For whether you want a tidy up of sparse hair, or complete removal of a more luxuriant covering.
We will carefully cleanse the skin and apply a thin layer of oil before applying the wax. The oil forms a lipid barrier between the wax and the skin, ensuring the wax only adheres to the hair and lessening any draw on the skin. Wax is removed swiftly and carefully, followed by a soothing gel.
We recommend bringing a fresh cotton t-shirt to wear after your wax.
Add 50% for treatment to be carried out with non-strip wax.
Previously only used by male athletes, body builders, actors and models, male waxing is officially mainstream. The recent increase in gentlemen’s grooming means that treatments offering temporary or permanent hair removal are no longer considered effeminate or vain. Intimate waxing has developed its own vocabulary with ‘manscaping’ and ‘boyzilians’ as well as some slightly less subtle descriptions!
The benefits of waxing include reduced body odour as well as improved appearance and enhanced muscle definition. A smooth finish can improve sporting performance and self-confidence alike, as muscles appear bigger. A great extra boost for all you gym goers out there. There’s no real difference between male waxing and female waxing, just a lot more hair to be removed. Waxing can be a little painful the first time, especially around more sensitive areas but a trained hair removal therapist will use a range of products and techniques to minimise any discomfort and with regular appointments, it will become a virtually pain free process. This is because the hair in regularly treated areas will thin over time becoming softer and lighter in colour. As they say, your first wax is always the hardest!
The benefits of waxing include reduced body odour as well as improved appearance and enhanced muscle definition.
Why wax when you can shave? It might be quick and convenient, but shaving only removes hair at the surface, quickly leading to stubble, waxing meanwhile takes hair out from the root leaving a lasting, smooth finish. Regrowth won’t tend to occur until three to eight weeks later.
The wax used can be liquid or solid and applied hot or cold onto the skin in thin layers using some form of spatula or a dispenser with a roller. Perron Rigot wax is often used by more high end salons as it’s known for fast and thorough removal. Lycon is a popular choice and is more than sufficient. Sugaring may be offered as an alternative to wax for those particularly worried about the pain factor.
One thing to think about is whether you’d be more comfortable with a male or female therapist, and to select a salon accordingly. Male waxing tends to require all bottom layers of clothing to be removed and a degree of movement to reach specific areas. If you know what we mean. There’s no point being shy about these things and your therapist will have seen it all before.
If you are waxing for a special event or before a holiday, give your skin a couple of days after your wax to settle down before taking a flight, long drive or similar.
We welcome non-binary and transitioning clients, and are happy to discuss any details or preferences you might have to enable your comfort. All discussions are confidential.
Not suitable on sunburned skin.
Not suitable for anyone using or having used Roaccutane on the last 6 months.
After your wax it is extremely important that you follow the aftercare instructions given by your therapist. Ignoring them can result in a chest or back (or both!) with red, inflamed skin, or lots of spots. And you really don’t want that.
For at least 24 hours following your wax:
Strenuous exercise (do not go and play footy with your mates).
Swimming, sauna or steam rooms.
Hot showers or baths (lukewarm is fine.)
Sitting in the sun (ok, it’s the North of England, but it does happen.)
TOUCHING the waxed area (honestly, if you start doing this during your wax you will get a slap on the hand, you’re introducing bacteria to freshly waxed skin and guaranteeing an outbreak of spots.)
Only apply the recommended aftercare lotions, or pure aloe vera (Holland & Barrett do a good value one)
A few days after your wax you can start exfoliating using a scrub product, exfoliating mitt or wash cloth (exfoliating wash cloths available to purchase). Exfoliate twice a week.
If you are prone to ingrown hairs we retail a roll-on product to prevent their occurrence and treat existing ingrown hairs.