Waxing FAQs

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Body Waxing
Intimate Waxing

Waxing FAQs

How much do you charge for Male and Female Waxing?
Please see Waxing
Prices


Are you qualified?
Yes. Daniel has an ITEC qualification in both Holistic
(Swedish) massage and Indian head massage from the Nature Care
College of Complementary Therapies in Guildford. He has a
diploma in Advanced Massage from the Nature Care College of
Complementary Therapies in Essex.

When Daniel was living in South Africa, he qualified as a
Shiatsu Massage practitioner at the School of Head and Foot
Reflexology. He also has a VTCT qualification in Sports Massage
from West Thames College in London.

After obtaining a degree from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan
University in South Africa, Daniel moved to the UK. In 2008 he
became a full-time Beauty Therapist.

Daniel has a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Wax Depilation from
Omni Beauty Academy in Walton-on-Thames. He also studied with
depilatory specialists Perron Rigot in London and Basingstoke,
Hampshire. Daniel has been practising since 2009.

Daniel is also a qualified Laser Lipo, 3D Lipo and Tattaa!
Tattoo Removal technician.

Marcio has an Itec Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, a
VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage, a VTCT Level 2
Certificate in Wax Depilation and a VTCT Level 3 Advanced
Waxing Techniques from Omni Beauty in Walton-on-Thames. Marcio
has been a Beauty Therapist since 2014.

Perron Rigot offer the UK's first certificated classes in this
advanced technique; the course was endorsed by Habia under
their National Occupational Standards for Intimate Waxing.


What should I do , or not do, before I come for a male or
female waxing?

Please do not clipper or shave the area before you have a male
waxing, as we need at least half an inch - or about one
centimetre’s growth - to do the waxing.


Doesn't male or female waxing hurt?
If it's done properly, not as much as you might think! You
should make sure you are relaxed.

If you are tense, the hair follicle closes and the wax doesn't
reach the root. Immediately after male waxing, we will apply
gentle pressure to the area with our hands; this confuses the
nerve endings and stops the pain.

The more often you get a male waxing treatment, the more
accustomed you'll grow to the experience and the less it will
hurt. Some people have been known to take a paracetamol
before being waxed
.

The latest non-strip waxes were invented by Perron Rigot to
provide the perfect removal of all hair types, even on
sensitive areas. They share the unique ‘shrink wrapping’
abilities of older hot waxes but are lower in temperature,
easier to apply and stay flexible as they cool.

This makes them much more comfortable and an ideal choice for
removing short, coarse and stubborn hairs anywhere on your
body.


Are there other ways to remove hair from my body?
Yes, but shaving or using a depilatory cream, only removes the
hair at the surface rather than from the root. Within a few
days, the hair can be seen at the surface and your hair will
tend to grow back in a rough stubble.

If you have those areas repeatedly waxed over long periods of
time, often the hair re-growth is much softer and finer.


Which areas of my body can you wax for me?
We can remove hair from your back, chest, shoulders, stomach,
abdomen, arms, underarms and legs. We can also do intimate male
waxing (the infamous "back, sac and crack") as well as removing
hair from your buttocks, or giving you a Brazilian, Boyzilian
or a Hollywood waxing.


What sort of male waxing do you do?
That depends on which area of your body you would like hair to
be removed from. If you would like hair removed from your back,
chest, shoulders, stomach, abdomen, arms, underarms and legs,
we use warm wax using wax strips.

For intimate male waxing (back, sac and crack, buttocks, a
Brazilian, Boyzilian or Hollywood waxing) we use hot wax
applied with a spatula.


Ok, so what is warm waxing?
Warm waxing, or strip waxing, is used to remove hair from your
back, chest, shoulders, stomach, abdomen, arms, underarms and
legs.

The warm wax is applied to your body with a spatula, then a
strip of cloth is smoothed down on top of the wax, then ripped
off quickly, taking the hair with it.


And what is hot waxing?
Hot waxing, also known as hard waxing, peelable waxing, film
waxing or non-strip waxing is used to remove short, coarse and
stubborn hairs anywhere on your body.

Hot wax is applied to your body with a spatula, it is left to
cool slightly, then ripped off quickly (this time without
applying a strip of cloth), taking the hairs with it.

The hot wax is ideal for sensitive areas as it doesn't stick to
your skin. It is very important that the skin in the area being
waxed is kept taught to avoid any bruising.

To help with this we will ask you to change positions during
the treatment or to use your hands to pull down on your skin.


Tell me about male Brazilian waxing...
Brazilian waxing is named after Brazil, the country in which it
originated. It was first used for women wanting to wear thong
bikinis when they were the latest fashion.

Today it is preferred for a clean, sexy look. Male Brazilian
waxing is also known as the infamous 'back, sac and crack' or
Boyzilian.

The Brazilian involves the removal of unwanted hair from the
groin, penis, scrotum and buttocks. You can have as much or as
little hair removed as you wish.


What hours do you work?
We are available during the following times each week:

Daniel is available:

Monday:........10am - 8pm
Tuesday:...... 10am - 8pm
Wednesday:..10am - 8pm
Thursday:..... 10am - 8pm
Friday:......... 10am - 8pm
Saturday:..... 10am - 2pm
Sunday:........not available

Marcio is available:

Monday:....... 10am - 8pm
Tuesday:...... 10am - 8pm
Wednesday:..10am - 8pm
Thursday:..... 10am - 8pm
Friday:......... 10am - 8pm
Saturday:..... 10am - 8pm
Sunday:........available by prior booking only

Can I book a waxing appointment for today?
Yes. Some people book a week or more in advance; some people
are looking for an appointment on the same day. If you are
looking for a same-day appointment, you may find that the times
we have available are much more limited though. If you would
like an appointment on a Sunday you must book in advance.


How much does it cost to be waxed?
That depends on which areas you would like to be waxed, how
hairy you are and therefore how long it takes. To give you a
guide, have a look at our Waxing Prices.


How can I pay?
You can pay for your treatment in cash, via BACS (online
banking), Paypal or most major credit or debit cards.

What if I cancel my waxing treatment?
If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours, the full fee is
still payable. If you give us more than 24 hours' notice, we
will be happy to re-schedule your treatment.


What happens if I am early or late for my appointment?
Please do your best to arrive on time but if you are a few
minutes early or late for your appointment, don’t worry. If you
are early, we have a waiting room for you to sit in with a few
magazines to read.


How do I find you?
There are full details of how to find us and how to get Woking
on our Location Page
There is plenty of free parking. Please either park on the
gravel drive or directly outside the house if possible. Please
do not park outside No 11.


How do I get in contact with you?
You can email through the Contact Page, you can call on 01483 779997 or
text on 07902 716499. You should get a fairly swift response
between 8am and 10pm.


Are all my waxing details kept confidential?
Yes. When you arrive for your first appointment we will ask you
to fill out a short questionnaire about your health. Please
allow extra time for this. All your personal details, including
contact details, are completely confidential. None of your
details will be passed to a third party.


Do you play music during the male waxing treatment?
You have a choice! We can wax you with background music or
relaxing sounds. We have an iPod Dock with a wide choice of
soothing music or sounds from nature (for example waves, surf,
birds, a forest, tropical rain or a thunderstorm).
Alternatively, we can do the waxing in silence if you prefer.


I am interested in a back, sac and crack waxing; do I have
to be naked?

No. You can keep your shirt on but the areas which you would
like to be waxed do need to be uncovered.


Are there any after-effects of being waxed?
Sometimes slight reddening may appear to the skin but this is
completely normal and will fade in a few hours. Some people
experience in-grown hairs, red bumps, and minor bleeding.

This is more likely to occur when areas with thick hair are
waxed, especially the first few times when follicles are
strongest.

In-grown hairs can be reduced by exfoliating regularly and
applying an astringent or a solution of both astringent and oil
(typically baby oil).


How can I avoid in-grown hairs?
Exfoliate your skin thoroughly to remove dead skin cells. You
should moisturise your skin every day. If your skin is supple,
new hair growth can break through more easily and that will
reduce the risk of in-growing hairs and infection.


What should I do after being waxed?
You should use body scrub when you shower to help exfoliate the
areas which have been waxed. This helps to prevent in-grown
hairs. Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead
cells on the skin's outermost surface, and has been used for
many years to help maintain the skin.


So what is an ingrown hair?
For various reasons, sometimes when a new hair grows it doesn’t
quite break through the skin properly so it will usually either
curl back on itself or grow sideways under the skin.

In-grown hairs can be painful to remove, but you are usually
better off without them. A few days after your waxing
appointment, gently exfoliate your skin every other day. You
can use the exfoliating gloves and PFB which you can buy from
me after your male waxing.

There are two ways of exfoliating: Mechanical Exfoliation and
Chemical Exfoliation....


Oh really? Tell me about Mechanical Exfoliation first...
Mechanical Exfoliation involves physically scrubbing the skin
with an abrasive such as microfibre cloths, adhesive
exfoliation sheets, micro-bead facial scrubs, crepe paper,
crushed apricot kernel or almond shells, sugar crystals, salt
crystals or pumice.

There are also abrasive materials like sponges, loofahs,
brushes or you could just use your fingernails. Facial scrubs
are available over-the-counter at a chemist. People with dry
skin should avoid exfoliants which include a significant
portion of pumice.

However, pumice is considered a good material to exfoliate the
skin on your feet.


And what about Chemical Exfoliation?
Chemical exfoliants include scrubs containing salicylic acid,
glycolic acid, fruit, enzyme, citric acid or malic acid which
may be applied in high concentrations by a dermatologist.

You can get it in lower concentrations in over-the-counter
products. Chemical exfoliation may involve the use of products
that contain alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs), beta hydroxyl acids
(BHAs), or enzymes that act to loosen the glue-like substance
that holds the cells together.

This type of exfoliation is recommended for people being
treated for acne.


Is there anything which would stop me from being waxed?
You should not have male waxing if you are taking Retin-A,
Renova, Differin or Isotretinoin. These medications tend to
weaken the skin and tearing of the skin may occur when the wax
is removed.

Waxing should not be done on areas of your skin which have
warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated,
chapped or suffering from sunburn. You should not get any areas
waxed where the skin is peeling or broken or the area has
varicose veins.


And is there anything that I shouldn’t do after being waxed?

Sweating may cause the hair follicles to become infected (this
is called Folliculitus), so do not:

- expose your skin to sunlight or sun beds for 48 hours
- have a sauna or any heat treatment for 24 hours
- take a bath or shower for 24 hours
- do any exercise for 24 hours
- or apply any moisturisers or body lotions ( other than those
recommended by your therapist) for 24 hours.

General FAQs
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See Daniel
Waxing
for more details.

Swedish Massage

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of long, flowing strokes. We use softer strokes on the bonier and
more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there
is thicker muscle coverage.
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Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is an ancient treatment that has been
practised in India for hundreds of years. Afterwards you will
feel much calmer, more balanced and relaxed.
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Sports Massage

Whether you sit at a desk all day or play sport at a high level
if you strain a muscle, the nature of the damage to tissues is
the same. Sports massage or Deep Tissue massage gives you a deep
and invigorating massage treatment.
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