You may have a few questions about your wax, or Dare To Be Bare, here are a few of frequently asked questions. If you don't see your question here, don't hesitate to ask.
Q: How long does the hair need to be to wax?
A: I recommend the hair length be a little over a quarter inch, ideally the length of a grain of white rice. But there is NO such thing as to long to wax. Some waxers say "the longer the hair the more painful your wax will be", this is untrue! If the hair is longer, sure it easy easier to get hair you didn't intend to grab with that strip, but if your waxer is applying the wax properly and holding the skin taught, they will not grab unintended hairs. I prefer you don’t trim! If I need to, I will, but often times guests will trim to short, and we won’t be able to complete the wax!
Q: How old do you have to be to get a wax?
A: Well there is NO age limit to waxing, its more about what you can personally handle. I have seen 8 yr old girls take her full back like a champ, and a grown man cry during his back wax. I do require parental consent under the age of 18 for any bikini service. And ask that the parents and guardians do not pressure them to keep going if it is to much for them. If the guest asks me to stop I will stop, regardless of the opinion of the parent or guardian.
Q: How often should I wax?
A: Four weeks! Your hairs grow in different cycles, the goal is to time out your wax so all your hairs are on the same cycle at the same time, keeping you smoother for longer. If I determine after a few waxes that you should be waxing at a different frequency for best results, I will let you know!
Q: Can I wax during my period?
A: Of course, I just ask that you wear a tampon for the visit, and know that your body is more sensitive that time of the month.
Q: What do I need to bring for my first wax?
A: All I need is enough hair to pull. YES, I will need to collect your information and your Autograph, but after that you are good to go.
Q: How long does it last?
A: That is on a case by case basis. It all depends on the length of growth when you wax (if you don't let the hair grow long enough, it can break, not pull, or we may only be grabbing 1-2 cycles of hair), the frequency in which you wax (if you are not consistent you will not have synced growth cycles), how you take care of your skin (if you have ingrown hairs under the skin, they will not get pulled with the wax, they will slowly pop out whenever they feel like it. so make sure you exfoliate!) , and how fast your hair grows. Your first wax my last as little as 4 days and as long as three weeks.
Q: Does longer hair make it more painful?
A: The length of your hair doesn't determine how painful it is. It is more about the size of the bulbs of the hair and how healthy your skin is. The longer you allow in between waxes the longer the bulbs of the hair of time to grow, and the more “trauma” there will be to the skin.
Q: Do you wax men at Dare To Be Bare?
A: At dare to be bare I do some waxing for men, but I do not perform any bikini/butt/brazilian waxes for guests with male genitalia. Do not be discouraged! There are many places that do and I would be happy to refer you to a few! If you have female genitalia whether it be given to you at birth or is bought and paid for Id be happy to preform your bikini services!
Q: Do you give me something to cover up with if I'm doing a bikini service?
A: Generally no! if we are doing multiple services and you have to undress a few areas, then I will cover you with a wubbie (a big paper towel). Im not a huge fan of covering people for a few reasons. First and foremost the extra stuff gets in my way, making it harder for my to do my job, and risking making your experience more painful if I cannot see what I'm doing. Also because my work space is a judgement free zone, I want you to learn to feel secure around me. I have found letting people cover themselves up, never really allows them get comfortable being just who they are in my space. A bikini service is a very intimate and vulnerable service. I do my best to make you feel comfortable by talking you through every step and distracting you with conversation. If you are just doing the line, you have the option of leaving the panties on, but know that you'll have to hold them out of my way, and risk getting wax on them!
Q: What should I do before/after my wax?
A: Well head on over to the "Before and After your wax" section and read all about it.