Is it safe to wax when pregnant?

Definitely! I have waxed many pregnant customers throughout their pregnancies.

During pregnancy hair may grow thicker than usual and waxing is always a much better option than shaving or depilatory creams. Several months into your pregnancy you won’t be able to see your lady bits anyway so expert help will be totally necessary!

Having a hair free nether region makes stitching easier and many clients come in for a Hollywood or Brazilian wax the day before a caesarean section or induction to eliminate the possibility of being shaved. As hormones are raging you may find pregnancy waxing a little more unconfortable than usual so I always allow a bit more time for your appointment to ensure maximum comfort.

Why winter is the best time to start waxing

So you’ve been waxing regularly throughout the summer so you’re always beach ready, whether it be legs, bikini or underarms. Come autumn the woolies come out and everything gets covered up so why bother waxing again until next year? You may be surprised to hear though that winter is the best time to wax your legs and any other areas you tend to neglect during those wet, cold months.

If you start a regular waxing routine now you’ll reap the benefits come next summer. It’s all down to the hair growth cycle.

The ultimate time to get waxed is during the first phase of the hair growth cycle (the Anagen phase). During this phase the hair is actively growing. The structures that surround the hair follicle that are responsible for hair growth are weakened when the hair is repeatedly removed from the full depth of the follicle on a regular basis.

During the final phase of hair growth (the Telogen phase), is the worst time to get a wax and the results won’t be as long lasting. The reason for this is that new anagen hair may be growing underneath the telogen hair and start showing within a few days of your appointment.

You need a regular waxing routine to get ultimate results and try and catch the hair in the anagen phase. If you get into the habit of waxing every 3 – 4 weeks during winter, all of your hair will eventually come through at once and once at that stage you can reduce your appointments to every 4 – 6 weeks because the results will be longer lasting.

Why spray tan in winter?

No matter what your natural skin tone is, we always feel better with a tan. With autumn and then the dreaded winter fast approaching, women all over are swapping their shorts and summer wear for cosy jumpers and slippers and have left their razors to rust until the legs come out again next year.
Here are two reasons why you should get a spray tan in winter:
Apparently dermatologists see more patients for acne and anti-ageing treatments between October and December than any other time of the year. During summer we take for granted the sun’s rays drying up spots so it’s easy to forget about exfoliating. By the end of the summer all those dead skin cells from your natural tan have clogged your pores and your skin starts to seriously complain. Spray tanning doesn’t age the skin or cause cancer, but can dry it a little, clearing up any breakouts. This isn’t actually a bad thing. As long as you drink plenty of water and moisturise daily, you will be able to tan year round and have beautiful clear skin too.
This is THE biggest reason why I have spray tans in winter. Seasonal changes can make you feel really low but when you look good you feel good, that’s a fact!
By having a year round healthy glow you’ll feel happier and your skin will be clearer. It’s a win win!