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THE SKINNY ON EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Whether you’re getting ready for your first bikini, Brazilian, or eye brow wax; you are looking for tips and tricks to make your next wax as luxurious of an experience as possible, we’ve got the skinny for you!
Getting your bikini area waxed by a professional can truly be a “treat yourself” moment and isn’t as scary as most gals think. Most ladies find themselves more pleased with the results of waxing than other temporary hair removal options like shaving (so tedious!), epilation (eek!), and hair removal creams (smelly mess!). Our top five benefits you can click to learn more:
1. SKIN HEALTH
Not only does waxing remove hair, it’s a physical exfoliation that removes lifeless surface skin cells, which means you’re receiving hair removal and skincare all in one.
2. SMOOTHER SKIN
Because you are removing hair from the root and exfoliating the skin, after a wax, you’ll probably find that your skin is now among the smoothest things in your life (sorry, boyfriend).
3. LONGER-LASTING RESULTS
Since your hair is being removed by the root, it will take much longer to grow back than with shaving.
4. THINNER AND FINER HAIR
When your hair does grow back after waxing, it will grow back weaker, making it finer, softer and sparser. Win-win!
5. MINIMAL IRRITATION
Many people find hair removal methods like epilation and hair removal creams irritating to the skin. However, waxing rarely causes this problem if it’s done by a licensed professional.
HOW EXACTLY DOES BIKINI WAXING COMPARE TO OTHER METHODS?
BIKINI WAXING VS. SHAVING
Waxing provides smoother and longer lasting results by removing the hair from the root, whereas shaving cuts the hair right below the skin’s surface, causing a prickly feel days after shaving. Waxing is also healthier because it provides a physical exfoliation, removing lifeless surface cells. In other words, waxing will give you the smoothest skin – and the smoothest experience.
BIKINI WAXING VS. EPILATION
Epilation is very similar to shaving or tweezing, and removes the hair right below the skin’s surface. Because epilation is done by machine, it’s slower and significantly more painful than waxing. Waxing provides smoother and longer lasting results with far less discomfort.
BIKINI WAXING VS. HAIR REMOVAL CREAMS
Waxing provides smoother and longer lasting results by removing the hair from the root. Chemical creams only remove the hair right below the skin’s surface. Just be warned, these can be very irritating to the skin as the cream can cause burning if left on for too long.
HOW ABOUT A MORE PERMANENT SOLUTION?
Laser hair removal? First off, it’s very expensive and not proven to work. It can be risky as well. Results vary due to women’s varying skin tones and hair types. It can also be very expensive, especially if it doesn’t turn out to be a permanent hair removal solution for you. Waxing provides smooth results for three to four weeks and is more cost-effective.
TYPES OF BIKINI AND BRAZILIAN WAXES
If you’ve heard the terms bikini and Brazilian waxing thrown around interchangeably, then you may be confused. At Golden Lamb Skin Studio, we define our three service offerings as bikini line waxes, bikini waxes, and bikini Brazilian waxes. See our pricing on top of this page.
is a basic tidying; we wax the sides (called your panty line) and across the top. If you’re wearing a bikini, this will prevent any hairs from “peeking out”.
is the next step and allows you to take off as much or as little hair as you like from the front. If you want to leave a small “strip”, triangle, square, or nothing at all, it’s up to you.
goes from the front, all the way to the back with an added butt strip. This is perfect for a completely nude look or you can leave a neat triangle, strip, or square on the front. Choose the style that best fits you.
FEEL READY TO TAKE THE PLUNGE?
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HOW TO GET PREPARED FOR YOUR FIRST WAX
The pain that sometimes gets associated with waxing is mostly caused by the anxiety and tension a person feels while on the waxing bed. The more relaxed you are, the less painful the experience will be. View your waxing experience as a bit of pampering that results in luxuriously smooth skin.
GET WAX READY
Your hair should be at least a ¼ inch long (about the length of a grain of rice), to allow the wax to grip around the hair. If it is your first time waxing, then we recommend you refrain from shaving for at least two weeks before your reservation. After your first wax, it is recommended to wax every three to four weeks. Then go home and throw your razors away, because you’ll never have to shave again.
OUR TOP DOS AND DON’TS OF BIKINI WAXING
Do’s: Relax. Breathe. Find a happy place. The more relaxed you are, the better the waxing experience will be. Inform your Wax Specialist of any medications you are taking, such as antibiotics, Accutane, or topical creams you’re using, such as Retin-A, which may not be compatible with waxing. Wear comfortable cotton panties to avoid irritation.
Don’ts: Do not tan the area you plan to wax 24 to 48 hours before reservation. Do not consume alcohol or significant amounts of caffeine before your reservation. Both can cause your pores to tighten, resulting in a more uncomfortable experience. Do not use any numbing creams. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but they do not penetrate the skin deep enough to be effective.
OUR BIKINI WAXING SERVICE, STEP BY STEP
The Arrival: First time clients PLEASE arrive 30 minutes before your SCHEDULED appointment to fill out client questionnaire. This pertinent information allows our Wax Specialist to serve you in the most effective and safe manner possible. When you arrive at a Golden Lamb Studio at any of our locations, you’ll wait in the lobby area of the Wellness Studio where your Wax Specialist, Melissa will come out to greet you and lead you into one of our private waxing suite.
Disrobing: Your Wax Specialist will ask you to remove your garments from the waist down before hopping on the bed. This allows the Wax Specialist to work without interruption and also prevents wax from getting on your undergarments or clothing. Don’t be shy – you look great.
First, we cleanse the area to remove any makeup, oils or lotions that may reduce the quality of your wax from taking place.
Next, we protect the skin with a cleanser and/or a light powder in areas of need only. We believe less is more. We choose from ONE of our FIVE waxes to best suit your skin and hair. Our custom blend waxes were created to be used directly on the skin with little skin preparation. Again, LESS IS BETTER. Keeping the process simple, safe, and effective.
Then, it’s time for your wax. The types of was we use are low temperature hard and soft wax. However, because everyone’s skin sensitivity is different, we highly recommend that you make your Wax Specialist aware of any discomfort if you feel the wax is too warm. The soft wax is removed with 100% cotton cloth strips. The hard wax, also referred to as a strip-less wax, gets its name from the hardening after application onto the skin. The wax The wax itself is then removed without the use of a cloth strip.
Finally, we rejuvenate the area by applying our serum. Formulated with our antioxidants to help prevent and clear ingrown hairs and breakouts as well as calm and nourish the skin.
Service times depend on a number of factors, but most of our guests are in and out within 15-45 minutes.
AFTER YOUR FIRST WAX
Your first wax removes the majority of hair that has grown above the skin. Because hairs grow in different cycles, your subsequent waxes will remove the hairs that were still growing below the skin’s surface but have now sprouted above the skin. After three to four waxes, all of your hairs should be growing in the same cycle, resulting in longer lasting smooth skin.
BIKINI WAX AFTERCARE TIPS
It get’s easier! Once your first wax is out of the way, every reservation gets easier and easier as long as you don’t shave. If you shave, the next wax will likely feel just like the first. Additionally, shaving between waxes can make you susceptible to itching, or worse… ingrown hairs. Plus, shaving is just irritating and time-consuming. So put the razor down!
HOW LONG SHOULD HAIR BE FOR MY NEXT WAX?
We recommend getting waxed once your hair has grown to be at least a ¼ inch long. Usually your wax will last from three to four weeks, but everyone’s rate of re-growth is different so results will vary between guests. But remember, with the right products, you can help your skin stay smoother, longer. Just ask your Wax Specialist to point you in the right direction.
SEX AFTER WAXING?
We recommend that you wait 24 to 48 hours to give your skin time to heal and allow hair follicles to close. This will prevent any further skin irritation.
TANNING AFTER WAXING?
Tan, beautiful skin looks amazing, but we recommend waiting 24 to 48 hours after a wax before tanning. The freshly waxed skin is susceptible to sun damage if exposed too soon. If you need to go in the sun, thoroughly apply sunscreen to the waxed area.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF WAXING AND TREATING THEM
REDNESS AFTER WAXING
This will disappear over time. You can be red from a few minutes to a few days depending on your skin sensitivity and how your skin handles the wax.
INGROWN HAIRS AFTER WAXING
To prevent ingrown hairs or further skin irritation, we recommend products to stop this.
BUMPS AFTER WAXING
Some bumps are a result of post wax irritation and will go away on their own within a few hours to a few days. To help calm your skin after waxing you can use one of our Post Treatment Serums that best suits your needs.
ITCHING AFTER WAXING
We know it’s going to be tempting, but try really, really hard not to scratch those freshly waxed areas. Because the skin will be new and sensitive, you must be careful not to cause further irritation by scratching. Try to help soothe the area by using an aloe vera gel.
STUBBLE AFTER WAXING
If you’ve just gotten waxed and are already seeing a “5 o’clock shadow”, just know that our hairs grow in different cycles. It’s possible that the hairs just below the skin’s surface have sprouted after your wax service, resulting in a stubbly feel. Moisturizing daily between services is a must; dry or brittle hair can easily break during a wax service. But don’t worry, just go with the flow – allow these hairs to grow so we can remove them next time we see you.
THE ANSWERS TO YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I GET WAXED IF I’M HAVING MY PERIOD?
Sure, we can absolutely wax you when Aunt Flo’s in town. Just be aware that the area is often more sensitive during this time, so you may experience more discomfort than usual. In order to successfully complete the service, you will need to wear a tampon.
IS IT SAFE TO HAVE A BRAZILIAN WAX WHILE PREGNANT?
Yes, you can still wax. However, you may experience more skin sensitivity due to the hormonal changes your body is going through. Our Wax Specialist will make you as comfortable as possible during the service. We recommend checking with your doctor during the last two months of pregnancy.
CAN I GET WAXED IF I HAVE A SUNBURN?
We will not perform services on sunburned skin or skin that is irritated or unhealthy. Believe us, you wouldn’t like it if we did. When your skin has healed, you can call to book a reservation.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR WAXING?
At Golden Lamb Skin Studio, we require guests under 16 to have parental consent for bikini services. (Oh, and just in case you were wondering…there’s no upper age limit, either. We welcome everyone!)
CAN I GET WAXED IF I’M TAKING MEDICATION?
It’s always best to refer to your doctor if you have any questions. For prescribed creams such as Retin-A or Differin, we advise that you stop use seven days prior to your reservation and do not resume use until seven days after your wax. We will not wax you if you are on Accutane or have been in the past 6 months. It’s very dangerous to wax while on Accutane and a doctor’s note will be needed to receive services. It’s very important that you inform us of what medications you may be taking so we can provide you with a safe waxing experience.
WHAT IF I HAVE PIERCINGS AND TATTOOS? WILL IT HINDER MY EXPERIENCE IN ANY WAY?
Waxing areas with tattoos will not cause any problems to your art, or your skin. In fact, waxing will help brighten your tattoo by removing the dead, surface cells on top of it. We recommend that you remove your piercing. If you cannot remove your piercing, the Wax Specialist will have to go around it and may leave a couple of hairs that are too close to touch.