Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: If I am alerted more than 24 hours in advance, there will be no cancellation fee and you are free to reschedule whenever you'd like. If you need to cancel within that 24 hour window, a 25%Same Day Cancellation fee will be assessed. If you don't notify me and fail to make it to your appointment, there will be a 50% No Show fee. The percentage is based on the total of services booked.
Q: How long does the hair have to be?
A: At the time of waxing, hair should be at least 1/4 of an inch. That's about the length of a grain of rice.
Q: With body waxing, How long will my wax last?
A: Most people find the best results with the least amount of pain right around the 4 week mark. Waxing every 4 weeks, especially at the beginning, will help your results last longer with less pain. Due to the varying hair growth cycles, your wax will last the longest after you've had 3 consecutive visits.
Q: Can I still get a brazilian wax if I'm on my period?
A: Absolutely. I do ask that you wear a tampon during the service but aside from that its business as usual!! I will tell you it can be a bit more sensitive during that time though. I've had several clients that take an over the counter pain reducer before hand to help with the heightened sensitivity, but I will leave that up to you.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: The most common question. The answer is YES. Duh! Hairs are being removed at the root so theres no possible way for it not to hurt, But it's not as bad as The 40 Year old Virgin might make you think. I use a great wax that is wonderful on sensitive skin It has a lower melting point and will not remove skin like with many other waxes, causing more sensitivity. You wont leave my room in pain. It will be sensitive but not painful afterwards.
Q: What do I need to do afterwards?
A: With any wax, KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF!! There's no better way to ruin your freshly waxed self than to touch it and introduce bacteria while your pores are open and vulnerable to infection. These are the rules you must live by: for 48 hours, you need to refrain from Sex, swimming, excessive sweating, Pools and hot tubs are a HUGE no-no. I also ask you to consider throwing out that pretty little puffy bath loofa. It's harboring insane amounts of bacteria. Put those on your freshly waxed skin and you're asking for trouble! I suggest using an exfoliation washcloth, its the easiest to clean and the most effective. I did my part, now you do yours! Exfoliate and moisturize the area EVERY DAY!!!!!!!! Especially if you are prone to ingrown hairs, this will dramatically improve your results!
Q: How do I reschedule?
A: Flare and Bare is a one woman show so it is EXTREMELY helpful if you book and rebook/cancel your own appointments, or book them when you are in the salon. After that, if you need to change it, find the confirmation email that was sent to you and click the blue VIEW APPOINTMENT DETAILS link. From there it will give you the option to reschedule or cancel.
Q: Can you just squeeze me in somewhere??
A: There isn't much of an opportunity to just move my schedule around to fit someone in. I'm extremely flexible and will do what I can but I can't move someone else's appointment to fit you in. When I say I'm booked solid, that means that one client leaves and the other is typically waiting to be seen, leaving no room for a walk in or a last minute appointment. I'm more than happy to put you on a waiting list but there are no guarantees that anything will open up.