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“No Pain,  No Gain”

“Beauty is Pain”

“Life is pain, Heiness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”

Now we’re not your gym coach, we’re not spinners of fairy tales, and we’re certainly not The Dread Pirate Roberts.

We’re waxers. We’re not going to lie to you, it doesn’t feel good. But it’s so worth it! We promise.

We are often asked how much waxing will hurt. We prefer to refer to waxing “pain” as discomfort. This is because there is a level of pain, but its not excruciating for most people. For most people the waxing experience is a mild discomfort that gets better with time.

Our blanket answer to the question “does it hurt” is…”it depends.” Pain is a personal thing and everybody’s pain tolerance is different. Sometimes people come in with really thick, coarse hair. We’re quietly crying for them and thinking, “This is going to hurt so bad.” But, they get on the table and it’s over before they know it. The walk out amazed saying, “Wow, I hardly felt a thing.”

Then we will have clients with a little bit of peach fuzz and they are sweating bullets after just the first strip of wax. Just goes to show, you never can tell.

Since pain is such a subjective topic we are here to give you some pointers to help make your waxing experiences as painless as possible.

  1. Stay away from caffeine before your wax. Caffeine excites the nerve and makes it more sensitive. If you can’t function without coffee, make your appointment first thing in the morning. And bring that extra-tall triple latte in with you!
  2. Take 1-2 ibuprofen about an hour before coming in. This doesn’t take away all the pain, but it certainly takes the edge off. And, since ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory, it can help in the recovery.
  3. Wear loose comfortable clothing
  4. For women: most women find that they are less sensitive after menstruation. Try scheduling your appointment a few days after your cycle.
  5. Breathe!  We have some breathing techniques that can help if you are really struggling during your wax. You’re not in this alone, we’ll walk you through it.
  6. Get on a regular waxing schedule and stick to it! Maintaining your wax every 4-6 weeks is a huge help to keeping pain down during your wax.

We know you’re really nervous for your first time. Everyone is! But honestly, most people say it didn’t hurt nearly as bad as they thought it would. So just to relax and know that we will take care of you. It will be over before you know it!

We are so excited to see you!

We know everyone is eager to schedule an appointment, and we wholeheartedly thank you for being so understanding! We genuinely appreciate all of you for your love and support and patience as we move into this new phase.

We will reopen Monday June 1st, when we have our new COVID-19 safety protocols in place and our staff completes training. Your safety and the safety of our team are our number one priority.  

Starting on Monday, May 25th, we will contact clients who had appointments cancelled due to the shutdown. Once we have reached out to them, we will reopen our schedule to all clients and enable online booking.

Because of our new safety protocols, we will be able to see fewer clients per day. It is going to take us a little longer to catch up and get everyone back on a regular schedule. Please be nice and patient with us, we will see as many clients as possible.

We want to do this right and ensure we have all proper protocols in place. Please note the following changes will be strictly enforced. We will follow up for more information as we get closer to reopening.    
- NO extra guests. Only clients with appointments allowed.
- Our waiting area will be closed. You must wait in your car and let us know when you arrived. More detailed instructions to follow.
- YOU MUST WEAR A MASK - If you do not have a mask, we will have masks available for a nominal fee.
 - You must be symptom-free of any illness at least 72 hours before your appointment.
- For clients who require assistance, additional guests must be pre-approved before your appointment. We will not grant approval in person.    

We know this is quite a burden on everyone. But if this is the price we pay to make sure we can get back to work and take care of you, we have no problems with it.   We cannot WAIT to see you again!  

See you soon,
Your Waxing Goddesses at  Cherry City Waxworks  

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