Waxing 101 – The WAXON Way

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Whether your’re a first time waxer or a seasoned pro you probably have questions when it comes to waxing. We happen to know a thing or two about it so we’ve answered some of the most common questions and added a few little tips to get the most out of your next wax!

Got questions? We got answers!

I’m nervous to get a Brazilian/Manzilian wax does it hurt?

Everyone’s pain tolerance is different but what makes Waxon waxes the BEST is they are considered virtually painless, as the wax adheres only to the hair and not the skin.

What can I expect during a Brazilian/Manzilian wax?

Your Waxologist will bring you into the wax room and have you undress while they prepare for your service. A wipe will be provided for you to freshen up before your wax, or you are welcome to use our restrooms prior to your service.

Your Waxologist will then follow our 5 step process REFRESH • RELAX • WAX • RELIEVE • RENEW. We do our best to have you smooth and hair free within 20 minutes.

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I have a mole can I still get waxed?

We avoid waxing over raised moles. We trim any hair coming from the area and wax around it, unless requested otherwise by you.

 I have varicose veins can I still get waxed?

We recommend not waxing over prominent varicose veins because you risk exposing the vein, which can cause bleeding if it is close to the skin’s surface. We will only wax over varicose veins if you request and understand the risks.

I have my period can I still get waxed?

Yes, you can! We just want you to be aware that your skin is more sensitive when you are menstruating and your pain tolerance is lower. Just make sure you wear a tampon, tuck the string in and make your Waxologist aware.

I have sensitive skin can I still get waxed?

Yes, you can! Our waxes are designed for even the most sensitive skins, adhering only to the hair and not the skin. If you are unsure, come in and try a test strip to be sure our waxes are suitable for your skin.

I have a baby on the way can I still get waxed?

Yes you can! Just let us know you are expecting when booking your appointment so we can allow extra time because your pain tolerance is lower.

I have diabetes can I still get waxed?

Yes, you can, but please put make us aware and know the risks involved.

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Why choose waxing over other hair removal services?

  • Results last longer than shaving
  • Less chance of getting ingrown hairs or rashes
  • Lower cost than laser hair removal
  • It is suitable for almost all skin and hair types; whereas with laser the color of your hair matters for the effectiveness as well as the type of laser they use
  • Waxing has less of a chance of permanently burning the skin like laser hair removal can
  • Although sugaring is all natural, it doesn’t remove all of the fine, vellus hairs like waxing can so you are often left with a less than flawless result

Chemical depilatories such as Veet and Nair do not remove the hair from the root causing faster regrowth. They also can cause the skin to become irritated and sensitive.

Does waxing remove hair permanently?

No, it is a semi-permanent form of hair removal. No form of hair removal is permanent. Even with laser hair removal the hair has the potential to grow back. However, one of the greatest benefits of waxing regularly is that the hair starts to grow back thinner and at a slower rate!

Why can’t I wax and do laser hair removal?

Waxing will lessen the effectiveness of laser hair removal because the laser needs to target the root of the hair, and waxing removes the hair from the root.

Can I wax if I have done laser hair removal before?

We will welcome you back into the world of waxing with open arms! However, you must wait at least 2 – 3 weeks after your last laser hair removal session because the skin can still be quite sensitive from the laser treatment.

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 How long does my hair have to be to be waxed?

We typically recommend every 3 to 4 weeks, but hair growth varies from person to person. Depending on how fast your hair grows will determine when you will be ready for your next waxing session. Giving your hair time to grow gives the hairs the chance to break through the skin from exfoliation, be the same length and on the same growth schedule. The result is a clean, smooth finish after your next waxing session.

How do I exfoliate?

Wet the desired area then using a sponge, loofah, scrub, brush or glove, rub in the opposite direction of hair growth. This ensures you do not confuse the hair but instead slough off dead skin cells and allow for the hair to grow in free of confusion, decreasing the chance of ingrown hairs!

How long do I have to wait to exfoliate after waxing?

We recommend you wait 24 hours before exfoliating because your pores have been opened when the hair was removed and your skin could still be sensitive.

What is an ingrown hair?

An ingrown hair is where the hair spirals, curls or grows different directions under the skin. It normally appears as a red or white bump or sometimes just appears under the skin but sideways. Shaving is typically the leading cause of ingrown hairs as it cuts the hair at the surface of the skin but does not remove the root.

Other causes of ingrowns hairs are:

  • When clothing rubs against the skin after a hair removal service
  • Clothing is too tight and rubbing against the skin on a normal basis

Irritation from a product.

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When I wax I get red bumps, is this normal?

You aren’t the only one in this boat… red bumps post-waxing is totally normal.

When the hair is removed, it is being removed by the root and often times, the follicle can be so deep that it causes an initial shock, resulting in a red bump. The bumps shouldn’t last more than 24 – 48 hours. If you find the bump is more than an initial irritation and continues, appearing more like a rash, contact us.

When NOT to wax

We do not recommend waxing IF…

  • You have a sunburn
  • You have been or plan on being in the sun or tanning bed within 24 hours
  • If you’ve recently had treatments such as: chemical peel, Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion or cosmetic injections
  • You are currently taking acne medication such as:
    • Accutane (affects all body waxing), Retin-A (affects areas the cream is used on) or any other prescribed acne medication.
    • GOOD NEWS… after 6 months of completing your acne medication, your skin will be less sensitive and less prone to scarring and you will be able to wax again!

Consult your Doctor or Dermatologist about any other concerns.

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