Q: How does it feel?
A: All clients react and feel different towards hair removal. Our estheticians are extraordinarily sensitive to ensure your experience will be as comfortable as possible. Hair removal will never feel as good as a massage - but it will make a difference to find qualified and sensitive estheticians like us who use quality products.
Q: What should I do or not do before waxing?
A: Be sure to arrive for your service clean and on time. Skin that is prone to break-outs or ingrown hairs will do best under sanitary circumstances. Also, it is not recommended to exercise or have a hot shower right before your service as this can increase the blood flow and make the wax areas more "sensitive."
Hair must be at least 1/4 inch long to ensure that the wax adheres adequately, so do not shave.
Do not moisturize the area to be waxed that day.
Use a loofah or body brush on a regular basis before waxing and between appointments.
Do not get sunburn.
After your wax visit remember to EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE!! Starting 2 to 3 days after being waxed...exfoliate at least 2 to 3 times per week in the shower. Exfoliation will help get rid of the dead skin cells and help "lift" the hairs growing out.
Q: How long will it last?
A: Typically you will need to get waxed every 3 to 5 weeks.... Having said this it is also important to note that each individual’s hair growth varies so the time frame between waxing should be determined by your own hair growth.
Q: How long does my hair have to be for a service?
A: There needs to be at least 1/4 inch of growth for the wax to grasp the hair and remove it. Hair longer than one inch can be undesirable for waxing and may require extra time. 1/4 inch of hair can be grown in anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks for clients. There is large variable of hair growth from one person to the next.
*Please arrive showered and trimmed to about 1/4 an inch of hair for a Brazilian or Bikini wax.
Q:What is the difference between a bikini line, full brazilian & a brazilian?
A: A bikini line removes hair from the outside of panty line.
A full brazilian is anything outside of a thong line. Within this definition, we also have clients who request the popular ‘landing strip.’
A brazilian is everything off, including bottom strip
Q: Will it be painful?
A: This depends on each individual, what may seem painful for one may seem painless for the other. We need to remember that we are pulling hair from its roots, most likely it will cause some discomfort.
Q: How does wax effect different skin types?
A: As dead skin cells are removed in this process the skin can feel quite smooth afterwards. The waxing action does cause the skin to sting and many find Tea Tree Oil soothing to the skin and to be helpful afterwards. Sometimes red bumps will occur after a treatment. If this occurs, it usually goes away in about 24 hours. After your skin becomes use to the waxing process this reactions becomes almost nonexistent.
Q: Are there any possible side effects from waxing?
A: Although we cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster.
Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible breakouts:
Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and please wear sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing. Sweating can cause irritation.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
Excessive heat and chemicals can cause irritation.
Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofas for at least 24 hours after waxing. After that time frame, regular exfoliation may be helpful especially on leg, arm and bikini area to ease ingrowns.
Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.
Q: Who should take precautions from getting waxed?
A: VERY IMPORTANT: Some physicians do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection. Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.
Also, please advise your esthetician if you are allergic to any foods - because if you can't eat it, you shouldn't put the extracts on your skin. Please be completely honest with your Esthetician about all allergies and medications you are taking - it is for your protection.
Q: Can I get waxed if I'm pregnant?
A: Yes. Unless otherwise advised by your doctor it should not be a problem however we do recommend that if you are in the last trimester of your pregnancy you limit your waxing to certain areas.
Q: Can I go to a tanning booth after my wax appointment?
A: Definitely not. You should avoid heat following a wax treatment and tanning beds/booths take heat to the extreme. Also, the chemicals in tanning lotions will inflame the skin after waxing. Leave 2 to 3 days between waxing and tanning.
EYELASH EXTENSION FAQ'S:
What Are Eyelash Extensions? Eyelash extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthens and thickens your owns natural eyelashes. Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasion or for day to day wear.
What Do Eyelash Extensions Look Like When Applied? With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash applied to one natural lash the look and feel is completely natural looking and real. No one will know you have extensions. They will think that you were born with beautiful, long lashes!
How Long Will a Set of Eyelash Extensions Last? When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Everyone's experience will differ based on day to day activities but over all touch ups, they should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks. A special waterproof bonding agent is used. Glue does not contain any fumes or irritants and is long lasting.
Can I Apply Mascara to Eyelash Extensions? Yes, even though mascara is not really required since the extensions give the illusion of wearing mascara, it can be worn . It mush however only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall out sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
How Often Should I Get Touch Ups? We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long, your eyelash extension will fall out and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 45-60 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as exposure to steam or touching your eyes a lot may cause extensions to fall sooner. A touch up is needed to fill any lashes that have fallen. Touch ups average about 60-90 minutes.