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Waxing: Your Questions Answered

It’s time we talk about the one beauty treatment so many of us have in common — that’s right, we’re going to give you the skinny on waxing. And no, we’re not going to beat around the bush (pun intended).

What waxing do you offer? Why should I wax instead of shave? 

Waxing reduces the likelihood of ingrown hairs, bumps and ongoing irritation. Over time, it also encourages finer hair growth that grows back slower.

We offer a full range of waxing using renowned waxing systems. We use tea-tree infused Australian Bodycare for the body, and Perron Rigot hot wax for sensitive or intimate areas.

Bikini/Brazilian/Hollywood – what’s the difference?

Bikini wax: This follows the contour of your underwear and removes all hair typically visible when wearing a bikini. Good for first-timers.

Brazilian: This style removes more hair for a smoother overall finish. A strip is typically left in the front. Ideal for swimwear/holidays.

Hollywood: Similar to a Brazilian wax, our Hollywood style removes all of the hair from the bikini area.

What do I do before a wax? What do I wear?

Your hair needs to be at least 2-3mm in length in order to get waxing carried out. If your current method of hair removal is shaving, try to leave the re-growth for 2-3 weeks before coming in to get maximum results.

Make sure to thoroughly wash the area being waxed to remove any oils or lotions that may interfere with your treatment – i.e. for an underarm wax, please wash off any antiperspirant. We also recommend that you exfoliate your skin between waxing treatments.

Disposable underwear is provided, though many prefer to wear their own underwear. We recommend wearing high-waist briefs as they are the easiest.

What do I need to tell my therapist beforehand?

To ensure we perform the best possible waxing, we rely on our clients giving us prior warning of any existing conditions – in other words, if you: bruise easily, have sunburn, recent scarring, varicose veins, have diabetes or a thyroid condition.

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Can I have a wax done whilst I have my period or if I am pregnant?

Of course. As long as you wear a freshly changed tampon before going into your treatment you are absolutely fine to have the treatment carried out. You may feel slightly more sensitive if you have your wax done at this time of the month.

Our therapists are all highly trained in carrying out waxing on pregnant ladies and we ensure that you are comfortable at all times. We find this is very popular to have done before your due-date. Please wait 6 months after having a C-section.

Note: Women should avoid waxing during the three days prior to and during their periods – the skin is most sensitive during this time.

Does waxing hurt?

The shortest answer is: “it depends.” Aside from pain-thresholds varying between people, there are several other factors that may contribute to any pain. Removing hair is never a walk in the park, though it is basically the same as ripping a plaster off.

If you have been shaving for years, your hair will be thicker than a regular waxer. This makes it more painful, though the more frequently the area is waxed, the thinner the hair begins to grow. If you are especially sensitive to pain or you are first-time waxing client, you may want to take an anti-inflammatory (such as Ibuprofen) 1 hour before your appointment.

What can I expect after waxing? Is there anything to keep in mind?

You can expect smooth, silky skin! Everyone’s skin does react differently to waxing treatments, meaning there is always a chance of slight reddening. Naturally, slight itchiness may arise when the hair grows out. The cure? Stay moisturised and lightly exfoliate the area a few days after waxing.

We recommend no hot baths or showers, gym session especially swimming, perfumed products including self-tan, wearing tights or leggings or tanning/sunbeds for at least 24 hours after your waxing session.

How often should I wax?

This depends on the area being waxed and how fast your hair grows (which depends on the season, medication, hormonal changes, and medical conditions).

On average, every four weeks is recommended for body waxing.  For the most effective facial waxing service, the ¼ inch rule does not apply.  On average, every three weeks is recommended for facial waxing.

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