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•  Waxing

Waxing is a popular depilatory method where hair is removed from the roots for longer lasting results. Wax is applied to the skin and sticks to the hairs. When wax is removed, the hairs are stuck to the wax, leaving your skin smooth.  Hair regrowth becomes softer and results last longer than other forms of hair removal. Waxing can keep your skin hair free for up to 3-5 weeks. However, results can vary with each person due to different hair types and how frequently you wax.

 
 

Hot wax is a peel off wax that is applied thickly on the skin with a spatula and removed with the fingertips not with strip. And its temperature is hotter than the warm wax. Warm wax is cooler than the hot wax and it is applied thinly to the skin with a spatula and then removed with a strip. With this method we can do larger areas, so the treatment will take shorter time. Because of the heat of the hot wax we can’t go over the area twice, because the area gets very sensitive after applying the wax. But with the cool wax if not all the hair has been removed, we can go over it again, it is totally safe. The results are the same with both waxes, both removes the hair from the follicle. So, from my experience working with both and from the clients feedback I only use cool wax, because it is safer even for sensitive skin.

Hair growth needs to be at least 2mm from the skins surface, so the wax can stick to the hair. Longer hair should be trimmed to 5mm before waxing. Area to be treated must be clean, dry and free from any oils and creams. If your wax isn’t picking up all the hairs it may be because there are too many dead skin cells that the wax is sticking to rather than the hair. Exfoliating the skin daily will remove theses dead skin cells and let the wax stick to the hair properly.

You can but not immediately after a shower or hot bath. The warm water will open your pores, but it will also soften your skin making it more likely to bruise or become irritated when waxed. Wait an hour or two before commencing your waxing treatment.

The amount of discomfort experienced when waxing depends on the individual. Waxing offers an affordable way to keep skin smooth for longer periods than shaving, so you don’t have to wax as often. A tingling sensation can be felt immediately after waxing, this is the tiny nerve endings in your hair follicles reacting to the removal of the hair, and this will pass in seconds. After regular waxing the discomfort lessens because the hair follicle becomes weaker. However, if you are new to waxing you may experience more discomfort but as they say, no pain, no gain! Try to exfoliate the day before your waxing to remove the dead skin for better results and it can ease the pain a little bit. For females, try to avoid waxing a week before your period because you will be more sensitive and might feel the pain more than usual.

After a client's first waxing, the results can last 3 to 6 weeks depending on the individual's hair re-growth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week.

Hair Removal. When you wax, you can expect the results to last for several weeks, but waxing is not considered to be permanent hair removal. Waxing is more effective than shaving because it removes your hair from. The root so it takes longer to grow back and become noticeable.

Your hair should be at least a ¼ inch long (about the length of a grain of rice), to allow the wax to grip around the hair.

Shaving is a non-permanent hair removal method because it only cuts the hair off at the skin surface. Waxing is considered to be a semi-permanent hair removal method because it removes the hair from the root. This allows you to be hair free for longer than shaving, but it can again vary with how quickly your hair grows

Remember, waxing will exfoliate your skin. The wax sticks to your skin and removes the topmost layer so you may experience some lightening if you have a dark tan from the sun or tanning products.

It's perfectly fine to take a cool or warm shower after your wax, however, I recommend waiting at least 5-8 hours for the skin to recover. Avoid hot showers or steam rooms after your wax. Hair follicles remain open for hours after waxing, so it's best to avoid contact with any excess moisture for at least 24 hours.

It is recommended to wait 24 hours before applying anything after waxing. But if you tend to be sensitive after bikini waxing, please get yourself a cool shower or cool/cold compress and apply either Aloe Vera gel. Also avoid any antiperspirant if you have waxed your under arms and any creams for the body for the next 24 hours. Avoid tight clothing for a day to prevent irritation. No swimming (pool or beach), bath within 24 hours after waxing.

Usually for a normal skin the redness can last from a few minutes up to 30 mins. Very sensitive skin remains sensitive for a few hours. You can apply aloe Vera gel after the wax to speed up the healing process and bring down redness.

If there's anything you'd still like to know, please contact us to book a FREE, no obligation consultation. Nothing is better than having the information tailored specifically to your needs by an expert.

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 Waxing 
Full Leg £25
Half Legs Lower inc. Knee £15
Half Legs Upper inc. Knee £18
Bikini Line £8
High Bikini Line    £15
Brazilian/Hollywood    £25
Full Arm £18
Half Arm £12
Underarm   £8
Stomach £12
Back £18
Chest £30
Full Body £95
Full Leg & Bikini Line £30
Full Leg & Brazilian   £45
Full Arm & Underarm £23
Eyebrows £4
Upper Lip/ Chin £3
Side Face £8
Forehead/ Cheeks £5
Full Face £22
   
Threading  
Eyebrows  £6
Upper lip/ Chin  £4
Side of Face   £8
Cheeks  £5
Forehead  £5
Full Face inc. Eyebrows    £22

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