***BEFORE SPA BOOKING!
In Studio SPA Appointments are booked through the below booking system. If you did not receive a confirmation email with the below ARRIVAL AND PARKING information, than the appointment isn’t in my system!
I appreciate you & look forward to pampering you! 🙂
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Please read the following important information before your appointment. By confirming your appointment, you have read and understand the below information.
ARRIVAL AND PARKING
720 N MILWAUKEE STREET, Suite 303,
Milwaukee, WI 53202
*** ARRIVAL AND PARKING***
***Complimentary valet (Ends March 1, Starts December 1), which is in the loading zone right in front of my building door, will be for 1 car per client during the snowy winter months. There will be the VALET sign outside and the booth will be there, too. Don’t forget to tip the valet! If you dont see those things, valet may not be in yet, so street parking or public parking lots/structures work. If you dont see the valet person, but see the Valet sign, wait for the valet to come to you in your car. ***
***If you find street parking, its $3 for 2 hours MAX. Quarters are best and the parking spots do apply to the MKEPARK app! Or if you have access to public parking lots and structures just round the corner.
LOTS of options! SIMPLY allow a few extra minutes for traffic and parking. Downtown is much busier than my old location. ***
***Go up the stairs and my studio is directly on the right on the 3rd floor and the bathroom is to the left. ***
***If you are more than 10 minutes early, I may not be available, so my door will be closed if thats the case.
If my door is closed, feel free to keep going straight until you see the yellow wall that says THE HIVE. If anyone is in there and asks if you need anything, just say you’re with me! You can hang out there and help yourself to coffee or water. Ill come get you at your appointment time if you are early and are waiting in that area!
If my door is open, that means I am ready for you and to come on in, take your shoes off and get settled in! ***
*** LATE ARRIVAL ***
***If you know you will be more than 5 minutes late, please text 414-477-7431 BEFORE your scheduled appointment time. If you arrive 15 minutes after your scheduled appt time without a notice ahead of scheduled appt time, there will be a late charge of $25. If Melody cannot accommodate the late arrival due to another appt after you, the appointment time will be cut short to accommodate the late arrival and not to not affect the other clients after you. ***
***PRICING/ PAYMENT ***
***Gratuity is not added to any services.
Cash, check, and Venmo are preferred. Cards are accepted through Square. ***
***CANCELLATION + NO SHOW ***
***If you cancel under 36 hours of your appointment, you will be charged 50% of your service as a cancellation fee. If you cancel the day of your appointment, you will be charged 100%. ***
***Because Melody Sopa Artistry is in a private studio, not a busy salon environment, only the individual receiving the scheduled service is able to be in the treatment room. If you need to bring a guest, please inform Melody beforehand. They are welcome to relax in the waiting area or elsewhere. ***
***SICKNESS OR FAMILY EMERGENCY ***
***For your safety, staff and other clients, if you or another person in your household has an infectious or contagious illness, please contact us as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment. More than 48 hours is preferred. If it is assumed you are currently sick, your appt may be cut short or cancelled and rescheduled for when you are healthy again. ***You will be responsible for payment your appt if sent home sick. ***
* How should I prepare before coming in?
Most importantly, you need a minimum of 4 weeks of outgrowth for a successful wax. No tanning 24 hours beforehand, which includes self tanner. Give yourself an exfoliation in the area about 24 hours before the service. For more sensitive areas, avoid alcohol and caffeine at least 12 hours before.
* What should I expect after?
Everyone’s reactions are different. That said, most have little to no irritation or discomfort immediately after the wax. Some will stay a bit pink for a day or two, depending on your skin sensitivity. You’ll want to avoid the following for the first 12-24 hours…
NO tanning, creams or lotions, excessive sweating, and NO hot tubs or pools.
* What advice do you have?
Avoid the week before and after your menstrual cycle; this is the time when you are most sensitive. Take ibuprofen about an hour before your wax, as this will minimize pain. Keep in mind that waxing gets easier with time. Every time you wax, your hair will grow back finer and more sparse. Please let me know if you are prone to ingrown hairs, so I can assist you further!
* How often do I need to wax?
Waxing is according to each client’s hair growth stages, so each person is different! The more consistent you are with getting waxed, the less often you will need to come in, as you will have less and less hair.