1. What if I get my period before my appointment?
Its always best to avoid scheduling your Brazilian waxes (for while) you are menstruating. But we do have fresh wipes, tampons and disposable panties on hand, so if you absolutely need a wax now we can accommodate you. If you prefer to reschedule your appointment we ask for 24 hours notice.
2. Will I be put into any awkward positions?
Not at all. All of our services require you to be laying on either your front or back.
3. I’m a wax virgin what should I expect?
Don’t be shy, there’s a first time for everything! Waxing is our specialty, so it’s not something we haven’t seen before. Your comfort is our priority just tell your waxer that it’s your first time and she’ll walk you through the entire process step by step.
4. ClassicBikini, Itsy Bitsy Bikini, and Brazilian what dose it all mean?
ClassicBikiniremoves hair on the sides (think anything outside a underwear line). Itsy Bitsy Bikini removes hair on the top and sides leaving the labia (think anything outside a thong bikini bottom). Brazilian removes everything – front, back and everything in between! You also have the option of leaving a landing strip which is a little patch on top of the labia.
5. So am I just going to be laying there exposed?
We take your modesty seriously. For the bikini, French and Brazilian waxes we provide fresh towels and only undrape the area we are working on.
6. Do you double dip?
We pride our high level of sanitation here at Allure Beauty Bar. We do not double dip for face, underarm or bikini/Brazilian waxing. Tweezers and snipers are disinfected after every use, and our estheticians wear gloves for each and every bikini/Brazilian service.
7. Waxing Treatments Does it hurt?
The first treatment is often the most uncomfortable. There are two reasons for this:
1) We are removing most of the hair the first time. Also the hair is thicker but with repeat visits, (even the very next visit), the discomfort is greatly diminished.
2) It is shocking to have all your hair pulled out by the root. When you return for this service, there is less hair to remove, thus it hurts less.
8. How long does my hair have to be, really?
It needs to be 1/2 to a 1/4 inch long, or 3-4 weeks of out growth after your last shave.
9. Will it grow back thicker or stronger?
We only wish we could diminish hair growth. Only hormonal changes, either natural or artificial, alter our hair. When going through puberty, our hair changes. We begin to shave and equate the hair change as a result of the shaving. The difference between shaving and waxing is shaving cuts a hair blunt leaving stubble, while waxing pulls the hair out from the root. When the new hair grows it is very fine at the tip, so even with hair growth, it is soft.
10. How long will it last?
Most people get waxed every four weeks with great success. It is important to have three weeks of out-growth before your initial waxing to have maximum hair removal.
11. Are there reactions?
Yes. The upper lip, back and chest are all areas that breakout. Also, if you have sensitive skin (ingrown, irritation) to shaving, you are more likely to have the same reactions from waxing. You must use proper home care and have reagular wax treatments to minimize these reactions.
Waxing is the most uncomfortable of all services. The first treatment takes the most time and is the most successful when done every four weeks. Home care is a must to ensure the best results.You are encouraged to discontinue tweezing, shaving or using any other method of hair removal. Rules for waxing are no sauna, deodorant or tanning for 12 hours. Start your home care the very next day, even if irritation is present. Please stop tweezing or shaving two & half to three weeks prior to your first treatment!
12. Is waxing sanitary? I heard you can get an STD
Wax is antibacterial, simply because there is zero water in the product. For bacteria to grow there must be medium, water. We practice the same smart, clean, universal precautions as the HealthCare world, i.e. gloves, disposable sticks, prepping the skin prior to hair removal etc..
13. Why Wax?
Waxing is a form of hair removal that removes the entire hair from the hair follicle, unlike shaving, hair removal creams or clippers which bluntly cut the hair at the surface. Warm wax is applied to the skin and “shrink” wraps around the hair follicle allowing the hair to be pulled from the root. Because the entire hair is removed, skin is left very smooth & outlasts any other form of hair removal; you won’t believe it until you try it.
14. What should I wear to my waxing appointment?
We suggest wearing loose clothes. The skin is usually sensitive after waxing service. You do not leave in pain but generally the skin can be sensitive.
15. What should I avoid after a waxing service?
Here’s the Cole’s note version: do not get extremely sweaty. Avoid situations like working out, sauna, sun, sex (yes we said it! No sex) etc… roughly for 24 hour.
16. When should I NOT wax?
You should never wax if you are on an acne medication such as acutance or any other skin thinning or blood thinning medications. Waxing while on these medications can cause the skin to lift. Steer clear of waxing any area with varicose veins, sunburn, an STI or contagious skin infection. If you have undergone cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels you may have to wait up to 6 months before it is safe to wax.