HOW LONG WILL MY WAX LAST?
Waxing is usually a process, not an instant solution for many of us. If it is your first time getting waxed you may notice that your hair will start to come back within a week to a week and a half. Let me explain...
Most of us are accustomed to shaving. This process knocks our hair into 3 different growth stages, causing our hairs to regenerate at different rates of growth, and at the time of your first wax you may have hairs that are too short to pick up, that are just under your skin. Therefore, it may take 2-3 consistant waxes ( every 4-5 weeks) to get your hair growth on the same pattern, which will then cause your waxes to last longer!
CAN I STILL GET WAXED ON MY PERIOD?
Yes! You are always welcome to get waxed while on your period. But please remember that anytime we are having hormonal fluctuations (period/pregnancy) we are prone to higher sensitivty during these times, and your wax may feel a little more uncomfortable. Just please come with a clean tampon, and you are good to go!
CAN I STILL GET WAXED ON MY PERIOD?
Of course! But please be aware that you will be more sensitive during this time. I also do not recommend coming in for your first Brazilian at 9 months pregnant...
A lot of women come in mere days before their due date, and while it's technically ok, it's not advisable -- especially if its your first time, or its been a long time since your last wax. If you are wanting to be smooth for the birth of your baby, please consider starting waxing as early in your pregnancy as you can so you can build a pain tolerance that may be heightened due to hormonal changes.
CAN I GET WAXED WHILE
I DON'T HAVE MUCH HAIR,WILL YOU LOWER THE PRICE?
HOW CAN I PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS?
I always say that I like to prevent and not treat, but sometimes ingrowns can be unavoidable depending on several factors: lifestyle, hair & skin type etc... So basic rules to keeping your hiney shiny are as follows:
1. Exolifate 2 - 3x per week (skipping days as to not irritate your skin) Sometimes over-exfoliation can cause the reverse outcome that we are wanting, and cause more breakouts and irritation. (recommendation: Zandi K Deck Polish - sold at MADWAX)
2. MOISTURIZE! You should be moisturzing your skin with a gentle, yet effective moisturzier 2x daily! I have a lot of clients that dimiss this step, but it is ESSENTIAL! ( (recommendation: Zandi K Deck Polish - sold at MADWAX)
3. Follow the 24 - 48 post-care rule
HOW DO I TREAT INGROWNS?
If you have developed a pesky ingrown or two after you hair removal, rest assured it is normal and it is something that comes along with the territory of hair removal. However, you will want to do the following:
1. Make sure you are follwing the skincare routine of scrubbing 2-3x week with a gentle but effective exfoliator
2. You are moisturizing 2x daily
3. You have followed the 24 - 48 hour rule of post-care
4. Make sure you have Neosporin (or another antibiotic cream) handy - apply that to the affected area(s) and relax until it is fully soaked into the skin
5. Consider adding High Frequency Tretaments to you waxes, and Afterglow Treatments 2 weeks prior to you waxes (cannot be done at the time of wax)
Also, sometimes in the dogs days of summer, ingrowns can flare up from just generally being sweaty, hot and friction. Try to take it easy for a few days post-wax, and make sure you are always washing regulary as well!
Yes! I wax women of all shapes and sizes, so please do not feel intimidated or uncomfortable! However, at this time, my table only accommodates up to 400 pounds.
DO YOU WAX PLUS-SIZE WOMEN?
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID AFTER MY WAX?
I know we are all really busy with very little time to cram everything in our schedules. But for the sake of your lovely skin, I advise clients to avoid these activities for
- Hot Tubs
- Any open body of water (rivers, lakes, ocean etc... 24 hours!)
These are all activities that are hot beds of heat and/or bacteria! Your pores will be open and susceptible to lots of icky germs for 36 hours.
WILL WAXING CAUSE MY HAIR TO COME BACK DARKER?
No. Waxing will actually have the opposite effect! This is due to the fact that everytime we wax we are weakening the root, and that will allow the hair to come back finer and softer. Some people see a remarkable difference after only 1 wax!
I know people are sometimes curious about the waxing process, or just want moral support, but my space is very limitied in my waxing room. So for the sake of efficiency, I ask that friends/boyfriends/girlfriends please wait in the waiting area. The only exception I make is for minors with a parent present.
CAN MY FRIEND OR PARTNER COME INTO THE ROOM?
WHAT MEDS SHOULD
There are a lot of medications out there that can compromise the integrity of your skin while getting waxed. Just a few things to be aware of are as follows:
Benzyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, perscription scrubs, vitamin A, certain antibiotics, medications for hormones and drugs related to radiation and chemotherapy.
If you are currently on medications for skin conditions, please consult with your physician before starting the waxing process. Usually there are conditions in which you can be waxed provided you stop medication in the determined time frame. Some names to be aware of are as follows:
Adapalene, Avita, Tazorac Avage, Proactiv(e), Differin, Strivectin.
NO! Do not shave, pluck, tweeze or epiltae between waxes! This upsets the entire process and we will be back to square one with your progress. I know it's difficult in the summer, but I do offer discounted bikini line waxes during the warmer months so we can keep you on the right track
CAN I SHAVE IN BETWEEN WAXES?
No, it is against my better judgment as an Esthetician, and here's why: The hair on mens faces is most of the time too coarse and dense, so waxing is not only terribly painful, but incredibly difficult and harsh on the skin; it leaves you wide open for infection, hair growing back uneven and patchy, painful ingrown hairs & sores and possible scarring.
DO YOU WAX MENS FACIAL HAIR?
CAN I RECORD MY WAX SESSION?
No. You are not allowed to record your session because it is distracting and it interferes with my job. It also is an infringement on my privacy as an Esthetician and business owner should the content be shared.
I currently do not offer any discounts for multiple services within 1 appointment. If you are wanting to make a commitment to waxing for optimal results, I do offer packages that offer a built-in discount.
IF I BOOK MULTIPLE SERVICES CAN
I GET A DISCOUNT?
I get this question A LOT. And the answer is no, I do not haggle with my pricing. I base my prices off of product costs and overhead, and that unfortunately doesnt change with a lot of hair or a little. I want to keep my prices reasonable for everyone!