Waxing for Women

X Bikini wax / Standard Bikini Line

Total swim suit line hair removal. We also remove hair that is visible outside of your swim suit line. For example, the sides on the upper thigh near your swim suit line and under the lower thigh near the labia (but not from the labia).

XX Bikini wax

We remove all of the hair from the labia as well as all of the hair from in between the bottom.

Hair on the pubic bone is tidied into a V shape.

XXX Brazilian wax

We remove all of the hair from the labia as well as all of the hair from in between the bottom.

Further, we remove all of the hair on top of the pubic bone. Or you have the option to leave a thin strip in the very middle of that area.

Bikini Line Definitions

Do…

  • Grow bikini hair out to between 1/2cm and 1cm long. Use hair clippers to trim if they are longer than 1 cm. Scissors don’t work well for trimming as you could make some hair too short.
  • Have an idea as to the type of bikini waxing you want.
  • Exfoliate the day before waxing to remove any dead skin. (but not on the day of your waxing)
  • Wear old, loose or easily washed underwear. Alternatively ask our staff for disposable G-string underwear.
  • Make sure your skin is not irritated, inflamed, cut, infected, sunburnt or too dry.
  • Moisturise your skin on the days before, but do not apply moisturiser on the day of your waxing as it interferes with the wax.
  • Consider taking a Panadol or Advil one hour before your appointment if it’s your first time. Although most people are comfortable with the small amount of discomfort, which only occurs at the time of the service and stops immediately after. Wear loose comfortable clothing after waxing to avoid irritation caused by rubbing from tight clothing.

 

Waxing is very quick and discomfort is minimal, particularly after the first wax as less hair grows back and the ones that do are finer.

 

Don’t…

  • Get a wax when you have your period as skin becomes more sensitive during this time.
  • Sunbake or go swimming on the day of your waxing.
  • Apply moisturiser on the day of your wax to the area being waxed as some moisturisers can interfere with the efficiency of the wax.
  • Exfoliate on the day of your waxing as this makes your skin sensitive and could cause irritation.
  • Exercise one hour before your waxing session.
  • Drink alcohol or any stimulants, such as coffee / caffeine before waxing.

Do…

  • Discuss with your therapist the type of bikini wax preference.
  • Let your therapist know about any skin conditions (irritated, infected, cuts etc.) you may have.
  • Assist your therapist by holding the skin tight near the area being waxed. This supports the skin and will reduce discomfort.

 

What happens during waxing…?

  • Your therapist will make sure the wax is not too hot or too cold. You can ask the therapist to check the temperature by placing some on her wrist.
  • Your therapist will liberally apply pre-wax lotion to the area being waxed and then dry it thoroughly. There should be no pre-wax lotion left on your skin when the wax is applied.
  • Your therapist will dust your skin with powder. This acts as a buffer, so the wax adheres to your hairs and not to your skin. This means less redness and guards against skin lift. Your therapist may use tweezers to remove some of the hairs missed by the wax. This usually occurs if the hairs are too short or ingrown. Proper consideration needs to be discussed with your therapist as to whether the hairs are long enough for waxing. Strip wax is more efficient than hot wax for shorter hairs.
  • Your therapist will look over the waxed area to ensure the removal of any remaining wax. This wax is removed easily by reapplying the wax strip to lift off any remaining wax.
  • Your therapist will soothe your skin by applying after-wax lotion or an aloe based lotion or gel.

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.

Do…

  • Expect your skin to be sensitive and a little red. The skin should look evenly red and spotty where the waxing has occurred.
  • Use antibacterial or anti-inflammatory moisturisers and only use warm water (not hot) when washing.
  • As some areas and skin types have a tendency for ingrown hairs, two days after waxing, lightly exfoliate the area to remove dead skin that can stop new hairs coming through.
  • Use Ingro Stopper ingrown hair treatment to keep the skin soft and enable new hairs to come through more easily.

 

Don’t…

  • Use saunas, spas, steam rooms, pools or lie in the sun for 48 hours after your wax.

 

What happens next…?

  • You will have soft smooth hair free skin on your bikini line for up to two weeks. After this, your hair will slowly start returning sporadically over the area. The hair that returns will be much softer and lighter.
  • You can easily have another wax after 3 weeks, though some clients like to wait 4 weeks.
  • If you get caught and have to shave between waxes, you won’t experience that soft skin again until the shaved hair has finished its growth cycle, which can be up to 3 months. This is because you need to wait for those shaved hairs to fall out. Some will grow long enough to be waxed, but others will need to fall out on their own. Unlike shaving, the aim of waxing, is to remove the entire hair from the follicle.

 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, contact our friendly staff at your nearest Essential Beauty salon for more information.

 

PS Just for men

It’s not just women who benefit from bikini and Brazilian XXX waxing. Men can also have some “Man scaping”, including the Manzilian. Ask our staff for more details.

Do…

  • Grow your leg hair out to between 1/2cm and 1cm long. Use hair clippers to trim if it’s longer than 1cm. Scissors don’t work well for trimming as your could make some hair too short.
  • Exfoliate two days before waxing to remove any dead skin. Don’t do this right before the leg wax, as you’ll run the risk of inflammation.
  • Make sure your skin is not irritated, inflamed, cut, infected, sunburnt or too dry.
  • Moisturise your legs on the days before but do not apply moisturiser on waxing day, as it interferes with the wax.
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing after waxing to avoid irritation caused by rubbing.

 

Waxing is very quick and discomfort is minimal, particularly after the first wax as fewer hairs grow back and the ones that do are finer.

 

Don’t…

  • Sunbake or go swimming on the day before waxing.
  • Apply moisturiser on your legs on waxing day.
  • Exfoliate on waxing day as this makes your skin sensitive and could cause inflammation.
  • Exercise one hour before your waxing session.

Do…

  • Discuss with your therapist the type of waxing you would like. Is it full leg or half leg or ¾ leg? Is it back, shoulder?
  • Let your therapist know about any skin conditions (irritated, infected, cut, etc.) you may have.
  • Assist your therapist by holding the skin tight near the area being waxed. This supports the skin and will reduce discomfort with a better overall result.

 

What happens during waxing…?

  • Waxing is very quick and discomfort is minimal, particularly after the first wax as fewer hairs grow back and the ones that do are finer.
  • Your therapist will make sure the wax is not too hot or too cold. You can ask the therapist to check the temperature by placing some on her wrist.
  • Your therapist will liberally apply pre-wax lotion to the area being waxed and then dry it thoroughly. There should be no pre-wax lotion left on the skin when the wax is applied.
  • Your therapist will dust your skin with powder. This acts as a buffer, so the wax adheres to your hairs and not to your skin. This means less redness and this guards against skin lift.
  • Your therapist will work in small sections, applying wax in the direction of your hair growth.
  • She’ll press calico onto the wax and quickly remove the strip, peeling it in the opposite direction of your hair growth.
  • Your therapist will use wax remover to clean off any remaining wax.
  • Your therapist will soothe your skin by applying after-wax lotion or an aloe based lotion or gel.

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.

Do…

  • Expect your skin to be sensitive and a little red. The skin should look evenly red and spotty where the waxing has occurred.
  • Use antibacterial or anti-inflammatory moisturisers and only use warm water when washing.
  • Two days after waxing, lightly exfoliate your legs and use Ingro Stopper to soften hairs and help prevent ingrown ones.

 

Don’t…

  • Use saunas, spas, steam rooms, pools or lie in the sun for 48 hours.

 

What happens next…?

  • You will have soft smooth hair free skin for up to two weeks. After this, the slowly returning hairs will be softer and lighter.
  • You can easily have another wax after 3 weeks, although some clients like to wait 4 weeks.
  • If you get caught and have to shave between waxes, you won’t experience that soft skin again until the shaved hair has finished its growth cycle, which can be up to 3 months. This is because you need to wait for those shaved hairs to fall out. Some will grow long enough to be waxed, but others will need to fall out on their own. Unlike shaving, the aim of waxing, is to remove the entire hair from the follicle.

 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, contact our friendly staff at your nearest Essential Beauty salon for more information.

 

PS Just for men

It’s not just women who benefit from waxing. Men can also have some “Man scaping”, including the Manzilian. Ask our staff for more details.

Why eyebrow shaping…?

Eyebrow shaping can do more to improve your look than most other beauty treatments and will increase your confidence by providing:

  • a more youthful look using arches to lift and open the eyes
  • a balancing of the face by softening or accentuating features
  • a framing for the eyes which draws attention to them
  • a more refined overall facial appearance

 

Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts to consider before your eyebrow wax.

Do…

  • Have an idea as to the type of eyebrow shape you want. A great set of eyebrows can frame the eyes and give the face a lift. See right for some eyebrow shapes that you may like.
  • Give careful thought to your face as a whole – its shape, muscle tone and bone structure around the forehead and finally, consider the amount of eyebrow hair that you have. Remember the more eyebrow hair that you have, the more your therapist has to work with in crafting your ideal eyebrow shape.

Some eyebrow shapes will need time to develop over a number of visits.

 

Don’t…

  • Apply moisturiser to your eyebrow area on waxing day.
  • Exfoliate on the few days before waxing as this makes your skin sensitive and could cause inflammation.
  • Exercise one hour before your eyebrow shape.
Eyebrow Shaping and Waxing at Essential Beauty

Do…

  • Discuss with your therapist your ideas. She can then give you further suggestions on how to shape your eyebrows.
  • Agree on an eyebrow shape.
  • Let your therapist know about any skin conditions (irritated, infected, cut, etc.) you may have.
  • Your therapist will then sanitise the eyebrow area with a pH balanced, antiseptic pre-wax lotion. This is specially formulated to prevent breakouts and pimples.
  • Your therapist will dust your skin with powder. This acts as a buffer, so the wax adheres to the hairs and not to your skin.
  • Your therapist will make sure the wax is not too hot or too cold. You can ask the therapist to check the temperature by placing some on her wrist.
  • Your therapist will apply the wax and quickly remove it in the opposite direction of your hair growth.
  • Your therapist will remove any remaining hairs with tweezers and apply Ingro Stopper to your eyebrows to soften hair regrowth and prevent ingrown hairs.
  • You will be asked to check your eyebrows in the mirror to make sure you’re happy with the shape.

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.

Do…

  • Expect your skin to be sensitive and a little red. The skin should look evenly red and spotty where the waxing has occurred. Use antibacterial or anti-inflammatory moisturisers and only use warm water when washing your face.
  • Avoid applying makeup or touching the area around your eyebrows.
  • Consider having a deep cleansing facial. This can help to calm any redness in your skin.

 

Don’t…

  • Use saunas, spas, steam rooms, pools or lie in the sun for 48 hours.
  • Exercise strenuously – light exercise is okay.

 

What happens next…?

  • After eyebrow shaping, your eyebrow hair will grow back within months, unless they have been tweezed for years.
  • You can easily try for a new look at your next visit.

 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, contact our friendly staff at your nearest Essential Beauty salon for more information.

 

PS Just for men

It is not just women who benefit from shaped eyebrows. Eyebrow shaping on a man can mean the difference between scruffy or sharp. Try some Man scaping of eyebrows today, fellas!

Why facial waxing…

  • Facial waxing can bring about big changes to your overall look and increase your confidence.
  • It can give you a more youthful look.
  • It can balance your face by softening or accentuating features.
  • It can give you a more refined overall facial appearance.
  • It is an excellent alternative to other forms of epilation, such as hair removal creams for the face.

 

Do…

  • Have an idea as to the facial area you want waxed.
  • Make sure your skin is not irritated, inflamed, cut, infected, sunburnt or too dry. Exfoliate at least 4-5 days before your session to remove dead skin.
  • Moisturise your skin daily, but do not apply moisturiser on waxing day as it interferes with the wax.

 

Don’t…

  • Apply moisturiser to your face on waxing day.
  • Exfoliate on waxing day as this makes your skin sensitive and could cause inflammation.
  • Exercise one hour before your facial waxing.
Facial and Lip Waxing at Essential Beauty

Do…

 

  • Discuss with your therapist and agree on the area you want waxed.
  • Let your therapist know about any skin conditions (irritated, infected, cut, etc.) you may have.

 

What happens during waxing…?

  • Your therapist will clean your face with a pH balanced, antiseptic pre-wax lotion. This is specially formulated to prevent breakouts and pimples. The area will be dried thoroughly.
  • After drying your face thoroughly, your therapist will dust your skin with powder. This acts as a buffer, so the wax adheres to your hairs and not to your skin. This means less redness.
  • Your therapist will make sure the wax is not too hot or too cold.
  • Your therapist will apply wax and quickly remove it in the opposite direction to your hair growth.
  • Your therapist will apply Ingro Stopper to soften hair re-growth and prevent ingrown hairs from occurring.
  • You are asked to check in the mirror before you leave to make sure you are happy with your facial waxing.

 

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.

Do… 

  • Expect your skin to be sensitive and a little red. The skin should look evenly red and spotty where the waxing has occurred.
  • Use antibacterial or anti-inflammatory moisturisers and only use warm water when washing your face.
  • Avoid wearing makeup or touching the area with your fingers.
  • Consider having a deep cleansing facial. This can help to calm any redness in your skin.

 

 Don’t…

  • Use saunas, spas, steam rooms, pools or sun exposure for 48 hours.
  • Exercise strenuously – light exercise is okay.

 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, contact our friendly staff at your nearest Essential Beauty salon for more information.