Q. Why Wax?
Waxing, unlike shaving, removes hair directly from the roots leaving your skin nice and smooth for weeks.
Q. How long does the hair need to be?
For best results, the hair length should be ¼ inches long. When in doubt, it is better the hair be longer than shorter.
Q. How often should I get waxed?
The recommended time between waxing is 5 weeks.
Q. I just shaved, how long should I wait before getting waxed?
The recommended time after shaving is 3 weeks.
Q. I am going on vacation, how soon before should I get waxed?
The recommended time before going on vacation or preparing for any big event (i.e. wedding day) is 2-3 days. This will allow any redness to pass.
Q. Will I be put in any awkward positions?
Not at all. All my services require you to be laying on either your front or your back.
Q. I’m a waxing virgin, what should I expect?
Don’t be shy. There’s a first time for everything! I will walk you through the entire process step by step. Remember three important facts: 1. No, you are not the hairiest person ever. 2. Yes, you are normal down there. 3. No, you are not too old to get waxed.
Q. Bikini, Brazilian—What’s the difference?
Bikini removes hair from just the sides. Brazilian removes everything- front, back and everything in-between.
Q. Strip wax or hard wax—What’s the difference?
Strip wax removes hair using a cotton strip. Hard wax hardens when it is applied, shrink-wraps around the hair and is removed without the aid of cotton strips taking the hair with it. Hard wax is great for coarse hair and sensitive areas.
Q. Do you double dip?
Never. I take every step to ensure the highest level of sanitation.
Q. Can I get waxed while I’m on my period?
Sure, just know you are more sensitive three days before your periods and three days after your period. Women in this line of business usually are not squeamish, myself included. So just simply wear a fresh tampon and pop a couple Advil to help fight the extra sting during this time.
Q. How long will a Brazilian Wax take?
It usually takes me anywhere from 10-20 minutes. The more you’ve waxed, the faster it can be done.
Q. How long before the hair grows back?
Okay, this is a tricky one because when it comes to the hair re-growth cycle we are not all created equal. Everyone’s hair grows at different rates, sometimes depending on ethnicity. I have some clients that come in every six weeks and have hardly any hair (no fair!) and others who have to come in every three weeks.
Q. Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?
No. Waxing pulls the hair from the follicle weakening the root. So, if anything it will grow back weaker, more sparse and easier to remove next time.
Q. Will my hair stop growing back all together?
No, but it will become more sparse and have finer texture if you wax on a regular basis.
Q. Can I still get waxed when I’m pregnant?
Of course! I do a lot of mamma-mia Brazilian waxes. This is becoming a regular item on soon-to-be mommies to-do lists.
Q. Does my medication affect my waxing?
It certainly can! Certain medications and products thin out the skin making it more likely for you to peel or burn during your waxing session. If you are unsure if your medication will affect your skin, please call me before you come in.
Q. Can I go tanning before or after my waxing session?
Plan on waiting at least 24 hours after your treatment to tan. And do not come in right after a fresh spray tan because the wax will take it right off.
Q. Can I have sex the same day I get waxed?
While you might want to share your new look with a loved one right away, I always suggest waiting at least 24 hours for sexy time—especially if you are prone to ingrown hairs or are fairly new to waxing. Friction and perspiration might aggravate the skin. During the first 24 hours, your body is most susceptible to outside bacteria that might cause an infection of the hair follicle known as folicullitus.