FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment for my eyebrows?

We do brows on a first come, first served basis.

Can I get waxed while on dermatology medication?

Come in and tell our esthetician what medications you are using; we can tweeze only if necessary.

How often should I maintain my eyebrows?

Upkeep waxing is usually at approximately two weeks, it may depend on your hair growth rate.

Is there any prep needed before I come in for eyebrow waxing?

None is necessary.

What kind of waxing products do you use?

All of our wax is organic, naturally-based and chosen for sensitive skin. We have green tea, honey, beeswax, chocolate, hard wax and more.

Do you double dip?

NO, we replace the stick after every dip. We take extra precautions to be sanitary and proficient.

Will waxing result in redness and/or irritation of the area waxed?

Some people experience temporary redness, irritation or hives. However, we developed the Bee Relieved product to help reduce inflammation and minimize adverse reactions.

What if I always break out with hives and/or pimples after waxing?

BWC has a variety of solutions for you! We can tweeze only, or use a non-clogging residue-free oil after waxing. Another great option is our naturally-formulated Bee Relieved Cream that we can apply and also have available for purchase.

What if I have an allergy to waxing?

Medical evidence does not suggest an allergic reaction to wax. However, hives or breakouts occur due to allergens existing in the body, or skin irritation. We have multiple solutions that aid in prevention and aftercare.

How long before my special event should I get waxed?

We recommend waxing at least 2-3 days before a special event for your skin and brows to look their best.

Can I still wax if I tanned the day before?

We recommend waiting at least 24 hours between tanning and waxing. Your skin may be more sensitive due to sun exposure.

What is the benefit of waxing opposed to threading?

Waxing is a more precise procedure, allowing for more control over eyebrow shape and higher arches. With waxing, eyebrows can continue to grow healthy, thin, soft and even-textured.

Threading is a process by which thread is twisted onto the hair, pulling and cutting the surface of the hair follicle. It may cause surface sensitivity. Hair appears to grow back uneven, short and coarse. Some damage may result to the hair follicle if it is threaded regularly.

Why should I wax as opposed to shaving, tweezing or electrolysis?

Waxing is a tried-and-true method for shaping eyebrows. It does not damage hair follicles, and when the eyebrow grows back, it comes in thinner, with consistent coverage and a natural look.

Shaving is a surface cutting process which does not pull the hair from the follicle, therefore the hair’s quantity and thickness stays the same. The hair grows back immediately as stubble.

Tweezing is a successful method for hair removal. We use it at BWC after waxing for precision immaculate cleanup as well as shaping. It is also an alternative to waxing if a client is taking medication that affects the skin. Please notify esthetician of retinols, acne, Renova, Accutane, Vitamin A, anti-aging and wrinkle preventive products purchased over the counter or prescribed by doctor.

Electrolysis is a method involving electrical current through needle that is placed on a hair follicle repeatedly over the course of months to years. Each hair follicle needs to be deadened at least 7 times in its various stages of growth. This may not be used if you have ingrown hairs, and the skin may become discolored. The shape of the brows once completed is their shape for life.

How can I grow my eyebrows?

We offer products that help stimulate your hair follicles for potential growth, just ask!

Can men get their eyebrows waxed?

Yes! It has become more popular for men to groom their eyebrows. Our professional estheticians keep the masculinity of the brow while shaping it to his facial structure.

Can girls or pre-teens get their eyebrows waxed?

While this varies based on the individual, we recommend if for ages nine and up.

What is difference between Bikini and a Brazilian wax?

Brazilian wax is the removal of all hair in the pubic area and between the buttocks. Some people opt to have a small strip of hair remaining at the front.

Bikini wax is the removal of hair outside of the area a bikini would cover. It includes a shape, trim, clean up and between the buttocks.

Do I need an appointment for Bikini/Brazilian waxing?

Appointments are required for bikini/Brazilian and body waxing.

Can I get a wax if I am pregnant?

We can wax throughout your entire pregnancy.

Is there any prep needed before I come in for a bikini/Brazilian wax?

We recommend exfoliating the bikini area prior to your appointment. Make sure you have clean skin, ¼ inch of hair growth and a list of any medical conditions and medications that you are using at the time of waxing service.

How long do I have to wait before getting a bikini/ Brazilian wax?

If you shaved or used hair removal cream as your last method, wait three weeks before your waxing appointment. Book it for just after your menstrual cycle if possible.

Is it painful to get a Brazilian Wax?

There may be some discomfort, however, our estheticians are trained to minimize any sensitivity.

Can I exercise, swim, engage in regular daily activities after a Brazilian or bikini wax?

Yes, you are ready for regular activities.

Is tweezing involved in the procedure of bikini/Brazilian waxing?

Yes, for a manicured finish. If you wish to avoid tweezing, make sure you have at least 1/4-inch of growth and avoid any hair removal methods between services. BWC estheticians will discuss your options with you.

What kind of wax do you use?

We use an organic, all-natural green tea wax. We do not double dip our sticks. Upon request, we use a hard wax or a honey beeswax.

What is the age requirement for a bikini/Brazilian wax?

We wax all ages. Anyone under eighteen, please have a parent accompany you.

How often should I get waxed?

Maintenance is recommended every four to five weeks.

Will I get ingrown hairs?

With the proper post-waxing care, you can reduce or prevent the development of ingrown hairs. Exfoliation is necessary for pre- and post-wax care. Our bikini brush loofah and either of our signature products, Bee Sugared or Bee Scrubbed, will help eliminate the dead skin buildup around the hair follicle that can block hair from surfacing.

What is the benefit of waxing?

Waxing reduces hair growth when performed every four weeks. While shaving crops the hair at the skin’s surface, waxing pulls it out by the root, so it grows back softer, finer and thinner. The more you wax, the less hair grows back.

Can I shave between waxing?

Please do not shave between waxing appointments! It disrupts the hair growth cycle resulting in more hair and more work needed at your next appointment.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cannot make your appointment please cancel at least 24 hours in advance or you will be subject to a fee equal to 20% of your scheduled service’s expense.

Our Estheticians make every effort to ensure a positive experience. We strive to create the most comfortable environment for all of our clients.

Why do we need facials?

Skin is a living part of your body, your largest organ, that defends against environmental assaults and extremes. It helps eliminate toxins from the body, and is continually renewing and protecting. For optimal, radiant skin health, it needs personal attention from a professional. Facials help increase circulation and stimulate the skin, to slow down premature aging and drastically improve conditions such as acne, redness and Rosacea.

What kind of results will I see after my facial?

A healthy glow will immediately be achieved following a facial. It should last typically 48-72 hours, as the skin is deeply hydrated and circulation has been boosted allowing the fresh blood to bring new nutrients to the cells.

The long-term benefit of a facial is its impact on cellular regeneration, a process that occurs over 28 to 45 days. Because daily care is combined with a professional regimen to achieve ongoing benefits, a facial should be scheduled every 4-6 weeks, removing dead  cells and allowing the skin to be cleared of impurities.

How do the seasons affect my skin?

The variation of climates during travel or seasonal changes affect our skin’s hydration, wrinkles, redness, tone, sebum and oil production, complexion, circulation, cellular regeneration, conditions like eczema, and general sensitivity.

What can I expect from my facial appointment?

Facials are meant to be a relaxing, pampering experience. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your facial appointment to fill out a brief informational form to alert us of any allergies or medical conditions. Your esthetician will evaluate your skin, ask you about your skincare goals, and make a recommendation for treatment.

Treatment includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions (if needed), then a massage and mask. We have additional equipment and techniques that are specialized for the custom facial. We will recommend a follow-up daily regime as well as some products to help you to reach those goals of healthy optimized skin.

Do men get facials?

For healthier skin, many men enjoy regular facials to help minimize irritation, redness, and ingrown hairs associated with shaving or simply exposure to the elements.

Is there any prep needed before a facial?

No, we will take care of removing any makeup at the beginning of your facial.

What products do you use in your facial?

We use a variety of organic, natural, plant- and cell-based skin care products from Switzerland, Canada and Hungary. We have also formulated and developed our own line that is used in the salon and available for purchase.

What is the difference between a professional facial and a home facial?

A professional facial is given by a trained licensed esthetician. While a home facial is good for maintenance in between professional facials to prolong results, it does not offer the benefit of a magnifier UV lamp light, proper safe extractions, anti-bacterial probes, ultra-sonic or galvanic current treatments. These methods provide maximum absorption of products and improve blood flow and the appearance of your skin.

Are there different kind of facials?

There are different facials suitable for the skin and specific skin types. Facials can treat problems like dark patches, acne, and problematic skin. Refer to our facial consultation bar for the variety of facials that we offer.

How long does a facial take?

An hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.

How often should I get a facial?

We recommend a facial every 28 to 45 days.

What type of facial will help my breakouts?

Our Bee Clear facial is an anti-acne facial that helps to eliminate the debris living inside the pore. We extract and use our special formula containing salicylic acid, lactic acid, zinc and other probiotics that break up acne-causing bacteria.

Will I breakout after a facial?

A break out should not, but may occur. Facial treatments often involve the extraction of blackhead pimples. An esthetician extracts the sebum blockage with gentle pressure using a tool or fingers; it will usually come to the skin’s surface. Occasionally, or if too much pressure is applied, bacteria from the blackhead can spread to nearby follicles, leading to infection and resulting in post-facial pimples. The Bee Clear Facial is designed with no pressure to the surrounding blockage which minimizes the chance of swelling or eruption.

What is an extraction?

An extraction is the process of clearing a clogged or compacted pore by manual or mechanical means. Extractions are often performed as part of a facial.

What is extracted out of skin during a facial?

Pimples result from a blockage of sebum, the natural oils produced in the sebaceous glands that waterproof and moisturize skin.

Sebum normally is expressed to the skin’s surface, usually via a hair follicle. When there’s a blockage, however, sebum backs up beneath the skin’s surface, where it attracts and nurtures bacteria.

Blackheads are a type of pimple where the pore remains open above the blockage. This allows oxygen from the ambient air to enter, oxidizing the infected sebum that causes the black color that gives these pimples their name.

Is direct sun exposure harmful after a facial?

If you recently had a facial or any treatment procedure you should protect your skin from sun exposure by using sunscreen. Sun sensitivity is expected when acne, glycolic, anti-aging, or peel treatments are used during a facial. Please consult with our esthetician on aftercare products and preventative measures.

Can you get a facial with a pace maker? While pregnant? With sensitive skin?

You can get a facial!

Please notify the esthetician and we will gladly work around your special conditions or circumstances by substituting or avoiding certain techniques. For example, if you have a heart condition, pace maker or any metal in your body, our ultra-sonic and galvanic currant cannot be used on you.

What age should someone start getting facials?

Facials are highly recommended for all ages and skin types. Getting professional skin care advice early will give your child good habits for a lifetime.

What is dermabrasion?

Dermabrasion is a treatment to improve the look of the skin. It uses a rough spinning wheel to remove and level the upper layer of the skin. The process can injure or wound the skin and cause it to bleed. As the wound heals, new skin grows to replace the damaged skin. The face is the most common site for this treatment, often used to improve the look of acne scars and fine lines around the mouth.

What is the difference between kinds of eyelash extensions?

We offer a selection of high-quality strip lashes, applied expertly, for temporary use.

Our individual semi-permanent lashes are best used for clients that are looking to replace mascara for a couple weeks without the maintenance of lash extensions.

Lash extensions are placed on each individual lash, creating a similarity to your real lashes; the fullness, color and length can be customized to each client’s needs.

How long do lashes last?

We offer three different types of lash extensions. Temporary strips last for an evening or two. Semi-permanent individual lashes can remain for up to three weeks. Mink Extensions can last up to four months, with required monthly maintenance.

How much maintenance is required for the style of lashes you offer?

Strip lashes are for short term use and do not require maintenance, but can be replaced after removal.

Individual lashes may require weekly maintenance to look their best, depending on the client.

Lash extensions require a monthly upkeep. The shedding process is exact to your natural hair growth process, thus requiring fill-ins as your natural lashes shed.

Will my natural lashes remain after an eye lash application?

Yes, with proper maintenance. We advise no pulling or rubbing of the lashes. Please have our professional estheticians consult you on removal.

What steps are required for removal of lashes?

BWC estheticians apply a hypoallergenic solution to your lashes for safe removal allowing the natural eye lashes to remain without damage.

Do you provide the lashes?

We provide an assortment of lashes that are natural and hypo-allergenic: silk, mink, and faux fur. You will have a choice of length, thickness and fullness.

What kind of eyelash adhesive do you use?

BWC uses a hypo-allergenic adhesive made for sensitive eyes, containing keratin fibers that help to maintain, condition and moisturize your skin and lashes.

How long does the application process take?

The temporary strips are the least time consuming and can be done within five to seven minutes. The individual lash process takes approximately twenty-five minutes. The lash extension process can take one to two hours, depending on the style and fullness desired.

How long does the lash extension fill-in take?

The maintenance touch-up requires 30 to 45 minutes.

Why would I want to tint my eyebrows/lashes?

Tinting adds definition, fullness and shape to your brows or lashes. It comes in many shades and can last up to 2-3 weeks. Tinting can be a great alternative to mascara, eyebrow pencils and/or powders if you:

  • have blonde, red or light brown lashes,
  • have thin, missing, pale, translucent or grey hairs,
  • use powders, pencils and/or mascara daily,
  • need low upkeep brow color and lashes.

How do you choose the right shade of eyebrow/eyelash tint?

Natural-look brows and lashes on brunettes are usually 1-2 shades lighter than your hair color. If your hair is light blonde or red, we recommend 1-2 shades darker. If your desired look is only for a fuller brow and/or darker lash, consult with our estheticians for options.

Is eyebrow/lash tinting safe?

Eyebrow and lash tinting is a safe procedure when done professionally. A common concern with dyeing near sensitive areas is whether an allergic reaction can occur. We use the safest hypoallergenic ingredients with safe application methods performed by our estheticians. Please notify your technician if you are allergic to any dye.

What type of dye is used?

For brow and lash tint, we use a vegetable dye containing semi-permanent stain with no harmful additives.

How long does the procedure take?

Brow tinting service takes a total of 10 to 15 minutes. Lash service take approximately 20 to 25 minutes.

How long does tinting last?

Color can last up to three weeks for brows and lashes. Gentle washing is recommended for maintenance, as any kind of exfoliation or scrub will speed up process of dye removal.