Wax On, Hair Off!

Waxing removes hair from the root, making it an effective and long-lasting form of hair removal. Two types of wax can be used: strip wax or hard wax. Strip wax is soft and is applied thinly to the skin, covered with a strip of cloth or paper and ripped off at speed to remove the hair. Hard wax is applied in a thicker coating and left to harden, which encapsulates hairs before removal.

If it’s your first wax, you might be wondering what to expect. Your therapist will start by cleaning and disinfecting the area to be waxed. Next, they will apply the warm wax mixture to small areas at a time, in the direction of hair growth. The wax will be removed quickly in the opposite direction to the hair growth (this is the bit that might sting so brace yourself!) The entire hair follicle should be seen on the strip if done correctly.

Most types of hair growth can be removed with wax. Whether you choose Brazilian, body waxing, a Hollywood wax, eyebrow waxing or lip waxing, you can expect results to last from two to eight weeks.

The Benefits of Waxing: Is it Better Than Shaving?

Because waxing removes hair from the root, rather than just the surface hair, it lasts much longer than shaving, and regrowth feels softer because the hair doesn’t have a blunt edge. Hair can also grow back thinner, finer and lighter as a result of regular waxing.

Can Waxing Damage the Skin?

It is possible to cause damage through waxing. However, trained professionals know how to avoid this. You’re much more likely to experience problems if you try waxing at home, so it’s always advisable to book your waxing appointments with a qualified therapist.

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Know Before You Go

For those with sensitive skin, waxing can be painful. Opt for hard wax rather than strip wax as it is gentler to skin. If you’re worried about the pain factor, you may wish to take two painkillers prior to your appointment. For best results, exfoliate your skin the day before and avoid using lotions on the day of your wax. Regular exfoliation helps avoid ingrown hairs.

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Your guide to typical Waxing prices, to help you decide which denomination of gift voucher to buy.

(average prices)

  • Full Leg Wax £25
  • Brazilian Wax £75
  • Underarm Wax £15

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