Hair should be a minimum of ¼ inch long if you are a virgin waxer, ½ inch long if shaven and course, and approximately 10 to 14 days post shaving.
Loofah and exfoliate before, but not on the day of waxing, because it is too stimulating.
Use a body scrub – the skin on the face is usually fine, but the body needs a little extra help. A nice, gritty body scrub will help get rid of dead skin cells around the pores and hair follicles making for an easier exit.
Release, but do not remove ingrown hair 4 to 5 days prior to the service, allowing the follicle to heal and normalise.
Do not use oils or creams on area to be treated.
If the skin tends to be dry and scaly, particularly on the legs, lotion can be applied that morning after showering, but not immediately before treatment.
Avoid tanning (sun or booths) for 24 hours before or 24 hours after the service, or until any signs of redness has subsided.
Waxing will remove fake tan.
For those who find waxing painful, if suitable take aspirin or Ibuprofen to dull the nerves about 30 – 45 minutes before the treatment.
Also, apply some heat, take a warm shower or use a warm compress prior to your waxing , which will help open up the skins pores and allow the hair follicles to be removed more easily.
Don’t drink alcohol – while having a couple of glasses of wine before getting waxed sounds like a fabulous idea, stimulants in the system can cause the skin to be extra sensitive to waxing.
Try to relax – some people hold their breath or tense their body whilst getting waxed. It is easier said than done, but breathe deeply – a relaxed person feels less pain.
Bleached hair is prone to breaking at the skin.
If you have not been waxed before, please ensure that you have a patch test 48 hours prior to being waxed.
You are not suitable for waxing treatment if you have used Retin-A or Roaccutane in the last 6 months.