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WAXING FAQs

AM I A SUITABLE WAXING CANDIDATE?

Waxing is not suitable for you if:

• You have a fever

• You have an infectious disease

• You have a contagious disease

• You have hyper sensitive skin

• You currently have any cuts/abrasions in the area

• You currently have bruising/swelling in the area

• You currently have sunburn (Please leave a couple of weeks to subside)

• You currently have undiagnosed lumps or bumps 

• You currently have heat rash

WARNING: Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and let me know if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.

  • Accutane (Acne medication) – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.

  • Adapalene (Acne medication)

  • Alustra (Retin A)

  • Avage (See Tazorac – Acne medication)

  • Avita (See Retin A)

  • Differin (Acne medication)

  • Isotretinoin (See Accutane)

  • Renova (See Retin A)

  • Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)

  • Tazarac (Acne medication)

  • Tazarotene (See Tazorac)

  • Tretinoin (See Retin A)

CAUTION: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your technician. These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.

  • Other Acne medications not listed above

  • Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)

  • Bleaching agents for pigmentation of skin (Hydraquinone, Trilumena)

  • Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair

  • Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive)

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)

  • Oral Antibiotics

  • Topical Antibiotics

  • Retinol

  • Salicylic Acid

  • Other exfoliants

PRECAUTIONS & CONSIDERATION:PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING

  • Sunburned, irritated or areas with open skin cannot be waxed.

  • Moles cannot be waxed.

  • You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before waxing after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion/DermaPlaning

  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have been in a tanning booth the same day.

  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.

  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician administered peel within the past two (2) years.

  • No sun/tanning booths for 2 days following a waxing treatment. Extra precaution should be taken if using tanning accelerators. Wait 2-3 days to wax before/after tanning with accelerators.

  • No hot baths for 24 hours following a body waxing treatment.

  • No abrasives for 24 hours following a waxing treatment.

  • No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm waxing treatment.

  • Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of menstruation 

WAXING ETIQUETTE

Please arrive for your waxing appointment freshly showered with no lotions or potions on your skin. With this in mind, booking a wax after a gym session or straight from work is never a good idea as I cannot wax on unclean/sweaty skin. TOP TIP: Exfoliate the evening before your wax for the best result

HOW LONG DOES THE HAIR NEED TO BE?

You should have at least 4 weeks growth from your last wax and 3 weeks growth from your last shave to get the best results.  Don't waste your money on waxing if you have less hair growth than this as you won't be satisfied with the result and neither will I! So, in the words of a disney princess (almost!)  "Let it grooooowwww!"

 

 

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?

Everybody is different.   In the majority of cases, you will see minimal regrowth during the first 3 weeks, with a noticeable increase of growth after that.  If you are a shaver usually, it will probably take  two to three waxes to get a completely smooth after-wax feel and get rid of any stubble, but if you can power through you'll be happy you did as the periods of being completely smooth will be much longer! Continued waxing encourages slower, sparser regrowth and the hairs can become much finer

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BE WAXED?

I recommend that you come in every 4 to 5 weeks to maintain that smooth feeling, but no less than 4. Depending on your own hair growth pattern you may be able to go for longer than that between waxes, but this will be determined within your first few treatments.  If you keep a continuous waxing schedule you  may find that the you will be able to leave longer gaps between your appointments

 

 

 

WILL IT HURT?

You are in safe hands. I've been trained by the best of the best in the UK and specialise in female intimate waxing, using only the best wax on the market. I care about my clients and always try to make you as comfortable as possible.

HOWEVER!

Waxing is waxing. Hair is still being removed and there is always some degree of pain. Any pain or discomfort only lasts for a few seconds and will be over before you know it. Trimming your hair before an appointment (Using scissors or clippers, to around 12mm/half an inch at LEAST) if it is long, will help with comfort as long hair is more painful to remove. If you are a shaver, your first couple of waxes will be more painful than following waxes as the hair follicle is so strong,  but this will ease over time. The wax will be hot and may feel slightly uncomfortable in sensitive areas such as labia or inner thighs, but will not burn you, so don't worry! 

So all in all....grin and bear it! ;)

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WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Ideally a fresh change of clothing (Especially underwear for intimate waxes) is best for after your wax. Oils and lotions are used at the end to soothe the skin so please be wary of wearing anything you don't want ruined, stay on the safe side. Try not to wear tight clothing after your wax. Breathable cotton/linen etc is best

 

WHY DO YOU CHARGE MORE FOR HOT(HARD) WAX?

Hot/Hard wax can be much less painful in certain areas so I use it on various areas of the face and body. It's gentler on your skin as it clings only to the hair and not the skin. I use a combination of strip and hot/hard wax. Hot/Hard wax is much more expensive to use, but I do so for your comfort. I would rather charge slightly more and make sure my clients get the best care and wax they can, than do a cheap job

AFTERCARE

For 24 hrs after you've been waxed, avoid sun, deodorant,  hot showers/baths, chlorinated pools, gym/exercise classes, solariums, spas and saunas as these will irritate the skin. Exfoliating after the first two days is super important to prevent ingrown! The best thing to use is a dry body brush (Please be gentle as this actually causes ingrown hairs if you're too rough!) Before stepping into the shower or bath, brush upwards over the waxed area (Or all over your body! It's great for circulation and cellulite too!) gently but firmly. Once you get out of the bath/shower and your skin is wet, apply a small amount of baby oil all over the waxed area, then dry yourself with a towel.  You won't feel greasy if you do it this way.   Exfoliate 2-3 times a week and stay moisturised. Ingrown hairs can and probably will still happen, but these things will help massively!

BUT I DON'T WANT TO TAKE MY KNICKERS OFF! 

If you're having Intimate Waxing, you'll need to get naked from the waist down to get a perfect wax, I'm afraid that's just the way it is!  There's no reason to be nervous or shy with me, I've seen it all before, all shapes and sizes, and the only thing I'm concentrating on is where to put wax and do the best job I can! Once you've had your first wax and bared all, you'll be fine after that, it's just the  first hurdle. ;) So prepare to get your kit off!