How to Prepare, What to Expect During, & After Care
Whether you’re a first time waxee or a veteran, the following pointers will help make your experience at Eve a more comfortable one, and help to attain and maintain better results!
How To Prepare:
Let It Grow, Let It Grow, Let It Grow!
This may be uncomfortable for those getting waxed for the first time, but resist that urge to shave! Hair must be at least ¼ of an inch long in order to wax, longer for certain hair types. Please refrain from shaving for a couple of weeks prior to your appointment.
Don’t Put the Lotion on Your Skin
On the day you wax, don’t moisturize. Wax works better with dry, oil-free skin.
On the day you wax, DO shower! Wax sticks to dirt as well as hair and skin. (If you’re having a bikini service performed, we do have intimate wipes available for purchase at the front desk to help freshen up, just in case.)
Loose fitting, breathable fabrics are the best things you can wear post-wax. Stay away from anything too tight, it may cause irritation.
Also, remember to breathe! It’s natural to be nervous, but it’s going to be over shortly and you’re going to love the results.
During Your Wax
Wax On, Wax Off
All of our waxes are performed in private rooms by our licensed, experienced wax technicians. Please ask them any questions you may have – don’t worry, they’ve heard it all! They will help guide you through your service. Just breathe and relax.
Eve operates under a strict no double-dipping policy. (Each wax stick is dipped into the wax pot only once, thereby eliminating cross-contamination.)
If at any point you are unduly uncomfortable, please speak up. Communication is very important, and your comfort is our main concern.
Love Me Tender
After waxing, your skin can be tender and irritated and will need to be babied for a day or so. We recommend the following tips:
- Avoid hot water on the newly waxed area, and definitely no hot baths unless everything’s calmed down.
- Avoid tanning or sunbathing for at least 24 hours after waxing, and don’t forget the sunblock!
- No steam rooms or saunas for 24 hours.
- Certain skin care
products containing acid should be avoided for at least 48 hours. Steer clear of glycolic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, or anything with "acid" in the ingredients.
With waxing, there is always a possibility of irritation, rashes, or minor bumps, especially on those with super-sensitive skin. Over-the-counter remedies such as aloe vera gel or hydrocortisone will help treat most of these problems. If you experience any reaction that concerns you, please contact your dermatologist immediately.