the beauty place: How to Best Prepare for your Wax
- • Hair needs to be at least ¼ inch for waxing to be effective.
- • Eyelashes, eyelids, soles of feet, and the inside of ears or nose cannot be waxed.
- • For anyone with extremely sensitive skin, waxing for the first time, or trying a new wax, ask for a patch test in advance. Allergic reactions are rare, but can happen.
- • Mildly exfoliate the area to be waxed at least a few hours in advance to clear away dead skin that may adversely affect the wax. Your therapist will clear oils and other minor pollutants during your treatment.
- • Don't rush, and arrive early. The stress, heat and possible sweating affect both sensitivity and results. Plus, you can enjoy a complimentary herbal tea from our selection in our cool reception/waiting area.
- • Wear loose fitting clothing to your appointment, and avoid vigorous exercise/activity for at least a few hours afterwards. The irritation/heat may lead to ingrown hairs or mild rash.
- • If you enjoy sunless tanning, we recommend sunless application a few hours to a day after your wax. The sunless treatment won't affect your wax, but the wax may shorten the life of your bronzed glow.
- • Avoid drinking alcohol prior to your treatment. It may relax you, but the resultant increased blood flow may increase sensitivity and possible reaction.
- • Females, beware of your cycle if waxing private areas. Many women report increased sensitivity as much as a few days before up to and a few days after menstruation.