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Waxing

Treatment

Waxing is fabulous at quickly, affordably, and safely removing hair from most areas of the body. We offer waxing treatments for the upper lip, eyebrows, chin, underarms, and arms, as well as legs and bikini areas.

 

Waxing lasts longer than shaving, which is the usual alternative. Whilst you’ll be reaching for the razor again within a day or two, with waxing you can be hair-free for as long as six weeks.

 

Waxing is one of our most popular beauty treatments, and with good reason. If you love the smoothness that waxing brings, or are getting bikini ready for the height of summer, read on.

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Types of waxing

There are two methods of waxing:  hot waxing and warm waxing.

 

Warm waxing is applied directly to the skin using a spatula. Strips of fabric are smoothed over the wax and then removed quickly, by removing the wax and hair from the skin.

 

Hot waxing uses hot wax applied directly to the skin. The wax is left to cool and harden on the skin. The corner of the wax is then lifted up and the wax is pulled directly off the skin.

 

Usually, hot waxing helps to open the pores more before the strips are removed, making it better suited to more sensitive areas.

The benefits of waxing

Less regrowth – waxing removes the hairs from the root. With shaving, the hairs are cut off close to skin level. Even with a very close shave, this still leaves a considerable amount of the hair just below the surface ready to appear in a day or two.

 

Finer regrowth – the hair is removed at the follicle. This means that when the hair regenerates and grows back, it does so with a finely tapered end. This end is finer and not stubbly, meaning that even whilst waiting for your next wax, your skin won’t feel as hair as it would do post-shaving.

 

Shaving rash – Shaving rash is inflammation of the skin caused by irritation, and if you’re prone to shaving rash then one of the main hot wax benefits is that you should be able to avoid it ever again. With shaving, you’ll be exposing the area to friction every few days, which only makes inflammation worse. Waxing can avoid this for over a month at a time giving your skin a chance to calm down.

 

Fewer ingrown hairs – Shaving can be a disaster for many people in terms of ingrown hairs. It can be painful and look unsightly, even become infected and lead to scarring. A professional waxing specialist will knowledgeably ensure they remove the wax strips in the way best proven to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs, which involves a fast removal whilst the skin is held tight.

 

Says goodbye to itching – many people find that immediately post-shave they experience itching, and then as soon as regrowth starts, the itching ramps up again. With waxing, you’ll experience the brisk sting and a subsequent prickle, but then you should be itch-free for longer.