Halsted Street Beach Tanning Salon
UV Tanning - Custom Organic Spray Tanning - Red Light Therapy - Organic Waxing - Organic Facials
By Appointment: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday
All treatments are performed by our licensed esthetician Alexis.
Before & After Care
Just as important as the waxing treatment itself is making sure you take care of your wax afterward. Please, follow the advice of your Estitician and refer back here for a guide of what and what not to do.
Before your Wax...
You've recently booked a wax, now what? Here are a couple tips to lessen the pain and increase the longevity of the hair-free feeling.
- If you're worried about the pain, and haven't had a waxing treatment before then you can take 1 or 2 Advil about 30-4 minutes before your appointment. This can help reduce the surface discomfort.
- Make sure your hair is long enough to have a waxing treatment performed. It should be a least a quarter of an inch long (this is usually 3-4 weeks weeks of growing).
After your Wax...
You've just invested time, money, and a little discomfort in order be free of hair.
Immediately after your Wax
It is normal for a little redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it's important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free. This means:
- No tanning for at least 12 hours
- No swimming in a chlorinated pool for 24 hours
- Avoid spa baths and/or saunas for 24 hours
- Avoid applying any topical lotions for at least 12 hours (fragrances and other lubrication can cause burning sensation)
- Avoid touching the treatment area to ensure it remains bacteria free
- If you notice redness and/or bumps remaining days after your treatment we sell a product called Bye-Bye Bump Cream for situations like this.
Do guys get waxed? What do they wax?
Do waxing treatments hurt?
Yes, of course! We have about the same amount of male clients as females. Popular male waxing services include: back & shoulders, chest, Brazilian, buttocks, and eyebrows.
A difficult question to answer. Some people think tattoos hurt, others disagree. The truth is ripping hair out of follicles isn't going to be the most enjoyable feeling. Follow up treatments tend to be more tolerable since clients know what to expect and the hair usually has not had time to fully develop.
How do I prepare for a waxing treatment?
How long will my wax treatment last?
We recommend arriving to your appointment freshly showered and exfoliated. The hair must be a quarter of an inch (about 3-4 weeks of growth) to adhere correctly to the wax. Resist the urge to shave between sessions. Shaving chafes the skin and creates sharper, coarser hair.
If you're a first-time or occasional waxing client you will likely notice some new hair growth within 2-3 weeks due to the naturally staggered hair growth cycle. This part of regrowth will be sparse, about one-third of the hair normally present. Soon after, the remaining hair will begin growing in. Regular waxing will leave the area hair-free for 3-6 weeks. Over time, the density of hair in the treatment area starts to decrease significantly.
I'm worried that I'll get aroused during my Brazilian waxing treatment
Can I tan after my wax treatment?
Don't stress. A degree of arousal is common when someone is touching the genital area. It has little to do with true arousal and more to do with adrenaline. In any case, once the waxing treatment begins, the sensation quickly passes. The only thing you need to focus on is feeling comfortable with yourself. Remember, we are professionals.
Definitely not! You should avoid heat following a wax treatment. You should also be mindful of taking hot showers, saunas, whirlpools, etc.
**Tingle tanning lotion can cause significant inflammation of the skin around the treatment area.
Why do people get waxed?
Can I get a spray tan after my wax treatment?
People usually get waxed to satisfy their sense of self-image, or because their partners prefer a smooth clean-cut look. However, everyone has their own reason for choosing waxing.
Only if you're in a true rush for time. The after wax lotion will create a barrier between your skin and the sunless solution. Ideally you should leave the after wax lotion on, then come back in a day or two for sunless tanning.
Am I too young / old to get waxed?
Probably not. Our youngest waxing client is 16 and our oldest is 80.