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I’m nervous! Can my partner/spouse/friend come into the appointment with me?

Our policy at Sonia Elliott Brows & Beauty Studio is to allow one person in the treatment room at a time, unless it is a minor getting waxed then a parent is allowed in.  We have found  that this allows us to give the absolute best and most professional service available.

Does waxing hurt?

Well, you are removing hair from the follicle so yes, it is going to However, it does get easier each time. The hair usually grows slower after the first  waxing. We strive to get the wax done as quickly as possible; most all Female Brazilians  are done in less than 15 minutes.

How long does my hair have to be, really?

We require that you have at least a 3-week hair growth.  Honestly, the longer the better for your first wax. It is VERY important to  have enough hair growth when you come for your appointment. This allows the wax to  grab the hairs easily. If your hair is too short, we will ask you to schedule another  appointment, which means you are charged for that day’s appointment as well, So please  make sure you haven’t shaved, waxed or tweezed for 3 weeks.

How long will it last?

Usually, you will need to be waxed every 3-6 weeks. The area being waxed will not necessarily be completely smooth the first few times.

Will I be perfectly smooth after my first wax?

It’s possible but not Some clients are smooth as a baby’s bottom after their first experience. However, it is common that  after the first 2 or 3 waxings you may feel a wee bit of stubble. NO shaving, tweezing or  waxing between visits. This will cause the hair to growth to be in different cycles, we  want to wax when all the hair is on the same cycle.

Are there reactions?

Yes, sometimes the face, bikini, back, and chest are all areas that may have a histamine reaction. You can take Benadryl to help before your wax.

What do I wear to my waxing appointment?

You will be most comfortable if you wear loose-fitting clothing and nothing too tight on the area that you are being waxed. For any Bikini waxes, I suggest wearing a skirt, nothing tight and no panties when you leave.  We need this area to breathe. For back or chest waxes, it would be a good idea to wear a  loose t-shirt. Sometimes you will have little blood drops. This is nothing to be concerned  about. The hair was simply attached to its food source which is blood.

Do I need to get naked?

No, not completely. However, we will need you to undress  from the waist down, including your underwear if having a Brazilian wax or a Bikini Full. I  know it’s a little unnerving for you, but trust me; we do these ALL day long. To us, it’s all  just skin and So, please don’t feel embarrassed. We will do our best to put you  completely at ease! Please shower before your appointment. We won’t spell it out. If you catch our drift.

What should I avoid after a waxing service?

We recommend waiting 24 hours for “extracurricular’ activities or activities that cause you to get extremely hot and or  No Working out, pools, hot tubs, or soaking in any water. Also, for 48 hours no sun or tanning beds. If you can’t wait 24 hours for “extracurricular” activities I do recommend  buying the Ouch Balm to protect the freshly waxed skin.

What kind of wax do you use?

We use the absolute highest quality wax available. At Sonia Elliott Brows & Beauty, we use both hard and soft wax. All of our waxes are low temperature, and gentle.

What is a Brazilian?

Hair will be removed from the front to the back and everything in between. Some prefer to take everything in the bikini area and others will leave some at the top, this is really just personal preference. If you would like all the area of the glutes, we will happily wax that for an additional charge.

How long does it take to do a Brazilian?

It all depends on the client. Usually 15-30 The first time is the longest normally 30 minutes, and then the monthly upkeep is much faster at 15 minutes for most. However, most of the time we are done with the Brazilian in 15 minutes. We are also very meticulous, so we’ll make sure you don’t have hairs where you are not supposed to.

What is a Bikini Line VS Bikini Full?

The Bikini Line is everything that would be outside of a normal pair of panties, to the crease of the leg and extending about 5-2 inches from  the crease of the leg. The Bikini Full is much like the Brazilian, removes as much or as little from the front side only of the bikini area. Adding in the crack makes it a Brazilian wax. If your unsure of what kind of Bikini wax you want just book a bikini full and we will explain the differences.

I am pregnant! Can I get waxed?

Yep! There is no need to be concerned about waxing while you are.  We wax many of our clients up to the time that they are due to deliver. It is nice to be all cleaned up down there before the baby comes. Some are just a little more tender during the pregnancy.

Can I get a Brazilian/bikini wax while on my menstrual cycle?

YES! It does not bother us at all. Just use a tampon and we will work around it. Honestly, it happens all the time!

Can I tan before or after I get waxed?

No, It is best to wait 48 hours before or after waxing to tan, we don’t want to cause any pigmentation issues to the new skin.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, appointments are REQUIRED! We cannot accept walk-ins! Please be early or on time to avoid losing your appointment. If you need to  reschedule your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in If you cancel with less than 24-hour notice, you will be expected to pay 50% of your service.  After 1 no show you will be required to prepay for your services. NO SHOW are charged for the full service. Just a reminder that deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Medications?

If you are on or have been on Accutane in the last year then you should not be waxed! You need to wait 1 year before The skin is generally very sensitive during and after Accutane. If you use Retin-A, Glycolic, Salicylic, other acid  treatments and certain medications you may not be able to be waxed for up to 2 weeks after you have stopped using them.

What can I do about bikini bumps/ingrown hair?

Some people get ingrown hairs no matter what type of hair removal they do.  We recommend daily use of the home care products available for purchase at the studio. There is no prevention for ingrown hairs. We can also do an ingrown treatment at an additional charge after the wax service.

What is a Histamine Reaction?
  • waxing or sugaring removes the hair from the follicle.
  • your body perceives this as an assault and injury (reaction) (swollen follicles).
  • histamine rushes to the follicle
  • histamine thins the wall of the vessels allowing white blood cells to enter.
  • white blood cells are what pus is made of
  • some people will welt and some people will actually develop pustules. This does not mean an infection is present!
  • Clients should always go home with prescribed home care in order to treat and prevent issues that may arise. Over the counter Pain Reliver/Fever Reduction medicine can be used before and after your wax to help with any discomfort. If the skin welps or has a rash reaction use over the counter triple antibiotic Polysporin.
  • After each appointment to keep their skin clean for the first 24 hours, no sweating, exercise, hot tub, sauna, swimming or sex, etc!

If pustules pop up after 48 hours this is typically bacterial and happens when you aren’t following protocol or doing prescribed homecare that works.

Basophils are white blood cells that release histamine (a substance involved in allergic reactions) and that produce substances to attract other white blood cells (neutrophils and eosinophils) to a trouble spot.