Waxing Pre & Post Tips
All hair must be 1/4 inch (grain of rice) or 4 weeks of grow out.
You will want to start exfoliating the area to be waxed the week prior to your appointment. This helps slough off the dead skin and help hairs break through the surface.
Certain medications and topical treatments are contraindicated for waxing. If you have used Accutane in the past year, you cannot wax until it has been 1 year from your last use. Blood thinning medications as well as antibiotics should be avoided when waxing as they can cause the skin to lift or bruise. The use of Retin-A, Salicylic, & Glycolic products must be stopped 2 weeks prior to waxing appointment.
No sun exposure 24/48 hours prior to waxing appointment, this includes indoor tanning.
Wear loose clothing, friction can aggravate freshly waxed skin. If you are getting a bikini or brazilian wax it is best to not wear panties after, if you must wear them, bring a clean pair to change into. Your pores will be exposed and we do not want to spread bacteria to freshly waxed skin.
Keep it cool, and keep it clean! Avoid touching freshly waxed skin as this can cause irritation and spread bacteria. You will want to take cool showers, and stay away from abrasive soaps and scrubs for 24/48 hours. Highly fragranced cosmetics may irritate waxed skin.
You will want to refrain from wearing tight clothing in the areas that are waxed, the friction will irritate freshly waxed skin- loose comfortable clothing is best.
Refrain from exercising, sex, hot showers, saunas, indoor/outdoor tanning, pools, and hot tubs for at least 48 hours.
You may lightly exfoliate the waxed area 48/72 hours after the appointment. Retail products are available if you are prone to ingrown hairs.
No shaving between visits! Our goal is to wax every 4-6 weeks to ensure all hair is on the same growth cycle, shaving in between disrupts this process.
It is possible your body may have a histamine reaction to the wax, especially on the face, back, chest, and the bikini. You may take an antihistamine to counteract this.
Spray Tanning Pre & Post Tips
Start exfoliating your skin 2-3 days prior to your appointment.
All shaving, waxing, manicures, and pedicures need to be completed 24/48 prior to tanning appointment. If you are shaving be sure to use a new razor without a moisturizing strip. The moisturizing strip tends to leave residue behind which can cause streaking where used.
The day prior to your scheduled tan will be your last soap shower until after the tan has processed. You may use soap and wash your hair as usual. Focus on full body exfoliation. The day of your scheduled tan you will rinse off using water only. You want to make sure all oils, lotions, perfume, deodorant, make-up, etc is removed from your skin. You can do this no less than 3 hours prior to your appointment. Anything left on the skin will create a barrier on your skin and will prevent the spray tan from developing properly * Do not use Dove, Caress, or Oil of Olay products
Please bring long loose dark clothing as well as flip flops or easy slide on shoes. It is possible the bronzer may transfer and stain clothing. (No leggings, tight jeans, sports bras)
Avoid touching your skin, as well as anything that will make you sweat for the next 24 hours
Wait the recommended time prior to your first rinse. DO NOT WASH YOUR HAIR OR USE ANY SOAPS. You will use
your hands to rinse off the cosmetic bronzer until the water runs clear
Your tan will continue to develop for the next 24 hours.
It is recommended to wear long loose dark clothing to prevent color transfer, this is especially important when sleeping in your tan.
After 24 hours, you may resume showering as usual, using a very soft cloth and pat dry. Refrain from using loofahs or anything abrasive that will cause premature fading. Avoid long hot showers, baths, hot tubs and saunas.
Cleansing and acne products (AHA) promote exfoliation and can compromise your spray tan.
Apply Oil Free Moisturizers morning and evening to prolong the life of your tan.
Choose water based sun screens as spray tanning does not protect you from UVA-UVB Rays.