February 18, 2018

Body Wax

There are lots of advantages to being waxed, so those who do decide to get waxed regularly obviously find the benefits outweigh the discomfort. In fact, the discomfort of being waxed is usually exaggerated, and as long as you visit a professional beauty therapist or waxing salon the ‘pain’ should only last a few seconds at most. Some of the advantages include: large areas of unwanted hair being removed quickly to reveal a smooth area of skin, regrowth of hairs being finer and softer and the freedom from unwanted hair for long periods of time (usually about 4-6 weeks). You need to ensure the minimum length of the hair to be waxed is about 0.75cm to 1cm so that the wax will easily remove it. As your hair grows a different times, even after the best wax you may be left with fine, short hairs which had not grown long enough to be grabbed hold of and pulled out by the wax.

What is the waxing process?

Whether offering waxing for women or men your appointment at our clinic will usually involve the following, firstly the beauty expert will cleanse the area you’re having waxed – usually with a specially formulated lotion. Talc is sometimes sprinkled over sensitive areas (such as the bikini area) to prevent the wax from sticking to the skin as well as the hairs. The beauty expert will then apply a generous amount of wax to a wooden spatula and smooth over the desired area. Fabric strips will carefully be placed over the wax and left on for a few seconds at most.

The beauty expert at our clinic will rip the strip off with a quick, smooth movement to pull the hairs completely out from their roots and you’ll experience a short pain for a couple of seconds, and then a stinging sensation for a few more. Usually the more experienced the beautician, the less the waxing will hurt, but it can also depend on the type of hairs you have and your pain threshold! After the desired area is hair free, a smoothing lotion (often mango or blueberry or tee tree) is applied to soothe the skin and ease the stinging.

Any area can be waxed, please refer to our price list.

OUR POLICY – NO DOUBLE DIPPING in the wax pot. It’s very important to keep the wax pot free of bacteria and don’t contaminate the wax pots. We only use disposable wooden spatulas to prevent from passing from one client to another.

Waxing tips

  • Don’t book a waxing appointment the week after your period as you’ll be extra sensitive
  • Have a bath before having a wax to open your hair follicles and make the process easier but don’t have a bath for at least 24 hours after a wax, a shower will be ok though
  • Try not to use products on your skin once you have had a wax as the skin will be extra sensitive
  • Wear loose clothing when going for your wax to make you more comfortable afterwards
  • You can take a couple of paracetamol before your appointment to help dull the pain
  • Exfoliate the desired area regularly – you’ll achieve better results when waxed
  • Check the salon is hygienic and fresh bed covering and Disposable wax supplies are used for each customer