Waxing and Sugaring Hair Removal
PHD is a unique waxing system which uses completely disposable applicators eliminating the worry of cross contamination. This will be opened in your presence and disposed off after your treatment.
We pride ourselves on ensuring client safety after "Antony Barnett" of the The Observer Newspaper (20/2/2000) highlighted the dangers on cross contamination. See below for the newspaper article.
PHD WARM WAXING HAIR REMOVAL
Full leg wax with Bikini wax...£25
Full leg wax...£18
Half leg wax...£13
Bikini wax...£ 9
Underarm wax....£ 7
Full arm wax...£18
Half arm wax...£13
Lip or Chin wax...£ 5
Add 5-8 minutes of LED Light Therapy at the end of your facial waxing treatment to take down redness...£5
SUGARING HAIR REMOVAL
Full leg sugaring with bikini sugaring....£30
Full leg sugaring...£23
Half leg sugaring..£15
Full arm sugar...£23
Half arm sugar...£15
Add 5-8 minutes of LED Light Therapy at the end of your facial sugaring treatment to take down redness...£5
SUGARING AND WAXING FAQ'S
What is sugaring?
Sugaring is an ancient form of hair removal that started in North Africa and Asia, it has been used there for centuries. It is an alternative method of hair removal and is similar to waxing but is suitable for sensitive skin as the paste adheres to the hair not the skin. Warm sugar paste is applied to the skin and then is removed either by hand with a flicking motion or with strips.
What are the benefits of sugaring?
Sugar paste is a natural product consisting of sugar water and lemon juice therefore it has no added chemicals so it is kinder to your skin. Sugar paste can be applied at a lower temperature than warm waxing so is good for sensitive skin. As the hair is removed at the root, the same as waxing it takes longer for the hair to grow back. Regular sugaring and waxing typically results in a sparser hair growth over time.
Does sugaring or waxing hurt?
This depends on your pain threshold but it does generally hurt more the first time. It is similar to waxing in this respect. Both waxing and sugaring can be more painful if you are menstruating so avoid this time if you can. If you sugar and wax on a regular basis the hair growth is weaker and is typically less painful.
I am heavily pregnant is it safe to have waxing or sugaring?
Yes, absolutely. Waxing or sugaring is safe in pregnancy. The therapist will make sure that you are comfortable.
Why is sugaring more expensive than waxing?
Sugaring takes longer than waxing. Treatment time for a half leg wax is approximately 20 minutes; sugaring half leg is approximately 35 minutes. The timings are also dependent on the type of hair growth and can only be approximate.
How often should you get sugared or waxed?
This is the same as waxing we recommend every 4 weeks.
How do I prepare for a sugaring or waxing appointment?
We recommend that you do not wear body moisturiser on the area to be treated on the day of your appointment. You should also avoid exfoliating the day before. If you normally shave you will need 2 weeks hair growth.
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT SUGARING AND WAXING
Do not have any heat treatments before or after waxing or sugaring, this includes soaking in hot baths, sun beds, sauna, steam, swimming and sunbathing for 24 hours after treatment.
Do not apply self tanning products, perfumes or deodorants for 24 hours on areas that have been waxed or sugared.
Do not exfoliate for 24 hours before or after waxing or sugaring.
Regularly exfoliate between treatments to avoid ingrowing hairs.
Do not apply body moisturiser on the area to be treated on the day of your appointment.
If you normally shave, please allow a minimum of 2 weeks growth prior to waxing or sugaring to allow effective removal of hair.
Antony Barnett of The Observer Newspaper reported:
"It is a sensation with which many women are familiar: the searing pain as a strip of hot wax is stripped off to remove unwanted body hair. But health experts warn that the short-term benefits of waxing could have potentially fatal side-effects.
Contaminated wax capable of transmitting hepatitis B or even HIV is being used in beauty salons across the country. The problem stems from poorly trained beauty therapists reusing wax or using contaminated equipment to apply it.
The alarm was raised last month, when environmental health officers inspecting beauty salons in London were shocked to find that one in four samples of wax examined was contaminated.
Beauticians heat the wax, then apply it to a client's body using a spatula. When the wax cools, it is pulled off, which can cause bleeding. Even if the skin is not broken, serum from the pores is likely to be released.
Sometimes the spatula, which often has particles of hair on it, is dipped back into the wax, causing potential contamination on the next client. Health experts say that it should always be discarded after it is used and all equipment thoroughly cleaned before the next client.
Norman Noah, a consultant epidemiologist at the Government's Public Health Laboratories Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, said: 'There is a definite risk of transmitting disease through heated wax treatment if it is used again or equipment is not properly cleaned'. "