What is Waxing hair removal?
They say beauty is pain (they may be right…!) But when it comes to effective hair removal, waxing is quick, easy and has long-lasting benefits.
Waxing is the temporary removal of unwanted body and facial hair. When hair is removed using hot wax, it is removed from the root – as opposed to shaving when hair is removed from the tip.
Waxing also removes a greater volume of hair at one time, as opposed to individual strands like when using tweezers. Warm or hot wax is spread over the unwanted hair in the direction of the hair growth. Then using a wax strip the hair is quickly pulled away taking the unwanted hair with it!
How often should I get waxed?
Hair growth is different for each person, however once you’ve had a wax treatment, it should last anywhere between 2-8 weeks.
What parts of my body can I get waxed?
Most parts of the body can be waxed although we would advise against your eyelashes and eyelids, as these would be too sensitive! Specifically, the following can be waxed:
- Upper lip and chin
- Bikini Line
What are the benefits of waxing?
- Waxing has some fantastic benefits including:
- It’s a long lasting hair removal treatment
- The hair is removed from the root guaranteeing a smooth and clean finish every time
- A warm or hot wax treatment is quick and easy
- It’s an ideal treatment for the busy professional
- Regrowth of hair is softer and finer
Are there times when I can’t get waxed?
At the time of your appointment at our beauty salon in Gloucester it will be determined if you are suitable for waxing. Please note that you may be deemed unsuitable for a wax treatment if you are suffering from any of the following medical conditions or illnesses:
- Cuts, bruises or abrasions – it is best to leave the skin to heal as waxing could make these ailments worse;
- Scar tissue following a recent operation – it is advised to wait 6 months to allow a natural healing process;
- Eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis – Waxing may irritate these conditions and could potentially cause further sensitive skin
- Any fungal, bacterial or viral infection that may be contagious – it is advisable to wait until the infection has cleared
- Sunburn – It is strongly advised that you wait at least 48 hours until the skin has healed
- Medication, diabetes or varicose veins – these conditions may require a practitioners guidance before the wax treatment can be carried out.