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Waxing FAQs

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What is the process of waxing hair on the face and body?
answer to waxing question At Uni K Wax Centers, waxing unwanted hair from the face and body begins with a thorough cleansing to the area you want waxed with a natural antiseptic lotion to remove all excess oil and bacteria from the skin.

After cleansing your skin, your waxer will start by applying thin layers of wax along the different areas of your face and body to be treated, all at the same time, with a special Uni K Wax technique to make the process fast and comfortable.

Our wax is completely natural and is applied at body temperature, which creates a very relaxing experience. Once the wax begins to dry, our experienced waxer will remove our elastic wax with a gentle pull at a special angle in a very fast motion that will effectively remove your unwanted hair, revealing soft, smooth skin.

This special technique eliminates the risk of breaking the hair, which translates to longer- lasting, soft, smooth skin.

After the first application of wax, we will give you those few retouches needed for that stubborn and difficult hair that grows in different directions. It is our goal to make sure you leave our Centers hair-free, carefree and loving the skin you are in.

Once the waxing process is finished, the waxer will remove any excess wax with our special oil, followed by an application of our amazing aloe vera lotion, which will moisturize your skin and leave it smooth and glowing.

What parts of the body can be waxed?
At Uni K Wax Centers we are able to safely wax every single part of the face and body. We offer Brazilian bikini waxing, eyebrow waxing, men’s chest and back waxing and leg waxing to name just a few of our services. We have a very detailed  face and body chart with every area outlined for men and women. This body chart helps to clarify precisely, which waxing services you will have done and what you are paying for. Every single part of the body or face can be waxed with the exception of the head.

Areas Not to Wax: Irritated, inflamed, cut, or sunburned skin.
Anywhere that has pimples, cold sores, moles or warts.

What are the benefits of waxing versus shaving?
For starters, waxing is the smarter choice because as you wax, you will immediately begin to weaken the hair follicle, which will result with your hair starting to grow back slower, lighter, thinner and sparser. Shaving hair will result in hair growing back faster, thicker, coarser and fuller; with more hair growing back from each pore. Also waxing is safer than shaving and will help you avoid the daily risk of nicks, cuts, ingrown hair and the burn that comes with using razors. These are only a few of the reasons why waxing is better than shaving, especially areas like bikini waxing, chest waxing and leg waxing. However, there are many reasons to switch over to waxing unwanted hair, click here to see all of the beautiful benefits of waxing.

What are the benefits of waxing versus laser hair removal?
The most obvious benefit is that Uni K Wax is so much more affordable than laser hair removal. Laser is not for everybody. It is only for those with very light skin and very dark hair. Laser will not work on those who have darker skin and darker hair as well as those with very light skin and light hair. Laser can also easily burn those with darker skin because the laser targets the darker pigment of the hair (or dark color). Some believe that laser hair removal is permanent which is completely untrue. One can expect about 60 to 70% of unwanted hair removed (and that is if you are a candidate). Laser hair removal is also expensive with an average of 10 to 14 treatments which cost anywhere from $200.00 – $900.00 per treatment. When it comes to all natural, safe and affordable hair removal, Uni K Wax Centers is the smartest option because our wax and technique works with every type of skin (even the most sensitive) and any type of hair. Waxing with us also reduces the amount, color and thickness of your hair overtime. Our prices are very affordable to everyone and we also offer savings on our waxing packages and series as well as our Rewards Program.

Is there one type of wax that is better for sensitive skin than any other?
Yes, that would be our proprietary all natural  “unique” wax. You can’t find it anywhere else but at our Centers. It took approximately three years in the laboratory to create and perfect our wax, which is made from a special pine resin and beeswax and used in every service including eyebrow waxing, Brazilian bikini waxing and men’s back waxing.

Our wax remains elastic and never gets hard like other waxes. Our Uni K Wax is warmed to body temperature when it is at an optimal performance level.  Our special pine resin in our wax has natural oils, which have great benefits for your skin, and we don’t use any paper at all to remove the wax or your hair. Our wax is also very elastic and stretches, so that hair removal happens fast. Our  wax also works from the finest of hair to the hard and coarse hair, removing each one by the root and weakening the hair follicle. There are many other types of waxes on the market including hard wax, soft wax and wax in many colors and flavors. However, there is nothing that can compare to our unique, elastic wax.

There is absolutely no need to worry about redness, irritation or allergies with our wax, which is why our customers love waxing with us.

does waxing hurt?

Now that is a personal question! Seriously though, read why Shape magazine calls Uni K Wax the “ouch-less wax”. We have created the “right way” to wax and have thought of everything to keep you very comfortable.  It isn’t just one thing that we do to create a comfortable waxing experience, it is everything combined. Everything from our elastic wax that stretches to removing hair without paper, causing less of a pull to the skin, means a more comfortable hair removal experience for you.

Our system of waxing and our elastic wax combined with our rigorous training program, makes ours the fastest and most comfortable waxing experience you can have. We have also taken the “hot” out of the waxing experience, so our wax is always applied at body temperature and feels more like a soothing moisturizer when applied to the skin, so there isn’t the shock that can be felt when the wax is too hot.

Why do I have to fill out a questionnaire before waxing?
This helps us find out if you have any allergies, health conditions, or are taking any medicine, like Accutane, which would not make you a candidate to receive a service. We also need to know if you are using any topical lotions or creams like AHAs or Retin-A, which are not compatible with waxing. Our questionnaire also helps us to make sure we keep track of all your friend referrals so we can build up your points in our Rewards Program.

What if I have a glass of wine or a drink before waxing to reduce the pain?
You do not need to numb anything before waxing with us. Our waxers and our system is so gentle that many have told us this is the most comfortable waxing experience they have ever had. Besides, alcohol in your system will cause the opposite effect and can cause skin to be extra sensitive to waxing.

How long does my hair need to be before it can be waxed?
It really depends on the type of hair you have. And with our special technique, the shorter your hair is – the thinner the wax we use. The gentle pressure used with our specially designed spatula will also help attract even the finest of unwanted hair to our wax, which will help with our effective hair removal system. The ideal length for hair to be removed is one-eighth to one- quarter of an inch in length.

Is waxing unwanted hair permanent? Will the hair grow back?
One of the greatest benefits of waxing with us is that we remove your unwanted hair from the root. The additional benefit is that you will have less re-growth once your hair starts to grow back and it will be softer, finer and sparser.

If you wax consistently, waxing will change the growth cycle and physiology of your hair follicle. Continued waxing will also cause hair growth to diminish over time. It is the process of weakening the hair follicle with repeated treatment. This process differs from person-to-person and it does take a number of years. Also, the hair doesn’t stop growing completely. What happens is hair growth reduces a lot, and you need to wax less and less frequently.  Also, in certain areas like your underarms, hair growth may reduce a lot more than in other areas.

Do I need to exfoliate my skin right before waxing?

You should exfoliate once a week (try our Citrus Body Polish, it’s amazing) to remove dead skin cells and keep your skin healthy and soft in-between waxing. However, avoid exfoliating two to three days before and after you get waxed with us, because our unique wax will also exfoliate your skin while removing your unwanted hair.

How do I care for my skin in-between waxing services?

In order to have the best waxing results, it is best to keep your skin healthy and hydrated all of the time. This entails drinking lots of water (to hydrate from the inside out) and using skin care products that prepare the skin for a great hair removal experience. Uni K Wax Centers have developed a complete collection of skin care products including Citrus Body Polish, which should be used about once a week to exfoliate dead skin cells; Body Perfect Dry Oil which is to be sprayed all over damp skin after a shower each day and Ultimate Balm to seal in the moisture.

Can I wax when I am pregnant?
We have many customers who wax with us up to the week of giving birth. However, every pregnancy is different and as with every question about pregnancy, ask your doctor first.

I am going away on a beach vacation and I want to look great in my swimsuit the enitre time. When is the best time to get waxed?
It’s best to come in for a waxing service as close to the trip as possible. Since waxing has such long lasting results, unless you are planning more than a month’s leave of absence, your skin will look great after waxing with us one to two days before leaving for your vacation.

How long before the hair grows back?
That depends on how fast your hair grows and everyone is different. On the average, our customers come back to wax every three to six weeks, keeping in mind that hair is best waxed when it is one-eighth to one- quarter of an inch long.

What happens if I shave between waxing?
Shaving is not a good idea for many reasons including the possibility of ingrown hair and irritation to the skin. Shaving strengthens the hair follicle making coarser and thicker hair, while waxing weakens the follicle for less hair as you wax along the way. If you shave between waxing, you will completely reverse the healthy progress you have had with waxing.

We know you are tempted to remove that unwanted hair sometimes on your own, but shaving will only exacerbate the problem, causing uneven hair re-growth in-between waxing sessions as well. That is why we offer touch up sessions and we have extended Center hours to fit into your busy schedule. Hair grows in many cycles and if you are waxing and shaving in between, you will mess up the cycle, making it very difficult to have smooth skin for long periods of time.

Uni K Wax Centers are one of the only waxing companies to offer touch ups which are very helpful when transitioning your hair growth pattern from shaving to waxing. Touch up sessions (up to 12 days after your wax) will help remove hair that was shaved and could not be waxed during the first session because they were too short. Touch ups work really well on bikini waxing and underarm waxing.

I am thinking about trying to wax on my own at home. Can you recommend a good waxing product for this?
We, like most industry professionals, believe that waxing should never be performed at home for many, many reasons. Most waxers also don’t wax on their own. They let a co-waxer wax them. Our waxing professionals undergo hundreds of hours of schooling and education to learn how to prepare, apply and remove the wax. They have a license to wax. This is one “do it yourself” beauty treatment you must leave to the professionals!

Should I avoid using moisturizer on the day I am going to get waxed?
At Uni K Wax Centers, waxing unwanted hair from the face and body begins with a thorough cleansing to the area you want waxed with a natural antiseptic lotion to remove all excess oil and bacteria from the skin, so you don’t have to avoid moisturizers.

I am trying to convince my boyfriend to get waxed, but he’s skeptical, how can I convince him?
More and more men are waxing and there is good reason for it. They know their bodies look better when bare. Their muscles look more refined and older men tend to look younger with less excess hair growth in the ear, shoulder and nostril area. Men have also expressed that they feel cleaner and leaner with less body hair. Have him try a smaller service, like lower back or in-between the brow first. Once he feels the natural waxing experience at Uni K Wax Centers, we are confident that he will become a loyal fan.

At what age can I start waxing?
At Uni K Wax Centers, we believe that looking and feeling your best begins at any age. However customers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Are there any medications (topical or other) that I should not be taking if I am going to wax?
Let your waxer know if you are under the use of Accutane, AHA, Renova, Retin-A or corticosteroids such as hydro-cortisone, prednisone, Kenalog, and Elocon.

Should I wax before or after I go tanning?
Wax first but always remember to wear sun protection of SPF 30 or higher when going out into the sun. Uni K Wax Centers has a fabulous Body Collection Sun Pro for face with SPF 30. It can be applied right after waxing to protect your skin from getting red and possibly sunburned.

Paraben and preservative free, this hydrating moisturizer with sunscreen calms delicate skin while a potent blend of UV protectors guard against the harmful rays of the sun. Powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging.

How large of an area do you wax at one time?
Our special wax (only available at Uni K Wax Centers) is so elastic that it can stretch and be applied to large sections of the body for faster hair removal. And we can apply our wax to multiple parts of the body at one time! This means that you can have your legs, bikini and underarms waxed in one quick session. No other spa or waxing center can compare.

How can I maintain my bikini line in-between waxing?
With our special “touch up” service which is really convenient because we know that you want to look great all the time. Just schedule your touch up service 12 days after your last waxing service or when your hair is at least one-eighth to one-quarter inch in length.

What makes Uni K Wax Centers so special?
Uni K Wax Centers are unique because we are a waxing hair removal center only. All we do is wax. We have thought of every single possible detail to deliver you the most comfortable and professional waxing hair removal service possible. Specifically, we have designed our Centers in soothing colors with a warm and welcoming reception, comfortable seating, cheerful flowers and lively music. We have set new standards in hygiene with the cleanest treatment rooms you can imagine and we prepare your wax in your very own waxing warmer under sterile conditions. And of course we rigorously train our waxers to make sure that each and every one of our professionals offer you the fastest and greenest waxing experience you can every imagine. Want to learn more? Read the About us section by clicking here.