Frequently Asked Questions
Is Waxing right for me?
Waxing is appropriate for almost everyone. At The Yoni Temple we use organic pre and post skin care treatments to reduce irritation and discomfort. It is normal to experience redness, swelling, spots and sensitivity for the first few hours up to a day or two if you have sensitive skin. We treat everyone as if they have sensitive skin, pampering the body with organic treatments.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
In preparation for your waxing appointment we suggest letting your hair grow for at least two weeks, at least 1/4 inch thick (1/2 inch preferably). If you have been shaving regularly, we recommend you let your hair grow at least 3 weeks to allow all the different layers of hair to come above the surface of the skin. Please take a warm shower or bath before your appointment. We recommend exfoliating the skin lightly with a scrub or loofah to remove dead skin cells and open the pores.
Can I get waxed when I am menstruating (on my period)?
Yes! A woman's cycle is natural and sacred. We don't shy away from or consider menstruation taboo - on the contrary we would be honored to hold space for you. At The Yoni Temple we wear gloves and sanitize after every client and honor the natural cycles of a woman's body with a positive attitude. Please wear a tampon, diva cup or sea sponge for your session.
What do I do after my waxing session?
The most important thing is to wear loose clothing! Consider flowy dresses or sweat pants. Avoid tight jeans and leggings for the first 24-48 hours after waxing as well as avoid sun exposure, tanning booths, sauna, hot tubs, vigorous sweating activities (hot yoga, bike rides and sexy time with a lover). After 48 hours it's helpful to exfoliate the area in the shower to prevent ingrown hairs. We recommend using an anti-bacterial scrub, such as Tea Tree and salicylic acid, in the shower every day to soften the skin and exfoliate if you have a tendency towards ingrown hairs. We are happy to make personalized suggestions for your self care.
I am pregnant, can I still get waxed?
Yes absolutely! Whether you are in early stages or right at your due date, it is safe to wax during your pregnancy. It's good to be aware that you may be more sensitive during this time. We offer additional pillows for your comfort upon request.
How often should I get waxed?
Hair grows at different times. By waxing regularly you train the hair growth and get smoother results. The hairs comes out easier and with less sensation the more you wax. It is best to wax every 4-5 weeks. In this time frame you will only have half as much hair growth and this is GREAT! This is the best time to come in and continue training your hair growth to sync up for smooth results. A common mistake is waiting till all the hair grows back to come in for a wax.
Why does my waxer have pronouns listed next to their name?
At the Yoni Temple, we wax people of all genders, and strive to reflect the diversity of our community in our waxers as well. We want you to know how to best refer to your waxers and so we help by providing their pronouns with their names. Your waxer's pronouns are reflective of their gender identity, not of their assigned sex or sexual orientation. If your waxer uses he or she that does not mean that they identify as a man or a woman. This is because sometimes folks are nonbinary but still use he or she pronouns. For example, Desiree is non-binary, but doesn’t mind she. We want you to know that gender identity and pronouns are not rigid structures, and to avoid making assumptions about someones gender or transition goals, just because you know their pronouns. We support our employees using whatever pronouns work for them. It is important to us to create an inclusive space that welcomes all identities and presentations into our community. We know this can be new territory for some, so if you are confused or have any questions, just ask!