We know waxing can be confusing, and even a little scary, if it's your first time. Fear not! We're here to answer your questions and guide you through the experience. We love waxing, we love to talk about waxing, and we want your experience to be remarkable! If you don't find the answer you're looking for in our FAQ, we'll be happy to help by phone or by email, and it' impossible to make us blush, so give us a call.
So, what is a Brazilian anyway?
A Brazilian wax is the complete removal of the hair on the pubic region, the labia, and the butt crack. You do have the option, however of either going completely bare or leaving a small landing strip or triangle of hair about the vaginal area.
How long does the hair have to be to get waxed?
We require that you have at least a 3-week hair growth. Honestly, the longer the better for your first wax. it is VERY important to have enough hair growth when you come for your appointment. This allows the wax to grab the airs easily. If your hair is too short, we will ask you to reschedule your appointment. If your hair is too long, we will do the trimming at no extra charge.
Do I have to be naked?
No, not completely. But we will need you to undress from the waist down, including your underwear. I know it's a little unnerving for you, but trust me; we do these ALL day long. To us, it's all just skin and hair. So, please don't feel embarrassed. We will do our best to put your completely at ease!
I have my period! Do I need to cancel?
No! It doesn't bother us at all. Just use a tampon and we will work around the string. Honestly, it happens all the time!
How often do I need to be waxed?
The baseline recommendation is every 4 weeks. That goes for everything: brows to legs to Brazilian. Some clients experience a slower or faster rate of hair growth.
What kind of wax do you use?
We use the absolute highest quality wax available. For sensitive areas, such as the face, underarms, and bikini area, we use a hard wax. A hard wax melts at a lower temperature, is applied in a thicker layer, and is removed without a strip. The advantages of using a hard wax is that we can go over the area multiple times without causing irritation, and it is excellent for delicate skin. For larger areas, like the legs and back, we use a high quality soft wax, which is applied thinly and removed using pollen strips.
Does waxing cause ingrown hairs?
Possibly. Some people get ingrown hairs no matter what type of depilation they choose. Exfoliating daily and using an ingrown eliminator that contains a combination of AHAs and BHAs can help this.
Will I be perfectly smooth after my first wax?
It's possible but not probably. Some clients are smooth as a baby's bottom after their first experience. However, it is common that after the first 2 or 3 waxing you may feel a wee bit of stubble. This occurs most frequently with clients that have coarse, dark hair, and it is most common with leg waxing. The reason for stubble is because your hair grows on 3 different cycles, each lasting about 28 days. It takes a few services for you hairs to all grow out long enough to be grabbed entirely by the wax. When it does, smooth sailing!
Will it make my hair grow back thicker?
Absolutely not. Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse.
Will it make my hair grow back darker?
No. Waxing will not change the pigment of your hair.
How much does a Brazilian hurt? Seriously!
Well, let's just say it doesn't feel great. But I think the worst part is the anticipation. Once your first time is over and you understand what to expect, it's a breeze. Plus, we always keep chatting to keep your mind off the pain. Before you know it ... you're done!
What if I have a really low pain tolerance?
First, we suggest taking a mild pain reliever like Aleve, Ibuprofen, or Tylenol 30minutes before your appointment. This can help so lesson any pain you may experience during your services. Second, do not take any stimulate like coffee or caffeinated/energy drinks.
Patients with active cold sores or warts, wounded, sunburned, excessively sensitive skin, healing problems, dermatitis or inflammatory Rosacea in the area(s) to be treated should be excluded from the Peel because the procedure could potentially precipitate a flare up or spread the condition
Patients with a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions may be sensitive to treatment
The Chemical peel should not be performed on patients with an allergy to Salicylates (i.e. aspirin)
Chemical peels are not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the past year or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy
This procedure should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women
What to Expect:
Patients will likely experience a stinging sensation as the peel activates on the skin. Immediately after the peel, your skin may be pink. This is temporary and will fade in 1-2 hours.
Pre-Care Instructions (one week before your peel):
Avoid the following procedures: electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams and laser hair removal and sun exposure
Cease using any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating, such as salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid and glycolic acid
Pre Care Instructions (three days before you peel):
Cease using any products containing Retinol, AHA or BHA, or Benzoyl Peroxide
Rinse skin gently (with cool water only) and pat dry/do not rub
DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN, as scarring can result
Avoid harsh cleansers or washcloths
Patients with hypersensitivity to the sun should take extra precautions to guard against exposure immediately following the procedure as there may be more sensitivity following the treatment
Do not have any other facial treatment for at least a week after your peel
Daily Skincare Routine:
When washing your face, use a gentle cleanser
Cease the use of exfoliating scrubs for at least one week after your peel
Apply moisturiser twice per day or as often as needed to relieve dryness and tightness
Use a SPF daily and avoid direct sunlight for at least one week
Warning signs of problems include severe redness, swelling, blistering, burns, ulcers, pain, or signs of infection. Notify your therapist immediately if you see these.
What are eyelash extensions?
Semi-permanent eyelash extensions are synthetic lashes that are adhered to individual, natural eyelashes. Unlike false or strip lashes, extensions are attached one by one to individual eyelashes and NOT to your skin. Extensions enhance your natural beauty by adding length and fullness to your existing lashes. They allow you to wake up looking radiant and ready to go, without even a swipe of mascara!
How long do they last?
When properly cared for (Care instustructions can be found on Lash Service page), your eyelash extensions will last until your natural eyelashes fall out as they normally would. Exact timing varies because of genetics and lifestyle, however the average shedding of natural lashes takes place at the rate of two to five lashes per day. To maintain your look, see us for a fill session every two to three weeks.
Are they safe?
Yes. When properly applied, eyelash extensions are a safe and convenient alternative to wearing mascara and strip lashes.
I've heard eyelash extensions make your natural lashes fall out. Is this true?
No way! When properly applied and cared for, eyelash extensions will not harm your natural lashes. Instead, your natural lash will shed as it normally does, taking the extension with it. A new lash will grow in its place. All Glo Lash Artists are trained and certified in proper and safe application techniques
I had my extensions applied somewhere else. Can I still have my lash fill at Glo?
Sure! Since lash styling and technique can vary so widely from salon to salon, we require clients to inform us of this when booking so we can make sure we reserve the appropriate amount of time that way our Lash Artists have enough time to fully assess your existing extensions and determine the best route for you! To preserve the health of your natural lashes, we may not be able to fill the existing work (generally in the case of improper installation) and may instead recommend a removal and application of a fresh full set. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions!
Help! I don't like my lashes from somewhere else. What can you do?
We're happy to help! If the lashes are unsafely applied, we may recommend removal and replacement with a fresh, customized Full Set from one of our highly trained Lash Artists
What to Expect
The eyelash extensions that I use in my studio vary in brand, thickness, length, curl, and texture. I use synthetic mink and silk eyelash extensions because it holds the curl better than mink, while still being light and noticeable. Each person will have their own design based on their eye shape and natural lashes. I will also ask a series of questions to see what look each client prefers and create the design according to the natural lash health of each client.
You can expect your initial eyelash extension procedure to be scheduled for up to 2 hours. This time allows you to rest and be pampered as I transform your lashes to a customized lash look that will enhance your natural beauty.
Come to your appointment with clean eyes. This ensures that your artist can focus on adding lashes and not subtracting makeup. Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure a parking spot!
You will lay on one of our beds and your Lash Artist will examine your natural lashes. She will discuss the look you want to achieve and add her professional opinion about what is safe for your natural lashes. Your Lash Artist will cover your lower lashes for protection, then begin the process of individually adhering extensions to your natural lashes. This procedure is safe, painless and relaxing. Lash naps are welcomed and encouraged! To conclude, your Lash Artist will remove the protective covering from your lashes and give you a first look at your new eyes. Your life will be changed!
Time varies depending on what look and type of lashes being applied. A lash service can last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.
Caring for your extensions
Caring for your extensions is simple! After your appointment avoid wetting lashes for AT LEAST 24 hours. NO pools and NO saunas. Exposing your freshly applied lashes to water or steam can loosen up the adhesive bond causing the lashes to seperate from the natural lash and fall off! Avoid touching your lashes with your fingers, rubbing your eyes, and allowing excessive sweat to drip down into your lash line. Be gentle with them, and sleep mindfully! Do not curl them, and avoid all oil-based products near your eyes (makeup, makeup remover, sunscreen, etc.).
Extensions are so remarkable on their own, that will enjoy the fact that you may not need any additional enhancement. After all, our goal is to take the place of your mascara!
However, if you just can’t live without your eyeliner or mascara, go ahead. Just make sure it’s water-soluble and oil-free. Oils used in facial and makeup products can loosen the adhesive bond, causing the extension to separate from the natural lash and fall off prematurely.
When you remove your makeup, be gentle. Please be advised that even if you choose to wear oil-free makeup, there’s added "wear-and-tear" and a chance that your bonds may still be loosened resulting in premature fallout.