Everything You Need To Know About Waxing
Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to six weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face and bikini area. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.
If waxing is done regularly for several years, permanent hair reduction may be achieved. There are two types of wax. Hot wax; used on the face, underarm and bikini. Hot wax is especially suited for sensitive skin. It gives a better finish and a more pain free wax, especially on the bikini area. Strip wax; is used on the legs, back and arms. We offer all types of body waxing from brows to brazilians! Hollywoods are super popular and would be our most requested bikini wax.
Using our honed technique and client care we minimise any discomfort. If you have ever thought of getting a wax, just pick up the phone and take the plunge.
At The Wax & Tan Suites we use Waxperts Wax which are an Irish company that believe in gentle, thorough and pain free waxing. The Waxperts waxing technique is unlike any other waxing technique to ensure optimum comfort for the client without compromising on results. The Waxperts brand has a range of waxes and products for different skin and hair types so your Waxpert can choose the most appropriate products for each individual. Strip wax is used on the legs, back and arms and hot wax is used on the more delicate areas such as the underarms, face and bikini.
We also stock a range of Waxperts at home products to keep your skin in tip top shape between waxes to help you to achieve amazing results at each wax.
We have a strict no double dipping policy, what does this mean? Double dipping is when the therapist takes a blob of wax from the pot with a spatula and applies it to the skin, then dips that same spatula back into the waxpot for another scoop of wax. That means that any dead skin, sweat, oil and even bacteria from the client is going straight back into the waxpot, this wax is then being used on the next client and so on. Double dipping causes cross contamination and can transfer infections from one person to the next, a warm wax pot is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria!
At The Wax & Tan Suites once the spatula is used to apply wax to the client it is thrown straight into the bin and a new clean spatula is used for the next patch of wax. Because Waxperts wax melts at a lower temperature than other hot waxes the skin is less red and irritated after removing. A prewax oil is applied to the skin before waxing to prevent the wax sticking to the skin. It will only stick to the hair which greatly reduces pulling on the skin and discomfort.
Does it hurt?
You may feel a slight discomfort. This only lasts a few seconds. Once you have been waxed the hair weakens, so each time it becomes more comfortable. For best results return every 4-5 weeks for your waxing.
I’m nervous! Help!
Please don’t be nervous, you are in good hands. We want to give you the best wax you have ever had.
What do I do before my wax?
A few days before exfoliate the area. On the day of your wax do not moisturise, apply deodorants or have any hot showers or heat based treatments.
What is hot wax?
It’s a hard or peelable wax that is peeled off. It shrink wraps around the hair and lifts it up from the follicle and simply peels off. It is suitable for facial, underarm and bikini waxing and is great for sensitive skin.
What is strip wax?
This is a wax that uses a muslin / paper strip to remove the wax and unwanted hair. It is ideal for larger tougher areas of skin such as the legs, arms and back.
What type of bikini wax should I book?!
We have a full explanation of each wax style here.
I have my period. Do I need to cancel my Brazilian?
No, you can still be waxed, just wear a tampon. Do not tuck the string in, your Waxpert will work around it. Remember, we do not double dip, so you can be assured of hygiene.
I’m pregnant. Can I still get my Hollywood?
Absolutely, you are completely fine to have your waxing done. At The Wax & Tan Suites we prefer to wait until you have passed the 12 week mark.
Avoid showering, saunas/steam rooms or exercise for 24 hours after waxing.
Wear loose clothing and avoid tight or lacy underwear.
Avoid touching the area excessively.
After 24 hours start using your Waxperts Wonderpads daily to prevent ingrown hairs.
Apply Waxperts Beautiful Body Oil to the area daily to keep the skin smooth and prevent ingrown hairs.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled appointment to allow yourself time to fill in a new or updated consultation form or use the bathroom. Late arrivals will be subject to reduced treatment times.
Due to the high-risk treatments we carry out and our insurance regulations, children are not permitted in the treatment room with a parent/care giver at any stage of a treatment.
Please bear in mind that we use pre and post oils during all waxing treatments, which can transfer onto underwear and clothing. We would recommend that you wear nothing too fancy to your appointment incase oils/wax transfer. It is best to wear casual loose clothing for your waxing appointment, to allow your skin to be unrestricted post wax.
We understand that things crop up unexpectedly and you may need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. We do ask that you give us as much notice as possible, repeat no shows or last minute cancellations (less than 24 hours) will be noted and you will not be able to book further treatments without paying in full when booking.
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