FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Waxing

Does waxing hurt?


The million-dollar question, “does waxing hurt?” is nearly impossible to answer! Everyone has a different scale for pain tolerance and what is painful for someone may not bother someone else. At TNP, our wax and our process work together to offer you the most comfortable service possible. If you’re still worried about managing sensitivity, we recommend taking an ibuprofen or aspirin roughly 30 minutes before your appointment to help maximize your comfort. Pro-tip: waxing more frequently will help with sensitivy as hair grows back finer and sparser!




How long does the hair need to be?


Your hair should be 1/2 to a 1/4 inch long, or 3-4 weeks (sometimes 2 weeks works enough, too!) of outgrowth after your last shave. We know it's hard, but we promis you won’t regret it. If you come in too soon, we can’t wax you. A good rule of thumb to remember is if you can EASILY pinch the hair, you’re ready!




Is there home care?


Yes! We will go over aftercare and home care that is best suited for you and your skin in that area. An aftercare card is given as well after your first visit with us.




Will I be sore and red?


Soreness CAN happen if the hair is extremely coarse, but that will usually subside within a couple hours. Redness is your body's natural reaction to "trauma" to the skin (AKA, having hair ripped out). A histamine reaction can happen, and if you know you do react typically, taking an anti-histamine prior to your appointment will help lessen the reaction.




Can I get waxed while pregnant or menstruating?


Yes to both! You may be a little more sensitive to heat & pain, but taking a Tylenol or Ibuprofen 30 mins prior does help!




Is there an age limit?


There is not a waxing age limit. We do have an age requirement, but only for brazilian waxes. We will only do brazilian waxes on clients 15+. Regardless of the service, if you’re under the age of 18, bring a parent or guardian on your first visit as we need their consent.




Can I get waxed while on acne medications?


Unfortuantely, no. The possibility of skin tearing is extremely high while on acne medications. Please advise your esthetician of any medical or skin conditions and also if you are taking any medications prescribed by a doctor such as Retin-A or Accutane. Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Accutane are advised not to use waxing on the face as these medications tend to weaken the skin. Because of this, tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed.




What should I wear to my appointment?


Honestly, the best thing to wear is a long dress! But if you're not a dress-wearer, then loose fitting clothing is great as well!




Will my hair grow back thicker?


Your hair won’t grow back thicker and darker after waxing, just the opposite! Hair that is removed at the root grows back softer and finer over time.





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