WAXING   HAIR FREE AND FABULOUS

Waxing is a great way to get bare, smooth skin that lasts so much longer than shaving.  Keep in mind that to have a successful wax and the smoothest skin it is best to stay on schedule and DO NOT shave between appointments.  Hair grows in stages so it takes several appointments to get the hair growth all on the same stage.  Then just stay on track and wax every 4-6 weeks -- it's that easy.   
PREPARATION:
  • Hair should be 1/4 - 1/2 inch in length.  Have at least 2 -3 weeks of hair growth present.  If it is not long enough it's hard to get a good wax result.
  • Please arrive for your appointment freshly showered when possible.  Be sure NOT to use any moisturizer 24 hours prior to your wax appointment on the areas you plan to have waxed. 
  • Any open cuts or sores may require we avoid an area so please keep that in mind when scheduling.  You don't want to make a leg wax appointment when your legs are all scratched up or cut from yard work and then I can't wax you.
  • No sun recent exposure (24 hours) or sun burn on the areas you plan to have waxed.  Your skin won't like it since sun burns are sensitive as the skin is inflammed.  
AFTER CARE:
Your pores are open for a time (24-48 hrs) after waxing so there are some things to do to be sure you have the best result.
  • Keep the newly waxed area clean and avoid intimate contact to the waxed area. 
  • Avoid sweating and applying unnecessary products to the area.  This includes avoiding antiperspirants, makeup and lotions for the rest of the day.  Use only products recommended by your skin therapist. 
  • Wear clean loose fitting clothing.
  • Avoid applying heat to the waxed area including hot baths or showers, hot tubs, saunas and steam.  A cool or lukewarm bath or shower is fine.
  • Avoid sun tanning or any strong UV light exposure and all tanning bed treatments or spray tanning.  
Remember that pinking of the skin and/or tenderness is normal and nothing to worry about and will gradually disapper in time after the service -- typically in 2-24 hours.  This indicates that the hair was removed from the root, rather than superficially broken or cut off, as in shaving.  This is the reason professional waxing lasts so much longer.  Some people who wax consistently often no longer see the skin pink up as their skin gets used to it.  Also, the more you wax the easier it gets. You are often the most sensitive the first time but less so as you continue to wax.  
If the pinking is an issue -- say you are going out after and your brows are totally telling on you that you just got waxed -- I also offer a High Frequency treament that can really help reduce or eliminate this issue.  Ask me about it or let me know you've had issues in the past so we can apply the treatment and calm your skin.  It only takes an extra few minutes and it is so worth it.  
For those that are super sensitive I having a numbing product you can purchase for use before your appointments.  It really does make waxing more comfortable and reduces the discomfort by up to 80%.  Just apply 30 minutes prior to your service and you are good to go.  It will not stain your clothes so it's convenient to use no matter if you are coming from home or from work.  
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