Waxing – Hard & Soft
Estheticians use a couple of different types of wax to remove hair from the body. Both are applied with disposable sticks of varying sizes, depending on the detail required in the area being waxed.
This wax is applied and allowed to cool and harden. It is then quickly yanked off of the skin with fingers. A quality hard wax does not stick to skin — only to hair — so can often be used on clients with sensitivity issues.
Soft wax, also called strip wax, is a product that becomes the consistency of honey when heated. It is spread very thinly across the skin, and covered with a muslin or non-woven strip. When the strip is removed, hair comes with it. Ingrown hairs can be a problem with soft wax, but it’s the most practical type of treatment for large areas, such as legs, arms and backs, where hard waxing would take forever to accomplish. Your skin care therapist will likely put a bit of powder on your skin before spreading the soft wax, to help keep the wax from grabbing skin when it hooks onto hairs.
Waxing may not be an option for your facial area if you use retinoids or alpha hydroxy acids — don’t forget to mention this to your esthetician. There are other skin and health conditions that may prevent you from being waxed — your skin care therapist will review your health history and discuss options with you..
Taking care of your skin
Estheticians can make it appear that hair growth has slowed, because we use (mostly) waxing techniques to yank those little guys out by their roots — once they recover from the abuse, hairs have farther to travel in order to reach beyond the skin’s surface. It’s enough of a slowdown to keep you (somewhat) hair-free longer than methods that remove hair at at skin level, such as shaving and chemical depilatories.
It is important to understand that wax not only removes hair but also nourishes the skin, leaving it soft, smooth and silky. We use only the best wax that enhances the quality of the procedure to the fullest. We select your type of wax individually, depending on your skin type, hair texture and gender. Our wax is even efficient at removing very short hair! Waxing is a great long-lasting solution to the problem of unwanted hair.