Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area (called bikini waxing), legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.
What is Waxing?
Waxing is a form of hair removal that removes the entire hair from the hair follicle. Warm wax is applied to the skin and adheres to the hair. When removed, the hair is pulled from the root.
Why should I wax vs. shaving, electrolysis or laser?
If waxing is done on a consistent basis, the hair will grow back slower, finer, and sparser. Shaving cuts the hair off at the surface of the skin, leaving the quantity and thickness of the hair the same. Shaving may also increase skin sensitivity and cause ingrown hairs to appear. Electrolysis and laser hair removal doesn’t work for everyone and can be very costly.
What kind of wax do you use?
We use two different types of wax. We use hard wax (stripless wax) for more sensitive areas such as the face, neck, bikini/Brazilian area and underarms. This type of wax shrink wraps and sets around the hair and is removed from the skin, making it less painful. We use traditional soft wax for larger areas of the body such as arms, legs, chest, and back. This wax is removed by a cloth strip.
How long can I expect my waxing to last?
If you’ve allowed your hair to grow the proper length prior to waxing, you can expect your hair to grow back a minimum of 1-2 weeks
Will my hair grow back thicker and/or darker?
No. Hair that is removed from the roots will grow back finer if at all.
Can I be waxed if I’m taking Retin A, Renova, or Accutane?
These medication increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates, so waxing could potentially lift your skin as well as hair. Please let your esthetician know if you are on an medications.
Are there any other medications to be aware of?
Since there are many medications that affect the skin and its integrity, please consult your physician in regards to any medications and how it may affect your waxing experience. Some brand names to be aware of: Adapalene, Avita, Tazorac Avage, Proactive, Epiduo, Differin, Strivectin.
What is the difference between a bikini, modified bikini, and Brazilian wax?
Bikini – Hair will be removed that lies outside of the underwear line and an inch from the top. Modified bikini – Hair will be removed beyond the bikini area leaving a small strip that lines up with the labia. It’s up to the client’s discretion on how much they want taken from the top. The maximum amount of hair taken off will line up just above the labia. Brazilian – All hair including the labia will be removed unless the client specifies that they would like to keep a strip. Hair on the inner backside (perianal) will also be removed. If a woman has additional hair on her cheeks, then that is an additional cost.
Can men get Brazilian waxes?
Yes. We have 3 types of male Brazilian waxes: Basic, modified, and Full.
How do I prepare for my waxing service?
We recommend that you exfoliate the area several days prior to your appointment. Thoroughly clean the area keeping the skin hydrated, but not greasy from heavy lotions or oils.
How long does my hair have to be?
Hair needs to be at least ¼” to ½” for effective waxing. For most people this means waiting a minimum of 2 weeks from the last time you shaved. The wax needs hair to hold on to, so the longer you wait, the better the results.
Can I get waxed if I’m on my period?
Yes. However, due to the increased hormonal activity, your skin may be more sensitive; avoid waxing 3 days before and the first 3 days of your cycle.
Can I get waxed if I’m pregnant?
Yes! We have techniques to make our expecting clients feel as comfortable as possible during their waxing experience.
Can I tan before I wax?
It’s recommended that you avoid sun exposure for 48 hours prior to and after you wax.
How do I prevent Ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hairs are thin hairs that cannot push through the skin resulting in inflammation. The best way to prevent is to gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week. We offer a variety of products to help minimize this condition.
What should I do for aftercare?
Your skin may be sensitive following your wax. Any red bumps or irritation should subside within a few hours. Avoid sun exposure/tanning, baths, hot tubs, pools, heavy lotions, and exfoliation for 48 hours following your service.
How often should I get waxed?
This varies depending on the area of the body being waxed. However, we recommend waxing every 4 to 6 weeks.
Located in the heart of Aurora's historic downtown
Pure Skin Solutions
26 South Stolp Avenue
Aurora, IL 60505
26 South Stolp Avenue
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Cancellation Policy And No Show Fee
At Pure Skin Solutions our continued viability relies on reservations being honored by our customers, and adequate notice being given of any changes or cancellations. Accordingly, the following applies:
- We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee for any booking that is cancelled and No-Show without prior notice.
- For all bookings, you must notify us of a cancellation or change of appointment at least 3 days prior to your booking.
- Pure Skin Solutions reserves the right to charge a cancellation and a no-show fee of $50 for any bookings changed or cancelled within this 3-day notice period. This penalty is separate to your booking fee.
- The cancellation fee reflects the cost incurred by Pure Skin Solutions lost revenue as a result of turning away other potential bookings.
- We will notify you if any cancellation fee is applied.
- Any bookings which fail to turn up without any prior notice or arriving too late for the session, will also incur a $50.
We reserve the right to refuse our services at any one point. Prices are subject to change at any time. Deposits once paid are non-refundable. If you deliberately violate any of our terms and conditions, including our aftercare suggestions, we will be excluded from liability and we have the right to cancel any paid or complimentary treatment in the future. We reserve the rights to refuse our services if we feel there's a risk that violates health and safety codes.