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How long does my hair need to be for waxing?
Waxing relies on getting a good ‘grip’ on your hairs so they are removed with the wax – about the length of a grain of rice is a good measure, and ...Read more
How long will my skin be smooth for after a waxing treatment?
Most people come for waxing once a month, but this does vary depending on your personal regrowth speed. Generally, for body waxing, you’ll feel com...Read more
How much does waxing hurt?
Don’t be scared by what you may have heard or seen! We are expert waxers and when done correctly, waxing is only minimally painful, even on sensiti...Read more
First-time Hollywood or Brazilian?
You’re in safe hands! We use Lycon Hot Wax for Hollywood and Brazilian, which is the ‘gold standard’ in bikini waxing, and it’s by far our most pop...Read more
What should I wear for my waxing appointment?
Loose, cotton clothes and underwear are always best! We always moisturise your skin after waxing, with a soothing tea tree lotion, so you definitel...Read more
How should I prepare my skin for waxing before my appointment?
Exfoliate and moisturise is your mantra! It’s a good idea to give skin a gentle scrub the morning of your appointment, to loosen any ingrown hairs...Read more
Waxing during pregnancy
Always take advice from your midwife or doctor on this one, but generally speaking, waxing is perfectly safe during your pregnancy. We don’t treat ...Read more
Waxing and Exercise
Light exercise such as walking or gentle cycling is fine, but heavier exercise that makes you hot, opens the pores, and makes the skin sweaty, mean...Read more
Waxing and Roaccutane or Tretinoin
If you’re under Dermatologist treatment for Acne or other skin conditions, you may have been prescribed Roaccutane or Tretinoin. Both these prepara...Read more
Can you have waxing done if you use Moisturisers with Retinol or Vitamin A?
The answer is… it depends! Certain types of Retinols, like Roaccutane in tablet form, and certain professional skincare brands that contain very h...Read more
Can you put make up on after waxing on the face?
Not really. It is super important to keep the skin absolutely clean after a wax – for at least 12 hours. The only acceptable make up is pure miner...Read more
Laser vs wax… which is better?
We love both methods and there are upsides and downsides to both. We’ll try to explain: Laser = amazing long term results, imagine just waking up e...Read more
What’s the difference between Warm or Strip wax and Hot wax?
Warm Wax is used for large areas and general body waxing like legs, back and underarms. The wax is applied to the skin with a spatula then a paper ...Read more
How can I avoid breakouts after waxing on my face?
The skin on your face is more sensitive than on your body, so extra care is needed. Keep your skin super clean after waxing treatments. Avoid touch...Read more
Why do we use Lycon wax brand?
Lycon is a multiple award-winning wax brand from Australia. Established in 1978 it’s stood the test of time as a professional, high quality product...Read more
Can I have waxing during my period?
You’ll definitely be more sensitive to pain leading up to, and during your period, so it’s best to avoid booking appointments during this time.Read more
Waxing and sensitive skin
Allergic reactions to wax, even for those with sensitive skin, are very rare. If you have a history of skin reaction, we would suggest you pop in f...Read more
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Hair Removal options
For some women with PCOS, excess hair can be a problem, especially when it arrives on areas typically associated with men, like the stomach, face a...Read more
Hygiene during waxing
We always wear gloves for waxing, and use disposable spatulas and cotton pads, to avoid contamination. We don’t ‘double dip’ (when dirty spatulas a...Read more
How often will I need to have waxing?
Most people visit us once a month for their regular waxing appointments, but it can vary person to person. We’d suggest start with a 4-week gap and...Read more
I shaved! Can I still have a wax?
Yes, but you’ll need to leave it at least 2 weeks, and preferably 3 weeks, for the best results. With regular waxing your results and time between ...Read more
What's the best treatment for acne?
Problematic, congested or acne-prone skin can be a real confidence drainer. Although most people associate this condition with teenagers, adult acn...Read more
Why don't you offer Dermaplaning?
Almost every day a new beauty treatment pops up! We carefully evaluate everything to see if it adds something new or something better than what we ...Read more
What is Dermaplaning and should I have it?
Dermaplaning has been around for a year or so now and has gained some media attention as a treatment for removing the downy, peach fuzz hair from t...Read more
Can you get burned by Laser Hair Removal?
Unfortunately, the honest answer is yes. But our modern machines - as well as our 10 yr experience in offering light-based hair removal - means the...Read more
Is Laser good if you have PCOS?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a common condition that affects how a woman's ovaries work. One of the features of the condition is&nbs...Read more
Is it true that Laser doesn't work for some people?
An American study conducted in the 1980s - when Laser treatment first became a mainstream option - suggested that around 4% of people did not see a...Read more
Is Laser Hair Removal suitable for me?
The great things about laser hair removal is that the vast majority of people are suitable for treatment. We always begin with a free consultation ...Read more
I've had Laser Hair Removal before but it's all come back! What's going on?
Laser is often promoted as a permanent removal outcome, but the truth is that you will always need some maintenance sessions. We talk about low mai...Read more
Can I have laser if I'm under 18?
You won’t reach full maturity in terms of hair growth until well into your twenties, so starting too early just means you’ll need more sessions and...Read more
I've had Laser before - can I have it again?
Yes, absolutely! Laser Hair Removal will often need you to have maintenance treatments, or top ups, throughout your life, and it's relatively...Read more
Is it true that laser can make more hair grow?
No, laser itself does not stimulate hair growth, but many other lifestyle factors do! Diet, stress levels, medication changes, the contracepti...Read more
Can blonde hair be treated with Laser?
Yes, but it will take you more sessions to be hair free than your darker haired buddies! Because laser relies on pigment - the brown pigment melani...Read more
Is it true that white hair can't be treated with laser?
Unfortunately, yes it is. Most laser and IPL systems rely on pigment in the hair shaft and at the root to be present. This is what heats up when th...Read more
Why does your Laser cost more than others I've seen online?
As operators we do have lots of costs to running laser: first is the actual machine... you won’t find cheap copycat tech in our salons - and we bel...Read more
Why is my Laser not working anymore?
You’ve had a few sessions now, and it feels like it worked really well to start with, but then you start to feel like it’s not working any mor...Read more
How should I prepare for a Laser Treatment?
The first step is always to make sure you've had a consultation and test patch treatment. There are some important medical and health checks w...Read more
Is Laser Hair Removal expensive?
The answer is - it depends on how you look at it! Obviously, the cost of each individual treatment is higher than, say, a wax, and certainly more e...Read more
Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
It’s probably the most common question we get asked, but most people are surprised at how pleasant the feeling of laser is. You might have hea...Read more
How many sessions of Laser will I need?
The average number of sessions we find is 8 to 9. Some lucky people are done in 6, and others... particularly blonder, finer hairs, take more, some...Read more
Is Smart Body Right for me?
Smart Body is safe and non-invasive, and as long as you’re generally fit and well, we can treat most people successfully. It’s fantastic for you if...Read more
How Many Sessions of Body Contouring Do I Need?
We recommend 8 to 12 sessions of Sculpt Pro, and a minimum of 4 treatments with EM-Shape. A bit like going to the gym, it’s unrealistic to expect b...Read more
Does Body Contouring Hurt?
Not at all! Most people find Sculpt Pro relaxing and enjoyable – all you feel is a gentle ‘pinching’ sensation and warmth. If you have very sensiti...Read more
How Much Does Body Contouring Cost?
EM-Shape is £150 for a 30-min session, and we run a permanent course discount of 4 for the price of 3, so £450 for the recommended 4 sessions. Scul...Read more
How Often Do I Have the Body Contouring Treatments?
With both machines, we like to see you once per week ideally, or at least within a 5 to 10 day window. This gives your body enough time to flush ou...Read more
How Long Do the Body Contouring Results Last For?
Because Sculpt-Pro actually destroys fat cells, the sculpting result will last for as long as you maintain your weight and current lifestyle. Skin ...Read more
What Results Can I Realistically Achieve with Body Contouring?
We want you to be delighted with your results – and they do vary by person. It’s important to follow the aftercare advice throughout your full cour...Read more
Is Smart Body Good For Weight Loss?
It’s worth saying that Smart Body is not a weight loss plan; because the areas we are working on represent a relatively small percentage of your to...Read more
I’m Quite Overweight… Can I Still Have The Body Contouring Treatment?
Absolutely! Whilst our systems are not designed as a weight loss treatment, they can be beneficial to anyone on a weight loss journey already. Comp...Read more
Do I Need to Eat or Drink Anything Different When Undergoing Body Contouring Treatment?
Yes – your diet during a course with us needs to match the commitment you’re putting in at the salon. You’ll need to drink 2 to 3 litres of water (...Read more
How Do You Measure Body Contouring Results?
At your Body Consultation, we will take detailed measurements and photographs before you begin your course. These will be repeated after the 1st se...Read more
Can I have more than 1 area treated at a time when having a body contouring treatment?
Generally we like to treat no more than the equivalent of 8 ‘hands’ size on the body. This is primarily to ensure that your body can process and ex...Read more
How Long Does Each Body Contouring Session Last?
Each session of EM-Shape is 30minutes. Treatments with Sculpt-Pro vary from 30 to 75 minutes depending on the size of area treated, and how quickly...Read more
Will I Have a Six Pack After a Body Contouring Course?
Honestly, it depends! For both men and women, achieving a visible abdominal rack is more down to your body fat percentage than about muscle mass. F...Read more
Do I need both body contouring machines to get a result?
Depending on your current body composition and desired results, we may recommend one or both machines. As a rule of thumb, EM-Shape is best if you’...Read more
Is Body Contouring Safe?
Both machines are completely non-invasive, safe and sourced from our friends at Smart H&S, a renowned UK-based manufacturer of professional beauty ...Read more
Which areas can be treated when having a body contouring treatment?
The most popular area to be treated is the Abdomen, for men and women. We can also treat thighs, buttocks, arms, chin and neck, back, shoulders, kn...Read more