We use a variety of wax for our hair removal services, depending on the clients needs and the area being waxed.
Modesty and comfort are of the utmost importance as well as keeping duration and pain to a minimum.
For waxing we use only premium hot wax enriched with titanium dioxide. It also has a low melting point which makes it perfect for application to intimate areas such as brazilian.
Disposable strip wax cartridges are fast, hygienic and perfect for the most sensitive skins.
We also use another wax for the delicate eyebrow, lip and chin areas for a strong grip and precision results.
All of our services include a personalised consultation to discover your needs, preferences and style in order to give you the best service and results.
What to expect before, during and after your wax:
- Spotting of the skin indicates that the hairs have been removed from the follicle this is quite normal after waxing. These red spots may stay on the skin for a short period of time but will soon fade away.
- For sensitive skin apply an ice-cold compress two or three times after your waxing appointment...this takes away the sting and reduces redness.
- Do not apply deodorant until the day after waxing underarms.
- The first treatment can often be painful, particularly if you have been shaving. This is because shaving has enlarged the bulb at the base of the hair shaft. Remember that the hair grows, rest, and then grows again, so it takes about 12 weeks for shaven hair to be replaced with natural hair therefore it takes two or three waxes before you "settle in" to natural hair growth. After this time you will experience only minimal discomfort from waxing.
- For facial waxing, if the skin is still red after leaving the clinic, wrap an ice-cube in a wet handkerchief and apply it to the waxed areas. You should do this 5 or 6 times at one hour intervals. This reduces the redness of the skin. After your first lip wax you may develop some whiteheads in the waxed area, keep the area clean, this seldom reoccurs with subsequent waxing.
- Some people are subject to getting in-grown hairs after waxing. As the hair is out of the follicle for many weeks after waxing, dead skin cells can form over the mouth of the follicle, causing the hair to grow under the skin when it appears. To prevent in-grown hairs use an exfoliating glove and after wax treatment to help to reduce in-grown hairs.
- Some people experience itchiness after waxing. If this occurs a day or so after waxing you should follow-up with a cold compress at home. Itchiness 2 or 3 weeks after waxing is caused by the new hair breaking through the mouth of the follicle. Only people with coarse hair who have been shaving over a long period of time are subject to this problem and it usually occurs only after the first few waxing treatments. Regular exfoliating of the skin to prevent the dead skin cells clogging the mouth of the follicle is the answer. Use of an anti-histamine cream may be used to relieve itching.
- Coarse or curly hair can create skin problems after waxing because the bacteria on the skin may enter these wider hair follicle entrances and cause a rash of whiteheads. For the first 3 or 4 days after waxing please shower immediately after vigorous exercise and use an exfoliating glove to help clear the follicles of perspiration and dead skin cells. Application of an antiseptic healing cream on the waxed area (after 24hrs) is also recommended.
- Make sure you come in for regular waxing appointments as this minimises any pain, makes the hair finer and more sparse.
- Use aftercare lotions everyday between wax appointments to keep the skin moisturised.
- Don't suffer in silence - if it is too painful tell us, we want to know if you are not comfortable. We are always happy to stop & try to make you comfortable.
- Lastly, don't be embarrassed, we have seen it all before and we will do our best to put you completely at ease.