The full arm waxing treatment that we provide is excellent for wanting to show off your new soft skin in a sleeveless number. We come to you, which means no small, cramped wax room like in the salons, and you don’t have to put your top on your newly fresh waxed skin and rush off. Enjoy this at home treatment whilst laying down listening to your favourite playlist or catching up on the latest series.
- Cleansing the areas to be waxed
- Removing the hair with strip wax
- Aftercare for the waxed area
We offer the highest quality at-home treatments.
What we need from you
- A bed or sofa for you to comfortably lay on
- A nearby power socket to plug in the wax pots – your Salonette may suggest speeding up the heating of the wax by microwaving it. If you’d prefer not to, that’s absolutely fine and she’ll just use her wax pot.
- A towel – preferably an old one. This is to protect the bed or sofa you’ll lie on from any wax. Though spillage is unlikely, it can happen. And rest assured, the wax washes out in the laundry easily.
What To Expect In More Detail
When one of our Salonettes arrive at your house, you’ll recognise them easily as they will be wearing all black and carrying their kit. Invite them in, and once the meet-and-greet is done, the therapist will ask to plug in the wax pot(s) and lay out your provided towels on your place of choice. Once you’re ready and the wax has heated up the waxing treatment can take place.
Getting ready for the wax
- Your Salonette will place towels underneath the wax pot(s) that she has brought with her and keep her workstation tidy, so you do not need to worry about a mess being created.
- She will then proceed by asking if you are ready to remove your clothes, or remove your top.
- She will leave you to get undressed, then return and use wipes to cleanse the area that will be waxed.
The wax itself
- As the wax is quite hot, your Salonette will ask you regularly if the temperature of the wax is fine.
- Strip wax is most suitable for a full arm wax as it deals with a less sensitive, thicker area of the body. It is applied to the skin, muslin cloth is stuck onto the wax and it’s stripped away from the skin. This will be done from the wrist up to the shoulders. Read more about the difference between strip and hot wax in our blog post here.
- We care deeply about hygiene, so gloves will be used throughout this process.
- If you are getting an intimate wax done for the first time, find out what to expect in this blog post.
Once the waxing is complete, aftercare oil will be applied to the waxed area. This is done to soften and soothe the skin. And voila – your treatment is complete!
Before the therapist leaves, she will ask you if you would like to book another treatment again. It’s advisable to book again between 3-6 weeks so that the hairs are ‘waxable’ again. Too early, and the wax won’t have much to grip onto the hairs. It takes no more than 20 seconds, just confirm the date that you would like to book in and leave the rest to us.
FAQs for waxing
- How often should I get a wax? It depends on how fast your hair grows but on average we would recommend getting waxed every 4 weeks. This is usually the right amount of time to have the hair at the best length, and will also allow the skin to be less sensitive to treatments. For our female clients: we recommend avoiding treatment around that time of the month: your skin will be more sensitive 5 days before and after.
- What’s the difference between a hot wax and a strip wax? Hot wax is for dealing with sensitive skin and thicker hair, whilst strip wax is for less sensitive skin and thinner hair. You can read more in-depth about the difference on our blog post about hot vs strip wax.
- How long does the hair need to be for a wax? The ideal length for waxing is about 1/4 inch to 1/2 an inch (0.5 cm to 1.5 cm). If your hair is not long enough, our therapist will let you know. If you decide to go ahead with the treatment, that’s not a problem at all. It is simply likely that we are not going to be able to get all the hair, as they’ll be too short to stick to the wax.
- Will my hair grow back thinner? It can vary from person to person, and whilst the hair is pulled from the roots, it grows back in less abundance.
- ]What kind of aftercare do you suggest? It is recommended that for 24 hours post-wax, you should:
- Avoid steam rooms or saunas
- Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools
- Avoid hot baths
- Wear clean, loose-fitting clothes for comfort
Read our full waxing aftercare guide on our FAQ page!