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WAXING INFORMATION

Hair removal preparation

Get the most out of your hair removal services with the following tips:


Hair length: It is important to come into your hair removal service with at least 1/4 inch of growth, in order to effectively remove your hair. If your hair growth is not sufficient for removal, you will have to be rescheduled.


Comfort: Precautions you can take to reduce discomfort:

avoid caffeine/alcohol the day of your service, as it increases blood flow and sensitivity. Avoid applying makeup to freshly-waxed skin, which can cause infection or irritation. 

Ibuprofen or aspirin before your service can help reduce pain and prevent swelling. (Check with your Dr. if Ibuprofen or Aspirin is recommended for you).


Shaving: However tempting it may be to get rid of the stubble that grows in between appointments, shaving is counterproductive to waxing and. Because hair grows on separate cycles, shaving ensures a more uneven result. Shaving causes the texture of your hair to feel more thick, sharp and coarse, negating some of the major benefits of waxing. Shaving can cause irritation and ingrown hairs. Lastly, shaving will make your next wax appointment more painful.


Exfoliation: For your convenience I sell Anthony Ingrown Treatment at the spa. Use this sort of chemical exfoliant regularly between your treatments, and on the day of to help prevent ingrown hairs, and to keep your skin and hair follicles soft and smooth.


Lotions/oils: Keep your skin free of any lotions/oils on the day of your service. Oils/lotions can act as a lubricant on hair follicles, making it difficult for the wax to adhere properly. After your service, only apply gentle, perfume and chemical free lotion as needed.


Tanning: Tanning (in the sun or in a bed) the day of your appointment leaves your skin extra sensitive, which can lead to more pain and irritation. If the hair removal area will be exposed to sun the following day, make sure to use high spf sunscreen.

Alternatively, getting waxed right after spray tanning will remove your tan anywhere that the wax is applied. Always get your spray tan at least 24 hours after having hair removed.


Exercise: Sweating, chaffing, and high body temperature can cause a freshly waxed area to become irritated, swollen, sensitive, and cause ingrown hairs. Wait at least 24 hours before working out.


Maintenance: Waxing reduces hair growth over time. Book your hair removal appointments on a regular maintenance schedule (every 3-6 weeks) to ensure the smoothest result and most painless service possible.

The Benefits


  • Smooth and even skin. One of the best benefits of waxing is that your skin will feel smooth and even. When waxing, you not only remove unwanted hair—you also wax away any dry and dead skin cells in the process!
  • No cuts or bruises. With waxing, you aren’t at risk to any cuts or nicks that can leave you with scars. This is good news, especially for those who have skin that is susceptible to discoloration due to even the slightest cut.
  • Stubble free skin – Waxing removes unwanted hair completely, from its roots. Shaving, on the other hand, often results in stubbles, leaving your skin feeling rough and abrasive.
  • Irritation and allergies-free. There are minimal chemicals involved in the waxing process, so rarely does waxing cause any skin irritation or allergy.
  • Slow hair re-growth. After waxing, the regrowth of your hair is very slow, often taking 4 to 6 weeks. As well, many say that they have found their hair to be finer, after the regrowth.