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  • Catriona Holt

Overcoming Bikini Wax Embarrassment

Deciding to get a bikini wax for the first time, or even the first time in a long time, might be bringing you out in a cold sweat. Perhaps you’re unsure what bikini wax to choose and are anxious about what’s involved? Maybe you’ve more hair than you think is ‘normal’ and are feeling embarrassed? Or maybe you’re worried it might be painful? Our aim is to make you feel at ease so read on to find out more.

What is a bikini wax?

There are a few different types of waxing that fall under the category of bikini waxing. They are:

  • Hollywood: This is the complete removal of all pubic hair leaving nothing on the front, between the legs or on the bum.

  • Brazillian: This is removal of hair around the lips/labia, between the legs and bum leaving a strip or small triangle on the front.

  • Californian: This is removal of all the pubic hair in the front leaving a strip or small triangle on the bikini line.

  • Basic bikini: This is a simple tidy up to remove hair that might be visible when wearing a bikini, swimsuit or comfy underpants.

When you arrive at the salon for your chosen bikini wax we’ll bring you to one of our treatment rooms. We’ll then leave the room while you undress and then hop up onto the salon bed, get comfortable and cover yourself in a towel. Our waxing expert, Samantha, will then knock to come into the room and start the treatment. If this is your first time having a waxing treatment let Samantha know and she will talk you through everything and make sure you’re comfortable at every stage.

Is my hair growth ‘normal’?

If there’s one thing we know about hair growth it’s that there is no such thing as ‘normal’. The type of hair growth, the amount and colour are unique to every person and as beauticians we have seen it all. So much so that we don’t even consider how much or how little hair you have. As trained professionals our focus is to remove the hair you want removed.

Will waxing hurt?

We all have different pain thresholds and for women in particular our tolerance to pain has even been known to fluctuate according to where we are in our menstrual cycle. If you think your threshold for pain is low before you come for your waxing appointment some people have said they find it beneficial to take paracetamol before arriving if this is medication that is safe for you to take.

After waxing

Other than enjoying smooth skin after your appointment we do recommend that you exfoliate your skin for a few days after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs as the hair starts to grow back in the weeks ahead.

Our main priority is providing you with the results you want and making sure you’re as comfortable as possible during your treatment. We want you to leave us looking and feeling your best.


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