Woman’s Body Waxing2018-05-02T18:30:17+00:00

BODY

WAXING

| THE ART OF HAIR REMOVAL

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BODY

WAXING

| THE ART OF HAIR REMOVAL

BOOK NOW

Body Waxing

Hair-Free & Carefree

Let’s do some beautiful waxing! Say farewell to that unwanted pelt and hello to a smoother, gorgeous you. From under-arms to legs, Waxnlaser Waxing Artists provide the full range of waxing services in the privacy of our state-of-the-art rooms.

We’re always ready to wax & please, with or without an appointment. Set a date and avoid a possible wait by booking online or calling your local Waxnlaser beauty clinic.

BIKINI
Traditional "underwear" line
$30
G-STRING
Enough to get you bikini ready
$40
SNAIL TRAIL
That tummy-line hair
$15
1/2 LEG LOWER
From above the knee down to the toes
$40
1/2 LEG THIGH
From under the knee on up
$45
3/4 LEG
When full leg isn't necessary
$50
FULL LEG
From toes up to bikini line
$60
UNDER ARMS
Both, yay!
$25
1/2 ARM
When full arm isn't necessary
$35
FULL ARM
Both arms fully waxed, nice
$45

COMBINATION DISCOUNTS
Add one or more waxing treatments to the same appointment and receive the following discounts off all treatments (excludes eyes):

Any 2 ……………  15% off both
Any 3 ……………  20% off all
Any 4 or more .. 25% off all.

REWARDS
We keep track of your purchases and 10% of the services you buy goes towards a free service of your choice. Check with our reception to see what your “POINTS” total is today!

STUDENT DISCOUNT
Book a Wait-List appointment and get 20% off. Click Here

Body Waxing FAQ

Have a question about getting a body wax?  If we haven’t answered it in the FAQ’s click the button to ask us something else. We will email you a private answer.

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We use strip wax (also known as soft wax) for larger and non-sensitive areas. Strip wax comes in a cartridge and is heated by being inserted into a cartridge heater. We use a new cartridge for every client. The warmed wax is thinly rolled onto your skin (like a deodorant roller) and a fresh, clean wax strip (cloth made from bamboo) is pressed firmly against your waxed skin. The hairs stick to the cloth which is then ripped off and the hairs come too.

No, most of the wax comes off on the cloth. We remove any residual stickiness with a professional after-wax oil then use an in-grown hair retardant and a moisturising cream to finish. Your skin will look and feel great.

We ask you to be clean, wax grips clean hair better. Best not to moisturise or use oils. Our advice: It can make it easier if you gently exfoliate the night before to get rid of dead skin build-up around the hair follicles and a warm bath or shower shortly before your appointment can make the skin softer allowing for easier hair removal. Take a Panadol (not ibuprofen because it’s a blood thinner) about 20 minutes before if you’re worried about pain.

Generally wait at least 2-3 weeks since the last time you shaved so the hair will be long enough to wax. (think Basmati rice grain length.)

We’re trying to stop any infections getting into the open follicles so try not to touch the area. We recommend no heavy exercise, where you will break out in a sweat, within 2 to 3 hours to give the follicles time to heal and close. Swimming, spray tanning, and saunas are not recommended within 12 hours of waxing. Wait 2 to 4 weeks after waxing for any deep exfoliation of the waxed area such as microdermabrasion, peels or laser treatments.

No, although things may be a little irritated for an hour or two after the wax so looser, more comfortable clothing may be wise but certainly not essential.

So as you can imagine it’s not the most comfortable experience. However one of the reasons we specialise in waxing is because we have found ways (and waxes) that reduce the pain – a lot. We train our therapists how it’s done and most clients are surprised at how little it hurts.  If you are tired or it’s that time of the month it can be more of a challenge so we suggest you pop a Panadol (but not ibuprofen because it’s a blood thinner) 20 minutes before your wax.

Waxing if you are larger or while you’re pregnant is not a problem for us. Our beds are adjustable and we are very experienced. Your therapist will be very knowledgeable and caring. Other than the fact that it’s waxing, you will enjoy it.

We charge less for unusually sparse hair growth if it takes less time, particularly if it’s as a result of years of waxing. We tend to agree these things with you if you are a regular with us. We do find certain people (ethnicities) naturally have less hair or much larger areas to wax. Generally we don’t charge more for larger areas unless it takes more time or areas start to overlap, e.g. a bikini wax becomes an upper thigh wax.

Your therapist will decide if the waxing treatment can be done but following is a list of the things where we may not be able to wax you (some you may need to tell us about):

  • Skin disorders, e.g. psoriasis, dermatitis
  • Cuts, abrasions or broken skin
  • Bruising or recent haemorrhage
  • Diabetes
  • Defective circulation
  • Folliculitus
  • Recent scar tissue
  • Fractures or sprains
  • Severe varicose veins
  • Loss of skin sensation
  • Self tan
  • Heat rash
  • Warts/skin tags
  • Hairy moles
  • Sun burn/sun bedding
  • Loose/thin skin
  • Some medications

So long as the tattoo is fully healed the waxing will not affect your tattoo. In fact waxing will make the tattoo look better and provides a mild exfoliation of dead skin build-up and this can refresh a tired looking tattoo. Continue exfoliating and keep the area moisturised to make that ink look vivid.

Other than the contra-indications to waxing mentioned above we have strategies that allow us to wax sensitive or fragile skin and look after people who can’t handle pain (at all). Certainly we say avoid coffee and we prefer you don’t use numbing cream however let us know about your concerns and we will be extra careful. We also understand the potential for after wax break-outs and infections which is why we are super hygienic.

Yes it’s certainly possible. Ingrown hairs are common after waxing because the hair gets removed from “under the skin” and the new hair can curl up if the skin surface is blocked from dead skin cell build-up and even from tight clothing. We will recommend one of our ingrown hair prevention products and regular exfoliation with a quality mitt as the usual course of action.

But if you have a nasty ingrown don’t go digging around with tweezers as this can lead to infection. We would recommend you see a doctor or nurse so the hair can be released in a sterile environment and antibiotic medication can be prescribed if necessary.

Both folliculitus, an infection of the hair follicles and cellulitus, a skin infection can be contracted from waxing by bacteria entering through the temporarily open hair follicles.

Unhygenic conditions during waxing significantly increase the risk but even when every precaution has been taken there are still risks. Contamination by clothing, by touching, by exercising or swimming and even from someone with a sore throat can introduce infection.

If there’s a problem give us a call – don’t wait.

Histamine Reaction

Often the skin turns red after a wax and sometimes the hair folliciles swell and become red and irritated. This is not folliculitus but your body’s natural reaction to the “injury” caused by the waxing. The redness will go down in a few hours but if skin is very irritated use an anti-histamine or try lavender essential oil.

Folliculitus

If the red angry bumps around the hair follicles persist for more than a day and seem to be getting worse they may have become infected.

PLEASE DON”T IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS!

Further information can be found here: www.dermnetnz.org/topics/folliculitis

Cellulitus

Is redness and swelling of the skin, most commonly on your arm or leg. The skin will be hot and tender to touch. This is a potentially much more serious infection and you can become rapidly unwell – 3 to 4 days.

More information can be found here: www.dermnetnz.org/topics/cellulitis/

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