Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the hair have to be for waxing?

The longer the hair, the better the wax will grab the hair and will pull it out. Ideally one can wait for 3-5 weeks before getting waxing done depending on the hair growth. In case of emergency in the face of an event you need to go to, we suggest you wait for at least 7 days before another round of body waxing. A word of advice- never clip your hair before your waxing day.

What should I do to prepare for waxing?

Although our salon at home professionals will do everything possible to make this process as pain free and satisfying as possible, there are certain things that you can do to ensure a great waxing session: Ensure the room you get the service done is air conditioned (unless it is winter) Exfoliate the skin lightly Moisturise till the day before your waxing appointment Let the hair grow. Longer the hair, the better Check yourself for burns, cuts etc. We recommend you treat it before getting waxing done or inform the professional Let the professional know if you are allergic to anything particular to the service

Does waxing hurt a lot?

The process involves ripping out the hair from the follicle and it is a painful process. However, the pain threshold for waxing varies from person to person. Those who have thick hair, sensitive skin and/or getting waxed for the first time particularly undergo more pain. That is why it is highly recommended to go to not just pros but skilled salon beauty professionals. Our professionals undergo a rigorous training process before being a part of Ovidim, despite having years of experience in the field. This ensures that you get the desired result with minimal inconvenience.

What are the types of waxing services available with you?

We offer: Rica wax for sensitive skin Rica peel off wax Regular wax

If I have my own wax and brand, can you use that?

Yes. We recommend you inform the service professional about the same before you confirm the appointment. However, there no difference in charges and you will be charged as per our price points.

How long will it take for the hair to grow back?

Everyone does not have the same growth pattern or the rate at which hair regrows. Some are lucky to even not have a re-growth for months. Even your ethnicity affects your hair growth. However, on an average 4 weeks is the time it takes for your hair to come back.

How often should I get waxed?

If you are getting waxed for the first time, start with getting it done every 2-3 weeks for at least 3-4 times. This also helps in prevention of ingrown hairs to grow. After that it completely depends on how noticeable the hair, how much it bothers you and what is your salon budget. On an average waxing is done every 4-6 weeks.

I used a razor once. Will it hurt to get waxed now?

Always avoid a razor as it not only results in cuts and scrapes but also makes hair harder and darker the next time it comes. Waxing becomes a painful process when hair is harder (and smaller). Since waxing pulls the hair from the follicles, the hair that comes back is always softer and weaker. Hence, easier to pull.

Does waxing also help in removal of tan?

Waxing sticks to your skin and removes the top most layer of it. Hence, it not only exfoliates the skin but also removes significant tanning.

I have never been waxed. Is there something I need to be careful about?

Here are some tips that can make the process easier on you: Follow the steps for reducing the pain (given above) Experiment with the kind of waxing to know what suits you the best Do not trim your hair before you get waxed Do not shave in between waxing sessions. The hair will be shorter and difficult to take out and you will also have more ingrown hair.

-- I am on medication. Will it affect my waxing? Yes it does. Certain medicines make the skin sensitive by thinning them out. This makes it more likely for your skin to burn or peel during a session. Please let the salon professional know the medicine that you are on so they can recommend you the type of service you should go for.

Can I get waxed if I am pregnant?

Yes you can. However, during pregnancy your skin is extra sensitive and needs to be treated with hard wax. Ensure that the professional knows about your pregnancy and always go for the trained salon specialists from Ovidim.

What is meant by double dipping?

Double dipping is the term used when a professional dips the same stick used in waxing back in the wax after applying it on you or anyone else. Our professionals use fresh sticks to avoid bacterial infections and use sterile methods to apply wax so you don’t have to worry about contracting an infection.

Is eyebrow/upper lip waxing better than threading?

Waxing may always not work for removing the unwanted hair off your body. In this case, threading your eyebrows and upper lip is better than waxing because: It gives a better shape to your eyebrows No chemicals involved Works better for sensitive skin Lasts longer Quick and less painful.

Is face wax safe?

Facial skin is sensitive and needs extra care than the rest of the body. It is perfectly safe to get your face waxed but you need to get it done by a verified and a skilled salon professional, like the ones available on Ovidim.

Will it be hygienic to get waxed at home instead of salon that provides waxing near me?

Our salon professionals use the best equipment which is sterile before use. They also ensure minimal dirt and clean up after they have worked their magic. Your home is definitely a safer and a cleaner place than any salon near your home (or anywhere for that matter). .