Get it right, and you’ll be waxing lyrical; get it wrong, and things could get bumpy. We team up with the experts and get your wedding wax sorted…
Waxing Specialists, Ellen Kavanagh and Trish O’Brien, have mastered the art of comfortable waxing with a revolutionary range of hot and strip wax solutions, including a vegan-friendly beeswax free solution. We team up with them for their top ten tips for the perfect wedding wax…
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Ask the following questions when booking your appointment:
“Do you use hot peelable wax and pre-wax oil for face/underarm/bikini waxing?” This means that your sensitive areas are treated and waxed correctly using hot wax instead of strip wax, which should only be used on the tougher body parts like legs and arms.
“Do you have a no double-dipping policy?” This means that the salon uses a new stick for every dip into their wax pots ensuring that there is no cross contamination or bacteria transferred from client to client.
(If a salon answers “no” to either question, find another salon that answers “yes”!)
Start your waxing at least four months before your wedding. This will ensure that your hair growth is in a slower growth pattern and skin will remain smooth for not only your wedding but your honeymoon too. If you’re tanning for your wedding, leave two days (48hours) in between your wax and tanning appointment, to ensure a smooth, even glow.
Grow your hair
The ideal hair length for waxing should be the same length as a grain of rice. If hair is too short, the wax won’t grip it sufficiently for super smooth removal.
Clients who trim before a wax, always trim the hair way too short. Therapists would prefer if you put the scissors down, and left the hair for them to deal with.
Prep your skin
Gently exfoliate your skin using exfoliating gloves 24 hours before your wax to remove any build up of dead skin cells and loosen any ingrown hairs.
Avoid sun exposure
Over-exposed skin from the sun or sunbed use will be overheated, and not be able to be waxed for 24-48 hours afterwards.
Keep the tea and coffee to a minimum leading up your wax appointment. The caffeine in both will stimulate your skin to be extra sensitive.
Wear loose clothing
After waxing, the best thing for your skin is to be kept cool, clean and unrestricted. So leave your skinny jeans and tights at home.
There is no need to be nervous. You have researched your salon. Your therapist is a professional and has most likely performed this treatment 100 times over. Just relax, let her do her thing and it’ll be over before you know it!
Our thanks for these excellent top tips. See the full range of products available at waxpertswax.com