Waxing

Hair Removal Information

Shine is proud to offer Nufree hair removal services! 

Nufree is the gold standard in hair removal and is carried by thousands of professional salons throughout the world. It was developed over 25 years ago to help plastic surgeons remove hair from a patient before surgery. Here are just a few of the reasons why Nufree is the most effective hair removal treatment in the world.

• Nufree is NOT A WAX and never sticks to the skin.
• Nufree is self-preserving antibacterial/ antimicrobial so its
safe, clean and germ free.
• Nufree is completely BOTANICAL and safe for the entire body.
• Nufree doesn’t dry and can be erased any time!
• Nufree is scientifically tested and uses no animal products

In order to ensure a successful and safe waxing experience, please read the following prior to scheduling your appointment.

IMPORTANT:

Users of Accutane

If you have taken Accutane within the last 12 months, you cannot receive wax treatments.

Other medications

If you have taken the following medications within 3 months, you cannot receive wax treatments.

  • Adapalene
  • Alustra
  • Avage
  • Avita
  • Differin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Renova
  • Retin A
  • Tazarac
  • Tazarotene
  • Tretinoin

Skin treatments

  • If you have had a physician-administered peel you must wait two years before any waxing treatment.
  • If have had laser skin resurfacing you must wait one year before waxing treatment.
  • If you have had a light chemical peel or microdermabrasion you must wait one week before waxing treatments.

Sensitivity

Women who wax their bikini area in the days prior to or during menstruation might have heightened sensitivity.  You may wish to schedule your appointment two weeks after your last menstruation.

These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.  Please discuss your usage with the technician prior to scheduling your appointment.

  • Other acne medications not listed above
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Topical antibiotics
  • Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
  • Bleaching agents for pigmentation of the skin
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Previous depilatories, like Nair
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
  • Retinol
  • Salicylic acid
  • Skin exfoliants

What areas cannot be waxed?

  • sunburned areas
  • irritated areas
  • open areas

Before your appointment

  1. Avoid tanning for 24 hours.
  2. Ensure that hair is minimally ¼ inch.  If your hair is longer than than that, trim it so that the waxing is more comfortable and possible complications are avoided.
  3. Wash and dry your skin thoroughly.  Do not use any lotions or oils which could prevent the wax from adhering to the skin.
  4. Consider taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, like Tylenol or Advil about a half hour before your appointment, if you are worried about discomfort.

Tips for after your appointment

  1. If irritation should occur, use aloe, cortisone or Neosporin to calm the skin.  Keep it moist to avoid infection or scabbing.
  2. Do not tan for 48 hours after waxing.
  3. Do not use deodorant for 24 hours after underarm waxing treatment.
  4. No hot baths, hot tubs or community pools for 24 hours.
  5. No harsh abrasives, cleansers, creams, or exfoliators for 24 hours.