Question: Does waxing hurt?
Answer: We won’t lie to you, it may hurt but it all depends on your pain threshold. However, consistent waxing will damage your hair follicle making each service more and more comfortable. If you were thinking of drinking beer or shot of tequila before your service DON’T! Alcohol is a blood thinner and will increase your chance of bleeding and bruising during your service as well as tightening your hair follicle making your wax more painful.Typically the first wax is the most painful, but we recommend taking IBuprofen 30-45 min before your appointment to put you at ease.
Question: Why not shave?
Answer: Shaving stimulates potential hair growth and can strengthen the hair follicle. Shaving also cuts the hair at the hair shaft, which not only re-grows with a stubbly feel it can also itch, shaving allows the hair to re-grow the next day or in some cases the same day. With waxing, most clients return every 4-6 weeks to keep themselves feeling clean and groomed.
Question: What is the etiquette at Manzilian?
Answer: We will first give you privacy to undress from the waist down, a hygiene wipe will be provided as well as a towel to place over the area being waxed when you are ready. Our waxologists are experts at what they do and strive to get the service completed as fast and efficient as possible.
Question: What if I get aroused during my treatment?
Answer: Erections can happen during your service, however we expect all of our clients to understand that this is a professional setting and no nonsense will be tolerated. If the waxologist feels someone is deliberately trying to get an erection for sexual gratification the service will be stopped immediately and the client will no longer be welcome at any California Wax Center location.
Question: I have previously waxed and found my skin became spotty and I had some ingrown hairs?
Answers: Some people are more prone to ingrown hairs than others, however regular exfoliation and use of our aftercare products will minimize the chances of skin reactions or ingrown hairs.
Question: What can I do to prevent ingrown hairs or bumps?
Answers: We suggest 3 steps to ensure the best waxing results. 1. Exfoliate starting 2-3 days after your waxing service. 2. Apply an ingrown serum twice daily to clean the hair follicle from the inside out. 3. Moisturize. Exfoliation and serums can tend to dry out skin, your skin must be hydrated to allow the hair to pop through and prevent breakage during waxing. We carry all products needed to keep the area free of bumps or reactions!
Question: How long does intimate waxing take?
Answer: This does depend on the density of the hair growth; the treatment can take between 30 minutes to an hour.
Question: What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?
Answer: Although we cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Please ensure you follow our strict aftercare advice to avoid any avoidable problems.
Question: How long should the hair be before I have a wax?
Answer: We recommend a minimum of two weeks of hair growth after shaving, ¼ inch, about as long of a grain of rice. Please do not feel the need to trim as shorter hairs are harder to remove.
Question: How long will the intimate wax last?
Answer: Everybody’s hair grows at a different speed, typically it takes about 3 or 4 waxes to sync up hair cycles at that point you can expect to stay smooth for about 2 weeks before seeing hair growth. Between four to six weeks is the average time in between waxing.
Question: Is it true that over time I will not have to wax anymore?
Answer: This is unlikely however the hair will start to grow back finer and start to thin out over time.
Question: Will I be wearing anything when I have an intimate wax?
Answer: You will be given a towel to cover yourself with, the towel is then use to keep you covered. When the waxing begins the towel will be removed. We require a shirt to be worn while receiving a Manzilian service.