Make sure the hair you want removed is at least 1/4″ on the legs and body and 1/8″ for the face to ensure a thorough removal. This means about 3 weeks of growth, otherwise the wax won’t grab and it will be a waste of your time as well as the esthetician’s time. Don’t worry, you are probably not the hairiest person on earth. Do not moisturize your skin before your appointment so the wax will be the most effective. Do not, I repeat, do not have facial waxing done if you are currently using Retin-A, Renova, Accutane or other medication for acne, unless you want your skin to come off (not pretty.) Avoid sun exposure 24 hours before waxing and for 24 hours after your wax appointment. Sunburned skin should not be waxed, so don’t even think about making an appointment if you have a burn. Most salons offer disposable panties for a traditional bikini wax so don’t worry about what to wear. If you want a Brazilian or complete bikini wax there is no room for modesty. Salons offering this service are comfortable doing these. You may want to take an ibuprofen before a Brazilian wax to help ease the discomfort in this sensitive area. These tips should prepare you for a thorough and enjoyable waxing so you can enjoy weeks of smooth skin!