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WAXING FAQs

Does it hurt?
       Yes.  It hurts more the first time than any other time because you are pulling out 100% of the hair, your nerves
are on edge and don’t know what to expect.  By far the worst part for most people is the anticipation, not the actual
removal.  Follow the tips we give you and you will be fine.  Your second time will be so much EASIER!  
There are products on the market designed to minimize discomfort and we carry them at The Healing Hut.  Be sure to
inquire with your waxologist when booking your first appointment as these products work best when applied up to 30
minutes PRIOR to the service.  

Can I get waxed if I’m pregnant?
       Yes!  You may schedule mothers-to-be up to a week before their actual due date!  Your skin may be slightly more
tender during pregnancy due to hormones, but there is no harm to you or your baby.  Make sure to let your waxologist
know, to ensure she can provide you with the best service.  

What if I’m taking medications or have allergies?  
       You CANNOT be waxed if you are taking any antibiotics.  Please consult with your waxologist.  Taking antibiotics
or topical acne medicines (including Accutane, Differin, Retin A, prednisone or corticosteroids) may make skin more
sensitive and susceptible to some skin lifiting.  Medications that list “sun sensitivity” on the list of symptoms will
preclude you from being waxed.  You should also avoid waxing while using glycol acid, harsh exfoliants or facial peels.  

Do men wax?
       Yes!  Many men wax their chests, backs, noses, ear, as well as Manscape/Manzillion (the male version of the
Brazilian).  

How long do I have to let my hair grow?
       A minimum of at least two weeks or the length of 1/4 inch, the length of a grain of rice.  

Should I shave or trim my hair between visits?
       NO!  The longer the hair the better.  Te longer the hair, the more the wax will adhere, the smoother your skin will
become, and the longer the results will last.  If you have the urge to shave in between visits, book them closer
together!

What is the normal skin reaction to waxing?
       Depending on your skins sensitivity, it may range from no redness at all to very red.  This usually subsides within
a few hours to 24-48 hours for very sensitive skin.  

How long does waxing last?
       Waxing may last 3-4 weeks.  The more you do it, the longer it will last.  We recommend NO SHAVING in that area
between waxes.  Shaving traumatizes the hair follicle and creates redness and ingrowns.  

Is there an age limit for getting waxed?
       There is no one too old for waxing! As for the age to start waxing, that is up to you - or you parents if you are
under the age of 18.  Guests under 17 should bring their parent or guardian in for their first time in.  

Will my hair grow back darker or thicker or heavier?
       No it will not!  Waxing removes hair by the root, often weakening the root in process.  This causes the hair to grow
back thinner, sparser, finer, less coarse, and makes it easier to remove with repeated regular waxing.  It will also hurt
less, the more you get waxed!

What if I get a sunburn before my next visit?
       Wait for your sunburn to heal before waxing, to avoid lifting of the skin during the waxing process.  The same
applies to rashes and other skin irritations.

What if I don’t know how my eyebrows should be shaped?
       Our waxologists will help you discover the perfect brow shape for YOU and your facial features!

How long does a Brazilian take?
       Generally about 15 minutes on average, and 30 minutes tops!

How close together should I schedule my visits?  How often should I have waxing done?
       Some people get waxed every three weeks, while some lucky people can make it six!  If you are unsure, try 4
weeks apart to begin with and go from there.  

Can I workout after getting a wax?
       Perspiration can irritate you skin, so it may be best to avoid the gym post-wax for 24-48 hours.  

What is the best way to handle ingrown hairs?
       Talk to your waxologist who can recommend an exfoliation regimen, and make sure not to touch your freshly
waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation.  

Can I relax in a hot tub or a bath after getting waxed?
       Try to avoid HOT environments for for 48 hours, to avoid irritation.

What should I wear the day of my visit?
       Go for something comfy!

Will waxing my nostrils hurt more than tweezing them?
       Not at all!

Should I take ibuprofen before my visit?
       It may help take the edge off of the pain, so if you would like, take ibuprofen 30 minutes before your appointment
to help out.  

Can I tan before or after my waxing?
       To be on the safe side, it is best to wait 24-48 hours.  

What about spray tans and waxing?
       Do not get a spray tan prior to waxing, as we don’t want to wax that golden glow right off!  

I have a special event coming up and am new to waxing, when should I  schedule my visits?  Are there any special
instructions if I have a special occasion planned and want to get waxed for the first time?
       Plan at LEAST two visits in before the event so you (and your skin) have some time to get used to the process,
and have no adverse reactions the day of the big day!

What is The Healing Hut cancellation policy?

I am on my cycle and Aunt Flo is in town, can I still get waxed?
       Yes!  Just make sure to wear a tampon, and e prepared to be a little more sensitive than usual.  

When can I show off my new bikini wax (intimately)?
       With sensitive skin and open pores, freshly waxed skin in more susceptible to bacteria.  Its important to avoid
intimate contact for at least 48 hours after your wax appointment.  


AFTER YOUR FIRST WAX

Your first wax will remove the majority of hair that has grown above the skin.  Because hairs got in three different
cycles, your subsequent waxes will remove the hairs that were still growing below the skins surface but have now
sprouted above the skin.  After three to four waxes, all of your hairs should be growing in the same cycle, resulting in
longer lasting smooth skin.  

BIKINI WAX AFTER CARE TIPS

Each appointment gets easier and easier with time.  Make sure not to shave, otherwise the next wax will feel the same
as the first one you had.  No more razors!

5 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF BIKINI WAXING AND HOW TO TREAT THEM

REDNESS AFTER WAXING
This will disappear over time.  Depending on your skin sensitivity and/or how your skin handles wax, you can be red
from a few minutes to a few days.  
INGROWN HAIRS AFTER WAXING
At The Healing Hut, we offer a couple of different post waxing ingrown hair serums.  Speak to you waxologist at the
time of your appointment to see which one will be her right after care home product for you.  
STUBBLE AFTER WAXING
Remember that our hairs grow in different cycles, and it is possible that the hairs just below the skins surface sprouted
after your wax service.  Through consecutive waxing, your hair removal will become smoother with appointment.  
BUMPS AFTER WAXING
Bumps can occur as a result of post wax irritation and will go away within a few hours to a few days, depending on your
skin and it’s sensitivity.  
ITCHING AFTER WAXING
As tempting as it is, try to not scratch those freshly waxed areas, to avoid causing further irritation.