Waxing & Facials

Important Information About Waxing

To ensure a successful waxing experience, please read and follow these instructions.  Review the section Keep in Mind below for after-care considerations and tips.

 Waxing is never done if you have taken Accutane within the past year, and is not recommended if you are currently taking Retin A, Renova, Differin, or skin-thinning acne medications.  Please read your medication labels and warnings carefully and consult your physician before waxing if you are taking any of these medications or using any topical cream that contains any of these medications.  Individuals can react differently to these medications and waxing may be performed if proper patch testing is completed.  Common names for these drugs include Accutane, Adapalene, Alustra, Avage, Avita, Differin, Isotretinoin, Renoval, Retin A, Tazarac, Tazarotene, and Tretinoin. 

Please inform your service provider if you are currently taking or using any of the following.  These products can make the skin more sensitive, and thin sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing:

Keep in Mind

Frequently Asked Questions about Waxing and Skin Services

Who will be waxing me?

A licensed esthetician trained in the art of waxing and sugaring.
What is the distinction between certain wax services?

Do you Wax Men?
Yes, we offer waxing services specifically for men including back, neck and shoulder areas.
How long of hair should I have?

Ideally the hair needs to be at least a 1/4-inch to a 1/2-inch long to be effectively waxed.  This is usually about 2 weeks of hair growth after shaving.

How long will I stay red?

The skin may stay red and tender anywhere from one to 24 hours depending on your skin’s sensitivity.  We use hard wax that reduces redness and irritation for more sensitive areas.

Will my wax service hurt?

After just one waxing session your regrowth will be thinner, finer and softer, and with continued waxing you may even experience significant reduction in regrowth.  These factors make it easier and less painful if you keep up with regular waxes.  To improve your first experience, avoid caffeine and alcohol 24 hours before your wax and take a mild anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen one hour before your appointment. Most people find waxing to be unobjectionable, and our use of hard wax makes that true even for people with sensitive skin.

Are there any age restrictions?

You must be 18 years of age or have a parental approval/signature to receive waxing services.

 Can I get waxed while I’m on my period?

You can still get waxed while you are on your period as long as you wear a tampon.

What about Ingrown hairs?

We advise all individuals who receive body waxing to exfoliate.  If you have any questions please ask your technician during your appointment.
Can I get waxed when I’m pregnant?

Waxing during your pregnancy is not harmful to you or your baby, although your skin may be a little more sensitive during this special time. We recommend asking your doctor for specific concerns.

Is waxing sanitary?

We will not “double dip” or reuse our wax sticks even for simple procedures, and your technician will observe proper tool and hand hygiene at all times.  We encourage you to ask your technician if you have any questions about their technique and to report your concerns to us.  Our policies and post-care instructions for you are intended to protect you from infection.

How long will my appointment be?

A Brazilian for women will take up to 30 minutes.  We are highly experienced in speed waxing. Full legs or back and chest may take up to 45 minutes.

What should I do to prepare for my wax?

It is always helpful to exfoliate and take a mild anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen before a wax service. This will help to reduce skin redness and swelling. Also, avoid caffeine and alcohol 24 hours before your waxing service, they may increase your blood flow and make intensify unpleasant elements of the experience.  Waxing is a very personal service but you are in good hands! Our licensed estheticians are very experienced, friendly and professional. They will guide you through the process and make you feel comfortable and happy.

What is sugaring?

Sugaring is an ancient middle eastern hair removal process that uses a natural paste – made of sugar, water, and lemon juice – to remove the hair follicle from the root, making it the most natural form of hair removal. It contains no chemicals and because it is a blend of natural ingredients, it reduces the possibility of side effects. Sugaring is gentle on the skin: the lukewarm sugar paste adheres to the hair and the water in the mixture hydrates the follicle ensuring only the hair is removed, it does not stick to the skin or live skin cells. Unlike waxing, the sugar paste is removed in the same direction as hair growth.  Sugaring is suitable for all skin types and may even improve eczema and psoriasis by removing the top layer of dead skin and encouraging healing of the skin underneath.

Other benefits to sugaring include:

Are there contraindications to waxing?

There are specific things to be aware of before, during and after your waxing experience.  You are strongly encouraged to read and follow our Important Information about Waxing guidelines to improve your waxing experience.

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