Before & After advice
SPOTTING OF THE SKIN: This indicates that the hairs have been removed from the follicle this is quite normal after waxing. These red spots may stay on the skin for a short period of time but will soon fade away.
SENSITIVE SKINS: Apply an ice-cold compress two or three times after your waxing appointment; this takes away the sting and reduces redness. Do not apply deodorant until the day after waxing underarms.
FACIAL WAXING: If after leaving the salon the skin is still red, wrap an ice-cube in a wet handkerchief and apply it to the waxed areas. You should do this 5 or 6 times at one hour intervals; this reduces the redness of the skin. Avoid clogging the pores with moisturizers or make-up for at least 12 hours. After your first lip wax you may develop some whiteheads in the waxed area; this seldom reoccurs with subsequent waxing.
DID YOU FIND WAXING PAINFUL? The first treatment can often be painful, particularly if you have been shaving. This is because shaving has enlarged the bulb at the base of the hair shaft. Remember that the hair grows, rest, and then grows again, so it takes about 12 weeks for shaven hair to be replaced with natural hair; therefore it takes two or three waxes before you “settle in” to natural hair growth. After this time you will experience only minimal discomfort from waxing.
AFTER YOUR WAXING APPOINTMENT, BEWARE OF EXPOSURE TO CHLORINATED WATER AND THE SUN (including infa-red lamps or solariums). Your skin, already sensitized, may sunburn more easily. Conversely you should not receive a waxing treatment if your skin is sun burnt.
SOME PEOPLE ARE SUBJECT TO IN-GROWN HAIRS AFTER WAXING: As the hair is out of the follicle for many weeks after waxing, dead skin cells can form over the mouth of the follicle, causing the hair to grow under the skin when it appears. To prevent in-grown hairs you may use an exfoliating glove or some of our various lotions which help to reduce in-grown hairs.
SOME PEOPLE EXPERIENCE ITCHINESS AFTER WAXING: If itchiness occurs a day or so after waxing you should follow-up with a cold compress at home. Itchiness 2 or 3 weeks after waxing is caused by the new hair breaking through the mouth of the follicle. Only people with coarse hair who have been shaving over a long period of time are subject to this problem and it usually occurs only after the first few waxing treatments. Regular exfoliating of the skin to prevent the dead skin cells clogging the mouth of the follicle is the answer. Use of an anti-histamine cream may be used to relieve itching.
BETWEEN FOUR TO FIVE WEEKS IS THE USUAL TIME SPAN BETWEEN WAXING APPOINTMENTS: To obtain beneficial results from waxing you should establish the time span which suits your hair growth, and wax regularly at these times, perhaps a little more frequently in summer.
PERHAPS ONE MONTH IN TEN, YOU MAY HAVE UNUSUALLY HEAVY GROWTH; THIS IS QUITE NORMAL: The heavier growth may be caused, for instance, by changes in the hormonal balance (puberty, pregnancy or the pill) or by exposure to the sun which stimulates the oil glands at the base of the follicle. This does not mean that your operator is inefficient, or that hair growth is being stimulated by waxing.
BEFORE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT: Do not use self-tanning lotions or moisturizing creams, particularly on your legs, on the day of your appointment as these form an oily barrier which inhibits the grip of the wax.
ADDITIONAL ADVICE TO MEN: Coarse and/or curly hair can create skin problems after waxing because the bacteria on the skin may enter these wider hair follicle entrances and cause a rash of whiteheads. This reaction applies particularly to chest and back areas. For the first 3 or 4 days after waxing please shower immediately after vigorous exercise and use an exfoliating glove to help clear the follicles of perspiration and dead skin cells. Application of an antiseptic healing cream on the waxed area is also recommended.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have any unusual after-effects which cause you concern, please contact the salon for professional advice.
FIRST 10-12 HRS: Don’t have a shower or wet the skin. So if you were sprayed in the evening then don’t wash until the next morning. If you use the bathroom and want to wash your hands afterwards, make sure only to wet the palms and not the backs of the hands or wrists. Avoid excessive sweating by not going to the gym or exercising until after you have your first shower.
IMPORTANT: Don’t panic if when you wake up you look extremely dark! This is just the bronzer on top of the developed tan that is making you seem darker than you actually are. When you wash off the bronzer, it will lighten to a more golden tan colour.
IN THE SHOWER: Use a soapy face-washer to wash the skin thoroughly to make sure you get all of the bronzer off. You will notice that the water will appear brown as the bronzer rinses off, this is normal.
Double check any creases in the skin as they can hold on to the bronzer slightly (ie: under bottom cheeks, under breasts & underarms, knees, elbows & neck.). Stand in front of the mirror & check you have all the bronzer (darkened areas) off, if not rewash.
TO MAXIMISE YOUR SPRAY TAN: Moisturizing is the key! Applying a moisturizer to the skin morning and night will reduce the rate at which your skin exfoliates and keep your tan looking better for longer. Your tan will last from 7 – 10 days. To extend your tan, avoid taking hot baths or showers (lukewarm is best), hot spas or swimming in chlorine.
CLOTHING/SHEETS: Especially while the bronzer is still on your skin, it may rub off onto clothes or sheets during the night, but unless it is a very delicate fabric it should come out in your normal wash. However, darker coloured clothing is recommended to avoid any discolouration.
It is also recommended that you wear long pyjamas to bed directly after your spray-tan, so if you happen to rest your hands on your body during the night while sleeping, you won’t wake up with brown palms. Once bronzer is washed off it should not then rub on any clothing unless you have not washed it off totally.
PLEASE NOTE: The spray-tan solution does not offer an SPF, so if you are going out into the sun you will need to wear sunscreen.
- Do not get the lashes wet for the first 24 hours
- Do not use a steam room or sauna for the first 48 hours to allow the glue to cure
- Do not use moisturiser and/or makeup removes that contain oils and solvents
- Be gentle with lash extensions; avoid tugging on them and getting the caught on clothes and towels; do not let shower water directly hit lashes
- Do not rub against the extensions when washing your face, instead splash water on your face to remove cleanser, then pat dry
- Avoid rubbing your eyes and do not use eyelash curlers
- Never pull off the lash extensions, this will pull out your natural lashes
- Use cotton swabs to remove eye make-up
- Touch-ups are recommended 2-3 weeks as your natural eyelashes continue to grow and shed in a replenishing cycle
- Do not perm or tint the lash extension
Permanent Hair Reduction
Shave the treatment area: The area that is being treated needs to be shaved prior to every treatment.
Before & Aftercare: A consultation will take place and any before or aftercare will be given to you in this consultation.
Facials, Advanced Treatments & Tattoo Removal
Consultation: You will need to fill out detailed consultation cards so that an in depth analysis can take place and full discussion of before and aftercare will be issued..