If you’ve got questions about your next BARBEPIL waxing, don’t worry—we’ve got the answers you need!
The following FAQs will answer any question you have regarding BARBEPIL Pre-waxing and BARBEPIL Post-waxing care and BARBEPIL epilation. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Go visit our website and our Instagram page and ask away!
If you come across the word Cerologist, instead of Waxing technician or Epilation technician – this is what it means in the waxing world – Cerologist. A Cerologist combines “cera” (Latin for wax) with “ologist” (to indicate their waxing authority and education).
What kind of wax do we use?
BARBEPIL products are specifically designed to tackle men’s thicker, stronger facial hair and to care for the skin–both in the barbershop and at home. BARBEPIL Film Wax an exclusive peel able wax for quick, comfortable removal of strong facial hair without the need for paper strips. Easy to use, even for technicians with no prior waxing experience. Its special formula ensures a secure grip on the hair while being extra gentle on the skin, to minimise irritation. Subtle masculine scent inspired by men’s cologne, with notes of sandalwood and musk. Metallic iron colour–looks great on social media! Formulated with a bio-based resin, a renewable material that is suitable for very sensitive skins. Contains activated charcoal, an ingredient with numerous skin benefits: Detoxifying and revitalizing effects. Deeply cleans and purifies the skin. Balances oily skin. Includes salicylic acid (with keratolytic properties to help prevent ingrown hairs) and added hair inhibitors (to slow regrowth).
Does waxing hurt?
- The million-dollar question, “does waxing hurt?” Impossible to answer! Everyone has a different scale for pain tolerance and what is painful for someone may not bother someone else. However, with BARBEPIL waxing system – the BARBEPIL wax and BARBEPIL epilation process work together to offer you the most comfortable service possible, painless and hair free! If you’re still worried about managing sensitivity we have you covered with BARBEPIL trained technicians.
- Pro-tip: waxing more frequently will help with sensitivity as hair grows back finer and sparser!
Why should I wax versus laser, shaving or electrolysis?
- When waxed consistently, hair grows back slower, finer and sparser. Shaving cuts your hair, it doesn’t remove your hair—so the quantity and thickness remain the same.
- Electrolysis and laser hair removal does not work for everyone!
- Which makes waxing a fabulous universal alternative. Laser and electrolysis are very expensive, which makes waxing a great option that’s far easier on your bank account.
How long will it last?
- The beauty of waxing is knowing you’ll be hair-free for a minimum of 1-2 weeks following your wax appointment.
- Will my hair grow thicker? Your hair will NOT grow back thicker and darker after waxing, just the opposite! Hair that is removed at the root grows back softer and finer over time and some hairs never grow back at all!
Is there an age limit?
- There is not a waxing age limit or waxing age requirement. However, if you’re under the age of 18, bring a parent or guardian on your first visit as we need their consent.
Can I get waxed if I take retin A and Accutane?
- These medications increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates and your skin is super dry; so waxing could potentially remove skin as well as hair. Please let your Barbepil waxing technician know immediately if you are on any medications.
- Also be aware that chemical peels, laser, and micro-dermabrasion can also affect skin integrity.
Medication to avoid when doing any waxing!
- There are many medications that affect skin and skin integrity (glycolic acid, lactic acid, benzyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, vitamin A, prescribed exfoliating scrubs, antibiotics, hormonal medications, radiation and/or chemotherapy drugs).
- Please consult with your physician in regards to any medications and how it may affect your waxing experience. Some brand names to be aware of: Adapalene, Avita, Tazorac Avage, Proactiv(e), Differin, Strivectin.