SASSY LADIES FAQ's
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Try to schedule your first waxing appointment at a time when you feel rested and relaxed. This helps make your experience a wonderful one, after all you are doing this for yourself! We want your experience at Sassy Ladies Beauty Bar to be positive and we will do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible. Caffeine, nicotine and heavy alcohol consumption can make you feel overly sensitive during your treatment, so it may be best to steer clear of these before your appointment.
Cleanliness is important. Please shower and clean your entire body before your appointment. Keep in mind that there is a certain amount of nudity involved in waxing and you may have to move into a couple of positions in order to remove all of the hair and we always keep
HOW LONG SHOULD I LET HAIR GROW BEFORE WAXING?
Hair should be at least 1/4 inch long, but preferably 1/2 inch (about the length of a short grain of rice). This is typically about 2 to 3 weeks of growth. If you are going to trim your hair, take care not to trim it too short. Ideally we would prefer that you not trim at all and let us take care of that for you. You may accidentally cut yourself or you may trim too short.
CAN I WAX DURING MY MENSTRAUL CYCLE?
Yes, you can get waxed during your menstrual cycle, just wear a tampon. However, keep in mind that you are likely a bit more sensitive during this time. If you schedule a waxing around your period, you may find it to hurt a bit less.
PAIN & SENSITIVE SKIN?
If you are sensitive to being waxed, you can premedicate with a pain reliever such as Ibuprofen 45 minutes before the procedure. There are also topical products available such as No-Scream Cream and Numb-IT, or you can ask your dermatologist to provide you with a topical numbing cream which takes the sting out of hair removal. It is really not that bad though!
WAXING AFTER A TAN?
Do not tan the area to be waxed right before waxing! If your skin is sunburned, we cannot wax you. Also, if you have just tanned the wax may cause an abrasion on the area and it will be painful post waxing. Ouch! So, it's best to wait before you tan. We do not recommend tanning or sunbathing after a wax either.
POST WAX CARE?
Avoid heat for 24 hours including: hot baths, sauna, steam baths, and exposure to strong UV lights or sun tanning treatments. Do not sun tan for 48 hrs. Do not apply highly fragranced products to waxed areas including: perfume/cologne, scented body lotions, antiperspirant, cosmetics or feminine hygiene sprays. Avoid applying high SPF sun blocks to the waxed area for 24 hrs. as sunscreen chemicals can be irritating to the newly waxed skin (this includes self-tanning products and tan accelerators). Do not use harsh body scrubs/products. Some ingredients that help boost healing: aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, red raspberry and azulene.
HOW DO I AVOID INGROWN HAIRS?
We recommend daily use of exfoliating gloves and/or an exfoliating sheet. This is part of maintaining a nicely groomed bikini. Do not pick or try to remove your own ingrown hairs! On your next visit we will get them out for you. Please do not pick and create scabs. If you pick to the point you are bleeding and create a scab you will push the hair further down and cause more irritation.