Q: What is the difference between hot wax and strip wax?
A: Hot wax is spread thickly onto the skin and allowed to dry slightly before it is gently peeled away. This method is far less painful than most and pulls hair directly from the roots. The benefits include fewer in-grown hairs, less breakage and therefore longer re-growth periods. This wax also promotes skin hydration and is highly recommended for sensitive areas. Strip wax is recommended for thicker/less sensitive skin, for example - legs, arms, back, chest, and shoulders. A thin layer of wax is applied to the skin and is then removed using a paper strip
Q: Why is hot wax recognised as a less-painful experience?
A: When we use our hot wax on sensitive areas, we first apply an essential oil to the skin which acts as a barrier between the wax and the skin. Therefore, the wax is able to shrink wrap around the hair and will not stick to the skin. (Less tugging results in less pain!) Katy trained in the Lycon Strip Academy in London and uses their techniques.
Q: How long should my hair be for waxing?
A: Our hot wax can grab hair as short as 1mm in length. Our strip wax can remove hair as short as 2mm. Everyone has a different growth cycle but we are generally able to wax areas that have been shaved one week earlier. However with larger parts of the body like arms/legs, we suggest leaving it three weeks before waxing. Clients that have not waxed/shaved for a long period of time need not worry as our therapists will trim the hair to a suitable length for waxing
Q: What bikini waxes do you offer?
A: Basic bikini means the hair removed from the top and sides of bikini area.
G-string same as basic bikini however the top can be taken slightly higher with some hair removed underneath following the line of a g-string.
Brazilian removes all of the hair from underneath and leaves only a strip, thumb print or small triangle of hair in front (hair is also removed from the area between the buttocks).
Hollywood means everything off.
Q: What is the etiquette for the various types of waxing on offer?
A: Basic bikini: you will be given paper knickers. G-string: you will be given paper g-string knickers to wear. Brazilian/Hollywood: we recommend that you remove your knickers however if you are not comfortable with this we will provide you with a paper g-string and the treatment may take slightly longer.
Q: Can I still have a bikini wax when I am on my period?
A: Absolutely, as long as you are wearing a tampon!
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Every person has different pain thresholds and so experience waxing differently, however with regular waxing most find it becomes easier as the hairs become thinner, lighter and sparser after a few treatments. Our specialised hot wax and expertly trained/experienced therapists make waxing as pain-free as possible.