Welcome to The Waxing Blog: Smooth Talk from Waxing the City. If you want to know more about waxing and skin care for men and women, you're in the right place. Alex Jimenez and Summer Hartshorn — two of Waxing the City's premier CEROLOGIST™ Technicians — answer your questions about waxing. There's no such thing as a dumb question. At Waxing the City, we strive to make you as comfortable online as we do at any of our four locations.
Q: I have never gotten a wax before, but my bikini line never seems to get as clean as I’d like with shaving. I’ve decided to try waxing because I want a very clean look for my upcoming vacation and don’t want to worry about being embarrassed about my bikini line. When should I get it done? Should I go more than once before my trip? I also feel like I have harder hair as well, but that could just be in my head. Help please!!!
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A: Since you have never done any kind of bikini waxing, my suggestion with new clients is to let your hair grow out as long as possible before heading to the salon for your wax. The longer the hair, the better the results. I always recommend doing at least two waxes before an event such as a vacation, wedding, birthday… The first reason is to see how your skin reacts to the waxing process; how red and irritated your skin gets and how long it stays that way. The second reason is that the more of a routine you get into, the better your waxes will get.
Your first wax isn’t always perfect because the hair is course from never being waxed so it tends to break in some areas rather than being pulled from the root. When all the hair is pulled from the root, the re-growth takes longer, keeping you hair free longer! :)
Stop shaving now, let your hair grow and get one good wax two or three days before your departure date. This will leave time for the redness and irritation to go away. Keep in mind you don’t want to be in direct sunlight or any kind of standing water for 24-48 hours after being waxed. Freshly exfoliated skin (from the wax) can lead to severe burning or hyper pigmentation from direct sunlight. Also, your follicle is still open and can invite unwanted bacteria into that follicle, the kind of bacteria you find in standing water. Bottom line: don’t wax closer than two days from your trip.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
We are proud to announce that we are a sponsor of Cupid’s Undie Run in Denver! This 1 mile-ish jog asks you to bare it all for a great cause. But, before we can throw off our clothes, we need your help to come up with a slogan for our coupon!
Starting right now, we are launching our search for the best Cupid’s Undie Run waxing slogans! Post your entry on our Facebook page for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
Here are the rules:
1. Post your slogan on our Facebook wall before Friday, January 13, 2012 at 5 PM MST
2. Focus your slogans around Cupid’s Undie Run, Valentine’s Day or anything that goes with it!
3. Winners will be announced the week of January 16 in our monthly newsletter and on our Facebook wall.
Also, make sure to “Like” your favorite ad slogans so that we know which ones are the most popular among our fans. Getting a gift-card has never been so easy!
Check out these examples from our last contest:
“Silent night? Not if you’re waxed.”
“Whether you’re naughty or nice, we’ll make him look twice.”
“Let your loved one be smitten with your smooth kitten this holiday season.”
Cupid’s Undie Run is happening on Feb. 11. The course is a 1 mile loop around the Denver Art Museum, Denver Public Library and Civic Center Park. Pre-and post-run festivities will be held at Stoney’s Bar & Grill.
Want more information or are you ready to run in your undies? Get all the details on the Cupid’s Undie Run website.