Whether you are a seasoned pro or just new to waxing, these helpful hints may make your visit just a little easier. We will try our best to make it a pleasant experience, here’s what you can do to prepare:
- We suggest scheduling your appointment a few days before or after your period. Skin is much more sensitive, would could risk inflammation or unneeded irritation of the area.
- Hair must be long enough for the wax to grab onto(1/4”). If it is too long, our specialist will trim accordingly.
- HYDRATE-the night before and morning of, make sure you are drinking plenty of H2O to nourish your pores.
- Shower & lightly exfoliate the area to be waxed. Use warm water. Be extra clean.
- Do not apply any lotions or oils on the day of your wax. Wax may not adhere properly, causing hair to break or be left behind.
- Take a Tylenol 30-45 minutes before your scheduled appointment to reduce the surface discomfort.
(Do not take Ibuprofen or Advil which can cause blood thinning)
How to care for your new skin: Keep in mind, Immediately after wax it may be normal to see redness and a prickly type heat rash.
- Avoid tight underwear and pants for a few days
- Avoid touching freshly waxed skin to reduce chances of irritation
- Do not sit in a hot bath for the rest of the day
- No tanning, public pools, saunas, or steam rooms for at least 48 hours
- Sexual activity should be avoided for 24-48 hours (bummer-try to plan accordingly for special events)
- Wait at least 2 full days before using a wash cloth and gentle exfoliator
- Use Tea Tree based product for antibacterial properties
- No topical lotions for 12 hours (scented or unprofessional product may cause a burning sensation)
The most important time to care for your wax is 3-10 days after the service has been done. Following these guidelines will eliminate chances of ingrown hairs and slow down the process of growth for fresh hairs. As the skin heals, it’s possible for new, softer hair to become trapped under the skin.
- Gently buff area 2-3 times a week with a gentle exfoliator
- Use a product with lactic acid to help clear away dead skin cells-keeping the follicle open
(This will help make the next appointment quicker and less painful)
How long will it last?
First time or occasional waxer anywhere from 2-3 weeks if hair was long enough at appointment. Due to staggered hair growth, you will see about 1/3 of your hair come back by that time. Regular clients can see results for up to 6 weeks after service. The density of the hair may decrease over time, depending on your ability to keep up with waxes.
Get the best set of lashes by following the simple before and after care:
- Remove all face makeup prior to appointment, especially around the eyes
- Remove contacts
- Avoid lotions or oils on eye lids the day of lashes
- Avoid oil based products that will break down bonding of glue
- Do not let lashes get wet for 24 hours
- Avoid swimming, saunas and steam rooms for 2 days
- Do not use waterproof mascara
- Do not perm, color, or curl lashes
- Do not pick, pull, or rub lashes
- 2-4 week recommendation to fill and removed over grown lashes