JUST THE FACTS
Everything you need to know about waxing
Waxing is one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. It is more effective than shaving because it removes hair from the roots, not just from the skin’s surface. Over time, hair in waxed areas regrows lighter and more sparse, or not at all.
Even fine hair shadows the face, distorting and aging your features.
HOW LONG DOES MY HAIR NEED TO BE?
Hair needs to be 1/4 inch long. If it is too short, the hair will be difficult to remove. More pain is associated with longer growth. If you typically shave please allow 7-10 days between shaving and waxing.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Appointments are usually scheduled every 4 weeks. If this is your first waxing experience you can reasonably expect your results to last between 3 and 6 weeks with minimal growth in the days and weeks following your appointment, depending on how quickly your particular hair grows. Hair regrowth patterns are cyclical and you will notice an improvement in regard to the longevity of your results as you become regular with your waxing services.
IS BODY WAXING SANITARY?
It is at Cult Status. There is never any double-dipping of our waxing implements, and therefore, no risk of cross-contamination. We use as many disposable items as possible while still being environmentally friendly.
DOES BODY WAXING CAUSE HAIR TO RE-GROW THICKER?
No. This is a complete myth. Waxing, in fact, is know to actually stop hair growth all together in some cases. It is important to keep in mind though that waxing should be used as a temporary hair removal method as the slowing or stopping of hair growth takes many years of consistent waxing.
IS WAXING SAFE FOR THOSE WITH SENSITIVE SKIN?
If done properly, waxing can be a great benefit to people with sensitive skin. It is much more gentle on the skin than many other methods of hair removal, IE. shaving and at home depilatories. It is impossible to predict who will have a reaction to the wax or any product used. If you have sensitive skin it is very important to follow the instructions in the pre-waxing guide as well as the post-waxing guide. We use specialized hard-wax created for those with sensitive skin to help combat any reactions or irritations that may occur.
WHAT TYPE OF WAX IS USED?
We use different types of wax for different services. Most waxing services require the use of hard wax, which hardens on the skin and is then removed. Hard wax is perfect for use on people who have sensitive skin as the wax encapsulates each individual hair and does not attach to skin. For some services provided a strip wax, or soft wax, is best to use. Strip wax is applied to the skin and a small muslin strip is pressed over the top and is removed in that fashioned. All of the waxes used are of the highest quality and the results are superior because of this.
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WHO SHOULD NOT BE WAXED?
Anyone currently taking Accutain or who has taken Accutain at any time within the past 6 months.
Anyone who has an active Herpes outbreak
Anyone with a sunburn on the area to be treated
Anyone who has had a chemical peel over the treatment within the past 7 days
Anyone who has used any type of Retinol within the past 36 hours over the treatment area
Any area of the skin showing signs of trauma, varicose veins, open or active acne lesions, eczema, psoriasis or any type of dermatitis will not be waxed