Bikini and Hollywood Waxing

Everything you need to know before your first intimate wax.

Before you head in for your next Bikini, Hollywood or Brazilian, know the facts around intimate waxing at House of Beauty.

Check out our intimate waxing reviews below.

Types

The different types of intimate waxes

If you’ve heard the terms Bikini, Hollywood and Brazilian waxing thrown around interchangeably, then you may be confused. But don’t worry – we’re here to clear things up. At House of Beauty, we define our intimate waxing service offerings as Bikini Line, Extended Bikini, Brazilian and Hollywood.

Bikini Line

is a basic tidying. Sometimes a classic bikini wax is all your skin needs to feel soft, fresh and silky smooth. We wax the sides (called your panty line) and across the top. If you’re wearing a bikini, this will prevent any hairs from “peeking out”. Strip wax is used.

Price: £18

Extended Bikini

is the next step. We take a little bit more off the sides (panty line) as well as from your upper thigh. Strip wax is used.

Price: £24

Brazilian

goes from the front, all the way to the back with an added butt strip. We leave a neat “landing strip”, triangle or square in the front, it’s up to you! We use a combination wax method which is strip wax and hot wax.

Price: £28

Hollywood

is House of Beauty’s most popular treatment and is perfect for a completely nude look. If you want to be totally hairless from hip to hip, it’s time for a Hollywood wax. We use a combination wax method which is strip wax and hot wax.

Price: £28

Benefits

5 reasons you'll love getting your bikini area waxed

Getting your bikini area waxed by a professional can truly be a “treat yourself” moment. Most Clients find themselves more pleased with the results of waxing than other temporary hair removal options like shaving, epilation, and hair removal creams. Our top five benefits include:

1. Skin Health

Not only does waxing remove hair, it’s a physical exfoliation that removes lifeless surface skin cells. This means you’re receiving hair removal and skincare all in one.

2. Smoother Skin

Bear in mind that you are removing hair from the root and exfoliating the skin. So after a wax, you’ll probably find that your skin is now among the smoothest things in your life.

3. Longer-lasting Results

Since your hair is being removed by the root, it will take much longer to grow back than with shaving.

4. Thinner and Finer Hair

When your hair does grow back after waxing, it will grow back weaker, making it finer, softer and more sparse. Win-win!

5. Minimal Irritation

Many people find hair removal methods like epilation and hair removal creams irritating to the skin. However, waxing rarely causes this problem if it’s done by a licensed professional.

Preparation

Get wax ready

For your waxing appointment, your hair should be at least a ¼ inch long (about the length of a grain of rice). This will allow the wax to grip around the hair. If it is your first time waxing, then we recommend you refrain from shaving for at least two weeks before your reservation. After your first wax, it is recommended to wax every three to four weeks. Then go home and throw your razors away, because you’ll never have to shave again.

Our top 6 Dos and Don’ts of bikini waxing

DO

  • Relax. Breathe. Find your special place. Think about an awesome meal you had. Pretend you’re on a beach with your favorite celeb. The more relaxed you are, the better the waxing appointment experience will be.
  • Inform your therapist of any medications you are taking. These include antibiotics, accutane, or topical creams you’re using, such as retin-a, which may not be compatible with waxing.
  • Wear comfortable cotton panties to avoid irritation if it’s your first time receiving a bikini wax. They don’t have to be cute, but hey, it couldn’t hurt.

DON'T

  • Tan the area you plan to wax 24 to 48 hours before appointment.
  • Consume alcohol or significant amounts of caffeine before your bikini wax reservation. Both can cause your pores to tighten, resulting in a more uncomfortable experience. Save the partying for afterwards.
  • Use any numbing creams. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but they do not penetrate the skin.

Experience

What to expect before and during our bikini waxing services, step by step

BEFORE

The Arrival

There is ample and free parking available adjacent to our salon. You do not need to worry about finding a spot and navigating multi-story car parks. When you arrive at a House of Beauty, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You’ll wait in the reception area where your therapist will come out to greet you. Then she will lead you into one of our private treatment rooms. All of our friendly therapists are licensed professionals. They are also required to successfully complete our in-house training program to ensure that Clients receive the same level of excellence from every therapist.

Disrobing

Your therapist will ask you to remove your clothes from the waist down before hopping on the bed. This allows the therapist to work without interruption and also prevents wax from getting on your undergarments or clothing. Don’t be shy – you look great.

DURING

1. Cleansing

First, we cleanse the area to remove any makeup, oils or lotions that may reduce the quality of your wax from taking place.

2. Protection

Next, we protect the skin with our soothing pre-wax oil.

3. Waxing

Then, it’s time for your bikini wax. At House of Beauty, we use a unique wax combination technique. Strip wax works best for the sides and inside thighs, while hot wax is used for the intimate areas. The hot wax is applied at a warm, luxurious bath water temperature. However, we know that everyone’s skin sensitivity is different. Therefore, we highly recommend that you make your therapist aware of any discomfort if you feel the wax is too warm. Hot wax quickly cools and then hardens after application onto the skin. The wax itself is then removed without the use of a cloth strip.

4. Rejuvenation

Finally, we rejuvenate the area by applying oil to sooth the skin.

How painful is a bikini wax?

Pain during your bikini wax appointment will be dependent on your mindset. It will also depend on your general tolerance for discomfort, and whether or not you stay on schedule. Everyone is different, but we will try our best to keep your mind off of the pain. 

Additionally, once you’re done with your bikini wax, your therapist will provide you with some after waxing home care tips. Bikini waxing service times depend on a number of factors, but most of our Clients are in and out within 15 to 30 minutes.

Aftercare

After your first Bikini or Brazilian wax

Your first bikini wax removes the majority of hair that has grown above the skin. Because hairs grow in different cycles, your subsequent bikini waxes will remove the hairs that were still growing below the skin’s surface but have now sprouted above the skin. After three to four bikini waxes, all of your hairs should be growing in the same cycle, resulting in longer lasting smooth skin.

Consistency pays off

Once your first bikini wax is out of the way, every bikini wax gets easier and easier as long as you don’t shave. If you shave, the next bikini wax will likely feel just like the first. Additionally, shaving between waxes can make you susceptible to itching, or worse… ingrown hairs. Plus, shaving is just irritating and time-consuming. So put the razor down!

How long should hair be for my next bikini wax?

We recommend getting waxed once your hair has grown to be at least a ¼ inch long. Usually your bikini wax will last from three to four weeks, but everyone’s rate of re-growth is different so results will vary between Clients. But remember, with the right after wax care and products, you can help your skin stay smoother, longer. Just ask your therapist to point you in the right direction.

Sex after bikini waxing?

We recommend that you wait 24 to 48 hours to give your skin time to heal and allow hair follicles to close. This will prevent any further skin irritation.

Tanning after bikini waxing?

Tan, beautiful skin looks amazing, but we recommend waiting 24 to 48 hours after a wax before tanning. The freshly waxed skin is susceptible to sun damage if exposed too soon. If you need to go in the sun, thoroughly apply sunscreen to the waxed area.

5 possible side effects of bikini waxing and how to treat them

Redness after bikini waxing

This will disappear over time. You can be red from a few minutes to a few days depending on your skin sensitivity and how your skin handles the wax.

Itching after waxing

We know it’s going to be tempting, but try really, really hard not to scratch those freshly waxed areas. Because the skin will be new and sensitive, you must be careful not to cause further irritation by scratching. Try to help soothe the area by using an aloe vera gel. View our products to learn more.

Bumps after waxing

Some bumps are a result of post wax irritation and will go away on their own within a few hours to a few days. To help calm your skin, you can use our Serum to help soothe and treat any ingrown hairs, bumps or breakouts.

Ingrown hairs after bikini waxing

To prevent ingrown hairs or further skin irritation, we recommend that you use Lycon Ingrown-X-IT Solution which mildly exfoliates, decongests and helps minimise the appearance and discomfort of ingrown hairs. It also soothes red spots and moisturises.

Stubble after waxing

If you’ve just gotten waxed and are already seeing a “5 o’clock shadow,” just know that our hairs grow in different cycles. It’s possible that the hairs just below the skin’s surface have sprouted after your wax service, resulting in a stubbly feel. Moisturising daily between services is a must; dry or brittle hair can easily break during a bikini or Brazilian wax service. But don’t worry, just go with the flow – allow these hairs to grow so that we can remove them next time we see you.

INTIMATE WAXING Reviews

Zara I ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I have been coming to House of Beauty for a year now and have had amazing service every time. The therapist always makes me feel relaxed when having a Hollywood wax and I can honestly say I wouldn’t trust anyone else to do my eyebrows (Henna Brows) again! I look forward to my visits to the salon!

Anna ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The therapist was very nice and very professional at the same time. I enjoyed my time at the House of Beauty and was very pleased with the results. She divides the Hollywood waxing in many small parts (rather than a few large areas) which seem to hurt less! I’ll be back 😉

Hannah ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Really good service and I’m really happy with my Hollywood hot wax. Will definitely be coming back!

Fern ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Absolutely brilliant. That was as pain free as a Hollywood wax can get. I pretty much had a head to toe wax and left feeling great. The technique she used was the best I have had in over 15 years of waxing. So glad to have found such a lovely salon and I am so happy with the result.

Katie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Had Hollywood wax really good, pain minimal and the facials are really good I’ve had them previously 😊

Anna ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Perfect Hollywood waxing. I’ve been looking for a good place in the area for a while and this is the best one I found. Will be back 🙂

Anonymous ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very good. The beautician used a combination of strip wax, hot wax and tweezers. Would recommend.

Kiana ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Both of my treatments were excellent. I’d never had a bikini waxing before and she made me feel totally comfortable and was happy to answer questions. The facial was also great, especially the accompanying neck and shoulder massage. Next time I’m feeling sore I know where to go!

Tarryn ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My first ever wax, I was rather nervous but the experience was actually pretty great she had me laughing quite a bit and made me feel at ease. Quick and as painless as possible

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