Frequently Asked Questions
Pretty Kitties Waxing Boutique
We are a full body waxing boutique that specializes in the Brazilian bikini wax. Brazilians are done in about 25 minutes or less with minimal pain and we never reuse our wax sticks. We invite you to experience the difference.
What is a Brazilian?
The Brazilian wax originated in a place where tiny bikinis are worn and the incredible rate at which it has gained popularity can leave little doubt that there is truly something special about it. The Brazilian wax basically takes it ALL away, sometimes leaving just a tiny strip of closely shorn hair which is referred to by some as a “landing strip”, a “playboy” or inverted “V”. At Pretty Kitties we always include the belly trail, insides thighs and back strip in our price.
Does it hurt?
There is some discomfort involved, however most women find it quite tolerable. Our waxers work quickly and because of our technique the pain is greatly minimalized.
How long should I wait to get waxed after I shave?
We recommend 3-4 weeks as it takes 1 week to 1 ½ weeks to grow out each of the 4 stages. Exfoliation during this time will also help you achieve the best possible result.
How long will it last?
If you have been shaving, there may be a transition period. It generally requires 2-3 constant waxes at 6 weeks apart achieve optimal results which are: 3-4 weeks of hairlessness, hair coming in softer, and a reduction of growth. If you have never shaved these results may be attained more quickly
Is it okay to shave between appointments?
Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows much thinner therefore, making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed. Shaving just one time in between will reverse all that is gained from waxing and can further irritate follicles which can cause ingrown hair. So, no, we don’t advise shaving in between.
What can I expect afterwards?
The waxed skin might be tender for a couple of days. We advise taking Ibuprofen to decrease inflammation and skin sensitivity.
What can I do to prepare for the Brazilian?
Taking Ibuprofen 1 hour prior to you visit and avoiding caffeine for up to five hours helps reduce the sensitivity.
What can do about ingrown hair?
Exfoliating in the shower with a body brush every day helps to keep the skin free from cellular buildup which can trap hair.
Do I need an appointment?
We do accept walk-ins, however we recommend making an appointment to avoid an extended wait. Please be aware that we book our appointments back to back. Please be early or on time to avoid losing your appointment. If you are unable to keep your appointment please call within 24 hours to avoid the cancelation fee. And for every appointment we require a credit or debit to hold your appointment. You will not be charged until the time of the service.
Can I tan before or after I get waxed?
You should wait 2-3 days to get waxed after you have tanned. You should never get waxed if you are sunburnt or even if the skin is pink. The very top layer of your skin could pull off or “lift” which is painful and could result in scabbing. You should wait 2-3 days after you have waxed to tan. Waxed skin is more photosensitive and more susceptible to burning.
How old do I have to be?
We do not offer the Brazilian to clients under the age of 15, however all other waxing services are available with a signed consent parent consent form and an accompanied parent for the service.
Is it alright to bring my child with me?
At Pretty Kitties we love children, however due to the nature of the business, children under the age of 8 will not be permitted in our stores. Children 8 years or older must remain seated in the lobby for the duration of the service. Pretty Kitties cannot be held responsible for your children.