Waxing FAQ’s

Why choose waxing?

Who doesn’t want soft, smooth skin?! Waxing is amazing because it removes the entire hair shaft, right down to the root. We use a rich and aesthetically beautiful formula that is designed to remove light, medium, and even coarse hair from the most delicate of areas. Titanium dioxide creates a creamy consistency that is easy to spread and is gentle for even the most sensitive skin types.

How long should the hair be for waxing?

It’s recommended to have the the hair be at least 1/4-inch long, or around the size of a grain of rice, before you wax. This helps ensure the hair will be completely removed from the root.

How long should I wait to get waxed after I’ve shaved?

Waiting 3-4 weeks is recommended. It takes time to grow out each of the 3 cycles. If you come in prematurely you may not achieve a desirable result.

How long will it last?

If you have been shaving, there may be a transition period. It generally requires 2-3 consistent waxes to achieve optimal results which are: 3-4 weeks of hairlessness, softer hair, and less hair growing back. If you haven’t been shaving prior to getting waxed, these results may be obtained more quickly.

Is it OK to shave between wax appointments?

Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows much thinner thus making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed. Shaving just one time in between will negate all that is gained from waxing and can further irritate follicles which can cause ingrown hair. So, no, we don’t advise shaving in between.

What can I expect afterwards?

The waxed skin might be tender for a couple of days. We advise taking Ibuprofen to decrease inflammation and skin sensitivity.

I’m on my period. Can I get waxed?

If possible, avoid scheduling your appointment just before or during your menstrual cycle. We recommend this only because we tend to be most sensitive during this time.

What can I do about ingrown hair?

Exfoliating in the shower with a body brush everyday helps to keep the skin free from cellular buildup which can trap hair. We carry PFB which helps to prevent and clear the skin of ingrown hair.

Can I tan before or after I get waxed?

You should wait 3-5 days to get waxed after you have tanned. You should never get waxed if you are sunburned or even if skin is pink. The very top layer of skin could pull off or “lift” which is painful and can result in scabbing. You should wait for 3 days after you have waxed to tan. Waxed skin is more photosensitive and is more susceptible to burning.

Sugaring FAQ’s

Why choose sugaring? And what is it?

We all know what waxing is. Well, sugaring is the all-natural, healthier version! The natural sugar solution (sugar, water, lemon) is a paste consistency. It is massaged onto the skin by hand at body temperature and then molded against the grain of natural hair growth. With a flicking motion, the solution is then gently removed in the direction of the natural hair growth along with all unwanted hair!

Why is sugar a great option for hair removal?

100% Natural Ingredients: completely natural: made from sugar, lemon and water.
You can eat it!

Sanitary: hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic: sugar paste is applied with a gloved hand, and a fresh ball of sugar paste is used for each client, meaning no risk of cross contamination.

✓ Less Painful than Waxing: sugar will not stick to live skin cells, only the dead skin cells are removed, so there is less risk of abrasions/tearing and generally less redness than waxing.

✓ Not Hot: sugar paste is lukewarm when it is applied, so there is no risk of burning the skin.

✓ Unique Technique: sugar paste is applied against the natural direction of hair growth, then removed in the direction of growth resulting in a less painful hair removal and less hair breakage.

✓ Extracts Short Hairs: hair growth needs to be only 1/8-inch-long to be removed (about 7 days growth).

✓ Gentle: sugaring is so gentle it can be used to remove the villus hair that grows on some women’s faces

✓ Easy Clean Up: sugar paste dissolves easily in water and there’s no sticky residue left on skin.

When should I avoid sugaring?

If you are using Acutane please wait 6 months after discontinuing use before being sugared. If you are using Differin, Retin A, or Renova please wait at least 3 months after discontinuing use before sugaring.