Waxing Questions

As individual as you are

What sort of wax do you use?

I use two different types of wax, strip wax and peelable (also known as hard, or hot) wax. Strip wax is used for large areas such as backs and legs. Peelable wax doesn’t stick to the skin, but grabs tightly to the hairs so it’s perfect for intimate areas, facial waxing, underarm etc. It’s strong on hairs, but gentle on even sensitive skin types. The brand I use is called Outback Organics, which I have found to be my favourite wax, plus it has lovely pre and post wax products.

How long does the hair have to be?

At least two week’s worth of hair growth is fine for most people. There has to be enough length for the wax to grab. It can be done before this but you won’t get as good a finish.

What do I need to do before my wax?

Arrive clean and with well moisturised skin. Make sure that you haven’t shaved or done any hair removal for at least 2 weeks and then leave it to me!

Does it hurt?

This varies vastly from person to person. Having a hair pulled out from the root is going to be uncomfortable, but it usual lessons over waxes and clients come back time and again. Fortunately I use the best professional waxes you can get so this makes your wax the most comfortable it can be.

How long will my wax last?

Most clients get waxed 3-6 weekly with the majority coming at about 4 weeks. When first getting a wax you’ll find that some hairs “appear” to come back quicker (within a week). This is because hairs grow in different cycles; just starting to regrow (and are under the skin), growing strongly and lastly nearly ready to fall out. Obviously I can’t wax those first hairs that are under the skin, but after around 4 regular waxes your hairs are all growing at the same time and so can be removed all together. You then get smoother skin for longer.

Will my hair get sparser?

This again varies, but the majority of long term waxers find that their hair becomes finer and sparser over time with regular waxing. Unfortunately this isn’t guaranteed and everyone’s hair is different.

Can I keep my underwear on for intimate waxing?

It’s nearly impossible to give a thorough wax with knickers on. There’s no hiding, so best to leave any embarrassment behind and let me do the best job I can. By the time you’ve had your first wax you’ll find we are chatting away and people actually look forward to their appointment!

I’m pregnant can I get a wax?

It’s fine to be waxed while pregnant, I just have to adapt how I position you. Just to be aware that pregnancy hormones can make your normal hair growth change and sometimes make it slightly more uncomfortable, but otherwise fine.

Can I be waxed when I have my period?

Of course, you just need to come with a clean tampon in please. Again hormones can make it slightly more uncomfortable at this time.

I’m male, can I be waxed?

Yes I’m more than happy to provide waxing for men as well as women. More and more men are finding that waxing works well for them. Clients have told me that they find my home based salon less daunting and friendlier than female dominated high street salons.

What if I get aroused during my male intimate wax?

Don’t worry about it. It just happens sometimes and is a physical response that we just ignore and get on with the job of waxing.

Does it matter if I’m late?

Please arrive on time so that I can give you your full allocated appointment time. Everyone has the occasional problem, but it wouldn’t be far on my next client if I run over into their appointment slot. If you are late you may have to have your appointment cut a bit shorter to make sure it doesn’t impact on anyone else.


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