If you like to pamper yourself with beauty treatments and you want to find a salon that you can trust to do exactly what you want, then you will need to put some time and effort into your search. It is important to do some research into the reputation of the salon, find out what other people think of their services and of course, it makes sense to try them out for yourself as well.
Hair removal is one of the most popular types of beauty treatments available and if you haven’t opted to get your body hair permanently lasered off and you would rather get waxed, then you will need to find a salon that offers good waxing services. You can search for local waxing salons online but you might want to travel farther afield to find a good salon, as lots of people are happy to travel in order to look good.
So, what types of services should you look out for when you want to get a professional wax?
Let’s check out some of the most popular services commonly available at beauty salons:
- Brazilian wax
- Hollywood wax
You can opt to get half your legs waxed or just the upper arms or forearms and you can speak to the beauty therapist about what you want in order to create a bespoke waxing package especially for you.
Both men and women can get their bodies waxed and while men more commonly get their chests and backs waxed smooth, a woman is more likely to get her pubic hair, legs and underarms waxed.
A Brazilian wax is for women and is where the pubic hair is removed from the sides where the bikini line typically runs and will leave a small oval, triangle or strip of hair in the front.
A Hollywood wax is very similar, except this will remove all of the pubic hair from the front to the back area leaving no hair at all.
You can also choose to get a more traditional bikini wax that will simply take off the hair around the bikini line; ensuring hair is not visible when you wear underwear or a bikini. Lots of women who are new to waxing will begin by getting a bikini wax, then move up to a Brazilian and then possibly onto a Hollywood and this is a great way to get used to the feeling of being waxed.
The above methods describe different waxing methods generally used for women but men can also get the same treatments done should they so desire. As men’s bodies tend to be naturally a lot hairier then females, the waxing will also be concentrated on the buttocks and undercarriage areas. Men can get both Brazilian and Hollywood waxes but you will need to ensure that the salon you want to use offers waxing services for men, as not all salons can cater to male customers.
For some, getting waxed by a stranger may seem like a daunting process and not everyone feels comfortable when on the waxing table. This is why it is so important to ensure that you find a beauty salon that has professional staff who are friendly and able to make you feel at ease. Being shy is common for people getting waxed for the first time and if you don’t want to ask too many questions to the therapist, it is important to do some research before you go to your appointment, so that you know exactly what treatment you need to ask for when you arrive.
Here is a rundown of the types of services you will need to look out for in a professional salon:
- A friendly and welcoming nature
- Professional and experienced staff
- A relaxing atmosphere
- Reasonable rates
You will need to find out exactly where the salon is located and it is important to look into things such as whether or not it has parking. Finding out what the price is in advance is also important and it might be worth getting more than one thing done during one visit, so that you don’t have to keep going back.
For Example: You can get a bikini line wax at the same time as you get your legs and underarms done.
Beauty salons that offer waxing services will usually offer a whole host of other services as well, including:
- Manicures and pedicures
- Hair colouring, cuts and styling
- Eyebrows and eyelashes
If you have a spare day or half day, then it is well worth trying to get more than one thing done at a time. So, if you plan on going to get waxed, why not also get your eyebrows threaded at the same time or treat yourself to a nice facial? This saves you having to find time to go back again and you will also get to leave the salon feeling beautiful from head to toe.
Manicures and pedicures are among the most popular beauty treatments available and if you want either of these treatments done, then you will need to decide what colour you want and whether you want to get a quick polish or an entire treatment done. Again, you can speak to a beauty therapist for advice if you are unsure about which treatment you might want to get and what products you should be using and a trip to a beauty salon for a wax doesn’t have to be as daunting as many people fear.
Choosing the best salon to use, however, is vital and you will need to check out some online reviews and talk to past customers before checking out their services for yourself.