SAFETY + SANITIZATION STANDARDS
Our salons are all Beauty Safe Certified, ensuring the highest level of safety.
For the time being, Waxers will continue to wear face masks.
Waxers will wear disposable gloves during all services. Disposable waxing applicators are tossed out after each use. All other service tools are sterilized according to Health Canada standards.
Working surfaces are sanitized with medical grade disinfectant and service beds are lined with disposable bed paper.
Hand sanitizer stations are located upon entry and all high-touch surfaces are disinfected regularly.
Complimentary hygiene wipes are provided for your use in all service rooms.
WHAT WE'RE ASKING YOU TO DO
Face masks are optional.
If you've tested positive for Covid or are symptomatic, please reschedule your appointment.
Please be flexible. We will require staff to stay home if they are symptomatic, which may result in your appointment being rescheduled. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Book online or over the phone, for any one of our locations.
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If you’re new to Stripped, fill out the electronic New Client Intake form prior to your appointment.
Only one client is permitted in a service room at a time. Photos and/or videos are not permitted. Non-service pets are not permitted.
Please be professional at all times. Inappropriate comments or behaviour towards our staff will not be tolerated and you will be refused service.
LATE ARRIVALS, CHANGES + CANCELLATIONS
If you’re running behind, give us a call and we'll do our best to accommodate. Depending on how much time we have left in your appointment and when our next client is scheduled to arrive, we may be required to reschedule your appointment or proceed with a partial service only (time permitting).
Please keep in mind:
• We want to give you the best service possible
• We want to be thorough
• We need time to thoroughly sterilize the service room between clients
If you need to make a change to your appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice - this will allow us time to fill your spot. If you are sick or symptomatic, please reschedule your appointment, at no charge.
Guests that fail to show for their scheduled appointment will be charged a $20 no-show fee.
You hair should be at least 1/4" long (5 weeks since your last wax or 4 weeks since you last shaved). Hair that’s too short may cause breakage, leaving you with unwanted stubble.
Take a warm shower and gently exfoliate the skin prior to service. This will provide an easier removal of the hair follicles, ensuring smoother results.
Take a Tylenol 30-45 minutes prior to service to help minimize any discomfort.
Avoid heat related activities like hot yoga, steam rooms and tanning immediately before service.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol immediately before service. Stimulants in the system can cause the skin to be extra sensitive.
Do not wax if you are on any skin sensitive medications that may cause the skin to lift (ie. Accutane or Retin-A).
Let us know if it's your first time waxing, if you're pregnant, if it's that time of the month, or if you've had previous adverse reactions to waxing. This will allow us to cater your service to your needs.
You may experience some redness which usually subsides within 24-48 hours. If it's your first time waxing and/or have coarse hair, you may experience more irritation than usual due to the hair follicles being deeply rooted. Try our Calm Down Relief Cream to soothe the skin and reduce any post-wax irritation.
After a wax, your pores just want to breathe. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that won't rub against and/or irritate the skin.
Keep your freshly waxed pores clean for at least 24 hours after your service. Any sweat and/or bacteria that enters the pores may cause an adverse reaction. Be sure to avoid the following activities:
• NO heat related activities (ie. hot yoga, steam rooms, tanning)
• NO excessive exercise/sweating
• NO swimming
• NO pedicures/foot soaks (for lower leg waxes)
Don’t shave or trim. You'll have the urge to pick up the razor, but don't do it. Regular, consistent waxing will lead to regrowth that is softer and often more sparse.
Stay on a consistent waxing routine. Book your appointments 5-6 weeks apart. Hair grows in different cycles, so it’s best to allow enough time for the hairs to fully grow out; which will ultimately lead to longer, smoother results.
Start exfoliating 2 days after your wax. Exfoliating regularly will remove any dead skin build-up which may be blocking the pores and preventing new hair regrowth. Try our all-natural Buff-Stuff cloth for a gentle and effective daily exfoliator.
For stubborn ingrown hairs and bumps, use a spot treatment like our Smooth Roller Ingrown Hair Serum.
Waxing, unlike shaving, removes hair directly from the root, leaving the skin nice and smooth for weeks. Regular, consistent waxing (every 5-6 weeks), will result in regrowth that is softer and often more sparse.
Stripped’s ICONIC Cream Wax has a low melting temperature so it’s super safe and gentle on the skin. It removes hair quickly with the use of cotton strips. Alternatively, hardwax is removed after it has hardened and shrink-wrapped around the hair shaft. It’s recommended for sensitive skin and/or coarse hair and can only be applied to smaller, delicate areas such as the face or bikini area.
The Bikini service tidies up the hair on the outer sides of the panty line. The French removes hair from the top and sides leaving just the labia. The Brazilian removes it all or you can opt for a little landing strip.
Never. Proud to be Beauty Safe Certified since 2010, we’ll always ensure the highest level of sanitation and safety standards across our locations.
Absolutely. We simply ask that you wear a fresh tampon to your service. Keep in mind getting waxed right before or during your period may be more uncomfortable than usual as your hormones and sensitivities are kicking in. The best time for down-there waxing is mid-cycle.
For best results, your hair should be about 1/4" long (5 weeks since your last wax or 4 weeks since you last shaved).
The recommended time between waxing is 5-6 weeks.
No, we want your hair exactly as it is as you may trim the hair too short. Trimming and shaving also encourages more hair growth, the opposite of what we want! We’re all pro’s and no amount of hair is too difficult for us to wax.
In order to keep our pricing consistent, we charge by the service area instead of the amount of hair.
Not at all. All of our services simply require you to lay on either your front or back.
There's a reason we offer the FIRST-TIME Brazilian service! No need to be nervous. Just tell your Waxer it's your first time and they'll walk you through the entire process step by step. Keep in mind, since it's your first time waxing, the hair follicles will be deeply rooted which can often take up to 2-3 waxing cycles for super smooth results.
We take pride in being an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone. It’s important to note that each service we offer requires a specific amount of time and skill level. Not all our Waxers are certified on the Speedo & Down-Under services so it’s important in these instances that the correct anatomy be selected. For all other services, we encourage you to select the service you identify with. We’re always open to feedback and suggestions so please feel free to drop us a line!
All of our waxing services require a minimum age of 16 years old unless accompanied by a parent.
The recommended time to wax before any big event (ie. wedding, anniversary, vacation) is 2-3 days. This will allow any redness or irritation to pass. However, if this is your first time waxing, we strongly recommend completing at least 1 full waxing cycle to assess skin sensitivity, hair type and possible skin reactions. We would hate to see you head to your big day with irritated skin.
We don't recommend waxing on skin that has been exposed to heat and/or sun for at least 24 hours. We don't want to add any irritation to already irritated skin (especially sunburnt skin!).
It’s best to avoid friction and/or excessive sweat immediately after waxing as it may cause irritation to your freshly waxed pores.