Frequently Asked Questions
Is there anything I should tell my Esthetician before the waxing begins?
Because I care about your health and the integrity of your skin, I will not perform waxing treatments if you are currently using Retin – A, Differin, Accutane . Please also inform us if you have any allergies. Especially allergies to honey or bee products
Are there any anti-aging, anti-acne, medications or cosmetics I should tell my Esthetician I use before the waxing begins?
Many facial creams, washes, peels, serums, and gels contain ingredients that can thin the skin and make the skin sensitive to waxing. Often these kinds of facial products have retinoid, Retin-A, Renova, accutane, and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA's) including glycolic acid. A short discussion with your Esthetician about what you are using is imperative.
Is there anything I can do to prepare for a bikini wax?
For best results your hair needs to be at least a 1/4 of an inch long. If you normally shave, stop at least 3 weeks before coming in for waxing and if you have waxed previously please wait between 4 to 6 weeks. For first time waxers, the longer the better. I will trim if necessary. Please don't trim yourself, as you may trim too short. Between your waxing appointments we recommend that you exfoliate your skin and steer clear of moisturizers. Exfoliation sloughs off dead skin, allows new hair to grow and not get trapped, and overall it will help you maintain smoother, softer and healthier skin. Also, taking an Advil 30 min prior to your appointment time can help lessen the pain and inflammation.
Is there anything I should NOT do before a wax appointment?
Limit the amount of caffeine or alcohol, since both can cause your skin to be dehydrated, more inflamed and more sensitive. Do not go tanning, do not soak in a hot tub, and most importantly, do not shave.
Can I come during my time of the month?
Yes, but please keep in mind you can be more sensitive during this time. Normally, you are more sensitive the week before, during, and a few days after. If you do decide to come during your cycle, please just wear a tampon.
Do you double dip?
No, I do not double dip. I use a new, sterilized glass dish with just the right amount of honey and a new, sterilized metal spatula for each client.
Do you take walk-ins?
I'm by appointment only, but if I have availability at the time of walk-in I will accommodate
How is Marynn B. Honey Waxing different than other waxing salons?
I use homemade 100% natural honey that is gentle and healthy for the skin. I pride myself on being professional and efficient and I strive to make waxing something you actually look forward to.
How do I prevent ingrowns? I recommend
exfoliation of the skin and refraining from using any moisturizers or moisturizing soaps/body washes in the bikini area. When you exfoliate you are removing the top layer of dead skin, allowing new hair to grow free, and not get trapped. Using an exfoliating cloth or glove between your appointments helps to reduce ingrown hairs.
How long should I wait to book my next appointment?
I recommend you come in every 4 to 6 weeks. Make sure your hair growth is at least a 1/4 of an inch.
What are the benefits of waxing over shaving?
Waxing removes hair at the root, and after consistent waxing the hair begins to grow in finer. Hair that is a at least a quarter inch long when it’s waxed typically won't begin to grow back for two weeks. Shaving cuts the hair at a blunt angle causing stubble. Shaving does not pull the hair out at the root so the hair begins to grow back within hours.