F A Q

F A Q

What is the difference between the women's bikini, extended and brazilian treatments offered at C L E O ?

The bikini creates a neat & tidy line on the sides removing hair that might peek out of a basic bathing suit- it does not include the lip or crack areas. The extended bikini removes the same as the bikini, the lip area & offers you the option of adjusting your triangle on top. The brazilian bikini includes both the lip and crack areas. You may choose to leave a landing strip, triangle or go completely bare based on your personal preference. Check out our diagram HERE 

 

Does sugaring hurt less than waxing?

Sugaring tends to hurt less than waxing because it pulls less on the skin, while still effectively removing the hair. 

 

What is sugaring?

Sugaring dates back to the civilization of ancient mesopotamia, egypt & greece. It is a form of hair removal that resembles waxing, but is actually much gentler on the skin & less painful to endure.

 

How long should my hair be to sugar?

Your hair should be at least 1/4" in length, in which the hair will lay flat on the skin. If hairs are still sticking straight out, you should probably wait a few more days. Also, if you are usually a "shaver" your hair should be slightly longer for the best results. please wait at least 2 weeks from your last shave before a waxing/sugaring treatment.

I'm allergic to latex, do you latex gloves for your treatments?

We use non-latex gloves for all treatments at CLEO, so you don't have to worry or make any special requests!

How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

We recommend exfoliating daily, cleansing your skin using an exfoliating scrub. If you have existing bumps & ingrown hairs, add a topical treatment to your routine, like Tea Tree Oil Therapy. These products should be used consistently to see the best results. Over time, they can be used to prevent & treat ingrown hairs. For prevention & mild ingrowns, apply daily at night. For more severe ingrown cases, use twice daily, at night & in the morning. For the best results, apply after showering when the skin is still moist to ensure optimal absorption of the oil by the skin.

How often should I come in to get sugared?

Once a month is generally the appropriate time in between treatments. however, clients who come on a regular basis come in anywhere from 3-5 weeks, depending on how fast their hair grows. The hair should be long enough to lay flat on the skin, so if it is still poking straight out, you should wait another week.

Should I trim my hair before I come for my appointment?

No, our specialists will trim any longer hairs to the proper length prior to the removal process. your hair should be at least ¼ inch in length (which makes it long enough to lay flat on your skin). if you've "let it go" & it seems out of control, don't worry, your specialist will trim it to the proper length before your treatment.

I have my period, can I still get a bikini wax?

Yes, however during your period your body tends to be much more sensitive than normal, making pain from sugaring feel more intense.

Is it OK to have sex the same day I get my bikini sugared?

Medical experts recommend waiting for 24-48 hours after any type of bikini wax. This time period is when your body can be most susceptible to outside bacteria, which can potentially cause an infection. For your safety & health, it is better to abstain, but not required. It is really a personal choice, so just keep in mind that your skin does need some time to recover.

I am pregnant, is it safe to get sugared?

Many of our pregnant clients still get bikini treatments, some physicians even recommend it before birthing. Please remember, everyone's pregnancy is different so please ask your doctor first.

I have a mole, can I sugar it?

Moles cannot be sugared/waxed, however our specialists are trained to go around these areas

I am getting married/have a big event coming up, when should i get my sugaring done?

We recommend coming in for waxing 3-4 days before your wedding/big event.

I used to shave, but have let my hair grow & just had a bikini treatment, why do I have stubble?

If you have been a frequent shaver previously (even if you have let your hair grow for a few weeks before your sugaring or waxing treatment), shaving can cause hair re-growth to be uneven, in which some hairs can be too short to be removed with wax or sugaring & may result in the appearance of stubble after your first treatment. Ideally, all of your hairs should lay flat on your skin to achieve the best results; so some of these shorter hairs may not be removed with wax or sugaring the first time. Please have patience & let those shorter stubbles grow (no shaving between treatments!) so that your second treatment will have even smoother results!

Do I have to remove my underwear for bikini treatments?

For a bikini, you have the option of leaving on your underwear, your underwear must be removed for a brazilian bikini. However, we recommend removing your underwear for all bikini treatments to protect your clothing from the sugar paste. 

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