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Getting your pre-delivery checklist together? Make sure your bikini wax appointment is on there!
There are plenty of questions our new and returning clients are too embarrassed to ask. Here are just a few of the questions I have been asked in a shy manner but are very common (trust me, you aren’t alone):
Q: Can I still get waxed during my period?
A: You bet! The majority of our female clients come in for bikini waxes while on their period. If you’re comfortable with it, we are too! As long as you wear a tampon, you are good to go! You may just feel a little more sensitive while on your period so we suggest taking an Ibuprofen about 30 minutes before your wax, if you want to err on the side of caution.
Q: I’m a guy, do guys even wax?
A: Oh my gosh, yes! A good portion of our clientele is male so don’t be ashamed to come in and give it a try. So sit back, relax, and enjoy an ice cold beer.
Q: What if it has been awhile and I am really hairy?
A: The hairier the better! Your hair just needs to be at least 2 weeks grown out before you can get waxed. Any longer than that is a bonus for us because more of your hair is grown in and can be waxed. So, don’t worry about trimming anything beforehand, your Waxologist is happy do it if needed.
Q: But what if I am hairy in weird/abnormal places?
A: There is no such thing as a weird place to be hairy. Even if a specific spot isn’t on our menu we can wax it. There is no "normal" place to grow hair - it tends to grow everywhere which is why we’re here to wax it!
Q: Is it normal to get ingrown hairs?
A: Sadly, yes :( Ingrowns occur when the hair is trapped underneath the surface of the skin rather than breaking the surface. This causes bumps, redness, and sometimes itching. Some people are more prone to them but there is a solution! AND IT'S EASY: Exfoliatie!!! Exfoliating can be done manually with a dry brush, exfoliating glove, exfoliating towel, or with our custom chemical post-wax exfoliant: CARE Serum.
Q: Do I really have to be naked?
A: Welllll, the articles of clothing you keep on is totally dependent upon the service you receive. If we are waxing your face, you should kindly keep your pants on *eye roll* However, if you are receiving any bikini wax, we do ask that you drop your drawers. Cotton fabric covers are available to cover the area while you're waiting for your Waxer to come back in the room, but we do need to see the goods you wanna get waxed. The first two minutes you might feel a bit weird, but our Waxologists see these body parts all day long. They totally know how to make you feel completely at ease. It’s their job, afterall!
Q: Is it common for people to wax their butt cracks?
A: Heck yes! It is SO common! The majority of us grow hair on our butt crack and yes, girls do wax their booty cracks too. Gotta keep that tail feather super smooth. But it’s a very simple service to have done. You just pull your knees to your chest and it's over in seconds. This service is performed all day long, is completely normal and is the quickest way to become BFFs with your Waxologist!
Q: How long do I have to wait to have sex/work out/swim after getting a body wax?
A: We know you wanna flaunt your fresh wax as soon as you can but it is important not to partake in any activities that can cause you to sweat or get germs in your pores for at least 24 hours. This includes sex, working out, going to the beach and getting a tan. If you touch your smooth skin or sweat immediately post-wax, this can not only cause irritation but transmit bacteria into those open pores - this is what causes those littel breakouts. And nobody's got time for that!
I can't believe it. We are so busy and alive around our Wax Castle, it makes me giddy! Sometimes I lose myself in the stress of hiring; I need to find the best Waxologists for this Tribe! But, with this round of babes, I feel so confident and LUCKY to have these ladies as our newest additions. Highly experienced, down-to-earth, awesome Estheticians.
Meet Kim: she is a super sweet and highly accomplished Waxer! Kim’s favorite services to perform are Brows and Brazilians. She strongly believes all clients gain amazing confidence with their smooth skin and these are the top services that can achieve that. When she’s not de-fuzzing you, she loves her free time with family. She's always up for hiking and traveling! Eating at Cucina is always on her list of priorities and doing Pilates makes her feel like wonderwoman. Kim admits she is slightly obsessed with “Friends” and never misses a season of “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette”, but aren't we all?
Above all else, Kim's calm and relaxing demeanor paired with her amazing waxing skills makes her the perfect Waxologist for OC Waxing. But like many of our babes, she’s got a great, sarcastic sense of humor and if you’re lucky enough she just might show you her weird talent: squawking like a seagull.
Meet our sweet Amy Jo. Amy was born in the beautiful city of San
Diego and moved to (and fell deeply in love with) NYC for a
few years. Now this brunette bombshell is back to her roots here in
California and we are so happy she is a part of our wax tribe!
Amy Jo is highly experience skin care veteran with 12 years of
aesthetics experience under her belt. This girl is totally amazing in all things aesthetics! Simply put: get waxed by her once and you'll be hooked. Her skills are unparalleled and her calm, mellow bedside manner helps even the most nervous client feel safe and taken care of.
Amy Jo is shamefully obsessed with The Bachelor and brushing up on her pop trivia skills. She is also a self-proclaimed whiz at jeopardy, so make sure to quiz her with something really random! When Amy Jo is away from the salon, sh'e busy playing pool, doing pilates, walking her dogs, and you'll be sure to catch her at a few baseball games during the season! This girl is a foodie and loves trying the newest hot spots, especially sushi! She has a deep love for Poke from her fave restaurant Pueblo in Soco. Amy Jo is an amazing babe AND Waxologist that you must visit here!
Taylor is our bombshell redhead with an easygoing, laid-back
personality! She truly lives by her “go with the flow” outlook on life.
But don’t let that fool you, this active lady loves Pilates, Yoga, and all
outdoor activities! She's always walking her Golden Retriever, Buddie,
or finding a new hiking trail to explore. Taylor loves performing
Brazilians because she really gets to develop a close, personal
relationship with her clients. "It's a service that requires talent and trust and I love to help client's trust me and I can totally make them feel right at home!" Taylor is a great listener who is determined to leave you feeling super smooth and comfortable throughout your time with her.
You will find Taylor laughing all the time. If you wanna get her gabbing, just ask her about “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”; it’s her most watched show on TV. She’s also just slightly (okay, a lot) obsessed with coffee – she just can’t get enough of it.
Deanna is a fun, outgoing mama who loves being around people.
This chatty girl is so fun to be with in the wax room! With over 6
years of Esthetics experience, Deanna has completely mastered the
art of waxing and we are so lucky to have her expertise at OC
Waxing. She has a real love and passion for waxing; believe it or not,
it actually relaxes her!
Her super quick wax techniques and perfectionist attitude are hard
to find so you’re in luck; you’ll always be sure to strut out of here with super smooth skin.
Outside of the waxing room, Deanna has a crazy busy life as a wife and mom of 3 gorgeous children. She loves taking her kids to their sports activities and taking them to the duck park, eating at Oke Poke. Deanna is always watching "Family Feud" or "Hell on Wheels" with a nice ice cold Coca Cola in hand.
We have the raddest group of ladies in the OC Wax Tribe and we think it's time you get to know just a little bit more about them! Our resident blogger Cassidy has prepared some pretty entertaining questions for your reading pleasure. Without further ado, here's her first interview with our Mission Viejo Front Desk gal Megan!
Megan is my soul sister/pen pal/work bff. We talk every day, but have met only three times now. When thinking about interviewing someone from our team, I instantly knew it would be this babe would be first. She is 24 years young and OC bred. According to her, pizza could be her only meal for the rest of her life and she would be perfectly okay with that. She's super close with her family and says her parents are her favorite people on the planet.
Believe it or not, we see it quite often: clients coming in for their waxing with hair that is TOO SHORT! Did you know the length of your hairs is the key component to a flawless wax?
Read on to let us help you determine the perfect length that will save time, money, and razorburn (ouch!).
Here are a few quick ways to check and see if your hair is ready for removal:
Hair should be about 1/4 – 1/2 inch long. A good way to test this is to see if your hair covers at least half to three-quarters of your pinky finger nail.
Hair should be the length of a grain of rice
If you can grab it, we can wax it
If you trim or shave, let hair grow approximately 2 weeks before getting waxed. Two weeks of growth is usually the minimum amount of time needed for the proper length of hair. We know you might be thinking- “UGH! That’s so long!”, but trust us, growing it out the FIRST time is definitely the worst. It gets better as you wax!
Please do NOT shave or trim the hair prior to your waxing, even if you feel it is too long. If the hair is shaved/trimmed too short, the wax will not be able to grab onto the hair and you will not be able to get waxed.
So, here in this blog is an example of hair that is TOO SHORT to get waxed!
Although this re-growth MAY look long enough to wax, it is best to let it grow about twice this length. If the hair is too short, like the picture above, the wax will not be able to grab onto it, resulting in left-over little hairs. That’s not a smooth wax!
Patience is a virtue when it comes to hair removal…but we promise the wax is worth the wait!! And in the end, you will thank yourself…and us 😉