How long does your hair have to be for waxing?


¼” which is the size of a grain of rice.




Should I trim before my waxing appointment?


Nope.




Does your hair grow back less and/or thinner from waxing?


Yes-ish...but it doesn’t happen overnight and you have to be very consistent with your waxing. Meaning, your hair growth will likely not slow down if you only get waxed once or twice a year. With that said, this doesn’t happen for everyone, but it will happen for a lot of people if they are diligent.




How often should I get waxed?


We typically recommend every 4-6 weeks. Sort of like a haircut.




Is it ok to get waxed if I’ve been in the sun or tanning bed?


No. If you’ve been in the sun within 5 days of your waxing appointment, then you need to reschedule. Tanning/burning increases the risk of your skin lifting during waxing, and we certainly don't want that to happen.




How far in advance should I stop using retinol before facial waxing?


At least 4 days prior to your appointment.




What are some of the things that I need to avoid after being waxed?


24-48 hours after your appointment avoid: extreme temperatures - hot water, saunas, friction, sweating, tight clothing, and sun exposure/tanning.




I’ve had my eyebrows waxed before and skin came off. Why?


Unfortunately, sometimes this happens. It could be from a number of reasons:

  • Are you using any type of topical exfoliants such as retinol, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), etc.?
  • Have you been in the sun?





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