For a bikini, you have the option of leaving on your underwear, your underwear must be removed for a Brazilian bikini. However, we recommend removing your underwear for all bikini treatments to protect your clothing from the wax or sugaring gel.
If you have been a frequent shaver previously (even if you have let your hair grow for a few weeks before your sugaring or waxing treatment), shaving can cause hair re-growth to be uneven, in which some hairs can be too short to be removed with wax or sugaring gel & may result in the appearance of stubble after your first treatment. Ideally, all of your hairs should lay flat on your skin to achieve the best results; so some of these shorter hairs may not be removed with wax or sugaring gel the first time. Please have patience & let those shorter stubbles grow (no shaving between treatments!) so that your second treatment will have even smoother results!
We recommend coming in for waxing 3-4 days before your wedding/big event. If you have never sugared/waxed ever, please come for a treatment a few months before to ensure that you will not have any reactions to the sugar or the wax. A lot of folks getting sugared or waxed have no reactions at all, but there are a few folks that have bumps or some irritation that may take a bit to resolve. Also, of it is for the face and it is your first time, we recommend doing a patch test. There are some sensitive areas like your cheeks and sideburns that can break out to the hair removal process. We do our best to minimize any reactions that you may have, but our bodies natural reaction to hair being removed is not something we can completely avoid for a few folks.
Medical experts recommend waiting for 24-48 hours after any type of bikini wax. This time period is when your body can be most susceptible to outside bacteria, which can potentially cause an infection. For your safety & health, it is better to abstain, but not required. It is really a personal choice, so just keep in mind that your skin does need some time to recover.
No, it is a policy here at Shobha that we will not wax any client that is currently on her period to ensure her safety as well as that of our specialists. In addition, during your period your body tends to be much more sensitive than normal, making pain from waxing feel more intense (& who would willingly welcome that?).
We recommend that if you plan on being in the sun you should get waxed/sugared at least 2-3 days prior & always wear proper sun protection!
Yes, absolutely! Between each & every treatment, all equipment is sanitized with hospital-grade disinfectant.
Yes, you may always request a fresh can of wax/sugaring gel for your treatment. However rest assured that we strongly uphold our no double-dip(sm) policy, which ensures that we will never re-dip a spatula, so your treatment will always be performed with clean, uncontaminated wax/sugaring gel!
No, our specialists will trim any longer hairs to the proper length prior to the removal process. Your hair should be at least ¼ inch in length (which makes it long enough to lay flat on your skin). If you’ve “Let it go” & it seems out of control, don’t worry, your specialist will trim it to the proper length before your treatment.
We use Shobha® Liquid Wax with azulene, which has been carefully formulated for sensitive skin. It is greenish in color & contains azulene oil. Azulene oil comes from the chamomile plant & acts as a natural anti-inflammatory which helps reduce irritation & redness during the treatment process. Muslin strips are used with the wax in the removal process. For men’s bikini treatments, we also use a hard wax containing titanium dioxide. This wax is excellent for removing hair in the most sensitive regions.
Once a month is generally the appropriate time in between treatments. However, clients who come on a regular basis come in anywhere from 3-5 weeks, depending on how fast their hair grows. The hair should be long enough to lay flat on the skin, so if it is still poking straight out, you should wait another week.
We recommend exfoliating daily, cleansing your skin using your Shobha® Exfoliating Cloth or exfoliating scrub.
If you have existing bumps & ingrown hairs, add a topical treatment to your routine, like Shobha® Ingrown Relief Lotion. These products should be used consistently to see the best results. Over time, they can be used to prevent & treat ingrown hairs. For prevention & mild ingrowns, apply daily at night. For more severe ingrown cases, use twice daily, at night & in the morning. For the best results, apply after showering when the skin is still moist to ensure optimal absorption of the lotion by the skin.
We use non-latex gloves for all treatments at Shobha, so you don’t have to worry or make any special requests!
Your hair should be at least 1/4″ in length, in which the hair will lay flat on the skin. If hairs are still sticking straight out, you should probably wait a few more days. Also, if you are usually a “shaver” your hair should be slightly longer for the best results. Please wait at least 2 weeks from your last shave before a waxing/sugaring treatment.
Shobha® Sugaring Gel is all-natural (made out of only sugar, water, lemon juice & glycerin ) making it the most gentle & natural option for the skin. However, if you have been shaving for a while, you may get cleaner results from waxing for your initial treatments since hairs tend to grow unevenly when shaving. Then, once you have been waxing a few times, you may switch to sugaring, while still achieving the same results. If you are unsure which treatment is best for you, simply ask your Shobha specialist at the start of your appointment.
Sometimes with sugaring gel, it takes several applications to remove all of the hair from an area. The reason for the wax (which tends to be stickier) in the Brazilian is simply to ensure your comfort & reduce the amount of applications needed to remove the hair, especially in this delicate region. If you would prefer the sugaring gel over the wax, please ask your specialist at the beginning of the treatment. She will then perform as much of the treatment with the sugaring gel as possible. If wax is used in any part of your treatment, it will be considered a waxing service & charged accordingly.