How to Prepare for Your Brazilian Bikini Wax

please shower before your appointment. We won’t spell it out…  you catch our drift. (in a pinch, wet wipes are a lifesaver!)

hair must be a quarter of an inch (about 10-14 days of growth) to adhere correctly to the wax.

resist the urge to shave between sessions.  Shaving chafes the skin and creates sharper, coarser hair!

gently exfoliate the night before or take a warm bath to prep the skin before your wax.  Having a warm bath or shower before your wax can soften your skin allowing for easier hair removal.  We also recommend exfoliation the night before as this removes dead skin build up around and in the follicle again aiding in easier and more thorough removal.  We suggest gently dry brushing OR using a gentle exfoliating scrub or acne cleanser.

chill. Come to your appointment as relaxed as you can. Like a lot of things in life, the anticipation is often worse than the actual event.  Don’t listen to friends who tell you their waxing horror stories. They don’t come to us!  Youtube videos and movie scenes with screaming ninnies will only get your knickers in a deeper twist.  This is your experience and we want it to be a good one!!

take a deep breath. We often ask clients to take a few deep breaths and to try to relax their muscles once they get on the waxing table.  Don’t worry—it really doesn’t hurt that much. And trust me, we want you to come back, so we won’t do anything to traumatize you!

know that it gets better.  We get that first timers don’t know what to expect. My advice is to acknowledge that the first one will be the most uncomfortable, especially if you’ve been shaving prior to it. However, it doesn’t have to be the worst thing you’ve ever done. Most of the time, people leave our room pleasantly relieved that the wax wasn’t nearly as bad as they expected.  Every wax after the first one gets easier, especially when your hair starts growing in finer and we weaken that horrid follicle!

medicate if you must. if you’re concerned about the potential for pain, take a couple of advil 20 minutes before your appointment. Some clients feel this takes the edge off.

remember, it will be over before you know it. Being fuzz-free is so worth a couple minutes of discomfort!

After you wax

In the first 24-48 hours you may experience some sensitivity like redness or irritation in the area that was treated. These are normal and usually there is less reaction the longer you wax.

Here are some tips to follow during the first 48 hours after waxing

• Do not use any exfoliating products, especially ones containing acids, since they might further irritate your skin.

• Showers are better than bathes. Use only lukewarm water-not hot.

• No saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools or other heated sources.

• Do not expose treated area to ultra-violet rays indoor or outdoor. For your own protection always wear sunscreen.

• Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours.

To avoid ingrown hairs don’t wear tight clothes for the next couple of days.

• Resist touching freshly waxed skin, especially on the face, as this may encourage irritation and some breakouts.

• Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24-48 hours.

• To avoid ingrown hair exfoliate waxed area (starting after 48 hours since treatment)twice-three times a week to get rid of dead skin layer, so your hair can grow above skin surface.
Also applying ingrown hair solution to help maintain smooth skin.
Avoid for 24 hrs after waxing

• Makeup, if face is waxed

• Deodorant with aluminum.

• Salt Glow or stimulating body or facial treatments.