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Bee waxed salon

Frequently Asked Questions

Why get waxed?

Waxing removes hair from the root so it takes longer for hair to grow again. It can take anywhere from 3-8 weeks, depending on the individual speed of hair growth. This means your hair-free, smooth skin lasts much longer and you can go for that holiday on the beach without having to worry about body hair showing up in the meantime. Waxing not only leaves the skin soft and smooth but exfoliates as well.

Will it hurt?

Waxing isn’t painful but it can be uncomfortable for a spilt second. Done professionally the pain should be minimal. WE ARE trained in various techniques to ensure the treatment is as pain free as possible. The first wax is always the most uncomfortable but the more you get waxed the thinner the hair becomes and the less painful the treatment. You are more sensitive 4 days either side of your period.

What kind of wax do you use?

We only use the best quality wax by Perron Rigot. We use hot wax (non-strip) for all intimate and sensitive areas and strip wax for larger areas. The strip wax is hypoallergenic, fragrance free and rosin free making it perfect for clients with sensitive skin. The non-strip wax shrink wraps around the hair and does not stick to the skin therefore preventing the painful sting associated with other types of wax. This makes it much gentler for the client and prevents breakage of the hair.

How long will the results last?

It all depends on your hair growth. Everyone is different! In most cases you will see minimal regrowth during the first 3 weeks and then a noticeable increase after that. With continued waxing it will grow back a lot slower, sparser and finer.

How do I prepare for my first bikini wax?

Please shower before you come for an intimate wax, you will not be able to shower for 24-48 afterwards. Most importantly don’t shave before waxing, in order for your first wax to be a success your hair needs to be about half a centimetre long – about the length of a grain of rice, any hairs shorter than this will not be removed. Once shaved leave at least three weeks growth before booking an appointment. If your hair is longer than the half a centimetre please trim the area to the length required. To prepare your skin you should exfoliate 3 times a week (an exfoliating glove works fine) in light circular motions and keep the area moisturised daily.

If you are having intimate waxing, you will need to get naked from the waist down to get the best result. You may feel a little embarrassed but there really is no need. Here at Bee Waxed we offer a very professional service and we are only interested in getting rid of every hair in the most comfortable and pain free way possible. Besides, you have nothing that I haven’t seen hundreds of times before!

What should I do after waxing?

To reduce irritation:

• Wait at least 12 hours before taking a shower

• the waxed area should be kept clean and heat and friction avoided for 24 hours.

• Avoid tanning immediately after waxing and wear sun screen.

• Avoid heavy exercise for at least 10 hours.

• Avoid hot baths and showers, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools for at least 48 hours.

• Avoid exfoliating products and loofas for at least 24 hours.

• Avoid tight clothing.

• After two days you need to start exfoliating just with an exfoliating mitt in light circular motions. Moisturize the area every single day.

• Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.

• Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.

• Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or similar products to the area.

Most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation which are all perfectly common, particularly after your first treatment. If these symptons persist for more than 48 hours or you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Can I get waxed during my period?

Yes as long as you are aware you could be more sensitive. Please use a clean tampon.

How often should I get waxed?

To keep that smooth and clean feeling I recommend that you come in every 4 weeks at first. This allows time for all the hair to get to the same growth pattern. You can then leave longer gaps between appointments.

When not to wax!

Waxing is not recommended:

• If you suffer from diabetes or have varicose veins or poor circulation as you may be more susceptible to infection. Doctors note is required if you take Retin-A, Renova, Differin or isotretinoin as they can weaken the skin and lead to tearing.

• Wax should not be applied directly on skin affected by warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on irritated, chapped or sunburnt skin.

• It is your responsibility to mention at your initial consultation any concerns, conditions or medications which may mean waxing is not advisable for you.

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