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f.a.q.

Waxing

  1. HOW LONG, OR SHORT, SHOULD MY HAIR BE FOR WAXING?
    The hair should be at least 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch for best results. If you have coarse hair it should be closer to 1/2-inch for the first few waxes. Once the hair becomes finer it can be waxed at a shorter length. If your hair is longer, I recommend shaving the area and booking your waxing appointment for two to three weeks later.
    It may take up to three waxing treatments to achieve smooth skin due to the fact that hair grows in stages and all of your hair is never at the same stage. It is very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again.

  2. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MY WAXING TREATMENT?
    Every four weeks. Regular waxing is essential. The skin will be less sensitive if waxing is done every 4 weeks. Over time, with regular waxing, the hair follicle will have less and less of a grip on the hair to be pulled and the hairs will come out more easily.
    Another reason to wax frequently is that you may even experience less hair growth over time.

  3. IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD DO BEFORE MY WAXING APPOINTMENT?
    Yes.

    • Refrain from taking a shower or bath immediately before the treatment. Soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective.

    • Make sure the hair is the appropriate length for waxing. See How long, or short, should my hair be for waxing?

    • Make sure that the area(s) to be waxed are clean.

    • There are certain medications and products that should not be taken or used if you plan to have a waxing treatment soon. Topical exfoliants used on the area to be waxed such as Retin-A, Renova, and hydroquinone, oral acne medications such as Accutane, blood-thinning medications, and topical/oral cortisone make the skin more sensitive and increase the likelihood of irritation or other complications. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure whether you should be waxed while on or using a medication.

  4. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY FIRST WAXING TREATMENT?
    Hairless skin! Also, everyone's skin reacts differently to waxing treatments, but you can expect to have temporary redness and minor irritation for a day or two. Slight itchiness may be experienced as the hair grows out. Proper post-wax care will alleviate these symptoms quickly. If you’re a bride or attending a special occasion, I recommend receiving waxing services a month before your special day to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, reschedule another wax a few days before.

  5. WILL I GET INGROWN HAIRS?
    It's possible.
    Waxing removes the entire hair, root and all, from the follicle. Your skin naturally hardens and thickens over the area that was waxed so it is important to keep that area gently exfoliated. Use a gentle scrub in that area about 2 days after waxing and continue to exfoliate 1 to 2 times a week thereafter. Remember, I said gentle!
    Also, use a mixture of tea tree and lavender oil. Both are antimicrobial and antibacterial and will prevent irritation.
    Try to wear loose-fitting clothes for a few days after to give your skin a chance to breathe and reduce moisture.
    The bikini, lip and underarms are where we tend to perspire the most. Perspiration and moisture cause bacteria to grow. Once that area has been waxed, the follicle is wide open to this bacteria creeping in.
    Try to avoid heavy exercise that will increase perspiration and chaffing for about 24-48 hours after waxing.

  6. HOW CAN I PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS?
    For the next 24-48 hours avoid on the waxed areas:

    • use of exfoliating products (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products, loofahs, scrubs, etc.)

    • direct sun exposure and tanning beds

    • creams with fragrance or ingredients that may irritate

    • deodorant: it results in irritation and clogging of open follicles

    • wearing tight clothing: results in irritation and inflammation

    • excessive heat, such as that from hot tubs and saunas. Warm showers are okay.

    • exercise, if it may cause chaffing or sweating

    • touching the freshly waxed area: this encourages irritation

  7. After 24-48 hours, regular exfoliation with a shower gel and loofah or exfoliating glove will help keep skin soft and prevent ingrown hairs.
    Apply an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen to any exposed treatment areas. Since waxing exfoliates as well as removing hair, your skin will be more prone to sunburn in the days following your treatment.

  8. HOW DO I BENEFIT FROM WAXING?
    Waxing reduces hair growth when performed at every four weeks. While shaving crops the hair at the skin's surface, waxing pulls it out by the root, so it grows back softerfiner, and thinner. Waxing is great for those who are tired of the hassle of shaving several times per week. The more you wax, the less hair grows back.

  9. CAN I SHAVE BETWEEN WAXING APPOINTMENTS?
    No. Please do not shave between waxing appointments! It disrupts the hair growth cycle resulting in more hair at your next appointment.

  10. WILL WAXING MAKE MY HAIR GROW BACK THICKER/STRONGER/DARKER?
    Absolutely not.
    Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse. When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thick part of the hair, which is why you can feel stubble the next day. A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair, very fine at the tip, so no stubble. The only things known to stimulate hair growth are hormones: natural or artificial.

  11. WHAT'S A BRAZILIAN WAX?
    A Brazilian wax is the removal of all of the pubic hair, front and back, using wax. Some people opt to have a small shape left in the hair. This shape may be a small strip of hair or a triangle. 

  12. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR WHILE I AM GETTING A BIKINI WAX?
    We will provide you with disposable bikini bottoms for your comfort during the bikini wax service.

  13. WHAT ALL IS INCLUDED IN THE FULL FACIAL WAX?
    The Full Facial Wax can include any area that you would like, but typically it includes an eyebrow shaping, upper lip, and chin wax. Some clients like to have their cheeks, nose and sides waxed as well. 

 

MICROBLADING

 

WHAT IS MICROBLADING (Eyebrow Embroidery, Eyebrow Etching, etc.)?

Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo in the brow that is applied by hand (no machine). Safe, plant based pigments are deposited into the very outer layer of skin with very small, individual, feathered strokes that perfectly mimic eyebrow hair. The result is a very natural looking, well shaped, fuller brow that you won’t have to fill in with cosmetics everyday.

 

HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?

The pigment used in this procedure is semi-permanent, so effects of the procedure typically lasts up to 12 months or longer. Because of the unique qualities of each individual’s skin and lifestyles, we are unable to guarantee how long your results will last. You will likely need a touchup within 6-24 months.

 

HOW IS THE MICROBLADING PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

The procedure is done using a hand tool, with a prepackaged, sterile, single use “blade” made up of a grouping of needles that are 3x smaller than the needles that would be used in a tattoo machine. With the appropriate amount of pressure, the skin is scored and the pigment is deposited into the epidermis (outermost layer of skin). Think paper-cuts!

 

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

Your first appointment will take between two and three hours, as plenty of time will be taken to assure that we have created the shape you desire before the procedure is performed.

Your second appointment (4 week touch up) will be between 30-60 minutes.

 

DOES MICROBLADING HURT?

Each individual will have a different experience with the level of discomfort associated with the service. Some say it is relaxing and they only feel the pressure being applied. Others say it feels about as uncomfortable as tweezing. Still there are some who will feel that it is more uncomfortable. Two topical anesthetics are used to ensure your comfort level during the procedure. One is applied 15 minutes prior to beginning the procedure and the second is applied throughout the entire procedure.

 

IS THE PIGMENT USED during the procedure SAFE?

Yes, the pigment used is organic, plant based, and MRI safe.

 

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME LIKE?

When you leave from your appointment your brow area may appear pink, and the pigment itself will seem darker than you may prefer. The day after your appointment few people would notice anything unusual. Throughout the healing process (1-2 weeks) they will slowly fade to a softer, more natural shade, but they will not be unpresentable. Please refrain from having microblading done before going on a beach vacation or a camping trip. 

 

WHY DO I NEED A TOUCH UP 4 WEEKS AFTER MY FIRST SESSION?

The 4 week perfecting session is required to darken any strokes that need to be, and even out any 

small imperfections that can come about as result of the healing process.

 

HOW OFTEN CAN I GET TOUCH UPS?

As often as you would like, as long as 21 days has passed since your last appointment. You most likely won’t want or need a touchup until at least 6 months have passed. An annual touch up is recommended to keep your brows looking optimal.

 

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE SHAPE?

We choose the shape of your new brows together. Whether you are just looking to enhance the fullness of your natural brow, or create a whole new shape, we will take it one step at a time. Your new shape will be applied with a cosmetic pencil first so that you can see how it will look your face. We will not start the procedure until you are happy with what we have created.

 

WILL MY BROWS LOOK FAKE?

No, not with the Brow Building method. Because individual strokes are made to closely mimic natural brow hair, 

most of the time the results are hardly distinguishable.

 

WILL MY BROWS FADE?

Yes, because the pigments used in the service are natural, plant based pigments, they are semi-permanent. But, unlike tattoo ink, they will fade true to color. As your brows fade, they will look soft and natural. And because the pigment is only placed in the outermost layer of skin, the pigment will not bleed outside of the exact place that it was deposited. This means no blurry blue/grey/green/orange brows. Factors such as sun exposure and certain skincare products and services can also speed up the fading process.

 

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY BROWS AFTER THIS PROCEDURE?

Keep in mind that your brows will appear darker for the first couple of weeks than they will once they have healed. Once they have healed, we can fix any minor imperfections during your 4 week touch up appointment. There is a removal process, there is no guarantee, but it does generally give great results.

 

CAN I HAVE THIS PROCEDURE DONE IF I HAVE NO BROW HAIR AT ALL?

Absolutely, this is a great option for those who suffer from Alopecia, Trichotillomania, or have been through Chemotherapy. Microblading can even correct past wax catastrophe, over tweezing, or the normal hair thinning that occurs post menopause.

 

WHO IS NOT SUITED FOR THIS PROCEDURE?

Pregnant or nursing
History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring

Diabetic (require doctor's clearance)

Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)

Viral infections and/or diseases

Epilepsy

Pacemaker or major heart problems

Organ transplant
Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

Botox in the past 2 months

Accutane in the past year

Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.