Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re new to the waxing experience, we understand you might have some questions about the process. It is important to us that you feel relaxed and at ease and are absolutely clear about what will happen at your appointment. Here are some common questions we get asked. If you have any other questions or concerns, please discuss them with your Sleekologist at your appointment. There are no silly questions, and our professionals have seen and heard it all without judgement. You may also contact us before you appointment.

How long should my hair be in order to get waxed?

For all body waxing services, the hair should be at least a ¼ of an inch long or have at least 2 weeks worth of hair growth.

Is it going to hurt?

It depends on your pain tolerance, but if you are nervous about the pain you can take a pain reliever/anti-inflammatory 30 minutes before your appointment to reduce discomfort.

How often should I wax?

We recommend every 3-4 weeks.

Can I wax during that time of the month?

You can wax during that time of the month, but keep in mind there is a possibility that you will be more sensitive.

What if I am using an acne medication?

If you are on any topical acne medications, like Retin-A, you must stop using it at least 7 days prior to your waxing service. If you are using an oral acne medication, like Accutane, you must stop using it 6 months prior to your waxing service. Acne medications can cause thinning of the skin, resulting in adverse side effects after waxing.

How old do I have to be to be waxed?

You must be over 18 years old or have your parents’ permission to wax.

How can I soothe my skin after waxing?

We apply a post-treatment serum that is enriched with aloe vera and glycerin to soothe the skin. If you experience extended redness we find that applying hydrocortisone cream can help. Do not exfoliate your skin for two days after your waxing treatment. After the initial 48 hours post waxing, we encourage daily dry exfoliation to inhibit ingrown hairs.

Can I continue to wax when I am pregnant?

Congratulations! Yes, you can keep the sexy smooth you while you’re pregnant. However, be aware that the increase in blood flow to some areas of your body can increase the sensitivity of the skin. Every pregnancy is different, so we recommend that you check in with your doctor when you are within a couple of months of your due-date.

Do I have to be naked?

This depends on what part of the body you are having hair removed from. Whatever part that is should be free of garments that would impede our Sleekologists giving you the best service possible. Don’t be nervous. This is our job — we’ve seen it all!

What if I am in gender transition?

At Sleek, we honor all people in all shapes and sizes, of all genders and of all sexual orientations. We want everyone to feel as good about themselves as possible and we are not here to judge you. Schedule your appointment for the gender-specific parts you have, not the ones you aspire to, so that we may make your perfect Sleekologist match.

Will I get ingrown hairs?

Everyone is different some people do get ingrown hair regardless of whether they shave, use a depilatory cream or wax. We apply a post-treatment serum that is enriched with aloe vera and glycerin to soothe the skin and recommend a dry exfoliation daily after the first 48 hours.

How long should you wait for waxing after getting a tattoo

You should wait two weeks to let the tattoo heal properly but you see a waxing professional.

What if I get an erection?

It happens. This is an adrenal response from your body and our professional Sleekologists will work around this and think nothing less of you. As long as you understand that this is a professional service and not an erotic one, there is no reason to be embarrassed.

Now have a wax experience as fabulous as you are.

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