How do I prepare myself before waxing?

The best way to prepare yourself is to first relax and know you're in good hands.  I am very well trained and experienced. Our goal is to make this treatment as pleasant as possible and to help you be as comfortable with the procedure as possible. You can be confident in my hygiene practices and skill. 

 

  • You will want to avoid using harsh soaps or astringents for 2 hours before and after waxing. If you can begin exfoliating your skin a few days prior to waxing that is very helpful.
  • Please avoid any tanning for 24 hours before waxing. You’ll also want to avoid long soaks in hot water (LONG hot showers, steam rooms, hot soaking baths, hot tubs etc.) for 8 hours before or after treatment.
  • Do not apply lotions, oils, body sprays, or other scented or moisturizing products on the day of your wax.
  • Please skip perfumes and other scented products (antiperspirant/deodorant use however is a nice touch) prior to your treatment, we are allergic to fragrances.
  • A quick shower to clean up especially before genital waxing is appreciated. 
  • Some clients choose to take an OTC pain reliever such as Advil or Tylenol 60 minutes before their appointment.
  • Some clients that take an antacid or two 30 minutes before their appointment experience less redness post treatment.
  • If you are taking prescription medications for acne or anti-aging purposes or using Retinol type products I will be unable to provide you with waxing services due to the potential for skin damage (as in your skin will be removed along with perhaps some of the hair) please understand that isn't a risk either of us want to take so don't withhold information or skin peeling will occur.
  • If you need to use the restroom it is at the end of the hall, please have a seat in the hall if you are early and a service is still in session, I will be out shortly.
  • I do not allow guests or observers in the treatment room nor do I allow photographs or videos to be taken onsite.
  • Avoid caffeine or other stimulants 6 - 10 hours before treatment.
  • Don't drink alcohol prior to your treatment; don't come in terribly hung over, both make your wax so much more uncomfortable.
  • Don't smoke 4 hours prior to treatment.
  • Avoid sweaty activities for 8 to 24 hours. No hut tubs for 48 hours.
  • Keep the paws off, do not touch or rub the area until it is healed which takes 1-2 days after your wax.
  • Manual exfoliation begins 2 days after your wax on all areas. Strawberry Rubarb Dermafoliant is my recommendation with the apricot body oil. This allows a better waxing experience.
  • Repair for post-treatment relief. I recommend our Rosehip & Lemongrass soothing hydrator
  • If you have been shaving the area, I need you to let it grow for NOT LESS than three full weeks from the last shave