A beginners guide to female intimate waxing – part 2

What can I expect from my first intimate waxing appointment?

At your first waxing appointment you will be welcomed and made to feel at ease before being asked to fill out a short consultation form. I use Perron Rigot hot wax for bikini waxing and will explain why this is the best type of wax to use. I have eight years intimate waxing experience and will talk you through the process as we go. When finished, aftercare and maintenance advice will be given.

Can I leave my underwear on?

You can leave knickers on for a basic or extended bikini but for Hollywood and Brazilian waxes I require underwear to be removed.

What is the minimum age for intimate waxing?

You have to be 18 years old to have an intimate wax without parental consent but I will do it at 16 and 17 if a parent signs the consultation form and stays on site.

How painful is intimate waxing?

I use a very high quality wax so this makes the process as comfortable as it can be. What one person finds painful, another may sail through as we all feel pain differently. The first appointment will be the most uncomfortable but with regular waxing the hair will get finer and the treatment more comfortable. Try to avoid being waxed when you are pre menstrual or have your period as you can be more sensitive and don’t be fooled by salons that offer ‘painless waxing’ as there’s no such thing, after all, you are having hair pulled out! Customers come back again and again so it can’t be that bad!

How frequently will I need to have an intimate wax?

I recommend waxing sessions every 4 – 6 weeks if you want the hair growth to become finer.

Is it ok to shave between waxes?

NO!! I really wouldn’t recommend shaving in between waxing sessions as it makes the hair course. By doing this your hair will never become finer and sparser.

How long should my hair be?

Your hair ideally needs to be no shorter than a grain of rice if you want every hair removed.

How long does an intimate wax take?

For a Hollywood or Brazilian wax I allow 25 minutes for the first appointment and 20 minutes thereafter but often get it done in less.

What’s the difference between warm (strip) and hot wax?

Warm wax is used for large, less sensitive areas such as legs and backs. It is spread thinly over the area and removed removing paper strips.

Hot wax doesn’t stick to the skin like warm wax, it just shrink wraps the hair so is far more suited to sensitive areas such as the bikini, underarm and face. It is applied thicker than warm wax, left to set, and removed by hand. I would never recommend having a bikini wax with warm (strip) wax and would refuse if anyone asked me.

If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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