Your hair needs to be long enough for waxing to be effective. We won’t service clients without hair ¼ inch long – we don’t want to waste your time or money! A great way to gage if your hair is ready for waxing is making sure it is at least half the length of your pinky nail. Longer is always better, so embrace the extra fuzz before your treatment with us. 2 to 4 weeks is the average time it takes for hair to reach the stage ideal for waxing.
Clients are required to exfoliate the skin area 24 hours prior to your appointment to create an optimal waxing surface.
Refrain from drinking 48 hours before your appointment. Alcohol remains in your bloodstream for up 48 hours, resulting in a higher sensitivity to pain. If you do not care and have high pain tolerance, we understand, and it is up to you!
For our clients who love the year-round summer glow, you must avoid using any tanning beds for at least 24 hours before your session. Also do not use any tanning oils, lotions, creams or exfoliants on the day of your wax – our team loves you with and without freshly sun-kissed skin!
For our clients who are sensitive to pain, we recommend taking an Ibuprofen about half an hour prior to your appointment (only if your doctor approves). Also, avoid any caffeinated drinks as our experts know this will help relax your nervous system and make for a session with less discomfort.
For ladies, we recommend scheduling your session 2 weeks prior or post your menstrual cycle as this will also result in a less sensitive waxing appointment. Waxing is 100% safe during your moon cycle, so if you feel up to it, we will gladly work around it; just be sure to wear a tampon.
We can suggest products that will help take the edge off your wax! Simply mention that you’re interested in a numbing cream upon booking your appointment.
For any facial waxing appointments, stop using acne medication and products 7 days before. If these sensitized areas are waxed it is much more likely to result in scabbing or tearing of the skin. The same goes for anti-wrinkle products. If you have any questions simply contact us and we’ll give you the right advice.
Our experts have provided a list below of products to avoid prior to your waxing appointment.
AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxyl Acids)
BHA’s (Beta Hydroxyl Acids)
Retinol based products
These products need to be stopped at least 7 days before your waxing appointment as they sensitize and dry-out the skin. This can easily result in tearing and scarring of the skin during a session.
To those experiencing a skin flare-up from a sunburn, water retention, anti-biotic prescription or pregnancy should generally avoid booking a waxing appointment – as all of these increase the chance of skin lifting/tearing. If you are experiencing a sensitivity occurrence but still feel confident, then just let us know and we will do our best to work around it.
NOTE: The use of Accutane must be stopped for at least a YEAR prior to a waxing session at The Wax & Sugar Lounge.