What areas can I wax?
Many areas of the body may be waxed: eyebrows, forehead, lip area, cheeks, chin, back, chest, upper/lower leg, underarms, forearms, bikini line — even hair on the knuckles of fingers and toes.
What will happen during my appointment?
If this is your first waxing service, or first experience having a particular area of your body waxed, we will guide you through the process.
Once in the treatment room, you will need to expose only the area of your body that is going to be waxed. Most often you will leave your underwear on so we recommend wearing older underwear if applicable to the area being waxed. Following are the steps:
We will review your intake form to discuss any contraindicators that may make it unsuitable for you to receive a waxing service.
Sanitize our hands
Cleanse the area to be treated
Discuss your desired shape if applicable
Apply baby powder to reduce the amount of wax that adheres to the skin
Use a clean spatula to apply the wax to your skin
Depending on the wax used, we will remove the wix with paper strips, muslin strips, or the wax itself
Apply pressure to the freshly waxed area to calm and sooth the skin
Clean any residual wax
Apply soothing cream after as each waxed area is completed
For the brow area, we will also brush and trim your brows
During all services, we use disposable sheets.
What makes waxing unsuitable?
If you have any special or unusual skin condition or are taking prescription medications such as Retin-A®, Accutane®, antibiotics or any other medication which may cause excessive skin irritation waxing will be unsuitable for you.
How should I prepare for a hair removal treatment?
To assure ease in removal, any unwanted body hair should be at least 1/4" long. To minimize discomfort, the hair should not be much longer than 1/4". It may be necessary to trim down to 1/4". We are happy to do so in our studio if you are uncomfortable trimming yourself however there will be a nominal fee. Please let us know at the time of booking if you will need a trim so that we may allow extra time.
You will want to refrain from extended sun exposure 48 hours prior to waxing.
You should lightly exfoliate your skin several days before waxing.
On the day of your waxing services, you will want to make sure you thoroughly cleanse the area being waxed and that the skin is moist but not greasy from oils or lotions. For an underarm wax, please wash off any deodorant or anti-perspirant prior to your service (because it stops the wax from adhering properly).
Women should avoid waxing during the three days prior to and during their periods – the skin is most sensitive during this time.
Before you begin the treatment, there are a few things you should tell our therapists. If you:
Are diabeticBruise easily
Have varicose veins
Have thyroid condition
If you are using products/medications that are contraindicated for waxing: Accutane, Retine-A, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, Tazorac Avage, Differin, Strivectin, Renova, Proactive, Avita, benzoyl peroxide & salicylic acid. These are only some of the products we are aware of that may cause a problem and new ones can come along daily. Your skin is important to you and us – so please check with your doctor if you have any doubts
Does waxing hurt?
It all depends: your first time receiving a body waxing can be uncomfortable because after shaving for years, the hair grows extremely coarse. The more frequently you receive body waxes the more the hair will begin to grow thinner. Removing hair directly from the follicle is never comfortable. If you are especially sensitive to pain or you are first-time waxing client, you may want to take an anti-inflammatory (such as Ibuprofen) 1 hour before your appointment, or you can apply numbing cream 45 minutes prior to service. With continuous waxing, hair becomes finer and sparser, and waxing becomes more comfortable.
Why should I wax instead of shave?
When hair is shaved, within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface of the skin and coarse stubble can be felt. Shaving commonly results in ingrown hairs, bumps and ongoing skin irritation. When waxed, hair grows back slower, softer and without stubble. When appropriate post-waxing home care is followed, waxing leaves virtually no ingrown hairs, bumps or ongoing skin irritation. Waxing will, over time, make hair growth finer, and hair will become less in volume; but there will always be some re-growth.
Could I be waxed during my menstrual cycle?
Waxing during and right before your menstrual cycle is possible, but is not recommended because of comfort considerations. During your menstrual cycle, your body tends to be more sensitive due to the change of hormones, and this could cause the treatment to be more painful. We recommend you schedule an appointment after the end of your menstrual cycle. How often should I wax? This depends on the area being waxed and how fast your hair grows (which depends on the season, medication, hormonal changes, and medical conditions). On average, every four weeks is recommended for body waxing. For the most effective facial waxing service, the ¼ inch rule does not apply. On average, every three weeks is recommended for facial waxing.
How should I take care of my skin after waxing?
After waxing, avoid tanning and extended sun exposure for 48 hours.
You will want to avoid hot showers or baths, sauna and steam room use immediately following the service.
Scented lotions, perfumes, or colognes should be avoided for 48 hours.
Don't allow direct heat on the skin for at least 24hrs after waxing: sunbathing, solarium, hot shower, sauna or steam room use. This can traumatize & burn new skin, as the dead skin layer has been removed with the hairs during waxing. We also want the pores to close, not open.
Use a tea-tree based moisturizer on the waxed area – it is a natural antiseptic and will help reduce the likelihood of getting ingrown hairs & small pimples (follictilitus).
Exfoliate with a strong mitten, cloth or glove, but only when the skin has calmed down after waxing and the new growth begins to penetrate. This could take from 4 to 7 days.
Try to wear cotton underwear and clothing to allow the area to breathe.
Don't use deodorant, perfumes or alcohol-based products for at least 24 hours after waxing.
It is recommended to use sun protection lotion for the 1st day after the waxing, to avoid hyper-pigmentation.
Based on your skin, your esthetician will recommend a post-waxing home-care regimen and products to calm and soothe your skin.
How do you clean your equipment between uses?
Glow Beauty Bar greatly respects and follows all rules and regulations imposed by FDA, OSHA and Georgia Board of Cosmetology rules on disinfection and sanitation. All of our supplies and products are 100% disposable so that each client receives fresh new application tools.
What are the differences in various bikini area waxes?
There are several options of bikini area waxes. Click here to see diagrams and full descriptions.
Will I have to wear underwear for certain bikini area waxes?
It's recommended you remove any underwear. This makes it easier for the therapist to support your skin without having to worry about anything getting in the way. You will be provided with a modesty towel. After you remove your underwear, cover the area with the towel. Then you and the therapist will discuss the shape you want to have- whether it will be a strip, diamond, triangle or all off!
The therapist will start by removing your towel and positioning your legs into place. If your pubic hair is long, it may need to be trimmed first. It is best not to attempt that yourself before the treatment, or you may cut the hair too short.
What are the benefits of maintaining a Brazilian wax?
We hope you will start to maintain and take care of your new Brazilian wax. It is not recommended to leave it any more than 4-6 weeks. If you leave it too long, it will hurt more due to the buildup of dead skin and over-growth of the hair. We will ask you to rebook your next appointment in advance to take advantage of our special price for Maintenance. Our goal is to keep you happy and see you again, so if you have any questions before or after the treatment, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
Can you give me any advice for Brazilian waxing aftercare?
Most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, if hair is thin or weak, causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs.
Our top 7 waxing tips
Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and use a sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyper-pigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun or solarium.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing. Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofas for at least 4 days after waxing as they might further irritate your skin. Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
No hot baths, hot showers or sexual activity for 10 hours after a Brazilian.
While your pores are open, they are more vulnerable to irritation by the extreme temperatures and infection by otherwise harmless bacteria.
Moisturize with a tea tree or lavender lotion after every shower, as this has a soothing, healing, and antibacterial effect. If using an ingrown solution, use this alone until the ingrown hair and redness is minimized, and then return to the lotion for maintaining your bikini area.
Routine waxing helps the skin gets accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation. . .
Does Glow Beauty Bar do men's Brazilian waxing?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide Brazilian waxing for men at this time.