Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017

bikini lineIf you’ve never had a bikini wax, but are starting to think now is the time to try, here’s our guide to what to expect!

Bikini waxing has become a regular part of the beauty routine for many women, but there’s a first time for everyone and it can be a bit daunting.

1. Embarrassed About a Bikini Wax?

Firstly, be reassured, it’s quite normal to very cautious about the idea of stripping off and exposing your ‘nether regions’ to a complete stranger. You may even be able to keep your knickers on.

It is sensible to wear a ‘comfy’ pair – nothing too tight – especially if you are having a thorough wax (e.g. Hollywood/Brazilian).  Otherwise, you may be provided with disposable pants which aren’t glamorous but do the job of providing a bit of modesty while giving the therapist access.

Remember, your therapist has done this many times before. They’re not there to judge you and a good therapist will be able to reassure you and talk you through the process.

2. Will it Hurt?

We won’t pretend it’s pain-free. You can expect a short, sharp ‘ouch’ as the wax strip is removed, but the initial shock does subside quickly. Some areas are worse than others as the bikini line can be quite sensitive for those having the fuller treatments (Hollywood or Brazilian).

However, many clients do say that although it hurts, it was not as bad as expected and well worth it for the results.

You can reduce the pain by taking a painkiller (ibuprofen) an hour beforehand and ensuring that the hair is not overlong before treatment. Contact the salon for advice on this.

3. What To Expect Afterwards?

A cream or gel is applied after treatment which soothes and hydrates the skin. The area may still look a bit red for a few hours, but this will pass.

Once recovered, your skin will soon be smooth and hair-free with results that last 3-4 weeks.

Waxing regulars will tell you that the pain becomes a lot more tolerable with successive treatments as you get used to it and know what to expect.

Waxing, London

Cosmedics’ Putney Beauty Salon offer waxing with a team of experienced beauty therapists.

The hair removal treatment is one of the most popular at the salon it’s such a fast and easy way of removing unwanted hair from areas such as the underarms, legs and bikini area.

Permanent Hair Reduction

For those looking for longer term results, Putney Beauty Salon also offers state-of-the-art hair removal technology which works to prevent future regrowth by literally destroying the hair follicle’s ability to grow new hair, so the skin appears soft, smooth and hair free. Laser hair removal is a solution for permanent hair reduction. Cosmedics’ Putney Beauty Salon have the latest technology with the award-winning Soprano ICE system – good for large as well as small areas

Putney Beauty Salon

Cosmedics’ Putney Beauty Salon offer a range of advanced hair removalface and body treatments using the top of the range technology such as the CACI Ultimate, EDS and hydradermie. Their beauty therapists also offer popular and cost-effective waxing, manicures and facials.

For further information, to book an appointment or for any queries, please call our friendly team on 0208 246 4861.

Cosmedics Beauty, 4 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS

First Time Bikini Wax Guide
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First Time Bikini Wax Guide
If you've never had a bikini wax, here's our guide to what to expect in terms of embarrassment, pain and aftercare with tips for first timers.