Waxing 101: FAQs

 

Why do people wax?

The reasons are truly personal. An interest in enhancing intimate pleasure, being more hygienic, an improved appearance, sports benefits for athletes, etc. People find that beautifully smooth skin is easier to maintain and more comfortable than shaving every day, not to mention worrying about that unattractive razor stubble.

What areas of the body that can be waxed?

Wax can be used on almost any part of the body, as needed. Most frequently, waxed areas for women are legs, underarms, bikini (Brazilian or bikini), eyebrows and face. For men: chest, legs, arms, underarms and back. The exceptions for waxing are the beards.

Will the hair grow back thicker?

Absolutely not. It might seem so because you will be accustomed to a hairless zone and new hair will be intolerable. Usually, regrowth will be finer, thinner and slower. Eventually, hair growth may stop altogether.

Is the process painful?

Yes. However, it will hurt less over time as hair becomes more sparse, and easier to remove.

How is waxing more effective than other hair removal methods?

Waxing is far more effective than typical hair removal methods including shaving, creams and laser procedures. The benefits over shaving are fairly obvious: no unsightly marks and the results last for weeks! Creams only remove hair at the surface and not the root, leading to visibility after only a few days. Laser procedures are quite costly, and you can expect to spend anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

How long do the results last?

The typical result lasts anywhere from 2-4 weeks. However, an additional benefit of repeat waxing is that it actually stunts hair growth! Continual waxing damages the hair follicle, thereby curtailing hair growth over time.

Are there any steps I need to take ahead of my appointment?

There are a few things you can do before your appointment to help lessen the discomfort. One is to avoid caffeine. Caffeine is a skin stimulant. It gets your nerves up and dancing and ready to feel everything. Some people also find taking Advil or Tylenol a half hour before their appointment is quite useful. You should also avoid swimming or prolonged sun exposure the day before your appointment, as these activities can heighten skin sensitivity. Come to your appointment relaxed. Being anxious about the Brazilian Wax can definitely contribute to it being more painful.

What else can I expect after the appointment?

After a few days, it is a good idea to exfoliate with your favorite bikini brush on a daily basis (do not exfoliate until at least 24 hours after the appointment). Consider your clothing options as well and try to avoid very tight clothing to your wax appointment, or 24 hours after a bikini wax. You should also avoid excessive sun exposure the day after your appointment.

Who should avoid waxing?

Clients using Acutane, Retin-A or any antibiotics causing increased skin sensitivity. Clients who have just tanned in a bed or in the sun should also avoid waxing.

Do you offer different packages for men and women?

Absolutely! We have a range of services and products specifically catered to both men and women. We know full well that looking your absolute best knows no gender, and we are completely dedicated to helping you achieve your best look.

 

Do you offer Gift Certificates and Products?

 

 

Do you offer Gift Certificates and Products?

Gift certificates

For that hairy friend, you may want to give the gift of a wax in the form of a Aroma Waxing gift certificate. Good for 1 year from the date of purchase, our gift certificates are available in both dollar denominations and in the form of services. For ideas, please check out our menus for women or men.

Relax and Wax No-Scream Cream

Some people still think the benefits of waxing are not worth the pain. But now, with No-Scream Cream, you can ease waxing discomfort by approximately 80 percent! No-Scream Cream is a topical anesthetic that makes waxing relatively pain-free. Simply apply the cream to skin 35-45 minutes before waxing. No-Scream Cream isn’t messy or greasy, and it won’t harm clothing. Rub No-Scream Cream onto the area to be waxed until it becomes thick and white. Stop! and let the cream absorb into the skin. Do not rub No-Scream Cream into the skin like lotion. No-Scream Cream can be used on all areas of the body including bikini, lip, chin, eyebrows, underarms, arms and legs. No-Scream cream is FDA approved and will not interfere with the waxing process. Do not use if allergic to Benzocaine, Lidocaine, Novacaine, etc. No-Scream Cream retails at $21.

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