Waxing Q&As

Q: What is the difference between hot wax and strip wax?

A: Hot wax is spread thickly onto the skin and allowed to dry slightly before it is gently peeled away. This method is far less painful than most and pulls hair directly from the roots. The benefits include fewer in-grown hairs, less breakage and therefore longer re-growth periods. This wax also promotes skin hydration and is highly recommended for sensitive areas.

Strip wax is recommended for thicker/less sensitive skin, for example – legs, arms, back, chest, and shoulders. A thin layer of wax is applied to the skin and is then removed using a paper strip.

Q: Why is The Wax Bar waxing recognised as a less-painful experience?

A: When we use our hot wax on sensitive areas, we first apply an essential oil to the skin which acts as a barrier between the wax and the skin. Therefore, the wax is able to shrink wrap around the hair and will not stick to the skin. (Less tugging results in less pain!)

Q: What is so unique about your wax?

A: The wax we use is sourced from Australia and is designed to promote skin hydration and care for the skin with various essential-oil based ingredients. Our wax also eliminates the “freshly plucked chicken” effect that many other waxes cause. Therefore, having to do a Brazilian a good 24 hours before the hot date is now a thing of the past! Many of our clients also come in for upper lip and eyebrow waxing on the same day of their event and find they leave with little or no redness to the skin.

Q: How long should my hair be for waxing?

A: Our hot wax can grab hair as short as 2mm in length. Our strip wax can remove hair as short as 4mm. Everyone has a different growth cycle but we are generally able to wax areas that have been shaved one week earlier. However, with larger parts of the body like arms/legs, we suggest leaving it three weeks before waxing. Clients that have not waxed/shaved for a long period of time need not worry as our therapists will trim the hair to a suitable length for waxing.

Q: What bikini waxes do you offer?

A: We offer

  • Basic bikini: hair removed from the top and sides of bikini area
  • G-string: same as basic bikini with some hair removed underneath
  • Brazilian: removes all of the hair from underneath and leaves only a strip of hair in front (hair is also removed from the area between the buttocks for an additional £3)
  • Hollywood: everything off!

Q: What is the etiquette for the various types of waxing on offer?


  • Basic bikini: you will be given the option to wear our paper knickers or your own knickers
  • G-string: (same as basic) but g-string knickers are recommended should you choose to wear your own
  • Brazilian: we recommend that you remove your knickers however if you are not comfortable with this we will provide you with a paper g-string and the treatment may take slightly longer
  • Hollywood: (same as above)

Q: Can I still have a bikini wax when I am on my period?

A: Absolutely! You will need to wear a freshly changed tampon before going into your treatment. (you may use our loo beforehand to freshen up)

Q: I’m pregnant but I want a bikini wax. What do you recommend?

A: Waxing during pregnancy is very popular especially now that people know that our wax is less painful. The Brazilian or Hollywood wax is a very popular treatment one week before the due date.

Male Brazilian & Hollywood Waxing

Q: Does it hurt?

A: Every person has different pain thresholds and so experience waxing differently, however with regular waxing most find it becomes easier as the hairs become thinner, lighter and sparser after a few treatments. Our specialised hot wax and expertly trained/experienced therapist makes waxing as pain-free as possible.

Q: How long does it last?

A: All waxing is recommended between 4 to 6 weeks for full re-growth to be removed.

Q: Is it done with discretion?

A: We can provide a towel that can be used to cover parts of the intimate area while waxing. The treatment does involve the client holding the skin in various places to help minimise discomfort but the therapist will lead you through this process.

Q: Will it be uncomfortable afterwards?

A: Since we use a very high-quality wax and have highly skilled therapist our treatments should leave you with minimal discomfort. When the treatment is finished the therapist will ensure no wax or residue has been left on the skin. Since we use hot wax, the skin will not be sticky (which can happen with strip wax).

Q: What aftercare do I need to follow?

A: Exfoliation & no gym, swimming, self-tan or sunbeds for 24 hrs.

Q: How much time does the treatment take?

A: For first-time clients, we allow 1 hour and 30 minutes for the treatment, although some clients may not require this amount of time.

If you are still not convinced then come in and see us for a chat and a coffee.