Foxy Box Wax Bar

COVID-19

We are open! To help keep our staff and clients safe, we have implemented some additional protocols at all our locations.

We require staff and clients to wear masks at all times. If you are getting a lip, chin, or cheek service done, your technicians will let you know when to remove your mask.

All staff and clients with appointments will answer a few screening questions and have their temperature checked (contactless) upon arrival. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Are you currently experiencing any COVID-19 like symptoms, including sore throat, sneezing, fever, or coughing?
  2. Have you travelled outside of B.C in the last two weeks?
  3. Do you live in the same household as a confirmed or clinical COVID-19 case, or someone who is self-isolating?

If you can answer no to all of these questions, you’re good to go!

Please wait outside until a Foxy staff member comes to greet you. Our lobby has a limited capacity to ensure everyone can stay a safe distance apart, so you may be required to queue outside.

Our floors are marked with arrows to follow and seating areas are clearly marked. We have barriers setup between clients and our Front Of House foxes as well.

There are automatic hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the shop, and we ask that you sanitize or wash your hands before entering the treatment room.

All surfaces in the common areas are disinfected frequently, including the bathroom, seating areas, and all touchable surfaces at the front desk.

Not much has changed in the treatment rooms. Foxy Box has always disinfected all surfaces and instruments between every client, as well as sticking to single use items to ensure we are exceeding all safety and sanitation requirements. After all, cleanliness is next to foxiness. 😉

We know it feels like so many things have changed, but here’s a few things that have stayed the same. <3

  1. Same hours. We are still open 7 days a week to ensure we can provide you with total convenience!
  2. Still accepting all forms of payment, including cash.
  3. Same services. We are still offering all waxing, laser, lash, and brow services.
  4. Same Foxy Box. You can still expect the infectious Foxy energy, smiling faces (believe us, there are smiles under there), empowering staff, and the best waxing and laser experience EVER. Period.

We can’t wait to see you!!

Pre-Wax

Getting ready for an appointment? Here are some pre-wax measures to ensure smooth-sailing during your service:

In order to effectively remove all of your hair, we require a quarter of an inch in length. So, if you’ve been shaving, this typically amounts to 2-3 weeks worth of growth. (If you don’t grow it, we can’t wax it!)

Coffee or booze may seem like a great idea, but you’re better off avoiding them. The acid and caffeine in coffee will stimulate your skin, making your wax more painful. And while a shot of tequila might seem to be just what the doctor ordered, it won’t ease the pain. In fact, consuming alcohol can tighten your pores, leading to a painful waxing experience. Choose hydration over intoxication; drink water before your wax and your skin will thank you.

Exfoliate your skin 24-48 hours before your wax. Then on the morning of your appointment, take a hot shower or bath. (Foxy Tip: In addition to freshening up, a hot bath or shower can also open up your pores so your hairs glide more easily from your follicles, score!) Don’t apply any lotions, creams, self-tanners or sprays before your appointment, they can interfere with the application of the wax.

If you’re feeling concerned about pain or discomfort, take anAdvil (1-2) an hour before your wax. If you’re still feeling nervous, we carry a topical numbing cream you can apply half an hour prior to your service to help soothe the sting.

Come to your appointment as relaxed as you can. When you tense up, the muscles around your hair follicles tighten, making the process more difficult (and more uncomfortable). Practice deep breathing—get your zen on, Baby. Because like many things in life, the anticipation is worse than the experience.

Dress as comfortably as possible. Avoid restrictive fabrics (leave those leather booty shorts at home dancing queen). Heat and friction can cause irritation, ingrown hairs and general ickiness. Loose-fitting clothes and natural fabrics will let your skin breathe easier post-wax.

If you have a special occasion coming up and have never been waxed, we recommend scheduling your service at least three or four days prior to the big event. Better yet, try to schedule two waxes BEFORE the big day . This way you have time to recover from any reactions or post-wax tenderness, and you’ll get the first wax (the most uncomfortable one) out of the way prior to your wedding, vacation, music festival, comic book convention, pizza party, girl’s night, what have you.

Cancellation Policy: As a courtesy to our Vagicians and other clients, provide us with a minimum of 4 hours notice, if you need to switch your appointment time or cancel altogether. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in your technician’s day that could have been filled by another client. A cancellation fee of 25% of your service, will be added to your file for cancellations made with less than 4 hours notice.

During Appointment

You’ve made it to your appointment, you’ve dropped your drawers, you’re on the bed, now what? Here are some notes on what you can expect during your visit:

Bikini

Hair is removed from the top & sides of your undies. A quick and easy service to look trim and tidy!

French

This service goes deeper into the sides and top, and we also remove any hair between the bum cheeks. A good step to take before the Brazilian (we leave the most sensitive spots alone).

Brazilian

Our speciality! With the Brazilian we take it all. Everything is removed, including the front, the labia and between the cheeks. However we can leave a small strip or triangle on top if you'd like.

There are TVs and music playing to take your mind off being waxed. When all else fails, we utilize our sparkling wit.

Our Vagicians are the Best In The West. It is our mission in life to make you feel at home in a very awkward circumstance—being pantless in front of a stranger. We specialize in hair removal, and to be more precise we specialize in Brazilians. We’ve seen it all, Honey, we CANNOT be fazed.

A full Brazilian takes 20 minutes. Our team places great importance on efficiency. We figure: “Why prolong the process?

You can still get a Brazilian while you’re on your period. You’ll be a little more sensitive, but as long as you bring in a tampon it’s no problem on our end.

We use soft wax and strips for all our regular wax procedures.

Your health and safety is our highest priority. After all, cleanliness is next to Foxiness. Every technician must adhere to the following protocols:

  • We have a very strict NO double-dipping policy. This means that each applicator stick is used only once, so the wax being applied is always sterile.
  • In addition, our techs wear latex-free disposable gloves during every service. They place non-reusable waxing paper on the table for each new client.
  • All implements used (such as tweezers or scissors, etc.) are sanitized and sterilized between clients.

Post-Wax

You did it! Way to go, you Foxy thing! Now here’s a little homework to ensure silky smooth satisfaction.

For the first 24 hours after a wax it’s important to avoid exposure to heat and bacteria since your skin is vulnerable and prone to infection, this means:

  • No swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, hot baths or hot showers
  • No tanning beds or sun exposure
  • No activities that will lead to profuse sweating—this will create the ideal breeding grounds for germs (jazzercise class can wait)
  • No scented soaps or perfumed products of any kind. You can soothe the skin with a clean cold compress, or ask your waxer about our post-care products, look for calming extracts like cucumber, aloe, chamomile, etc.
  • No hanky-panky. In fact, avoid touching the area as much as possible, you may be transferring bacteria from your hands or other people’s hands to your freshly waxed skin. After a day or two, once you’re feeling back to normal, get on with your bad self and feel free to engage in all manner of Foxy behaviours!

Some slight soreness, redness and small bumps are common and totally normal temporary reactions, particularly after your first wax. These symptoms typically subside after a couple of days. If you’re still unsure and have concerns, give us a ring, we’re always here to help.

Once your skin has had time to calm down and you’re feeling back to your normal Foxy self (typically 1-3 days), it’s time to talk exfoliation. This is an important process that helps to remove dead cells and refresh your skin. It creates blood flow which in turn draws infection and hair to the surface to be released. If done regularly, exfoliation can help to eradicate ingrown hairs and help you maintain bump-free and ultra-smooth skin. We carry scrub mitts that will help you manually buff your body in the shower, but we can also recommend some other forms of exfoliation. Ask one of our Technician’s for more information and they’ll answer any questions you have about finding the right fit for you! And don’t forget to moisturize! We carry some wonderful juicy products to quench your skin’s thirst.

Sticking to a consistent wax schedule will yield the best results. We recommend returning every 3 – 5 weeks. This ensures a quicker, less painful service AND you’ll qualify for our Frequent Fox discount. Win-win!

Ready for the good news? It gets easier baby! Your hair will become finer, softer and more sparse with regular waxes. The degree and speed of progress will vary from person to person, but stick to a consistent schedule and you’ll be thrilled with your reduction in hair. Last but not least, don’t ever hesitate to call your friendly neighbourhood Vagicians. We’re in this together; approach us with any questions or concerns.

Laser Treatment

Prepare the laser! We are over the moon excited to introduce Laser Hair Reduction to the list of services we offer here at the Foxy Box! New product, same brand promise: total convenience, unmatched consistency and the best laser experience ever… period.

Like with any hair removal, laser treatments can be a touch on the uncomfortable side. Thanks to our laser’s new age cooling system, the laser hair reduction process is as painless as a laser can be. Some may describe the zaps as a small snap from an elastic band or as a bit of heat sensation. Foxy Tip: We recommend avoiding the laser close to your period as we’re all a bit more sensitive around that time of the month.

The average fox needs about 6 – 8 treatments to achieve desired results, with some foxes needing up to 10. You should see visible hair reduction after the first 1 or 2 treatments! Heck yes!

We have one of the best lasers in the galaxy, babe. This bad boy zaps away those unwanted hairs with 70%-90% hair reduction noticed after 6-8 sessions!

There are a few things that may cause regrowth, such as hormone changes (eg. pregnancy), however, on the whole, the process of IPL treatment is permanent! You can expect many follices to no longer produce any hair, while a few may only produce thin, light, virtually invisible hair.

We recommend, for maximum results, waiting 6-8 weeks after waxing before laser treatment. The laser targets the root of the hair so it’s got to grow back before we can point our laser beams at it. Shave all you want in the meantime (in fact, we encourage it). Listen, I know we usually preach against shaving, but sacrifices must be made for that out-of-this-world-smooth skin!

No. Unfortunately you cannot. We want to look out for that beautiful skin of yours. Accutane causes the skin to become highly sensitive making you more susceptible to burns and irritation. We recommend that you have been off Accutane for a minimum of 6 months before beginning laser treatments.

Although there is no documented clinical evidence of laser hair reduction being harmful to your baby, your body is going through significant hormonal changes. Hormones can cause hair to grow sporadically making the laser treatments less effective. We recommend you wait until your body is back to its usual self before coming in for laser treatments.

We get it. You busy babes have places to be! While the length of time for each area of the body is different, our services are still delivered the same way—fast and efficient. In fact, some areas can be completed in only a few minutes!

Laser is similar to waxing in regards to aftercare. You should avoid excessive sweating, hot tubs, saunas, and direct sun exposure for the first 24 hours. After the first 24 hours, sun exposure should be limited as the melanin in your skin has been activated; It is recommended you stay out of the sun for 4 to 6 weeks following each treatment. If you are out and about, slather on that sunscreen and sport one of our Foxy Box caps – your skin will thank you!

There are just a few things to keep in mind before having a visit with your Foxy Laser Technician:

  1. Make sure your hair has had time to grow! We recommend 6-8 weeks after waxing or any hair removal method that pulls the hair from the root. Shave as much as you like in the meantime!
  2. Stay out of the sun for 4 weeks prior. In fact, avoid anything that is going to tan your skin, including tanning beds and creams. Make sunscreen apart of your daily routine to help protect your skin!
  3. Shave before your appointment. Our laser doesn’t target the hair itself, but the melanin in the hair follicle.
  4. Come 10 minutes early. Our laser appointments are quick, which means we need to have everything completed, such as your intake form, before you head in! Come early, get settled, and enjoy a cup of tea or read through our “Gay Men Draw Vaginas” book – you definitely don’t want to miss out on that.

 

 

We use the Vectus Laser by Cynosure! This machine uses IPL (intense pulsed light) technology to cause permanent hair reduction by targeting the melanin in the follicle with light energy. The heat reaction causes damage, and the follicle will no longer be able to produce new hairs.

There are a few things that set our machine apart!

Large Spot Size: This means we can cover more area in less time, so your treatments will be done in a flash. 

Contact Cooling: Direct cooling of the skin for the most comfortable experience. 

Skintel Melanin Reader: This device takes accurate measurements of the active melanin in your skin. With this information, we accurately choose settings to best fit your skin type. The results? Increased safety and effective treatments!

You bet we do! We are committed to incredible hair reduction results. After completing 8 treatments, you will receive one free touch up per year for five years! 

Box Policies

We want to ensure that every guest leaves feeling foxy from head to tail! To ensure our quality of service please keep these policies in mind:

Please show up a few minutes (5-10 mins) before your appointment, especially if you are a first-time fox. This will allow us time to ensure you’ve filled out your client intake form and get you set up and comfortable for your first service.

We get it, we get it, parking is CRAZY, there are turtles driving on the road everywhere, and you couldn’t very well yell at your boss during the meeting that ran late: ‘I’VE GOTTA GO!!! I’VE GOT A WAX APPOINTMENT!’ Don’t sweat it sister, here at the box we totally understand life is crazy and sometimes life gets set back. If you know you are going to be late, please give us a call so we can be prepped and ready to throw you on the table. Keep in mind, if you are running behind 5 minutes or more for your appointment we may not be able to accommodate your service. While we are the fastest foxes in the West, we do require the full 20 minute appointment to make sure we give you the best wax. If our technician can’t squeeze you in, we’ll be happy to reschedule your appointment for a time that works for everyone.

Nobody likes to be stood up. Our team of Vagicians are just as excited as you to have a wax date! You double book yourself, the famous person you always dreamed of asking you for coffee finally did!!!! We get it, babe, schedules change and we’re happy to accommodate! If you must cancel or reschedule your wax appointment please give our Shop 4 hours notice by that good old fashioned means of communication…TELEPHONE. You can find all of our Shop’s phone numbers right here on this website or Google your nearby location and Google will help you get it right away. Failure to give 4 hours notice and NO-SHOWs will be charged 25% of their service onto their next appointment. With this time we can happily find a fox to fill this time slot so our Vagicians aren’t left hanging. We thank you for your understanding. <3

Our Vagicians are just as excited as you to spend some quality time de-fuzzing and getting to know you. With this in mind, please note that we do not allow guests in the treatment rooms with you during your appointment. with the exception of your new baby or small child under the age of 6. We’ve got you, mamma’s! Have a furbaby? Bring them to us!! Our front of house staff will keep an eye on them for you.