Victoria Lashes Plymouth

Clean and easy Waxing

Waxing

Waxing is a safe and effective method of removing unwanted facial and body hair, using heated wax. The warm wax is applied to the desired area using a clean and easy roller system and then the wax is quickly re- moved, taking the unwanted hair with it.

Clean and easy waxing
Eyebrow shape £ 5.00
Upper lip £ 5.00
Chin £ 5.00
Underarms £ 6.00
Arms £ 10.00
Bikini line £ 7.00
Half leg £ 10.00
Full leg £ 15.00

FAQ

How much hair growth is required for effective waxing?
At least 1⁄4 inch of growth should be present. This is normally about 10-14 days growth (post-shaving).
How long does it take for the hair to grow back?
Hair typically grows back in two to eight weeks depending on the individual. Due to cycles of hair growth, we have 3 different stages, you may experience re-growth sooner. This is not the waxed hair growing back - it is the emergence of hair which was not present (or too short) at the time of waxing. With regular waxing early on, you can decrease the frequency with which you’ll need it.
Does waxing increase hair growth?
No, with regular waxing, re- growth is usually less and hair tends to become finer.
Are there any risks associated with waxing?
Waxing is an exfoliation of the skin - often, when the wax is removed, surface cells are also removed. Exfoliation is healthy for the skin , however, too much can redness and irritation. Some clients get ingrowing hairs post-waxing, especially in areas where the waxed hair is coarse and/or curly.

Contraindications for waxing:

If you are using products containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid or any other preparation designed to peel the skin, it should be discontinued for 3-5 days prior to any waxing.
Waxing should not be used on areas of skin affected by warts, moles or other skin irritations.
Do not receive waxing if you are diabetic or have any circulatory problems. Waxing should not be performed on areas with broken blood vessels or varicose veins.

Tips prior to waxing:

Know the contraindications (see above) and communicate this to us.
Avoid sun exposure/tanning for at least 5 days prior.
Avoid aspirin and other blood thinners.
It is best to schedule your waxing at least 7 days prior.
You may take an over-the-counter pain medication before. Remember - you can still have some post-waxing irritation due to hormones, stress, general skin sensitivity or other factors

So......Waxing or shaving, two of the most common methods adopted by women for hair removal: which is better? That’s one of the biggest questions as far as unwanted hair removal is concerned. Unwanted hair growth is a constant point of worry and concern for many and there is always a debate of what is the right way to get rid of it. Here is a list of pros and cons of waxing!

Waxing

Pros

It removes hair from the root which results in hair-free skin for weeks.
It leaves the skin feeling soft even if you touch it against the hair growth side.
It is more long lasting than shaving.
Smoother skin.
It is a natural way of hair removal as wax is herbal.
It will eventually reduce hair growth.

Cons

It is a painful procedure and waxing time and again may make the skin loose.
If you have sensitive skin, waxing can cause redness and boils.
If the hair is too fine, then waxing does not help. It works best on full grown hair

We use disposable waxing strips.
The wax should be hot but not too hot that it burns your skin, you will always be wax tested first!
A soothing Aloe Vera gel is applied after waxing