Waxing

Why choose waxing over other hair removal services?

We do not recommend waxing IF...

Although sugaring is all natural, it doesn’t remove all of the fine, vellus hairs like waxing can so you are often left with a less than flawless result

What do I do before I wax?

Some products that conflict with waxing are:

PLEASE NOTE: New products come out every day, and these the most common products used. If you are in doubt, don’t use it or don’t wax.

What do I do after I wax?

Be sure to keep the waxed area clean, DON’T TOUCH, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 to 48 hours. This means:

Use an ingrown hair serum. We recommend Mancine ‘Ingrown Zone’, this is available in our salons.

Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate!

To ensure your next wax is smoother and prevent ingrown hairs, we suggest exfoliating every day in the shower. By doing this, dead skin and oils are removed from the surface of the skin so the hair is able to grow back evenly with minimal irritation.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, it is a semi-permanent form of hair removal. No form of hair removal is permanent. Even with laser hair removal the hair has the potential to grow back. However, one of the greatest benefits of waxing regularly is that the hair starts to grow back thinner and at a slower rate!
Wet the desired area then using a sponge, loofah, scrub, brush or glove, rub in the opposite direction of hair growth. This ensures you do not confuse the hair but instead slough off dead skin cells and allow for the hair to grow in free of confusion, decreasing the chance of ingrown hairs!
We recommend you wait 24 hours before exfoliating because your pores have been opened when the hair was removed and your skin could still be sensitive.

An ingrown hair is where the hair spirals, curls or grows different directions under the skin. It normally appears as a red or white bump or sometimes just appears under the skin but sideways. Shaving is typically the leading cause of ingrown hairs as it cuts the hair at the surface of the skin but does not remove the root.

Other causes of ingrowns hairs are:

When clothing rubs against the skin after a hair removal service. Clothing is too tight and rubbing against the skin on a normal basis. Irritation from a product.

We recommend exfoliating daily and applying our Mancine Ingrown Hair Creams or Spray. Moisturize daily to keep your skin soft for easy hair growth.
Yes, red bumps post-waxing are totally normal. When the hair is removed, it is being removed by the root and often times, the follicle can be so deep that it causes an initial shock, resulting in a red bump. The bumps shouldn’t last more than 24 – 48 hours. If you find the bump is more than an initial irritation and continues, appearing more like a rash, contact us.
It depends on the person and the skin type. For most people the redness is mostly gone after 30 minutes to an hour. Avoid perfumes, scrubs and other irritants the day of your service. For brides or if you are going to a special occasion, We recommend waxing a month before to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, schedule another wax a day or two before your event.
If you are using skin care products that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) of any kind, these can cause the skin to lift while waxing. Another cause is aggressive exfoliation such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Prescription medication such as antibiotics, accutane, retin-a, renova, strivectin, proactive and avage can cause thinning of the skin which results in lifting during waxing. There are several factors and can be difficult to predict how every skin type will react no matter how many precautions are taken.
Hair should be about ¼ inch long for all bikini and body services. A good way to test this is to see if your hair covers at least half of your pinky fingernail.
All hair types are different, but a good time range is 3- 4 weeks for most waxing services. The more you wax the thinner and lighter the hair becomes. Regular waxing will give you optimum results
Leave the trimming to us. Its better to have the hair too long then too short.
We recommend you do not shave in between waxes because it affects the consistency of your hair growth. Shaving also cuts the hair on the surface causing more of a chance for ingrown hairs.
No. Waxing retards the hair follicle, which over time will reduce the hair growth.
There are several steps you can take to help ease the pain of waxing. Taking anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil or Tylenol approximately 45 minutes prior to your appointment will help ease the discomfort. We also offer a numbing cream that can be applied 15 minutes before waxing to relieve the skin as well. We use high quality hypoallergenic waxes that were created for sensitive skin. We recommend you avoid caffeine and alcohol as these can stimulate, making you more sensitive and increase redness after waxing. Pregnancy also increases sensitivity.

Your Esthetician will help you understand the outcome of each bikini service. They will be able to customize it for you and make certain that you are happy with the results. If you think you may need some time to talk it over, just let us know so that we can block out the time to go over your concerns. You are also welcome to call or email us with any questions you may have. There are also descriptions of our bikini waxes available for your review under our ‘bikini wax menu.’

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