What is waxing?
Waxing is a form of hair removal. When wax is applied, it adheres to the hair (not to the skin) and pulls the hair out of the follicle.
Will my hair grow back thick and dark after waxing?
No! Waxing actually thins the hair out and makes it lighter and softer with consistent waxing.
Can I get waxed if I am taking medication?
Many medications increase the sensitivity of your skin. We do not recommend waxing while using Retin-A, Renova, or Accutane. There are many medications that affect the skin and the skin's integrity (glycolic acid, lactic acid, benzyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, vitamin A, prescribed exfoliating scrubs, antibiotics, hormonal medications, radiation and/or chemotherapy drugs). Please consult with your physician in regards to any medications and how it may affect your waxing experience. Some brand names to be aware of: Adapalene, Avita, Tazorac Avage, Proactiv(e), Differin, or Strivectin. Our waxing specialists are skincare specialists and skilled determining the safety of your skin. Please let your waxing specialist know before your service if you are on any medications or have had any skin care services. They can assist in determining the best options for hair removal.
How should I prepare for my waxing service?
We recommend exfoliating the area you plan on having waxed with a scrub or a loofah for several days before your wax. Keep the area clean, free of residue, oils, lotions and makeup before your service. If you tend to have a low pain tolerance, we suggest taking an ibuprofen 30 minutes- 1 hour before your scheduled service.
Can I get waxed if I am pregnant?
Absolutely. We are dedicated to making you as comfortable as possible during your waxing service.
I get painful bumps on my skin after waxing/shaving. What are these?
More than likely, these are ingrown hairs. These are thin hairs that cannot push through the skin resulting in inflammation. They can often be painful. The best way to prevent these is by exfoliating frequently using a loofah, exfoliating scrub, or exfoliating glove. We also recommend using an ingrown hair solution (we love tendskin!) and avoiding standing water (baths, swimming pools, hot tubs) for at least 24 hours after your wax. Keep the area that was waxed clean to aid in minimizing ingrown hairs.
Is there an age requirement for waxing?
Any person under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian accompany them to their first service. The parent or guardian must approve the type of services being received. If the underage client cannot be accompanied by a parent or guardian, they can e-mail us a copy of their license with written consent. Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian accompany them for each visit.
Is waxing painful?
Everybody has different pain tolerance levels. You should expect to feel a slight stinging sensation when the hair is ripped out. This sensation should only last a couple of seconds. We always recommend taking an ibuprofen 30 minutes to one hour before your scheduled appointment. We suggest avoiding numbing products. These products inhibit the client from sensing if the wax is too hot on their skin.
The more you wax- the thinner your hair follicle will get. Which means- if you wax consistently without shaving in between services, waxing will be less and less painful each time!
Can I bring someone in the treatment room with me?
For safety purposes, we ask that anyone accompanying you to the salon wait in the waiting area for the duration of your service. Our waxing specialists want to perform an exemplary and distraction free service for you. We understand that at times it might be difficult to find childcare when you have made an appointment. Please be advised that it can be unsafe for you to bring children/infants in the room with you. There are materials and machines that could harm them in the event of an accident. We want to create a relaxing atmosphere for all guests of the salon. If you bring your children to the salon, please make sure they are able to wait in the waiting area. Georgia State law requires that any child the age of 13 or younger is accompanied by an adult in the waiting area. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
How long does my hair need to be to get waxed?
Your hair needs to be at least ¼ inch in length in order for the wax to pull it from the skin. We also like to tell people about as long as a grain of rice. Typically, you will have to grow your hair for at least 2 weeks to reach this desired length. The longer you wait, the better waxing results you will have.
I love the beach. Can I tan before and after my wax?
We suggest that you wait at least 48 hours before your wax and after to tan. Tanning increases the sensitivity of your skin and you risk having your skin “lifted”.
What can I expect after my waxing service?
Often you might see redness and small red bumps directly after waxing. These should subside in just a few hours and is a normal reaction to your waxing service. Avoid hot water, standing water, sun exposure, lotions and heavy products in the area that was waxed for at least 24 hours. As always, if you have any questions or concerns- do not hesitate to call us.
Why is my leg hair growing back so soon after my wax?
Our hair grows in three different stages of hair growth. If this was one of your first leg waxes, you may find that it takes 2-3 leg waxes to train your hair to grow at the same rate. Be patient! The more consistently you are waxing your legs, the thinner and finer your hair will be! Be advised: if you shave your legs in between waxes, you will more than likely have to start the process all over.
Why do you need a credit card number to schedule an appointment?
We require a credit card number at the time of scheduling to hold your appointment. Your card is never charged unless you cancel within our 24-hour cancellation policy or if you do not show up for your appointment. In those cases, we charge 50% of the service price. If you do not feel comfortable leaving a credit card number on file, you are welcome to prepay for 50% of your service over the phone/ in person or you may come in on a walk-in basis.
How long can I enjoy the results of my wax?
You should make sure that your hair is at least ¼ of an inch (or as long as a grain of rice) before you get waxed. This takes a minimum of two weeks of hair growth. This will ensure that all of the hair can be removed. If you let you hair grow out properly before your wax, you can expect to be hair-free for a minimum of 1-2 weeks. You should expect two additional weeks of growing your hair to the length it needs to be to wax again.
There are many factors that contribute to hair growth rates, including medication and hormones.
Will the service prices change depending on the amount of hair I have?
Our prices are determined by service, not by the amount of hair you have.
How do I choose a good salon to get waxed at?
We understand that “shopping around” is important when you are finding a waxing specialist that meets your needs. The most important attributes to look for in a waxing salon is that the salon is licensed by the state, the technicians have state issued Esthetician or Cosmetology licenses, and that the salon is clean and orderly. We recommend finding a salon that provides ongoing education to clients, and does not “double-dip” in the wax pots. Proper safety and sanitation procedures are so important!
Can I get waxed if I am on my period?
Yes, you can. However, please be advised that you are more sensitive during this time and it may be slightly more painful. You must also be using a tampon at the time of your service.
What should I wear to get a bikini wax?
We suggest wearing your “skimpiest” underwear for a bikini wax. This will ensure that your waxing specialist can easily remove your hair. However, we also have disposable underwear that you can use so that no wax will get on your own. Don’t be afraid to talk to your waxing specialist!
How often should I be getting waxed?
This varies from client to client. Typically, as long as you are not shaving, tweezing or using any depilation crèmes in between waxes, we recommend getting waxed every 4-6 weeks.
Do I need to make an appointment?
We accept walk-in clients, but we honor our scheduled appointments first. For larger services, we definitely recommend scheduling an appointment so that time can be reserved especially for you!