Your waxing occurs in a private room with a door and takes between 15 and 30 minutes. A general rule of thumb is that hair needs to be 1/4 inch (about the length of a grain of rice) if it’s fine, a half-inch if it’s coarse. Any shorter and it’s too hard for the wax to grab onto. You may be sent home if hair isn’t long enough for a proper treatment.
1. The waxer will liberally apply talcum powder to the skin. Talcum powder keeps hot wax from sticking to skin.
2. The best waxers are fast, which means less discomfort for you. The waxer will dip a wooden waxing stick into a pot of hot wax and then spread it onto your skin and hair in the direction of hair growth.
3. The waxer will then apply a cloth strip over the still-warm wax, pressing firmly so the cloth, hair and wax adhere to one another.
4. When the wax has cooled, she will pull the strip off, in the opposite direction of your hair growth, pulling the hairs out by the root. If the waxing at this point is too painful, ask the technician to apply strips to smaller areas at a time.
5. Once the waxing is complete, the waxer will tweeze any stray hairs.
The waxer may spread soothing lotion over the waxed areas.