What is the difference between hot wax and strip wax?
Hot wax is spread thickly onto the skin and allowed to dry slightly before it is gently peeled away. This method is far less painful than most and pulls hair directly from the root. Benefits include fewer ingrown hairs, less breakage and therefore longer re-growth periods. This wax also promotes skin hydration and is highly recommended for sensitive areas.
Strip wax is recommended for thicker, less sensitive skin, e.g. legs, arms, back, chest and shoulders. A thin layer of wax is applied to the skin and is then removed using a paper strip. Be Exquisite offers organic and house strip wax.
Why is Lycon hot waxing recognised as a less painful experience? When hot wax is used on sensitive areas, an essential oil is first applied to the skin, which acts as a barrier between the wax and the skin. The wax is therefore able to shrink wrap around the hair and will not stick to the skin – less tugging results in less pain.
How long should my hair be for waxing? Lycon hot wax can be used on hair as short as 1mm. The strip wax can remove hair as short as 2mm. Everyone has a different growth cycle, however areas that have been shaved one week earlier can generally be waxed. For larger areas of the body, e.g. arms, legs, it is preferable to leave three weeks before waxing. Longer hair growth will be trimmed in the salon before waxing.
Which bikini waxes are offered?
'Basic bikini' is where the hair is removed from the top and sides of bikini area.
'G-string' is the same as 'basic bikini', however the top can be taken slightly higher with some hair removal underneath, following the line of the g-string.
'Brazilian' removes all of the hair from underneath and leaves only a strip, thumb print or small triangle of hair in front (hair is also removed from the buttocks).
'Hollywood' means everything off!
I’m pregnant and want a bikini wax. What do you recommend? Waxing during pregnancy is very popular, especially now that our wax treatments are less painful. All parts of the body will be waxed comfortably and safely. The Brazilian or Hollywood wax is very popular one week before delivery.
Does it hurt? Everyone has a different pain threshold and so each experience is different. However, with regular waxing, most people find it becomes easier as the hairs become thinner, slighter and sparser after a few treatments. At Be Exquisite, care is taken to ensure your waxing experience is as pain free as possible. If you have a particularly low pain threshold, then a couple of over-the-counter painkillers taken half an hour before the treatment tend to reduce any pain.
How long will the waxed area be hair free? You may notice a small amount of re-growth after a week or so. It can take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives the best results. To maintain your smooth appearance, regular waxing every 4 weeks is recommended.
Is it done with discretion? A towel is provided to cover parts of the intimate area while waxing. The treatment does involve you holding the skin in various places to help minimise discomfort, however you will be professionally directed on which areas.
What aftercare do I need to follow?
Keep the waxed area clean and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 hours. This means:
No hot baths or showers (warm water only)
No saunas, hot tubs or steam treatments
No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans)
No sport, gym work or other exercise
Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands
Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools
Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your therapist, for 24 hours.