When should I start getting ready for hair removal?
As far before you wedding as possible! The specific time answer differs depending on what you have been doing with the hair so far and what your goal is. In general, for a virgin wax we want four solid weeks of growth to ensure a good, clean removal.
- Yes, you read that correctly, that is four weeks with no removal ZERO shaving or trimming. Remember you want to have some time without your fiancée close up to you anyway to make the wedding night special, this gives you that incentive to stay strong.
- Sure, you can do a "quick dirty wax" sooner but you'll have hair filling in quicker and you'll be charged the same as a regular wax as we'll use extra product, it will take us longer, and it won't be up to our gold standard for good results.
- Since it will take us longer to do a wax when it is too short and there is waaayyyy more tweezing involved; it is a pain for both of us...we require three weeks of growth on repeat waxings for clean removal.
- Optimally ALL the hair is 1/3 inch on a virgin wax (if it has been four months or more, you are back to the starting point so grow that 1/3 inch out) and ALL hair is at least 1/4 inch long on a repeat wax. Remember that having one hair that hits 1/4 inch is not what we are going for here. Look carefully at the undergrowth; it should be long enough too. Ideally, this isn't your first wax either.
- The boss always says (especially important for people who are shavers), by the third wax in a row you get your smoothest results and they start lasting longer with less fill in between waxes because most of the old short hairs that are stuck under the skin from shaving are pushed up to the surface by the time the third wax takes place. As there is less hair each time, your skin recovers faster too.
- Thus you'll look the most perfect on your wedding day and for the honeymoon without a tell-tale shadow if the prenuptial wax is the fourth one in a series. But a minimum of three waxes is required to get that long lasting wax if you were a shaver.
- For example, let's say you want to look great for your wedding day AND for your ten day honeymoon then to be on the safe side we should plan a series of three waxes one month apart so that the fourth one lands three days before the wedding. To plan this, you'd start from your wedding date and work backwards. If you are going for the basic perfect wax, then we would want three in a row with the third wax falling right before your event.
- If you are getting married on June 5 and want the best results then WAX ONE is March 1. WAX TWO is April 1. WAX THREE is May 1. WAX FOUR is June 2 and you are off to a smooth married life.
While a first time wax will still look and feel smoother as well as last longer than shaving, it isn't as perfect or long lasting as we know it can be on the 4th go. See below for more information.