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Just wash with your normal soap and water, limit lotions to only what your skin can readily absorb.  Do not use scrubs or exfoliants the day of your wax.

We always say, “The longer the hair, the better the wax.” So let your hair grow! You need at least two weeks from your last shave, and hair should be at least half an inch long. Don’t be worried about the “grow out” stage, we have seen it all.

Waxing can last up to six weeks, but most people find their perfect waxing schedule is every four weeks.  The more you get waxed, the longer it will last.

We recommend absolutely NO SHAVING between waxes. Shaving traumatizes the hair follicle, creates redness and ingrown hairs. We offer a discount if you book your Brazilian maintenance wax within six weeks of initial and continued services. Your waxer will know all about the re-booking process.   

For maintenance, we recommend anywhere from three to six weeks or when the hair is between 1/4 and 1/2 inch long.

We recommend that you do not tan at least 24 hours before or after your appointment. Also, don’t spray tan because the wax will take your tan right off! So if you’re planning to spritz on a bit of color before that big event, you’ll want wax then tan.

No, it will not. Waxing removes the hair by the root, often weakening the root in the process. This tends to make the hair finer and sparser. With repeated regular waxing, you may find that hair stops growing in some places.

Okay…we’re not trying to dodge the question here. But everyone is different. That being said, it is normal for skin to show a little redness after waxing. This usually subsides within a few hours.

Clients who have very sensitive skin may have a little more reaction, especially after a first wax.

The first time you wax an area, or if it has been a while since your last waxing, you will probably experience some redness and sensitivity afterwards., or for very sensitive skin within 24 hours.

Yes, but not as bad as you think!  Clients constantly tell us it wasn’t as bad as they thought it would be.

Many clients find the following tips make the service easier: avoid caffeine prior to their visit, take ibuprofen 30-45 minutes before their service, and scheduling their waxing appointment just after menstruation.

Depends on the waxing service:

  • Facial waxing? Stay dressed! Maybe take that hoodie off for your own comfort, but it’s really up to you.

  • Body waxing? You need to remove only enough clothing for the waxer to do their job. Your waxer can help you figure out what that is depending on what you are wearing the day of your appointment.

  • Bikini waxing? You can keep your undies on if you like, but we are getting real here…those panties aren’t hiding much and it’s easier for the waxer if there is nothing in the way. If you are not comfortable with all that breeze, don’t worry… your waxer will always work within your boundaries.

  • Brazilian waxing? Let’s be honest here. There is no modesty when it comes to getting a Brazilian wax. So chuck those panties aside and be your natural self.

The waxing industry definition varies, but for us, it’s everything from front to back!

If we remove hair from the vulva or scrotum, it’s a Brazilian wax regardless of what you leave or don’t leave in the front—be it a landing strip, a triangle, or nothing at all.

The Brazilian waxing process is usually less than 20 minutes for people with a vulva, a little longer for people with a penis and/or testicles.

YES!! PLAN AHEAD!!! If you are waxing for the first time for an event or special occasion, we strongly recommend scheduling your first appointment at least four weeks before the big event, then your next appointment right before showtime.

This ensures you know how your skin reacts so you won’t be surprised. Ideally, you want to start your waxing routine 3-4 months beforehand, so you can be smooth for as long as possible.

We care and want the best for you. You don’t want to be the rando that has an unpleasant reaction right before the wedding, the honeymoon, or the long-awaited trip to Cancun. You will thank us later…

Absolutely! Just wear a tampon and we’ll work around the string. We are comfortable with bodies doing bodily things. Besides, if clients had to reschedule their waxing appointments because of menstruation, we’d have to reschedule about a third of our clients daily.

Definitely. Many pregnant women find they are more sensitive in the first and last months of pregnancy but are totally fine for most of it. We regularly wax mothers-to-be just days before their due date! In fact, scheduling a “pre-childbirth Brazilian wax” is becoming almost as popular as packing an overnight bag for delivery!

That’s a great conversation to have with your doc or favorite medical professional. Clients report over-the-counter painkillers are usually enough (if they need anything at all), but please consult someone that knows your body.

While there are products that claim to minimize waxing discomfort, we’ve found they just don’t work. We promise to make your waxing appointment as fast and painless as possible.

Oh – and for those guests over 21 who just need a little “liquid courage,” we just might have a stash of tequila or whiskey upon request.

Yes! You need to be very careful about getting waxed if you are taking antibiotics, Accutane, Differin, Retin A, or any other medication that affects your skin.

Additionally, any medications that list “sun sensitivity” could make you more sensitive to waxing. You should also avoid waxing in areas where you use glycolic acid, harsh exfoliants or any facial peels.

Depending on how long you have been on the medication before you wax, you should wait 2-6 weeks to make sure the medication is out of your system.

If you are not sure of how you may react from any other prescriptions you are taking, please give us a call beforehand so we can help you determine if you are able to get waxed.

What Our Clients Say


"I've gone to CCW for years. All the girls are professional, efficient and so much fun! I've gone to other places in town and in Portland to get waxed and have never felt as comfortable as I do at Cherry City Waxworks."

- KAT P.

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