What is body waxing?
Waxing is the process of hair removal, we use hard wax to effectively remove the hair from the root. We use only the best products that are specifically formulated to prevent skin irritation to reactive skin. We use a mermaid wax that is formulated for sensitive skin and delicate skin. The wax used is all natural, natural antioxidant, excellent emollient and great for all skin types. The skin is prepped with a oil to protect the skin from the wax, after the waxing process is complete we use an after waxing oil that soothes, calms and removes wax residue. The hair must be a minimum of 1/4 inch to ensure proper removal of hair. Trimming is not recommended.
When/Where did it begin?
Waxing originated in Egypt. In 1150 BC, it was reported that the bodies of women in Ramses III harem were smooth and hairless. It is possible that body waxing was practiced even earlier in Egypt dating back to 3000 BC. Most areas of concern were legs and underarms. Since the 80’s body waxing saw an increase in the numbers of women that wax. Today intimate waxing (known as Brazilian) is wildly popular followed by legs, underarms, facial and backs.
Will my hair grow back thicker, darker or heavier?
No, it will not. Waxing removes the hair by the root, often weakening the root in process. Therefore, if anything, waxing will make the hair finer and sparser with repeated regular waxing.
What are the benefits?
Smooth and even skin. One of the best benefits of waxing is that your skin will feel smooth and even. When waxing, you not only remove unwanted hair—you also wax away any dry and dead skin cells in the process.
No cuts. With waxing, you aren’t at risk to any cuts or nicks that can leave you with scars from shaving.
Stubble free skin . Waxing removes unwanted hair completely, from its roots. Shaving, on the other hand, often results in stubbles, leaving your skin feeling rough and abrasive.
Irritation and allergies-free. There are minimal chemicals involved in the waxing process, so rarely does waxing cause any skin irritation or allergy.
Slow hair re-growth. After waxing, the regrowth of your hair is very slow, often taking 4 to 6 weeks. As well, many say that they have found their hair to be finer, after the regrowth.
And maybe the most important question---Does it hurt???
Because we use a hard wax (not a soft wax) it does not tear or pull the skin...it only grabs the hair. So while ripping hair out of it's root doesn't sound super pleasant, it is SO MUCH better this way than with traditional soft wax. As a matter of fact, if you have had or heard of a wax horror story, it was probably using soft/strip wax because it pulls the skin and has to potential to damage the skin. This is just not the case with the fabulous mermaid/hard wax we use. It is MAGICAL. Your experience will be 10,000 times better than with traditional wax. PLUS, our master waxer, Tracey, knows her stuff when it comes to waxing and will keep you comfortable the entire process (I promise!). Also, it's important to note that each time you come in, any discomfort you felt from your first time will be minimized tremendously if you come in every 4 weeks as the hair root will not have grown large at that point and the hair just slides out so much easier and painless when you get on the full 4 week rotation (especially after your 3rd visit, which should have caught up all of your hair growth cycles for the most comfortable experience ever. So while we won't say it is pain free---it is SO MUCH BETTER than what waxing used to be, is 1 MILLION TIMES BETTER with a wax goddess like Tracey and will be a BREEZE by your fourth session. Just do it----it's worth it!
There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method, as hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can reappear back at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back in a rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer. Let us give you smooth, hair free skin!