Wax Hair Removal
DURATION10 - 40 min
About the ProcedureDuring a waxing appointment, the skin will be cleansed and prepped for the wax to be applied. Once the waxing service is completed, a calming serum, lotion, or ointment is typically applied to soothe any irritation or redness.
There are many different forms of wax for hair removal. The two main types of wax are either soft or hard.
Soft wax is applied to the skin in the direction of the hair growth, a cloth strip is applied on top of the wax, left to harden, and then removed. The process is repeated until all of the hair in the area is removed. Soft wax adheres to skin more than hard wax, making it better suited to remove fine hairs. However, since the wax adheres to the skin, the wax cannot be applied to the same spot twice because it removes layers of dead skin, leaving the skin susceptible to irritation.
Hard wax is applied to the skin, quickly dries, and is almost immediately removed from the area. The process is repeated until all of the hair in the area is removed. Hard wax adheres to hairs and not to the skin, meaning wax can be applied multiple times to the same area if hairs are missed.
The goal of waxing is to remove unwanted facial and body hair.
Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic hair (called bikini waxing), legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles, and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.