WHY SHOULD I WAX VS. SHAVING, ELECTROLYSIS, OR LASER?
If waxing is done consistently, hair grows back slower, finer, and sparser. Shaving cuts the hair off at the skin and the quantity and thickness of the hair stays the same. Shaving can also increase skin sensitivity and create a higher probability for ingrown hairs. Electrolysis and Laser hair removal doesn’t work for everyone and can be unpredictable and cost prohibitive.
WHAT KIND OF WAX DO YOU USE?
We use 2 different types of wax. For the face and more sensitive areas of the body, we use a hard wax that shrink wraps and hardens around the hair and lifts from the skin creating a less painful removal. We use a more traditional soft wax for larger body areas such as legs, arms, chest, and back and it is removed by using a cloth strip.
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT MY WAXING TO LAST?
If you’ve allowed your hair to grow out to the proper length prior to waxing, you can expect to be hair-free for a minimum of 1-2 weeks following your appointment
.WILL MY HAIR GROW BACK THICKER OR DARKER?
No, waxing actually has the opposite effect. Hair that is removed at the roots grows in finer and softer over time
CAN I BE WAXED IF I’M TAKING RETIN A, RENOVA, OR ACCUTANE?
These medications increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates so waxing could potentially remove skin as well as hair. Please let your Cerologist™ technician know immediately if you are on any medications. Also be aware that chemical peels, laser, and micro-dermabrasion can also affect skin integrity.
OTHER MEDICATIONS TO BE AWARE OF?
There are many medications that affect skin and skin integrity (glycolic acid, lactic acid, benzyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, vitamin A, prescribed exfoliating scrubs, antibiotics, hormonal medications, radiation and/or chemotherapy drugs). Please consult with your physician in regards to any medications and how it may affect your waxing experience. Some brand names to be aware of: Adapalene, Avita, Tazorac Avage, Proactiv(e), Differin, Strivectin
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIKINI, MODIFIED BIKINI, & BRAZILIAN?
Bikini – hair will be removed that extends outside of the panty line or crease of thigh.
Modified Bikini – a thin strip of hair will be left down the middle of the bikini area.
Brazilian Bikini – all hair removed including backside (some prefer leaving a small patch in front).
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELATION & NO SHOW POLICY?
We understand life may occasionally get in the way of your wax appointment.
If you do not show up for an appointment and did not call 24 hours in advance to reschedule or cancel, Kissed Studio reserves the right to charge up to the full price of the scheduled service price (plus tax if applicable).
CAN I GET WAXED IF I’M ON MY PERIOD?
Yes. However, if you are concerned the increased hormone activity will make you more sensitive; avoid waxing 3 days before and the first 3 days of your cycle.
CAN I GET WAXED IF I’M PREGNANT?
Absolutely. We are used to making our pregnant clients feel as comfortable as possible during their waxing experience.
HOW DO I PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS?
Ingrown hairs are thin hairs that cannot push through the skin resulting in inflammation. The best way to prevent is to gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week. We have a variety of products available including body scrubs, bath poufs, and Tend Skin to help minimize this condition.