You can still get waxed while on your period. We suggest that you wear a tampon. Some women are more sensitive around this time.


When to avoid Waxing

Before undertaking a waxing treatment, it is important that you read through our list of known contraindications for waxing to better prepare you for your treatment. Our licensed and highly trained Estheticians will prepare your skin properly to minimize the risk of injury to your skin. Knowing if waxing is right for you and your safety is very important to us.


Waxing Contraindications List

To ensure a successful waxing experience, please read and follow these instructions:


WARNING: If you are currently using any of the following prescription medications all waxing services should be avoided. You must discontinue use of these medications for a minimum of three (3) months prior to waxing. With the Exception of Accutane; you must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.

  • Accutane (Acne medication)
  • Adapalene (Acne medication)
  • Alustra (Retin A)
  • Avage (See Tazorac – Acne medication)
  • Avita (See Retin A)
  • Differin (Acne medication)
  • Isotretinoin (See Accutane)
  • Renova (See Retin A)
  • Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
  • Tazarac (Acne medication)
  • Tazarotene (See Tazorac)
  • Tretinoin (See Retin A)

CAUTION: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your technician. These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.

  • Other Acne medications not listed above
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Topical Antibiotics
  • Retinol
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Exfoliants

PRECAUTIONS & CONSIDERATIONS: Please read these valuable guidelines:

  • You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before waxing after a light chemical peel or microdermabrasion
  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.
  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician administered peel within the past two (2) years
  • Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their period
  • Sunburned or irritated areas cannot be waxed
  • Moles cannot be waxed.

“IDEAL” AFTER WAX CARE:

  • No sun for 12 hours following any waxing treatment.
  • No hot baths for 24 hours following any body waxing treatment.
  • No abrasive scrubs for 24 hours following a waxing treatment.
  • If irritation should occur, it is recommended you use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to keep the area continually moist to avoid infection and scabbing.