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Waxing, facials, manicures, pedicures, nails (acrylic & gel), Minx, Smile White teeth whitening, eyelash & eyebrow treatments, botox, fillers, peels,  hopi ear candling, male grooming and more…. FAQ Specific for Mens Waxing:

Q.  Can you run through what will happen?

A.  First, you fill out a record card so that we know there are no contra-indications to you getting waxed.  You are then shown to the room, the process is explained to you in more detail, you are then left to get undressed.  You will be given a cover and asked to sit or lie on the bed and cover yourself up.  The skin will be cleaned before wax is applied.  A fabric strip will be placed on the wax to enable removal to be easier.  After the hair is removed any waxy residue will be removed with a cleaning solution specific for this purpose.  The waxed area will then be treated with a soothing tea tree oil lotion.  You will then be supplied with an aftercare advice leaflet.


Q.  Do I need to prepare my skin for waxing?

A.  Make sure you do not use any creams or lotions on the areas that need to be waxed as this may interfere with the wax. Do not use a deodorant if you are having an underarm wax. Waxing should not be done on areas of skin affected by warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated, chapped or suffering from sunburn.

Q.  What length should my hairs be for waxing?
A.  Generally the hairs will be trimmed to a maximum of 10mm. A minimum of around 5mm is required.

 

Q.  What will I be wearing when I get waxed? 

A.  You will drape a towel over yourself.  We do our best to keep you covered up and not feel exposed.

 

Q.  Is it possible for men to wax facial hair?
A.
  The hair on most men's faces is far too coarse - this is rarely possible.

Q.  Do you offer "Brazilian" waxing for men

A. Not at present.

Q.  Is waxing painful? 

A.  When professionally done the pain is minimal, but you must be realistic, we are taking hair out by the root.  The second time you wax it will not hurt as much as your first appointment. Let me explain, the first time you wax, the hairs are all adult hairs that are very strong especially if you have been shaving on a regular basis.  The second time you wax the hairs that are growing are baby hairs and they just don't have the same hold as adult hairs, so they come out a lot easier.  Also a lot of clients have commented that the experience isn't as bad as they first expected, rather like removing a plaster. If you are a wax virgin then you may find it slightly more uncomfortable at first. The more waxing you have the less uncomfortable it becomes. It really depends on your threshold - taking pain killers around one hour prior to any waxing treatment may help.

 

Q.  Is it normal to get a bruise when you wax? 

A. No, this is not normal part of being waxed, but it can happen!  If you are getting bruised when the area is waxed it could be because the area is not being stretched enough.  When waxing this is a hands on experience for the therapist as well as the client.   When waxed correctly, this should not happen.  No, this is not normal part of being waxed, but it can happen!  Another reason for bruising could be due to a contra-indication i.e. medical ailment or medication.

 

Q.   The last time I was waxed I got lumps and bumps  - is this normal?

A.  This is not uncommon for chest waxing or if the hair is particularly thick and/or course.  Try taking an anti-histamine half an hour or so before your appointment time.

Q.  Will I bleed? 

A.  Sometimes the hair follicle will put out a little blood.  It will all be gone by the time we are finished.  It is recommended that clients use an antiseptic cream around this area for a few days after treatment.

 

Q.  Is the waxer male or female?

A.  Female.

Q.  How can I not be embarrassed letting someone I don't know wax me? 

A.  Let me assure you that we are very professional and take pride in making you feel comfortable and relaxed during your waxing procedure.

 

Q.  How long will a waxing last? 

A. Once you start having waxing done on a regular basis, it should slow down and thin out the hair growth.  Also it shouldn’t itch like it does if you have been shaved.  On the first time re-growth can probably be seen within about a week, this is due to the fact that if you've been shaving the hair will be cut off at skin level, this hair will be under the skin, ready for re-growth.  After about 4-6 weeks if you wanted to carry on waxing, this would be the recommended period of re-growth.  After that, you shouldn't need waxing for at least 4-6 weeks and the re-growth should start to slow down, i.e. you shouldn't see any hair for at least 2-3 weeks.  This also depends on the speed of hair growth on yourself. 

Q.  Is there anything I can do at home afterwards or creams I should buy?

A.  After your treatment you will be given an aftercare leaflet.  Also, we sell Australian Bodycare Tea Tree cream which is an excellent moisturiser for the waxed area.  Use it after showering and it will reduce the chance of ingrown hairs and soothes the skin.  Use shower gel instead of soap as it is less likely to clog your pores.  Any area that has been waxed should be exfoliated once or twice a week as you feel the hair starting to grow back.  This will help the hair break through the surface of the skin.  Always moisturise after showering/bathing.


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