Swimsuit season is officially upon us, and that means women across Algonquin want to do everything they can to look their best at the pool. Bikini waxing services can give you the silky smooth, hair-free skin you’ve been looking for and the confidence to rock your suit in style, but how can you make sure you get the most out of your wax? Check out four tips below, then contact us at The Facial Bar to schedule your waxing appointment today.

Bikini Wax Tips

Stop Shaving

Before you get your bikini line waxed, it is best to stop shaving for at least three weeks leading up to your appointment. This is because shaving can make the hair grow back thicker than it was before and cause painful irritation. For the best results from your bikini wax, you want hair to be about ¼ of an inch long before waxing.

Soak and Exfoliate

The best waxing services start with a little bit of prep work at home ahead of time. Exfoliating your skin the week before your appointment will remove any dead skin in the area and free hairs so that they can come to the surface of your skin. Soaking in a warm bath right before your appointment can help soften hair and open your pores, both of which lead to a cleaner wax.

Time it Right

It is best to schedule your bikini wax in the three to four days immediately following the end of your menstrual cycle. We recommend this timing because your pain threshold is at its highest during that time which will minimize any possible discomfort you feel. In addition to this timing, we also recommend that you avoid working out for at least eight hours on the day of your appointment and you should also avoid tight clothing. Both can increase the odds of irritation, ingrown hairs, and rashes.


Last but not least, remember to breathe when you are getting your bikini wax done. It is completely natural to hold your breath and tense up as you prepare for something that you think will be uncomfortable. However, we’re confident you’ll find any discomfort will be minimal and exhaling when the wax strip is being pulled can help even more.

Bikini Waxing Services in Algonquin

Gone are the days of shaving your bikini line and having to deal with painful nicks, cuts, and skin irritation. Bikini waxing offers a quick, long-lasting hair removal alternative with very minimal discomfort and the team here at The Facial Bar would love to help you discover all of the ways waxing is better than shaving. Contact us today to learn more about our waxing services in Algonquin or schedule your appointment online now!