Waxing

What is waxing?

Waxing is a safe and effective method of removing unwanted facial and body hair, using heated wax. The warm wax is applied to the desired area using a wooden applicator, and then the wax is quickly removed, taking the unwanted hair with it.

Does waxing increase hair growth?

No, this is a myth. In fact, with regular waxing, re- growth is usually less and hair tends to become finer.

 

How long does it take for the hair to grow back?

Hair typically grows back in two to eight weeks depending on the individual. Due to cycles of hair growth (we have three), you may experience re-growth sooner. This is not the waxed hair growing back – it is the emergence of hair which was not present or too short at the time of waxing. With regular waxing early on, you can decrease the frequency with which you’ll need it.

How much hair growth is required for effective waxing?

At least 1⁄4 inch of growth should be present. This is normally about 10-14 days growth (post-shaving).


What is the difference between basic bikini waxing and Hollywood waxing?

A basic bikini wax removes the hair that falls outside the bikini line – the idea is that if you’re wearing a bikini or bikini underwear, you’ll have a neat, clean appearance. Some women prefer the line of hair to be a bit higher than others, and you can discuss this with your esthetician. A Hollywood wax is different in that it removes all of the hair from the bikini area – not just the hair that grows outside of the bikini line, but all of the hair growing in that region – front, back, between and underneath (although many women receiving Hollywood waxes prefer not to be totally bare and request that the esthetician leave a strip of hair up front). Hollywood waxing has become very popular in recent years, and you should not feel embarrassed by the process. Our estheticians are professionals and have seen it all before! Regardless of whether you’re having basic or Brazilian waxing, you should try to avoid scheduling the service around your period, when your sensitivity will be much higher. Ideally, schedule the service one week following your period.


What type of wax do we use?

Firstly, there are two types of wax – warm and hot.

Warm wax is removed with strips and generally used on legs, arms and men’s chest and back.

Hot wax is a thicker wax that built up on the skin and removed when set, there are no strips involved. Hot wax is used for all bikini’s, underarm and facial waxing.Your esthetician will determine which type of wax is best for you based upon the area to be waxed, the texture and extent of hair growth, and your skin’s sensitivity.

How can I benefit from waxing?

Waxing reduces hair growth over time as a result of regular treatments every four weeks. While shaving crops the hair at the skin’s surface, waxing pulls it out by the root, so it grows back softer, finer, and thinner. Waxing is great for those who are tired of the hassle of shaving several times per week. The more you wax, the less hair grows back.

I’ve never been waxed before. What should I expect after my first waxing treatment?

Hairless skin! Also, everyone’s skin reacts differently to waxing treatments, but you can expect to have temporary redness and possible histamine bumps which your body’s natural reaction to the hair is been pulled from the root. Slight itchiness may be experienced as also when the starts to hair grow out. Proper post-wax care will alleviate these symptoms quickly.

If you’re a bride or attending a special occasion, We recommend receiving waxing services a month before your special day to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, reschedule another wax a few days before.

  • After care to follow after waxing:
  • Your skin will be much more sensitive to the sun following waxing, so avoid tanning and be sure to use sunscreen with at least SPF 20.
  • Avoid use of exfoliants (scrubs), AHAs, glycol- ics, and other ingredients designed to peel or exfoliate the skin for 72-hours following waxing.
  • To prevent or treat ingrown hairs, apply Moisturiser 24 hours post-waxing (not sooner). For body waxing, a gentle scrub can be used 72 hours post-waxing as well.
  • To soothe any irritation, apply hydrocortisone to the affected area.
  • Avoid heavy exercise/sweating for 8 hours following waxing, especially if you are particularly sensitive or irritated.

Treatment Prices
Upper Lip £3
Chin or Forehead £3
Sides or Neck £5
Cheeks £5
Feet and Toes £2
Hands and Fingers £2
Bikini £5
Brazilian £15
Hollywood £21
Hollywood (Hot wax) £30
Underarms £6
Abdomen £8
Half Arms £8
Full Arms £10
Half Leg £12
Full Leg £15
Back £12
Buttocks £6
Chest £8
Full Face( Inc eye brow ) £12
Full Face and Neck £15

 

Wax Packages

 

Body Wax

£45

Full Arms and Under Arms
Full Legs and Bikini
Full Back and Abdomen
Hands and Fingers
Feet Toes

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Body and Face Wax

£55

Full Arms and Under Arms
Full Legs and Bikini
Full Face and Neck
Full Back and Abdomen
Hands and Fingers
Feet Toes
Buttocks/Cleavage

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Full Body and Face Wax

£65

Full Arms and Under Arms
Full Legs and Bikini
Full Face and Neck
Full Back and Abdomen
Hands and Fingers
Feet Toes
Buttocks/Cleavage
Hollywood

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