FAQs

Here are some FAQs about waxing, massage, body treatments or facials?  

You will find many FAQs answered below.

So you have gotten the courage up, and decided that it’s time to get your Manscaping carried out, or perhaps your partner/girlfriend/wife has scheduled your Manzilian waxing appointment for you...either way I’m sure you have a lot of questions that you want to ask, or maybe it’s your first ever waxing. Below are some of the most common questions and answers.

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How long does the hair need to be to be waxed?

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If you have been shaving, you need to let the hair grow for 14 – 28 days before your scheduled waxing appointment. The best length which to ensure that the wax will grip the hair is 1/4 to 1/2 inch (too short and it will not grip). If you don’t wait long enough for the hair to grow, you will be wasting your money as the hair will probably be too short and stubbly and you will not get a smooth finish. I don’t recommend  shaving in between waxing appointments, it takes forever to get it back on track.

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How do I get the a great wax?

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To get the best from your waxing, start exfoliating  and moisturizing a week or two prior to your wax appointment, 2-3 times per week. Make sure to exfoliate the night before you come to your appointment. This will ensure ALL hairs are removed.

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Will I get ingrown hairs?

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You might, especially if you are prone to getting them from shaving. Prevention is the key to avoiding ingrown hairs. Don't wait until you have them before using the right products to get rid of them. I will recommend the proper home care to avoid ingrowns at your appointment.

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Will I get red/pink, or bumps from waxing?

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You may, this is a normal histamine reaction. It usually will subside within a few hours, but can last up to 24 hours.

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Will I get breakouts or pimples from waxing?

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It does happen. The most common areas to breakout are: face, back and chest. The best way to prevent this is to   avoid excessive sweating for 24 hours. If unavoidable, shower as soon as possible to avoid any infection of the hair follicles/pores. Do NOT touch the freshly waxed area with unwashed hands. I will recommend proper home care products to use for prevention or in case of breakout to help clear them faster.

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How can I reduce the pain from waxing?

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Prior to waxing apply something to numb the skin like No Scream Cream. Or take an ibuprofen about 30 - 45 minutes before your wax. This is especially helpful when getting waxed above the lip, chest, bikini and genital areas- which top the list as the most pain-provoking areas.
While having a couple glasses of wine or beer before getting waxed sounds like a great idea, stimulants in the system can cause skin to be extra sensitive to waxing. This also dehydrates the skin, causing a firmer hold on the hair follicle, thus resulting in a more painful experience. It is also more likely to cause hair breakage rather than removal. Give yourself a couple hours after drinking coffee or alcohol before getting waxed. Instead, drink a lot of water to hydrate your body and skin.

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Can you get a bikini wax during your period?

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Yes, you can have a bikini/brazilian wax during your period. However, if you are sensitive during your menstrual cycle, you might want to avoid a bikini wax during those days.

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How long before the hair grows back?

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Most clients will get about two weeks of smooth, soft skin. I recommend every 4 -6 weeks, if you decide that you are going to maintain your waxing.

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Will my hair start to get thinner and less coarse from waxing?

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Yes, repeated trauma to the hair follicle will eventually kill that follicle. The timing is different with everyone, but it will eventually happen if you are getting waxed religiously every 4-6 weeks.

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What’s a Manzilian wax?

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All Manzilian waxing treatments allow the client to have as much or as little hair removed as they like. A Manzilian usually includes; groin area, bikini line, and the butt cheeks and the inside of the butt area. I will discuss your desired amount of hair removed at the beginning of your appointment.

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Does it hurt?

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Yes, but not as much as you would think. I will be using a combination of strip and non-strip waxes, as well as good waxing techniques, to make the procedure fairly painless. I will keep the skin taut and this will help with the hair removal and lessen the possible pain involved. Some clients choose to take ibuprophen about 30 minutes before the treatment.

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What happens if I get an erection during the waxing?

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I will be a professional and will ignore it. It often happens initially, but usually as soon as the waxing begins, things tend to return to normal pretty quickly!

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What do I wear during my massage/body treatment?

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You will be appropriately covered at all times with towels and cozy blankets during your treatments. However, if you feel more comfortable keeping minimal undergarments on, that is perfectly fine.  Certain body treatments may require a bathing suit or the use of disposable undergarments. Bear in mind that I am licensed professional working under a prescribed code of conduct.

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How often should I get a facial treatment?

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This depends on your skin type. For instance, for problematic skin, I recommend starting with a series of six treatments- one treatment every week for six weeks. For maintenance and relaxation purposes, I recommend every four weeks at the minimum.

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What if I have special health considerations?

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Please notify me before scheduling your appointment if you have high blood pressure, allergies, other physical ailments or disabilities, or if you are pregnant. If you have any concern at all, please let me know. As always please obtain permission from your physician before scheduling your appointment.