Everything You Always Wanted to Know
About Body Waxing
This site has been designed for those interested in hair removal via body waxing, including Brazilian bikini waxing for men and women. Detailed information is given about various waxing services, what to expect, aftercare, pricing, etc. Below are frequently asked questions. Please enjoy !
What kind of waxing can I have done?
You can have anything from facial (no beards) to Brazilian and bikini waxing, full legs, arms, and just about any body part that has hair. Many men have back and chest waxing, the increasingly popular "Bro-Zilian" (male Brazilian), as well as nose and ears. Body waxing is a safe and economical treatment for hair removal on men and women alike.
What are the advantages of waxing?
When hair is removed via waxing, the full hair is pulled out at the root. When it grows back, it is softer. When you shave, the hair is cut off at the level of the skin, so as it grows out, it is thicker and stiff. You are more likely to have in-grown hair with shaving. If you wax on a regular basis (every 4 to 5 weeks), the hair will start growing back on the same growth cycle, so after about 3 months, you will have longer periods of "hairlessness".
What is a Brazilian wax?
At The Wax Bar, this service removes all hair in the bikini line area, as well as genitals and all the way back to the buttocks and anus. In other words, everything goes! If you are interested in this service, you will be asked to assume various positions in order to achieve complete hair removal. Please remember this is considered standard in the industry. We do Brazilian waxing on male and female clients.
How long should I wait between waxing appointments?
We recommend coming in every 4 weeks. Best results are achieved when the hair is 1/2 inch long, however the hair must be at least 1/4 inch long to wax.
How much do you charge for a Brazilian Wax?
Female Brazilian is $55, male is $70. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to watch for daily specials we may be offering.. We also offer "happy hour" on Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Schedule your appointment during happy hour and receive a 10% discount on services.
What do I wear during my Brazilian waxing session?
You will be asked to remove all your clothing from the waist down. (you can leave your socks on!). Underwear gets in the way, and we can't do a thorough job with clothing on. Our rooms are completely private. We specialize in this service, so there is no reason for you to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed.
I am pregnant. Can I still get waxed?Absolutely. We routinely wax pregnant women, all the way up to full term.
Are you male or female?
All of our estheticians are female,. We are experienced waxing specialists, and love what we do. We have a large male and female clientele.
I am a plus-sized person. Am I going to be embarrassed or feel awkward?
Absolutely not ! Our clients are mostly every-day people like you and me. Some of our estheticians are plus sized, so no reason to feel self-conscience.
Do you offer anal bleaching?
We used to offer this service, however we have found that our clients get better results with a
take home kit with products that are applied each day. We have the bleaching kits available for
$100, and the products can be used on anal, labia, underarm, and just about anywhere you have hyperpigmentation.
Do you offer any special pricing for your monthly customers?Yes. We have a "frequent waxer card". Get your card stamped each time you come in and receive 50% off on your 7th waxing treatment. This card can be used at any of our three locations in San Antonio, Texas. We are NOT affiliated with any wax bars or salons outside of San Antonio, so cannot be used anywhere else.
General Information for Men and Women:
Limit caffeine for several hours prior to appointment. Clients who normally take Ibuprofen for pain may find this helpful 30 minutes prior to treatment. Some people feel that taking antacids (Tums) prior to their appointment also helps. We have "No Scream Cream" which reduces discomfort by 50 to 90% in most clients. You will need to purchase and apply this cream 30 to 45 minutes prior to your appointment. Hair should be at least 1/4 inch long for waxing. Again, if this is your first Brazilian, trim hair back to 1/2 inch before coming in.
If you need help with your eyebrow shape, we can work together to come up with something esthetically pleasing for you. We charge a one-time fee of $35 for eyebrow design. If you come in for regular maintenance thereafter, it will only be $20.00 for the waxing service.
How about a little "bling for your girl thing"??? A beautiful glitter design that will last 5 to 7 days. Something fun fun fun for that special occasion !
We specialize in male body waxing, from head to toes. Many estheticians or salons refuse to work on men, and sometimes make them feel uncomfortable if they do take them for appointments. When you walk into our shop, you will find it a comfortable setting for men and women alike. We offer a complimentary cocktail or juice, so sit back, have glass of wine or beer, and leave the rest to us !
Our clients come
from all walks of life: white and blue collar, single and
married guys, dads and grand dads, athletes and
exotic dancers, young and old, etc.
In the recent year, we have had a few incidents where clients made innappropriate remarks during their service. One client began masturbating in front of our esthetician. This client was subsequently arrested and charged for having done this in several salons in the San Antonio area. We want it understood that this type of behavior is not acceptable, period.
Some have described it similar to pulling a band aide off. It hurts for a second, but is quick, and the pain leaves as fast as it comes. Again, if you trim the hair back to around 1/2 inch before coming in, it doesn't pull as much, and helps for that first visit. If you have had a bad waxing experience in the past, please remember that a skilled waxing professional with good technique and experience can make a huge difference. We constantly have people tell us that our experience shows, and that they felt much more comfortable as the result.
Want a particular Brazilian design? Check out the link on the right of this page titled "Brazilian Waxing Designs for Men and Women" . The designs on that particular website are drawings, however they are graphic drawings of human body parts, so please don't be offended.
Still not sure? Here is a comment from one of our male clients regarding his first experience at our studio. From Joseph of San Antonio: "Men, get your Brazilian here ! I'm a man and this was my first Brazillian. I called on Tuesday and spoke to ..... She was knowledgeable over the phone so I booked an appointment on Saturday. Got there Saturday and she did exactly what I wanted, all while carrying a good conversation. I was comfortable the whole time and the results are great! "
What kind of wax do you use?
For Brazilian waxing, we use mostly hard wax. Hard wax is great for more sensitive areas such as under arms, genitals, etc. It doesn't pull the skin as much, therefore is less painful. For large areas such as backs, legs, etc., we use roll on strip wax that is formulated for sensitive skin.
You should not wax if you are taking blood thinners, oral or topical acne medication (Accutane) or are using over the counter acne medication. Skin that is being treated with Retin A, Renova or other strong exfoliates such as glycolic acid products, should avoid waxing. No waxing on sunburned skin. If you have Diabetes, you should have a written release from your physician stating that in his/her opinion, is it safe for you to have body waxing performed.
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes. If you are interested in purchasing a gift card, call us and we will give you more information.
What are your business hours?
The Wax Bar is open Monday through Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome, however you may have to wait. We recommend scheduling an appointment. We offer online scheduling, which is very convenient as you will be able to see every available appointment for up to a year. To schedule your appointment now, click the "book now" button at the top right of this page.
We have many clients who schedule a month ahead of time because they know we get busy and can get their preferred slot before the calendar fills up.