Here at True, we believe that your wellness and confidence go hand in hand. Our waxing services are designed to help you look and feel your best, all while ensuring the utmost safety and professionalism. Say goodbye to unwanted hair and hello to smooth, radiant skin by scheduling your waxing appointment at our medical spa today. Your journey to revitalized skin begins here.
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HOW LONG DOES THE HAIR NEED TO BE IN ORDER TO WAX?
In the area where you intend to wax, your hair needs to be at least ¼ inch. That’s about the length of a grain of rice. Generally, it takes about 2 weeks of not shaving (bikini area) for hair to grow to this length. Hair that is shorter is not long enough to get “stuck” in the wax and be pulled out. If there’s any question, we can always try a test strip as some people can be waxed at less than ¼ inch.
DOES IT HURT?
Yes. During a Brazilian wax, the pain is immediate and somewhat intense but subsides pretty quickly. You should not leave the appointment walking weird, being sore or needing to ice down the area or anything crazy like that. Almost every single new client I have ever had has said that their Brazilian didn’t hurt nearly as much as they expected! Everyone’s pain tolerance is different so there’s no solid way to describe or rate the level of pain.
WHAT ARE THE MOST PAINFUL AREAS TO HAVE WAXED?
Brazilian, upper lip, chest (not areolas), the sides of your abdomen, hairline. That being said, your first time trying waxing as your hair removal method in almost any area is not going to be pleasant. I had one client discontinue the service after one strip of hair was removed from her shin as that can be a tender spot. Some people think underarm waxing hurts, some people have very little discomfort. All of this varies from person to person.
WHAT ARE THE LEAST PAINFUL AREAS TO HAVE WAXED?
Underarm, nose, brow, areolas/nipples, glutes. This depends on your usual hair removal method. If you’ve been waxing for a while, legs, arms, even Brazilian waxes are a breeze! If you’ve shaved since your last wax or it’s your first time, it can sting and be more uncomfortable. When you begin to ONLY wax an area, as opposed to jumping back and forth from waxing to shaving, each time you wax becomes less and less painful. Your hair becomes weaker and usually begins to grow less. A fine, weak hair is going to hurt a lot less when you pull it out than a thick, coarse hair with a blunt tip that has been shaved or never disturbed before.
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO MAKE WAXING HURT LESS?
Some clients find that taking an ibuprofen before their treatment helps a little. Also, allowing the hair to grow a little longer than the required ¼ inch can help a little by reducing the amount of times we need to go over the area. Once you’ve begun waxing, the one thing you can do to reduce the pain is to STAY ON SCHEDULE with your appointments.
HOW LONG DOES WAXING LAST?
This is a tricky question to answer as everyone is a little different. In the beginning, you may experience more growth and random hairs popping up in the 1-2 weeks after your appointment than you would after waxing for a few months. Once you have been waxing for 3-6 months, you experience around 2 weeks free of hair with 1-2 weeks of some random hairs beginning to pop up and then proceeding to reach ¼ inch (bikini area). Most people are ready to wax again at about 4 weeks for bikini, 5 for backs, around 3 for legs (lower) andunderarms, 2-5 for facial hair, upper legs 4-6 weeks. These are generalizations/estimates. It depends how long you have been waxing, how many active hair follicles you have, your after care, whether or not you’re shaving in between, the texture of your hair and how fast it grows, etc.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO PREPARE?
Besides making sure the hair is at least ¼ inch, wear a loose garment. You don’t want to leave in anything tight or synthetic. For Brazilian clients, if you know you are sensitive, you can even bring a pair of clean, cotton underwear to put on afterwards. Also try to exfoliate and moisturize the area you intend to wax as soon as you decide to have the service performed. Exfoliation should be performed 2-3 times a week and you should try to moisturize at least every day or two. This will ensure there are no hairs just under the skin (common with shavers) that we won’t be able to remove. Do not use numbing creams! They are hard to wax over and they don’t work. Please review myaftercare instructionsand make sure you do not have any inappropriate activities scheduled for the next 24-48 hours such as gym, tanning, saunas etc.
WHY DOES MY FIRST BRAZILIAN WAX (OR FULLY GROWN-IN OR POST-SHAVING) COST MORE?
Generally, your first time requires a little more wax and more time than a maintenance appointment. Same goes for your first time back after shaving. Shaved hairs are harder to get out which means I need to go over them more times with more wax. I may need to also use thinner strips, which takes longer since the service will hurt more than it would have if you hadn’t shaved or had been on schedule. Also keep in mind that I schedule your first time a little longer so I can spend some time explaining your service and aftercare.
WHY WAX? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WAXING AND SHAVING?
Totally different!! Shaving is essentially just cutting your hair at skin level. Razors cause ingrown hairs, razor burn, discoloration, itchy regrowth, etc. Waxing greatly reduces or eliminates those issues. Waxing also lasts longer! You get a solid 2 weeks of clean, hair-free skin when you get a Brazilian whereas with shaving, you get stubble and need to shave again within the next couple days. There is no stubble, even as the hair grows back, it is finer, softer hair that is not itchy and uncomfortable. Waxing also causes way less hair to grow back. As you wax, you are damaging and sometimes destroying the follicle’s ability to produce hair. Over time, you have less and less hair. That will NEVER happen with shaving. Also consider how much time you’re spending shaving every day or every couple days VS the 15 minutes every few weeks you’ll be waxing.