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Waxing is quite a popular hair removal technique. As Reshma Monteiro, proprietor of Perfect Shape Threading Salon, explains, ‘Waxing is an easy method for hair removal. It is painless and quick. A thin coat of hot wax is spread over hair removal area and as it cools, the surface is peeled using strips of cloth.’ This ensures that all hair, long, thick or tiny, is caught in the wax and removed from the follicle. A good beautician ensures that this is done with practiced ease and as painlessly as possible.

What is waxing?

Waxing as a hair removal method is widely used in countries like Brazil. A good wax is made of bees’ wax and soothing natural oils. Some synthetic waxes are also available in the market. Performed using both cold and hot varieties, waxing can be used for sensitive areas like the face, underarms and the pubis as well as hands and legs and in fact the entire body. Some people believe that cold wax, though easy to use straight from the bottle, is not as effective as hot wax applied by a trained beautician.

At Perfect Shape, we first prepare the area to be waxed by removing any trace of oil or moisturizer. Then we sprinkle talcum powder so that the skin does not get pulled when wax is applied. Then we heat the wax to the optimum temperature and a trained hand applies it on the area to be waxed. Blowing gently on the skin, the beautician ensures it does not feel too hot on your skin. Then she places and smoothens a strip of cloth or paper on the area of hair growth. With a gentle but firm tug in the opposite direction of hair growth, she waxes the hair off.

How is waxing different from sugaring?

The sugaring method of hair removal is very similar to waxing. The difference is in the mix applied on areas of hair growth. A sugaring mix is made of sugar, lemon juice, honey or molasses. This does not stick to the skin unlike wax that does tend to stick to the skin. Therefore it is easier to remove it after hair removal. Sugaring pastes are completely natural and do not contain any harmful ingredients.

What are the benefits of waxing/sugaring?

With waxing/ sugaring, all body hair is removed successfully even on uneven skin surfaces. Usually hair is of varying lengths and textures. Waxing ensures that the hair removal is complete and effective. Secondly, dead skin cells are removed with waxing. So your skin is cleaned up naturally and starts to glow. Thirdly, the hair is removed from the follicles unlike with chemical depilation where only the top layer is removed. So it does not grow back quickly. With waxing, you can be hair free for two to eight weeks. Also it grows back fine, light and much more sparse than what it was before. In fact, after repeated waxing, hair re-growth is much slower and almost negligible.

Since one full area of the body is tackled at a time, waxing and sugaring cause far less discomfort that removing each hair individually with threading or tweezing. If you are still unsure, you are very welcome to observe our trained beauticians at Perfect Shape Threading Salon in action. The perfect result we achieve in just a few minutes is sure to convince you about the benefits of waxing!

What types of waxing does Perfect Shape offer?

We offer a whole range of waxing packages. You could opt for the following:

• Face waxing
• Half legs waxing
• Full legs waxing
• Half hands waxing
• Full hands waxing
• Underarm waxing
• Bikini/ Brazilian waxing
• Back waxing
• Chest waxing
• Stomach/ torso waxing
• Full body waxing
• Bridal package

Perfect Shape offers you very reasonable waxing packages in combinations of hands/ legs or body waxing. Most body parts can be waxed but if you have specific requests, trained beauticians at Perfect Shape can give you an individual consultation. We do not advise you to wax areas with very little hair growth like palms of hands and soles of feet as waxing may stimulate hair growth. Reshma also advises, ‘Sensitive areas like inside the nose, ears and eyelashes are not suitable for waxing.’

Is waxing/sugaring suitable for everyone?

Waxing or sugaring is good for most people. However, those who suffer from diabetes, varicose veins or circulation problems may not be the best candidates for waxing as they are more infection-prone. Also, if you are on medications like Retin-A, Differin or Isotretinoin, your skin may be too thin to withstand the waxing procedure. At Perfect Shape, we avoid applying wax to peeling, broken or sun burnt skin. We also do not advise those who have had a breakout, rash or pimples to go for waxing.

What is bikini/ Brazilian waxing?

Bikini wax removes hair from the pubic region effectively. If you are getting ready for your honeymoon or a beach holiday, you may want to get this done. Trained beauticians at Perfect Shape perform this hair removal procedure carefully, ensuring complete privacy at all times. Hairless pubic areas not only look clean but couples also find it more erotic. Waxing the pubis may be painful considering the sensitivity of the area but many people prefer to do it on a regular basis for hygiene and aesthetic reasons.

Brazilian wax removes hair from the front and back, including labial lips and butt. Sometimes beauticians may leave a pattern, strip or thatch of hair to further enhance its visual appeal. You can then flaunt your thongs with complete confidence!


A Perfect Beauty Tip – Reshma Monteiro suggests a simple tip to ease the redness after waxing-

After waxing, gently apply a simple solution of baby oil and astringent. This will help reduce redness and remove any remaining wax without you needing to rub an already sensitive area to clean it up.

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