We know that some guests think that waxing can be scary. Fear not! We love to wax, We love to talk about waxing, and we would love to answer your questions about waxing. If you have further inquiries, give us a shout or contact us here.
What is a Brazilian?
A Brazilian wax is the complete removal of the hair on the pubic region, the labia, and the butt crack. You do have the option, however, of either going completely bare or leaving a small landing strip or triangle of hair above the vaginal area.
How long does the hair have to be to get waxed?
You need to have at least a 3 week hair growth. In fact, the longer the better for your first wax. It is VERY important to have enough hair growth when you come for your appointment. This allows the wax to grab the hairs easily. If your hair is too short, I will ask you to reschedule your appointment.
How often do I have to be waxed?
The recommendation is every 4 weeks. That goes for everything: brows to lets to Brazilian. Some clients experience a slower or faster rate of hair growth, and that time can be changed accordingly.
What kind of wax do you use?
For sensitive areas, such as the face, underarms, and bikini area, we use hard wax. A hard wax melts at a lower temperature, is applied in a thicker layer, and is removed without a strip. The advantages of using a hard wax is that we can go over the area multiple times without causing irritation, and it is excellent for delicate skin. For larger areas, like the legs and back, a high quality soft waxed is used, which is applied thinly and removed using strips.
How long does it take to do a Brazilian?
It depends on the client. Usually 15-30 minutes.
I have my period. Do I need to cancel?
No! It doesn’t bother us at all. Just use a tampon and we will work around. It happens all the time!
Does waxing cause ingrown hairs?
Possibly. Some people get ingrown hairs no matter what type of depilation they choose. Exfoliating daily and using an ingrown eliminator that contains a combination of AHAs and BHAs can help this. MODE salonspa offers a wide variety of exfoliants that we happily recommend after your service.
Will it make my hair grow back thicker?
Absolutely not. Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as course.
Will it make my hair grow back darker?
No. Waxing will not change the pigment of your hair.
What if I have a really low pain tolerance?
We suggest taking a mild pain reliever like Aleve or Tylenol 30 minutes before your appointment. This can help to lessen any pain you may experience during your services.
What about the Male Brazilian?
This service is offered by Melissa. All of the hair is removed from the male bikini area, the scrotum, and the crack. This does not include the glutes, but we are happy to add this service if you wish.
Is waxing scary?
Only on Halloween! No! On top of that, we love what we do, and that enthusiasm is evident. Hearing: “That was so much better than I imagined,” is very common after first time appointments. We also get alot of hugs, laughter, and high-fives.