Waxing – hair removal
Our bodies are covered with hair that grows in different cycles. Some may be dark and course, while others may be so fine that you cannot see them visibly. There are many ways of removing the hair from various parts of the body. Shaving the hair is a short-term solution, but only brings the hair back thicker and coarser. Waxing is a temporary method of hair removal which removes the hair at the root and can last up to three to eight weeks depending on your hair growth and cycles.
Your First Wax
Almost any area of the body can be waxed, but you must have at least 3-4 weeks worth of hair growth for your first wax. A warm wax will be spread on the area to be waxed and a cloth is pressed on top and then ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax, the hair and any dead skin cells leaving the area smooth. Your first wax may only last three weeks and you may notice your hair growing even sooner than that. This is because your hair grows in cycles, but with each wax you will notice your hair will grow in much finer and slower allowing more time in between waxes
Does it hurt?
The question everyone asks !! Some areas are more sensitive than others and there maybe some slight discomfort, but with an experienced therapist the discomfort will be minimal. Don’t be shy, if you find it too uncomfortable, or have any questions, please stop me and let me know. As I want you to be comfortable and happy with any service you receive.
WAXING AFTERCARE ADVICE
Please follow the guidelines below to ensure your skin is cared for properly over the next few days.
Please note: some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24-48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24-48 hours.
Ø No hot baths or showers (cool to lukewarm water only). While your pores are open, they are vulnerable to irritation by the extreme temperatures and infection by bacteria.
Ø No saunas, hot tubs or steam treatment and other heated sources for at least 48 hours
Ø No tanning (sunbathing, sun beds or fake tans). Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and wear sun screen
Ø No sport, gym, swimming or other exercise for at least 24 hours
Ø Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
Ø Wear clean, loose fitting clothes, tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
Ø Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.
Ø Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions. Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc other than those recommended by your therapist.
Ø To soothe and protect the skin, apply an antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for 3 days following your treatment. Always wash your hands before applying any product.
To prevent ingrown hairs: starting a few days after your appointment, gently scrub the skin 3 times a week in the bath or shower using a loofah or exfoliating mitt. Also moisturise the area every day, which will keep the skin supple and help new hairs to grow through normally. You may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so. It can take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results. Hair needs to be at least 1cm long before it can be successfully removed by waxing; please do not shave between your appointments. To maintain your smooth appearance, I recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks.
On your 1st waxing treatment you will be asked to fill out a consultation form to ensure that you are not contraindicated and unable to have the treatment. The form is as below and you can fill in online if you prefer and send it to me.
Half Leg £17:50
Three quarter leg £20
Full Leg £22:50
Bikini line £10 (either side of underwear)
Bikini Strip £20
Bikini all off £25
Back Wax £20
All waxing clients must fill out this consent form before treatment.