Do you have questions about your upcoming appointment? Review these FAQs for more information!
How long must I wait to make a waxing appointment after shaving or trimming?
If you have been shaving or trimming, you must let your hair grow out for at least three weeks. If it’s too short, it will be a little tricky to pull it out. We recommend that you grow it out at least ¼ inch or for 3 weeks minimum after shaving or trimming.
Are there any contraindications for waxing?
You must be off Acne Medication (Accutane, Differin, Isotretinoin) for at least 1 year. Please consult with your physician regarding any medications and how it may affect your waxing experience. Some brand names to be aware of include: Adapalene, Avita, Tazorac Avage, Proactiv(e), Strivectin. If you use any of the following, please let us know. These products can make your skin thin and more sensitive to waxing which can result in lifting and extra sensitivity. Every individual reacts differently to these products and sometimes waxing can be done if a proper patch test is completed.
Any precautions or considerations for waxing?
What can I do to prepare for the waxing appointment?
Are there any possible side effects from waxing?
Although we cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. A common side effect of waxing is histamine reaction. You may experience hives, tiny bumps, itching, or irritation. It's your body's natural reaction when it thinks it's being attacked, so it's essentially a defense mechanism. This will not last long and some clients find that the best way to speed it along is to take some Benadryl an hour before your appointment, and then again, a few hours later. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if this is a good option for you.
How long does a Brazilian Wax last?
Typically, it lasts for about 2-3 weeks before you see any hair growth, but then again, it depends on the person’s hair growth cycle. For some people, the hair may slowly grow back after a week or two and may become more visible after three to four weeks. You will probably see hair growth a little sooner after your first Brazilian Wax due to your hair growth cycles. After a few waxing appointments, you will notice the hair takes longer to grow back. This is because you have hair growing in many different growth cycles before you get waxed. The temperature also affects hair growth. During hot weather or summer, hair grows faster than in the winter/colder months. Like other beauty treatments, waxing requires regular sessions to achieve optimal results. Therefore, if you want finer hair — or even less hair growth — all you need to do is book an appointment with us now!
Does it hurt?
Every person reacts differently to waxing, and we all have different sensitivity levels. There is some discomfort involved, however, most women find it quite tolerable. We will do our best to make you comfortable and make the waxing as painless as possible.
How long does my skin stay red and sensitive?
It depends on the person and the skin type. For most people, the redness is mostly gone after 30 minutes to an hour and sensitivity lessens after a few hours to 24 hours. Avoid perfumes, scrubs, and other irritants on the day of your service. For brides, or if you are preparing for a special event, we recommend waxing 2 months before the event to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, schedule another wax 3 to 4 days before your event.
Is it ok to shave between waxing appointments?
Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. After several appointments, hair grows back much thinner, making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed. Shaving just one time in between appointments will negate all that is gained from waxing and can further irritate follicles, which can cause ingrown hairs. So, no, we do not advise shaving between appointments.
What kind of wax do you use?
We use two different types of wax. For the face and more sensitive areas of the body, we use a hard wax that shrink wraps and hardens around the hair and lifts from the skin, creating a less painful removal. We use a soft wax with cloth strips for leg waxing.
Can I get a Brazilian Wax while on my period?
Yes, you can get waxed on your period. You just need to wear a fresh tampon or clean menstrual cup to your appointment. During your period, your skin is at its most sensitive, so should let your wax therapist know you’re on your period, so they will know what to expect and be as gentle as possible on your skin.
Can I get a Brazilian Wax if I’m pregnant?
If you can deal with sensitivity and pain, then getting a Brazilian Wax or Bikini Wax during pregnancy should be perfectly safe to moms and their babies. Our professionals practice good hygiene to keep you safe and healthy.
If you are looking for a waxing salon, there are some precautions you should be aware of. Make sure to see an experienced and licensed Esthetician. Ask about their work history and training. Check to see that the facility is clean and does not reuse wax or strips between clients. Doing so could put you at risk for bacterial infections. Reusing applicators or “double-dipping” them back into the wax also increases your risk of infection. Our team follows best practices to keep our space clean and to keep you safe. Contact us if you have any further questions.
How long does a Brazilian Wax take?
For first-timers, waxing may take a little longer, so about 30 minutes. It also depends on the density of your hair growth. After a few sessions, it will only take around 20 minutes or less. We take our time to get every single last hair. A Brazilian Wax is an expensive service, so to be left with hair is unacceptable. We make sure our waxing service is completed thoroughly and properly.
Will my hair grow back thicker or darker?
Your hair will not grow back thicker or darker after waxing. Actually, the opposite occurs. Hair that is removed at the root grows back softer and finer over time.
Is there an age limit for getting waxed?
There is not an age limit or age requirement to get waxed. However, if you’re under the age of 18, you must bring a parent or guardian on your first visit as we need their consent.
How do I pick a good waxing salon?
There are MANY reasons that a person should avoid getting waxed at a nail salon. Did you know that "waxing" falls under SKIN CARE and not NAIL CARE? Simply ask yourself these questions about your waxing experience at other salons:
It may be quicker and cheaper, but keep in mind, your skin and your health are with you for the rest of your life. Treat it with the utmost respect and safety. Trust the professionals at European Touch of Beauty to care for your skin!