Q: Where are you located?
A: Waxing B.A.Y. has a new location. We are inside of the Phenix Salon Suites (On the same side of the street as Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill), Suite number 111. Please note: All of Rhode Island Row is addressed 2350 Washington Place. We are not in the apartment buildings. You can only access the entrance from the sidewalk.
Q: Is parking easy?
A: Yes! There's metered, street parking or you may park in the Colonial Parking Garage. Parking cost: 0-1 hour, $2 and 1-2 hours, $3
Q: Are you Metro accessible?
A: Yes! Waxing B.A.Y. is only a 5 minute walk from the Rhode Island Avenue, Metro Station, Red Line.
Q: Are face mask required to receive service?
A: Yes. In an effort to keep everyone safe, face mask are required at all times.***
Q: If I am early for my appointment what should I do?
A: Waxing B.A.Y. is only able to service one guest at a time. There is not a receptionist. If you arrive early for your appointment, please feel free to have a seat at either bench to the right or the left of the treatment room 111. Please do not knock. Waxing B.A.Y. will be out to greet you for your appointment.
Q: Why do I need to fill out a client intake/waiver form prior to being serviced?
A: It is necessary for your protection and Waxing B.A.Y.'s protection. It collects pertinent information such as your name, date of birth, address and contact info. It also informs your esthetician of any allergies you may have and any contraindications you my have to waxing, such as, use of certain acne medications, retinol, exfoliating creams, peels and or prescription medications that could potentially make waxing not recommended as a good option for hair removal as it may cause risks to your skin or health. Safety first! Please talk with your doctor if you have any questions about medications you are currently taking and whether it is safe to wax while taking such medication(s).
Q: Can I fill out my client information and Consent form prior to arriving to my appointment?
A: Yes, this will also save you time! Please click here to be redirected to the online waiver form.
Q: Can I bring a guest in the treatment room with me during my service?
A: In an effort to maintain a safe environment and for best use and flow of the treatment room, only you and your esthetician are permitted in the room at the same time. We know, sometimes, the thought of waxing can make you nervous. Waxing B.A.Y. will do her best to help you be at ease throughout your service.
Q: Can I bring my child or children to my appointment?
A: We understand that squeezing in that much needed self-care can be challenging at times. However, for the safety of your child, no children are allowed in the treatment room. And, we do not recommend leaving a child unattended in the Phenix Salon Suites lobby or hallway.
Q: What is a Brazilian wax?
A: At Waxing B.A.Y., this service removes all hair in the bikini area including the hairs between your rear (interior only, not full buttock waxing). In other words, everything must go! If you are interested in this service, you will be asked to assume various positions in order to achieve complete hair removal. Please remember this is considered standard in the industry. A Brazilian may also include a "landing strip" of hair. The Brazilian line does not include full exterior buttocks waxing and our standard line for the thigh area is only two inches outward from the bikini line.
Q: Will my Brazilian Wax hurt?
A: After just one wax session your re-growth will be much thinner, finer and softer. That is one of the major benefits. With continued waxing, you may even experience significant reduction in re-growth. This makes it easier and less painful if you keep up with regular waxes. Avoid caffeine and alcohol for 24 hours before your wax. Take a mild anti-inflammatory medication (like Ibuprofen)1-hour prior to your appointment. Most women find waxing to be very tolerable.
Q: Is waxing sanitary?
A: Yes. Latex-free gloves are used during each service for your comfort, and there is a strict “No Double-Dipping” policy. Sterilized implements are used, and the treatment room is cleaned and sanitized after each guest.
Q: How long should my hair be prior to waxing?
A: It's Recommend not shaving or trimming desired area to be waxed for at least 3 weeks prior to service. The hair cannot be too long, but it can be too short.
Q: How long should I wait between waxing appointments?
A: It’s recommended to come in every 4-6 weeks.
Please note: If you maintain your appointments at 4-6 week intervals, you pay less and your service time will be shorter. After 7 weeks at Waxing B.A.Y. your Brazilian is considered fully grown and it does not qualify for the rewards credit.
Q: Can I get waxed while I'm on my period?
A: Absolutely. You can still get waxed while you are on your period. Waxing B.A.Y. just requests that you wear a clean tampon. Please be aware that you are a lot more sensitive during this time.
Tip: take a pain reliever 30 minutes prior to your service.
Q: Is the wax hot?
A: Temperature variants change from person to person depending on their sensitivity level to heat. The wax is generally low-temperature. However, please do not hesitate to say if the wax feels too hot. The temperature can be adjusted.
Q: How should I care for my skin after waxing?
A: Due to your body’s normal histamine reaction to the waxing process, it’s normal to experience redness, tenderness and or slight itching at the site of the wax. This should dissipate within a few hours. Waxing temporarily exposes the hair follicle, therefore it is essential that you keep the area clean and dry.
Tip: If after waxing, you experience any itchiness, you can apply a small amount of hydrocortisone cream.
Q: How long will my wax last?
A: If you maintain your waxing schedule of every 4-6 weeks max, you should be hair-free for at least 2-3 weeks, depending on your rate of hair growth. Most people see a significant reduction in hair growth by their 3rd waxing in a row without shaving or trimming in between services.
Q: What about ingrown hairs?
A: Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Exfoliating will help reduce ingrown hairs. At Waxing B.A.Y., it is advised that all individuals who receive body waxing exfoliate at least 2-3 times per week. Waxing B.A.Y. recommends using a medium-bristled brush. Less is more.
Q: I’m pregnant. Can I get waxed?
A: Brazilian waxing during your pregnancy is generally considered safe and not harmful to you or your baby. Waxing B.A.Y. is highly experienced with waxing moms-to-be. Your skin may be a little more sensitive during this special time. Talk to your doctor, midwife or doula prior to waxing if you have any concerns.
Q: What is Vajazzling?
A: Vajazzling is the process of adding jewels to embellish your Brazilian wax. Waxing B.A.Y. has several pre-made Swarovski crystal designs to select from.
Please note: the appliqué will only be placed at the top/mound area of the Brazilian.
Q: When do I get a Rewards Card? (Sorry, Temporarily Unavailable.)
A: You can request a Rewards Card at anytime. The sooner you start the Rewards Card program the sooner you will redeem your 50% discount! 50% off of a full price Brazilian at your 6th service. The Rewards discounts apply to Brazilian waxing services ONLY.
Ex.) $70 Full Priced Brazilian-50% Repeat Discount= A $35 Brazilian!