What forms of payment do you take?
- Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, and Venmo
Is waxing painful?
- It depends on your individual level of skin sensitivity (e.g. natural redheads with pale skin are typically more sensitive). Beyond the DNA factor, things like stress, caffeine, medications, nervousness, hot showers, sunburn, anxiety, adrenaline, recreational drugs, alcohol can impact how it will feel. Patch tests to determine discomfort don’t help because it doesn’t take into consideration the skin irritants listed above from one waxing visit to the next.
How long should my hair be for waxing?
Minimum 5 weeks since last shave/trim/wax or other hair removal process to avoid reschedule fee. Hair needs to be a certain length for the wax to capture it. Don’t trim before appointment; we’ll cut it back if it’s too long.
What to do (and don't do) the day of your appointment?
- No over-the-counter pain killers or numbing cream
- Go easy on your morning coffee (caffeine stimulates and sensitizes skin)
- Take a warm shower rather than hot
- No lotion, cream, or oil on 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
How about aftercare the first 24 hours?
- Skip the gym (sweat stings and irritates open follicles)
- Take a cooler shower and just rinse that area with water (cleanser) if you absolutely need to have one within 12 hours of your service
- Avoid sunning, saunas, exfoliating, chlorinated or salt water
- Wear loose, breathable clothing to decrease friction (preferably 100% cotton), or better yet just go commando
- Don’t plan to sit several hours on a plane or in a car the same day you’re waxed – skin needs to breathe
- Soothe skin with 100% pure aloe vera gel or Finipil (see description below) – 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 us 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. If irritation lasts more than 2 days, head to Amazon for Finipil Pro/Elec anticeptic cream and use twice daily until irritation lessens.
- If you get whiteheads (small pimples with white tips), use Neosporin ointment (not cream) twice a day for the following 3-4 days. Spread a thin amount over the entire area with clean fingertips. If you use Dove soap products or anything with a fragrance, grab a bar of unscented glycerin soap or a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s unscented liquid soap from Sprouts or Whole Foods – many commercial cleansing products are very harsh on our skin. Be very gentle when washing the area – scrubbing will only aggravate it. Let your waxer know how it looks after a few days.
Are there reasons why I shouldn't wax?
- The following medical/health-related components can compromise your skin’s tolerance for waxing. Contact Snake Charmer prior to making an appointment if any apply to you: MRSA / Herpes / HIV / AIDS / HPV /Diabetes / Blood Thinners / Allergy / Accutane / Retin-A / Alpha-Hydroxy Acid /Glycolic Acid / Resorcinol / Scarring / Bruising / Scrub/Peel