WHAT TO EXPECT

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AFTER THE SERVICE:

Facial Waxing

BEFORE THE SERVICE:

  • Do not tweeze, shave, or trim any facial hair for at least 3 weeks to ensure your hair is long enough for the wax to be able to grip. The longer the better! If you are getting a brow wax, this is very important so we can determine how fast your hair grows and allows us to help you get your best brow shape.

  • Gently exfoliate your skin 2-3 days before your appointment. This helps the wax better grip the hair and helps prevent the wax from sticking and possibly lifting your skin. Waxing and dry, flaky skin do not mix. If you don't know what exfoliating is, click here.

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before your appointment. Caffeine and alcohol are stimulants and can increase sensitivity and inflammation.

  • No tanning for 48 hours before your appointment. This includes sun and salon tanning. It can cause your skin to lift when getting waxed. Waxing also has an exfoliating effect on the skin and can increase sensitivity and make you more susceptible to sunburn.  

  • Any area with sunburn, irritated areas, or open skin will not be waxed.

  • Some moles and skin tags will not be waxed over, but they can be waxed around.

  • Do not be nervous! You are in good hands. We are very experienced with all types of hair and ethnicity. We will guide you through the entire process and make sure you leave happy!

 

 

*** If you use any other the following please let us know. These products can make skin thin and more sensitive to waxing which can result in lifting and extra sensitivity. Every individual reacts differently to these products and sometimes waxing can be done if a proper patch test is completed.***

  •  Acne medication (Accutane, Differin, Isotretinoin)- Must be off for at least 1 year

  •  Retin A (or any products containing it or retinol)

  •  Bleaching agents for skin (Hydroquinone)

  •  Chemical depilatories (Nair)

  •  Benzoyl Peroxide (Proactive)

  •  High percentages of alpha hydroxy acids (Lactic, glycolic)

  •  Topical or oral antibiotics


DURING THE SERVICE:

  • You will be asked a few questions for your consultation so we can help you get great brows!

  • First, the skin will be prepped with a pre-wax cleanser and oil, as needed. The pre-wax oil will act as a barrier between your hair and your skin so the wax only removes the hair.

  • Then you will be waxed with a cream wax that is gentle on skin, yet highly effective for hair removal. 

  • Lastly, your skin will be pampered with a soothing and healing after-wax cream, and moisturized with a non-comedogenic (non pore clogging) oil.

  • In some cases, your esthetician will ask if they can take a before and after picture of your service. You can refuse if you are uncomfortable. These pictures will be cropped and lightly edited. They are used solely for advertising purposes and you will not be named.

  • No touching! This can cause you to break out on freshly waxed areas.

 

  • Your skin could stay red and tender anywhere from 30 minutes to 48 hours after your service depending on your skin type. This is completely normal. 

  • You might see little red dots on your skin. This is normal and will also subside. This is just hair follicle inflammation from the hair being pulled out.

  • No sun or tanning for at least 48 hours after your service. Since waxing is a form of exfoliation, it could increase your risk for sunburn. Be sure to always wear your sunscreen, even in the winter.

  • No extreme heat for 24 hours; it could cause irritation and sensitivity.

  • Be aware that sweat, friction, hair products, and touching can make your body more susceptible to outside bacteria that can potentially cause an infection, bumps, breakouts or more sensitivity.​

  • You may experience bumps or pimples. Don't panic! These are temporary and will fade within 72 hours. You can help these with a light chemical exfoliant that can be found in many acne products.

  • Be sure to moisturize your skin everyday for the best results. This helps keep skin healthy and helps the wax remove the hair easier. Waxing and dry skin do not mix.

  • Do not shave, tweeze, or trim between appointments. We will work to get your hair in a good growth pattern and tweezing can disrupt that. One hair can make a big difference. Yes, we will know if you did!

  • Come back and see us every 4-6 weeks! Waxing consistently makes your hair grow back finer, softer, and not as quickly. Plus, when you miss appointments you will be giving your hair roots time to thicken back up and this is what causes pain when removing the hair. Stay on schedule with your hair removal services and waxing will get very easy and almost painless!