***Please read the entirety of our Pre and Post Waxing info before scheduling an appointment.***
Please be advised: If you are taking Accutane, Retin-A/ Renova, blood thinning medication, or if you are sun-burned or have tanned the area to be waxed within 72 hours, or have had a facial peel or microdermabrasion within 7 days we cannot perform hair removal services as these cause the skin to be too sensitive for waxing. Do not get an area waxed that is getting laser hair removal treatments. If the laser treatments are not working well enough, wait until after you have completed the series before you start getting waxed. Tweezing without waxing is available as an alternative to some facial waxing services. Must be a woman at least 18 years of age to receive any services at Bare Bear Waxing.
We use Nufree -- the safest, easiest, cleanest and most pain-free option of hair removal. Learn more by visiting our page About Our "Wax".
NOTE: Rest assured - We uphold the highest level of sanitation. We wear medical grade nitrile gloves during every waxing service and all tools are triple cleaned and sterilized. Applicator sticks are disposable and we do not double dip.
***Waxing for special occasions (wedding, vacation, etc): We recommend getting waxed at least twice before a special occasion if you have never been waxed before or have never been waxed using Nufree. Reactions are rare but is still a risk. Allow at least 28 days/4 weeks between the two waxing visits. On the visit right before the event, it is best to do it at least 48 hours prior to the event (if you are getting married Saturday, get waxed no later than Thursday).
Preparing for Brazilian, Bikini, & Body Waxing: Hair growth has to be long enough for the wax to adhere to, so it needs to be at least 1/4" inch long. Waiting at least 3 weeks after shaving should do the trick. If it's your first time we advise at least 21 days of growth. It is not necessary to trim longer hair before getting waxed. On the day of your appointment the area to be waxed should be clean and moisturized. Using a simple fragrance free body lotion or olive oil will hydrate the hair and aid in preventing break-offs. If you are on your period, we are accustomed to waxing ladies wearing a tampon or a mensural cup and is perfectly acceptable, though being on your period may increase sensitivity. For a Classic Bikini wax you can go commando, wear your own undies, or you may elect for disposables that we provide complimentary upon request. Brazilian Waxing and most Modified Brazilian waxes are performed without undies and a disposable towel is provided for your comfort and is removed during the waxing procedure. For best results, keep a regular waxing schedule every 4-6 weeks and do not shave, trim, or tweeze between appointments.
Facial Waxing: Allow at least 2 weeks of no shaving, tweezing, or waxing. It is ok to have makeup on when getting waxed. Do not exfoliate, scrub, or use chemical exfoliatiants (like glycolic acid) the area(s) to be waxed within 7 days of your appointment. For best results, keep a regular waxing schedule every 2-3 weeks and do not shave, trim, or tweeze between appointments.
You can get waxed while on your period and when pregnant. We do however recommend having waxing services (particularly large areas/body services) during the first 2 weeks after menstruation to decrease pain sensitivity. If you are menstruating you must wear a menstrual cup or tampon during your service. We are accustomed to waxing ladies all the way through their pregnancies as late as 2 weeks before the due date with doctor's approval.
Other ways to decrease pain sensitivity is to minimize salt intake and stimulants like caffeine and being hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Focusing on relaxing is the most effective pain reducer. There are topical numbing creams that some people find helpful (though they do not necessarily work for everyone). Dr Numb (uses Lidocaine) and No Scream Cream (uses Benzocaine) are popular products. Please note that we do not offer/sell any numbing products at the waxing studio so if you wish to use one, you will need to buy it in advance and follow the instructions on the product package.
If you have any questions that may not have been covered here or if you need clarification on anything, please contact us. We are happy to help. 😁
*Any recommended products use only as directed. The information contained herein is not medical advice and is not be used to diagnose, treat, or cure any ailment or disease. Consult a licensed medical professional.