•below are some burning questions•
what is threading?
it's similar to tweezing but, a thread is used. hair is still removed by the root completely, with a twisting motion of the thread.
threading is suitable for all types of skin and ages. it leaves little to no redness behind and is a very natural method. maintenance is every 4wks, but can be done as early as 2wks depending on the individual.
if the hair is stubborn & thick, or if the skin is not in good condition, it can also pinpoint bleed a bit. that can happen but it subsides fast. again, we are disrupting the homeostasis of our bodies hence, they will protest!
i only offer threading for facial areas. threading is not done on the body.
do you offer other grooming services?
ido 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.
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 grows in 3 different phases (anagen, telegen, catagen) and all together they last 4wks long.
again, this is dependent on the individual. 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 smooth.
and due to the hairs reaching different phases.
also, if this theory was true, i'd think we overcome baldness.
what is dermaplaning?
this is a form of exfoliation, using a sterile surgical blade to gently scrape off dead skin. bonus, the peach fuzz comes off as well. this service allows for cell turnover, brighter skin, better absorption of home products and feeling like a snake, that just shed its coat.
it doens't hurt nor will i cut you open. it treats the superficial layer. however, there are risks: knicks, minor cuts can occur. this is done once a month, with no down time. it's great for almost all skin types!
if you have active acne, inflammation, open wounds, open sores, active sores, pustules, papules, etc, you cannot be dermaplaned.
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 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 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 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.
generally speaking, you can get waxed if your'e baking, however, if you are a virgin waxer, i suggest you come in for a patch test to be safe.
what to expect at the appt?
first you will fill out an intake form. then a consultation will be done.
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!
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.
how come there's still hair after the initial wax or thread?
the first 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...
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. this is why it's important to make sure the skin is at optimal condition to be waxed.
with any type of hair removal, it is not 100%. some hairs just won't budge until the next visit. some baby hairs are notquite ready to be released yet, dry/dehydrated skin will hold on to hair more, etc. i could spend hours getting every single hair, but that won't be very nice to your skin. even with laser, it's an ongoing process and a waiting game.
can i bring a friend or munchkins?
i have a no children and one client at a time policy. however, i am somewhat flexible. it's a case by case scenario.
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!