When it comes to waxing it can come in many different forms; Brazilian, nose waxing, underarms, legs, etc. In this article you will learn the ins and outs before your first wax. Education is important to our clients as it can change a clients whole experience. As your aesthetician we can walk you through the process of each treatment and guide you through to make your experience as smooth as possible.
What does each waxing appointment entail?
- Brazilian- consists removing hair from front to back
- Bikini- top, front and sides taken off
- Underarms- everything taken off
- Arms- everything taken off
- Brows- shaped to perfection
- Nose- everything inside
- Legs- top to bottom everything off
Waxing doesn’t have to be painful, as your aesthetician it’s our job to keep you comfortable throughout each treatment. Rest assured your aesthetician will walk you through the whole process. Each waxing spot is different, some will feel more sensitive other areas will not. No wax will be entirely pain-free, however, your esthetician applies a quick waxing method to ensure less pain and a faster experience. Some clients also prefer to take an ibuprofen or apply a numbing cream 30 minutes before their wax.
There are also two kinds of wax. Soft wax, the wax pulled up with a cloth strip and is used for thinner hair, while hard wax is directly ripped off the skin. Many places will use a combination of the two waxes. If you find you prefer one, don’t hesitate to tell your aesthetician. Your aesthetician will pull the skin taut right before waxing it and then press the waxed area firmly right after. These two things can make waxing much less painful, and a good aesthetician will do them for you. And remember — the more often you wax the less pain you will experience with each visit.
Do take a hot shower before arriving, this will open up your pores making the hair adhere to the wax better.
Exfoliate the area the morning of your appointment as this will ensure all hair is removed
Don’t apply oils, gel, or lotions prior to your waxing appointment the wax will not adhere to the skin as oil is a barrier.
Have your hair ¼ inch long or a grain of rice in length
How long should the hair be before getting waxed?
Your hair should be ¼ or a grain of rice in the length. The shorter the hair the more dense it may be which can cause the wax to not adhere properly to the hair and bruise your skin. This is easily avoided by waiting about 2-4 weeks for your hair to be at that optimal length. If trimming is needed leave it to your aesthetician to help you as she knows what hair to trim and which hair to let be.
Facial hair, such as brow, lip, and chin hair grows in much quicker than hair on the rest of your body. Since facial hair tends to grow quickly and is more visible, we recommend waxing on a more frequent basis to minimize regrowth. It’s best to wax your underarms every two to three weeks, as it’s obvious when there’s regrowth.
How can I get the best results out of my wax?:
Make sure to wear loose and comfortable clothes that you can wear after your wax. After your wax, prioritize aftercare; apply powder or aloe gel to the area to avoid skin redness. Do not touch freshly waxed skin to avoid any possible infections due to your pores being open. After your wax, avoid taking hot showers or baths as it can cause irritation or breakouts. At the end of your appointment make sure to book your next wax, this is crucial to getting the best results out of your wax. While you are between waxes make sure you do not shave the hair as it will change your hair cycle making your next appointment less effective. Finally as always, remember to exfoliate and moisturize.