Face: 2-3 weeks
Underarms: 2-3 weeks
Bikini: 3-4 weeks
Other body waxing: 3-4 weeks
The answer is yes. Especially for your first time appointment. The hair follicle is larger than the pore it is coming out of, but I strive to ensure your comfortable throughout the entire process. I’ll check in with you multiple times throughout the service and chat to keep your mind distracted. The first time is the worst, but the second time is significantly less painful (unless you shave in between your next wax or you are about to get your menstrual cycle).
The anticipation leading up to the wax is the most difficult.
*Remember it is only 10-15 minutes of pain!*
Yes! You MUST have a fresh tampon in or menstrual cup to get any Bikini/Brazilian wax services. You may also experience more sensitivity while waxing during your cycle. This is totally normal and a common occurrence. If you don’t feel comfortable we can always reschedule.
2 weeks before your menstrual cycle for first time. You can wax while on your menstrual cycle as well, just more sensitive, but we don’t recommend it for first time wax.
We also recommend. 2-3 days before swimming or tanning.
Taking antibiotics or topical acne medications such as (but not limited to)
Retinols, Epiduo, Accutane, Alpha hydroxy acids etc. can cause skin sensitivity
and skin to lift when waxed. You must be off Accutane for 6 months and retinol
for at least 2 weeks before waxing.
If you are waxing only the body and not the facial area the skin should be fine
and not react the same as the facial area. We can do a small test strip to see
how the skin reacts to be safe.
Yes you can! Keep in mind you may experience more sensitivity when getting
waxed. If you are still on the fence about continuing to get waxed or start waxing
while pregnant, consult your doctor.
You may notice more pinpoint bleeding, but your wax technician will make sure
you are aware if she sees any pin point bleeding.
You may notice more ingrown with the extra hormones.
You can cancel, reschedule, or add on to your appointments 24 hours before your scheduled appointments. Or reach out and I can manually change it for you.
If you can’t find your desired appointments, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I will always try to accommodate your schedule.
I will explain how I wax and what products will be going on to your skin. I will have you disrobe from the waist down. I will be in the room, but I will have my back towards you to give you your privacy
Then we will wax which typically takes 10-15 minutes for the entire service
Lastly, I will have you get dressed and I will explain the proper after care and
what you should avoid doing after your wax.
I will provide sample products for you to take home after your first wax appointment.
Everyone reacts differently to waxing. If this if your first time it is important to
know you will experience heightened sensitivity, redness, tenderness, possible pinpoint bleeding, and possibly swollen in the area waxed for the next 24-48hrs. In rare cases, it's possible to have a histamine reaction.
Avoid touching freshly waxed skin, tanning, pools, hot tubs, baths, hot showers, and sun exposure.
Apply a cold compress to sooth the skin if you experience sensitivity or irritation.
DO NOT exfoliate for 24 hours after a wax as waxing is exfoliating the skin. You'll be able to exfoliate 2-3 days after wax.
Avoid physical activity for at least 24hrs. Sweat will enter the pore and cause irritation
or pore may become infected - especially if you are susceptible to break out and if it is your first time being waxed.
Avoid deodorant or other fragranced products for at least 24hrs. Apply ingrown hair serum as recommended by your technician.