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let's get some facts straight.

does the hair grow back thicker, coarser or faster?

did it ever grow back more coarse or faster when you over-tweezed those brows way back when? (though some of us wish that)
hair cycle contains 3 phases. this varies between individuals. that is why it takes at least 3 visits (sometimes more) for all the hairs to be in sync, and why it's important to return every 4wks.
no, it grows back finer and there will be less. it may seem like it grows faster because you are not used to seeing it baby smooth and due to the hairs reaching different phases.

what if i'm baking buns in the oven?

pregnant women's got hair too. most likely a lot more hair. just to warn you though, everything is heightened when you are pregnant so be prepared to be more sensitive, mama bear.
if you are baking for >5mos, & are a virgin waxer, or haven't been waxed in >6mos, i highly recommend a patch test prior to scheduling an appt, and also check w/ your dr.

can i come in after tanning, or workout, or on my period?

tanning appointment, definitely no. the skin has just been exposed to uv light and will not be suitable for sugaring. you need to wait min. 48hrs, sometimes longer depending on your skin condition.
workout, yes, though it's not ideal because the skin will be sweaty. i would try to shower prior to coming in, at least a rinse to get the sweat off.
menstrual cycle, yes. just have a plug in it of some sort, so you're not painting my bed red. however, you will be more sensitive.

WHAT IF I FEEL nervous DURING THE SERVICE?

i am not going to force anyone to go through a service they are not comfortable with so, we will just end it where your comfort level is. but, you will have to get naked and...once the sugar is on, there's no turning back! 
PS: if I, ME, feel uncomfortable during the service, you're OUT. on a related note, if i feel your skin is in an un-sugarable state, i will not go over that area, even if you tell me it's ok. no. ain't worth it.

WHAT IF I CAN'T GO ALL THE WAY?

sometimes in life, you just can't get it right the first time. i know from my own life experiences (tell. me. about. it.)
i'd like to start off people with the bikini and move their way up. that way, clients won't end up with half a bush. if it's totally unbearable, we will reschedule. 
truthfully, it's not terrible. if you have given birth before, this is cake. tattoo? pie. none of the above? then this will do. there are way more painful things in life than sugar.

HOW DO I REACH YOU?

email/text is the best way because stinkin' spammers ruined it for the rest of us. 

does it hurt?

yes, yes, yes. (except for dermaplaning & facials) lots of things in life hurt. it's why i myself still am tattoo less. (one day, it's on my bucket list). good news is, it is a quick process so it will hurt, but only for a split second.

it's honestly not that bad, even if you are on your menstrual cycle, (though it can be more sensitive for others). there's really no way around that because it happens every darn month.
sometimes, the follicles will bleed as well. those who have thicker, coarser hair, or just prone to bleeding. some people will bruise easily. more hair = more pain. dense, thick hair = more pain.

however, it subsides quickly. it is just the nature of the procedure. we are yanking out hair so your body will be angry at you.

can i go exercise, hot-tubing, tanning, sunbathing, scrubbing, or take a nooner afterwards?

who am i to say no? we are rebellious creatures anyway. although, you have been forewarned. the area will be inflamed, red, irritated. the pores are more susceptible to germs.

it's best to wait 48hrs to do anything that is going to be sweaty and causing friction, sweat, heat, in that area.
it's not going to feel that great anyway, but whatever floats your freshly polished boat.
home care is 80% of good results. so, just know that if you don't do your homework, don't come back whining to me when your skin is all jacked up.

what is a bikini vs brazilian sugar?

the bikini is much more conservative than a brazilian. think of when you wear a bikini, where the line sits. only about 2inches into that line is where the hair is removed, so all the hair outside of that line is gone, but everything the bikini is covering, is not.
brazilian, takes everything off. top, labia, crack. you may customize it to the following "designs". you can leave on the top: a dorito chip, patch, or strip. no fancy shapes or patterns. i'm no artist. we can leave the labia and crack untouched if you desire.
i only have these 2 options. again, simplicity & no fluff. I don't have an in between service (sometimes it's referred to as the thong wax, the extended bikini, the french, etc). because honestly, you either want a swim suit ready wax, or the full shebang. like seriously. what good does an in between sugar do?  go big or go home. 

how bright are we talkin?

bright as heck, y'all. the LED facial is brighter than a tanning bed i would say. i've never been in one, but it's got a lot of juice, so it's powerful. bright like the sun, in your face, without the consequences.

what if i'm "excited"?

this is a very common question for a trip to brazil (genital hair removal) my answer to that is...
'what would dory do?'
just keep waxing!!
it's a natural body function, so let's all be adults here and keep it professional please. i'm not going to take it personally, and neither should you, really. i've been around lots of penises, they aren't handsome looking fellas. 
i suggest you think of something that repulsively disgusts you. furthermore, if you're looking for a reaction from me, hit the road, toad. also applies to vagina toads. yeah. 

what is your sanitation process? 

gloves are worn and replaced every single client, even on brows. clients are to hand sanitize before holding their skin, and again after the service. because this ain't a factory assembly line, there is time allowed between each client for proper cleaning. 

i use an epa approved disinfectant on surfaces and implements. new implements are used on every client. they are cleaned and sanitized at the end of the day. there is no double dipping with sugar.

bed is wiped down after every client. products and surfaces that came into contact with clients are wiped. there is no sharing of cooties around this neck of the woods, and definitely no spreading. this means you. you got the ills? shoo.

when is it too long? should i shave prior to appointment?

if it's been >3mos, or you can braid the hair, tie it up in a ponytail, flat iron it, turn it into a perm, etc. that should give you an answer.
ideally, you want to come every 3-4wks. that is how long a complete hair growth cycle lasts. the hair should be at least 1/8in long for the best results.
i do not trim, tweeze, clip, cut, shave, or groom. no exceptions. don't ask. no and no.
do not shave prior to your appt. that would defeat the purpose of the appt. you must wait 3 weeks after shaving for sufficient length to be sugared. ditch the razor.

why do i need all these products & do all this homecare? i just got a facial/sugar done.

if one facial & one sugar did the job, i'd be charging you an arm & a leg for that. believe me, one and done is also my jam. but again, we don't live in fairy tale land.
your homework is what seals the deal. just know when i'm "selling" you the goodies, i'm really just recommending them. because honestly, i'm a terrible sales person. no retail store ever wanted me. i also wait for you to ask me for a product, which is a big no-no in sales. so, don't worry. no pushy-meet-quota-buy-buy saleswoman here.
again it's up to you, i have the goodies here that i believe in. you can purchase or not. i swing many ways. 

WHAT SUGAR OR THREAD DO YOU USE?

i use an organic cold (no risk of burning & is much more efficient than warmed sugar) sugar paste made locally in CA, formulated by an esthetician.
sugar contains only 3 ingredients: sugar, water, lemon juice. i use typical sewing thread. it's a combination of cotton and polyester.

CAN I BRING A 4 LEGGED BUDDY, FRIEND, PARTNER, OR MUNCHKINS?

why would your children want to be here anyway? they have better things to do. 4 legged people are not allowed due to state board regulations. they also have better things to do.

your friend may provide emotional support in the waiting area while you are being "tortured", as some have described. as for your "partner", in a perfect world, but we don't live in one. 

WHY DO I NEED TO ANSWER ALL THESE QUESTIONS ON THIS FORM? IT'S a nuisance.

because of something called anaphylaxis and oh possibly death. the human body consists of myriads of chemical reactions occurring in nanoseconds. oh and people love to sue. so, yeah. fill out the damn forms.

HOW COME THERE IS STILL HAIR AFTER THE INITIAL SUGAR?

the initial sugar sets the foundation for long term sugaring. the goal of sugaring is to weaken the follicles overtime, so that eventually, it will stop producing hair. this takes time...
it can take up to 3-4 visits for hair to grow on the same cycle, longer if you've been a shaver. hair grows in various phases so they do not always match up the first sugar. patience grasshopper.
there is no "perfect" sugar, instead we strive for an "ideal" sugar, which depends on several variables. have you shaved prior? how long ago? how well did you hair take the sugar? is your skin in good condition? is it irritated, dry, ashy, flaky? do you have any skin conditions? are your hormones acting up? what is your hair type? and so forth.
we want to get it as much hair as possible, but you also have to understand that hair grows on skin. when we sugar the hair, we are also dealing with skin. and the skin is our protective barrier, which should not be compromised. this is why it's important to make sure the skin is at optimal condition to be sugared. so do the homework. otherwise, it's pointless.

WHAT IF I'M NOT FEMALE OR MALE OR....?

and what if you're not...? i sugar according to the anatomical body parts. you either have an innie (vagina) or an outie (penis). so V on the menu stands for vagina, and P, you guessed it. not that "hard".
so when booking, just pick whichever one you have. if you have a combination of the two, or something else, challenge accepted.