How should I prep? Exfoliate!
Please exfoliate the entire bikini area before and after waxing. Wait at least 48 hours after waxing to begin scrubbing the skin. The best scrub to use is a facial scrub (St. Ives for blackheads and breakout etc.) that has 2% Salicylic Acid. Basically, any acne scrub with a large exfoliation grain. Use this scrub with a loofah or exfoliating gloves. Make circular movements going against the hair growth when exfoliating. DO NOT exfoliate the labia 3 to 4 days before your visit. This will help prevent ingrown hairs and will also help the hair come out more easily when waxing.
1st time waxers, the more you exfoliate before you come in the easier the hair will come out!!!
What length should the hair be?
Hair needs to be at least ¼ inch long for waxing (about 2 to 3 weeks growth).
Its my first time for bikini/Brazilian waxing...
For your 1st bikini/Brazilian wax trim a bit if you have long hair.
Long hairs make the esthetician’s job a little harder and may give you more discomfort. If you don’t know what to trim, I can do it for you.
Your first waxing is not always the “perfect” wax. Hair grows in 3 stages and it can take up to 3 waxings to have all of the hair be on the same growth cycle. Exfoliation can also help all of the hairs grow in more evenly. This means a smoother wax.
Can I go tanning?
Do NOT tan 24 hours before or after waxing, even if you think it will be ok. Reschedule your tanning time or avoid sunbathing.
Can I go to the gym/exercise after waxing?
No, exercise within 24 hours after bikini, Brazilian, chest or back wax should be avoided.
Is getting waxed before a big event ok?
I do not recommend your first wax being the day before a big event (wedding, vacation, anniversary) especially if you are heading to the beach or spending lots of time in the sun. It is good to give your body a few days to adjust to having the hair removed from the follicle. I would suggest coming in for two waxings before the big event which means 2 months time to get both appointments in.
How often should I wax for less pain?
If you want less pain do not wait longer than 4 to 6 weeks between waxing appointments and do not shave between appointments. If you don’t wait too long, the 2nd time the hairs will be shorter, thinner and sparser because they are not fully matured. LESS HAIR = LESS PAIN!!!
What can I do about the pain?
Taking Advil before waxing might help reduce pain or inflammation.
How long does it take the hair to grow back?
Everyone’s body is different but on average is anywhere from 10 days to three weeks.
I want to get some facial waxing done, but I take acne medication, will it be safe?
For facial waxing, consult with me if you are using any topical acne medications or products with vitamin A (Retin A), glycolic, or AHA’s. I do not recommend waxing for clients on Accutain.