Your questions + our answers.
We want to make your experience at Bare as comfortable as possible so we're happy to answer any questions you might have.
How long should the hair before I get a wax?
The hair should be at least a ¼ inch long to get the best and smoothest results
Does waxing hurt?
We won’t lie, it hurts a little the first time than any other time because we are pulling out 100% of the hair, but with regular waxing the hair should grow back finer and more sparse, so will therefore hurt a lot less when you come back for your next wax.
How long will my wax last?
It should last you about 3-6 weeks, every person grows hair back at a different rate.
What’s the deal with “double-dipping”?
Not here! At Bare we practice strict sanitary guidelines. We always use a fresh pair of gloves, single use spatulas, and fresh towels. We also have feminine wipes on hand if you would like to freshen up beforehand.
What exactly is a Brazilian?
This wax differs from place to place, but here at Bare, it’s totally Bare. You can choose to leave a small strip in front but we take it all off underneath and in the derriere, too.
Can I still get a wax at “that time of the month”?
Sure! If you’re comfortable with it, so are we. We suggest you use a tampon and just a warning it may hurt a little more than usual as you’re more sensitive during this time.
Is there anything I should know before waxing?
Just relax. We are experts and will make you as comfortable as possible. Make sure the hair is at least ¼ inch long. You can also take an Ibuprofen (like Advil) 1hr beforehand (if your doc allows) to help ease with pain. Do not apply any lotions, oils or creams to the waxing area prior to your appointment as it creates a barrier between the wax and skin.
Are there things I should avoid after my wax?
Stay away from tanning of any sort for the first 48 hours. Your skin is temporarily more susceptible to sunburn and sensitivity. If you still want to tan, we advise covering the area completely. Try to avoid friction and tight clothing after a Brazilian wax for 24 hours. Skip the lotions and potions for 24 hours. Use light exfoliation the day after to prevent ingrowns and to keep the area looking smooth longer.
Soft Wax, Hard Wax, or Sugaring? Which choice is right for you?
Soft wax is great for all body parts, but we recommend it on larger body parts such as legs, arms and back. The wax we use is a Canadian made cream wax that is great for all skin types. The wax is applied with disposable sticks ( we NEVER double dip) and then removed with strips.
Hard wax is great for smaller areas of the body, we recommend it for the face area, underarms and bikini/brazilian areas. This wax adheres to the hair and not skin, is not removed with strips. Many people prefer this method over the soft wax and say it less painful. We do not use hard wax on large parts of the body(ie. Arms or legs)
Sugaring is an excellent option for hair removal especially on the bikini/brazilian areas. We are so proud to use a local sugar handmade right here in BC. It’s completely natural, eco-friendly and oh so gentle on the skin. The sugar paste is applied against the hair growth and removed in the direction of growth. This makes it a great option because it produces less pressure on the hair shaft, leading to less breakage, and resulting in smoother skin. It is also heated at very low temperature so will not burn skin. Once you get sugared, you’ll probably never go back to waxing! Just saying!
What is the appointment cancellation policy?
Appointments may be cancelled online or by calling us at the location where you made the appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Please respect our time as we will do the same.
Your health & safety is our #1 priority
We’re following strict Provincial Health & Work BC guidelines as the safety, health and well-being of our clients and employees is our top priority. Each of our station and equipment are cleaned and disinfected thoroughly after each service. Please follow our service policy to help keep yourself and our employees safe.