Questions and answers from our online followers and from actual clients!
Q: Best tips for exfoliating between waxes? I get the worst ingrowns!
A: The best way to prevent ingrown hairs, bumps, redness, and irritation between waxes is to exfoliate regularly (I recommend an exfoliating glove in the shower) and keep the area hydrated! If you’re prone to bad ingrowns, you probably need a form of chemical exfoliant as well (sounds scary but its just a way to clean the pores out from the inside instead of just scrubbing the surface of the skin). I always recommend Just the Strip products to my clients, which you can buy online HERE.
Q: I am getting married in May 2023, and I want to get a Brazilian wax. How soon before the wedding should I get my Brazilian wax?
A: This is a great question! You need to get waxed at the very minimum 24-48 hours before you plan to have sex or work out (anything with friction+sweat). But your first wax never gives you the smoothest results (we are only able to get about 80% of your hair during your first wax appointment because hair grows in different stages, so 20% of your hair is either too short to be waxed or is still developing in the follicle below the surface of the skin).
By the time you come in for your 4th or 5th wax, your hair growth cycles have synced up and we’re able to get closer to 95% of the hairs at a time. So if you want ultimate ULTIMATE smoothness for your wedding, I’d recommend starting to get waxed 3-4 months beforehand, and sticking to a good solid monthly wax schedule. That way you’ll be perfectly smooth for the wedding night!
Q: I want to try Brazilian waxing, but I’ve shaved my whole life. How long does the hair need to be before it can be waxed, and will it hurt worse for me because I’ve been shaving for so long?
A: Ideally, we need people to have at least 2 full weeks of growth before coming in for a wax. The longer the hair is, the smoother your results will be! We need at the very least 1/4 inch of hair, about the length of a grain of rice. If you hair is shorter than this, we won’t be able to wax you.
As far as having shaved your whole life, you aren’t alone! The majority of people who come in to try waxing have never done anything but shave. Your first wax is always the most uncomfortable (because the hairs have been there for so long, connected to a blood supply, happily thriving. They don’t want to leave!). But after your first wax, every hair will come back as a brand new baby hair, which are much easier to remove going forward. There’s no reason you can’t get waxed just as successfully as anyone else.
Q: I go in for my first ever Brazilian wax this week, and I’m nervous. Any tips to help prepare?
A: This is one of the most common questions we get!
First, you’ll want to make sure the hair is at least 1/4 of an inch long or about the length of a grain of rice. If you can’t physically grab the hair, neither can my wax. If you’re worried about discomfort, you can take two Tylenol an hour before your appointment. Try and schedule for at least a week after the end of your cycle. The hormones during your period can make you more sensitive to discomfort. BUT – you can absolutely still get waxed on your period! So if it shows up early, don’t worry about it. We wax women on their cycle every day!
Also, don’t apply any creams or deodorants to the area. Some types of products can affect the way our wax adheres to the hair and can really ruin a wax service! Finally, avoid wearing anything uncomfortable to your appointment, like lace underwear or tight denim, and opt for a sundress or sweats if you can. The less rubbing and chafing you have right after a wax, the better! Check out our “Before You Book” page for more great tips.
Q: Have you ever waxed pregnant clients? Baby decided she wanted to make hair grow on my BELLY!
A: Absolutely – you can still get waxed while pregnant, right up until you have the baby! It’s also extremely common to add on other small areas to your Brazilian service. We offer a tummy add on, an upper leg add on, and a full butt add on. There’s nothing better than paying someone else to remove your unwanted body hair for you when you’re pregnant and can’t see where you want to shave!
Q: Can 16 or 17 year olds get Brazilians or even bikini waxes?
A: This is up to the discretion of each business owner. I personally do not perform services on anyone under age 18 without the presence and express written consent of a parent or legal guardian.