Before your treatment.
Ideally you could exfoliate and moisturise the area a couple of days prior to your appointment. On the day of your appointment please shower before arrival. If coming straight from work, we can provide fresh wipes for your convenience.
How long does the hair need to be?
The hair should be NO SHORTER than a grain of rice (5mm). If you're having Intimate Waxing, the longer the hair, the more uncomfortable it will be, so you can trim the hair before your appointment or we will do it for you.
How long will the results last?
Everyone's different. In most cases, you will see minimal regrowth during the first 3 weeks, with a noticeable increase after that. Continued waxing encourages slower, sparser regrowth.
How often should i be waxed?
If you're serious about maintaining that clean & smooth feeling, I recommend that you come in every 4 weeks for the first 4 appointments. By the 4th wax, you find that the whole thing is a breeze. The discomfort will be greatly decreased and the re-growth will be greatly slowed. You may then find that the you will be able to leave longer gaps between your appointments.
Why get waxed?
Men and women from all professions and of all ages get waxed... more than you would ever dream of. The reasons range from it being cleaner, or with hay fever suffers claiming nasal hair removal is better than piriton, to it improving their love life as it heightens sensitivity, and think about it, who really likes to wear a fur coat in summer!
Does it hurt?
Everyone's tolerance for pain is different. I believe that waxing is most uncomfortable when it is a new sensation and you do not know what to expect. Any discomfort will subside quickly and will lessen with each visit, as the hair thins and less hair is removed from the area. It can be uncomfortable but the discomfort is short lived i.e. similar to removing a plaster, a sting then the discomfort is gone. I can assure you that you will not leave the salon in any pain.
We do not do intimate waxing for anyone under the age of 18 and for general waxing of clients under 16 we need parental consent/present at appointment
Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 hours. This means:
No hot baths or showers (warm water only).
No saunas, hot tubs or steam treatments.
No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans).
No sport, gym work or other exercise.
Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.
Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area,.
Use an exfoliating glove after two days, then two or three times a week after and keep your skin moisturised.
Some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over 24-48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the salon.
If you're having Intimate Waxing, there will be a need to remove your underwear and there will be some nudity. This will be conducted with strict professionalism.
When not to Wax...
Waxing is appropriate for almost everyone, but do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection. Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Isotretinoin are advised not to have waxing performed; these medications tend to weaken the skin and tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed. Waxing should not be done on areas of skin affected by warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated, chapped or suffering from sunburn.
It is the responsibility of the client to discuss any concerns, conditions or medications that may be contra-indicated for waxing when you have your initial consultation.