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Frequently Asked Questions

Getting waxed can be a little intimidating if you're not sure what to expect. If you have any questions that aren't listed here, please give one of our studios a call!

How long should I wait to get a wax?

To get the best results, your hair should be at least ¼” long, or the length of a long grain of rice. This takes the average person 2 weeks.

 

If you're unsure if your hair is long enough, err on the side of caution and let it grow a few more days. Exfoliation may also help. 

How long will the hair be gone?

If you've been shaving, there may be a transition period. It generally requires 2-3 consistent waxes at a 4 to 6 week interval to achieve optimal results.


Optimal results include 3 to 4 weeks of hairlessness, hair coming in more softly, and reduction in hair growth.

 

My skin is sensitive to waxing. Why?

There could be many explanations for sensitivity during waxing.

Products containing salicylic, glycolic, or alpha hydroxy acids can cause the skin to thin, as well as products containing vitamin A and certain medications. Pay extra attention to our consent form when you visit us, and discuss any concerns with your Esthetician.

How long will my skin be red afterwards?

For most people, it takes up to 1/2 hour for any redness to subside.

If you’re a bride or attending a special occasion, we recommend receiving waxing services a month before your special day to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, schedule your next wax 2-3 days prior to your event.

Is it painful?

There is some discomfort involved, however, most people find it quite tolerable.

 

Our Estheticians work quickly, and because of our proprietary technique, the pain is greatly minimized.

Is there anything I can do to make the service more comfortable?

We often recommend taking Ibuprofen 30 minutes prior to your waxing service, as long as this does not conflict with any medical conditions.

Pregnancy, dehydration, and being on or near your menstrual cycle can increase sensitivity. 

Should I shave in between waxing appointments?

No. We do not advise shaving between appointments.


Once you have been waxing on a regular 4 week cycle you will begin to see the benefits of finer hair, sparse hair growth and increased time without regrowth.