Some Soho Urban Wax & Boutique Frequently Asked Questions…

Q: Does Waxing hurt? A: We are not going to lie… If this is your first time, it is going to be uncomfortable. But the worst part for most is the anticipation! And once it is over and you know what it was like. It will be over before you know it.

Q: What is the Brazilian? A: Think no hair anywhere in the pubic region. You can however, request to go bare but leave a landing strip or triangle shape obove the vaginal region (which is called “playboy”)

Q: How long does it takes to do a Brazilian? It really depends on the the technician. An experienced Technician should be able to do this service quick and clean! Usually on the average, it should not take no more than 20 minuites. It may take longer, if this is your first time, but the upkeep is much quicker and less painful.

Q: Will Brazilian waxing hurt? A: When it comes to the eternal pain, everyone has a different answer to their experiences. You should expect to experience some discomfort; women and men that momentary discomfort is so worth it. Hello soft, smooth skin, good bye to razor burn, ingrown hairs and of course, that lovely post shave itching!

Q: I am embarrassed to get my privates waxed! A: Well, stripping down to nothing in front of a stranger may initially feel a bit awkward. Please keep in mind, that you are with a professional and we are not checking you out. We are not judging you! You are not the only naked person and/or hairiest person we have seen (to be honest, the hairier the better for us!). The whole experience is rather clinical.

Q: What is a Bikini? A: If you are wearing a bikini and there are hairs exposed outside the bikini… only those hairs will be removed.

Q: What is a Thong Bikini? A: Thong Bikini is a removal of all the hair from the pubic region (except the labia and the crack of the butt). You are left with an inch wide landing strip.

Q: What is the ideal length for the hair to be waxed? A: The longer the hair the better! But the ideal length is 1/4 of an inch to allow the wax to grab the hair effectively. It does depend on the individual, but on the average… it takes about two weeks to grow out.

Q: What kind of Wax does Soho Urban Wax use? A: Again, we believe in quality over quantity. With that said, we picked two brands of waxes that are the absolute finest products available in the market. The type of waxes we use depends on three things: 1) Skin types; 2) Type of hair; 3) and on the areas of services.

For more sensitive areas, (eyebrows, lips, necklines, bikini and under arm), we prefer to use the hard wax. The hard wax is pulled off without using a strip. The best part of this product is that it heats at a low temperature, is less sticky, and contains anti-irritants. As a result, you will enjoy a more comfortable waxing experience, and are left with smooth skin with less irritation. For all other less sensitive areas, we use the soft wax, which removes with a strip.

Q: Is there anything I can do to prepare for waxing? A: Again, if this is your first time. It is the anticipation that makes you nervous! We are always nervous when we don’t know… we would recommend taking ibuprofen at least 20 minuites prior to your appointment, as long as this does not contradict with your doctor. Also, avoid caffeine and alcohol as these are stimulants and can make you more sensitive.

Q: Does hair regrow thicker and darker?
A: Not possible, this is an old wive’s tale. Over time with frequent waxing, hair regrowth weakens and comes in finer and thinner, but good frequency and diligence is requiered to achieve results. If hair darkens and grows in thicker, it’s a function of hormones, not waxing !

Q: What causes ingrown hair?
A: Ingrown hairs may be the results of four factors:

1) Genetics – The technician should be consulted in regards to the best follow up care for the client. This should include some type of exfoliation treatment.

2) Wax Specialist – The Wax specialist removed the strip in the incorrect direction or pulled it up instead of close to the skin, the clients hair may be more prone to ingrown problems.

3) Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs. The client should, after 24-48 hours, use some type of exfoliating product to keep the dead skin build from accumulating in the areas that tend to be ingrown, i.e., bikini, upper thighs, underarm, back of necks, calves, etc.

4) As the client continues with waxing, the hair will begin to weaken and thin. This may produce a temporary tendency for ingrown hairs. The client should continue to use their exfoliating products and procedures as recommended by the Wax specialist.

Q: Why is the price for the male services higher than the female? Especially the Brazilian?
A: Honestly, It is a lot more work! When setting a charge on a service, we look at the amount to be removed and the difficulty of the removal in consideration. With that said, we recommend that you maintain your services every four to six weeks to make the services simpler for us and affordable for you.

Q: Why should I wax?
A: Waxed hair grows back smooth and fine, unlike the stubble that shaving causes. The more you wax, the hair follicle weakens and can eventually die, leaving you with less hair.

Q: Can I shave in between waxing appointments?
A: No ! This makes the hair more resistant to future waxing.

Q: What if I get white pustules after waxing? What can I do to prevent it?
A: First of all, this does not happen to everyone. (But it is expected to particularly to individuals first two or three times due to unknown truamas to the sebaceous gland.) We would recommend to continue to wax a few more times and this will subside with time. Another reason could be overheating wax and improper removal. Don’t worry… like we had mentioned, this does not happen to everyone but if it does… we know exactly what to do !