Questions?

Whether you’re a total pro or a first-timer, it’s totally normal to have questions about waxing or even feel a bit nervous about your upcoming appointment (don’t worry, I won’t tell!). 

Below are the top FAQs I’ve received over the years from clients. 

If you think of one that isn’t on this list, I’m here to help – send me a quick message or come hang out with me on Instagram where I talk all things waxing-related.

I got you, girl!

general faq’s

How long will it take for my hair to grow back?

Though it’s different for everyone, you’ll typically see new hair growth anywhere between 5-10 days after your wax.  

Is waxing painful?

In a word? Yes – waxing removes the hairs directly from the follicle, so it can be uncomfy. 

However, the sensation will vary depending on the texture/type of your hair, your skin, general pain tolerance, and your mindset (I know it sounds ‘woo,’ but positivity, breathing techniques, and other mindfulness practices totally help you stay calm and experience less pain during your wax). 

How often should I get waxed?

Body hair is usually long enough to wax at 4 weeks of hair growth
Facial hair is usually long enough to wax at 2-4 weeks of hair growth 

Will my hair thin out over time?

YES! With consistent waxing, the hair will grow thinner and more sparse, which also helps decrease discomfort over time (in my opinion, it’s one of the greatest benefits of waxing!). 

Is waxing sanitary?

Absolutely! There is NEVER any double dipping here (that should be considered a cardinal sin in the waxing world). I also thoroughly clean & sanitize the bed, counters, coat rack, door knob, and everything in between after each and every client.

Can I get a Brazilian wax during my period or during pregnancy?

Totally! 

While on your period, you’ll need to wear a tampon or cup for me to perform the service. If you’re not comfortable with getting a wax during this time, however, you’re always welcome to reschedule (at least 24 hours in advance, pretty please!) if you’d rather wait.

During pregnancy, I will say that some women report heightened sensitivity to Brazilians in particular, but it is still completely tolerable (and totally safe for both mom and baby!).

Important Information for First-Time Clients: 

First-Time Wax FAQs

Is there anything I should do to prepare for my wax appointment?

Sheesh, we love a prepared gal! Here are a few steps you can take to prep for your upcoming wax.

  • I highly recommend exfoliating your skin (remember to be gentle!) at least 24 hours before your appointment. Exfoliation with a washcloth or scrub helps remove any dead skin so I can get every little hair.
  • Take a warm shower about 1 hour before your wax to soften the hairs. However, if your appointment is during the day, a baby wipe will do just fine (especially for a Brazilian!). 
  • Be sure to drink plenty of water before your wax – dehydration isn’t a good look on anyone, but it can also make your skin and hair brittle, causing more discomfort. 
  • If you’re a bit nervous about the pain, pop an Advil 30 minutes before your appointment (as long as your doc says it’s okay!). 
  • Getting yourself in the right mindset with even breathing and positive mantras will definitely ease your nerves and the pain. We’ll get through this together!

How long should my hair be to have it waxed?

Oooh, good question – hair length definitely matters when it comes to your waxing schedule.

To ensure the hair is long enough to be removed fully from the root, allow for at least 3-4 weeks of hair growth before a Brazilian or a wax on the following areas:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Butt
  • Stomach
  • Inner Thighs
  • Chest 
  • Back

These areas are a bit easier to wax, but should have at least 2 weeks of hair growth before your next appointment:

  • Underarms
  • Lip
  • Brows
  • Chin
  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Sideburns
  • Cheeks
  • Hairline

Is there anything I should avoid before my wax?

YES. In addition to the obvious ones like trimming or shaving your hair (leave that to the pro, my friend), I recommend avoiding the following in the 24 hours before your wax to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable results:

  • Caffeine
  • Spray tan
  • Sun exposure / Sunburn
  • Harsh exfoliation 
  • (ex: peels, bleaching, rough scrubbing)
  • Numbing creams

While we’re on the topic, is there anything I should avoid after my wax? 

Waxing will leave your skin feeling a bit sensitive (don’t worry, it doesn’t last long!). However, avoiding the following for at least 24 hours after your wax will help you prevent any uncomfortable irritation:
 
  • Sun exposure/sunburn
  • Spray tans
  • Sweating (from exercise)
  • Excessive touching or intimacy (wink)
  • Exfoliation 
  • Hot shower
  • Swimming in a pool, lake, or at a beach
  • Tight clothing (in case you needed another excuse to rock your fave sweatpants)

How long will my results last?

You’ll typically see new hair growth anywhere from 5-10 days after your wax. The beauty of consistent waxing (every 4-6 weeks) is that you can expect thinner, softer, and ultimately less hair over time. Beat that, razors!

What kind of pain can I expect from my first wax appointment?

To be honest, this totally varies based on a number of factors. But, because I love ya, I have a quick chart you can check out that includes several variables and how they contribute to pain levels. 

Rest assured that I do my best to reduce your pain as much as possible with both my professional waxing techniques and my mindfulness practices that help you focus on your breathing. 
  • Fine hair
  • 4-week growth
  • Non-reactive skin
  • High pain tolerance
  • Healthy skin
  • Positive mindset

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  • Coarse hair
  • Overgrown hair
  • Reactive skin
  • Low pain tolerance
  • Poor skin health 
  • Negative mindset

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10

Are there ways to reduce pain with waxing?

Absolutely! Here are my pro tips for minimizing pain during your wax:

  • Wax at least 4 weeks between waxes for optimal results with less discomfort
  • If your doctor allows it, take an Advil at least 30 minutes before your wax
  • I cannot stress this enough – HYDRATE. 
  • Add a few drops of your fave essential oil to your wrists or hands and take a biiiig inhale through your nose. It’ll help ease your anxiety and take your mind off of your service.
  • Trust me when I say that positivity goes a looong way in reducing stress that may amplify your pain. Let’s keep it happy & light – you’ve got this, girl (and I’m here to help you through it)!

What do you recommend for aftercare routines?

When it comes to waxing, aftercare is everything. To maximize the results of your waxing experience and ensure that you reap the full benefits of your service, be prepared to invest in aftercare products.

To make it super easy on ya, you’ll receive an in-depth skin analysis from me after your wax along with recommendations for your hair & skin to ensure you’re keeping your skin healthy and getting the most out of your service  

I’m pretty nervous about my first wax – can I bring a guest with me to my appointment?

Unfortunately, I ask that you attend your appointment without any guests. This allows for your privacy and gives me the space to create a calm, comfortable environment where you can feel your most relaxed. 

The only exception to this is if the client is a minor (under 18 years of age) or handicapped. In this case, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian/caretaker.


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