How is “Waxing Me Pretty” different from other salons?

How is “Waxing Me Pretty” different from other salons?

Well, unlike most beauty salons which could be considered jacks of all trades but masters of none, Waxing Me Pretty waxing therapists devote their entire days to hair removal.

Our specialist skills mean that your Waxing Me Pretty wax will be quicker, cause you less discomfort and give you better results than waxes from generalist beauty salons, which do not typically employ experts.

Furthermore, we’ll make sure that you get the best results for weeks after your treatment thanks to the detailed aftercare advice you will receive from our friendly and knowledgeable therapist.

It’s my Body and I’ll Wax if I Want To

We recognise that for many of our clients, having unwanted hair on certain body points is an extremely sensitive and emotive issue. Therefore, while we like to have fun with our business and our branding where we can, we also take the issue of hair removal extremely seriously. We take pride in the sheer professionalism that all of our therapist show and the compassionate, non-judgmental approach every single one of them takes to waxing.

Why should you wax, you may well ask?

The answer to that is very simple. It’s your body and you can wax if you want to! You should never wax, on the other hand, because someone else (or society) expects you too. And we’re not going to tell you that having a wax is cleaner, more hygienic, or give you a list of any other reasons why you should have one, because we don’t believe in that stuff.

This means that if you want it absolutely all off, we’ll take it all off. If you want to keep it all on and just have a little tidy up round the sides, that’s cool with us too. If you like your legs hairy and your underarms smooth, we can do that, and if you’ve got no problem with your moustache but want an Hollywood / Brazilian, then that’s what we’ll happily provide. And you can rest assured that whatever you have (or haven’t got) going on down there – or anywhere else – and whatever shape, size, or type you are, no one at Waxing Me Pretty will ever judge, balk or be fazed.

All we want, when all is said and done, is to help make you feel good about yourself.

Choose a skilled waxer. All salons offer waxing but not all of them do it well. An intimate wax should not be intimidating or painful. Go to a therapist who has had specific training - shockingly most therapists have had no proper training in intimate waxing. 

At Waxing Me pretty we are professionally trained in intimate waxing to industry standards. Recognised and accredited from BABTAC as award winning waxing experts in female body waxing and intimate waxing with qualification and certificates available.

Warning  / Alarm bells! If you experience any of the following at your waxing salon this is not acceptable! Any discomfort or absolute agony during or 3 days after your waxing service, rip skin, bleeding vagina, blood in your knickers, burnt, blistering sore skin. This is all unacceptable. If this is what you experience go elsewhere. You do not need to experience this from an professional intimate waxer.

You should not have to ask for thoroughness - experts do this everyday so just leave the intimate waxing to them. 

So there you have it, If you have anything else at all that you’d like to ask us prior to your first time at Waxing Me Pretty, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, either by calling us on 07544563471or by email: hello@waxingmeprettycheltenham.com Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you for your first wax very soon!

Three questions you’ve always wanted to ask before an intimate wax.

Three questions you’ve always wanted to ask before an intimate wax.

Want to brave a Brazilian / Hollywood wax but not sure what to expect? We've asked the awkward questions for you...

Lying down on a bed in a salon, in front of a beautician you may have never met before, half naked – and anxious.

if it’s your first time getting your nether regions waxed, it’s even worse. But, it’d be a lot less awkward if you knew exactly what to expect.

1. Is it OK to get a wax when you’re on your period?

“Yes, you can have a vagina wax when you’re on your period."“But just a shout out to all the girls out there, please tell your therapist before she starts waxing – in case she pulls the tampon out.

2. Do I have to wash before a wax?

If you’re worried because you’ve been at work all day and you’re going straight to the salon afterwards, be aware that most should provide female intimate wipes on the bed when you arrive.

“If not, you could pack them in your bag just in case for yourself, “And it’s not because we think you’re smelly – it’s because everyone sweats.

“People shouldn’t be embarrassed to use the wipes to clean themselves. It’s not like you’re the only one I’ve left them for, it’s because I want everyone to have a clean vagina before I touch it. I also think people just feel more confident if they’ve cleaned beforehand.

The type of wax used is also important. “Always make sure your therapist is using hot wax, not warm wax, because hot wax hurts a lot less,” she says. “Hot wax is where its like actual wax that dries and then you flick it off. Warm wax is the wax where you use a strip.

3. How often should I get a wax?

“It depends on hair growth because everyone’s hair grows differently.” “But probably every four weeks.”

it’s true that the more you wax, the less painful it gets over time.

“It’s because your hair grows back sparser,” “So some of the hair follicles start to die off and it becomes less painful because there’s less hair, and it’s not as coarse. If you’ve been shaving, your hair will be coarse, but if you wax, it’s like a new hair growing so it’s fluffy and soft.”

And it’s important not to shave in between treatments. “If you’ve had a wax every four weeks for a year, and then you shave once, you go back to square one. 

Is waxing safe during pregnancy?

Is waxing safe during pregnancy?

While you’re thanking your changing hormones for that pregnancy “glow” – fast-growing nails, extra hair, and luminous skin – you may also notice some less exciting changes.

Those same hormones responsible for making you feel like a fertility goddess may also cause body hair to grow faster and pop up in new, unwanted places.

Some women notice hair growth on their chin, upper lips, on the line between their belly button and pubic area, or around their nipples for the first time during pregnancy. You may also notice that the body hair you’re used to seems to be unusually fast-growing and thick.

While some women embrace these changes as part of the pregnancy experience, others may be uncomfortable with how extra hair looks or feels.

If you’re concerned about extra hair growth, know that the changes aren’t permanent. Your body hair situation will probably return to whatever’s normal for you within six months after birth. In the meantime, you may be wondering what you can do to feel more attractive and comfortable in your skin. Many women want to know if they can continue to wax or wax for the first time while pregnant.

First, it’s important to note that there’s no hygienic or medical reason to remove extra body hair, including pubic hair, during pregnancy or at any other time of life.

An online survey of US women recently revealed that 59 percent of women who removed hair from their pubic region thought that it was a “more hygienic” choice. But the truth is that good hygiene can be maintained with or without body hair, and the decision to remove it is a matter of personal preference.

If you’d like to wax during pregnancy for aesthetic reasons, there’s no reason not to as long as you take some basic precautions for your safety (and comfort)

If you’re heading to a salon, try to find one that uses hot wax. Because of extra blood flow, your skin may be more sensitive than usual during pregnancy. What was uncomfortable before may be unbearable now that you’re expecting!

For your safety, also make sure that the salon is using new applicators for each client and that they aren’t double dipping into the wax pot. If your applicator is going straight from your skin into the warm wax, the previous client’s probably was too. (This is particularly important for bikini waxes. It’s best to avoid doing anything that could hypothetically introduce other women’s vaginal bacteria to your vagina, especially during pregnancy.)

To avoid skin irritation and ingrown hairs, try not to wax more often than every four weeks, especially when dealing with delicate areas.

While waxing is generally considered safe, the microscopic tears left by pulling out hair leave you a little more vulnerable to certain bacterial and viral infections. Contact your doctor if you notice any signs of infection after a wax. Other methods of hair removal may be less safe for pregnant women. Ask your doctor before using depilatory (hair removal) creams or skin bleaches while pregnant because they can be absorbed through the skin. There’s some concern that these products may not be safe for pregnancy.

Further reading : http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/08/21/is-waxing-safe-during-pregnancy.html

Guide To Intimate Waxing

Guide To Intimate Waxing

You don't need to be embarrassed, nervous or self-conscious when it comes to getting your bits stripped.

You do need to know what's what to get a safe and smooth wax.

1: Please prepare before you bare

To get the best results and to achieve silky soft skin, you need to prepare it pre-wax. Gently exfoliate and moisturise a week or two before your salon appointment as this will help the hairs break through, and be easier to be pulled out from the root. You don't need to use anything expensive, just a soft dry body brush or exfoliating scrub.

2: Shaving is the enemy

If you want to remain hair-free for as long as possible, you really should grow the hair for three to four weeks before getting waxed. That means NO shaving in between – if you don't let it grow long enough then not only will it really hurt when you're being waxed, but you won't get a smooth finish, and the hair will start to grow back before you know it.

3: Leave it to a pro or risk bruising

Don't try to wax yourself at home unless you've done it many times before, as you'll end up with bruised skin. By the time you pay out for the home waxing kits (and get wax all over the bedroom), it's really not worth it.

4: Choose a skilled waxer

ALL salons offer waxing but not all of them do it well. A intimate wax shouldn't be intimidating, but you'll want to find a therapist who's had specific training – shockingly most therapists have had no proper training in intimate waxing at all. You shouldn't have to ask for thoroughness – experts do this every day so just leave it all to them.

5: Only accept hot wax

Check that your salon uses only HOT wax on sensitive areas such as the bikini, underarms and face. Some salons will say they do and when you get there they use strip wax. Hot wax is a thick wax that they apply and then remove with just their hand. Strip wax is wonderful but shouldn't be used on the areas mentioned as it's not as gentle, and can leave you feeling sore. If they don't use hot wax on for bikini, Hollywood or Brazilian waxing then run for the hills.

6: Don't swim for 24 hours

If you've had a pre-holiday wax, keep up the moisturising while you're away as pool and seawater can be very drying. Follow your salon's aftercare advice and don't go swimming until 24hrs after your waxing to avoid infections.

7: Be VERY careful when sunbathing

Whatever you do, DO NOT expose the waxed body parts to the sun until 24-48 hours after your waxing as this sensitive skin will easily burn and you could be left with permanent pigmentation marks (dark brown patches). If you start to feel freshly waxed areas tingling when sunbathing then apply a higher SPF, this is especially important on the upper lip.

8: How to deal with ingrown hairs

Red lumps under the skin indicate ingrown hairs, which can happen as a result of poor aftercare, so practice gentle exfoliation as advised by your salon.

 10: Look behind you!

Remember that there are two sides to every story and in this case I'm talking about your backside. A good Hollywood / Brazilian wax should remove the hair from your buttocks AND the inside of your butt.

Bikini wax styles

Bikini wax styles

All the shapes and confusing salon lingo, explained...

From a landing strip to au natural, our front fluff is a thing to be cherished. Here's how to have some fun with yours, if you fancy…

It's easy to get confused by all the different bikini wax styles and salon lingo. But don't worry, because we're making things so much simpler.

Now you can find out what all the names, shapes and techniques mean, plus you get to see 'em recreated in glittery sequin style. 

1 Au natural - Before we get all waxy with ya, let's be clear, there is nada wrong with leaving things down there 100% au natural. There's no pressure to play around with your pubes if you don't want to, but if you do, these are some of the best styles and shapes to try...

2 Basic Bikini - Ideal for a first time waxer, the basic bikini line touch up is exactly as the name would suggest, a tidy up around the edges. A good option if you want to keep things on the natural side, but prefer a little more definition. Hair is removed from anywhere outside of a modest panty line - so around the tops of thighs and any hair above your knickers.

3 Extended bikini - Similarly to the above, the extended bikini wax is still nice 'n' natural, but with a little more of a neaten up around the top and sides of your pubes. This is usually referred to as a extended bikini line on most salon menus. You can keep your knickers on when you have this one done.

4 G String - A G string wax differs from other styles like a Brazilian as most of the hair is taken from around the front, sides and back, but the middle (labia) is left alone. If you want down there to be smooth and clean of hair, without feeling too bare, a g string wax is the way to go.

5 Brazilian wax - Brazilian waxes are one of the most popular options when it comes to primping ya pubes. Unlike the G string version, when you go Brazilian they take the hair off the top and sides of the bikini line, but also all the way under and around the back, too. (Yep, that means around your bum). If you want to feel totally smooth and hairless, go Brazilian.The shape of the hair at the front is totally up to you, but the landing strip is a classic option. Other popular shapes include a tiny triangle and a postage stamp, but feel free to ask for whatever style you prefer.

6 The Hollywood - The Hollywood. This leaves you with no hair, nothing, nada, zip, zero… catch our drift? So be prepared to take your knickers off and don't be embarrassed to get into some yoga-esque poses so your waxer can get everywhere, remember it's nothing they haven't seen before.

Facts About Waxing Hair Removal

Facts About Waxing Hair Removal

From preparation to aftercare, here are all the facts about waxing hair removal.

No woman is perfect, especially when it comes to body hair. Whether it’s an errant crop of sprouts sprinkled across the legs or an over-the-top assfro, feet that’d be more at home in the Shire or a field of unwanted follicles spanning the back, there isn’t a woman alive without a little extra stray hair. Luckily a quick tweeze will do the trick in most cases. But some scenarios, well, they call for bringing out the big guns.

We’re talking about waxing. Now, right off the bat, let’s get one thing straight: you should not be doing this at home. End of discussion. Just think about applying liquid wax to your skin and ripping it away: it’s pretty obvious how that can get dangerous if done improperly. You’re far better off leaving it to the pros, who can make the experience as safe, and painless, as possible. Before you go ahead an make an appointment, though, there are a few things you need to know.

How to Get Prepped

So, you’ve decided to go with hair removal. Good for you! But before you get this show on the road, there are a few necessary steps you need to take to make sure it’s, er, smooth sailing from here on out.

First off, let’s talk about hair. For the wax to grip the hair, there’s gotta be some length to it, so obviously, you’re going to want to not shave before the procedure. (That would defeat the whole purpose, after all.) However, you also don’t want follicles to be too long. We recommend is trimming any hair you can reach to between ½ and ¾”, just enough that the hair will stick to the wax.

Now, on to your skin. If you want to be sure you’ve done everything in your power to prepare your skin. Start by exfoliating your skin with exfoliating gloves, which has the added benefit of getting rid of any dead skin that could clog pores and cause ingrown hairs down the line. Follow that up with a touch of moisturizer, and your skin should be all set.

What to Expect

Ah, the big question: will it hurt? Well, to be honest, no, it will be virtually painless if you go to someone who is a specialist in waxing. Plus, it’s over pretty quickly. What’s thirty minutes of waxing hair removal compared to the weeks to come of smooth, hairless comfort? Not much, really.

Aside from physical pain, though, you’re probably wondering about awkwardness. We get it: even if it’s not your junk you’re having shorn, chances are that you’re going to find yourself in a compromising position or two over the course of the session. But just think of this as exactly what it is: a haircut, only not on your head. Keep up the small talk and the whole thing shouldn’t be any less pleasant than a trip to the hairdressers.

How to Treat Your Skin Afterwards

Now that you skin is clean and hair-free (for at least 4 weeks until your next appointment, that is), Exfoliate, exfoliate, and exfoliate! Washing and exfoliating your skin is the best way to prevent ugly bumps and stubborn ingrown hairs; before and after your wax. There are many ways to exfoliate but at Waxing Me Pretty, we feel that dry exfoliating works the best! Using a dry or slightly damp soft-bristled brush, gently move in a circular motion around the waxed area. This is a great and aggressive way to remove dead skin cells, rejuvenate and renew the skin. This should be done before your wax and two days following your wax, as your skin will be a little sensitive.  

The women who invented the Brazilian wax

The women who invented the Brazilian wax

Waxing pubic hair has become increasingly common,

but how did the trend for the "Brazilian" wax begin?

In an office toilet in London, young women discuss their grooming regimes.

"I prefer the underneath being gone," says Lisa, 27. "Some people wax for the beach and other people wax for boys, and people who wax for boys wax the underneath."

Ever since Sex and the City tackled the subject, what women do with their pubic hair - trim, shave, pluck, wax or let it all hang out - has become a topic for discussion and scientific research.

Studies show that pubic hair grooming is becoming increasingly common. Earlier this year researchers reported in JAMA Dermatology that 84% of the American women who took part in their survey had done some grooming, with 62% removing all of their pubic hair. Younger women were much more likely to groom than the over-40s.

An earlier study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine linked the phenomenon to the availability of pornography. This same study suggested that the trend originated in South America - "hence the term Brazilian as slang for complete pubic hair removal".

But that is not the whole story.

"The Brazilian bikini wax was born here in New York, not Brazil," says Jonice Padilha, of the J Sisters salon in Manhattan, which pioneered the treatment in the early 1990s.

A Brazilian wax involves removing all the pubic hair from underneath and leaving some hair at the front for decorative purposes - perhaps a triangle, a thin "landing strip" or a heart-shape, that's up to the customer. "It's a freedom for you to have whatever you want," she says.

Jonice is the youngest of seven Brazilian sisters whose names all begin with J - the others are Jocely, Janea, Joyce, Juracy, Jussara and Judseia. They became known collectively as the J Sisters because nobody could get all the names right. Today the salon is popular with the rich and famous, and they make up to $6m a year on waxing, hair and nail treatments. But it had humble beginnings.

"It's an inspirational story of self-made women who came from nothing, illegal immigrants who made it in America," says Laura Malin, author of Wax and the City, a forthcoming book about the J Sisters. "It's the American dream."

The sisters come from the small coastal town of Vitoria, which lies between Rio and Bahia. They grew up in a large family - seven sisters and seven brothers - and in a traditional, macho culture. Their father forbade them from going out un - chaperoned, and was afraid it wasn't safe for them to work for other people, Jocely says.

But when he went bankrupt, his daughters began to bring in money by offering beauty treatments in their back yard. Eventually they became the main breadwinners, and ran three salons in the town. "After school I used to hang out in the salon, instead of going to friends' houses," says Jonice.

In such a traditional household, it seemed that the only way to leave home was to get married, but Jocely, the fourth sister, dreamed of seeing the world. She saved up and in 1982 went to New York to visit an old neighbour from Vitoria. She planned to stay for a month, but the few hundred dollars she had brought ran out in a matter of days. She faced a choice: fly home or start earning.

She could have been in trouble. "New York was a lot more violent then and many Brazilian women were prostitutes, so there was this prejudice," says Malin. Luckily, Jocely had skills.

She spoke no English, but found a job at a nail salon run by a Portuguese woman. At the time the fashion was for stick-on acrylic nails which would be removed weeks later, leaving quite a bit of damage. Jocely's focus was on restoring the nail's natural health and lustre. Her reputation for manicures spread and she attracted a powerful customer - Adnan Khashoggi. The arms-trade magnate would book her for the entire day, at a rate of $100 an hour, so he could have manicures between meetings. Through him she met many influential people, from stars such as Brooke Shields and Rod Stewart to the editors of fashion magazines like Elle and Marie Claire.

Soon she was earning well and, one by one, her sisters came over to join her. Jonice was the second to come to New York. She was dazzled. "It was when I arrived here that I realised Brazil was Third World," she says. "We knew nothing."

In 1987 the sisters opened their first nail salon on 57th St between 5th and 6th Avenue, then considered a fairly undesirable location. People thought they were crazy, says Jonice. At the time you didn't need a licence to run a nail salon so it was the obvious place to start, but they had other beauty secrets to impart. A few years later, at the start of the '90s, they began offering their - as yet unnamed - extreme bikini wax. It removed all pubic hair from below, not just at the sides.

Their signature wax had been invented by their sister Janea. "It's a funny story actually," says Malin. Back in the late '70s Janea was in Bahia with her husband, having a beer and some fried fish on the beach. She was admiring a beautiful girl, but as she walked past Janea was horrified by the pubic hair protruding from the back of her tiny bikini. "The image - it was like a mirror that shattered," says Malin.

Janea's next thought was: "Wow, do we have hair there?"

At home her suspicion was confirmed. But when she went to a salon to have it removed, she met with resistance: "Are you crazy? I'm not touching you there," was the response.

So Janea decided to do it herself. She locked herself in the waxing booth with a mirror and after about three hours of painful experimentation came out feeling fabulous. Then she convinced her co-workers to do the same. "They were like: 'Oh my god I don't feel ashamed when I'm in bed with men, I don't feel shame when I go to the doctor, I feel cleaner,'" explains Malin.

When they introduced it in New York, their bikini wax became wildly popular. It helped that they still counted the editors of fashion magazines among their customers. "Our only error was not to call it the J Sisters wax," says Jonice.

But there was a problem - they were coming under pressure from rivals. The early '90s had seen a boom in online porn, which increasingly featured hairless actors and models. "It's very practical for pornography but it's just very practical for sex," adult film-maker Anna Span told the BBC. Adult magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse also showed little or no pubic hair.

Jonice says Playboy called the salon, claiming they had come up with the idea first. "They said: 'This is ours, we do this for the porno site,'" she says. Jonice's defence was to say that it was just what everyone in Brazil did. "I said we were introducing our culture," she says.

"That's why all over the world it's known as a Brazilian. I played it that way so they would leave me alone. But it started here, not there."

People haven't forgotten that the J Sisters were the real pioneers. They were consulted for shows like Gossip Girl and Sex And the City.

"Sarah Jessica Parker came here all the time," says Jocely.

They count many celebrities as close friends.

"They have very intimate relationships with people," says Malin.

"If you spread your legs to a woman then you don't have anything else to hide. I've been there so many times and you end up talking about everything: depression, kids, anal sex... It's crazy and a little bit therapeutic."

As well as Malin's book, a biopic about the sisters is in production in Brazil - a "drama", or comic drama, say the producers. "They were very brave to leave this small town in Brazil and go to New York with no money and no English," says Karen Castanho, one of the producers. "They have such energy, I've never met anyone like them."

Further reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37896963

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Qualifications - At Waxing Me pretty we are professionally trained in intimate waxing to industry standards. Recognised and accredited from BABTAC as award winning waxing experts in female body waxing and intimate waxing with qualification and certificates available.

BABTAC - Like all businesses in the cosmetic and beauty industry, we are governed by the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology [BABTAC] and have a responsibility to ensure standards are adhered to ensuring a safe and hygienic environment.

Waxes – Using the crème de la crème of all waxes from product manufacturer who have over 30 years of innovation. We use the only hot wax and strip wax worth taking your clothes off for. Our wax is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Combined with a unique technique of waxing we will make sure we give the most comfortable wax and every visit is almost pain free.

Whether you’re experienced a wax virgin or had a waxing nightmare. We will make your waxing experience a positive one.

Hygiene - We pride ourselves on high waxing hygiene standards and safe practice is a commitment we take very seriously at Waxing Me Pretty. Offering the very best in hygiene and precision waxing [no double dipping]. We clean and sterilise our treatment beds between every service and wear disposable gloves.

What is Intimate Waxing? -  Intimate waxing using hot wax [non-strip] to professionally remove the hair from your intimate areas. At Waxing Me Pretty, women can choose from various shapes and styles:

·      Hollywood wax - All hair is removed from your intimate areas.

·      Brazilian wax / Brazilian Landing Strip - All hair is removed from your intimate areas. A narrow strip or triangle of pubic hair is left above the labia. 

·      G String wax - Hair is removed from the top, high sides, and bum. [No visible pubic hair wearing G String]

·      Extended Bikini wax - Hair is removed from the two side panels going in narrow at the bottom. 

·      Basic Bikini wax - A quick, gentle wax in the crease of leg.  

·      Bum cheeks wax + Buttocks wax - Buttocks & between bum cheeks only.

Hollywood wax or Brazilian wax for the first time can be quite daunting. Using the very best quality hot wax to give the most comfortable wax possible. 

We promise the results are virtually painless and more than worth it! One Brazilian wax, Hollywood wax or Bikini wax and you will be hooked and you’ll never go back to any other waxing method!

Pre Waxing Care - Before you come in for your first wax, you want to make sure your hair is long enough. For ideal waxing conditions, hair should be between 1/4 inch and 3/4 inch long; about three weeks of hair growth from your last shave or four to six weeks of hair growth from your last wax. We require this length to ensure the best possible results! If the hair is too short, the wax will not be able to adhere and you will be left with stubble.

Post Waxing Care - Exfoliate, exfoliate, and exfoliate! Washing and exfoliating your skin is the best way to prevent ugly bumps and stubborn ingrown hairs; before and after your wax. There are many ways to exfoliate but at Waxing Me Pretty, we feel that dry exfoliating works the best! Using a dry or slightly damp soft-bristled brush, gently move in a circular motion around the waxed area. This is a great and aggressive way to remove dead skin cells, rejuvenate and renew the skin. This should be done before your wax and two days following your wax, as your skin will be a little sensitive.  

24 Hours Post Waxing - Avoid deodorant, hot showers, baths, chlorinated pools, gyms, exercise classes, solariums, self tan, spas and saunas as these can all irritate the skin.

Sun Exposure - Avoiding sun exposure 24 to 48 hours before & after your appointment is very important!

Waxing is not suitable - Retin-A or Roaaccutane users, sunburned or recently laser-peeled skin - Not suitable for women in the first trimester of Pregnancy [First 12 weeks of pregnancy] Women more than 12 weeks pregnant is absolutely ok to be waxed - Not suitable on recent scar tissue or nerve damage or increase / decrease sensitivity in the  area of the skin being waxed.

Scheduling - Waxing Me Pretty books all of our appointments with an additional fifteen minutes to accommodate parking, filling out appropriate forms and payment. For ideal waxing conditions, hair should be; approximately three weeks after your last shave and four to six weeks after your last wax. We highly recommend booking ahead to best accommodate your schedule.

Waxing Etiquette - Please arrive for your treatment clean and smelling gorgeous.

Appointment Requirement - Please do not bring any small children, friends, or any animals to the studio with you for your treatment. This is a health & safety insurance requirement, which must be adhered to or risk your appointment being cancelled.

Late Appointments - We will try our best to accommodate late appointments but if you are more than fifteen minutes late we will have to reschedule.     

Cancellations - Please give 24-hour notice of your appointment. Should you fail to give 24 hours notice of cancellation you will be charged full treatment cost or the full treatment cost will be added to your account and will be payable before booking any further treatments. This is a cancellation policy we have had to implement to protect our appointments and our business, we hope you understand.

Waxing Myths

Waxing Myths

Myth: Waxing is a form of permanent hair removal

The effects of wax hair removal vary between individuals and is solely dependent on hair growth. People who have extremely sensitive hair germ cells will produce replacement hairs more quickly than others however, this particular form of hair removal can last between 3-8 weeks.

Myth: Side effects are temporary

Sure, the redness will die down in the hours following your appointment, but more serious side effects can last much longer. Too-hot wax can burn the skin, leading to blistering and permanent scars. To minimise the risk of permanent damage, leave it to the professionals instead of attempting at-home kits. And if the wax is too hot while you’re there, do speak up.

Myth: Timing doesn’t matter

You’ll be quick to call this false if you’ve ever gotten a wax during your period (ow!). The top two reasons to save waxing for pre- and post-that-time-of-the-month: reduced pain and no messy tampon strings to get in the way. While it is generally safe to get a bikini wax during your period, most women are more sensitive to pain around this time and therefore may want to avoid it. If just the thought of waxing makes you wince, try scheduling your appointment smack dab between periods. Studies report that your pain tolerance peaks during ovulation, which occurs mid-cycle.

Myth: You’re good to go right away

Your just-waxed bikini line creates a tempting smoothness, but stick with foreplay and put the real thing on pause for at least 24 hours after your waxing session. The friction and perspiration that result when you get hot and heavy can make the area more susceptible to infection, she says. That also means it’s best to fit a gym session in before your appointment instead of after. Waxing removes the hair from the hair follicle, and because the hair follicle is empty and open, it leaves more opportunity for dirt and bacteria to get into it. Leave the workouts and romp sessions for a day or so later, she says.

Myth: Waxing prevents ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs occur when the mouth of the hair follicle becomes blocked. This forces the hair to become trapped and as a result, begins to grow back on itself.

Although increased keratinisation can block the mouth of the follicle by producing more cells in the stratum corneum, inadequate aftercare such as dry skin and wearing tight fitting clothing over the treated area following wax depilation can easily produce ingrown hairs.

Myth: I will suffer an adverse skin reaction to the wax used

It is normal for skin to look slightly pink after wax epilation regardless of the temperature of wax used. Providing you do not suffer from hypersensitive skin, the procedure has been performed correctly there is no reason why you should suffer an over-reaction to waxing.

Myth: Waxing harms the skin

False! While waxing may cause some minor side effects such as inflammation and the dreaded ‘plucked chicken look’, these will disappear within hours. Waxing does not cause long-term damage to the skin – it even exfoliates and benefits the top layer of skin.

Myth: Hair has to be a certain length

The ideal length for hair to be waxed is between ¼” – ½”. Any shorter than this and the wax will struggle to grip and remove the hair.

Bikini wax: Everything You Need To Know Before Taking The Plunge

Bikini wax: Everything You Need To Know Before Taking The Plunge

Here is everything you need to know before booking a waxing appointment.

We always recommend only going to a professional

Q: What prep should you do before getting a wax?

A: Nothing! No hair removal or trimming! We’ll take care of that for you. Just wear some comfortable underwear to put back on after the service for ultimate comfort.

Q: What is the most popular bikini wax?

A: Hollywood’s are the most requested wax of the four Intimate Services we offer. This popular wax removes all of the hair in the intimate area from front to back! But don’t worry everyone’s modesty is kept and protected. If removing all of the hair isn’t your cup of tea then choose from any of the other Intimate Waxing Services we offer; Bikini, G-String or Brazilian.

Q: How much will it hurt?

A: The more you wax the less painful the experience. The first wax isn’t everyone’s favourite, but once you’ve done it, it’s totally worth it and it’ll gets much easier. Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal that removes the hair from the root meaning each removal weakens the hair growth cycle. Plus, at Waxing Me Pretty we recommend a Hot Wax rather than Strip Wax. Hot Wax coats the hairs being removed and doesn’t stick to the skin, meaning the removal is a lot softer and kinder on the skin and therefore less painful.

Q: How far in advance of a holiday should you get a wax?

A: A lot of people wax only a few days before going on their holiday, but if you’re not a regular waxer, then this can mean the hairs grow back quicker and that’s not something you want when you’re in your best bikini! We recommend seeing you for at least three Waxing Services before your holiday to ensure all of the hairs are growing at the same stage and removed at the best time! Depending on the speed of the hair growth, we’d suggest 3 months prior to your holiday.

Q: How often should you get a wax?

A: When you become a regular waxer, you can be hair free for 2-3 weeks on average. Then you need at least ½ cm in length for us to give you a Super Smooth Finish. If the hair is too long, the hair will detach itself form the root and another hair will start growing, so the results won’t last as long. Your Waxing Me Pretty Expert will be able to book your monthly follow up appointments to give you the best results for longer.

Q: Any big no-nos?

A: Don’t shave. I know it may sound like a given, but don’t feel like you need to tame any hairs, we’ll take care of everything for you. At Waxing Me Pretty we want you to have the best experience possible, so your modesty is our priority. You may find you are more heat and pain sensitive when it’s that certain time of the month, so we’d recommend for your comfort to book in when you’re back to feeling your normal self. If you’re headed for the sun/sunbed after your wax, give at least 24-48 hours. Heat on heat can cause redness and the skin to feel sore and can even burn.

Q: Anything else important we should know?

A: The first trimester of pregnancy is a no-no. At this time, you’re hyper sensitive and lots of hormonal changes are taking place! Get through those key 12 weeks and let’s get you booked straight in after.


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