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Waxing Benefits

The scoop on waxing, the good and bad and everything in between!

Is waxing as scary as the horror stories say? Well I think that depends on who you ask, who you see for the service and potentially what you're having waxed.

I once had a client call and say "I know your website says you do Brazilian waxing, but do you do it frequently?" It's a great question to ask and I completely understand why she asked it.

I wish I could call all of the clients I had when I first started in the industry and say "I'm sorry and I promise I know what I'm doing now!" Waxing is a skill that in esthetic school they really only brush upon. They are not allowed (at least in the state of CT) to even show you how to do a Brazilian wax for liability purposes. So, you can imagine how intimidating it can be as a newbie providing a wax service and newbie getting waxed. The place I was working at the time, handed me a step by step piece of paper and threw me in the room with a new client, I had to basically wax my way out of the situation. And let me just say; it was pretty sticky.

Now, I have 13 years of experience under my belt- I have learned from ALL of my mistakes and I have truly mastered the skill.

So, is it as scary as the horror stories you've heard? I would say it's just about as scary as any other service, IF you were seeing someone inexperienced. But here are some pointers to help you along if you're new to this.

Frequently asked questions:

1.) How long does my hair have to be to be waxed?
The length is a huge factor in pain level. If its too short, it won't be long enough to remove it all properly, which can be more painful. If your hair is too long it also can be harder for the wax specialist to properly see the direction of hair growth and can be more painful as well as challenging. A specialist once told me that the perfect length should be about the size of a grain of rice. I have to laugh at this analogy because there are SO many different kinds of rice! So more specifically, the wild rice or 1/4 inch of hair growth.

2.) How do I avoid ingrown hairs or bumps?
Waxing is great for anyone that gets ingrown hair from shaving. It pulls the hair directly from the hair follicle, helping it to last longer than shaving. Many people experience razor burn, ingrown hairs, etc. and it can be super uncomfortable. The best advice I can give are these tips; exfoliating before and in between wax services with a loofah or body scrub, using an aftercare ointment like Finipil, avoiding exercise for 24 hours after you are waxed, and avoiding tight clothing for a few hours after your waxing service. We also provide a new service called a Vajacial that can help!

3.) What is a vajacial?
More or less, its a facial for down there. A vajacial treats ingrown hairs, removes dead skin cells, smooths bumps around bikini line, prevents acne, helps with hyperpigmentation, all to maintain healthy and hydrated skin in the vaginal area. When should you get a vajacial? Vajacials are usually follow up treatments to help deal with side effects of hair removal on the vagina. It is recommended to get a vajacial up to 7 days post shaving or receiving a wax. It can also be done the same day as a Brazilian wax.

3.) How often are waxes recommended?
Most people get waxing treatments done every 4-6 weeks! Its less painful and helps keep your brow shape in check!

3.) What are the benefits to waxing?
  • Finer regrowth

  • Waxing can be better for sensitive skin

  • Less regrowth

  • Waxing is like exfoliation

  • Waxing banishes shaving rash

  • Fewer ingrown hairs

  • Waxing says goodbye to itching

  • Waxing means no more shaving cuts

  • It's an opportunity for pampering and you time

4.) What areas can you wax?
Well, just about anywhere!

5) What things I can do to help with the pain?
Apply a numbing cream to the treatment area 30 minutes before you're about to have a wax. You can also take an over-the-counter pain reliever like Advil about 45 minutes prior to you appointment.

5) I'm embarrassed and nervous to get waxing done, is this normal?
Absolutely! It is totally normal to feel this way before any wax, especially your first time. But trust me, we do SO much. It is our job to make you feel completely comfortable. We help lead mindless conversations to keep you distracted and it'll be over before you even know it! Please, don't let it be the reason you're not coming in!!

Waxing is one of my absolute favorite services to offer because its quick, relatively easy and painless if you follow all of this advice. Please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have! We hope to see more of you in here for these types of services in the future!


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