Waxing Hints & Tips

Waxing Hints & TipsHere are a few simple guidelines that will make your waxing experience a smooth and relaxing.

Does it hurt?
There is a little discomfort however the results are well worth it. Clients quickly get used to the sensation. Routine waxing helps to reduce the pain, and will minimize irritation. If you are planning a bikini, betweenie or Brazilian waxing treatment, avoid scheduling the appointment near your menstrual cycle. While it is still possible to wax during your cycle, your skin will be more tender and the treatment will be more painful at that time.

Plumb Numb
This fast-acting FDA compliant anesthetic gel contains the highest level of lidocaine allowed by the FDA for an over the counter product. For temporary pain relief, use it 30 minutes before your next waxing. It’s non-oily, contains a proprietary blend of soothing botanical extracts, and features a fresh menthol scent. Safe to use on any part of the body and won’t stain clothing.

What should I do to prepare for my visit?
You should arrive “freshened up” or if there isn’t time, we provide moistened “towelettes” for your convenience. For an underarm wax, it may be necessary to avoid antiperspirant or deodorant to help the wax adhere more easily, but keeps yourself fresh just before your appointment.

How long should I wait to get waxed after I’ve shaved?
You need some growth for the wax to adhere to the hair. Hair should be at least 1/4″ (about 2 ½ to 4 week’s growth) for the most effective waxing. Everyone’s hair growth rate is slightly different.

How long will it last?
The results will last anywhere from ten days to three weeks. We recommend booking appointments every 4 to 6 weeks. The hair eventually gets softer and thinner every time it grows back.

Longer Lasting Results
Whish Hair Inhibiting Gel is a lovely and quick absorbent moisturizer that exceptionally versatile to boot. Not only can it be used to soothe your skin after a day in the sun, or replenish it after shaving, waxing or laser, it also slows hair growth. All this and it’s made with natural ingredients. Active Ingredients: Inhibits with larrea divaricata (chapparel) extract. Moisturizes with organic aloe, organic shea butter panthrnol. Renews with hyaluronic acid and retinol palmitate.

What can I expect afterwards?
Let your skin heal. After you get your wax, it is likely that your skin may be slightly irritated and possibly red. If this happens it will usually clear within hours to a few days dependent on area & skin sensitivity.

What can I do About Ingrown Hair?
Whish Flawless cleans out the pore, prevents ingrown hairs moisturizes, soothes and regenerates. Perfect for men and women, Whish Flawless can be used on face and neck, bikini area, underarm, brow, lip and chest or wherever blemishes from shaving, waxing, or laser occur. We also recommend using Whish Sugar Scrub approx. 24 hours after waxing or after any sensitivity has resolved. This is a great routine to do every day to get rid of the dead skin cells and help “lift” the hairs growing out. It will also help to speed up the hair removal process.

What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?
Although we cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs.

  • Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and please wear sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
  • Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing.
  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
  • Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc.) and loofas for at least 24 hours after waxing as they might further irritate your skin.
  • Avoid tight clothing in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
  • Regular exfoliation may be helpful to remove dead skin so your hairs can get out above the surface of the pores and not become ingrown.
  • Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.
  • Some people will experience a rash after waxing. It is not a break out and will last under a week. If this happens, apply Polysporin (NOT Neosporin) at least once a day for 3 days.
  • An annoying consequence of shaving and waxing — occur when a hair curls into the skin and grows in the wrong direction, resulting in a red, irritated bump that can become infected. To help avoid ingrown hairs, we recommend using Whish Sugar Scrub 24 hours after waxing. It helps keep the skin healthy allowing the hair to “pop out” more easily.

Ask Questions
If you have questions about the procedure, don’t be afraid to ask. Your spa professional will be more than happy to explain what to expect, how the different steps of the process will work, and how it will feel.

What am I Getting Waxed?

  • Eyebrow – Includes trimming of brow, waxing under and upper brow
  • Cheeks – Sideburn area
  • Lip – Upper lip and down to include corners of the mouth
  • Chin – Under lip, to include comers of mouth and under chin as needed
  • Full Face – Includes sideburns, lip, chin, and eyebrows
  • Underarm – All underarm area
  • Full Arm – Entire arm to include shoulders on men or as needed
  • Half Arm – Shoulders to elbow or hands to elbow to include fingers as needed
  • Shoulders – the area from the upper trap (top ridge of the shoulder) to the bottom of the deltoids (muscle that comes to a point on the outer arm.)
  • Full Leg – From hip to toe including toes
  • Half Leg – From him to knee or Knee to toes
  • Full Leg Plus Bikini – Full leg and bikini
  • Full Back – Entire back area, to include shoulders
  • Half Back – Either upper or lower half of the back, to include shoulders on upper
  • Bikini – Two fingers with out of the inguinal crease (panty line) and one finger within a triangular or squared pattern from the top of the hair line to the curve of the but cheek. To include one strip on the top to straighten top line and the “happy trail” as per client request.
  • Betweenie – Extended bikini. To come in further to create a smaller patch of hair on the top in a square or triangular patter as per client request. Also to include outer labia. No back or inner labia.
  • Brazilian – Clean from belly button to bottom. (leaving a small square or strip by client preference is still a Brazilian.)
  • Brazilian clean up – Full Brazilian if the client returns within 4 to 6 weeks.

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