Bare Essentials Wax Studio - FAQs

Whether you are going all in with a Brazilian bikini wax or just getting your eyebrows touched up, it is important that you choose an experienced esthetician at a reputable establishment for your hair removal needs. These are some of your most delicate areas and the face you show the world everyday. Why would you trust your skin to just anyone? Waxing is definitely our expertise. Barbara is highly-trained and bring years of experience to the table. Our goal is to make every client not only happy with their service, but with the experience as well. Let’s face it- when it comes to waxing, it’s the destination, not the journey! We do everything we can to make waxing as pleasant as possible!

If your questions are not answered below or you would like to speak with Barbara before scheduling your appointment, please do not hesitate to call and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.


So, What really is a Brazilian wax? Well, a Brazilian wax is complete removal of all your hair down south. ALL OF IT! Which includes the labia and in between the cheeks. However you do have an option to leave some hair at the top. If you feel the Brazilian wax is not quite your cup of tea, try out our traditional Bikini Line or Full Bikini wax.

How long does a Brazilian waxing take?

The process is usually about 20 minutes, but just depends on how much hair needs to be removed.

Have any Questions?

Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker, darker, or heavier?

No, it will not. Waxing removes hair by the root, often weakening the root in the process. Therefore, if anything, waxing may make the hair finer and softer with repeated regular waxing.

How long do I need to let my hair grow?

You must let your hair grow in for at least 2-3 weeks if you have shaved in order to get a good wax. This should be about a half an inch, compare it to the length of your eyebrow hairs. If you can pull on it with your fingers, it is probably long enough.

I have a special occasion planned and want to get waxed for the first time! Are there any special instructions?
Yes! If you are waxing for the first time for a special event or occasion, we strongly recommend scheduling the same service 4-8 weeks PRIOR to make sure that you have no adverse reactions and to ensure that you have the best results possible.

Can I tan after my waxing?

We recommend that you do not tan before or at least 24 hours after. Also, don’t come in with a fresh spray tan because waxing will exfoliate your tan right off! It is best to wait 24 hours after waxing before getting a spray tan.

How long does waxing last?

Waxing may last 2 to 3 weeks. The more you do it, the longer it will last. We recommend absolutely NO SHAVING in that area between waxes. Shaving traumatizes the hair follicle and creates redness and ingrown hairs.

How often should I have waxing done?

We recommend every 3-4 weeks for body services. Eyebrows can vary from every 2-6 weeks depending on the fullness and rate of growth.

I am on my cycle can I still get waxed?

Yes. If you are on your cycle just wear a tampon and be prepared for a to be a little more sensitive than usual. Same goes for a few days before you cycle as well.

If I am pregnant can I still get waxed?

Yes. You may be a little more sensitive than usual, but we regularly wax mothers-to-be up to a week before their due date!

Does it hurt?

It hurts more the first time than any other time because we are pulling out 100% of the hair, your nerves are on edge and you don’t know what to expect. You will experience a quick temporary sting that stops hurting right away. By far the worst part for most people is the anticipation, not the actual removal. Follow all the tips we give you and you will be fine. You second time will be so much EASIER!

The pain associated with waxing is highly sensationalized and can be a barrier for some. Of course we are sensitive to this and do everything we can to minimize your discomfort. We recommend avoiding caffeine prior to your visit, and scheduling around your menstrual cycle, as both of these can make you more sensitive.

What is the normal skin reaction to waxing?

It is normal for your skin to show some redness after waxing. Some skin is more sensitive than others and reactions may range from no redness at all to very red. The first time you wax an area, or if it has been awhile since your last waxing, you will probably experience some redness and sensitivity afterwards. This usually subsides within a few hours, or for very sensitive skin within 24 hours.


Can medication affect waxing?

Yes! You CANNOT be waxed if you are taking any antibiotics, Accutane, Differin, or Retin A, or retinol products. Additionally, any medications that include sun sensitivity¬Ě on the list of side effects will preclude you from getting waxed. Accutane users must wait a full year before waxing. A good rule of thumb is that if you are using a prescription from a dermatologist, you should check with them prior to any waxing or skin service.

All of these products thin out and weaken your skin making you more sensitive and likely to burn or peel. You should wait 2-6 weeks depending on how long you have been on the medication before you wax as we want to make sure the medication is out of your system so you have the best waxing experience possible. If you are not sure of how you may react from any medication you are taking, please give us a call beforehand so we can help you determine if you are able to get waxed.