Why wax in the first place?
Waxing is one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. It is more effective than shaving because it removes hair from the roots, not just from the skin’s surface. Over time, hair in waxed areas will grow lighter, sparse or not at all.
Waxing the eyebrows opens up the eyes, providing a non-surgical facelift. You keep the hair on your head well-maintained, so why not everywhere else?
What areas of the body can be waxed?
The wax can be used on almost any part of the body as needed. Some frequently waxed areas for women are legs, underarms, bikini line, eyebrows and face. For men: chest, leg, arms, and back. The exceptions for waxing are the beards and inside the ears.
How long will the results last?
After a client’s first waxing, the results can last 3 to 6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair growth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week. Heat stimulates hair growth, therefore hair grows quicker in the summer than in the winter. With regular waxing the length of time between treatments will increase. Continued waxing results in sparse hair re-growth.
Will the hair grow back thicker?
Absolutely not. Usually, regrowth will be finer, thinner and slower. Eventually, hair growth may stop growing back altogether.
Are there any health precautions to keep in mind?
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 using 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 Skin Care Specialist about all allergies and medications you are taking – it is for your protection.
What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?
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 break outs.
Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and please wear sun screen.
Avoid heavy exercise for at least 10 hours after waxing.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofas until at least 24 hours after waxing.
Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs
Regular exfoliation may be helpful especially on leg and arm areas.
Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation
How long does waxing take?
Depending on the body part and the density of the hair growth. It may take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more.
What can you expect from a Standard Bikini Wax versus a Brazilian Bikini Wax?
A standard bikini wax is more conservative and generally involves removing hair to just inside the panty or swimsuit line. Hair removal is limited to the front of your body only and does not include the legs or abdomen.
The Brazilian technique has gained in popularity and involves hair removal around the anus, perineum and vagina, leaving only a small strip of hair or no hair at all. This is a very intimate type of waxing and will only be performed after careful consultation. Another option is to gradually remove more hair after each appointment until a Brazilian look is achieved.
How closely you trim, shave or wax your pubic hair is a personal preference. You should do whatever makes you comfortable, whether it’s a bare look or a more natural look.
Eyelash Extensions FAQs
How are the eyelashes applied?
The synthetic lashes are attached individually to your own lashes using a special glue.
Will the Eyelashes damage my natural lashes?
No. This procedure is no less damaging than applying mascara.
How long will they last?
They last more than a month depending on how often your natural lashes shed.
Will I have to get them retouched? How often?
Yes. The eyelash extensions fall off daily, one by one. Some people like a full and thick look and come every week for a fill in. We recommend that you come in every two weeks to have them looking perfect all the time. You can come as often as you want at your leisure.
Can I use an eyelash curler to curl them?
Please do not. You can accidentely pull them out or damage the glue bond and shorten the longevity of them.
How do you remove them?
Please come and have us remove them professionally. Due to the glue being very strong, please do not attempt to remove them yourself. Allow the extensions to fall off on their own. Do not try to remove them by pulling them.
What is the after care?
Eyelash extensions do not require much care. Be gentle when you clean them and DO NOT rub your eyes too hard. Stay away from any oil-based cleaners, lotion, or make-up remover. When removing eyeliner use a small Q-tip to gently remove the makeup.