Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I wax?Waxing is one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. It is more effective than shaving because it removes hair at the root. Over time, and with repeated waxing, unwanted hair in those areas will grow back lighter and more sparse.
Does it hurt?Everyone's tolerance for pain is different. I believe that waxing is most uncomfortable when it is a new sensation and you do not know what to expect. Any discomfort will subside quickly and will lessen with each visit, as the hair thins and less hair is removed from the area.
It can be uncomfortable but the discomfort is short lived i.e. similar to
removing a plaster, a sting then the discomfort is gone. I can assure you
that you will not leave the salon in any pain.
I use very high quality Berins depilatory waxes that are heated to just above the temperature of the skin. Some clients say that they can hardly feel a thing!! Caffeine, pregnancy and menstruation can cause increased sensitivity. Taking an Ibuprofen 30 minutes prior to your visit has been known to reduce
How long does the hair need to be?The hair needs to be at least
6mm/1/4" long, or approximately 3 weeks worth of growth, any longer than this we
can trim or clipper it, please don't be tempted to shave before your appointment.
How long does it last?
Your first wax will grow back a bit faster than subsequent
waxes. You'll probably start to notice a small amount of re-growth in 10 days or
so (but remember, it won't be like the hair growing back after shaving). I
usually recommend that my clients wax every 4 weeks. By the 3rd wax, you find
that the whole thing is a breeze. The pain will be greatly decreased and the
re-growth will be greatly slowed. By then, you find that at the 4 week mark,
you'll have just enough hair to wax and you'll basically feel hair free all the
Will the hair grow back thicker in those areas?
No! This is one of the great myths about hair removal. Usually, re-growth will be finer, thinner and slower in areas that are waxed on a regular basis.
If waxing was to cease, then hair growth would return to normal ie like
before the first time you were waxed.
Is waxing okay for me?
Waxing is appropriate for almost everyone. However, some medical practitioners do not recommend waxing for people who are diabetic or who have varicose veins in the area to be waxed. Waxing should NEVER be performed on a client who is using Retin-A, Accutane, Renova, Differin or any other acne medications that thin the skin. It is the responsibility of the client to discuss any concerns, conditions or medications that may be contra-indicated for waxing
when you have your initial consultation.
How do I prepare for intimate waxing?
Ideally you could exfoliate and moisturise the area a couple of days prior
to your appointment. On the day of your appointment please shower
before arrival. If coming straight from work, I can provide fresh
wipes for your convenience
With Intimate Waxing.. what if I get aroused?
can happen, but please don't worry, it usually passes quite quickly. I
understand that feeling anxious can cause all kinds of reactions, but this
will not affect the treatment itself. I am a professional therapist and as
long as everything remains professional I will carry on as normal.