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. [email protected] / 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!

Post-Op Top Surgery Scar Treatments (POTSST)

What is POTSST?

A gently exfoliating and hydrating plus anti-inflammatory mask treatment to help with hyperpigmentation, scarring, and promotes cell turnover. This service can assist with the healing and replenishing of the skin. This treatment can be done 6 weeks post-op and/or with doctor approval. ask us about applying this service to other post-op scaring.

Who can receive this service?

Anyone who has received top surgery can receive this service at least 6 weeks post-op.

Can this treatment be applied to other post-op surgery scars?

Yes! This treatment can be used on other post-op scarring such as those from cesarians & cosmetic surgeries at least 6 weeks post surgery (or with a doctor’s approval).

Does POTSST hurt?

While the area where one has had surgery may be sensitive or even numb, this treatment should not hurt. Any pain could be indicative of another issue such as infection or tightness.

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:

  • unhealed wounds
  • open wounds
  • irritated skin
  • stitches
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