It is without a doubt the most asked question we receive and the answer goes without saying.
Yes, it does hurt!!
But ask any woman and she will tell you that beauty is never without some pain but she will also tell you that it is always worth it!
Of course we mean the dreaded waxing and whichever area you choose to smooth there will always be some discomfort involved, there are plenty of ways to minimise it though and the benefits do outweigh the negatives.
The best way to minimise the pain is to be regular and consistent with your appointments and never go longer than 6 weeks between them.
It pays to do some research and have a good think about where and when you will need to be waxed.
Always leave a couple of days between waxing and any sunny holiday or sweaty outdoor pursuits and do not try to get your whole body waxed in one go!
We usually advise first time waxers to go for the back area first as this is usually the least hairy and the most painless. Ask for a back, neck and shoulder area and with luck your therapist will blend the upper arms into any hairy lower arms and not leave you with a reverse hairy Tshirt.
Following this the chest area is most common, the hair needs to be trimmed down and it usually has a very strong hairgrowth, you make up your mind what this means.
If you choose a reputable salon they will advise you on other areas suitable for waxing, of course the most asked about is the back, sack and crack which we prefer to refer to as a boys Brazilian.This treatment is not for the fainthearted but if done with care and precision the results can be rewarding in lots of ways!
Most salons offer both hot and warm waxing and the latter will be the most common.Both types should start with a pre wax cleanse to remove dirt, sweat and oil.Warm waxing will then be applied directly to the skin in strips either using a roller system (most preferable) or a spatula.The wax will then be removed using bonded paper strips and an after wax lotion applied to the whole area to cool the skin.
Hot wax is usually reserved for intimate areas and is applied by spatula, built up into a thicker strip andIt is less painfull and slightly kinder to very sensitive skin!
You should then be given after waxing skin care advice and asked to refrain from any heat treatments or sun exposure for at least 24 hours.
And one final piece of advice, a painkiller half an hour before may help!!!!!
We hope to see you soon and don’t forget, you can book online if you’d prefer to avoid any questions!