Hair must be at least 1/4" long, which is about the width of your pinky fingernail, or the size of a grain of rice. That means no shaving for at least 3 weeks.
Please DO NOT shave the day before your waxing appointment. The hair will not be long enough to be grabbed by the wax. You will need to reschedule your appointment and will be charged for the service.
Lightly exfoliate the area to be waxed for a few days prior, and on the day of your waxing appointment.
No sun or tanning beds 48 hours before your waxing appointment. If you are burned, I will not be able to wax you. It will only irritate the area more and cause further problems.
Retinol products and any products containing glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acid should stop being used a week prior to any facial or brow waxing. These products can cause the skin to lift. If in doubt check the ingredient deck in your skin care bottles.
If you are concerned about the pain, you may take one or two Ibuprofen 30 to 45 minutes prior. You can also purchase a tube of numbing cream from me and apply it 45 minutes to an hour before your appointment. Do not consume alcohol or take aspirin before your waxing appointment,
No exercising, swimming, hot tubs, or tanning for 24 hours after your wax. You should also refrain from sexual activity as you don't want any friction or bacteria on the skin.
48 hours after your wax, lightly exfoliate in the shower with a washcloth, loofa or a gentle scrub to help reduce potential ingrown hairs. Continue to lightly exfoliate every other day to keep the dead skin cells at bay so the new hair will be able to come through. Moisturizing the waxed areas is also important as it keeps the skin soft so the new hair can come through easier.
Also wear loose clothing and no lace underwear for the first 48 hours after. If you are prone to ingrown hairs, lace underwear and tight fitting clothing is advised against wearing on a regular basis.
Accutane Patients: Avoid ALL waxing while on Accutane and for a minimum of 12 months after coming off the medication or consult your dermatologist about when to proceed. Serious damage can be done to the skin if you wax while on Accutane or do not wait for the recommended time after.