Waxing

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ABOUT WAXING

Waxing is a safe and effective method of removing unwanted facial and body hair using heated wax. The warm wax is applied to the desired area using a wooden applicator, and then the wax is quickly removed, taking with it the unwanted hair.

The wax used for treatments is a soft type that is applied with a stick and removed with a strip of fabric.

BIKINI VS BRAZILIAN

The difference between a bikini wax and a Brazilian is location. A basic bikini wax removes the hair growing outside the bikini line, so that if one is wearing a speedo or bikini underwear, he/she will have a neat, clean appearance.

Some individuals prefer the line of hair to be a bit higher than others, and one can discuss this with Dan.

A Brazilian wax is different in that it removes all of the hair from the bikini area: not just the hair that grows outside of the bikini line. This includes front, back, between and underneath (although many individuals receiving Brazilian waxes prefer not to be totally bare and request that the esthetician leave a strip of hair up front). Brazilian waxing has become very popular in recent years, and one should not feel embarrassed by the process. Dan is a professional esthetician and has seen it all before!

NECESSARY HAIR LENGTH

A 1/4″ of growth should be present for effective waxing. This is normally about 10-14 days after shaving.

THE REGROWTH

Typically hair grows back in 2-9, weeks depending on the individual. Due to cycles of hair growth (people have three) one may experience re-growth sooner. This is not the waxed hair growing back: it is the emergence of hair which was not present (or too short) at the time of waxing. With regular waxing early on, one can decrease the frequency because regrowth is usually less and hair tends to become finer.

RISKS

Waxing is an exfoliation of the skin: often, when the wax is removed, surface cells are also removed. Exfoliation is healthy for the skin (even encouraged), however, too much can cause redness, irritation, and even rawness (which can lead to scabbing). Rarely, hyperpigmentation can result (darkening of the skin which can be long-term or permanent). Some clients get ingrown hairs post-waxing (which can have a bumpy, red appearance), especially in areas where the waxed hair is coarse and/or curly.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Waxing should not be performed on any area on which vitamin-A based products such as Retin-A, Renova, or Differin have been used within last 2 weeks. Please inform Dan of the use of any of these products within the last 6 months. Waxing should not be performed on individuals who have used Accutane within the last year (minimum). Please alert your esthetician if you have ever used Accutane. If one is using products containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid or any other preparation designed to peel the skin, it should be discontinued for 3-5 days prior to any waxing. Waxing should not be used on areas of skin affected by warts, moles, or other skin irritations. One should not receive waxing if one is diabetic or have any circulatory problems. Waxing should not be performed on areas with hydrocortisone, broken blood vessels, or varicose veins.

TIPS BEFORE WAXING

Know the contraindications (see above) and communicate with Dan about any procedures one has received on the area to be waxed. Avoid sun exposure/tanning for at least 5 days prior. Avoid heavy exercise/sweating for 8 hours prior. Avoid aspirin and other blood thinners. One may take an over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen one hour prior to waxing. Remember, one can follow all of these tips and still have some post-waxing irritation due to hormones, stress, general skin sensitivity or other factors. Therefore, for special occasions, it is best to schedule your waxing at lest 7 days prior.

TIPS AFTER WAXING

A person’s skin will be much more sensitive to the sun following waxing, so avoid tanning and be sure to use sunscreen with at least SPF 20. Avoid use of exfoliants (scrub), AHAs, glycolics, and other ingredients that peel or exfoliate the skin for 72 hours following waxing. To prevent or treat ingrown hairs, apply TendSkin 24 hours post-waxing (not sooner). For body waxing, a gentle scrub can be used 72 hours post-waxing as well. To soothe any irritation, apply to the affected area. Avoid heavy exercise/sweating for 8 hours following waxing, especially if one is particularly sensitive or irritated.

PRICING

Brazilian Bikini $60 and up
Extended Bikini (2″ inside, outside and above bikini line) $40
Bikini $25 and up
Feet $15
Full Leg $65
Half Leg $35
Shoulders $25
Back $45 and up
Chest $45 and up
Abdomen $20
Underarms $20
Hands $10
Full Arm $35
Half Arm $20
Neck $15

To save time, please fill out the following form before arriving for your session.

Online Waxing Assessment Form or
Downloadable Waxing Form
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