Waxing Tips for The First Timers | Flash Your Style Best Tips
So you’re sitting down sipping on a cup of tea when the thought suddenly hits you: it’s about time I need to book for a wax. Whilst the idea of an intimate wax seems like the solution to any shaving trials and tribulations, you just can’t banish the thought of hot wax being poured onto your nether regions to strip out that troublesome hair. Although the notion may seem daunting at first, we here at Flash Your Style can assure you that it isn’t all bad. We’re here to clear any doubts and thoughts that may cross your mind when this beauty treatment comes to mind.
Firstly, Why You Should Wax?
Girls, we’ve all done it before—wrestled with a razor in front of our bathroom mirror as we fervently removed those stubborn stubbles, usually in an early morning frenzy or right before an important date. No matter how hard we try, the hairs just kept coming back, each time quicker than the last and more determined to reclaim their turf. I used to believe shaving every day was just part of life, a nuisance, but tolerable. I thought that once you entered the nightmare cycle of shaving, there was no way out. Well, I’m telling you now, there’s a way out — waxing!
Sounds painful? It is. I’m not going to lie. Waxing is not for the faint-hearted; it is a deliriously painful experience for “waxing virgins”—one that makes you shed a tear or two, or downright sob like a baby in a dirty diaper. I suggest you find yourself a professional who knows what she’s doing and if you happen to find a well-trained Esthetician whose skills greatly reduce your discomfort, cling onto her!
Waxing not only leaves you fuzz free for up to 3-5 weeks, but it can also distort the hair follicles (if you have been waxing for years), to a point where hair will never grow back in those follicles again.
Waxing reduces ingrown hairs, bumps and eradicates razor burn, unlike shaving and leaves you feeling fresh, exfoliated and smooth.
What You Should Wax
You can have pretty much any part of your body waxed such as arms, legs, tummy, face, back, chest, toes, fingers, bottom, bikini…and so on. With the exception of extreme intimate waxing (surprisingly unpopular so you can breathe a sigh of relief!), Flash Your Style has you covered!
The most popular areas to be waxed are:
- Brow Tint
- Lash Tint
- Brow Wax
- Lip Wax
- Chin Wax
- Nose Wax
- Full Face
- Full Leg
- Half Leg
- Full Arm
- Half Arm
- Under Arm
- Add on Special Wax
- Mini Dermaplaning
Do you need to grow your hair?
If you have been shaving, then yes. But 3 weeks growth is the perfect length. For bikini area, I recommend shaving all over 3 weeks beforehand for the easiest, most comfortable wax as hair will be around 0.5cm long. Any longer than 1cm and the hair will have more torque so it will hurt more; so you can trim instead if you don’t have that much time before your wax. Please don’t grow your hair out as long as possible, it’s completely unnecessary.
How Often do you need to Wax?
It is recommended you book your next appointment in 3-5 weeks, though first-timers may find they will need 3 to start with, and those that have been waxing for longer may be fine with 4 or 5 weeks. For facial waxing, 3 weeks is recommended, as hair does not need to be long, no need to grow a caterpillar while you wait for the next one.
Have you ever felt a little leftover stubble after getting waxed?
You will notice that after your first few waxes, you will have some regrowth following, as your body is reacting to waxing by resetting the anagen (active) phase of dormant papilla cells. These hairs appearing are those that were in the early Anagen Stage and were not long enough (or above skin) to be removed. With regular waxing every 3 to 4 weeks, you are more than likely to get your hair on the same growth cycle, allowing for optimal waxing results.
Hair grows in the above 3 stages and it can take up to 4 waxing treatments before all of the hair is on the same growth cycle, so they all come out together. Your first wax likely won’t remove all the hair, it may last only one week, it may last up to three – it just depends on your own genetics, how recently and often you’ve shaved, and how well you do at preparing the skin before the wax and taking care of the skin between your treatments.
What You Should Wear?
- Comfortable, loose clothes – no jeans or leggings.
- Old pants you don’t mind getting wax residue on when you get dressed after..no thongs or they will rub. You may even want to go commando after.
- A vest for underarm waxing (or remove your top)
- You will be provided with disposable underwear for bikini waxing, which I recommend you use.
- Wearing your own underwear will just get messy and be difficult for the technician to get to where they need. You are also welcome to go without any underwear.
How do I book my First Wax?
Click this link to book your first wax https://www.flashyourstyle.net/book-online/
Don’t forget – in order to maintain the most fabulous body, you’ll need to get wax on a regular basis. Ask your Flash Your Style when you’ll need to have yours filled and be sure to book regular appointments with our online form or by calling: (509) 572-2777