Waxing FAQ'S


What is waxing?
It's the removal of unwanted facial and body hair by the root. Warm wax, the consistency of honey, is applied over the hair to be removed. A cotton strip is pressed over the wax, then the strip, wax and hair are removed together in a quick pull.

Does it hurt?
It's most uncomfortable at first since it's a new sensation. Any discomfort dissipates quickly and decreases with regular treatments, as less hair is removed each time. Caffeine, menstruation and pregnancy increase skin sensitivity. Avoid waxing during your time of the month, your skin is more sensitive right before and during your cycle. For some, scheduling an appointment between 3 and 5 p.m works best as your pain threshold is higher in the afternoon. Taking Advil or Aspirin 45 minutes before your appointment will help reduce pain and swelling.

How long does it last?
Hair typically grows back several weeks after your treatment. For best results waxing should be repeated every 4-8 weeks, although once a year before your warm-weather vacation is fine, too!

How long does my hair need to be?
1/4''-1/2'' long, or at least 3 weeks growth. If too short, hair won't come out. If too long, hair will break and the service will be less comfortable. I suggest either shaving three weeks before your appointment, or trimming bikini line hair just prior to your appointment.

Will my hair grow back thicker?
No, but after removing hair lightened by the sun darker re-growth may appear thicker. Often hair grows in sparser after regular treatments and since waxing removes hair by the root, a soft new hair with a fine tip grows in, eliminating razor stubble.

Is waxing okay for everybody?
It's fine for most everyone, but isn't appropriate for those on certain medications such as Retinoids and Accutane, or for people with diabetes or particular skin conditions. If this is the case for you, I'll be happy to discuss other options.

What about ingrown hairs?
Most people experience some, since as a new hair grows in it may become trapped under the surface of the skin causing slight irritation. Exfoliating regularly helps. To remove ingrown hairs, rub ice over irritated areas to draw hair to the surface of the skin, then gently remove with disinfected.



Please, don't hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns!  604-987-1175

No tanning, hot baths, or hot tubs for 24-48 hours after your wax.
Avoid touching the area for 24-48 hours as it may cause irritation.
Keep the area clean, if you partake in any vigorous activity such as working out or running, shower afterwards. Waiting 48 hours after a waxing session before working out or wearing tight clothing helps avoid chafing, pimples or ingrown hairs.
Always wash your hands, your skin is extra sensitive to sweat and bacteria.

After 3 days you may want to begin exfoliating the area with a buff puff or scrub such as St. Ives Apricot scrub for oily skin.

We recommned after care products such as:

- PFB Vanish
- Antigrowth Serum
- Aloe Vera
- Tea Tree Lotion

Tips for a pain free wax: Take Advil or Aspirin 45 minutes before coming to your appointment, not only do they help reduce the feeling of pain but they have an anti-inflammatory component. 


Day of session

– Mani/Pedi and hair removal should be done before tan
exfoliate before treatment to remove dry, flaky skin, especially dry areas.
– Make sure you are shaved
– Skin should be clean of lotions/perfumes, makeup and deodorant
– Wear dark loose fitting clothes to put on after session *no jeans please*

– Avoid activities that may cause you to sweat
we let you control your desired color – wait 6-24 hours before showering, the sooner you shower the lighter your tan will be the instant color bronzer will wash off. *Keeping your tan longer than 24 hours may cause an un-natural color change.


Maintaining your tan

– Gently wash your body and pat your skin dry
– Do not use bar soap – Dove products should be avoided as they are not sunless friendly.
– Apply oil free body lotion after shower and try to apply as often as possible
– Avoid products containing alcohol (perfumes, body sprays) on your airbrush tan, instead mist these products in the air and walk through once clothed.
– Do not take long hot baths or showers
– Chlorine from a pool can cause your tan to fade faster
– Exfoliate thoroughly before your next session                                                – Avoid lotions with mineral oil/petroleum

Our solutions are PETA approved, paraben free, fragrance free, alcohol free, and Simply Organic. The active ingredient, Dihydroxyacetone (or DHA), is a simple carbohydrate. The DHA in our solution is extracted from sugar beets and sugar cane. Since it not a dye or pigment, it does not penetrate the skin, but simply reacts with the skin’s outermost layer of proteins, resulting in a browning effect. Sunless tanning was first introduced into the consumer marketplace in the 1960s. In 1977, the FDA added DHA to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients. Today, DHA is the main active ingredient in all sunless tanning skincare preparations.

It’s no secret that a tan makes us appear slimmer, younger, and sexier. However, it’s important to keep in mind that almost 90% of the visible changes attributed to aging are caused by the sun. Sunless tanning is not only the smart alternative because it provides all the same benefits without the exposure to ultraviolet rays; but in addition, it can minimize the appearance of skin imperfections and eliminate the concern of tan lines. Custom airbrush tanning and body contouring also creates the opportunity to obtain any shade of tan one might desire- from a subtle glow to a deep, tropical bronze, Pure Organic Airbrush Tanning is here!

With the sun’s ultraviolet rays being the main culprit of skin cancer, it’s no surprise that DHA-based sunless tanning has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, American Academy of Dermatology Association, and the American Medical Association. Ultraviolet radiation damages DNA, the genetic material that makes up genes. In turn, our genes control the growth and overall health of skin cells. So although soaking up the sun may seem like a pleasant pastime, it is not safe for long enough periods for people to develop the color they desire. Sunless tanning allows individuals to obtain a sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV-rays.