Does waxing hurt?

There is generally some discomfort with waxing. But, it is a quick, temporary sting that stops hurting right away and believe us when we say that the anticipation is much worse than the actual wax! It tends to hurt more the first time than any other time because your nerves are on edge and you don’t know what to expect. The pain does lessen if you keep up with waxing because after the first wax the hair typically grows back finer and more sparse, becomes less prickly, and the skin retains its smoothness much longer.

Does waxing make the hair grow back thicker or darker?

Luckily, no. Waxing, shaving, and any other type of hair removal will not cause the hair to come back any differently than it was prior to the removal

How long do I have to let my hair grow out?

We recommend at least 3-4 weeks of growth or 1/4- 1/2", whichever comes first, ESPECIALLY when it’s your first wax. If the hair is too short, the wax will not be effective at removing it so this is a good rule of thumb to follow. In general, the more hair follicles we can remove, the better the wax, the longer it will last, & the happier you will be!

How long will my waxing last?

The results may last between 2-6 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows. As you receive regular waxing, the hair will continue to be more sparse and the waxing itself will hurt less.

What is a Brazilian wax?

A Brazilian wax is the removal of hair over the pubic region, labia, and in between the buttocks. We can also leave a strip or small triangle; it’s really up to you!

What is the difference between a bikini and an extended bikini wax?

A Bikini wax is the removal of hair 2" from the sides and 1" off the top of a modest panty line. An Extended Bikini Wax is anything more than that excluding the labia and between the buttocks. *Please note that hair removed from the inner thigh will be charged as such.

Does The Wax Loft offer Male Bikini or Brazilian Waxes?

We are an inclusive company, providing services to persons of all gender identities or gender expressions. However, we do not provide the specialized service of bikini or Brazilian waxing on male genitalia.

What about stray hairs?

Once the waxing is complete, your esthetician will make sure there are no stray hairs either by waxing or tweezing them. Please note that stubble will not be tweezed.

Is there any way to minimize the pain involved in waxing?

Some of our clients also swear by taking an Advil or Motrin about thirty minutes prior to a wax. Also, timing is everything when it comes to any bikini waxing, as it is more painful about 2 days before and after your period.

Can I get a bikini/Brazilian wax while on my period?

Of course! We understand that situations arise when timing may not work out and you just need a wax. We only ask that you cleanse the area prior to your appointment, wear a tampon, and to please be aware that you typically will be a bit more sensitive during this time in your cycle.

Does The Wax Loft "double dip"?

Double-dipping is a common practice at many salons, but not at The Wax Loft. Our waxing sticks are dipped into the wax once, applied to the client once, and then discarded. The Wax Loft tries to be as environmentally friendly as possible; we are aware using multiple sticks creates excess waste, but sanitation is our top priority.

Will my wax technician wear gloves?

Absolutely! We value being as sanitary as possible. Gloves are worn to protect the safety of both our clients and our service providers.

Are there any age restrictions on waxing?

Yes, you must be 18 or older to receive a wax at our salon. If you are under the age of 18, just have a parent or guardian fill out our consent form and we will be happy to wax you.

Are there any reasons I should not be waxed?

You should not receive any facial waxing if you are using the following products: Retin A, Renova, Differin. If you are on Accutane, we will not wax you and it is not recommended to be waxed for at least a year after you have stopped using it. In addition, if you have been or plan to be out in the sun within 24-48 hours before or after an appointment, you should not be waxed. If you are sunburned in the area you want waxed, we will not wax you.

*Certain scenarios may arise where it may not be a good idea to wax, above and beyond the things previously mentioned and in such cases your esthetician will discuss the circumstances with you. Please know that if you are not being waxed for any reason it is only because we have your best interest at heart!

How will my skin react to waxing?

After your first wax, the skin may be a bit red and irritated. This is normal and should calm down within a few hours. Please keep in mind that no matter how many precautions are taken it is difficult to predict how everyone’s skin may react, e.g. bruising and peeling.

Can I cancel/reschedule my appointment?

We kindly ask for a minimum of 4 hours notice for any cancellations or rescheduling of appointments. If you do not call to cancel an appointment at least 4 hours prior to, an automatic $15 will be charged to your account and must be paid prior to receiving your next service. Also, as our services tend to be quick- no reason to prolong the pain, right?! If you are more than 5 minutes late for your scheduled appointment please be aware that we may have to reschedule you for a later time. These policies are in place simply to protect our other clients’ time.