“How long will my wax last?”
Your wax will usually last between 3-4 weeks. Hair typically grows back within two to eight weeks depending on the individual. Because there are three growth cycles in hair growth, you may experience re-growth sooner. This is not the growth of waxed hair rather the emergence of hair that was not present or too short at the time waxing. With regular waxing you can decrease the frequency with which you'll need it.
“Can I tan before I get waxed?”
We recommend no tanning 48 hours before and after any waxing session due to the sensitivity of the skin.
"Uh-oh, can I still wax if I have a sunburn?"
We will not perform services on sunburned skin or skin that is irritated or unhealthy. When your skin has healed, you can call or your book your reservation online!
"Can I take medication to dull the pain before my waxing service?"
Yes! you may take an over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen one hour prior to waxing. Avoid aspirin and other blood thinners.
“Do I need to notify my aesthetician if I am on my Menstrual Cycle prior to waxing?”
Yes. The skin is much more sensitive to waxing during this time of the month. Because of water retention and for your personal comfort, avoid hair removal two days before your cycle and two days after. The aesthetician prefers and recommends to not have the service performed during this time of the month.
"What type of wax is used at Aura?"
Our estheticians use a soft wax with strips in order to provide a clean, safe and precise wax.
"Okay... so what is the difference between hard and soft wax?"
Hard wax is applied as a liquid and goes on thick. Soft wax, what we use at Aura, goes on in a more thin, controlled fashion and is removed with a strip.
"What are the benefits of choosing waxing over shaving?"
Because waxing removes the top layer of dead skin off the body, it is a form of exfoliation. Unlike shaving, waxing doesn’t allow for cuts or nicks, and causing the hair to thin instead of thicken. Waxing also lasts for weeks at a time and causes the hair to grow back slower. Keeping up a wax routine can benefit the skin’s condition over time.
"What is the upkeep for waxing?"
Make sure to schedule an appointment every 4-6 weeks. A lot of the benefits for waxing come with routine. Ask your esthetician for more information, they will be happy to help!
"What is the difference between a brazilian and a bikini wax?"
A bikini wax is the removal of hair from the bikini line about an inch all around from the base of the stomach and the top of the thighs. A brazilian takes care of everything, including the lips and the anal regions.
“Can I still wax if I've just had a facial?”
You can still wax if you receive a basic facial that includes a cleans, steam, exfoliation and mask. If you received a specialty facial that includes, but is not limited to, an alpha (AHA) or beta (BHA) hydroxy peel, microdermabrasion or any other deep exfoliation treatment, then you need to wait at least 7 days to receive a wax service.
“Hallelujah, I'm pregnant! Can I still wax?”
Firstly, congratulations! Secondly, yes, you can still wax. However, you may experience more skin sensitivity due to the hormonal changes your body is going through. Our wax specialists will make you as comfortable as possible during the service. We recommend checking with your doctor during the last two months of pregnancy.
"Let's get serious: Can I still wax if I'm on medication?"
It's always best to refer to your doctor if you have any questions. For prescribed creams such as Retin-A or Differin, we advise that you stop use 7 days prior to your wax reservation and not resume use until 7 days after your wax service. We will not wax you if you are on Accutane. It is very dangerous to wax while on Accutane and a doctor's note will be needed to receive services. Remember, it's important to inform or update your aesthetician on what medications you may be taking so we can ultimately provide you with a safe waxing experience.