FAQs

Waxing FAQ

At The Arch Affect we offer a full range of body and facial waxing services, with a specialty in both female and male intimate waxing. Our technique is quick, effective, and as painless as possible. All of our waxing services are completed with a high quality wax manufactured in Spain. This unique formula bonds to the hair making sure that it’s completely removed from the root, leaving you with smooth, soft skin.

We’ve always held ourselves to a high standard when it comes to cleanliness. Sanitary practices that have always been in place are: sanitizing before and after each appointment, wearing gloves, using a new wax stick with every application, and keeping our tools sanitized.

During this pandemic, we’ve taken additional precautions to ensure safety of our space and health of our clients. In attention to a COVID-19 disclosure and consent form that must be filled out at the time of booking, we are implementing the following practices:

  • A mask must be worn upon entry.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for use upon entry.
  • A mask must be worn during treatment, with the exception of waxing services in areas surrounding the nose and mouth.
  • Treatment is limited to one client at a time.
  • No guests may accompany the client into the treatment room.
  • Payments are 100% contactless.
Yes. Keep mind the area is likely to be more sensitive during that time of the month, but we can absolutely wax you. We do ask that you wear a tampon.

Hair should be at least a quarter of an inch long. If you’ve been shaving prior, please allow at least 2-3 weeks of growth.

When your skin is freshly waxed, the pores are open and the area is susceptible to bacteria. Within the first 24 hours after your service, avoid any high sweat or high friction activity, especially after intimate area waxing (that means no sex—it will be worth the wait!). Two to three days after your wax, be sure to regularly exfoliate and moisturize the area, this will be key in preventing ingrown hairs.

While pain will vary from person to person, our special technique and high quality wax help provide a near painless experience. If this is your first time and you’re nervous, a topical numbing cream can be purchased and applied before your appointment.

Regular waxing, with a proper technique and a good aftercare regimen, may actually help reduce ingrown hairs.

You may use physical exfoliants, such as a facial or body scrub the day before. Please be sure to clean yourself prior to your appointment—especially before intimate waxing.

Depending on the growth cycle of your hair, you might need to wax every 3-6 weeks to maintain a smooth look. We also offer monthly memberships that make it easy to stay on track.

Permanent Makeup FAQ

We’re The Arch Affect for a reason—in addition to our superior waxing services, we also specialize in crafting amazing eyebrows. Three brow techniques we offer are ombré brows, nano brows, and combination brows. Combination brows are simply using both the ombré and nano brow technique to craft your perfect brows.
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattooing technique applied to resemble the look of makeup such as eyeliner, lip color or sculpted brows.
Nano brows, also called nanoblading or sometimes also referred to as nano hair strokes, is a tattooing technique that uses a machine to create extremely fine, hair-like strokes for a realistic looking brow.
It’s all about your personal preference. If you typically prefer to define and shade your brow in with a brow pencil or powder, ombré might be best for you. If you prefer a very natural looking brow, but wish your brows were fuller, nano would be an ideal option. We can also create your perfect brows using a combination of the two techniques! During your consultation we can discuss which technique will be best to achieve your desired look.

Days 1-4:

Gently wash your brows 3 times a day by applying a small amount of cleanser to a cotton disc and gently wiping the brow clean. Briefly let them air dry before applying a thin layer of ointment. Do not oversaturate the area. Avoid direct spray of water and application of any eye makeup for 7 days.

Your brows will initially appear 20-40% darker, bolder, and more than solid than what the healed result will  look like. You might also experience minimal swelling. To reduce any swelling, you may use covered ice packs for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off, for no more than 45 minutes. Swelling should subside by day 3.

Please avoid prolonged sun exposure, saunas, chlorine, gyms, and any strenuous activities that may lead to sweating. Avoid blood thinners, aspirin, vitamin E, fish oil, and touching the area without clean hands for 7 days.

Days 5-7:

Cleanse the brows 2 times a day, then apply a thin layer of ointment. By now your eyebrows should have begun to scab. They may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised, but do not pick or scratch them. Picking or scratching can cause loss of color or scarring. Once the scabbing has completely fallen off, the color will appear lighter. The color under the exfoliating skin will continue to appear lighter until the epidermis takes on its more transparent characteristics. Please keep in mind that healing is specific to each individual.

No adjustments can be made once the healing process has begun. Minor adjustments can be addressed at the recommended 6-8 week perfecting session.

Signs and symptoms of infection include, but are not limited to: redness, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, elevated body temperature, and purulent drainage from the procedure site.

If you are experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately.

Nano brows can last 1-3 years depending on your lifestyle and your skin type.

Ombré brows are created using a tattooing technique that deposits tiny dots of pigment into the skin to create the look of a soft, but defined, shaded brow.
Nano brows are completed with a digital machine that uses a needle with a super fine point to deposit pigment into the skin. Microblading involves the use of a handheld tool to carve small cuts into the skin, and then pigment is applied on top.
You’re welcome to arrive to your appointment with your brows filled as a reference point of your preferred shape and style. Otherwise, please be sure to have a bare, clean face.
Ombré brows can last 2-5 years depending on your lifestyle and your skin type.
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