You could say it all started back in 1987, when my high-school crush thought it would be cute to call me 'TeenWolf'
(a very popular movie at the time)
Who knew one of my teenage obsessions with unwanted hair would actually end up helping many other women.
Born and raised in Vancouver,
I was a very lucky girl to start out my professional journey in 2004 with one-on-one training from two of the best waxers in town.
They generously imparted their attention to detail, hard-working ethic, tips from the trade, and more than 20 years experience upon me.
It's been 15 years that I've focused on waxing so it's safe to say I know what I'm doing ;).
All that, along with my background in massage, the best warm wax for sensitive skin, and my love for the job is what makes me good at what I do.
I've had my own little studio for over 10 years now and I still love every day of it.
It's my second home.
It's got a homey, cozy, grandma's house vibe...with Netflix.
My technique is also a little different:
Since I'm the boss I can take my time to ensure you're getting the best job done, for your hair and skin type.
Having time allows me to take smaller strips.
This means your wax will:
hurt a lot less
be gentler on your skin
have a faster healing time
with less chance of hair breakage
less chance of ingrowns
longer lasting results
I use the gentlest warm waxes for sensitive skin; Epillyss White Queen and I shop for the fabric strips myself, to ensure they're as soft as can be.
So, wether it's your first time or your one-hundreth,
put down the razor and let me do what I'm best at.
How do I get in the building?
There is an elevator entrance Mon-Fri 9am-5pm at the corner of Pender and Carrall
There is also a stairwell entrance by the white lion sculptures.
Look for the red door beside 48 East Pender.
Then turn left through the other red door at the top of the stairs.
Have a peek at the view from the balcony this way. It's pretty cool.
What if I need to cancel/reschedule?
You can text, call, email, or do it online...doesn't matter how, just do it.
Please give 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule.
Please make sure your email address (and phone number) are updated in the online booking system, so you don't miss your email reminder.
Can I get waxed during my period?
I don't mind, if you don't.
Please don't cancel because of your period.
How do I pay for my service?
Cash, cheque, and email transfer.
For email transfer:
What should I do the day of my appointment?
Wear loose comfortable clothing (no, that doesn't mean tights).
DO NOT moisturize the area being waxed.
Arrive early to use the washroom.
Get your payment sorted, if you are bringing cash.
Think about what you wanna watch on Netlfix lol.
Look forward to getting away from it all for a little bit while you're here.
What should I do before I book my appointment?
Make sure your hair is long enough!
Please grow it out for at least four weeks after any other waxing, shaving or trimming.
I know 4 weeks sounds long, but at two weeks it's only half the stage of growth that you see and if I wax it I'll be seeing you again two weeks later to get the rest of it.
If it's just to get you through something like a long weekend with a hot tub or a mini-vacay, then ok fine two weeks growth could work ;).
What kind of wax do you use?
Warm wax with fabric strips.
Epillyss White Queen.
It's from Paris, ooh la la.
Is warm wax safe to use on all body parts?
YES, YES, YES
If your waxer knows what they're doing it can be some of the LEAST PAINFUL stuff in this business.
What should I do after I get waxed? What is the after-care?
Keep your skin clean, friction-free and oil-free.
For 24 to 48 hours:
No excessive sweating i.e. spin class/yoga/pilates etc.)
No swimming, hot tubs, bubble baths, hot baths.
No restrictive clothing i.e. skinny jeans.
Most importantly, exfoliate with fine-grain sea salt every day to prevent ingrown hairs.
Why should I get waxed?
Your hair grows back softer and there is way less of it.
No scratchy stubble, or five-o'clock shadow, like after shaving or trimming.
How long will the results last?
Anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks – even longer after a series of regular visits.
Will I get ingrown hairs?
It depends on how well you take care of your skin before and after your wax.
See rules for after care above.
We are all susceptible to them, but they can be prevented, lessened and/or removed.
What should I do about ingrown hairs?
DO NOT pick them and especially DO NOT pinch them.
Keep your skin clean and exfoliate. If it doesn't come out on its own, let your esthetician take care of it at your next appointment.
If you get a bad one, use a hot compress.
How much does waxing hurt?
Well, we are dealing with things such as the density of your hair, how regularly you get waxed, and if you are pre-menstrual, tired, hung over, stressed out etc. You can expect a certain amount of pain, but ask around...
it's so worth it.
Does it get easier if I come regularly?
The more you come, the faster the hair follicle will give up and die off, meaning less to be pulled out. Less hair = less pain.
Will my skin be bumpy and red after waxing?
Most likely, depending on your skin, but that's normal.
However, don't worry it goes away rather quickly...especially when you follow the after care rules.
Do I have to get naked to be waxed?
Since we are dealing with things such as baby powder, baby oil and wax, it is best to remove undergarments.
By no means are you obligated to disrobe.
Your comfort comes first.
What do I use to exfoliate?
The best thing on the market is something you can find in your own kitchen...sea salt.
Not rock salt or Epsom salts, but FINE GRAIN sea salt.
Keep it in the shower; use it every day and your skin will never look or feel better.
Why should I go to Wax the Boutique?
I'm reminded of a tip a friend in the restaurant biz gave me:
"Never go to a restaurant with a big menu because everything is done at a mediocre level".
The same can be said in the beauty industry, and that is why I have chosen to specialize in hair removal.
SEE YOU SOON