How Long Does Hair Have to be to Wax?

How long does hair need to be to wax?

We get asked that question a lot, and the "How long, or short, should my hair be for waxing?" question on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is very popular.

Hair should be at least 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch for best results.

The short answer is the hair should be at least 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch for best results. If you have coarse hair it should be closer to 1/2-inch for the first few waxes.

Whether we're talking about legs, armpits, or bikini area, the 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch recommendation holds true. Once the hair becomes finer, it can be waxed at a shorter length.

Can hair be too long for waxing?

If your hair is longer, no worries! We can do any trimming that may be needed before applying the wax. Are you a shaver? Schedule your waxing appointment for three weeks after you last shaved. 

It may take up to three waxing treatments to achieve smooth skin due to the fact that hair grows in stages and all of your hair is never at the same stage. It is very important to avoid shaving and tweezing between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again.