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Nude Wax Bar
Second Floor, #9-655 Fort St Victoria, BC
Day Spa Hours
Monday – 9AM–6PM
Tuesday – Friday – 9AM–9PM
Saturday – 9AM–6:30PM
Sunday – 12PM – 6PM
Please allow at least 24 hours to cancel any/all appointments. In the past, we have been very lenient on cancellations however due to recent increase in last minute cancellations we are implementing a cancellation policy. Please understand that our time is valuable and missed appointments result in open time slots that could have been filled if given enough notice. Going forward, all missed appointment(s) (under 24 hrs notice or no – shows) will be charged 30% of the total service of said appointment(s) added on to their next service. Thank you for understanding this new policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether it’d be your first time getting a wax or you are new to the microblading experience, we want to make sure your experience is as worry free as can be. Find below common questions along with pre and post appointment care tips:
It’s your first time getting waxed, and you’re not sure what is going to happen. You’re unsure if you should spritz up down there, or moisturize or do nothing at all? Don’t worry, after this article you’ll seem like a seasoned pro.
First thing first, make sure you have hair to wax! It’s really hard for us to do our job, or impossible sometimes, if your hair isn’t long enough. What is long enough? Before your first wax you should have left your hair for the past 2 weeks or be ¼ of an inch long. About the length of an uncooked grain of rice. If the hair isn’t quite long enough, the wax won’t be able to grab onto the hair to pull it out.
The next step is a big one. Exfoliate! Let me repeat myself.. exfoliate! Exfoliation helps to lift and rid the skin of any excess dead skin cells so that the hair has a smooth way to exit the skin while growing as well as help lift trapped hairs that otherwise would not be able to come out during your appointment. At the end of your shower, grab your handy dandy exfoliating glove or loofah, and scrub down whatever area you are about to get waxed in circular motions.
You don’t need to apply any lotions or creams pre wax as it will hinder the wax’s ability to adhere to your hair. After you exfoliate, leave the skin alone. You are ready to get waxed.
If you are feeling a little sensitive, or if you just think the pain will be unbearable, feel free to take something for the pain about an hour before. One Advil or Tylenol will do the trick.
After your wax, you might find your skin a bit more sensitive. Waxing causes a slight trauma on your skin, as to be expected you just ripped the hair out of it. For the next 24-48 hours steer clear of hot showers or baths, sitting in a hot tub, going tanning or being in the sun as well as sweating too much. Take a day off from your spin class.
Scared you’ll be prone to in-gowns, or already know that you are? Once again, EXFOLIATE! Exfoliating will become your best friend for pre/post waxing. 24 hrs after your wax begin to exfoliate just as you would before your wax. Regular exfoliation keeps your skin clear of dead skin cells so your hair has a clear pathway to exit your skin. Not to mention it keeps your skin silky smooth.
Antibiotics (oral and topical) and steroid creams cause your skin to become much more sensitive than it normally would be. Stay far away from these if you are wanting to get any waxing done.
Retinols as well as alpha hydroxy’s can also cause skin sensitivity before your waxing. Many anti-aging creams have retinols or vitamin A in it so be sure to check all of your face product ingredients before booking your monthly waxing appointment.
Waxing on Accutane is a big no no. Accutane slows down the oil production in your skin causing it to dry out and become extremely sensitive to waxing. You should never wax while on Accutane and should wait 6-8 months after finishing your Accutane cycle to pick back up your hair removal routine.
Last but not least, try not to shave between appointments. If there are any unruly hairs that sprout out before your wax, tweeze them out. You’ll be thankful later.
You’ve been hearing all about microblading. But what is it? Keep reading and you’ll find out.
WHAT IS IT?
Microblading is known as a few different names. You’ve probably heard of microblading, microstroking, eyebrow feathering or embroidery or even 3D brows. They all mean the same thing – tiny micro slits filled with pigment to create a hair-like semi-permanent tattoo. Mind. Blown.
Microblading has been around for multiple centuries, but mostly in Europe and Asia. It is however just starting to gain steam in North America with more and more people being ready to ditch the eye brow pencil and wake up with perfect brows.
The pen itself looks like an exacto knife. First the pen gets dipped into the pigment that matches your skin tone and hair colour. Your microblading artist will use a very tiny series of micro needles to create the perfectly thin strokes into your already existing brow.
If we are scratching your skin, wont it leave a scar? NOPE! Microblading only deposits pigment into the first two layers of your skin. Whereas a permanent tattoo (using a gun and ink) scratches the ink into the lower layers of your skin, leaving blurry and thick lines that will fade over time to a red or blue undertone.
Although pigment does fade naturally, it won’t leave behind an ugly coloured residue. The pigment uses an iron oxide base, much like many cosmetic products we already use in our everyday lives like foundation and blush. Over time the colour will lighten and lighten and eventually disappear from the first layers of our skin, leaving no trace behind.
Before your microblading appointment make sure your skin is in tip top shape to be microbladed. If it isn’t, results will not be as desired and you will require more appointments to get your dream brows, or in some cases may cause permanent damage to your skin.
Be honest with your microblading artist if you:
• Have had botox within the past 3 weeks
• Have had a chemical peel in the past 60 days
• Have used retinol/retin A products in the past week
• Use any serums with acids in it
• Are sunburnt
• Have used aspirin/ibupofen in the past 24 hours or are on any blood thinning medications
• Have had any alcohol in the past 24 hours
• Have used Acctuane in the past year
• Prone to keloid scars
• Have a viral infection
• Are HIV positive, have a transmittable blood disease or hepatitis
Your artist would much rather have you be completely transparent about anything that may hinder your ability to get microbladed and reschedule your appointment than to have you be dishonest and not have amazing brows, or cause permanent harm to your skin during the process.
Your 2 hour appointment is done and you LOVE your new perfect brows. But now what? In order to keep your new brows in tip top shape be sure you follow these Instructions.
• Clean your brows GENTLY every hour for the next 5 hours immediately after your appointment to clean your brows of any debris other than the pigment using a very mild antibacterial soap
• Avoid using cleansers with acids in them such as glycolic, AHA’s, or lactic
• Always wash off every trace of soap and blot dry with a clean dry piece of tissue
• When applying the after-care ointment use the mantra “less is more”. Only apply about the size of a grain of rice on each brow.
• After the first day, after-care ointment needs to be applied only twice per day – in the morning and at night after you have cleaned your brows.
You’ve followed the instructions on washing, applying ointment, being gentle on your brows but you’ve still screwed them up… HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?! Chances are you forgot some of the do’s and dont’s of having freshly microbladed brows for the past two weeks. Well, here they are.
• Avoid touching them excessively. Stick with just washing, drying and applying ointment.
• Do. Not. Scratch. Or. Pick. Them. Ever. It can actually cause them to scar and lose colour.
• You don’t need any make up, moisturizer or sunscreen close to them. Avoid at all costs.
• Stay out of the sun.. and beds! You’ll have plenty of time after they are healed to get bronzed.
• Stay away from hot tubs, long steamy baths or showers, steam rooms, and sauna’s.
• Save your money and stay out of the clubs while they are healing. Excessive alcohol consumption can cause the healing process to be prolonged.
Even after the two weeks are up, try to avoid chemical peels or laser treatments until you are all finished the entire microblading process, including your touch up appointment and you are completely healed from that session as well.
Here you have it folks, step by step instructions on how to keep your amazing brows in the best shape they can be. Tedious yes, but trust us.. you’ll thank us later.
DAY 1: You love your brows. They look perfect. Lines are crisp and you’re feeling fresh. As the day goes on they get a bit darker.
DAYS 2-7: They are a littttttle bit dark. But that’s okay you love them anyways. A bit of scabbing is happening.
DAYS 8-14: You’re a peeling mess. You feel like you’re shedding your skin. And for what, there is NOTHING under there! Relax, it’ll be okay.
DAYS 15-28: The pigment is coming back and you’re feeling better about it all. Your brows are making a comeback and you couldn’t be happier. But some lines don’t look as great as they did the first week. Hmm.
DAYS 29-36: BROWS BROWS BROWS. They are fully healed and you are ready for your touch up. Could they get any better than what they already are? You bet sister. Book your touch up and find out for yourself. Get ready to repeat the whole process.