What forms of payment do you take?

  • Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover

Is waxing painful?

  • I prefer to say discomfort rather than pain, as it differentiates between the brief stinging sensation of quickly removing a Band-Aid and the mind-altering torture of stepping on a Lego.
  • There are a number of variables that make your experience either awesome or awful, not the least of which includes expertise, technique, and product choice. All Waxers Are NOT Created Equal. I’ll explain why at your appointment.
  • Skin sensitivity plays a big part in how the service will feel, with stress and hormones often dictating how your skin responds. Also, each part of our bodies has a different threshold of sensitivity, so while one area has minimal discomfort, another could have a bit more.
  • As well, density and volume initially influence your discomfort, but it gets easier with each visit. Hair becomes thinner, weaker and more sparse, which means it comes out more easily and there is less of it to remove.

How long should my hair be for waxing?

  • Length must be minimum between ¼ – ½ inch (typically 4 weeks since last shave/close trim & 5-6 weeks after waxing). Longer is okay – please don’t trim.
  • Using a measuring tape removes the guesswork of incorrectly eyeballing the length and avoids a missed appointment fee if your hair is not long enough.

Any specific things to do the day of my appointment?

  • Go easy on your morning coffee (caffeine stimulates and sensitizes skin).
  • Take warm showers rather than hot.
  • Don’t apply lotion, cream, or oil to the areas being waxed.
  • Postpone your workout (adrenaline sensitizes skin).
  • Refrain from coming in with a sunburn or open sores – damaged skin cannot be waxed.
  • Don’t plan to sit several hours on a plane or in car the same day you’re waxed – skin needs to breathe.

How about aftercare the first 24 hours?

  • Skip the gym (sweat stings and irritates open follicles).
  • Take warm showers rather than hot.
  • Avoid sunning, saunas, exfoliating, chlorinated or salt water.
  • Wear loose, breathable clothing to decrease friction, preferably 100% cotton.
  • Soothe skin with coconut oil or aloe vera gel – no lotions or baby oil.
  • No hanky panky unless you avoid the waxed areas (which means you’re either super creative or you ignore this advice and call me crying that your playground is on fire).
  • Post-waxing redness and possible mild stinging is fully expected, extremely common and can last 24 hours following the service depending on your skin’s unique sensitivity.

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