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.

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