Waxing

Unwanted body hair can be a pain! But not at The Laser Beautique! Our expert estheticians can gently remove all that pesky hair quickly and precisely, leaving you feeling silky smooth once more. Whether you prefer laser, waxing or threading we can assist you. Hair removal is our specialty!

Body and Facial Waxing

At The Laser Beautique, we get rid of unwanted hair while you relax in a clean, comfortable, private room. From upper lip to full body we will make sure to remove all the hair as painlessly as possible. In a short time you’ll feel beautifully clean and rejuvenated. For the best result, don’t shave the area being waxed for a week to 10 days before your appointment. If you’re unsure whether your hair is ready for removal, pop in for a quick patch test and we’ll either give you the green light or tell you how much longer to wait.

Honey vs Hard Wax…What’s the difference?

At The Laser Beautique, we love and offer both options!

Honey wax (also known as soft wax) is applied to the skin in an extremely thin layer. The wax is then removed by placing a muslin strip on top of it and ripping it off. This wax adheres to the skin (hair just happens to come out with it), therefore it removes layers of dead skin when it is being pulled off. Since honey wax adheres to the skin, when it is pulled off it also pulls at the skin. Some tend to think honey wax hurts a little more than hard wax because of this. This type of wax is very popular because you don’t have to use a lot of it to get the job done and many think the job gets done much faster because you don’t need to wait for the wax to harden. Also it’s the cheaper option.

Hard wax (also known as strip-less wax) is applied to the skin and does not require a strip to be pulled off. Once the wax dries and hardens on its own, it can be removed directly since it is not sticky like soft wax. Hard wax adheres to the hair only, not the skin. This means the wax can go over the same area multiple times without the risk of burning or pulling the skin off with the wax. Hard wax is also much less painful since the wax is not tugging at the skin when it is being removed. Because of this, Hard wax is especially great for sensitive areas like Brazilians, Bikini Lines, Underarms and the Face. Also Hard wax tends to be much less sticky than Honey wax. But since you have to use LOTS more wax for each section, the only downside to this option is the cost.

Fresh Wax, Always!

At The Laser Beautique we never double dip. Fresh honey wax for sensitive skin is poured into individual, disposable cups at the beginning of each session and thrown out after every use.

Frequently asked questions

Before Waxing

Can I wax if I have had laser hair removal?

Yes, but if at all possible we would recommend continuing with laser on the area until you have achieved the final result you are happy with, if there was originally a mix of light and dark hairs laser would have only successfully removed the darker hairs, laser will have no effect on the lighter hairs so these can be waxed after your course has been completed if needed. You can opt to have electrolysis to permanently and painlessly remove the lighter hairs.

Can someone who has sensitive skin be waxed?

Absolutely, we would recommend that you have a patch test 24 hours before your wax just to ensure everything will be fine, this will put your mind at ease to as it will determine if your skin is suitable or not. Sometimes if you have a sensitive skin the heat of the wax may need to be adjusted so when booking you are booking your appointment or speaking to your therapist mention it to them and they will adjust the temperature accordingly.

Do I have to cancel if I get my period?

Absolutely not, we would ask that you use a tampon. You may be more sensitive but it is not necessary to cancel, It happens all the time and is not a problem at all.

Do I need to do anything before my wax appointment?

We would ask all clients to ensure their skin is clean and free from any oils or moisturisers. Exfoliate lightly about 2-3 days before your wax. We would ask that you trim hair to about ¼ of an inch long, before your wax. Wear loose cotton clothing we would also recommend you wear 100% cotton underwear to avoid any skin irritation if having a bikini wax, if you are having a leg wax we would ask you not to wear nylon tights or skinny jeans afterwards as this could cause an irritation on your legs. Avoiding caffeine before your wax as it makes your pain receptors more sensitive. Some clients will take a mild pain reliever 30mins before their appointment. Refrain from using false tan or using tanning beds before waxing.

Refrain from taking a shower or bath immediately before the treatment. Soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective. Please maake sure the hair is the appropriate length for waxing. Make sure that the area(s) to be waxed are clean. There are certain medications and products that 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.

How long does my hair have to be to be waxed?

You will need at least 2-3 weeks growth in order to achieve a clean wax, this does vary from person to person. For your first wax we would definitely recommend 3 weeks growth. It is REALLY important for the hairs to be long enough so that the wax can grab them otherwise hairs will break or will not be removed completely. If your hairs are not long enough we recommend rescheduling otherwise you may be disappointed with your result. We would ask that hair be trimmed to about ¼ of an inch long.

I have never been waxed before and am embarrassed?

Don’t be, seriously. We completely understand, what is a everyday occurrence for us is a big deal for you, especially if it is your first time. We do this all day every day so there is no need for you to worry. We will take our time to explain what will happen and ensure you feel at ease. Our therapists are very professional and will make sure you never feel uncomfortable.

I’m pregnant can I wax?

Yes, there is no reason why you can’t get waxed while pregnant, unless you are told not to by your doctor. It might get a little bit more challenging the bigger your bump gets but have no have no fear you’re in safe hands.

Is it hygienic to wax?

Definitely, we have a strict hygiene policy our rules are always obeyed and never compromised. We never double dip our spatulas – so the wax in our pots is 100% completely clean. We wear disposable gloves always. Work areas are completely sanitised with hospital grade disinfectant after every client. Our specialist wax therapists have experience and are experts at what they do they would never comprise your safety while waxing.

Is waxing safe?

Absolutely, waxing has been used for years as a method of hair removal. All of our waxing therapists have experience and because we are a dedicated hair removal clinic it’s what we do, all day every day. We use the highest quality waxes and only use hot wax for all specialised intimate waxing treatments so you can be assured of the safest most comfortable wax possible.

Is there anything I can do beforehand that will decrease the sensation?

Avoid Caffeine before your wax appointment. Take a mild pain reliever. Avoid waxing if you are premenstrual. Most importantly, Relax, you’re in safe hands.

What happens during a wax appointment?

Firstly we will ask you to fill in some paperwork, your therapist will bring you to a treatment room and ask you to remove your clothing, for intimate waxing we do ask that all items of clothing be removed from the waist down, we pop you onto a treatment couch and give you a towel to cover over the treatment area so you feel comfortable, your therapist will then come in and wax.

What is the difference between a Brazilian, Hollywood and extended wax?

A Brazilian is the removal of the hair in the intimate area, including the labia, a small strip of hair is left, the size and shape depend on your own personal preference. A Brazilian extended includes the bum. A Hollywood is the removal of all of the hair in this area including labia. Hollywood extended includes the bum.

What is the difference between a wax and a maintenance wax?

A full wax is needed by someone who has never been waxed before or for someone that hasn’t been waxed in over a six week period and has full growth. We allocate a full 30mins for this treatment so that you can relax and we can take our time to ensure a clean wax is achieved. A maintenance wax is for someone who has been waxed previously at The Laser Beautique within a 4-6 week period. We allocate 20mins for this treatment because we are just maintaining the reduction of the hair rather than having to remove a full growth of hair in the area.

Why is there a price difference?

Basically because you have less hair we have to spend less time waxing. We value all our customers and want to reward them for their loyalty. This along with our loyalty card system is our way of saying Thank you, which we feel is a very important thing to do. We appreciate you coming in to have your regular waxing with us.

Will it hurt?

Honestly, it depends on the person, some people think it’s a breeze and others say, well, let’s just say it doesn’t feel like a massage. The vast majority of people say it’s the anticipation and thought of it which is the worst part, the wax itself is fine. Some parts are worse than others but over time it gets better as the more you wax the hair the weaker it will become. We only use hot wax for all of our intimate and facial waxing treatments as this allows the follicle to open more and is a lot less painful than strip waxing. We’re a chatty bunch in here so generally the time passes by before you realise what’s happened.

After Waxing

What should I expect after my first waxing treatment?

Hairless skin! Also, everyone’s skin reacts differently to waxing treatments, but you can expect to have temporary redness and minor irritation for a day or two. Slight itchiness may be experienced as the hair grows out. 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.

Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker/stronger/darker?

Absolutely not.

Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse.

When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thick part of the hair, which is why you can feel stubble the next day. A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair, very fine at the tip, so no stubble.

The only things known to stimulate hair growth are hormones: natural or artificial.

Can I shave in-between waxes?

We know it’s tempting but don’t give in. We don’t recommend shaving in between your waxes, shaving will affect the consistency of your hair growth patterns. If you do shave you also increase the chance of getting ingrown hairs and we all know that’s not fun.

Do I need to avoid anything after my wax appointment?

Directly after waxing your hair follicles remain open so please refrain from the following Hot showers/baths, steam rooms, saunas, swimming pool and exercise for 24hrs after your wax. Exfoliation for 24hrs and use light exfoliation for up to 3 days after waxing. Sun beds or fake tan on the area or expose the area to direct sunlight. Perfumed products or thick creams. Don’t wear tight clothes as they will cause friction on the area. All of the above may cause skin to become irritated in the treated area, it is important that you follow these guidelines to ensure the result from your wax is long lasting and to ensure your skin safety.

How do I exfoliate and how often should I be doing it?

You should exfoliate using gentle to medium pressure on the skin, very rough and aggressive exfoliation is not recommended especially in the bikini area. Regular light exfoliation done 2-3 times a week is more effective than 1 session using a heavy handed approach as this will traumatise your skin. Exfoliating mitts are widely available and when used in conjunction with a light scrub prove to be a very effective combination. If you need something stronger products are available which contain Salicylic Acid (from the willow bark tree) to further help the skin shed its dead layers , this in turn prevents hairs getting trapped underneath the skin.

How do I get rid of ingrown hairs and will the red marks they leave fade away?

If you suffer terribly, we recommend booking in for either laser or electrolysis so we can remove the hair permanently. Therefore you remove the ingrown permanently. Otherwise a light exfoliation as explained above should help but if you are prone to ingrown hairs it is worthwhile investing in a good after wax product to help the skin chemically exfoliate (Not as in bad chemicals, using an active ingredient in a product) as opposed to mechanically (Scrubbing). This will also help the red marks to fade over time. If you must use a tweezers , ensure that your skin is clean and the tweezers has been disinfected and also that you have a antibac wipe or cream to apply over the area after the hair has been removed, this will ensure that the follicle doesn’t become infected.

Is waxing permanent?

No, waxing can weaken the hair over time but not completely remove it permanently, if you stop waxing hairs will regenerate in the follicles. For permanent and pain free hair removal please see our laser hair removal and electrolysis treatments.  

What is an ingrown hair?

If you are prone to ingrown hairs you will normally see bumps appear a couple of weeks after waxing these are normal and are nothing to worry about. It is however very important to use a product specifically designed to help with ingrown hairs and begin to exfoliate at this stage otherwise you will find more hairs becoming ingrown.

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, I said gentle! Also, use a mixture of tea tree and lavender oil. Both are antimicrobial and antibacterial and will prevent irritation. Try to wear loose-fitting clothes for a few days after to give your skin a chance to breathe and reduce moisture. 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. 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.
When can I start exfoliating again?

Depending on how sensitive your skin is after waxing it is quiet safe to start lightly exfoliating about 3-4 days after your wax, just be gentle for the first week or so. We really do recommending exfoliating in between your waxing appointments to avoid ingrown hairs forming under the skin.

When will I need my next wax?

This varies from person to person but an average of 4-6 weeks for most people, you will find the more you wax the cleaner they become and the less frequently you will need them. The trick is not to leave too long of a gap in-between so that you are catching each growth cycle as they are coming through.

Pricing

Ladies
Ear / Nose R75
Brows R110
Lip or Chin R80
Cheeks R100
Brow & Lip R140
Lip, Chin & Eyebrow R200
Full Facial Wax R360
Full Back R260
Bikini R130
Brazilian R200
Hollywood R250
Underarm R110
Half Arm R120
3/4 Arm R150
Full Arm R185
Chest R270
Stomach R110
Half Leg R190
3/4 Leg R250
Full Leg R240
Fingers / Toes R65
Men
Ear / Nose R95
Brows R110
Lip/Chin R105
Cheeks R130
Brow & Lip R170
Lip,Chin & Eyebrows R240
Full Facial R460
Full Back R320
Chest R320
Stomach R230
Speedo R190
Brozillian R270
Hollywood R320
UnderArm R120
Half Arm R150
3/4 Arm R190
Full Arm R210
Half Leg R220
3/4 Leg R250
Full Leg R300
Fingers / Toes R85

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