• Let your service provider know if you have never been waxed before. Be aware and ask questions.
• We cannot wax anyone that has an active Herpes outbreak, sunburn, or that has had a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, laser or IPL within the past 7 days. Clients must wait at least 6 months after the completion of Accutane medication to receive any waxing services.
• Please review your current medications, many thin the skin, and can cause skin to lift during waxing.
• Personal hygiene rules! Please bath and or freshen up before your Brazilian, bikini or body wax treatment. Ladies, if it is that time of the month please allow 2-3 days after your cycle is completed to book.
• Do not apply self-tanners, body sprays, deodorants and other topical creams before your appointment.
• Body hair length! Hair needs to be ¼ of an inch (a grain of rice) no more – no less! If you’ve been shaving, allow a minimum of 3 weeks of hair growth. If the hair is too short it won’t adhere to the wax and if it is too long it will pull much more causing more pain.
• Schedule your wax 2-3 days before beach and poolside jaunts if you plan to sun bathe.
• Avoid heat! No tanning beds, hot tubs and saunas before your appointment.
• Exfoliating the area GENTLY 24 hours before your appointment will remove the dead skin cells and allow for a cleaner wax.
• Be comfy! Wear loose comfortable breathable clothing to prevent irritation after waxing.
• Everyone reacts differently to waxing. If this is your first time, it is important to take precaution.
• Sensitivity, redness, & small bumps may be experienced in the area waxed for the next 24-48 hours.
• Apply a cold compress to sooth the skin if you experience sensitivity or irritation after your treatment.
• Hydrocortisone cream also reduces the redness and irritation following your treatment.
• Avoid heat. No tanning, sun bathing, hot tubs or saunas for 48 hours after your treatment. Since a layer of dead skin cells have been removed, sun and or heat exposure can burn the skin and also allow bacteria to enter the pore.
• Refrain from taking a hot bath or exercising for 24 hours following your treatment.
• Exfoliate at least once a week to prevent ingrown hairs.
• If your skin is sensitive, waxing may result in minor breakouts or rashes. Waxing causes the temporary enlargement of the hair follicles that can allow bacteria residing on the skin, to enter the enlarged follicles and cause skin infections. If an infection is noted, it should be evaluated and treated by a doctor as soon as possible. That is why it is important to take proper care of your skin following a wax treatment.