FAQ Page

We know waxing, we enjoy educating clients about waxing, we’re always talking about waxing, and we want you to love waxing too! Have questions that aren’t addressed here? Feel free to contact us! No question makes us giggle or blush; we’ve seen and heard it all. Call or email Beehive. hello@beehivesac.com / 916.281.9518

Waxing

How should you prepare for your wax?

Exfoliating often the week leading up to your appointment and taking a couple ibuprofen an hour before will surely prepare your skin and help with the pain. Make sure you are drinking lots of water so you come in well hydrated. Getting waxed while hungover will be the least fun thing you do all week so do yourself a favor and skip waxing after a night out drinking. Feeling like you need a drink to bare it all? A glass of wine may help but I wouldn’t suggest three shots of tequila. Also, caffeine can make skin more sensitive so it’s best to wait to have your coffee until after your wax.

What medications should I avoid if I’m about to get waxed?

The following medications increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates, so waxing could potentially lift skin resulting in scabs in the coming days. There is nothing scarier to us so please, please let us know if you are using/start using any of these medications! Avoid ALL waxing while on Accutane and for a minimum of 6 months after coming off the medication or consult your dermatologist about when to proceed.

  • Accutane
  • Adapalene
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids
  • Alustra
  • Avage
  • Avita
  • Azelex
  • Clindamycin
  • Coumadin
  • Differin
  • Doxycycline
  • Isotretinoin
  • Madifloxicine
  • Metronidazole
  • Minocycline
  • Plavix
  • Renova (Retin-A)
  • Tazarac
  • Tazarotene
  • Tetracycline
  • Tretinoin
  • Erythromycin

Can you get waxed while you have your period?

Absolutely. Just be aware that you may be more sensitive during that time of the month.

How long does the hair have to be grown out?

The hair needs to be ¼ inch long or as long as a grain of rice. If you were a habitual shaver, this means at least 2 weeks of growth from your last shave of the area.

Can you get waxed if you’re pregnant?

Absolutely! You might get to a point in your pregnancy when you just can’t maneuver well enough for your personal grooming. Let us help! We will help you make you as comfortable as possible during your service. Some people expecting experience heightened pain sensitivity during waxing due to hormonal changes; this is normal. Consult your physician for further questions before your wax.

Do you offer waxing services for all genders?

Not only do we offer them, we specialize in waxing services for all genders. As of March 1, 2021 we are implementing genderless waxing services, so no one has to disclose their gender in order to receive an excellent genital waxing service.

What if you are going through a gender transition?

We happily wax ALL bodies.

Why is genderless waxing important?

While “male” and “female” are far from the only gender expressions & experiences that exist, trans, nonbinary, agender, bigender, genderqueer & gender-nonconforming people have had to check boxes that don’t apply to them and navigate the gender dysphoria those experiences bring up for them. It doesn’t have to be that way anymore.

Does my genital wax cost more if I have a bigger body?

Absolutely not. If the length of your service is affected, our staff will work with you to book it accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call at (916) 281-9518.

Can I get waxed if I use a wheelchair?

Absolutely. Our building is accessible, as are our service rooms. If you can, please notify us before your service so that we can time it comfortably for you. Regardless, we can’t wait to serve you.

Tanning before and after waxing?

You should wait 3-5 days to get waxed after you have tanned. You should never get waxed if you are sunburned or even if skin is pink. The very top layer of skin could lift which is painful and can result in scabbing. You should wait for 3 days after you have waxed to tan. Waxed skin is more photosensitive and is more susceptible to burning. Always get a spray tan after your wax, but wait at least 24 hours for best tan results.

How do you handle an ingrown hair?

All you pickers out there, don’t. Messing with them can cause infection and scarring. Being prone to ingrowns is no fun and we are here to educate on preventing AND treating ingrown hairs. Keeping your hands off freshly waxed skin is always important, as this will encourage irritation and even breakouts.

What is an ingrown treatment?

This treatment is for all of you dealing with ingrown hairs. Its a mini-facial of the bikini area geared to your specific needs. Usually includes a cleanse, exfoliation, extractions, mask, + high frequency. This service can be scheduled for before or during your waxing service.

Should you trim before you wax?

Don’t worry, be hairy. If the hair is too long, we will trim it. Remember: the longer the hair, the easier it will be for the wax to pick it up resulting in a smoother wax.

Still unsure about booking your first wax with us?

No worries! Check out our IGTV on instagram at @beehivewaxing to watch our live educational waxes!

Skin Brightening

What is skin brightening?

Skin brightening is the process of brightening and lightening the skin in anal, genital, and other intimate areas like nipples and underarms.

Who can use these products?

Skin brightening is for humans of all skin types. South Beach Skin Solutions is formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin and can be used anywhere on the body. Whether you wax, shave, laser, or are all natural, skin brightening will work for you!

Does skin brightening hurt?

There is no burning, stinging, or unpleasant smell!

Where can I use these products?

South Beach Skin Solutions can we be used anywhere on the body. The most common areas are the genitals (“anal bleaching”), inner thighs, underarms, and nipples. It will also work on burns and scars and any dark pigmented skin.

Is skin brightening safe?

South Beach Skin Solutions is an all natural skin brightening system that uses bearberry root and licorice root. It does NOT contain hydroquinone, Kojic acid, mercury, or steroids.

Hydroquinone is associated with many unpleasant side effects and Beehive doesn’t find it appropriate for use on intimate areas. This also means that Skin Beach Skin Solutions will never hypo-lighten.

Can I do skin brightening if I’m pregnant?

Although all these products have been tested and are for sensitive skin, pregnancy may lead to more hyper-pigmentation. Beehive prefers you wait until after pregnancy to start brightening your skin.

How long does it take to see results?

With proper use, most people will see their desired results in just 3-5 sessions. However, reaching desired results depends on the cause and severity of discoloration. Discoloration like scars and burn marks typically show results quickly. While ongoing hormonal issues may take longer.

Can I do skin brightening after waxing?

Yes, after waxing is the best time to have your skin brightened. All your pores are open, which helps absorb the product for better results.

Contraindications:

  • pregnancy
  • open wounds
  • irritated skin
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Beehive Policies

Scheduling

Beehive Waxing is open Tuesday through Saturday.

It’s easy to make, cancel or reschedule appointments for Beehive Waxing online through Vagaro.  Just click on the link below!

If you are planning for an upcoming trip or special event it’s a good idea to book several weeks out.

Salon hours are based around booked appointments. Walk-in appointments are subject to availability.

Please be aware that your temperature will be taken upon arrival & hand sanitizer administered.

We will no longer be accepting cancellations or running-late notifications through social media.

Please call (916) 281-9518 if you’re running late for an appointment or need to reschedule.

Keep in mind that appointments must be moved or canceled 24 HOURS before the time of your appointment.

Cancellations & Fees

Beehive Waxing is an appointment based salon. Arriving late for scheduled appointments, late-cancellations, and skipped appointments have negative impacts on our business.

Please call us if you are going to be late to your scheduled appointment. If you are running more than 5 minutes late for your appointment, you will need to be rescheduled.

If you are unable to make your appointment, please cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. If you cancel after that time, you will be billed a $15 ‘Late Cancellation Fee’ if service value is between $1-$50, $30 if between $51- $80, and $50 if your service value was $81 or above.

If you skip your scheduled appointment, you will be billed a ‘No-Show Fee’ of 100% of your scheduled service.

New Genderless Waxing at Beehive

As of March 1, 2021, we will be rolling out genderless genital waxing services at Beehive. Here’s what you need to know:

~ If you have previously received a genital wax at Beehive, the price you pay will not change. Price will vary between $61 -77  based on the training required for your service. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (916) 281-9518.

~ Your waxer will inform you whether to book Genital Wax (15 min) or Genital Wax (30 min) for your next service.

~ If you’ve never received bikini services at Beehive before, you will ALWAYS book Genital Wax (First Time Client), regardless of how many times you’ve received a genital wax previously.