What’s involved?

A typical treatment

On this page we describe a typical treatment so you know what to expect.

All new clients will start by completing a consultation form. Here you are asked a few health related questions to ensure it is safe to proceed with the treatment. The consultation is your opportunity to ask questions so don’t be afraid to use this time to find out more about your waxing treatment and therapist
The therapist will then check the area being treated to see which direction the hair is growing and check for any moles or obviously sensitive areas.
Next a pre-waxing lotion is applied to the skin to cleanse and protect the skin. Any excess lotion is removed.

Using crème Wax

A thin layer of wax is applied to the skin. There are different methods for doing this including the traditional spatula, roll on and plastic applicator. Next a fabric or paper strip is pressed onto the waxed area, rubbed in and quickly pulled away against the direction of hair growth, removing the hair from its follicle. This is repeated over the whole area and the treatment finishes with an aftercare lotion to soothe the skin.

Using hard Brazilian Wax

Brazilian wax is usually applied using a spatula. Unlike the crème wax a thicker coat is applied which solidifies in a few minutes. The solid wax is pulled off without the need for a fabric strip. The hard wax is ideal for sensitive areas as it does not stick to the skin.
It is very important that the skin in the area being waxed is kept taught to avoid any bruising. To help this you may be asked to change positions during the treatment or to use your hands to pull down on the skin.

Using the latest high tech hard waxes

There are now several brands of high tech wax that make waxing less painful and easier. These waxes are applied like Brazilian wax (see above) but they tend to be more pliable and less likely to break when being pulled off than conventional waxes. They also shrink wrap around the hair making them more effective for the removal of male hair which can be very course and deeply rooted. Ask your therapist for more details.

Aftercare Advice

After your treatment the skin may feel and look a little sore. If you are going on holiday it is best to be waxed at least a week before you go. Sweating may cause the hair follicles to become infected (Folliculitus), so you are advise to avoid the following:

  • exposing the skin to sunlight or sun beds for 48 hours
  • having a sauna or any heat treatment for 24 hours
  • taking a bath or shower for 24 hours
  • doing any exercise for 24 hours
  • applying any moisturisers or body lotions, other than those recommended by your therapist for 24 hours