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waxing

When we shave we cut the hair at it's thickest point. When we remove hair with waxing, a new hair begins it's growth from the root of the hair follicle. When we consistently wax, about every 6 weeks, hair remains thinner and more sparse than shaving.

Waxing has come a long way in the past decade meaning terrible waxes are a thing of the past.

At Pretty Kitty we only use waxes made for sensitive skin. Your skin will always be lathered with numbing agents and a protective barrier to make your wax as comfortable and pain-free as possible! And did we mention how quick we are?

- refrain from shaving for at least 2-3 weeks prior

 

- leave the trimming to us 

 

- we ain't got nothing against Shark Week

- confirm you have no medications, conditions, or allergies that prevent you from getting waxed with us

 

- discontinue oral retinols for 6 months to 1 year depending on physicians recommendations*

- discontinue topical retinoids for a minimum of 7-30 days depending on medicinal strength of the product

*always ask your doctor for medical advice* 

before
coming

pores can remain open for 24 hours. Avoid sweating, dirty clothes, make up, pools, hot tubs -

certain areas are more susceptible to breaking out such as cheeks, back, and upper arms -

red bumps in the first 72 hours are typically from exposure to bacteria, topical antiseptic creams can help -

 

ingrown hairs develop after the first week of waxing and occurs when the growing hair does not break through  - the epidermis and instead gets trapped under the surface. Let's discuss exfoliators that suite your daily routine  

over exfoliation of the skin can occur. Usually people confuse this with a "burn". It can arise from medications, -  medicinally-active skin care, or antibiotics. Together we can figure out the next best approach  

 

to maintain the beneficial results of waxing, return within 6 weeks -

 

regular clients receive a discount on all their services -

aftercare

pores can remain open for 24 hours. Avoid sweating, dirty clothes, make up, pools, hot tubs -

certain areas are more susceptible to breaking out such as cheeks, back, and upper arms -

red bumps in the first 72 hours are typically from exposure to bacteria, topical antiseptic creams can help -

 

ingrown hairs develop after the first week of waxing and occurs when the growing hair does not break through  - the epidermis and instead gets trapped under the surface. Let's discuss exfoliators that suite your daily routine  

over exfoliation of the skin can occur. Usually people confuse this with a "burn". It can arise from medications, -  medicinally-active skin care, or antibiotics. Together we can figure out the next best approach  

 

to maintain the beneficial results of waxing, return within 6 weeks -

 

regular clients receive a discount on all their services -

Refrain from waxing if you have these medical conditions or are using any of the following:

- antibiotics 

- medicinally-active anti-aging creams 

- anti-acne medication or retinol 

- skin thinning treatments (facial peels, microdermabrasion etc.) 

- varicose veins 

- diabetes or poor wound healing disorders 

- sunburns 

- chemotherapy or radiation 

Allergies to: witch hazel, aloe vera, camellia seed, sweet almond, argan, ylang ylang, jasmine, rose, menthol, mineral oil, fragrance, arrowroot, oatmeal, marigold, salicylic acid, paraffin, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, glycerly rosinate, triethlene glycol rosinate, cera alba, ethylene copolymer, titanium dioxide, tocopheryl acetate, nitrile, cetearyl alcohol, toluene diamine, aminophenol, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, sodium cetearyl sulfate, 2,4 diaminophenoxyethanol, sodium laureth sulfate.

 

Feel free to contact us about booking a patch test for any service.

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