1. How much does it hurt?
Our clients say “Oh, that was not as bad as I made myself believe it was going to be!” Most of the pain is in your head (and of course, ridiculous and very funny scenes in movies featuring Steve Carell). My advice? Get in! Get it done! Get it off your list! You will enjoy it later.
2. How long should I wait before my next Birmingham waxing experience?
For reasons mentioned above, I highly recommend coming between 4-6 weeks after your last wax. (If you maintain this schedule, the hair does not have time to take a strong root, which means less pain for you). Also, coming in every 4-6 weeks ensures minimizing “stubble” time and helps keep you looking and feeling smooth!
3. I want to get a bikini wax for my upcoming event, when should I schedule the appointment?
Before a trip or any special occasion you should try to build in a few days between wax and your special occasion. Your skin needs some comfort and care after a wax (some people’s skin is more sensitive than others) and some redness is normal for a few hours after. In other words, don’t get a wax the morning of your wedding. A day or two before will be just fine. Please make sure you book in advance as we book 1-2 weeks out.
4. How do I prepare for a Birmingham waxing service?
Come with super clean skin and wear loose clothing. If you are having a body wax, it really helps to gently exfoliate the area in the shower beforehand (not the face, however!). Also, don’t wear any lotions or perfumes near the area to be waxed. Taking an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen half an hour before can really help as well. Please check with you doctor prior to taking any medication!
5. How long does hair need to be?
The Technical Answer: Humans have three stages of hair growth: anagen (first stage); catogen (second stage); and telogen (third stage). When you think about hair growth, try to envision it like this: first, Anagen begins to come in and after about one week of Anagen growth , Catogen begins to take over. Around week three Telogen sets in and doesn’t complete its cycle for at least another week. There you have it. That is why you need to wait between three and four weeks for the hair to grow out for the perfect Birmingham waxing experience.
6. How far in advance do I need to make a Birmingham waxing appointment?
Traffic, sick child, sick husband, sick dog, late meeting… we’ve heard (and experienced) them all. And we understand. But, some times our next client doesn’t.
So, next time you are running a bit late, please give us a quick call to make sure we can still see you at the Birmingham or the Royal Oak waxing studios.
You’ll want to make sure your esthetician has enough time to ensure the best outcome for your sexiest parts!
8. What are your different biking and Brazilian wax options?
We offer various levels of hair removal depending on your preference. Be sure to check our our comparison page for full details!