Vis à Vis Day Spa & Med-spa

How to prep?

1.      Let it grow: The ideal waxing length for hair is a quarter-inch, which is about three weeks of no shaving

2.     Determine what kind of Bikini wax you want beforehand: Here is a chart to help with your decision

3.     We appreciate the head's up:  let us know if it’s your first time when booking so we can account for more time for you. That way you can pace yourself and we don’t delay appointments scheduled after yours.

4.     Take a shower that day: This may seem obvious, but it's worth a reminder. You'll feel less self-conscious and your esthetician will thank you.

5.     Skip on skin products: Don't use any lotions or oils in bikini area. These moisturizers can interfere with the wax process by not allowing the wax to adhere well to the hair.

6.     Do a skin check: A wax can be performed only on healthy skin. If you have a condition like psoriasis or an STD that causes sores, postpone your appointment until your issues have cleared.

7.     Watch your fashion choices: Don't wear tight pants or panties for the next few days. Wear a skirt if possible.

8.     Numb to overcome: We can provide a numbing cream at an additional charge. Just please arrive 25 minutes before your appointment is set to start. You may also take a pain killer, like Tylenol, 30-45 minutes before your appointment if you're worried about pain. (Aspirin and Ibuprofen may not be the best choices, as they both are known to thin blood.)

What to Expect?

1.      Your lower half will be fully exposed: You will have to strip off your pants/skirt and underwear. We have disposable underwear for simple bikini waxes, if you like, just ask us for it. However, if you are having more hair removed than just on the sides, you will likely be completely naked.

2.     Assume the position(s) your esthetician asks from you: After you ditch the undies, hop on the table and get in position and embrace the warmth of the wax!

3.     Prepare talking points: Mindless chatter and deep breathing might help distracting from the pain.

4.     Lend a hand: If you've never had this service, you may not know that you might be asked to help holding skin and moving around so the esthetician can get to all hair.

5.     Know it'll hurt: Especially if you are a wax-virgin. The bulb of a first-timer's hair is larger than the pore you're yanking it from. Regular waxes make the hair finer and the bulb smaller. Everyone is different in their tolerance, but some discomfort is generally expected. So if you want an easy breeze wax experience, keep it up every 4-6 weeks.

Post Care

1.      Still Watch your fashion choices: Don't wear tight pants or panties for the next few days.

2.     Keep it clean and fight the bumps: Pack towelettes or antiseptic cream for a quick cleanup. Try our FDA registered OTC antiseptic “finipil” Cream, it destroys 99.99% of bacteria, shrinks the empty hair follicles, slows hair growth and prevents scars and bumps. Ask the front desk for it upon checkout.

3.     Hands off: Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples.

4.     Opt for a shower: Don't take a hot bath for the rest of the day.

5.     Too hot: No tanning beds, saunas, steam rooms or hitting the beach for the next two days.

6.     Brief abstinence: Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24 - 48 hours.

7.     Exfoliate: Two full days later, if there isn't any redness use a mild exfoliator. This helps prevent ingrown hair. Pick a soft washcloth, gently exfoliates skin alone wet, or can be used with your favorite body wash, but is more mold-resistant than loofahs.

Do NOT Wax if...

1.      You take Accutane: The prescription acne treatment leaves skin thinner — waxing may tear it.

2.     You have sunburn: For obvious reasons.

3.     You're about to hit the beach: Along with hair, waxing takes off protective skin cells, causing sand and salt water to seriously sting.

4.     On your period: Your skin is often more sensitive the time near your period, and waxing can be more painful than normal. Make appointments at least a few days before or after your period. Unfortunately we won't be able to perform waxing services – particularly Bikini waxing - while you're on your period.