Body Waxing, The Truth Be Told
By Jane Witmer, Licensed Esthetician, AKA "Lancaster Wax Queen"
Scared to try waxing? Had a bad experience and hesitant to try again? Or just have questions before your appointment.
Yes, waxing can be painful, but there is a difference between “Good Hurt” and “Bad Hurt." By following the guidelines below your waxing service can be stress free and rewarding.
Safety and Sanitary Concerns
As your wax specialist, rest assured safety and sanitation is my #1 concern.
Sanitary measures I take before/after every client:
Room, wax pots, surfaces and product containers used during services are cleaned after every client.
Absolutely NO “Double Dipping” wax applicators ever
Sanitize client's hands and my own before applying gloves prior to service
Before Your Appointment
Consultation first - one-on-one with Jane to discuss contraindications, desired results, and comfort level
I will always be your wax technician to successfully maintain consistency in your waxing experience
Be sure that your hair is about 1/4 - 1/2 inch long
Exfoliate the area the day prior to service
Take Ibuprofen approximately 30 minutes prior
Service should not be less than 2-3 days before or after menstrual cycle
Avoid excessive heat treatments like hot tubs, tanning, and saunas before and right after your service
Wear loose fitting clothes to your appointment
If you are on your period for Brazilian/bikini/sphinx waxing, it will not be a problem to keep your appointment. You skin may be a little more sensitive, but there is no issues with the actual waxing.
After Your Appointment
Avoid excessive heat treatments for 48 hours after
Do not apply deodorant or heavily scented body lotions for 24 hours
Apply Witch Hazel 2 times daily for 2 days on waxed area
Wear loose fitting clothes for 24 hours after appointment
For daily care in between services use Fur Oil to soften coarse hair and prevent ingrown
For treating ingrown hairs use Fur Ingrown Concentrate Fur products available at Studio 8
Waxes Used During Services
Hard Wax is used on facial, underarm, bikini, brazilian and all small areas. Hard wax is less invasive than soft strip wax. You can apply hard wax 2-3 times to same area for effective removal of all hair
Soft Strip Wax is used on facial areas where hard wax is not effective and in all large areas such as back, legs arms and where speed waxing techniques are used. Soft wax is more invasive to skin and can only be applied once to a given area.
Benefits of Waxing VS Shaving
Decrease in ingrown hairs and no razor burn
Hair-free for up to 3 weeks
Hair becomes finer, thinner, and sparser and removal becomes less painful with consistent waxing
About Jane Witmer, "Lancaster Wax Queen"
Over 21 years as waxing professional
15 years as wax educator for Gigi and Clean & Easy Wax product lines
Highest standards in safety and sanitation protocols
Co-owner of Studio 8 Salon and Spa, Inc.