Waxing

Waxing is one of the most popular techniques for removing hair from the human body. While this technique is by no means new, it has evolved over time to provide better results for the clients. From getting waxed in your own home, to going to a professional salon, waxing is being used by almost everyone.


The concept of waxing relies on the techniques of removing hair from the root. By doing this, new hair grows back much slower and thinner. There are techniques for waxing any area of your body, however some waxing techniques should only be performed by professionals in specially arranged environments.


As with any complex technique, there are several options for performing waxing, each optimized for the target area to be waxed: eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen, toes, etc.

History
Why do people resort to waxing? Why should you resort to waxing here in Airdrie? In ancient Egypt, a smooth and hairless body represented the ideal of beauty. Of course, they didn\'t have access to the special creams that we use today. But they created their own creams from a sticky emulsion made of oil and honey.


However, the ancient Egyptians weren\'t the only ones to use waxing techniques. The Greeks also adopted this ideal of smoothness and hairless body. Evidence of this is the beautiful statues that have been found by archeologists. For instance, the statues of men had beards represented on them, however the statues of women had no indication of pubic hair. The Greeks believed that pubic hair is ugly and that it detracts from the body\'s overall aesthetics.


Like the Greeks, the Romans also used waxing to remove body hair. For that purpose, they used a special cream and other methods such as resin or pitch.


Waxing has been used throughout history by cultures from all over the world. The Arabs, the Persians, the Turkish, the Asians and most of the other cultures and civilizations have used waxing as a way to beautify themselves and to increase their social standing.


However, waxing is a relatively new invention for Western Cultures. In Europe, waxing has lost its importance after the Queen of France, Catherine de Medici, didn\'t allow her ladies-in-waiting to remove their body hair.


More recently, the concept of using waxing to pamper and to beautify oneself has come back into fashion and is now used all over the world. And if ancient women and men could stand waxing all their bodies with their ancient and often painful methods, our new modern techniques will make you look even more beautiful without requiring you to go through their ordeal.
    
Advantages and disadvantages
There a great number of benefits for using waxing in general and when compared to other hair removing techniques. The process of removing body hair doesn\'t only beautify oneself, but it also improves hygiene and takes care of some of the possible parasites.


But why choose waxing over other techniques? First of all, it is the most effective method for removing large amounts of hair for a longer duration. Also, it is the safest way for the body to remove that hair, because you are not using toxic substances that may harm your health.


Apart from the pain that is felt, you are not harming your body in any other way. You are not giving it toxic substances and the pain is only temporary. However, the results last longer than for any of the other methods, except surgical hair removal with laser (which method also has a great deal of risks).


The main drawback of waxing is that it requires a skilled technician to be performed safely. Of course, you can wax yourself in your own home. But that way you can tear your skin and expose your body to different germs or infections. Therefore, we recommend to all women and men alike to only get waxed by a professional. Otherwise, you are risking your health and also may have to pay a lot of money in medical expenses.


Waxing Salon Airdrie provides you with the best possible care in a relaxing environment. Not only that, but your confidentiality and privacy are our top concerns.

Tips

Before

  • Wash the desired area thoroughly to remove body oils that may prevent the waxing strips from properly removing your hair
  • Make sure that the area which you intend to wax does not have any wounds, skin rashes, acne
  • Do not shave the desired spot before waxing. Your hair should be at least 1/4″ long, any hairs shorter than that will not get pulled out.
  • Trimming down the longer hairs makes the treatment way less painful


After

  • Apply oil immediately after the treatment and use it to get rid of the remaining wax. The next step is to put some talcum powder in order to prevent skin wetting.
  • Never moisture the treated area as this can lead to skin infections or irritations. Wait at least 12 hours before taking a shower.
  • The use of an after wax cream some 60 minutes after the procedure helps soothe the skin down


Cautions

  • Contagious skin condition => Wait for the condition to clear before waxing.
  • Thin or fragile skin => Can cause bruising and tearing of the skin which may lead to infection.
  • Use of steroid medication => The use of steroid creams or medication can cause a thinning of the skin. Waxing should not be done whilst using such medication, and not until three months after completing the treatment.
  • Roaccutane => This treatment for severe acne can cause extreme dryness in the skin which often leads to thin or fragile skin. Wait at least 6 months from completing the course before waxing, longer if the skin is still fragile
  • Allergies => As with all topical products / treatments those with allergies to the ingredients should not proceed with the treatment.
  • Raised moles and skin tags => Wax should not be applied directly over them.
  • Abrasions, bites, broken skin, bruises => Avoid waxing the affected area until completely healed
  • Varicose veins => Do not wax over the affected area
  • Some physicians do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection.