- First and foremost, your hair should be at least 1/4 inch in length; that should take about two weeks after shaving.
- If possible, take a shower just prior to your appointment. Hot water opens pores and allows hair to come out easy, making it less painful for you.
- Some clients experience a slight irritation after waxing, lasting a few minutes to a day, depending on skin sensitivity. We offer products to reduce or prevent these effects. Check out our Elate Cosmetics product line to help relieve any irritation you experience from your waxing service.
- Take an aspirin or Tylenol 30 to 45 minutes before your appointment to minimize discomfort.
- Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin, or Accutane are advised not to wax, as these medications tend to weaken the skin and tearing may occur when wax is removed.
- Do not wax open sores, new scars, varicose veins, raised moles, or certain mucus membranes. Waxing should not be performed on areas of skin affected by warts, moles, or rashes, or on skin that is irritated, chapped, or suffering from sunburn.
- Ladies: If you wax when you are on your period, not only you are more tender, hormones make your hair more coarse, causing the wax to break the hairs rather than pull them out. Avoid waxing within two days of the beginning or end of your period.
- Don’t apply any products to your skin for several hours before waxing.
- If you bleed, bruise, or have skin that tears easily, waxing may not be the ideal form of hair removal for you. Some physicians do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation, as they are more susceptible to infections. Check with your doctor first if you have a health condition.
- Do not go into a hot tub, pool, or any body of water right after waxing, especially if you received a bikini wax. Heat, chlorine, and salt may irritate, sting, and feel uncomfortable.