Sweet Vanity Waxing Boutique offers a relaxing, comfortable, modern and elegant environment for your services. I want my clients to feel pampered & glamorous. Book now, come early and look at all of the wonderful skin products I offer. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me - Amanda.
Below you will find my most commonly asked questions. Feel free to browse and if you have additional questions - please contact me.
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HOW DO I PICK A GOOD WAXING SALON?
Providers should be licensed and specialists in skin care. Your provider should provide on-going education and help answer any questions you may have regarding the waxing process. The salon overall should be a clean and healthy environment.
WHAT EXACTLY IS WAXING?
Waxing is a form of hair removal that removes the entire hair from the hair follicle. Warm wax is applied to the skin and adheres to the hair. When removed, the hair is pulled from the root. My passion is to create an environment where you have full confidence in the professionalism and waxing services.
WHY SHOULD I WAX VS. SHAVING, 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, it also increases skin sensitivity and can create ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is not guaranteed and cost prohibitive.
WHAT KIND OF WAX DO I USE?
I use 2 different types of waxes. For the face and more sensitive areas, I use a hard wax that shrink wraps and hardens around the hair and lifts from the skin creating a less painful wax. These waxes are high quality and don't stick to the skin (only the hair). I use a more traditional soft wax for larger body areas such as legs, arms, chest, back and is removed with a cloth strip. I have tested many kinds of wax, I use those that best suit my clients and provide the best results.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY WAX?
I recommend that you exfoliate the area several days prior to your appointment. Thoroughly clean the area keeping the skin moist, but not greasy, stay away from heavy lotions or oils.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT AFTER SHAVING TO GET A BRAZILIAN WAX, OR A FIRST WAX IN GENERAL?
If you have never waxed before and have a big event coming up, such as your wedding, a vacation with your partner, etc., I would not recommend getting your first ever wax a couple of days before you go. Please plan ahead to make sure your hair is at least two weeks long (about 2/3 of inch, or the length of a grain of rice). Please do not shave before you come in as I will not be able to remove any hair.
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. Also, hair grows at different cycles depending on the person and sometimes your cultural background. Shaved hair does not grow back in one cycle. Meaning, shaved hair will still appear days after the wax if you do not let it grow out to the proper length before waxing. You will, however, notice that after a few waxes, your hair will start to grow in much slower and finer. Believe me it pays off in the end.
WILL MY HAIR GROW BACK THICKER AND DARKER?
No, waxing actually has the opposite effect. When waxing you are actually damaging the follicle which causes the hair to grow in finer and softer over time.
DOES IT HURT?
Listen, the truth hurts. Of course ripping hair out of follicles isn’t going to be the most pleasant experience. However, everyone’s pain tolerance is different and you can expect a short, stinging sensation after the strip is pulled. If you are worried about being sensitive, taking an ibuprofen or aspirin about 30 minutes before your appointment to minimize your discomfort (consult with your physician before taking medications). Continuous waxing causes finer and less hair therefore waxing becomes less painful.
CAN I USE A NUMBING CREAM BEFORE I WAX?
I would rather you didn’t. Numbing creams can interfere with the application of the wax or, in certain situations, cause allergic reactions.
WILL I BE UNCOMFORTABLE AFTER MY WAX?
For those of you who are getting a Brazilian Bikini Wax for the first time, I would say probably. Let’s put it this way, the coarser your hair and the more sensitive your skin, the more sensitivity you will feel during and after the wax. Some first-time clients are uncomfortable for an hour or so and others feel a little bit sore for a day or two. Additionally, it is important not to wear tight jeans or pants if it is your first time waxing. And don’t throw yourself into an excessive workout or do anything else that involves a lot of friction right after a wax! Ouch! The best way to minimize the discomfort is to take an ibuprofen or 2 about 20 minutes before you wax. Once you start waxing regularly, it will become a breeze and you likely won’t feel any discomfort once the wax is finished. Plus, I always treat your skin after a wax to ensure the most rapid relief.
WHAT IS THE BRAZILIAN BIKINI WAX?
The Brazilian Bikini Wax removes all hair from your nether regions as painlessly as possible. You may choose to have everything taken off, or to leave a strip or a triangle. Please be very specific when letting your esthetician know what you want. When I say “all” hair, I mean every last strand from front to back.
CAN I GET A BRAZILIAN WAX IF I AM ON MY PERIOD?
Yes of course. Just know the facts A) you will be more sensitive. You might not want to wax four (4) days before, or four (4) days after your menstrual cycle. You will find it is a little more painful on these days. It is also more uncomfortable if you are overly tired or are feeling a little under the weather. It’s not that I can’t perform a Brazilian Bikini Wax on these days; it’s just a little less comfortable for you. B) If you do decide to wax during your menstrual cycle, please arrive to your appointment squeaky clean with a new tampon. Also, taking an ibuprofen or two 30 minutes before may help.
CAN I GET A BRAZILIAN WAX IF I AM PREGNANT?
Absolutely, I am used to making my pregnant clients feel as comfortable as possible during their waxing experience. However, just like waxing when you are menstruating, being pregnant can leave you more sensitive during and after your wax.
CAN I GO TANNING BEFORE OR AFTER A WAX?
It’s best not to. Your skin will be too sensitive. Remember, waxing is an exfoliation.
HOW DO I PREVENT INGROWNS?
Ingrown hairs are thin hairs that cannot push through the skin resulting in inflammation. The best way to prevent ingrown hairs is to gently exfoliate 3-4 times a week. When exfoliating always use circular motions with exfoliating gloves, and a good body scrub (avoiding oils in sensitive areas).
WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR AFTERCARE?
Your skin may be sensitive following your wax. Any red bumps or irritation should subside within a few hours. Avoid sun exposure/tanning, hot baths/hot tubs, excessive workouts, heavy lotions, and exfoliation for 48 hours following your service.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET WAXED?
This varies depending on the area of body being waxed and individual hair growth, however, on average I recommend waxing every 4-6 weeks for best results.
CAN SOMEONE COME IN THE TREATMENT ROOM WITH ME?
To provide optimal services, only the client and technician are allowed in the treatment room during an appointment. Except for clients under the age of 15, where I invite a parent or guardian to be on hand.
CAN I BE WAXED IF IM 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 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, benzylperoxide, 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, S
I ask that you discreetly disclose any and all medical conditions you have before I wax you, especially any STDs. Also, please, please freshen up before your appointment. Although I always prep the skin with an antiseptic before I wax, I cannot apply wax to skin with any debris on it.
WHY IS YOUR “NO SHOW” AND “CANCELLATION POLICY” SO STRICT?
There are always going to be good reasons why you can’t make your appointment. A phone call is all I need from you. When people just simply don't show for their appointments it is inconvenient to the esthetician, as somebody else could have that spot. I always have a wait list of people wanting to get in, so really, if you can’t make your appointment, just give me a call as early as you can so that I can accommodate someone else. When you run more than 15 minutes late for an appointment I may not be able to fit in all services, in the time allotted.
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