An in-depth consultation and waxing intake form is provided to all new clients. Existing clients are always consulted before each appointment.
Waxing vs. Shaving – What’s the Difference?
Waxing removes hair from the root. When you shave, you just cut the hair, so two hours later you can either see stubble or a shadow. Plus, waxing can last up to a month and is much more permanent – over time it thins the hair so less grows back.
Before you wax
1. Let your hair grow out for 14-21 days. This will provide enough hair for the wax to grab on to and provide a better result. (There are 3 cycles of hair growth)
2. Exfoliate three days and then one day before your wax. Use either a loofah, an exfoliating glove, or a sugar body scrub. The fresher the skin, the better the wax.
3. Book your appointment one week after your menstrual cycle has completed. You will have a higher threshold for pain and your skin is less sensitive.
4. Take an ibuprofen or aspirin prior to your appointment, if you are very sensitive to pain.
After you wax
For the next 24-48 hours after your wax, you want to avoid the following, as they can irritate the skin or increase the chance of ingrown hairs.
1. Exfoliating products.
2. Hot tubs, saunas, or long hot baths.
3. The sun or tanning beds.
4. Sweat. No heavy exercise or sessions where you will sweat more than normal. Wear loose under garments for bikini areas
5. Makeup, if you waxed your face or eyebrows.
Once you start down the waxing road, it’s best to stay on it. Shaving your hair makes it grow in more dense, however when you wax, the growth won’t be as dense. It is recommended to leave 4 to 5 weeks between sessions.
It’s not uncommon to see stubble a couple of days after your wax. It’s not that the hair didn’t get waxed, it’s because its another hair cycle that was already in the skin prior to waxing. For best results wax twice before an event or vacation. After your fourth session, you should be hair free until your next session.