professional waxing services for men & women
800 Grand Avenue, Suite B2
Carlsbad, CA  92008
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book my appointment online?

Yes, click here.

Why wax at all?
Waxing is one of the best methods of temporary hair removal. It is more effective than shaving because it removes the entire hair from the root, not just from the surface of the skin providing longer lasting results. Over time, and with repeated waxing, unwanted hair grows back finer and sparser.

If I shave, how long do I have to wait for my first wax?

If you shave, we ask that you wait a minimum of 10 days to two weeks before you wax. 

How long will the results last?
After your first wax, the results can last 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the individual’s hair re-growth. With regular waxing, the length of time required between treatments will increase significantly.

If you typically shave, a few treatments may be required to see the full beneficial effects of waxing.

What can I do between waxing services for maintenance?

We ask that you do nothing between waxing appointments, especially shave.  If there are stray hairs that you wish to remove, tweezing is your best option but we suggest you schedule your next appointment.  Waxing can be safely performed every two to three weeks.  Over time, this will not be necessary as your hair becomes finer and more sparse but will give you the best results in the beginning. 

Will the hair grow back thicker in waxed areas?
No, usually, re-growth will be finer, thinner and slower in areas that are waxed on a regular basis.

How long does waxing take?

Depending on the body part and the density of the hair growth, your waxing appointment will take between 15 to 90 minutes. First appointments typically take a little longer as there may be more tweezing to achieve the cleanest results. For a woman’s Brazilian you can expect 30 to 45 minutes and for a Male Brazilian 45 to 90 minutes. Thorough results are my goal, not speed.  Your satisfaction is important to me.

Does it hurt?
Quite simply, yes, it hurts.  Pain tolerance is very individual but quality wax and professional technique will make the difference.  The pain will quickly subside and lessen with each visit, as the hair thins and less hair is required to be removed from the area. We also offer two products that are topical anesthetics to take the edge off.  Ask about No Scream Cream or PFB numbIt.  Both are retail products and must be applied prior to your appointment for maximum effect.

Caffeine, pregnancy and menstruation can cause increased sensitivity. Taking a mild painkiller such as ibuprofen 30 minutes prior to your visit has been known to reduce pain but only if your doctor has not advised against it.

At Pure Waxing we only use Perron Rigot Cirepil – a high quality depilatory wax. It is heated to just above the temperature of the skin for comfort and outstanding results.

Is waxing for me?

Waxing is appropriate for almost everyone. However, some physicians do not recommend it for people suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection.  Waxing should not be performed over moles or wounds and waxing should NEVER performed on a client who is using Retin-A, Accutane, Renova, Differin or any other acne medications that thins the skin. It is the responsibility of the client to discuss any concerns, conditions or medications that may be contra-indicated for waxing with their physician first prior to getting waxed. Also, please advise your wax therapist if you are allergic to any foods – because if you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t put the extracts on your skin. Please be completely honest about all allergies and medications you are taking – it is for your protection.

Bikini, Extreme Bikini or Brazilian… How do I choose?

At Pure Waxing, we offer a variety of intimate waxing services for men and women. Whether you choose the conservative bikini or all-off Brazilian depends entirely on what you are comfortable with or whichever suits your lifestyle best – it’s all a personal preference. We specialize in customizing your look to suit you best.  For first-timers, a good option is to gradually remove more hair at each appointment until the desired look is achieved. You should do whatever makes you comfortable, whether it’s a more natural look or totally bare.

If you are still unsure, we will provide additional consultation and advice to ensure you are comfortable with your decision.

Bikini: A bikini wax is the most conservative of all intimate waxing and generally involves removing hair to just inside the panty or bikini line on the front of the body.

Extreme Bikini: This can be considered a half-bikini, half-Brazilian. It takes off more from the front leaving a regular strip and includes the inner thigh, but does not include the labia or bum.

Brazilian: It’s all off the front and back including the labia and between those buns. Customizing here can leave a strip at the top, small inverted triangle or other shape as desired.

Gentlemen: We will customize your Male Brazilian to achieve the results you prefer.

Any possible side effects of waxing?
We cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience anything beyond redness and some minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs:

• Avoid immediate exposure to the sun after waxing and wear a sun-screen as recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
• Avoid heavy exercise for at least 10 hours after waxing.
• Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
• Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofas until at least 24 hours after waxing.
• Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas as it may result in irritation and/or ingrown hairs.
• Avoid deodorants and antiperspirants for 24 hours following an underarm waxing treatment.
• Regular exfoliation may be helpful especially on leg and arm areas.
• Routine waxing helps the skin become accustomed to the procedure and will minimize irritation.
• One of our favorite products to virtually eliminate ingrown hairs is PFB Vanish.  It is available in our shop and will have you enjoying your results so much more. 
• Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their menstruation.

Have I seen 40 Year Old Virgin?

Yes, I have.  This is probably the most common question I get from men and usually they are partly teasing with it but I'm sure the waxing scene has some of you a bit frightened.  If you have been considering waxing for a while but you are concerned about the pain, I understand that but most men tell me it is far less than they expected, they tolerate it well and are very pleased with the results. At Pure Waxing, you are not walking into a salon setting, services are one on one, highly professional and I strive to make your experience very comfortable.    


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