What is hard wax?

Well known as a sub-classification of hot waxing, hard wax is very common in most conventional salons. Similarly to soft waxing, it is applied to the skin once warmed, however, is allowed to harden and removed from the skin without the aid of muslin cloth or paper strips. Often touted as better suitable for sensitive […]

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How should I do leg waxing?

When preparing for a leg wax, there are a number of steps that you should take in order to achieve the perfect results. Allow the hair to grow In order to achieve the perfect leg wax, it is important that the hair is long enough to be securely gripped by the wax, to allow for […]

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I’m a man, can I wax my face?

In theory and practice, men are fully able to wax their faces, should they so choose. Indeed, many men use waxing as part of their eyebrow grooming routine. However, while it is a possible option for hair removal, there are many considerations that may affect whether it is suitable for the removal of more prominent […]

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Do salons recycle the wax?

First and foremost, it is important to note that no salon should EVER be recycling waxing agents. Any wax that is applied to your body will be contaminated with bacteria from the surface of your skin and hair, and to reuse this wax on another client, no matter how hot the product has been re-heated, […]

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Can I use a numbing cream before I wax?

It is normal to be apprehensive about the discomfort that comes with waxing. By all accounts, it is not an entirely comfortable experience, and while the discomfort does diminish over time, many first-time waxing clients find themselves nervous about what to expect. Numbing Creams While numbing creams may seem like the most logical solution to […]

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Is waxing sanitary?

Waxing as a method of hair removal is in itself perfectly sanitary. However, this can be dramatically affected by the conditions in which it is performed. When getting the treatment done at a salon, there are a few things to look out for that clearly indicate whether the conditions are optimal for hygiene. Good things […]

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What is double-dipping? Is it safe for a clinic to double dip?

As we discussed in our article <link: Is waxing sanitary>, double dipping is an extremely unhygienic and improper way to perform a waxing treatment. In order to explain best why the practice is so inappropriate, it is important to explain what double dipping is, and the negative consequences that can arise from it. What is […]

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Will the hair stop growing after waxing?

Waxing is an effective method of hair removal, with long-lasting results. Due to hair being removed in its entirety (including the root), regrowth is slow, and when it does emerge, is often finer and softer in appearance. This is because the entire hair has had to regenerate, and has been interrupted in its growth cycle. […]

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Why should I wax instead of shave?

Waxing and shaving are arguably two of the most popular methods of hair removal, however, they each come with their own set of perks and disadvantages <link: are there any side effects to waxing?>. Waxing involves the removal of hair by application and swift tugging removal of either hot or cold wax; extracting hairs and […]

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Could I be waxed during my menstrual cycle?

Contrary to many people‚Äôs belief, it is entirely possible to be waxed during your menstrual cycle, although there are some points to consider which may affect your interest in doing so. It is often understood that waxing is more painful during this time. Due to hormonal fluctuations, many women have more sensitive skin during their […]

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