So, how does facial waxing work?
A professional therapist will begin by heating up the wax. Then using a knife or spatula, will start to spread it across the desired area for removal. The therapist then lays a fabric strip on top of the wax and presses it down.
At this point, the wax sticks to the hairs and is ripped away from the follicles in the opposite direction to hair growth. This pulling motion removes the hair directly from the root, thereby delaying regrowth. And voila – it’s that simple!
Traditionally, professionals are trained to wax most areas of the face. At LeSalon we offer full face waxing which includes the upper lip, chin, cheeks, eyebrows and sides.
What are the benefits of waxing?
Targets large areas
Firstly, waxing is great for targeting large surface areas, which is good news for those of us with hair on the sides of our faces. Unlike other methods such as threading and tweezing, waxing can get rid of lots of hair in one go which means minimal time and pain.
Though it has the ability to remove hair from a large surface area in one go, waxing is also a very precise technique. When it comes to more elaborate areas like the eyebrows, waxing allows for intricacy and precision meaning that the perfect shape is easily achievable. Waxing is also more effective than any other method, at removing dead skin cells and fine hairs from the brow area. This prevents any little bumps or ingrown hairs from popping up.
Long lasting results
The results of waxing tend to last between two to six weeks but varies from person to person depending on their individual hair growth cycle. Regardless of individual differences, waxing is guaranteed to last longer than the results you’d get from bleaching or shaving where regrowth happens relatively quickly.
Leads to less regrowth
One of the best things about waxing is that it can actually prevent hairs from growing back after long term treatment. With each treatment, a small amount of damage will be done to the hair follicles and over time this can result in the termination of regrowth altogether! Many people notice that regrowth is finer and less visible than once they’ve started waxing, so you may decide you no longer need to remove the hair.
Due to it being such a quick form of hair removal, waxing tends to be notably cheaper than other methods like threading or lasering. This is particularly true of facial waxing which is super speedy as it requires little preparation or use of materials. If you’re trying to be economically savvy it’s worth noting that a professional facial wax is almost always less pricey than a professional threading treatment.