Q: What is the difference between hard wax and soft wax?
A: Hard wax is spread thickly onto the skin and allowed to dry slightly before it is gently peeled away. This method is far less painful than most and pulls hair directly from the roots. The benefits include fewer in-grown hairs, less breakage and therefore longer re-growth periods. This wax also promotes skin hydration and is highly recommended for sensitive areas. Soft wax is recommended for thicker/less sensitive skin, for example - legs, arms, back, chest, and shoulders. A thin layer of wax is applied to the skin and is then removed using a paper strip.
Q: How long should my hair be for waxing?
A: Our hard and soft wax can remove hair as short as quarter of an inch or the grain of a piece of rice. However this generally applies to hair that has had regular waxing. If this is the first time wax or wax in between shaving then we suggest a bit more of hair growth. Clients that have not waxed/shaved for a long period of time need not worry as our estheticians will trim the hair to a suitable length for waxing.
Q: What bikini waxes do you offer?
A: Basic bikini means the hair removed from the top and sides of bikini area.
Extended Bikini same as basic bikini however the top can be taken slightly higher with some hair removed underneath following the line of a g-string.
Brazilian removes all of the hair from underneath and has the option of leaving only a strip, thumb print or small triangle of hair in front (hair is also removed from the area between the buttocks).
Q: Can I still have a bikini wax when I am on my period?
A: Absolutely! You will need to wear a freshly changed tampon before going into your treatment. (you may use our restroom beforehand to freshen up)
Q: I'm pregnant but I want a bikini wax. What do you recommend?
A: Waxing during pregnancy is very popular especially now that people know that our flavored wax is less painful. Our estheticians are trained to ensure that all parts of the body are waxed comfortably and safely. The Brazilian wax is a very popular treatment one week before the due date.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Every person has different pain thresholds and experience waxing differently, however with regular waxing most find it becomes easier as the hairs become thinner, lighter and sparser after a few treatments. Our unique flavors of wax and expertly trained/experienced estheticians make waxing as pain-free as possible. If you have a particularly low pain threshold a couple of Ibuprofen half an hour before the treatment time tends to reduce pain. Or having a complimentary cocktail!
Q: How long will the waxed area be hair free?
A: You may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so. It can take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results. To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks.
Q: What after-care do I need to follow?
A: Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 hours. This means:
No hot baths or showers (warm water only).
No saunas, hot tubs or steam treatments.
No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans).
No sport, gym work or other exercise.
Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.
Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your esthetician for 24 hours.
Please note: some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over 24-48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.