Your hair should be at least a ¼ inch long which is about the length of a grain of rice. The reason for this is so that the wax is able to fully coat the hair. To get the desired length, stop shaving 1-2 weeks before your appointment, and feel free to trim down to this length - the shorter the hair, the less the pain.
24-48 hours before your appointment
On your appointment day
After your appointment
Book another one for 3-4 weeks time! Once your first wax is out of the way, each time gets easier and easier as long as you don’t shave. If you shave, the next wax will likely feel just like the first.
Post-wax hair growth
After your first wax, hair might grow through quicker that you'd think. This is because hair has 3 stages of growth, spread over a 12-14 week span. If you want to know the technical names, the stages are Anagen (hair actively growing from the bulb, rooted deep in the follicle - this is what we are try to get out when waxing for the smoothest finish), Catagen (intermediate stage - the hair has detached from the bulb, and starts shedding), and Telogen (resting/shedding stage - the hair is shedding, and usually comes out painlessly). After one wax, hair that is in the growth stage will be waiting to pop through the skin - new growth in the Anagen phase. After a couple of waxes, hair will end up on the same growth cycle, resulting it completely smooth skin for a few weeks :-)