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Waxing has become the alternative to shaving due to the smooth and longer lasting result.

That being said there are still a lot of questions people have before they wax.

Body waxing

Here are some things to think about before body waxing:

  1. Who should wax? Any age or gender can wax. If you begin waxing when you are the younger most times the hair is finer, so it may not hurt as much.
  2. What’s the difference between shaving and waxing? Waxing removes the hair at the root, where with shaving you bluntly remove the hair that is visible. Being how the hair is removed at the root with waxing it will take longer to grow back.
  3. How do you prepare for the wax? Exfoliate the day prior, and don’t apply body lotion the day of the wax.
  4. How often should you wax? Typically you should wait 3-4 weeks for facial waxing services. Body waxing should be done 4-6 weeks apart.
  5. What’s the difference between hard wax and soft wax? Hard wax is removed without strips, as oppose to soft wax which is removed with strips. Hard wax is generally less painful, but soft wax is better for detailed work.
  6. Will it hurt? It is uncomfortable because hair is being removed from the root.
  7. What is the post treatment for waxing? Do not use any exfoliating scrubs or expose the body part that was waxed in the sun for 48 hours. If you are prone to ingrown hairs LIGHTLY exfoliate within 24 hours of being waxed.
  8. What is the difference between a bikini wax and a Brazilian bikini wax? The bikini focuses on the top and sides where as the Brazilian removes front, sides, back, and everything in between.
  9. What is the desired length of hair? ¼ of an inch is best, for greatest results. It is common for clients to believe that an 1/8 of an inch is enough hair growth however, the wax cannot grip on to the hair which creates more pain.