Waxing FAQ

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We know waxing can be a delicate subject. That’s why we’ve taken the time to create our Waxing FAQ. We’re all about insuring your safety, happiness, and comfort at Vis-a-Vis. If there’s anything we can do to make you feel more aware and less anxious about receiving a waxing service with us, we’re happy to help. If you don’t see your question below, feel free to give us a call at (734) 213-7455 or fill out our Waxing Inquiry Form below. Our staff is super knowledgeable when it comes to waxing, and we’re always available aid in answering your questions and addressing your concerns. 

 

What’s the difference between a Brow Maintenance and Design Session?

Eyebrow maintenance removes hair from above, below and between the eyebrows, but doesn’t alter the shape of your natural brow. An eyebrow design changes the shape of your brow to complement the shape of your face, so it takes a little more time.

What exactly is a Brazilian wax?

A Brazilian wax is the complete removal of the hair on the pubic region, the labia, and the buttock center strip. You can go completely bare or leave a small patch or strip.

What is The Darling?

After giving more than a few Brazilians, we have learned that most ladies really want something in between a Brazilian and a traditional Bikini. Enter The Darling, this is our in-between-ini! When you don’t want to go completely bare, choose The Darling and decide what hair goes and what stays. This service includes the front and back—whatever you’re comfortable with. If you are looking to just leave a small patch of hair on the pubic mound (i.e. a landing strip or triangle) this would be considered a Brazilian wax.

Will my waxing practitioner wear gloves?

Absolutely. Even though wax is naturally antibacterial, gloves are used to make sure that you and the waxing technician stay protected. We make sure to wear nitrile and powder-free gloves for all services performed below the head.

How long does my hair have to be to get waxed?

We require that you have at least a 2-3 week hair growth. And for your first wax, the longer the better. This allows the wax to grab the hairs easily, if you can pull on the hair and it lifts the skin this is a good sign. If your hair is too short, you may have to reschedule, so err on the side of caution please! 

Can a wax stick be double-dipped?

We’re not talking about chips here. Double dipping a waxing stick is never practiced at Vis-a-Vis. To keep the waxing experience safe and sanitary, each stick is dipped into the wax one time and then disposed of.

How often should I get waxed?

The general rule is every four weeks, or when hair is between ¼- ½ inch long. Fewer than four weeks may mean hair is not long enough to wax. If you can pull on the hair and it lifts the skin this is a good sign. You can always consult one of our waxing technicians if there is any question.

Is there anything I should do between waxes?

Between waxes you should moisturize and exfoliate—especially if you are prone to ingrown hairs. If you get an in-grown hair that is close to the surface, try to get the hair to come through the skin by soaking it with a wet, hot towel and plucking the hair. We also offer a post-wax body kit to help exfoliate and avoid ingrown hairs.

Will I be perfectly smooth after my first wax?

It’s possible but not probable. Some clients are smooth as a baby’s bottom after their first experience. However, it is common that after the first 2 or 3 waxing’s you may feel a wee bit of stubble. This occurs most frequently with clients that have coarse, dark hair, and it is most common with leg waxings. The reason for stubble is that your hair grows on 3 different cycles, each lasting about 28 days. It takes a few services for your hairs to all grow out long enough to be grabbed entirely by the wax. When it does, it’s smooth sailing from there. Literally!

Are there any reasons I shouldn't get a waxing service?

To make sure your skin stays healthy, you should avoid waxing if you have recently been exposed to the sun (naturally or in the tanning salon), will be exposed to the sun in the near future (24 – 36 hours), have just exercised (including swimming) or if you are using any medication internally or topically that increases the skin’s sensitivity—so, avoid waxing if you are using: Accutane, Retin-A, Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid, Resorcinol, Glycolic Acid or other kinds of chemical based peels.

How do I care for a bikini wax?

We’ve perfected the art of caring for your wax! Follow these simple instructions and you’ll love the results. For more information on making the most of your bikini wax, check out our blog! 

24-48 hours after wax:

  • No hot baths. Showers are ok.
  • No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms
  • Avoid friction causing activities
  • Use only gentle moisturizers
  • Wear loose fitting clothing
  • Avoid swimming
  • No Sun 48 hours

After 48 Hours:

Exfoliate! We recommend a gentle scrub 2-3 times per week based on your skins needs. This allows the hair to grow in correctly and keeps the bumps away. Hydrate! Plant-based body oils work great as well as lotions without synthetic fragrance. If you don’t know which exfoliant or aftercare product is right for you please discuss this with your Esthetician.

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Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker?

Nope, this is a myth. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become finer over time.

Does Vis-a-Vis offer test patches?

Of course! Each client is different and we offer complimentary test patches so you can see how your skin reacts to the wax within a 24-hour period.

Can I get a wax while I'm on my period?

Yes. You can still schedule your waxing session, as long as you are wearing a tampon, and we will work around it. However, the best time to wax is mid-cycle—right around the time that ovulation occurs—to avoid discomfort.

Do you offer waxing services for men?

You betcha. We offer many services for men, from your eyebrows to toes. The only thing we won’t wax is men’s facial hair (with the exception of brows). In most cases, male facial hair is thick and coarse in nature and ripping it out by the follicle is painful and severely irritating to the skin.

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