waxing guide: waxing vs shaving. hot wax vs strip wax

Ladies, are you still virgin to Waxing?

Come on, it’s about time you joined the waxing crew! Make a summer resolution to yourself and become friends with waxing salons like ImmaQulate Beauty, and make your hair removal experience less of a fight.

Just to enlighten you, waxing is an excellent method to deal with your unwanted hairs.

Waxing leaves the area smoother than shaving does because it pulls the hair out from below the top layer of skin. This is the easiest and most convenient way to go about removing hair from large areas, such as Legs, Thighs, back, stomach and of course the cookie area (bikini).

There are generally two types of Waxing: Strip Waxing, sometimes refer to as warm wax, and Hot Waxing also know as Hard Wax. With warm wax, the Strips are pre-coated with wax or a sugar-based substance and pressed onto the skin in the direction of the hair growth and pulled off in the opposite direction. However with hot waxing, a thin layer of heated wax is applied to the skin in the direction of the hair growth. The hair becomes embedded in the wax as it cools. The wax is then pulled off quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth, taking the hair with it from the root.

There are four commonly known types of Bikini Waxing, namely Bikini Line, Thong Bikini or High Bikini, Brazilian Bikini, and Hollywood Bikini.

Bikini wax is a removal of all pubic hair covered but the bikini shape is left in place.

Thong Bikini wax is an extended or higher bikini wax leaving a smaller amount of hair where the bikini would cover.

A Brazilian bikini wax is the removal of hair from the entire pubic region, except for a small patch just above the vaginal area. A Hollywood bikini wax is the removal of the hair from the entire pubic region. Many women request these waxing treatments because it gives a clean, close wax and the freedom to wear even the most revealing swimwear and lingerie. You’ll have a smooth, bump-free bikini area that looks fabulous in a bathing suit or au natural. However most men prefer their lady to have something left in the middle as many of my clients say, so I tend do a lot more Brazilian Bikini Waxes than Hollywoods, and the landing strip on Brazilian comes in difference shapes, such as Triangle, Love Heart or a simple thin line.

Both Brazilian and Hollywood waxes usually includes the labia and the area that reaches into the buttocks. And if there are stray hairs after waxing, the technician may also tweezes the area.

The way waxing works is that to allowing wax to penetrate into the follicles (and provide the closest possible wax) is to relax.

Many of my clients can testify that Brazilian or Hollywood Bikini waxing is not as painful as many have made it to sound; then again maybe it’s just the way I do it. I mainly use Hot Wax, which is very kind to skin especially if you are virgin to waxing.

If you want to book a waxing treatment with me, I am mainly based in our Clapham Junction salon except on Mondays and Tuesdays. Sometimes I am also in our Victoria Westminster salon. However at ImmaQulate Group we have made it compulsory that our clients enjoy the same flawless bikini waxing in whichever one of our salons you go to: Clapham Junction, London Victoria, or the new sister company salon in Bond Street; therefore you will be just as comfortable having your bikini wax done with any of the colleagues, Andrea, Angela, Sokina, or Faiza.

Your Waxing Specialist,


Zefney Gordon

Posted by on July 24th, 2013

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