You may have heard the phrase “no question is a silly question”; this definitely applies to waxing and tanning. If you have any questions you wish to ask no matter how big or small, please don’t hesitate to contact us. At Dare Waxing and Tanning, we understand waxing and tanning for the first time can be embarrassing and you may feel a little intimidated at first, but please don’t! Dare’s therapists do these services daily and are here to help you feel more comfortable with your experience.

Cairns Waxing faq

Do you use hard wax or strip wax?

We use a range of Lycon waxes that include hot and strip wax to ensure the waxing process is less painful while leaving as little redness as possible.

How long will waxing last?

Waxing should last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks, depending on your personal hair growth.

Should I trim before waxing?

We advise not to trim because if the hairs are too short, they will not adhere to the wax for removal.

Cairns Spray tanning faq

How should I prepare for my spray tan?

1. Exfoliate body and face, concentrating on elbows, knees, ankles
2. Wear loose baggy clothing preferably with no straps
3. Leave all jewellery at home
4. Do not wear moisturizer
5. Do not wear deodorant
6. Remove make up when possible

How long do I keep my spray tan on for?

Lyco Rapid Bronze tanning solution can be customised depending on the colour the client is trying to achieve. It can be left on the skin from 1hr to 4hrs after spraying to create the perfect colour, 1 being the lightest 4 being the darkest. 

What's the best way to maintain my colour?

1. Exfoliate before you start
A day before your tan, buff away dead skin cells. The tanning lotion will absorb better and more evenly on smoother skin and prolong the life of your spray tan.
2. Wax instead of shaving
The first rule for tanning is hair removal! Shaving irritates the skin and dulls the glow of a golden tan. If you wax 24 hours before your tan you won’t have to get that razor out for at least a couple of weeks, helping to lengthen the lifespan of your spray tan.
3. Take shorter showers
Long showers and hot baths will dry out your skin and risk your tan flaking. Opt for quick showers and bypass long swims in chlorinated pools or salty seawater to retain your colour for as long as possible.
4. Use gentle shower gel and soaps
Harsh soaps and cosmetics can strip your skin of its tan. Gentle, moisturising shower soaps will protect your spray tan and cleanse your skin.
5. Moisturise everyday!
If there’s one rule you should stick to, it’s to moisturise with an oil-free product every day to lock-in your tan. Never miss this step and you’ll be guaranteed a spray tan that lasts for at least a week.

Cairns Eyebrows & Eyelashes faq

How long does eyelash tinting last?

Eyelash tinting lasts around 6 weeks and gradually fades towards the end of those weeks, ensuring your eyelashes are looking great 24/7.

Can I wear mascara when my lashes have been tinted?

Absolutely! Mascara can be worn over your tinting and will not harm the colour.

How long does eyebrow tinting last?

Eyebrow tinting usually lasts around 4 weeks. The colour will gradually fade, and the rate at which it does can depend on your hair type, the type of beauty products you use, and how well you care for your brows.

How often should I tint my eyebrows?

Eyebrow tinting usually lasts around 4 weeks, the colour will gradually fade the rate at which it does can depend on your hair type, the type of beauty products
you use, and how well you care for your brows.

Eyebrow tint aftercare?

1. avoid touching/rubbing your eyebrows straight after the tint application.
2. try not to go swimming, especially in pools for at least 24 hours.
3. try not to use oil based makeup remover as it can cause the tint to fade faster.
4. avoid a lot of sun exposure as it can cause the tint to fade faster as well.

What is Lash Lifting?

Using flexible silicon rods, your natural lashes are carefully lifted along the lash line, your lashes are then held in place on the rods using a water soluble adhesive that is gentle on the skin. The Elleebana lash lifting solution is then applied followed by the Elleebana setting solution, giving defined and beautifully curled lashes.


How long does a lash lift last?

The results last around 6-8 weeks, depending on your lash growth cycle & there are some situations that may cause the lift to drop/weaken prematurely such as swimming, use of harsh products or heat.