- Why do people wax?
- What areas of the body can be waxed?
- Will the hair grow back thicker?
- Is the process painful?
- Do you recycle your wax?
- How is waxing more effective than other hair removal methods?
- How long do the results last?
- How to Prepare for Your Brazilian Bikini Wax
- Are there any steps I need to take ahead of my appointment?
- What else can I expect after the appointment?
- How does the process unfold?
- Who should avoid waxing?
- What other services do you provide?
- Do you offer different packages for men and women?
- Do you offer Gift Certificates and Products?
Why do people wax?
The reasons are truly personal. An interest in enhancing intimate pleasure, being more hygienic, an improved appearance and feel, sports benefits for athletes, etc. People find that beautifully smooth skin is easier to maintain and more comfortable than shaving every day, not to mention worrying about that unattractive razor stubble.
What areas of the body can be waxed?
The wax can be used on almost any part of the body as needed. Most frequently waxed areas for women are legs, underarms, bikini (Brazilian or Playboy bikini), eyebrows and face (facial waxing). For men: chest, legs, arms, underarms and back. The exceptions for waxing are the beards and inside the ears.
Will the hair grow back thicker?
Absolutely not. It might seem so because you will be accustomed to a hairless zone and new hair will be intolerable. Usually, regrowth will be finer, thinner and slower. Eventually, hair growth may stop altogether.
Is the process painful?
This is one of the more prevalent questions, and the truth is that it really depends on the waxologist and the quality of the wax. An unskilled waxologist using a lower quality wax could lead to a painful experience, but our highly-skilled professionals use only state-of-the art natural wax.
Do you recycle your wax?
Never. Never. Never. A very good question that you should ask any waxing salon you may frequent or better yet check if there are two separate trashcans in the wax room; one for the wax and the other one for table paper, disposable spatulas, gloves, etc. Hard wax is the only kind of wax that certain salons re-use. Hard wax is usually yellow or green in color and does not require the use of strips. Because hard wax must be applied in a thick layer, certain salons re-use it to save money. They melt the wax, strain out the hair, let the wax harden again and then melt it for re-use.Wax Spa views this process as un-hygienic and a possible public health hazard.
How is waxing more effective than other hair removal methods?
Waxing is far more effective than typical hair removal methods including shaving, creams and laser procedures. The benefits over shaving are fairly obvious: no more propping up appendages in uncomfortable positions, unsightly marks and the results last for weeks! Creams only remove hair at the surface and not the root, leading to visibility after only a few days. Laser procedures are quite costly, and you can expect to spend anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars!
How long do the results last?
The typical result lasts anywhere from two to four weeks. However, an additional benefit of repeat waxing is that it actually stunts hair growth! Continual waxing damages the hair follicle, thereby curtailing hair growth over time.
How to Prepare for Your Brazilian Bikini Wax
Shorter hair makes it difficult for the wax to grab, so the hair needs to be 1/8 to 1/4 inch in length (about 10 to 14 days of growth). Please note this especially applies to first-time clients who have been shaving. The worst possible thing you could do to your bikini is to wax too soon after shaving. Stubble is awful to take up if it is too short, and this is why we ask for the appropriate amount of time for regrowth.
Are there any steps I need to take ahead of my appointment?
There are a few things you can do before your appointment to help lessen the discomfort. One is to avoid caffeine. Caffeine is a skin stimulant. It gets your nerves up and dancing and ready to feel everything. Some people also find taking Advil or Motrin a half hour before their appointment is quite useful. You should also avoid swimming or prolonged sun exposure the day before your appointment, as these activities can heighten skin sensitivity. Come to your appointment relaxed. Being anxious about the Brazilian Bikini Wax can definitely contribute to it being more painful.
What else can I expect after the appointment?
After a few days, it is a good idea to exfoliate with your favorite loofah mitts on a daily basis (do not exfoliate until at least 24 hours after the appointment). Consider your clothing options as well and try to avoid very tight clothing to your wax appointment, or 24 hours after a bikini wax. You should also avoid excessive sun exposure the day after your appointment, but if you must bask in Miami’s bountiful rays use sun block with high SPF.
How does the process unfold?
Upon arriving, you will be guided into our private waxing area by your waxologist. Depending on the region being waxed, you will be asked to place your body in the best position, enabling our waxologist to reach intimate areas. We want you to be as at ease and comfortable as possible, and if you do not wish to have certain areas waxed just let us know and we will avoid the area.
Who should avoid waxing?
Clients using Acutane, Retin-A or any antibiotics causing increased skin sensitivity. Clients who have just tanned in a bed or in the sun should also avoid waxing.
What other services do you provide?
At Wax Spa, we are about much more than just waxing and provide a range of rejuvenating facial treatments that have one thing in common: complete revitalization!
Do you offer different packages for men and women?
Absolutely! We have a range of services and products specifically catered to both men and women. We know full well that looking your absolute best knows no gender, and we are completely dedicated to helping you achieve your best look!
Do you offer Gift Certificates and Products?
For that hairy friend, you may want to give the gift of a wax in the form of a Wax Spa gift certificate. Good for 6 month from the date of purchase, our gift certificates are available in both dollar denominations and in the form of services. For ideas, please check out our menus for women or men.
PFB Vanish – Goodbye Ingrown Hair
We’re proud to offer PFB Vanish, which helps in reducing redness after a wax and assists in the prevention of ingrown hairs. Apply it to a DRY skin at night before sleep and again in the morning after showering and drying. Do not wash off. Moisturizer or cologne can be applied OVER the product once it dries. Once skin clears, apply PFB Vanish liquid daily to maintain. Adjust usage over time to determine the least usage needed. PFB Vanish retails at $30 and available in Refillable Roll-On.
Some people still think the benefits of waxing are not worth the pain. But now, with PFB Numb-IT, you can ease waxing discomfort by approximately 80 percent! PFB Numb-IT is a topical anesthetic that makes waxing relatively pain-free. Simply apply the lotion to skin 35-45 minutes before waxing. PFB Numb-IT isn’t messy or greasy, and it won’t harm clothing. PFB Numb-IT can be used on all areas of the body including bikini, lip, chin, eyebrows, underarms, arms and legs. PFB Numb-IT is FDA approved and will not interfere with the waxing process. Do not use if allergic to Benzocaine, Lidocaine, Novacaine, etc. PFB Numb-IT retails at $35.