About The Babe Cave
Knoxville, TN's Best Waxing Services + Giving Women A New Self-Confidence They Didn’t Know Existed
Widely known for our 10-minute Brazilians and our perfected way of hair removal, we deliver exceptional waxing results while putting even the most nervous clients at ease. High-quality soft wax, expert technique, and customized skin treatments provide optimal effects with little to no pain or skin reactions.
Leave any lousy waxing encounters in the past; The Babe Cave welcomes women of all ages and backgrounds with loving arms to experience what life can be hair free!
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike shaving, waxing extracts the whole hair from the root. Doing this over time, you damage the hair bulb. In time the hair grows back less dense and with a more delicate texture. This is good if you want to make your body hair thinner and have less regrowth.
Yes and no, depending on your service and what you wear.
Example:Underarms- If you are wearing a tank, you can keep that on during the service. If you're coming in wearing a long sleeve, then we are taking that off.
Brazilian- Everything is removed from the waist down.
You need three weeks of hair growth from your last shave or trim. The hair grows in three separate hair cycles. (When cycle one is done rising, cycle two will start... & so on.) Therefore giving your hair three weeks to boost will get you a better result.
You should wait at least 4-6 weeks. With continuous waxing, your hair will grow thinner and slower.
Depending on the person, the 4-6 week period is subject to change. We will discuss that during your visit to The Babe Cave. We always recommend to book your appointments in advanced, as spots are always limited.
We use a high-end, professional soft wax. We use soft wax because this wax does not dry on the skin, which requires a cotton muslin strip to remove.
Everyone has different skin types; you may or may not react depending on your skin. Typically the time you’ll see a response is when you first start. (Your skin is like, “What the heck.”). In time you will see less and less until POOF, no more!
Waxing removes hair from the root, thus creating trauma to the skin. The body may react to this trauma with a histamine reaction. They resemble small white heads.
What to do: You can apply a warm compress to remove any irritation and cleanse the area. Apply an anti-histamine cream, like hydrocortisone, or take a Benadryl before the service.
Those tiny red bumps a few hours after waxing are folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicles. Most spots that occur after waxing usually only last for about three days.
What to do: You can apply a warm compress to remove any irritation and cleanse the area. Apply an antibiotic cream like Neosporin cream.
Both require only minor treatment to relieve the discomfort and prevent infection.
You need to exfoliate your skin on the surface and underneath to prevent ingrown hairs. Exfoliating will keep your skin clean of dead skin cells, oils, dirt, etc.
- Surface: DRY BRUSH- The mechanical action of dry brushing is terrific for kicking off dead skin from the surface of the skin. Dry brushing unclogs the pores in the exfoliation process. It also helps detoxify by increasing blood circulation, promoting lymph flow/drainage, and stimulating your nervous system.
- Under the skin: TEA TREE OIL- Tea tree oil is a natural astringent with many soothing properties. It's good to apply after your surface exfoliation to sink into the skin; this will keep your skin clean.
- PFB VANISH- PFB is a post-waxing serum that helps eliminate existing and prevents pre-existing ingrown hair. Roll this on after your surface exfoliant.
- PFB CHROMABRIGHT- PFB Chromabright will do the same as the PFB Vanish and lighten darker pigmentation or scarring from being ingrown over time.
PFB and the DRY BRUSH are sold at The Babe Cave
It’s best to take it easy the first 24 hrs after a wax. Your follicles are like little open pools; anything that can get in them can cause irritation or a reaction.
Main things to avoid:
Spray tanning, bed/sun tanning, workouts, intimacy, heavy/scented solid lotions.
- No shaving, tweezing, or trimming.
- If waxing below the waist, wear loose comfy clothing.
- No caffeine a few hours before. Caffeine makes us more sensitive.
- Optional: take a Benadryl or pain medication to help with sensitivity and inflammation.
Yes. We are good to go as long as you have a fresh tampon. Note: you may be more sensitive due to hormones. I cannot wax you If you are not wearing a tampon for sanitary reasons. There are options for rescheduling.
Yes. If anything, it’s a better option. Here at The Babe Cave, I use all safe products for you and your baby.
For the salon's liability, we can not allow children in the salon. If, in this case, you have an infant/child in a stroller or seat, we have a small space in the service room. Suppose the child may disrupt the working esthetician in the service room at any time. In that case, the esthetician can stop the service and have to reschedule the appointment for all services booked, completed, or not completed. *No refund shall be granted.
You can book an appointment 24/7 at thebabecaveknox.com and clicking Book Now. You can also call (865) 722-6363.
Yes. Gift cards are available in the amount of your choice. They can be purchased for yourself or for a friend or family member.
We respect everyone's individual choice of wearing a mask, as we ask for the same respect for the decision of the esthetician to wear one or not. We kindly ask that in the case of feeling under the weather, if you are coughing or sneezing, if you have a mild fever, headache, shortness of breath, or any other cold/flu-like symptoms, please reschedule your appointment to a later date.
The Babe Cave is located at 4928 Homberg Dr Building B, Studio 8, Knoxville, TN 37919. We are inside of the Salo Salons building. When you arrive, you will enter the Sola Salons doors, take a left, and we are the second door on the left.
We have distinct policies in place to assure our appointments are on time and overall smooth running of the salon. Please see our policies page for a list of up to date policies.
About The Babe Cave
The Babe Cave is a small salon that provides not just the best waxing services but gives women a new self-confidence that they didn’t know existed. Widely known for our 10-minute Brazilians and our perfected way of hair removal, we deliver exceptional waxing results while putting even the most nervous clients at ease.
High-quality soft wax, expert technique, and customized skin treatments provide optimal effects with little to no pain or skin reactions. Leave any lousy waxing encounters in the past; The Babe Cave welcomes women of all ages and backgrounds with loving arms to experience what life can be hair free!
Meet Haily - Owner & Aesthetician
Growing up, I always dreamed of being the next Vera Wang seeing my dresses worn by a beautiful bride walking down the aisle or designing clothing for surf brands such as Roxy or Billabong. I attended three weeks of a fashion class straight out of high school and realized that was not the industry for me. One thing I took from my short college experience was that I would be my own boss. A few years passed, and I never had any interest in school; I found myself in a six-month esthetician program at Citrus College in Glendora, California.
My first esthetics job was at a waxing salon. There I learned how much I enjoyed waxing and that I would open my own salon one day. I started The Babe Cave in 2017 inside a Sola Salon studio in Upland, California. Overwhelming clientele motivated me to open my first storefront in 2020. With the best family support and clients I hold so dearly to my heart, The Babe Cave survived the hardships of the pandemic.
Fast forward to today, The Babe Cave is busy as ever and filled with a fantastic staff of women who so gracefully share the same values and care for the salon as I do. Now The Babe Cave is on its new venture starting with humble beginnings here in the beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee.
I have been so blessed with this experience and am excited to meet The Babe Caves’ newest and greatest clientele.