A must among celebrity women, and even some famous fellas, waxing
is basically a temporary method for hair removal, which takes the
hair away at the root to leave the area smooth and hair-free for
four to ten weeks.
The most popular areas of the body to have waxed are the legs,
arms, underarms, and bikini area, however almost any area of the
body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, back, feet and, for
the guys, the chest.
If you book an appointment for a wax at a beauty salon in the UK,
the treatment will probably start with the body area being cleaned
of products, such as make-up, fake tan, and deodrant. The beautician
will then spread a wax combination thinly over the skin and a cloth
strip is then pressed on the top of the wax before being ripped
off in one quick movement. This removes the wax along with hair
and dead skin cells to leave the skin feeling smooth.
There are a number of benefits to waxing, including the fact that
new hair growth in waxed areas is soft and fine, and not sharp and
coarse like the regrowth from shaved hair. In addition, repeated
waxing makes hair regrowth less common and eventually some hair
A beautician who performs waxing treatments must be specially trained
in the procedure and in most cases you will be asked to undertake
a skin test at least 24 hours before your first wax treatment. This
is to ensure your skin will not react adversly to the wax.