FAQ About Waxing
How long does the hair need to be before I wax?
The wax we use at Spa In The city is very gentle and can remove hair as short as 1mm. Most other waxes on the market today require the hair to be at least 6mm or 1/4 inch. So at 1mm this is very convenient for our clients. If you are waxing the legs the hair should be a bit longer. 2mm or more is ideal. If the hair is too long, the Esthetician performing the service may need to trim the hair which could result in an additional charge.
What do I need to do before my appointment?
Exfoliating with a loofa if possible, before your appointment is very helpful when waxing. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, ultimately allowing the hair to be removed more easily. If you will be getting a bikini or a leg wax, you may be more comfortable wearing your own clothing. In this case you may want to bring undergarments that you will be most comfortable in. Otherwise we will provide you with disposable underwear for your comfort.
*PLEASE NOTE* It is best to wax or sugar 4 days after your menstral cycle! Your pain tolerance is much higher at this time.
*Taking an anti-inflammatory (such as ibuprofen) 1 hour before your visit can increase your pain tolerance.
*Try to avoid caffeine the day of the appointment, as well as avoiding waxing right before your period. A woman’s pain tolerance is considerably lower during these times.
*When getting a bikini/brazilian of course cleanliness is helpful to you and the service provider as well.
What about after care?
Ask for some soothing lotion in the salon to take home with you to keep ingrown hairs down to a minimum. Compared to other popular hair removal methods like shaving and depilitory creams, waxing is quite kind to the skin and suitable for most sensitive areas of the body. Nevertheless, the waxing hair removal method significantly reduces hair growth, so waxing sessions are much less frequent than other hair removal practices.
I want a brazilian… will I really need to get on all fours?
If you want a brazilian, most likely you will want everything gone. In that case, unfortunately the answer is yes. In order to get all the hair, the best way to reach it is to have you lift your legs or put you on all fours. Of course, if you choose not to do this that won’t be a problem, you just may have some hair that will remain.
I’ve never done this before…how bad does it hurt?
Let’s not kid ourselves. The first time you wax it might be a little uncomfortable. But the benefits far out weigh the cons. Do you remember how it felt the first time you tweezed your eyebrows? It hurt! But after a couple of times it wasn’t so bad anymore. Well it’s the same with waxing. After the first couple of times it just gets easier and easier. We have never had a client come in and say, “Gosh that was worse then I thought!” Our wax is so soothing and gentle you will NEVER want to pick up that razor again!
**Purchase our “Plumb Numb Cream” to take the edge off! It really helps!**
What is a Brazilian Wax?
A Brazilian wax is where all the hair, or almost all the hair in the bikini area is waxed. That includes front and back, inside and out. You may also choose to have a design etched into the hair, such as a triangle shape etc.
Does medication effect waxing?
YES! You cannot be waxed if you are taking Accutane,
Retin-A or antibiotics.
Does waxing make the hair darker or more coarse?
No. The hair will grow back the same as before but there will be less of it.
How long will my skin be smooth after I wax?
Everyone is different, but you can expect to be smooth for approx. 2 weeks before seeing any re-growth. Appointments are typically every 3-5 weeks.
Does tanning effect waxing?
Yes! Please wait a couple of days in between your tanning and waxing appointments. Your skin is very sensitive after sun exposure and we cannot wax anyone that has been exposed to a lot of sun. Waxing directly after tanning could lift the skin. Ouch!!! PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO INFORM YOUR ESTHETICIAN ABOUT YOUR SUN EXPOSURE!
What is the Origin of Brazilian Waxing?
Actually, Brazilian Waxing is a very famous and trendy hair removal method with the origin in Brazil. It was introduced to the western world when seven Brazilian sisters opened a Brazilian hair removal studio in New York (Manhattan) in 1987. Brazilian wax or also called Brazilian bikini waxing, caused a real hype in the United States and the rest of the western world. In the beginning, only a small group of women loved brazilian waxing to remove hair in the bikini area, but soon a lot of famous Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and others tried the brazilian bikini wax and fell in love. Compared to other traditional hair removal methods, the brazilian bikini wax is very effective, leaving you clean, bump and irritation free.