WAXING - Frequently asked questions
I've never been waxed before! What should I expect?
You will be asked to fill in a consultation form prior to waxing in order to ascertain whether you suffer from any allergies, have a hyper sensitive skin or have any other medical conditions which may affect your treatment, this will be followed by a quick chat in the privacy of the treatment room to discuss previous hair removal methods, length of time since last hair removal etc, this ensures that the correct wax is used and relevant aftercare advice is given.
Your chosen treatment will then be explained to you, along with what clothing you will need to remove. You will then be left for a couple of minutes to undress, freshen up (cleansing wipes are always on hand in my treatment room) and get comfortable before your treatment begins and hey presto....smoooth as a babies bum!
Is it going to hurt?
Not nearly as much as you think!!! Some areas are more sensitive than others but pain is minimal thanks to the fantastic Lycon and Perron Rigot waxes and techniques used, any pain you do experience will be over in seconds, so you really have nothing to worry about.
Beautyland is also using special oils designed to reduce discomfort.
How long does the hair need to be?
Our hot wax can grab hair as short as 2mm in length. Our strip wax can remove hair as short as 4mm.
Whether you have been shaving, using hair removal cream, tweezing (ouch!) or getting waxed elsewhere you need to leave between 3 to 4 weeks before visiting me for waxing.
I know it might drive you nuts (pardon the pun) but seriously....short term pain = long term gain.
How long do the results last for?
Unfortunately, the hair does grow back, sorry!
Your next appointment should be between 4 to 6 weeks after your initial appointment.
Leaving too long in between appointments will mean the hairs are longer, making the treatment more uncomfortable than it has to be.
We do experience different growth rates but on average, the 4-week mark is the best time. This timing is based on the 3 stages of hair growth.
Can I wax if I'm pregnant?
For ladies who wonder if a Brazilian/ Hollywood wax is safe during pregnancy the resounding answer is yes. Professionals give the go-ahead unless a woman is close to her baby's due date. Whether you're just pregnant or 8-months along, you can feel safe about getting rid of that unwanted hair
Waxing while you are pregnant may mean you are a little more sensitive, but you can still be waxed. Brazilians and Hollywood are becoming increasingly popular with ladies just
before their due date!
What sort of wax do you use?
You may have noticed that when you come into Beautryland, I will use different methods of wax application for your hair removal, hot wax or strip wax.
They both have their own advantages and disadvantages depending on what area of your body is getting hair removal and your skin and hair type.
All non-intimate waxes are done using strip wax which is suitable for most skins. For all intimate waxing, face and underarms, I use Perron Rigot and Lycon New Generation of Waxes. They don't require strips and heats at a lower temperature and is much gentler on the skin.
Do I need to be naked?
Well, yes. But you will only need to undress from the waist down (including your underwear).
i know it may be a little unnerving for you, you’ve never met me, we’ll going to be applying warm wax, your goods are hanging out – but trust me, I do this ALL day long. It’s just a body part to me.
Plus, I am after medical school and esthetician, so wax on!
BEAUTYLAND is a no judgement zone. Come as you are.
What if I get aroused?
Sometimes it happens....usually it passes pretty quickly. As long as you are not behaving inappropriately, I will carry out the treatment as normal. I’m there to wax it not play with it. I expect professional behaviour from my clients during their treatment.
It is SO EASY and SO SIMPLE! Be RESPECTFUL. Please regard men’s waxing as a professional service and DO NOT sexualize it.
It is very rare to find a professional waxer SKILLED at male Hollywood and Brazilian, and super difficult to find a salon using Innovative methods of waxing, so please remember inappropriate comments or actions will result in the treatment ending immediately, and you being asked to leave. This also means you will not be rebooked for any future treatments.
Can I bring someone in the room with me?
Waxing is not a spectator sport, so I'm sorry but no.
I can appreciate that the first time waxer might be nervous and would like a friend in the room for support or encouragement, but it is my and my insurance policy that only the person receiving the service can be in the room.
My treatment room is small and having a third person in the room interferes with efficiency and quality of the service.
The ONLY exception is the parent / guardian of a minor being waxed.
I promise you are safe with me.
Is there a minimum age?
For standard waxing not so much, however, if you are under 16 I will need you to bring your parent/guardian along with you so I know it's ok with them.
For intimate waxing (with the exception of standard bikini) I will not wax anyone under the age of 18.
Can I get a wax while I'm menstruating?
Please do not cancel your appointment if you have your menstrual cycle. Just insert a tampon and you’re good to go.
Take note, there are differing opinions as to whether or not waxing hurts more on your cycle. Some do believe the pain is worse while others experience no changes in discomfort at all. You can pop a painkiller 20 minutes before your appointment. It may help.
Will my skin be sore following waxing?
You may well go away sporting the plucked chicken look, this and some slight soreness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions.
These symptoms should subside over the next 24-48 hours (if you follow the aftercare advice).
If you do experience persistent redness or irritation or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Why is your “No Show” and “Cancellation Policy” so strict?
There are always going to be good reasons why you can’t make your appointment. A phone call is all I need from you.
I had a trend of people just simply not showing for their appointments, which is rude. It is also inconvenient to me, as I could have put somebody else in that spot. Please, if you can’t make your appointment, just give me a holler as early as you can
BEAUTYLAND has a 24h cancelation policy. If your appointment is changed, canceled, or rescheduled with less than 24h notice, or you are 1/4 late for your appointment we require prepayment for your next appointment & a cancelation fee of 50% or a minimum of £15 will be applied.
If your appointment is canceled or rescheduled last minute more than once, we kindly ask you to prepay for all your future appointments.
‘NO SHOWS’ will be charged 100% of the service amount.
Any future appointments will be canceled until the debt is paid.
To ensure a successful waxing experience, please read and follow these instructions.
WARNING: Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications.
Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.
Accutane (Acne medication) – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.
Adapalene (Acne medication)
Alustra (Retin A)
Avage (See Tazorac – Acne medication)
Avita (See Retin A)
Differin (Acne medication)
Isotretinoin (See Accutane)
Renova (See Retin A)
Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
Tazarac (Acne medication)
Tazarotene (See Tazorac)
Tretinoin (See Retin A)
CAUTION: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your technician. These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.
Other Acne medications not listed above
Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
Bleaching agents for pigmentation of skin (Hydraquinone, Trilumena)
Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair
Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive)
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
PRECAUTIONS & CONSIDERATIONS:
Please read these valuable guidelines.
Sunburned, irritated or areas with open skin cannot be waxed.
Moles cannot be waxed.
You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before waxing after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion.
Waxing cannot be performed if you have been in a tanning booth the same day.
Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.
If irritation should occur, recommend you use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to keep the area continually moist to avoid infection and scabbing.
No sun/tanning booths for 2 days following a waxing treatment. Extra precaution should be taken if using tanning accelerators. Wait 2-3 days to wax before/after tanning with accelerators.
No hot baths for 24 hours following a body waxing treatment.
No abrasives for 24 hours following a waxing treatment.
No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm waxing treatment.
Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their menses.