When booking your wax appointment, you should let the desired area grow between at least 1/4 inch and no more than 1 inch. Exfoliating the area that you would like waxed will greatly reduce chances of ingrown hairs and post-waxing irritation. If you use prescription or non-prescription Retin-A or Retinol, let us know when you book your appointment so we can advise you on when to discontinue use for your waxing appointment.


When waxing, you should not plan on going to the gym or engaging in any activity that will make you sweaty for a minimum of 12 hours (recommended up to 72 hours depending on the location of the wax). We use high quality hard and strip wax; both do a wonderful job of removing hair. We advise that you pre-book your next services following your wax. Your esthetican will advise you how many weeks out we suggest you pre-book.

History of Waxing

Waxing has been around in some form since the times of Ancient Egypt, and it has come a long way since then. From Egypt to Austin Tx, waxing is one of the most popular services offered at waxing salons, and spas today. You can get waxed virtually anywhere on your body — from your eyebrows and upper lip to your bikini line. One of the most popular waxing service is Brazilian waxes, which removes all of the hair from the front and backside in one go. A Brazilian wax can be a little uncomfortable but results last longer than other hair removal methods like shaving or plucking. So if you're looking for an effective way to remove unwanted body hair, waxing could be a great choice for you.

Hard Wax vs Soft Wax

When it comes to wax, there are two main types of wax used at a waxing salon: hard wax and strip wax. Both deliver great results with minimal discomfort but the type we choose for your waxing treatment depends on the area being waxed as well as the sensitivity of your skin. Hard wax is a good choice for those with sensitive skin because it doesn't require a wax strip to remove hair. Instead, it hardens when applied and can be pulled off without causing too much pain or irritation. Hard wax is often used for the more sensitive strips applied during a Brazilian wax. Strip wax, on the other hand, requires wax strips to remove hair and is often used during eyebrow waxing. No matter which wax is used for your treatment, both are excellent ways to get rid of unwanted body hair.

What is it like to be waxed with HGSW?

You can expect an amazing experience with us. Before your visit, we require all clients to fill out an intake form to screen for any potential contraindications- as your safety is of utmost importance to us. Once you arrive at our studio, you will have a consultation with your esthetician to go over your expectations, questions and concerns that you may have. We understand that waxing can be somewhat intimidating so it's important for us to make sure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Your esthetician will always wear gloves during the appointment and the area to be treated will be cleaned and prepped before we begin. During a body waxing service, we use disposable paper on the treatment table to ensure your safety and comfort. We also never double dip - a new wax stick is used for every dip into the wax pot!

Once finished, post-wax gel will be applied to the treated area as well as any other steps necessary to make sure you have amazing results. Your esthetician will also provide advice on how to best care for the waxed area post treatment as well as in between treatments. Your esthetician will recommend when you should come back for your next waxing appointment. For Brazilian waxing and most body waxing treatments it is usually recommended you per-book for 4 weeks out and for eyebrows and most facial waxing is is usually recommended to per-book 2 weeks out.

Who is a good candidate for waxing and who is not a good candidate for waxing?

One of the main questions people have when considering waxing is who is a good candidate for it? Generally speaking, anyone with body hair that they want to remove can benefit from waxing services. A common question people ask is, can they be waxed if they are pregnant? The answer is YES, you can receive any type of waxing while you are pregnant including bikini and Brazilian waxing. You may be more sensitive to being waxed around your moon cycle and while you are pregnant. Clients that are currently using retinoids can NOT receive waxing treatments. Retinoids may go under many names. Here is a list of some common names, retinol, Accutane, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Avita, and Differin®  this is not a complete list of all the names Retinoids go under, please ask your physician if you are unsure if you are using one. When done properly and in a sanitary setting, waxing can be a great way to remove unwanted body hair and keep that smooth feeling.

Why should you choose HGSW?

For an amazing waxing experience in Austin TX, look no further than Heather Gordon Spa and Wellness. HGSW is a locally owned spa that provides top-notch service for first time clients and seasoned waxers alike. HGSW is a safe and sanitary environment to ensure you receive the best possible waxing treatment. Our team specializes in Brazilian and brow waxes, so you can trust us to get rid of unwanted hair we would love to be your new waxing salon.

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