Professional Waxing Santa Barbara

Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root cause. New hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair. If waxing is done regularly for several years, permanent hair reduction may be achieved.

Waxing is accomplished by spreading a wax combination thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair.  Combine this service with eyelash extensions or microblading for a complete makeover.

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Another method utilizes hard wax (as opposed to strip wax). In this case, the wax is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method in our professional opinion is much more painful and we in our salon do not do this type of waxing.

How long does a good body wax last?

Waxing is a fairly long-lasting method of hair removal – it can last from 3 to 6 weeks. Better yet, the hair grows back more softer and sparser, not stubbly. If you wax consistently, waxing will change the growth cycle and physiology of your hair follicle. Continued waxing will also cause hair growth to diminish over time. It is the process of weakening the hair follicle with repeated treatment the hair growth reduces.

Would you ever recommend waxing at home?

Waxing is one “do it yourself” beauty treatment you must leave to the professionals! I believe that a waxing should never be performed at home for many, many reasons. Even most waxers do not wax on their own, they instead let a co-waxer wax them.

What should you be doing/not be doing between waxes?

In order to have the best waxing results, make sure that your hair is grown out to about 1/8th to 1/4th of an inch. This is the ideal length for hair to be before getting waxed because it will allow the wax to get a better grip on the hair and be removed directly from the root, rather than just the hair above the skin. If you are transiting between waxing and shaving, avoid shaving after a wax and if your hair is starting to grow, as shaving reverses the effect of waxing. Also, go for a touch up session to keep the skin subtle and hair free. Uni k Wax offer a touch up session for up to 12 days after a wax, especially designed for people doing a transition.

As mentioned above, it is best to also keep your skin healthy and hydrated all of the time. This includes drinking lots of water (to hydrate from the inside out) and using skin care products that prepare the skin for a great hair removal experience. Uni K Wax Centers have developed a complete collection of skin care products including Citrus Body Polish, which should be used about once a week to exfoliate dead skin cells; Body Perfect Dry Oil, which is to be sprayed all over damp skin after a shower each day and Ultimate Balm to seal in the moisture.