Going to Brazil?

Tips for a perfect wax!
Tips for a perfect wax!

Never had a Brazilian wax before, or maybe it has been a while between your Brazilian maintenance appointments? 

Here are a few important steps for you to take before your treatment, to ensure your salon experience is comfortable, and to help us achieve the perfect result for you.

  • For the wax to work properly, your hair needs to be 1/4 inch long. If your hair is longer than this, please trim it before your appointment with us. It doesn't need to be perfect - and we certainly don't expect you to get out a measuring tape(!) - but it definitely helps you to have the most comfortable experience possible.
     
  • If you are getting waxed after shaving, it is best for you to let your hair grow out so it is long enough, again 1/4 inch long (roughly 3 weeks worth of growth).
     
  • Wash, exfoliate & moisturize prior to your appointment. 
     
    • Washing with a ph balanced body wash controls your bodies natural oil production and protects your skin's barrier, as well as cleansing.
       
    • Exfoliating removes dead skin not only from the skins surface but also from within the hair follicle, when the follicle is blocked the hair then becomes trapped & breakages of the hair occur.
       
    • Moisturizing helps keep your skin hydrated, healthy & happy. Lotions which contain witch hazel, tea tree oil and lavender oil are your best options (and we have some for retail in the salon).
  • If you are someone that feels pain quite easily, over the counter pain relief can be taken to help relax the body before your appointment. It's also good to try to avoid caffeine before your appointment, as it can heighten your senses!
     
  • Loose clothing can be worn for your own comfort to your appointment, but is not necessary.
     
  • Regular (maintenance) waxing will also reduce your hair growth over time. One appointment per month is a great starting point, and some people only require a maintenance wax every 6-8 weeks after a while.

After care and maintenance will also be explained to you at your appointment, and ask us any questions before or after your appointment too.

Love, the Sharkra team

xxx