below are some burning questions
how come there's still hair after the initial wax?
the initial wax sets the foundation for long term waxing. the goal of waxing is to weaken the follicles overtime, so that eventually, it will stop producing hair. this takes time... there's no magic.
unfortunately, nothing in life is perfect. there is no magic pill or genies out there. hence, there is also no miracle wax that will leave you a hairless cat for all eternity!
instead we strive for an "ideal" wax, which depends on several variables. have you shaved prior? how long ago? how well did you hair take the wax? is your skin in good condition to be waxed? is it irritated, dry, ashy, flaky? what is your hair type?
we want to get it as much hair as possible, but you also have to understand that hair grows on skin. when we wax the hair, we are also dealing with skin. and the skin is our protective barrier, which should not be compromised. his is why it's important to make sure the skin is at optimal condition to be waxed.
when is it too long or short?
if it's been >3mos, or you can braid the hair, tie it up in a ponytail, flat iron it, turn it into a perm,etc. that should give you an answer.
ideally, you want to come every 4wks. that is how long a complete hair growth cycle lasts.
the hair should be 1" long. if you absolutely cannot wait, then 1/2". unless you want a half-ass wax job, longer is better = cleaner removal. patience, young grasshopper!
i do not trim, clip, cut, shave, or groom. no exceptions.
what if i can't go all the way?
sometimes in life, you just can't get it right the first time. i'd like to start off people with the bikini and move their way up. that way, clients won't end up with half a bush. if it's totally unbearable, we will reschedule.
can i bring a friend or munchkins?
why would your children want to be here anyway? they have better things to do. your friend may provide emotional support in the waiting area while you are being "tortured", as some have described.
can i go exercise or take a nooner afterwards?
who am i to say no? although, i will say it's not recommended. the area will be inflamed, red, irritated. the pores are more susceptible to germs
it's best to wait 48hrs to do anything that is going to be sweaty and rubbing in that area.it's not going to feel great. but whatever floats your freshly polished boat.
does it hurt?
yes, yes, yes.
lots of things in life hurt, good news is, it is a quick process so it will hurt, but only for a split second. it's honestly not that bad, even if you are on your menstrual cycle, (though it can be more sensitive for others). there's really no way around that because it happens every darn month.
sometimes, the follicles will bleed as well. those who have thicker, coarser hair, or just prone to bleeding. however, it subsides quickly. it is just the nature of the procedure. we are yanking out hair so your body will be angry at you.
what if i am "excited"?
this is a very common question for a trip to brazil (genital hair removal) my answer to that is...
'what would dory do?'
just keep waxing!!
it's a natural body function, so let's all be adults here and keep it professional please. i'm not going to take it personally, and neither should you, really.
i suggest you think of something that disgusts you. furthermore, if you're looking for a reaction from me, hit the road.
does the hair grow back coarser, or faster, or thicker?
did it ever grow back more coarse or faster when you over-tweezed those brows way back when? (though some of us wish that)
hair cycle contains 3 phases. this varies between individuals. that is why it takes at least 3 visits (sometimes more) for all the hairs to be in sync, and why it's important to return every 4wks.
no, it grows back finer and there will be less. it may seem like it grows faster because you are not used to seeing it baby smoothand due to the hairs reaching different phases.
can i come in after my tanning appt, or workout, or on my period?
tanning appointment, definitely no. the skin has just been exposed to uv light and will not be suitable for waxing. you need to wait min. 48hrs, sometimes longer depending on your skin condition.
workout, yes, though it's not ideal because the skin will be sweaty. i would try to shower prior to coming in, at least a rinse to get the sweat off.
menstrual cycle, yes. however, you will be more sensitive.
what if i feel uncomfortable during the service?
i am not going to force anyone to go through a service they are not comfortable with so, we will just end it where your comfort level is.
but, you will have to get naked and...once the wax is on, there's no turning back!
what to expect at the appt?
first you will fill out an intake form. then a consultation. next, you will be asked to undress.
during the service you will be asked to help hold the skin taught. don't worry, it will go by much more smoothly and efficiently with your help.
after the service is complete, you will get dressed, i will go over aftercare and then we prebook your next appt. hooray!
what if i am baking buns in the oven?
pregnant women's got hair too. actually a lot more hair. just to warn you though, everything is heightened when you are pregnant so be prepared to be more sensitive, mama bear.
if you are baking for >5mos, & are a virgin waxer, or haven't been waxed in >6mos,i highly recommend a patch test prior to scheduling an appt, and also check w/ your dr.
what wax or thread do i use?
i use both soft and hard wax, aka strip and stripless wax. i use hard wax on more sensitive areas. soft wax for majority of the body. my wax is mostly plant based and eco-friendly.
i use typical sewing thread. it's a combination of cotton and polyester.