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Never Been Waxed Before?

Waxing is a popular method of hair removal that provides longer lasting results compared to shaving. If you have never been waxed before it can seem daunting, but with the right information and preparation, it can be a straightforward and effective way to achieve smooth, hair free skin.


Let me go into a little more detail about what waxing is, the different types of wax and what to do to prepare for your first wax.


It is important to understand the different types of wax. There are two main types: strip wax also known as warm wax or soft wax and non strip wax also known as hot wax or hard wax.


Strip wax, is applied thinly over the skin and removed with cloth or paper strips. It is ideal for larger areas like legs and arms.


Non strip wax, on the other hand, is applied thicker and hardens upon cooling, allowing it to be removed without strips. This type is gentler on the skin and works well for sensitive areas like the bikini line and face.


I will choose the right wax for your needs to help minimise discomfort and achieve optimal results.


To ensure you have a successful waxing experience before your waxing appointment with me, you should:


  • Stop using retinol at least 8 days before your treatment

  • Grow your hair out to at least a 1/4 inch (the length of a grain of rice), this can take anything from 3 - 6 weeks of hair growth

  • Exfoliate your skin a few days before your waxing appointment (body)

  • Wear loose fitting clothing to your appointment for body waxing

  • Skin must be free of any products e.g. moisturisers, creams, makeup, fake tans

  • Avoid sauna's, steam rooms and sunbeds for 24 hours before your appointment

  • Avoid caffeine for 24 hours before your appointment

  • If possible shower before your appointment


It is also important to follow the aftercare advise I will give you after your waxing appointment to get the best out of your wax, these are:


  • No hot baths or showers for 12 hours

  • No perfumed products soaps etc for 12 hours

  • No deodorant for underarm wax for 12 hours

  • No makeup for face wax for 12 hours

  • No fake tan for 24 hours

  • No sunbed or sun bathing for 24 hours

  • No sauna, steam or hot tubs for 24 hours

  • No exercise or swimming for 24 hours

  • No tight clothing

  • Exfoliate and moisturise to prevent ingrown hairs after 1-2 days - you can purchase these products from me

Ready to book in for your first wax with me? Head over to my online booking system available 24/7 to book your appointment and lets start your waxing journey today.


Sadiah

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Beauty Salon Cabin

Your waxing treatments will take place in my private garden cabin salon in Pinner as pictured here.



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