WAXING

CONTRAINDICATIONS
HOW LONG DOES HAIR NEED TO BE?
Your hair has to be at least 1/4-inch long, or around the size of a grain of rice, before you wax. This helps ensure that hair is completely removed from the root. If this is your first time waxing, try to grow out hair from your most previous hair removal for around 2 weeks.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
After a client's first waxing, the results can last 3 to 6 weeks depending on the individual's hair re-growth rate. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week.
DON'T WAIT TOO LONG BETWEEN WAXING
We recommend to plan your waxing between every 4 to 6 weeks.
  •        Coming too often/too soon can cause more breakage which can lead to more ingrown hairs.
  •        Waiting too long between waxes allows the follicle to strengthen causing the waxing to be more painful
INGROWN HAIRS; How to prevent
  •        Don't wax to often
  •        Exfoliate your skin a couple of times a week after waxing to help keep dead skin cells away from the hair follicles.
  •        Steer Clear of Tight Fitting Clothes After a Service
  •        Use an ingrown hair solution; containing exfoliating and moisturizing properties in the area after waxing regularly to prevent them from starting.  ex.    Finipil,  Tend Skin, 
  • If you are taking anti-biotics or acne medication.

  • Use of skin peeling, skin thinning preparations.

  • Varicose Veins.

  • Underarms: Mastitis.

  • Skin disorders or diseases, such as bruising or recent haemorrhage, Scar tissue (especially recent).

  • Warts, Moles and skin tabs (area can be avoided).

  • Fractures or Sprains.

  • Bruising.

  • Diabetes - some people with diabetes have skin that is very slow to heal. The skin will be watched closely to make sure it does not over react to treatments.

  • Sensitivity test may be conducted.

  • Sunburn.

  • Use of sunbeds 24 hours prior to waxing.

  • If you are receiving cancer therapy (chemotherapy or radiation).

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

 

  • Menstruation does not prevent you from waxing, however, your skin may be more sensitive. 

  • If you are pregnant, using oral contraceptives or hormone replacement your skin may be more sensitive to waxing, so it's best to have a patch test (like a small area on your arm) and see how your skin reacts for 24 hours before getting an entire eyebrow or leg wax.

  • If you smoke or have Rosacea waxing can irritate dilated capillaries (weak or broken blood vessels) which are commonly found on people with Rosacea and smokers. If the capillaries are very red, stay away from waxing in that area.

  • Stimulants such as caffeine or alcohol in your system can cause skin to be extra sensitive to waxing, meaning you could get more red or inflamed than usual. Give yourself a couple hours after drinking coffee or alcohol before getting waxed.

  • You might be affected if you use powerful exfoliators on your skin. Salicylic acid (found in some toners or skin clarifyers), alpha-hydroxy acid, white willow bark, white willow bark extract and enzymes all strip cells from the skin. It's all too much exfoliation combined with waxing, and could make skin red, bleed or even scab over. So stop using these products in the area getting waxed for at least three days before, and three to four days after waxing. (Depending on the strength of the product and the type of skin you have the safe wax wait time may be much longer before and after. If the alpha-hydroxy is over 8% then you may have to wait months before safely getting waxed.)

* PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INFORM YOU ESTHETICIAN OF ANY CONTRA-INDICATIONS OR PAST ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED WITH WAXING BEFORE YOUR SERVICE.