When you arrive at The Beauty Barn you are welcome to come in to the yellow barn. This area has seating, retail items for you to peruse and there may also be a non-private service happening in there as well. If the weather is nice, feel free to enjoy the courtyard behind the yellow building. Please fill out any accompanying forms that go with your service selected so you have that done ahead of time if possible.
We will have a discussion about your goals, what areas you’d like to see improvement, and then we will give you a moment to get comfortable (robe, undressed, clothes on), whatever you choose – depending on your service.
LET IT GROW…BUT NOT TOO LONG
Keep hair long enough for the wax to grip it. When the hair is too short, the wax can’t pick it up well enough to remove it; when it’s too long, it prevents wax from adhering and causes more pain. Two to three weeks of growth, or about an eighth to a quarter of an inch, is ideal for leg, underarm and bikini hair.
Gently exfoliate your skin a day or two before waxing, but skip harsh scrubs the day of your waxing appointment. Exfoliation helps wax grab hair and not skin, but it can also leave skin more sensitive to pain, so lighter is better. Using Dermalogica’s Daily Mircofoliant is what we recommend for a light exfolation.
MOISTURIZE UNTIL THE DAY OF
Moisturize well on the days leading up to your appointment. Healthy, well-moisturized skin allows the wax to release more easily. Too much moisturizer could coat the hair and interfere with the wax’s grip, so avoid moisturizing on the day of your waxing session.
THE BIKINI AREA
Whether you prefer a Brazilian wax, extended bikini, keep skin in the bikini area scrupulously clean. Waxing can leave skin vulnerable to infection, and areas of the body that are normally warm and damp are more prone to bacterial growth.
TAKE A RETIN-A BREAK
Certain medications can sensitize skin to waxing. Retin-A creams do amazing things for fine lines, acne and uneven pigmentation, but they also leave skin susceptible to injury during waxing. Discontinue retinol-based products for two weeks before waxing. Accutane users should not do any hair removal.