LETS TALK ABOUT WAXING:
Whether you are getting a Brazilian wax or just a brow touch up, it is important that you choose an experienced esthetician at a reputable establishment for your hair removal needs.
Waxing is definitely our expertise. Our estheticians are highly-trained and bring years of experience to the table. Our goal is to make every client happy and comfortable. We do everything we can to make waxing as pain free as possible!
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO LET MY HAIR GROW?
You must let your hair grow in for at least 2 weeks if you have shaved in order to get a good wax. This should be about a half of an inch (envision a grain of rice), but the longer the better! DO NOT TRIM! The more follicles/roots we can pull, the cleaner the wax, the longer it is going to last and the happier you are going to be! The “grow out” stage is often the most difficult step, but trust us, its worth it!
DOES IT HURT?
It hurts more the first time than any other time because you are pulling out 100% of the hair, your nerves are on edge, and you don’t know what to expect. You will experience a quick, temporary sting that stops hurting right away. By far the worst part for most people is the anticipation, not the actual removal! Follow all the tips we give you and you will be fine. Your second time will be so much EASIER!
The pain associated with waxing is highly sensationalized and can be a barrier to some. Of course, our estheticians are sensitive to this and do everything they can to minimize your discomfort. We recommend avoiding caffeine prior to your visit, and scheduling your appointment to avoid your menstrual cycle, as both of these can make you more sensitive.
There are products on the market designed to minimize/numb this discomfort and we carry them. Be sure to inquire about them when booking your first appointment as these products need to be applied up to an hour PRIOR to the service.
SHOULD I TRIM MY HAIR?
NO! The longer the better. The longer the hair, the more the wax will adhere, the smoother your skin will become, and the longer the results will last. If your hair needs to be trimmed your esthetician will take care of it as she knows the best length for the procedure.
I AM ON MY CYCLE CAN I STILL GET WAXED?
Yes. If you are on your cycle just wear a tampon and be prepared to be a little more sensitive than usual. Same goes for the few days before your cycle as well. Don't even think twice about it, this is what we do ALL DAY and maintenance brazilians occur on a monthly basis so its bound to happen!
CAN MEDICATION AFFECT WAXING?
Yes! You CANNOT be waxed if you are taking any antibiotics, Accutane, Differin, or Retin A. You should also avoid facial waxing while using glycolic acid, harsh exfoliants or any facial peels. Please advice your esthetician if you are or have used any of the above mentioned medication recently.
All these products thin and weaken your skin making you more sensitive. You should wait 2-6 weeks depending on how long you have been on the medication before you wax, as we want to make sure the medication is out of your system so you have a pleasant waxing experience. If you are not sure of how you may react from any other prescriptions you are taking, please give us a call beforehand so we can help you determine if you are able to get waxed.
WHEN YOU SAY BRAZILIAN WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
The industry standard varies, but for us, it’s everything from front to back! If we remove the labia hair it is a Brazilian regardless of what you leave or don’t leave on top—be it a landing strip, a triangle, or nothing. Labia and backside= brazilian.
HOW LONG DOES THE BRAZILIAN WAXING TAKE?
The process is usually 15-20 minutes for your FIRST appointment. Much quicker and less painful the more you maintain.
WHAT KIND/ BRAND OF WAXING PRODUCTS DO WE USE?
BARE carries two types of wax. A green, pine "soft" wax (taken off with strips) and a blue, "hard" wax (no strip, the wax hardens and is removed). Both waxes are by the brand Hairaway. Always feel free to ask your esthetician any questions regarding the products we use and offer in our boutique as well!