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From legs and toes to arms and nose anywhere can be waxed!
Velvet Patch operates from a private residential practice in Ruddington, South Notts.
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Waxing is an easy and thorough way to get rid of unwanted hair. It involves removing hair from the actual root resulting in a silky, smooth finish that lasts from 3 – 8 weeks. What’s more the more you take hair out at the root (disturbing the ability of the hair follicle to regenerate) the thinner and sparser the hair grows back, resulting in needing to wax less.
Clients wax for a variety of reasons from improved feel, sensitivity and appearance, to sports, hygiene and healing benefits.
And don’t assume waxing is for a specific client type either – waxing really is for all and all are welcomed at Velvet Patch!
Waxing involves applying a coat of warm wax on the skin which is then removed, taking the hair with it. Waxing has been around for centuries but rest assured waxing products have come a long way since the ancient use of sugar and lemon juice and new techniques are now used to minimise discomfort.
Velvet Patch has been using hard or hot wax since business inception when they weren’t commonly known or widely used in the beauty industry. Classed as ‘new generation’ waxes they contain Polymer which has revolutionised the waxing sector. These products are far superior to other waxes:
in their composition – they are warmed on low heat, creamy in texture, with polymers that make the waxes more pliable and less sticky than traditional waxes.
in the way they are applied – using a technique that that ‘shrink-wraps’ around the hair only, resulting in targeted, easier and more comfortable removal – perfect for sensitive and intimate areas.
in the results they achieve – successful at removing coarse, stubborn hair and by not attaching to the skin, resulting in little or no irritation. Many clients not even exhibiting temporary raised follicles, a common and normal response to waxing.
Product really is hero here and Velvet Patch prides itself on only using the very best tried and tested wax products on the market. Velvet Patch uses Outback Organics, a suite of waxes and aftercare products specifically formulated to give clients the very best in treatment experience and on-going results.
Velvet Patch ensures your wax is a work horse, specifically designed to do the job in hand, promptly and in comfort. And because we are all different Velvet Patch uses different waxes for different hair and skin types and also different body areas. Additionally, products used by Velvet Patch are not industry fads, gimmicks or promote unnecessary marketing propositions…. Ladies and gents, we’re not interested in eating, drinking or even smelling our wax before it gets spread so let’s keep fruity mixes in our cocktails and chocolate on our digestives eh?!
All clients react differently to waxing depending on skin type, pain threshold, even time of the month when extra hormone can contribute to increased sensitivity. Any discomfort is very short-lived and certainly lessens with each visit (….and easily forgotten when the benefits of velvet smooth skin are being enjoyed!).
Clients must ensure hair growth is at least 5mm to maximise results – about the length of a grain of rice. Clients are also advised to exfoliate and moisturise in the run up to a wax to ensure all hairs are present and ready for removal – also recommended regularly to discourage ingrown hairs where hair gets trapped under dead or dry skin.
Such grooming really is recommended and helps achieve greater results – if you’re paying for the treatment you really want to maximise on the results.
Other things to note include:
- Waxing can cause tenderness and raised follicles, particularly on first, prolonged or irregular sessions. This is normal and again very short lived. You’ll be given further aftercare treatment and advice at your appointment.
- Loose cotton clothing is recommended to help keep waxed areas cool.
- Clients should bathe prior to waxing (avoiding all lotions and potions) as bathing after is not advised.
- After treatment clients are advised to keep newly waxed areas as clean and cool as possible to minimise infection risk. Sunbathing, saunas, steams, swimming in fact exercise of any description is off the menu for 24hrs – do consider your plans when scheduling appointments
All clients will undergo a consultation on their first visit to ensure potential contra-indications are identified and appropriately acted on. There are however certain situations/scenarios where waxing will not be able to take place, these are outlined below and new clients will be asked about this when making their first appointment. Waxing cannot take place if the client:
- Has a skin disorder, infection or swelling in area(s) to be waxed
- Is epileptic or haemophiliac
- Is on/has been on steroid, retinoid or anti-coagulant medication in last 6 months
- Is allergic to rosin/reacts to sticking plasters
- Anyone 16 yrs or under will require parental consent and presence
- Clients must be 18 yrs + for Brazilian/Hollywood waxing
If in any doubt or wish to discuss any concerns please do not hesitate to give Sal an informal call.
In order to get the maximum benefits from waxing and go for maximum hair-free periods, clients do need to persevere and remain wax loyal – it promises to be worth it!
Hair grows in different stages and your first few sessions will be spent getting your hairs in-sync and moving in line together. This will ensure hair grows at the same rate and can be removed at the same rate, thereby maximising your hair-free periods.
Shaving completely undermines this chorography; cutting hairs above the surface and promoting uneven growth.
So, however much a pain re-growing for waxing is, however tempted you are to pick up the razor again…please don’t be a slave to the shave!