FAQ

Faq

We’ve complied all of our frequently asked questions here so you don’t have to have an embarrassing conversation 🥰

If you don’t see an answer to your question please contact us directly and we’ll be more than happy to answer. The fastest way to get a response is through email: [email protected]

For the best waxing results, you should have at least 4 weeks growth from your last wax, or 3 weeks growth from your last shave. You don’t need to worry about it being too long as it will be trimmed by your waxer if necessary. Waxing before 3-4 weeks will result in some smaller hairs being left behind, so we know it’s hard to live with the regrowth but please be patient and you will benefit from a smoother wax that will last longer.

No worries, you can still get waxed if you really need to, we can still remove a lot of the hair from as little as 2 weeks, the only downside to waxing sooner than 4 weeks is that you may still have some little hairs left behind that are too short to remove, but that’s still better than going to your event hairy!

You get the best results with waxing after a few sessions so if you count back from your event every 4 weeks this will give you the schedule that will give you the best results. Doing your waxing this way will mean you’ll be smooth for 2-3 weeks as opposed to just 1 week after your first session. Just make sure you have at least 3 weeks growth for your first appointment. If you’re still not sure just contact us and we will work out the best timings for you.

If you have been shaving, or waxing irregularly you may notice regrowth in the first week or two. After 4-5 waxing sessions spaced 4 weeks apart your results will dramatically improve and you should have minimal regrowth in the first 2-3 weeks, with a noticeable increase in regrowth in the fourth week. Many regular clients say it feels like all the hair grows back in the final week and that’s how they know they are ready to be waxed again.

Not at all! We’ve seen it all before, and you’re probably one of a dozen people that day! As soon as you’re on the bed you’ll be absolutely fine and forget about everything, we’ll make sure of it. We love what we do and whether it’s an eyebrow wax or bikini wax it really doesn’t make any difference to us, we just want you to the get the best results possible!

Don’t be, seriously! We completely understand that what is an everyday occurrence for us is a big deal for you, especially if it’s your first time. We do this all day every day so there is no need to feel embarrassed. We’ll take the time to explain everything that will happen at the start of your appointment and ensure you always feel at ease. The anticipation is always the worst part, the waxing is never as bad as you think.

At Wax Central, Absolutely! We are very strict on hygiene in the salon. We never double dip the spatulas. This means once a spatula has touched your skin it is disposed of and not re-dipped into the wax pot. This eliminates any possibility of bacteria, hair or secretions being transferred back into the wax pot and reapplied on to you or the next client. We also wear a fresh pair of disposable gloves for each client and do not use towels or cloth covers on the bed as they tend to trap hair, the beds are cleaned down with a hospital grade disinfectant after every use. Any reusable tools such as scissors and tweezers are all sterilised after every client.

Honestly, not really! There will always be some slight discomfort with waxing, but this really only lasts for a few seconds (we promise!). You may have seen advertisements for “Pain Free Waxing” but when you’re pulling hair out of the body this is just not possible. To help minimise any discomfort we use the most gentle wax there is combined with a protective oil that is placed onto the skin before every waxing treatment. This means the wax only sticks to hair and not to the skin making waxing far less painful and less traumatic on the skin than traditional strip waxing.  As well as using the best wax we also use the best techniques. Our waxing style makes waxing quicker, easier and as pain free as possible.

Yes there are several things you can do. Avoid caffeine for a few hours before your waxing appointment, caffeine will make your pain receptors more sensitive.  Avoid waxing 3 days before and after your period, most ladies will already know your body will be more sensitive to everything during this week and waxing is no exception.For very sensitive people we also stock “No Scream Cream” which is a external analgesic that numbs the area and can be applied 45 minutes before your appointment.

Traditional waxing involves placing a very thin layer of wax on the skin and removing with a paper or cloth strip, this wax is often used for less sensitive areas of the body such as legs, back, chest and arms. Some salons will also still use strip wax for intimate waxing, however we really don’t recommend this.  Hard wax is far kinder to skin and so is better suited to sensitive areas like underarms, face, and all intimate waxing. A layer of oil is first placed on the skin, and the wax is applied in a rich layer and let to set. The wax shrink wraps itself around the hair as it cools and when the wax is fully set it is removed taking only unwanted hair away leaving the skin far less irritated than with traditional waxing. We love hard wax so much that we use it now for every area on the body! 

It’s possible. Waxing removes the entire hair, root and all, from the follicle. Your skin naturally hardens and thickens over the area that was waxed so it is important to keep that area gently exfoliated. Use a gentle scrub in that area about 2 days after waxing and continue to exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week thereafter. Remember, I said gentle! The most common cause for ingrown hairs that we see with clients is that they will forget to exfoliate for a few weeks and try to “catch up” on their exfoliating by scrubbing very hard. Unfortunately this does not work and actually makes the problem worse. By scrubbing too hard you will cause micro scratches in the skin which will stop the hairs from growing through as the skin heals.

If you are prone to ingrown hairs try the wax:one care solution (€23) which works as your exfoliant, moisturiser and anti-inflammatory all in one. As this uses chemical exfoliators its actually impossible to over exfoliate with this product. You can also use it as both a preventative measure or as a treatment against ingrown hairs.

For the first 24-48 hours  after your wax please avoid : 

   use of exfoliating products (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products, loofahs, scrubs, etc.)

   direct sun exposure and tanning beds

   creams with fragrance or ingredients that may irritate

   deodorant: it results in irritation and clogging of open follicles

   wearing tight clothing: results in irritation and inflammation

   excessive heat, such as that from hot tubs and saunas. Luke warm showers are okay.

   exercise, if it may cause chaffing or sweating which will lead to irritation 

After 24-48 hours, start regular exfoliating and moisturising, which will help keep skin soft and prevent ingrown hairs. We recommend wax:one care as its easy to use and impossible to over exfoliate with this product. 

Absolutely not. 

Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles or cause the hair to grow back thicker. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse.

When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thickest part of the hair, which is why you can feel stubble the next day. A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair, very fine at the tip, so no stubble.

The only things known to stimulate hair growth are hormones: natural or artificial.

We have formulated our very own hard wax that is exclusive to us. The skin is cleansed and a protective oil is placed over the skin, the wax is then applied in a rich layer and shrink wraps itself around the hair as it cools.  When the wax is fully set, it is removed taking only unwanted hair away leaving skin far less irritated than traditional waxing. We’ve previously used Lycon, Waxperts, Wax:one and Perron Rigot in the salon, so it’s safe to say we know what a good wax should consist of. Creating our own brand of wax means we can apply it super thin so less tugging on your skin, and it never snaps even with the toughest of hair. Hard waxes typically don’t remove fine fluffy hairs that well but we’ve made sure that our wax does, and we use it on the entire body! We know you’ll love it as much as we do!

Please wear underwear that you don’t mind getting a little bit of wax on. We always try not to get any wax on your knickers but sometimes it’s inevitable that a little bit might stray so please do not wear anything that you are extremely fond of. Also the smaller the better, big underwear tends to just get in the way. Alternatively we can provide you with paper underwear.

Yes, you can absolutely get waxed, but be prepared for it to sting just a little bit more than usual.

We recommend that you wax throughout the entire pregnancy to avoid discomfort. Keeping up a regular waxing schedule throughout your pregnancy will make your waxing far easier in the last trimester, which is when it can be the most sensitive due to the increase in hormones and blood flow to the area. 

You can also wax right up to your due date. It’s totally safe and it doesn’t bring on labour! That’s an old wives tale. If it worked I’m sure we’d have a long line of overdue pregnant women outside each morning who are just ready to have their baby!! 

Aftercare products that contain BHA’s are not recommended for use while pregnant so you will need to use a regular exfoliator and moisturiser as homecare after your wax.

No, just know you are more sensitive three days before your period and three days after your period. Simply wear a fresh tampon and tuck the string in out of the way.

Please don’t feel embarrassed, we are all girls and we literally see this every single day in the salon, it’s no biggie x 

You will be unsuitable for waxing if you are using any of the following medications:

   strong AHA’s or BHA’s  in skincare products or medication

   Any Steroid medication in the last 3 months: topical or oral

You will be unsuitable for waxing if you have any of the following medical conditions:

   Any infectious skin disorder such as impetigo, warts, cold sores, lice, ring worm or any other contagious skin infections

   Diabetes – Please bring a letter from you doctor that waxing is ok for you or I will have to refuse treatment due to the increased risk of infection due to slower healing, and greater possibility of burning due to lack of sensation.

   Recent scar tissue – If you have had an operation in the last 6 months please note that it will not be possible to wax over the area. I will be able to wax around it so please contact me if you have any questions.

   Sun Burn or use of a sunbed in the last 24 hours – sun burn is skin damage and to wax over it will cause your skin to lift, and will result in a burn like mark left on the skin.

Wax Central has an all female team at the moment, so your service will be carried out by one of our female waxing experts.

No worries, just book in for a Hollywood and we can have a chat with you at the start of your service and find out exactly how much you want removed and how much you want to keep. We can talk you through the different options and let you know what is the most popular so you can make up your mind on the day. If you’re nervous about pain, we can also start small and see how you get on so you don’t feel too overwhelmed with anything. 

This is most guys worse nightmare. Waxing the intimate area can stimulate the blood flow, sometimes resulting in an unwanted erection. This is usually temporary and tends to settle down after the first few wax strips are removed. I’m super cool with ignoring it and will work around it. It’s no big deal as long as we are both on the same page understanding we offer a professional waxing service only. 

 

Please don’t embarrass yourself by asking this question. We offer waxing and waxing only. Any mention of this question and you’ll be barred from the salon for life. If you should be stupid enough to say this to any member of staff during a wax, your service will be stopped immediately and you will be asked to leave- and I’ll have no choice but to tell all the girls in the salon and we’ll laugh and point at you on your way out!