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Waxing FAQ

What is a Brazilian?

• A Brazilian wax is the complete removal of the hair on the pubic region, the labia, and the butt crack. You do have the option, however, of either going completely bare or leaving a small landing strip of hair above the vaginal area.

How long does the hair have to be to get waxed?

• We require that you have at least 2 ½ – 3 weeks of hair growth. Honestly, 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of hair (the longer the better for your first wax). It is VERY important to have enough hair growth when you come for your appointment. This allows the wax to grab the hairs easily.

How often do I have to be waxed?

• The baseline recommendation is every 4 weeks. That goes for everything: brows to legs to Brazilian. Some clients experience a slower or faster rate of hair growth, and that time can be changed accordingly. Your technician will help you gauge when you should return.

What kind of wax do you use?

• We use the absolute highest quality wax available. For sensitive areas, such as the face, underarms, and bikini area, we use a hard wax. A hard wax melts at a lower temperature, is applied in a thicker layer, and is removed without a strip. The advantages of using a hard wax is that we can go over the area multiple times without causing irritation, and it is excellent for delicate skin. For larger areas, like the legs and back, we use a high quality soft wax, which is applied thinly and removed using pollen strips.

Does waxing cause ingrown hairs?

• Possibly. But, Some people get ingrown hairs no matter what type of depilation they choose. Exfoliating twice a week (rub gently to avoid scratching the skin) and using an ingrown eliminator. We also have an ingrown hair treatment that can help this.

Will it make my hair grow back thicker?

• Absolutely not. If that were the case, then wouldn’t a bald man be able to wax his head and grow hair? Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse.

Will it make my hair grow back darker?

• No. Waxing will not change the pigment of your hair.

How much does a Brazilian hurt?

• Well, let’s just say it doesn’t feel great. But I think the worst part is the anticipation. Once your first time is over and you understand what to expect, it’s a breeze. Plus, we always keep chatting to keep your mind off of the pain. Before you know it…you’re done!

What if I have a really low pain tolerance?

• We suggest taking a mild pain reliever like Aleve® or Tylenol®30 minutes before your appointment. This can help to lessen any pain you may experience during your services. In addition, we have numbing spray to lessen the pain before waxing.

How long does it take to do a Brazilian?

• It all depends on the client. Usually 15-20 minutes. The first time is the longest, and then the monthly upkeep is much faster.

Why should I wax?

• Waxed hair grows back smooth and fine, unlike the stubble that shaving causes. Each time you wax, the hair follicle weakens and can eventually die, leaving you with less hair. Waxing also lasts significantly longer than other epilation methods.

Is waxing sanitary? Can I get an STD?

• Absolutely not. Wax is antibacterial by nature. It is impossible to transfer anything during a wax. We sterilize all our equipment and use disposable gloves for each client. We ENSURE all clients that we DO NOT double dipping with a waxing stick!

Anything else I should know about waxing?

• You should refrain from using waxing as a hair-removal method if you are using Retin-A (currently or in the last 3 months), Acutance®(currently or in the past 4 months), other keratolytic medications (that increase skin exfoliation), or are sunburned or recovering from a recent laser peel.

What about the Male Brazilian?

• At this time, we do not offer male Brazilian in our service. Sorry!

Is waxing scary?

• NO! It’s fun! You’ll love it! We promise!


Waxing Tips

How To Prepare Before Brazilian Waxing Procedure:

• You can trim your hair if needed (but not too close). If not, don’t worry we will trim the hair if needed.
• Make sure the hair should be at least 1/3 to 1/2 inch in length before the appointment.
• Must wait 3-4 weeks after shaving before waxing.
• Wash the front and back (crack) thoroughly with clean water and wipe up with wiping pads/paper towels to keep dry. It helps preventing your skin from irritation and infection.

Before waxing Tips:

• Hair absorbs water and makes it soft, not a good condition when trying to grip it in wax and pull it out! So don’t shower or wet the hair before you wax. Make sure the hair is dry and it will come out easier.
• If you find the pain factor too much, try using an anesthetic numbing spray. Be sure to apply it thirty minutes to one hour before the waxing session to ensure the skin is properly numbed.
• The wax needs to really adhere closely to the skin so remove any oil or lotion residue by washing and DRYING thoroughly before using the wax.
• Don’t wax on skin affected by acne. Wait for it to recover and heal before trying to remove hair.
• Make sure the hair is at least 1/3 to 1/2 of an inch long before the hair removal session.
• As waxing preparations contain chemicals, make sure your skin will not react negatively by just testing a small area first in a place that’s not so visible.
• Some find that deep breathing exercise also helps. Just breathe in through the nose, hold your breath for a few seconds, and then slowly let it out through the mouth. You will find the body relaxes more easily. Also it has the interesting effect of relaxing hair follicles so they let go of the hair a little more easily with constricting.

After Wax Tips:

• If you are going to be out in the sun after a waxing session, use a good sun blockers to the skin doesn’t appear to be darker in the treated area. Alternatively, stay out of the sun for 48 hours after waxing.
• No bath tub or heavy exercise within 24 hours to prevent infection.
• Only warm or cool shower is recommended.
• You will probably want to wear loose fitting clothing after a waxing session to avoid the skin becoming irritated. Also, tight fitting clothing on freshly waxed areas can contribute to painful ingrown hairs. FYI: if you suffer from ingrown, we have a treatment for that. We will recommend the right at home care to help treat your skin at home.
• Exfoliate the skin twice a week by using a Loofa sponge or other exfoliation (such as sea salt scrub or body scrub) accessory after two days of waxing. This gets rid of dead skin and helps prevent ingrown hairs.
• Take pain reliever or put cold compress if you feel soar on the waxed area. Put antibiotic. (Make sure to check if you have allergies to medication or treatment liquid).

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110 W. 20th Street

Norfolk, VA 23517

Phone:757-622-3472

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