FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long should the hair be?


For optimal results, we recommend your hair be at least 1/4th inch long, or the size of a grain of rice. You should be able to pull up and lift the hair away from the skin using your fingers. In most instances, we do not recommend trimming as often times our guests tend to trim too short.




How do I prepare for my first Bikini/Brazilian wax?


Getting your first brazilian wax can be a little scary! Never fear! We specialize in first time bikini/brazilian waxes. These are some things you can do to ensure the best first wax possible: - Gently exfoliate the area two days before your service. (Do NOT exfoliate the day of your waxing) - Take a shower/bath with warm water to soften your hair and open up the pores. - Avoid caffeine/alcohol 2-4 hours before your appointment. - Take Ibuprofen 30 mins before if you are comfortable. - Wear loose clothing and cotton panties to your appointment, or go without!




How old do you have to be to wax?


For all services, you must be at least 17 years of age, or have a parent or legal guardian present. If you are a minor with specific questions, please feel free to give us a call.




How often should I wax?


- Facial services/Underarms- every 2 to 3weeks - Bikini area/Body- every 4 to 6 weeks (Everyone is different. During your initial visit, we will recommend when to schedule.)




Does it hurt?


Anytime you remove hair from the root, it is going to hurt. Our wax specialists do anything and everything possible to minimize your pain. We will check in with you multiple times throughout your service, and make sure you are doing alright. If you need to take a small break without any pulls, we encourage you to speak up. We want to make this as pleasant of an experience for you as humanely possible. Your first wax is ALWAYS going to be the most painful. We advise you to continue waxing, as it truly does get better and easier the more frequently you visit!




What can I expect afterwards?


More often than not, you can just expect smooth BARE skin for 4+ weeks! If the hair was exceptionally coarse, the skin may be tender in the waxed area for the first day or two. Some skin reactions may occur, but are rare. Please be sure to follow all advised aftercare from your wax specialist.




Can I wax during that time of month?


Absolutely! For sanitary reasons, we will only be able to wax you with a clean tampon inserted prior to the start of your service, or if a menstrual cup is used. Please call, or text us with any questions.




What kind of wax do you use?


At Bare Arizona we are fully trained in both hard, and soft wax. We use the most elite, most gentle wax on the market to ensure maximum results with minimal discomfort. If you have a preference of wax, please let your wax specialist know at time of booking your reservation, or before your service.




What can I do about ingrown hairs?


We have different options if ingrown hairs are of a concern. We offer aftercare products specifically designed to treat ingrown hairs and give you the best waxing results. Your wax specialist will recommend which products to use and when they should be applied for maximum benefits. Aside from products the most important thing you can do is keep your skin clean, exfoliate regularly and do not dig, poke or mess with your ingrown hairs. Leave it to your wax specialist to assist you at your next visit.




Can I wax while I am on acne medications or an acne prescription cream?


The short answer? No. Please be aware that waxing on certain acne medications or creams may cause skin irritation, skin lifting, or skin burns. This is very serious and you must disclose if you take any of the following medications listed below prior to your set reservation. Discontinue use 7 days before AND after waxing if you take any of the following medications:
Retin-A, Adapalene, Alustra Avage, Avita, Differin, Duac, Epiduo, Isotretinoin, Renova, Tazarac, Tazarotene, Tretinoin, Ziana Stop using 1 year prior to waxing: Accutane. *Must provide a doctors note to perform waxing service. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT ANY OF THESE MEDICATIONS/CREAMS, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DERMATOLOGIST BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.




How do I prepare for my first face wax?


-Make sure you are not using any Retinols/Retin-A's/Harsh skin medications, as this can impact the integrity of your skin. - You must be ACCUTANE free for a minimum of one year. - Please refrain from wearing makeup to your appointment. - Please stay out of the sun the day of your appointment.




What are the differences between the bikini services offered at Bare Arizona?


The bikini line service is just the sides of the bikini along with a bit off the top. This is ideal for anyone looking to maintain a polished look while wearing a swimsuit, or anyone looking to ease into waxing. Between the cheeks is not included in this service, but can be added for $10 more. The french bikini service includes the bikini line, plus as much or as little off the top as you'd like. This service leaves hair along the labia. Between the cheeks is not included in this service, but can be added for $10 more. The brazilian service is our most common bikini service. It includes as much or as little off the top as you'd like and removes the hair on the labia and between the cheeks.




Can my child/children come with me to my appointment?


While we LOVE children, we sadly are unable to accomodate them at our salon. This includes babies/infants. We will be unable to accomodate you with your child present unless there is another adult able to watch them while you are receiving your service. Thank you for your understanding as your childs safety is our top concern.