Tips to Prepare Yourself for Waxing

Tips to Prepare Yourself for Waxing

As spring gradually gets closer, so do shorts and flip-flops. For some, vacations are right around the corner. It’s time to break out the razors or better yet, make a wax appointment for the soon to be exposed skin. Don’t get us wrong; there are certainly some excellent shaving butter and creams out there. But for extended periods of smoothness, we recommend professional waxing.

waxingHere are a few tips to prepare yourself for your wax appointment.



Gently exfoliate your skin a day or two before your wax appointment. Gentle dry brushing or using exfoliating gloves is an ideal way to remove or slough off dead skin before your appointment. Avoid rough washcloths and harsh exfoliating creams.

By removing the dead skin before your wax appointment. It allows the wax to stick to the hair instead of the skin providing a smoother wax without the bumps and ingrown hairs that can be associated with waxing. Always be sure to moisturize after exfoliating to keep your skin smooth and hydrated.


It’s essential to communicate with you esthetician. Make sure to talk to your waxer before she starts about any skin sensitivities or allergic reactions you may have had in the past. It is also important to communicate with her on any medications you are taking. Some medicines have adverse reactions to waxing. In addition, you should always avoid waxing during menstruation as it causes sensitivity and can make the process more painful.


Unfortunately, waxing can be painful in sensitive areas. The more you wax, the less pain you will encounter during a waxing session. It is important to avoid caffeine and alcohol and even exercise right before waxing. These cause blood flow which increases pain during waxing.

You may take Tylenol before you wax, but you should avoid aspirin. Aspirin works as a blood thinner, and it induces blood flow. Avoid aspirin and other blood thinners at least an hour before an appointment.


It is just as important to take care of your skin post-wax. Keep your skin hydrated with moisturizer. Keep your hands off the freshly waxed skin. It can cause irritation and can even cause infection. You should also avoid tight clothing and wait at least 24 hours before tanning.


The Estheticians at Mirror Image Salon are fully trained in waxing. You can feel confident that your technician will take the utmost care of your skin, level of comfort and final results during every waxing appointment.

The Top Nail Trends This Season

Nail trends by season are pretty predictable

As winter turns into spring in these next months ahead, its fun to experiment with new nail trends and new colors on your hands and feet. Whether your choice is nude, infused with some shimmer or a dramatic splash of intense color or the highly popular modern metallic.

Metallic or chrome nails are beautiful and it’s an absolutely fun nail that everyone is going crazy for. If you love bling, but you’re tired of glitter, the metallic or chrome nail is the answer to a different yet unique set of nails.

Trending this year is the complete other side of the spectrum of the metallic and also equally as popular, the ultra-popular matte nails. Colors range from reds, burgundies, greys, and blacks to neutrals, nudes, rose golds, and pink shades. Matte nails are exactly as it sounds. Free of any shine.

nail trendsSet to be one of the biggest nail trends this year and embraced by Kyle Jenner and the Kardashians is the coffin nail. The hot new nail shape guaranteed to class up any nail. Similiar in shape to the stiletto but easier to maintain. Coffin nails are long, tapered in and filed flat at the tip.

Back by popular demand, the solid color nail. We’ve anxiously waited for it to come back. Different to the 80’s a mix of colors are always fun. Paying special attention to changing the look of at least 2 nails and adding a little nail art and possibly even some bling.

To stay current on to the chicest of nails, call or stop by Mirror Image Salon for a full set of Acrylics, Gels, Gel Polish or a relaxing pedicure. Mirror Image offers side by side pedicures for you and your bestie. Mirror Image is a full service salon offering hair, nails, waxing, tanning, and a full service barber shop.