To reduce discomfort, try taking an Advil or two 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
Taking a warm shower and gently exfoliating the area prior to service can help set the stage for an easier waxing experience.
Hangovers and too much caffeine can both increase sensitivity. Being well hydrated and avoiding stimulants prior to your appointment is recommended.
Avoid hot yoga, baths, going to the gym, steam rooms, and tanning immediately before and for 24 hours after your treatment.
Use of medications such as Accutane or Retin-A may cause the skin to lift, bruise, and / or tear. Please mention if you are taking these medications prior to your appointment.
Hair must be at least 1/4" long (about the length of a grain of rice).
If you’ve been shaving, you’ll need to wait at minimum 3 weeks to get waxed - coming in for a wax too soon with uneven hair growth can result in stubble being left behind.
No problem! Just make sure you have a tampon or keeper cup in and we’re good to go.
Avoid heat, working out, swimming, hot tubs, and sexual activity for the first 24-48 hours.
Beginning 48 hours after your wax, gently exfoliate the area 3 -4 times a week. What you use is up to your personal preference, but a bath poof, scrubby cloth or gloves work well. A dry brush before your shower is also a great alternative. This will help keep ingrown hairs from developing.
Another great product to fight ingrown is Tendskin. This can be purchased from me at the time of your appointment.
If you’re dry, an unscented moisturizer used post shower will help.
If you go to the gym, run, or do hot yoga regularly make sure you get out of all your wet work out things (including underpants) immediately after you’re done as damp, tight clothing can encourage ingrown hairs and irritation.
As more and more folks are getting vaccinated public health orders are changing rapidly. While I respect the decisions made by Dr. Henry and the province of BC, I also have utmost concern for the health and safety of my clients, community, and of course myself.
To this end:
- Masks are still required to be worn at all times regardless of vaccination status.
- Advanced cleaning procedures are being continued.
- Appointment only and please come solo. No friends, children, or animals other than guide dogs.
- Please arrive on time. I'm frequently unable to accommodate latecomers.
- Be kind.