Frequently Asked Questions

General waxing FAQ’s

Are you certified?

Yes! Good Question. We love when people ask all the right questions, and this is probably one of the most important ones to ask! With ‘neon nail shops’ popping up on every corner, staff are often trained on the job and have never been certified through an accredited institution. Who knew?!

 

The government de-regulated esthetics many years ago, therefore it is now a ‘buyer beware’ industry. We will be happy to show you our certifications anytime!

What is your double-dipping policy?

Here at Beavers ‘n Bears, double-dipping is a HUGE no-no! Each waxing stick is used once and disposed of after use.

What are your hygiene standards?

First and foremost – no double dipping! We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our wax bar and the sanitization procedures we use.

 

Single use items are disposed of. Multi-use items such as tweezers and other various esthetics implements are first sanitized and then soaked in a hospital grade disinfectant. This product is serious stuff! It kills Hepatitis C, HIV and Tuberculosis.

 

Staff members each have 2 sets of implements to ensure there is absolutely no chance of cross contamination – one set soaks in the disinfectant, while the other set is being used in service.

 

If the use of a lancet is required, we use individual (one- time use) sterile lancets which are immediately disposed of into a medical sharps container.

Rest assured – we take hygiene VERY seriously!

Why do I have to fill out a waiver form?

We want you to understand the risks to each service and to give your consent to receive our services. The waiver form also provides us with your medical history so we can be sure there are no contraindications to providing your service.

When should I NOT wax?

We do not recommend waxing if…

  • You are taking acne medication such as Accutane (affects all body waxing), or any other prescribed acne meds, skin thinning meds, or blood thinning medications.
  • You are using Retin-A or Renova products (affects areas the cream is used on)
  • You have an active sunburn
  • You have prominent varicose veins (you risk exposing the vein, which can cause bleeding if it is too close to the skin’s surface). We will only wax over varicose veins if you request and understand the risks.
  • You have an STI or contagious skin infection.
  • You have recently had advanced cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or cosmetic injections.

Please consult your Doctor or Dermatologist about any other concerns.

How often should I wax?

Depending on how fast your hair grows will determine when to plan for your next waxing appointment. Most waxing clients average 4-5 weeks between services. This ensure the hairs will be at the ideal length of ¼” for your next service which equals a clean, smooth result!

What is an ingrown hair?

A hair that curls or grows different directions under the skin. It may appear as a red or white bump or sometimes it just appears under the skin but sideways. The leading cause of ingrown hairs is shaving because it cuts the hair off at the surface of the skin but does not remove the root.

 

Ingrown hairs can also be caused by clothing rubbing against the skin after a hair removal service, an irritation from a product, lack of exfoliating, or not following post waxing instructions.

How can I prevent or get rid of ingrown hairs?

It is important to exfoliate starting anywhere from 10 days to 2 weeks following your waxing service. We recommend a loofah or exfoliating glove to slough off dead skin cells which will allow the new hairs to grow in nicely.

 

Failing to exfoliate may cause the hairs to go the path of least resistance and then you could be left with ingrown hairs. Exfoliating daily and applying an ingrown hair serum may help to rid these pesky spots.

What are the red bumps on my skin?

After waxing, you may notice red bumps on your skin which is caused by the hair being removed by the root from the follicle, which causes an initial shock, resulting in these annoying bumps. If any skin irritations do not clear up after 24-28 hours, or appear more like a rash, please contact us.

Below the Belt FAQ’s

Brazilian Waxing – What’s all the hype about?

Feeling clean, comfortable, and confident in your skin. Plain and simple. Brazilian waxing is our most requested service for a reason. We dare you to give it a try! Brave Enough?

What is a Brazilian wax?

A Brazilian wax removes all hair from the pubic region and between the buttocks (optional). Some wish to leave a small strip or triangle at the front, some like it bare, and some like to change it up from visit to visit.

Why choose Beavers ‘n Bears Wax Bar?

There are a Brazilian reasons to get waxed here (pun intended)!

 

Beavers ‘n Bears focuses on one thing and we do it VERY well! Armed with over 10 years of experience, a proprietary technique and thousands of Brazilians performed to date, let’s just say you’re in good hands!

 

Discard all those horror stories you’ve heard from your friends who have been waxed at ‘other places’. We won’t be peeling you off the roof and you will not be put into compromising positions that make you feel like a skilled contortionist!

 

We will never rush you through a 20-minute service, but rather we give you the time you deserve. To us, it’s not about being the ‘fast food drive thru’ experience of body waxing. Instead, we focus on exceptional levels of client care and a service that is as painless as possible.

 

(Note – If you need a speedy 20-minute Brazilian Waxing service, we are very capable of providing that to you – just ask).

 

In addition to all of this, your comfort and privacy are of the utmost importance to us. Here, you can be assured of a dignified experience – we’ve got you covered from head to tail (literally).

Do Brazilians hurt?

Like with anything in life, the anticipation is usually worse than the actual experience. Each person has a different pain tolerance; however, most people get off the treatment table and say, “That wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be!”

 

Waxing may hurt more the first time because your nerves are on edge, your hair may be dense, and you don’t know what to expect. We are sensitive to this and will do everything we can to minimize any discomfort. Follow all the tips we give you and you will be just fine. Your second appointment will be so much easier!

 

Rumor has it that taking a pain killer such as Tylenol or Advil about an hour prior to a waxing appointment may help. Please consult your medical doctor for further information.

What will I be wearing in the treatment room?

For bikini and/or Brazilian waxing, we offer disposable spa underwear (optional) and an additional modesty drape for the treatment. Like we said – we’ve got you covered. Literally.

What is the difference between a Bikini, a Partial Brazilian and a Brazilian?

Bikini – up to 1” in from the groin line, top of bikini line is included but is optional.

 

Brazilian – All hair removed from the top (option to leave a small strip or triangle), full labia area, and the buttock line (optional)

 

Partial Brazilian – Your choice of the following:

 

Strong bikini and between the buttocks (Further in than the 1” normal bikini line, but not waxing all the way in, on the labia).

Full labia area waxed but leaving most of the top (large triangle)

(Between the buttocks not included)

Tinting FAQ’s

What is tinting?

Tinting is the process of adding a dye to your brows or eyelashes to naturally add definition. Whether you want to darken your brows or lashes for a bolder look, avoid the need for mascara while on vacation, or you simply want to get rid of those pesky ‘silver’ hairs, we can help you.

Is tinting safe?

Yes. The tint we use is specially designed for the eye area, making it completely safe to use. Please remove any contact lenses prior to service.

This service is performed by a certified esthetician who is very experienced in all esthetics services.

Will it sting my eyes?

While you may have had this experience before, it is not how tinting ‘should’ be. We dare you to try us!

What makes Beavers ‘n Bears different?

We use very careful application techniques to ensure full coverage, no stinging, and color that lasts a ‘bear’ minimum of 2 weeks. This makes tinting a fabulous option for special occasions, vacations, or simply for a low maintenance alternative to makeup.

 

We never rush you through the service by shortening the processing time. This service is performed by a very skilled certified esthetician who will discuss your options for choosing the appropriate color of tint.

Do I have to remove my contact lenses?

For lash tinting you must remove your contact lenses.

Eyelash Extensions FAQ’s

What are the differences between Classic, Volume, and Hybrid Eyelash Extensions?

Classic: One regular weight (1.2-1.5) eyelash extension is applied to each individual lash
Volume: A fan of super lightweight lashes (0.3-0.5) is handcrafted and applied to each individual lash for a soft fluffy look
Hybrid: A combination of Volume Eyelash Extensions and Classic Eyelash Extensions

Is it safe to get Eyelash Extensions?

If you are careful in the selection of your lash technician, then you can be assured of a safe procedure. If you have had an allergic reaction with previous eyelash extension procedures, you are most likely to always have the same reaction and we do not recommend receiving this service.

What makes this procedure safe?

Choosing a lash artist that has received adequate training in application, sanitation, careful isolation of each natural lash (so that lashes do not end up ‘stuck together’ as the glue sets), proper attachment, appropriate length and weight of lashes, aftercare, and removal.

 

A skilled technician will know what length and weight of extension your natural lashes can hold so that you do not end up with fractured (broken) lashes.

What is the difference between a B, C, and D curl?

B curl is a slight curl

 

C curl is the most common (medium depth) curl that matches most clients natural lash curl.

 

D curl is a much more extreme curl, resulting in the most dramatic and lifted appearance.

Do eyelash extensions hurt?

Eyelash extensions should not hurt when applied correctly.  They are applied with professional tools by isolating one lash and adhering one extension or one fan to your natural lash. Under eye gel pads will also be applied under your eyes to prevent any discomfort.

 

We are always careful to ensure that the correct weight and length of extensions are used on your natural lash.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

Like all hair on the human body, your eyelashes grow in stages. Naturally we lose 1-4 natural lashes per day, therefore we recommend a fill every 2-4 weeks.

Will eyelash extensions damage my natural lashes?

When applied correctly, eyelash extensions do not damage your natural lash. Selecting the appropriate weight and length to ensure the integrity of your natural lash is of the utmost importance to us.

 

Eyelash extensions can be damaging if a lash artist has not been adequately trained. Lashes that are too heavy, too long, or applied in clusters can cause your natural lash to break.

Pedicure FAQ’s

Do you offer Shellac Polish?

No, but we do SUCH an amazing pedicure polish that you should never worry about chipping!

What comes included in the pedicure?

Foot soak, exfoliating scrub, nail trimming and filing, cuticle work, callous filing, foot and leg massage, and polish application.

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