There are many different terms banded about to describe the removal of pubic hair for men and women, we prefer to call it Mini Moo waxing….
Whenever you book this service, you should receive a full consultation which will explain everything from preparation to positioning. Sadly this does not always happen. Price lists do not explain exactly how much hair will be removed and it can be a bit of a shock when you get more than you bargained for – or rather are left with less than expected.
So the first thing you need to know is what all the different names actually mean.
A basic bikini is a tidy up, everything removed from outside of a normal knicker line and the front of the thigh.
A thong wax is similar to that of a neat and tidy however includes hair removed from the inside of the thighs and around the buttocks so that a thong may be worn with confidence.
The Brazilian wax removes all visible hair leaving only a small strip in the front which is sometimes known as a landing strip – this style of waxing originated in Brazil for dancers who wanted a clean look when performing.
The Hollywood wax removes all hair from the pubic region.
Pubic topiary refers to the pubic hair being removes to create a shape, often a heart. This hair may also be coloured with a specially designed pubic hair dye.
Vajazzle refers to the application of gem stones to the pubic area where the hair has been removed.
A sensible therapist will only use a HOT WAX product and NEVER strip wax; this is because of the risk of removing too much skin with strip wax which can tear and cause infection and in growing hairs.
A good therapist will never make you feel uncomfortable; you should always understand what is happening. There is absolutely no need to be put in yoga type positions or on hands and knees. If this is your experience, then change your therapist!
Why do you wear gloves?
Industry standards and local heath authority require therapists to wear gloves, also it creates a barrier between you and the therapist.
Surely you don’t need to use a new spatula every time you did on to the pot, is that not a waste and why the treatment costs more?
Industry code of practice requires the single use of spatulas for every dip, think about it!
How soon after my wax can I wear underwear and wash?
If waxing is done properly then you can resume normal activity immediately.
Can I be waxed during menstruation?
Yes, as long as you are using a tampon rather than a pad. Ensure you tell your therapist.
How often can I be waxed?
Most clients book monthly appointments, however every 3 weeks is acceptable if you feel the need.
I have a clitoral piercing, can I still be waxed?
Yes, that is fine; however please let your therapist know.
I am getting a little grey down there; can I use hair dye on the pubic hair?
No, please don’t, if you get it on the skin or inside you are likely to experience a chemical burn! Ask your therapist about specialist bikini colours, you can purchase them to carry out at home.
Can I get the same effect with hair removal cream?
Hair removal creams remove the hair from the surface rather than the root and therefore the hair will grow back quickly, with a blunt end which appears thicker and is often itchy. In addition it is possible that the chemicals may cause burning.
I am really embarrassed about the hair around my bottom, am I abnormal?
It is unusual NOT to have hairs around the buttocks! A professional therapist will be very discreet; you should not even notice this area has been done. This area is part of the treatment so ensure it is completed to get value from your service.
Phoenix recommends Paula Holton. With over 10 years experience in the Beauty industry Paula now specializes in Mini Moo waxing for both ladies and men. Paula can be contacted for advice directly on 07534959358 and treatment booked at the Phoenix Therapy Rooms First Floor David John Salon 01245 290290