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Sugaring, wax & threading: advice for before & after your appointment

Updated: May 10, 2021

What should you do before your appointment?

  • For optimal results, make sure your hair is at least ¼ inch long, the size of grain of rice.

  • If it’s on the longer side — 3/4 inch or more — you might consider trimming it shorter, though we can do it for you.

  • 4-5 days before your appointment, lightly exfoliate with a dry brush, buffing mitt, washcloth or scrub to get some dead skin cells out of the way. This will help prevent stray hairs and ingrown hairs from getting left behind.

  • Avoid tanning or applying retinoid creams for at least 24 to 48 hours before your service.

  • The day of your service, minimize your caffeine and alcohol intake to prevent your pores from tightening.

  • Come dress in loose, cotton clothing for maximum comfort.

  • Do not apply deodorant if getting underarms' services.

If you currently…

  • Razor/Shave: allow at least 10-14 days of regrowth before getting sugared.

  • Wax: allow 4 weeks of regrowth before getting sugared.

  • Sugar: 4-6 weeks of regrowth.

We recommend that men bring a clean cotton t-shirt and gym shorts if having their back, chest or legs sugared.