Waxing FAQ

HOW LONG DOES THE HAIR NEED TO BE?
For best results, the hair length should be at least 1/4 inch long. When in doubt, it is better the hair be longer than shorter. If you can grab the hair between your thumb and index finger, then it’s the right time to come in for a waxing appointment. Or two to three weeks since you last shaved the area or your last waxing appointment.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET WAXED?
On average we find that most waxing clients need to come in every three to five weeks. Once you start on a waxing program you will notice that you have less hair growth between your waxing appointments, therefore longer time between waxing.

I JUST SHAVED, HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE GETTING WAXED?
The recommended time after shaving is roughly 2-3 weeks.

DOES IT HURT?
Yes…it can be uncomfortable. But, the licensed and knowledgeable esthetician’s at Sanctuary help reduce the pain factor of waxing by being very skilled and capable waxing professionals.

HOW SOON BEFORE I GO ON VACATION SHOULD I GET WAXED?
The recommended time before going on vacation or preparing for any big event (ie. wedding day) is 2-3 days. This will allow any redness to pass.

WHAT TYPE OF WAX DO YOU USE?
We use Cirépil blue hard wax. Cirépil wax sticks to the hair rather than the skin, reducing the pain of waxing by 50%! Cirépil wax encapsulates the hair, removing it from the root while leaving the skin undamaged. When the integrity of the skin is uncompromised, there is reduced inflammation and redness; making painful waxing a thing of the past!

We use Tea Tree Creme Wax. It leaves skin silky smooth while protecting it from dryness and irritation with the soothing and healing properties of Tea Tree Oil. This gentle wax melts at a lower temperature and allows for a more comfortable treatment.


I'M A WAX VIRGIN, WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Don't be shy, there's a first time for everything! Just let your esthetician know that it's your first time and she'll walk you through the entire process step by step.

BIKINI, FULL BIKINI, BRAZILIAN - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Bikini removes hair from just the sides. Full Bikini removes hair from the top and sides. Brazilian removes everything - front, back and everything in between!

DO YOU DOUBLE DIP?
Never. We take every step to ensure the highest level of sanitation.


DO YOU OFFER MENS BRAZILIAN WAXING

No, at this time we do not offer mens brazilian but all other waxing services are available.