Frequently Asked Questions


We pride ourselves on being a wealth of information for our clients. Here are some examples of questions that are frequently asked:


Skin Care

Have you ever wondered why some people's skin looks great at any age while others have aged beyond their years? Facials might be the answer.


Aside from nourishing the skin, a professionally administered facial can be a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating experience. To enhance your enjoyment of and knowledge about facials, we have prepared this short guide — outlining its benefits and describing what you can expect during your session. Whether this is your first facial, or you receive them regularly, we encourage you to read this material.


Aren't facials just a pampering luxury?

EVERYBODY should have a facial at least once a quarter. Deep cleansing, exfoliating and balancing the skin’s pH are all essential for healthy skin, correcting and preventing problems and premature aging.


What are the benefits of facial?

When received regularly, facial can result in noticeable improvements to skin tone, texture and appearance. A facial can also restore the skin’s normal balance of oil and pH. Additional, temporary results may include: heightened skin softness and pliancy, increased circulation of blood to the face and an overall soothing of the spirit. An added bonus, most people find receiving a professional facial to be exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable.


Will facials make me break out?

Facials may bring impurities, if they exist, to the surface. That’s the only way they will get out! We try to not ignite anything that is not ready so if you do have a breakout it will be minimal.


What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a quick and painless treatment that accelerates the rate at which dead skin is exfoliated, and jump-starts the proliferation of new skin cells.  We usually recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments, which can treat hyperpigmentation, sun-damaged spots, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles and even minor acne scars. Microdermabrasion can be coupled with just about any other type of skin treatment and is usually recommended to be done every few weeks to every two or three months


What is a chemical peel?


A chemical peel uses gentle acids to remove layers of damaged or aged skin. This results in the appearance of softer and younger looking skin. A very mild alpha-hydroxy acid is used to stimulate the skin leaving you with a beautiful glow.


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There are many benefits to waxing. Being prepared can help make your visit that much better. Take a look below for some questions we get asked often. If you have a question we didn't answer, please email us here.


How long should my hair be before my first wax?

For the ultimate results your hair should be ¼” long. It usually takes the average person 3-4 weeks for the hair to grow this long. If you can, try to avoid shaving in between waxes. You should notice that the hair grows back thinner, resulting in quicker less painful waxes.


What should I do to prepare for my Brazilian wax appointment?

We recommend taking low dosage pain reliever 20 minutes prior to your appointment. Schedule your appointment within the first two weeks of your monthly cycle; sensitivity levels are usually decreased during this period of time.


How long will my skin stay red and sensitive?

For most people it takes about 30 minutes for the redness to decrease or subside. After your service, we will apply natural oils that help to soothe the skin and reduce redness. Avoid applying irritants to the skin, such as perfumes and scrubs, for up to 24 hours.


How do I avoid ingrown hairs?

The best and most effective way to avoid ingrown hairs is to exfoliate daily for at least two weeks after your service. We recommend using an ingrown hair serum for best results.


How long will the results of a Brazilian wax last?

It really depends. Hair grows at different cycles and it truly depends on the person. If you have been consistently shaving your first Brazilian may have some hair growth soon after your wax because the hair growth patterns are interrupted. After a few waxes, your hair will begin to grow out much slower and finer. Do not have high expectations after your first wax of extremely smooth skin, that will come in time.


When should I avoid waxing?

Facial waxing is not recommended for clients currently using Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications or stop for 7 days prior to waxing.


Accutane Patients: AVOID all waxing while on Accutane and for a minimum of 6-12 months after coming off the medication or consult your dermatologist about when to proceed.


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