What is waxing ?
Waxing is the most common form of hair removal techniques in day spas today. In this treatment warm or cool wax is applied to the hairs and is pulled off in strips.
How should I prepare for body and facial waxing ?
Let the hair you want to have waxed grow out about a half inch above the skin. If hairs are left too short, the wax won't be able to adhere to them strongly enough to pull them out. Waxing should not be performed if you have extremely sensitive or fragile skin, or if you are taking Retin-A, or Accutane because the skin will be more susceptible to tears. For female clients, it is best to avoid getting waxed 3 days before and or after your menstrual cycle as the skin may be more sensitive due to hormones.
What can I expect during waxing?
Usually, a preconditioning lotion is first applied to the area to be waxed. Then warm wax is applied onto the skin and strips of special waxing cloth are pressed into it and is quickly removed. You may feel some discomfort when the wax is pulled off. The more you experience waxing the less the discomfort becomes.