Frequently Asked Questions

I understand that going to a new Esthetician or seeing one for the first time can be scary and filled with questions. To make sure that you know exactly what to expect at your upcoming appointment I have gathered my most common questions. Below you will find information on all of my services. I want to make sure that you know how and what will happen with your treatment this will ensure you are fully prepared and help calm your nerves! 


Frequently Asked Questions about Waxing

How long does the hair have to be?

Your hair has to be a 1/4 of an inch long to wax, that’s the length of a grain of rice.

Does it hurt?

The famous question is, “Does it hurt?” my answer is…. you will feel it! It is just like having your eyebrows waxed (or ripping a bandaid off your skin if you have never been waxed), you will feel it only right after the wax is removed. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but it is nothing you can’t handle. If the results of the waxing wasn’t worth it, nobody would be doing it. Also if waxing was as terrible as TV (and yes the movie 40 Year Old Virgin) made it out to be, nobody would do it! 

The first is always the worst because those hairs have never been removed by the root before. Come see me regularly for maintenance waxing and every wax will get easier as your hair becomes thinner and finer. 

Bikini & Brazilian Info:

To my bikini/brazilian wax first timers (with me, or in general), ALL waxing is performed in a private treatment room. Your comfort is top priority. Disposable under garments are available for all clients. 

Whatever horror story you may have from previous waxing experiences, I have heard it before and have been able to put them to rest (but I still want to hear your story ha!). I use the best wax, it is designed for this sensitive area. You will not be burned or left with scabs or bruises! You will have no down time. I have had a lot of training and I have taken from many classes to create my own unique technique that I stand by. I have 100% confidence that I can give you the results you haven’t been able to get anywhere else. 

First time waxers, I tell every new client of mine that the technique is just like getting your eyebrows waxed, meaning we only do one strip at a time. So if I pull the first strip and you absolutely hate it or cannot handle it, we can stop right there. I have said this to every first time waxer and have never had anyone say they needed to stop the service. If you aren’t sure if you want the bikini or the brazilian for your initial wax due to fear of the pain, it is important you set your mind to what you want to accomplish prior to coming in. Going with the bikini first is always wise if you are worried about it. 

The first is always the worst because those hairs have never been removed by the root before. Come see me regularly for maintenance waxing and every wax will get easier as your hair becomes thinner and finer.

Will it make my hair grow back darker/thicker?

This is a myth about waxing and shaving actually. This probably comes from about the time young women start shaving their legs it is usually around puberty and hormones change the way body hair grows. Shaving and waxing are very different. First of all shaving is the same as mowing your lawn, the same hair grows after you cut it, just like the same blade of grass grows after cutting. Cutting it doesn't effect how it grows. Now waxing we remove the hair from the root, and it actually has the opposite effect, it causes the hair to grow thinner and finer. The bulb of the hair is bigger than the hair follicle itself, so when it is forcibly removed it causes scratches in the walls of the follicle. Then the body puts a layer of scar tissue inside that follicle, so the walls have come in a little bit, forcing the hair to grow thinner and finer in order to grow out. Okay people so the bottom line is that only hormones can make your hair grow darker and thicker, and they can make you do just about anything else too haha!

Will I get ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs are an uncomfortable and unsightly condition that unfortunately can be a consequence of waxing just as it is from shaving, just caused from different reasons. I will educate you on options to prevent and treat this at home with regular exfoliation and I have an awesome product I retail to treat, prevent and lighten the dark spots. I also have a treatment I can add immediately after your waxing service (most commonly used after bikini/brazilian and underarm waxes) to prevent and treat ingrown hairs. 


How long does it last?

Everybody is different but we all have body hair that grows in 3 different cycles that is constantly shedding away and replacing itself so you don't notice. So when you start waxing you will notice the cycles because all of the hair will be gone then at first you will only see about 1/3 of the hair grow back. How soon after your wax just depends which cycle of hair you happened to be in on the day you come in. So that isn’t your fault or my fault, it is completely out of our control. Most of the time I can see during/after your service if you will have hair popping up soon or not. Sometimes its not for a couple weeks, other times there is hair right beneath the surface that starts to pop out soon after the wax. This is why I offer a free cleanup a week after your wax if you are preparing for events like a vacation or a wedding/honeymoon, so we can ensure you are hairless for your big trip :) Along with the hair getting thinner and finer over time with maintenance waxing, the hair growth cycles also slows down most times, depending on hormones, etc. 

If you ever have any issues, questions, or concerns after a wax PLEASE don’t hesitate to call, text, email me. I will be able to help you! It is very important to me that you are satisfied with your treatment, and if you are not I need to know so I am able to make it right and better meet your needs in your next treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Skin Care

What does FULL body cover?

This is up to each individual client’s comfort level. Women can choose if they want their breasts done or not. Most women choose to for good reason, we show signs of aging there too ladies, let’s not neglect. Bikini line is included if needed/wanted. Inner thighs and butt cheeks are included but nothing too invasive! Also depending on the client I may include face in the Full Body Scrub. 

What is a facial?

A facial is a spa treatment performed by a professional to improve the condition or appearance of the facial skin. Depending on the type of facial it can include exfoliation, deep cleansing using extractions, massage, and an application of serums and moisturizers. A facial can drastically improve skin’s condition and appearance while also being a relaxing experience.

Will I break out?

A facial is a detoxifying treatment so it draws impurities from the pores, which can result in some “purging” post service. It’s as if we draw your body’s attention to your skin and it does the rest of the work for us. I know from my own experience that acne is not desirable but remember that congestion in the pores can only come out, it cant go in. Sometimes the break outs are your body pushing toxins out. With all of that said, the majority of my clients do not break out after facials, but it is not uncommon. Let me know if you are having an event soon after a facial so we can plan to prevent this possible reaction. 


What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are an important part of skin health. As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots, but many people are intimidated to go in for their first peel treatment. The fear of leaving with a bright red-as-a-tomato face that hurts prevents some from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion. 

What is the difference in a facial and a peel?

Peeling is exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt, and debris. The result is glowing skin. Yes, you will still experience exfoliation in a facial, but only to the degree we are able to achieve in that service. A chemical peel is the next level of treatment after a facial. Your skin will thank you and you will meet your skin care goals sooner.

Does a chemical peel hurt?

Discomfort during a peel depends on your level of resilience which will be taken into account when choosing which peel is best for you. Many people believe that if a little of something is good, more is better. This is especially untrue when it comes to treating the skin. Inflammation is the cause of many skin conditions I work to treat, and causing irritation and inflammation in the skin with overly aggressive treatments and products will only worsen, not correct, the situation. Gentle treatment delivers more dramatic and consistent outcomes. If the goal is healthy, beautiful skin, then a progressive approach is usually the best choice, and causes minimal discomfort. 

Also the peels I use are formulated with blends of well-tolerated, safe and effective peeling ingredients and they are self-neutralizing and left on the skin. After peel application, nutritive topical and calming, broad spectrum SPF products are applied, and you leave with a flowing, healthy complexion. This makes the experience much more relaxed and pleasant compared to other peel techniques where the peel must be timed, neutralized, and removed from the skin.


Will I have down time after a peel? (red-as-a-tomato/peeling)

Peels are easy to work into a busy lifestyle. There is no downtime with my peels, you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. There are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen (which I will recommend for you) following your treatment will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after a peel. I will give you detailed instructions, catered for your skin’s needs, pre- and post-treatment.

Will I have flaking/peeling post treatment?

You won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience “sheeting,” when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience “flaking,” when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the ore extensive peeling you will experience. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Aromatouch

 What is an essential oil?

An essential oil is the aromatic, healing compounds found in the seeds, flowers, bark, leaves and roots of plants. They are carefully steam distilled or cold-pressed in order to keep the plants’ powerful healing components alive. Essential oils are 50-70x more powerful than herbs!

Ask me for more info on essential oils and what they can do for your health and family!

Frequently Asked Questions about Teeth Whitening


How long does it last?

Results can last up to 2 years depending on your habits.

How soon will I see results?

You will see results immediately following the service!

Does it hurt?

If you have sensitivity to cold drinks you may have some sensitivity because the gel applied to the teeth is naturally cooler at room temperature. Besides that we do everything we can to minimize or prevent any discomfort on the gums or lips. I have vitamin E we can apply pre- and post-treatment if needed for sensitivity. Most of my clients don’t need the vitamin E but if we know you have sensitivity to it we will use it prior to the treatment to prevent any discomfort.