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Waxing


Hara Soft Wax

Waxing reduces hair growth when performed at every three to five weeks (Hair growth speed dependant). While shaving crops the hair at the skin’s surface, waxing pulls it out by the root, so it grows back softer, finer, and thinner. Waxing is great for those who are tired of the hassle of shaving several times per week. Here at No-thirtySix we use Hara Soft Wax which is manufactured in Britain. 

Appointment Duration and Price List

  • Underarm: £13 
  • Bikini: £20
  • Lip/Chin: £8
  • Half Leg: £20
  • Full Leg: £30

About our waxing treatments 

Hara are pioneers of hot soft waxing

They have strengthened their position in the marketplace with the addition of new products along their journey, although It is of the finest quality and a firm favourite with therapists around the world. Suitable for use on any area of the body and effective on very strong hair growth.

How often should I get my waxing treatment?

Everyone is different – typical hair cycles mean somewhere between every three to five weeks. Regular waxing is essential the benefits of this include the skin becoming less sensitive if waxing alongside the hair follicle having less of a grip on the hair to be pulled and the hairs will come out more easily, with most experiencing over time less hair growth. 

Waxing, like any treatment, can be a journey

Waxing like any treatment can be a journey so it may take up to three waxing treatments to achieve smooth skin due to the fact that hair grows are in stages and all of your hair is never at the same stage. It is very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again. So if you have a big event coming up or are going on holiday you’ll need to plan your waxing treatments now, for the best results. Talk to a therapist today to discuss in more depth. 

What should I expect after my first waxing treatment?

Hairless skin! Everyone’s skin reacts differently to waxing treatments but you may experience temporary redness and minor irritation for a day or two. Proper post-wax care will alleviate these symptoms quickly. If you’re a bride, attending a special occasion or going on holiday, I recommend receiving waxing services a month before your special day or departure to see how your skin reacts. If everything is fine, reschedule another wax a few days before.

Is there anything I should do before my first waxing treatment?

  • Please do not shower or have a hot bath anywhere up to 3-4 hours before the treatment. Heating / soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and not at the root
  • Make sure the hair is the appropriate length for waxing – if you are unsure talk to your therapist
  • Make sure that the area to be waxed are clean – no creams or oils have been applied
  • Certain medications and products should not be taken or used if you plan to have a waxing treatment soon; Topical exfoliants used on the area to be waxed such as Retin-A, Renova, and hydroquinone, oral acne medications such as Accutane, blood-thinning medications, and topical/oral cortisone make the skin more sensitive and increase the likelihood of irritation or other complications. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure whether you should be waxed while on or using a medication

Will I get ingrown hairs?

It’s possible - waxing removes the entire hair, root and all, from the follicle. Your skin naturally hardens and thickens over the area that was waxed so it is important to keep that area gently exfoliated. Use a gentle scrub in that area about 2 days after waxing and continue to exfoliate 1 to 2 times a week thereafter. Remember, we said gentle! Product bases to consider are tea tree and lavender oil as they are both antimicrobial and antibacterial which will prevent irritation. Coming into summer the opportunity will be less but in winter try to wear loose-fitting clothes after your treatment to give your skin chance to reduce moisture and breathe. The bikini, lip and underarms are where we tend to perspire the most. Perspiration and moisture cause bacteria to grow. Once that area has been waxed, the follicle is wide open to this bacteria creeping in so try to avoid heavy exercise that will increase perspiration and chaffing for about 24-48 hours after waxing.

How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

For the next 24-48 hours avoid on the waxed areas; 
  • use of exfoliating products (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products, loofahs, scrubs, etc.) 
  • direct sun exposure and tanning beds 
  • creams with fragrance or ingredients that may irritate 
  • deodorant: it results in irritation and clogging of open follicles 
  • wearing tight clothing: results in irritation and inflammation 
  • excessive heat, such as that from hot tubs and saunas. Warm showers are okay. 
  • exercise, if it may cause chaffing or sweating 
  • touching the freshly waxed area: this encourages irritation 
After 24-48 hours, regular exfoliation with a shower gel and loofah or exfoliating glove will help keep skin soft and prevent ingrown hairs.
Apply an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen to any exposed treatment areas. Since waxing exfoliates as well as removing hair, your skin will be more prone to sunburn in the days following your treatment.  

Can I shave between waxing appointments?

No. Please do not shave between waxing appointments! It disrupts the hair growth cycle resulting in more hair at your next appointment.