1) What are the different types of bikini
waxes Heaven Spa offers?
Bikini- An industry standard. This includes the removal
of hair on the area that would normally be outside of your bikini line.
Disposable bikini bottoms are provided to wear during the service.
An "in between" of a Bikini and Brazilian wax. This is for
clients who prefer to go in a little deeper on the sides and have more
taken off the top to create a "landing strip". Disposable
bikini bottoms are provided.
Brazilian- This includes the removal of all hair, including
the front, back and everywhere in between. Many women who love the benefits
of the Brazilian wax but prefer to not be completely bare can request
to leave a small strip of hair on top. For this service no disposables
are provided and client must be bare from the waist down for easier
2) How do I prepare for a first time wax?
The most important preparation step is to stop shaving or trimming the
hair to be removed at least 2-4 weeks before coming in for your appointment.
The time you must wait ultimately depends on your individual hair growth,
with course hair needing the extra growth time. Hair must be a 1/4-inch
to 1/2-inch in order to be waxed properly. The longer you wait, the
better the results. Other things to keep in mind for your first time
include the following:
- Make sure area is properly cleansed. Please shower or bathe before your
appointment, especially before a Brazilian wax!
- Women should try to schedule any waxing appointments mid-way through
their monthly cycle, when they are the least sensitive to pain. It is
advised to avoid waxing a week before, during, and a week after your
menstrual cycle. Studies have shown that due to hormonal shifts, you
can feel pain up to 30% more on these days.
- Try to avoid a lot of caffeine the day of a wax. It has been shown to
increase pain sensitivity. We're not saying don't have your morning
cup of coffee, just don't come in after having 5 shots of espresso!
- Those who are very concerned about pain can take an ibuprofen about
20 minutes before their waxing appointment. Many clients feel this helps
a bit, but keep in mind that everyone is different.
- Relax. Take a deep breath. It's never as bad as you think it will be.
3) How long do waxing results last?
It depends on the individual. The average amount of time for clients
to notice some hair beginning to grow back is 1.5 - 2 weeks. After a
few waxing sessions, most clients notice their hair growing back in
much slower and finer. "Razor stubble" becomes a thing of
the past because shaved hair gets cut off at its thickest point, making
it thick to the touch. When hair is waxed correctly, it is removed from
the root, which causes it to grow back as a new hair with a very fine
tip, resulting in no stubble.
4) When can't I wax?
If you are currently using Accutane. This will affect your skin on
every area of your face and body.
If you are currently using Retinol products i.e. Retin-A, Renova etc.
on the area to be waxed. We advise clients to discontinue use for approximately
1 month if you wish to have that particular area waxed, especially for
facial skin, which tends to be thinner than skin on the body.
You have any kind of sunburn, laser burn, or STD on the area to be
You are diabetic, except with a doctor's note clearing you for a wax.
5) Are there any post-wax/home care tips?
For clients getting a first-time Bikini or Brazilian wax, our advice
is to just take it a little easy for the rest of the day. Don't immediately
go run a marathon, do a spin class, or anything that involves sweating
and a lot of friction on freshly-waxed area. Wear loose, comfortable
clothing the day of a wax to allow the skin to breathe and reduce moisture.
Showering or bathing afterwards is fine, just stay away from extra-hot
water and any soap products with chemicals or perfumes. We recommended
a gentle soap such as Dove or anything organic and natural that contains
ingredients like lavender or oatmeal. It is important to start incorporating
these types of products into your daily routine if you are not already
doing so. We strongly advise against continuing to use any products
on your skin that contain questionable chemicals, such as Irish Spring,
Dial, or douches like Summer's Eve. Regular exfoliating of your face
and body is also important, especially around the bikini area, starting
about 2 days after getting waxed. Ingrown hairs can initially be avoided
by daily, gentle scrubbing with exfoliating body gloves and a soap or
shower gel containing tea tree oil, a natural antiseptic and anti-bacterial
ingredient. If ingrown hair bumps continue to be an issue, clients often
must invest in an over-the-counter ingrown hair product such as Tend-Skin,
which is sold at the spa.
6) Should you shave at home to maintain as hair begins
No! It is strongly advised NOT to shave in-between waxing appointments
as this can stimulate hair growth. Shaving will also disrupt the normal
hair growth cycle and can result in uneven waxing results.
7) How long or short should you allow hair to grow back
Hair follicles are always growing at different cycles, which is why
it is important to wait as long you can before getting waxed, allowing
all of the hair to grow out to the proper length. We recommend scheduling
waxing every 4-6 weeks for proper maintenance.
8) Does waxing hurt?
Heaven Spa estheticians are trained to make your waxing experience as
painless as possible. Keep in mind that the coarser your hair and the
more sensitive your skin, the more sensitivity you will feel during
and after the wax. With each session, waxing gets easier and less painful!
9) Can waxing cause hair to grow back darker and thicker?
No. Waxing over time will cause hair to become thinner and its growth
more sparse. Natural hormonal changes or artificial hormones are the
only known things that have been proven to stimulate hair growth and
change characteristics of an individual's hair.
10) What are the benefits of regular waxing vs. shaving?
There are several! Regular waxing results in smooth, hairless skin that
lasts for weeks and reduced hair growth over time. Another benefit for
getting waxed regularly is that it gets easier and less painful each
time. Shaving cuts off the hair at the skin's surface, resulting in
necessary daily maintenance, painful irritation and razor bumps.
11) What do I do if the area becomes irritated?
It is normal to experience slight redness and small bumps on the skin
after waxing, especially after your first couple times. This is a natural
reaction of the hair follicle and usually starts to disappear after
a few hours and can take up until the next day to go away completely.
It is important to keep the area clean, dry and free of any products
that contain fragrance and might be further irritating. If you feel
you are experiencing unusual discomfort, apply an ice pack to the area
for some relief and for the next 24-48 hours avoid the following:
- Direct exposure to the sun or tanning beds
- Exfoliating products
- Deodorant (irritated underarms)
- Excessive heat, sweating or touching of the area.
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