I've never been waxed before! What should I expect?
All clients will be asked to fill in a consultation form prior to waxing in order to ascertain whether you suffer from any allergies, have a hyper sensitive skin or have any other medical conditions which may affect your treatment, this will be followed by a quick chat in the privacy of the treatment room to discuss previous hair removal methods, length of time since last hair removal etc, this ensures that the correct wax is used and relevant aftercare advice is given.
Your chosen treatment will then be explained to you, along with what clothing you will need to remove. You will then be left for a couple of minutes to undress, freshen up (cleansing wipes are always on hand in my treatment room) and get comfortable before your treatment begins and hey presto....smoooth as a babies bum!
How long does the hair need to be?
Whether you have been shaving, using hair removal cream, tweezing (ouch!) or getting waxed elsewhere you need to leave between 3 to 4 weeks before visiting me for waxing. I know it might drive you nuts (pardon the pun) but seriously....short term pain = long term gain.
How long do the results last for?
Unfortunately the hair does grow back, sorry! Your next appointment should be between 4 to 5 weeks after your inital appointment. Leaving too long in between appointments will mean the hairs are longer, making the treatment more painful than it has to be.
Is it going to hurt?
Not nearly as much as you think!!! Some areas are more sensitive than others but pain is minimal thanks to the fantastic Perron Rigot waxes and techniques used, any pain you do experience will be over in seconds, so you really have nothing to worry about.
I have sensitive skin is this a problem?
No its not a problem at all, this is why you fill in your consultation form...so the products most suited to your skin type can be used. All non intimate waxes are done using a hypo allergenic wax which is fragrance and rosin free so suitable for most skins including people who have had previous reactions to wax. Although the wax used for intimate waxing is not hypo allergenic it is also fragrance free and heats at a lower temperature than other waxes so is much gentler on the skin. I know it can be scary if you've had a bad experience so if you are still concerned please let me know I am happy to carry out a patch test on the area you would like waxing for your peace of mind.
Can I wax if I'm pregnant?
Waxing while you are pregnant may mean you are a little more sensitive but you can still be waxed. Brazilians and Hollywoods are becoming increasingly popular with ladies just before their due date!
What sort of wax do you use?
All non intimate waxes are done using Perron Rigot's hypo allergenic strip wax which is fragrance and rosin free so suitable for most skins including people who have had previous reactions to wax. For all intimate waxing and underarms I use Perron Rigot New Generation Non Strip Wax, this wax is not hypo allergenic however it is fragrance free and heats at a lower temperature than other waxes so is much gentler on the skin.
Do I need to be naked?
If you are having any intimate waxing treatment (apart from bikini, speedo or g-string) you are going to have to part with your pants!! This is my job I have seen it all before so please try not to feel embarrassed (easier said than done I know).
What if I get aroused?
Sometimes it happens....usually it passes pretty quickly. As long as you are not behaving inappropriately I will carry out the treatment as normal. Im there to wax it not play with it. I expect professional behaviour from my clients during their treatment, therefore any inappropriate comments or actions will result in the treatment ending immmediately and you being asked to leave. This also means you will not be rebooked for any future treatments.
Can I bring someone in the room with me?
Waxing is not a spectator sport, so I'm sorry but no. Only the person being waxed is allowed in the treatment room during your waxing. I promise you are safe with me and your friends, family or whoever you have brought along to support you in your waxing can have the comfy seat and a cuppa in the reception area.
Is there a minimum age?
For standard waxing not so much, however if you are under 16 I will need you to bring your parent/guardian along with you so I know it's ok with them. For intimate waxing (with the exception of standard bikini) I will not wax anyone under the age of 18.
How do I prevent ingrown hairs?
Exfoliate regularly and apply plenty of moisturiser to the waxed area to ensure you stay bump free, its really that simple. Products containing antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients are particularly good for after waxing. A full range of post wax products are available to buy from the salon, please ask for more details I will gladly advise you on the best product/s for your skin type. For detailed information on preventing ingrown hairs please refer to the Waxing Aftercare Section.
Will my skin be sore following waxing?
You may well go away sporting the plucked chicken look, this and some slight soreness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions. These symptoms should subside over the next 24-48 hours (if you follow the aftercare advice). If you do experience persistent redness or irritation or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Light at the end of the tunnel!
Sorry you don't get a sticker at the end of your treatment like you did as a child at the dentist, you do however get a stamp on your loyalty card. In order to get a stamp you must spend over £10 and will only ever get one stamp per visit irrelevant of how many treatments you have. When you have collected 10 stamps your 11th treatment is on me (to the value of £20 or £20 towards a more expensive treatment). We also have a jar of sweets at reception so feel free to reward yourself!!
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask.