TIPS for Successful Waxing

  • Approximately 24-48 hours before your wax appointment, gently use a loofah with our lactic cleanser (Peachy Clean Lactic Cleanser) or our exfoliating scrub (Scrub 'Me' Luscious) to exfoliate your skin and prevent ingrown hairs.

  • Avoid gels, lotions, heavy creams and oils before and after your wax.

  • If you have sensitivities (redness/histamine reactions) to waxing, please take two antacids (ie …TUMS) 15- to 30-min prior to waxing. The magnesium in the antacid will help control the histamines in your body.

  • Take a warm shower before your wax appointment to open up your pores.

  • Avoid wearing very tight clothing to your wax appointment or for 24 hours after your service. This can irritate the waxed area, especially for those with sensitive skin.

  • Do not exfoliate immediately after a wax. It’s best to wait at least 1-2 days.

  • Please avoid picking at ingrown hairs. If you have questions about a reaction to your wax service, call us with questions or concerns. For those with persistent ingrown hairs, we offer aftercare products to help reduce redness, swelling, and bumps. Products must be pre-ordered.

  • When cleaning your bikini area, lightly exfoliate on a daily basis with a mild cleanser.

  • If you are pregnant, please clear this with your doctor. Just like waxing when you are menstruating, being pregnant will leave you more sensitive during and after your wax. You may also opt for threading or tweezing instead.

  • We don’t recommend tanning before a wax. Your skin will be more sensitive immediately following tanning. Your esthetician has the right to decline a service if she feels your skin is too sensitive to be waxed.

  • If you have sensitive skin, you may also opt for threading or tweezing instead.

  • If you are using any Retinol products (i.e. Retin A, Renova, etc.) on your bikini line or face, you must discontinue use 5-7 days prior to waxing. You may also opt for threading or tweezing instead.

  • If you are using Accutane, we offer threading or tweezing services to meet your needs.

  • If you are using any steroid creams or medications that thin out skin, we offer threading or tweezing services to meet your needs.

  • If you have a sunburn or laser burn on the area to be waxed, you will likely be asked to reschedule your appointment.

  • If you have an STI, we will be unable to wax you.

  • If you are diabetic, please obtain your physician’s written approval before being waxed. You may also opt for threading or tweezing instead.

  • We have the right to refuse service to anyone we are not comfortable waxing. This includes those with open or healing wounds, sunburned skin, overly sensitive skin, or those who are not taking the services seriously. We do not wax individuals who are obviously under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • It is YOUR responsibility to notify your esthetician of any conditions, allergies, medications, or other issues that may affect your wax experience.

Let your hair grow.

Don't book a waxing appointment until you haven't waxed for at least one to two weeks. Ideally, you should have 1/4 inch (.635 cm) of hair in the area you want to wax. Waxing will be more painless and effective if you wait long enough to wax.

  • The exception to this is fine hair, like women's facial hair. Fine hair can be shorter, but try to grow it out for several weeks beforehand.

  •  If you are a first-timer, be consistent and get on a 4-week waxing schedule until there is a visible change in your hair growth pattern.


Avoid waxing when your skin is sensitive.

Sensitive skin does not make for a pleasant waxing experience. Gals: The best time to wax is a week after your menstrual cycle, when your pain threshold is highest. Do not schedule an appointment during your time of the month. Also, do not schedule an appointment just before or after a day you plan to spend lots of time outside. If you get a sunburn, freshly waxed skin will be painful.

Do not wax for the first time before a special occasion. 

Avoid scheduling an appointment right before a special event, vacation, or photoshoot. Skin reacts differently to waxing, especially the first time. Your skin may experience redness, bruising, or irritation. Try waxing for the first time weeks before a special event so you know what to expect.

  • If you experience skin irritation after waxing, you can prevent it in the future by applying our soothing lotion (No Trauma Momma) right after you wax.

 

Talk to your esthetician before the appointment. 

When you have a professional esthetician, tell them about any allergies or skin sensitivities prior to the appointment. Your esthetician can then choose a wax type appropriate for your skin type to try to avoid skin irritation.

  • If this is your first time waxing, let your esthetician know. They can tell you how to prepare for your specific treatment.

  • Tell your esthetician about any skin creams you use as well, as this can affect your skin sensitivity.

  • Let your esthetician know if you react to a certain chemical or fragrance.

Check for irritation, sunburns, or breakouts. 

Treat any rashes or sunburns before your appointment to avoid tearing skin while being waxed. Look for any cuts or bruises as well: even small shaving cuts can develop irritation when waxed.

  • If you're prone to breaking out in a certain area, avoid getting it waxed. Waxing tends not to be effective on areas affected by hormonal breakouts.

  • Should your sunburn or rash persist, postpone your appointment until your skin has healed.

  • If you currently have a cold sore(s)/canker sore(s)/fever blister(s)/herpes breakout or you just feel a breakout about to emerge, postpone your appointment immediately until you have completely healed and there is no sign of it on your skin. These are highly contagious and could spread to other parts of your skin.

 

Abstain from tanning during the week before your appointment.

Time spent out in the sun will make your skin sensitive. Even if you don't get a sunburn, skin is more irritability-prone right after a tan. Avoid spending extended amounts of time outside for several days before your appointment.

  • If you need to spend time outside, wear SPF 30 or more sunscreen and re-apply every few hours.

Exfoliate your skin.

Several days before your appointment, exfoliate in the shower to remove dead skin and lift trapped hair. Exfoliating will reduce the likelihood of ingrown hairs after the appointment. Using a loofah or washcloth, rub our exfoliating scrub (Scrub 'Me' Luscious) or lactic cleanser (Peachy Clean Lactic Cleanser) in circular motions around the area you want waxed.

  • Rub softly. Pressing too hard can irritate your skin.

  • Don't exfoliate your legs the same day you plan to wax them.

  • Exfoliate several days before to prevent itching and redness. The repeat exfoliation the day before your appointment.

 

Moisturize your skin.

After you exfoliate, apply our moisturizer (RenewU Hydrating Cell Renewal Moisturizer) to your skin. This will hydrate your skin and keep it soft until the day of the appointment. Exfoliation can leave your skin dry, so always moisturize afterwards.

Remember ... if you have any kind of cold sore(s)/canker sore(s)/fever blister(s)/herpes breakout --- treatment will NOT be performed.
 
FOR ANY TYPE OF SKIN TREATMENT - these breakouts must be completely healed and cannot be at all visible on your skin.