Unwanted hair on the body and face is often a problem for both women and men. Fortunately, waxing services prove to be a very effective method for hair removal and have become increasingly more popular over the years. Women comprise the majority of hair removal clients, most often wanting hair removed from the eyebrows, upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck, underarms, navel, bikini line, buttocks, and legs. Using waxing as a form of hair removal is also on the rise with men. Many men choose to have hair removed from their back, shoulders, and chest.
Benefits of Waxing Services:
The great thing about waxing services is that waxing pulls the hair directly from the root. Hair does not grow at the same speed, so some hair reaches the surface of the skin faster than others. Waxing makes the area appear sparser and has an advantage over shaving. When we shave, the hair is removed only from the surface and within a few days of hair growth, all the hair can be seen on the surface of the skin and stubble can be felt. When hair is removed using waxing services, it grows back without the look and feel of stubble.
The Waxing Procedure:
In preparation for waxing services, the skin will be cleansed of oils and makeup or dusted with talcum powder. Talcum powder absorbs any moisture or oil residue, helping the hair adhere to the wax. The client might be offered to change into a salon gown depending on what areas of the body are being waxed.
Disposable applicators are often used for spreading the wax and are the best option in terms of sanitation. The wax will always be applied in the direction of the hair growth and removed in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Once the wax is applied to the skin, the muslin or fiber strip is placed over the wax and smoothed with the hand in the direction of the hair growth. This allows the hair that is bonded to the wax to adhere to the fabric strip. The area of the skin is held taut and the strip is pulled from the skin. When the strip is pulled away, the wax will be lifted from the skin and the hair will be removed. There is little discomfort to the client, as there is only a momentary sting on the surface of the skin when the wax is pulled off. When the desired area has been cleansed of unwanted hair, a soothing antiseptic lotion will be applied to the area. Any stray hair left after waxing services will be removed using a tweezer.
Prior to waxing:
- Stop shaving or tweezing at least 14 days prior to waxing services
- Release but do not remove ingrown hairs 4 to 5 days before your appointment
- Exfoliate the area 24 to 48 hours before getting waxing services
After waxing, DO NOT:
- Take hot baths for the remainder of the day.
- Apply make-up, perfumed products, or tanning lotions for at least 24 hours
- Exfoliate the newly waxed area 24 to 48 hours after any waxing services
- Expose the area to sun or tanning beds for at least 24 to 48 hours after your waxing services
Contact Beautiful Skin today to learn more about our waxing services in Clearwater!