Waxing is available 7 days a week here at Shwe, and you can even book with our Waxing Specialist Mia (below) as late as 9pm on weeknights!
You'll leave hair free and will see that waxing can actually be a treat instead of a chore when you're in the hands of true professionals.
We're most famous for our Intimate Waxing Treatments - Hollywood and Brazilian Waxing.
A Hollywood Wax leaves you completely bare*. Totally bald! All the pubic hair is removed including from the labia (lips) and bum area.
A Brazilian Wax is where only a strip of hair remains*. All the hair from the labia (lips) and bum area* is removed. A ‘landing’ strip or small triangle is left on the bikini area.
*If you require a Buttocks or Naval Wax, we offer these as additional services
It's really important to us that we can give you the best possible results from your treatment, so please take the time to read our pre-waxing instructions below, so you know everything you need to do before you come in to see us.
Make sure you've left your hair to grow long enough to pinch (this is usually around 4 weeks)
Moisturise and exfoliate your skin regularly before your appointment. This will make sure any ingrowing hairs are above the skin, so they get removed during your wax.
Use a sun bed or expose yourself to sunlight for 24 hours prior to your treatment
Fake tan - this should be done 24 hours after your wax
Shave 4 weeks before your wax
There are 2 types of wax - Warm Wax (sometimes referred to as Strip Wax), is spread on your skin in the direction the hair is growing. A waxing strip is then 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, which is applied against the hair growth. It is left to cool for a minute then the end is pulled up and the wax is removed in the opposite direction of the hair growth. This more suited for sensitive areas such as bikini, underarm, lip and chin.
Your Therapist will choose the best wax for you however, if you have any preferences or have sensitive skin, please discuss this with your Therapist before your treatment begins.
Most importantly, please don't be nervous! 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).
Next, you will be shown to one of our three private treatment rooms where your Therapist will explain to you which items of clothes need to be removed and where you need to lay on the treatment bed.
Your Therapist will leave the room while you get undressed and you'll be left some hygenic wipes to frenshen up with before your Threapsit starts your treatment.
She will also leave you a towel to put over your middle area when you lay on the bed.
Your Therapist will then knock on the door to check you are ready before she comes in and your treatment will begin.
You can, BUT it’s easier for the therapist if you don’t. That way, we can make sure that all hairs have been removed and if doing a Brazilian, the landing strip is nice and neat and straight. If you are thinking about leaving your underwear on because you feel embarrassed, then PLEASE don’t! If you do leave your underwear on, it makes the treatment more of a difficult and longer process, and we cannot guarantee that all hair is removed.
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 the areas you have waxed regularly in between your visits to the salon / the run up to your next wax. Keep your skin well moisturised before and after waxing.
When you book in with our Waxing Specialists you'll see that waxing can actually be a treat instead of a chore when you're in the hands of true professionals.
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.
If you can avoid being waxed in the run up to your period then do so, as you may be more sensitive, and avoid caffeine on the day of your wax!
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.
This 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 you're done! It's 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 pre wax oil attaches to the hairs and not the skin and creates a protective barrier preparing the skin for waxing. It 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.
Your Therapist will wear gloves throughout your treatment. So long as you are wearing a fresh and clean tampon, and you inform your Therapist at the start of your treatment, then there is no reason why we cannot carry out your wax for you. The only reason why you may consider rescheduling your intimate wax is because some people find it more sensitive during that time of the month.
If any of the below apply to you, we regret that we will be unable to carry out your Waxing Treatment:
· Hyper sensitive skin
· Infectious skin diseases
· Sunburn or heat rash
· Cuts or abrasions to the area
· Allergies to the products
· Operations or recent scar tissue to the area
· Varicose veins
· Broken bones affecting the treatment
· Severe bruising
· If you've have had a c-section in the last 6 weeks (for any type of Bikini / intimate Wax)
· If you have HIV/AIDs
Our Waxing products are perfect for sensitive skin. However, even those who don't have sensitive skin can expect a little redness sometimes, but our wax contains essential oil extracts from chamomile and lavender to calm and soothe the skin.
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 patch test 24-48 hours before your treatment.
We pride ourselves with having the number one rule of NO DOUBLE DIPPING!
Here at Shwe, we would never re-use a spatula. The spatula goes into the wax, onto your skin and in the bin! Therapists also make sure that gloves are always worn, and each client is given a clean towel.
"Ashley is always friendly and welcoming and she's helped me overcome my fear of lay down beds! The salon is always so clean and I love that there are products you can use post tan x"Leann Arkell
Just had an amazing neck back and shoulder massage by the lovely Sophie, who worked miracles on de-stressing me would highly recommend having one. Feeling relaxedDeborah Streatfield
"Very helpful taking time to explain everything about the Sun Angel as I was a new customer."Beverly Packford
"As usual, a pleasant experience on the Stand Up, very polite staff."Sandra Hoskins
Extremely happy with how my treatment went! Couldn’t fault it in any way. Lindsay was very friendly and made me feel at ease. The new shop is fabulous too!Georgina Woodall
All therapists were professional and welcoming. A lovely little salon!Bridget May
Lovely friendly staff, very welcoming and calming atmosphereMerrill Rowe