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Waxing

You deserve a painless waxing experience, which is why we use Waxperts Wax at Shwe Tan

So what makes Waxperts products different?

Hot WaxThis new flexible hot wax system is revolutionary and unlike other hot wax, because it is flexible it does not crack or break, the wax is applied and as it dries it shrinks around the hair and lifts it up from the follicle, when it sets it is simply peeled off and that's it your done!, it is great for getting to grips with short stubborn hair, and has a much lower melting point than other hot waxes so it is especially good for anyone with the most sensitive of skin. The cleanser contains chamomile for its antiseptic and disinfectant properties, Lavender for its anti inflammatory soothing and calming qualities, the prewax oil creates a protective barrier preparing the skin for waxing and also contains a lightweight Lavender base oil for a calming and soothing treatment, the post wax oil is a heavy weight Lavender based oil which soothes and moisturises as well as leaving a smooth finish and helps to prevent in growing hairs in between waxes.

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Getting to know your Wax

There are 2 types of wax - Warm wax which is sometimes referred to as strip waxing, this wax is warm and is spread on your skin in the direction the hair is growing, a waxing strip is placed on top and firmly pressed down, this is then removed by pulling the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth, this is perfect for leg waxing, arm waxing, back waxing, and brows.

Then there is Hot wax, this is applied against the hair growth, it is left to cool for a minute then the end is flicked up and the wax removed again in the opposite direction of the hair growth, this more suited for sensitive areas and skin it is best on areas like bikini, underarm, lip and chin.

Waxing is a semi-permanent method of hair removal; it removes the hair from the root. New hairs will not grow back on previously waxed areas for 2 to 6 weeks.

Waxing Prices

Eyebrows £11.50
Lip £9.00
Chin £9.00
Cheeks £10.00
Sideburns £10.00
Under Arms £11.50
Lip & Chin £16.00
Face Wax £23.00
Buttocks Wax £20.00
Face Wax £26.50
Hairline Wax £10.00
Eyebrows & Lip £18.50
Eyebrows, Lip & Chin £26.50
Eyebrow Wax & Tint £18.00
Naval £7.00
Bikini £16.00
High Bikini £20.00
Brazilian £28.00
Hollywood £30.00
Lower Arm £14.00
Full Arm £22.00
Half Leg £17.00
Three Quarter Leg £22.00
Full Leg £27.00

FAQ: Does waxing hurt?

Sometimes if it is your first wax then you may feel a slight discomfort but this will only last a few seconds, once you have been waxed the hair weakens so each time it becomes more comfortable. For best results and a virtually pain free wax we recommend a regular wax of every 4 weeks, it all depends on how fast your hair grows. Our recommendation is to exfoliate areas like legs, arms, armpits regularly in between waxes and the run up to your next wax, keep your skin well moisturised before and after waxing. We also advise to avoid being waxed in the run up to your period as you may be more sensitive, and avoid caffeine on the day of your wax!

I have never had a Bikini or Leg wax before, what can I expect?

Don't be at all nervous at all! Our Team at Shwe are totally professional and you are in safe hands. Prior to your treatment you will be asked to fill in a consultation form (this helps us to keep a record of your treatment and find out if you have any allergies) you will be shown to our private treatment room where one of our girls will explain to you which items of clothes need to be removed and where you need to sit or lie on the treatment bed, she will then leave the room to let you sort yourself out, then she will return and knock on the door come in and your treatment will begin.

My skin is very Sensitive will this be OK for me?

These products are perfect for sensitive skin, even those who don't have sensitive skin can expect a little redness sometimes, they contain essential oil extracts from chamomile and lavender If you are at all worried then please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or arrange to have a complimentary test patch 24-48 hours before your treatment.

After your Treatment:

Do Not:

  • have hot baths or showers for 24 hours
  • use a sun bed or expose yourself to sunlight for 24 hours
  • Avoid excessive perspiration for 24 hours (running, gym etc)
  • No fake tan, or deodorant for 24 hours
  • No shaving in-between waxes

Do:

  • Exfoliate the area regularly in between waxes
  • Moisturise daily
  • Rebook your appointment within 4 weeks
  • Tell your friends about us and enjoy feeling gorgeous!

Sorry It's not for you if...

  • If you are on any Acne medication or Roaccutane
  • If you are using anti aging or skin thinning products (for facial waxing)
  • If you have been exposed to UV rays within the last 12 hours
  • If you are sun burnt
  • If you are diabetic (you need to arrange a patch test)
  • If you are allergic to oils
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