Q: What is the difference between bikini, bikini plus, and brazilian?
A: For a bikini, we’ll clean up just the sides and top of your bikini line, anything that would show while wearing a bathing suit. For a bikini plus the sides and top, as with the bikini, but the thing that makes it different is that we’ll also do the back, in essence we’ll remove any hair that might peak out if you’re wearing a thong. A brazilian is the removal of all pubic hair, although if you like, we can leave a strip of hair.
Q: I am prone to ingrowns, what can I do to help this?
A: Many people are subject to in-grown hairs due to the hair being out of the follicle for weeks giving the dead skin cells a chance to form over the mouth of the follicle, thus causing the hair to grow under the skin when it reappears. First a foremost, exfoliate! Use exfoliating mitts, or body scrub two to three times per week you’ll keep dead skin cells from trapping new hair growth under your skin. If that does not help you should soak 3 times per week in lukewarm water with a 1/2 cup of dead sea salts for 10 minutes. The second step is to keep your skin healthy and moisturized. A good rule of thumb is, whenever your skin gets wet (after every shower or bath) moisturize.
If you find your ingrown are painful and pustoulous, add an antibacterial ingredient to disinfect and help draw out the bacteria. Ask about Finipil to help with ingrown in sensitive areas.
Q: How long should my hair be?
A: For best results your hair should be a quarter of an inch long. For people who shave that’s about 2 weeks growth.
Q: Will it hurt as much as waxing?
A: Most people find that body sugaring hurts less than waxing, but it all depends on your own pain tolerance.
Q: How long should I wait between appointments?
A: For most services we recommend coming in every four to six weeks in order to have as much hair as possible growing at the same time. Timing may vary depending on your growth cycle and how long you’ve been sugaring. Ask your technician for their recommendation on your next visit.
Q: My skin was bumpy and itchy after my appointment, is this normal?
A: Slight irritation is completely normal and should disappear within 24 hours. If you experience hives you can try taking an antihistamine. You can also apply a cold compress to the irritated area or use a soothing cream to alleviate the redness.