My name is Helen Ellis, I'm a fully qualified and insured beautician working in the Hertfordshire area.
Contact me to book your waxing treatment either in the comfort of your own home, or at my salon in Stevenage. Prices start from £6 for a lip or chin wax.
I visit Helen on special occasions to get my eyelashes beautifully extended, they are long lasting and look fabulous!
Waxing gives a semi-permanent hair removal treatment that removes the entire hair including the root. After waxing it will take four to six weeks for a new hair to grow back, however depending on an individuals hair growth cycle, some individuals will see start to see regrowth in as little as a week. Just about any area of your body can be waxed, this includes bikini area, legs, face, arms, eyebrow, abdomen, back and feet.
There are plenty of advantages to waxing vs other forms of removing hair, it can effectively remove large amounts of hair at once and provide a longer lasting method of hair removal, than either shaving or using hair removal creams. Repeated waxing of an area over long periods of time can cause hair regrowth to become softer.
Strip waxing (using soft wax) works by spreading wax thinly over the skin. Paper strips are then applied and pressed firmly on to the skin, sticking the waxing strip to the skin. Against the direction of hair growth, the strip is then stripped off quickly, as slose as possible to the skin to avoid irritating the skin. This removes both the wax and the hair.
Strip-less wax, which is also referred to as hard wax, is applied thickly and doesn't require paper strips. The wax hardens when it cools, allowing easy removal by myself without the aid of strips. This waxing method is beneficial to those who have sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not stick to the skin as much as strip wax does, making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are removed easier because the harder wax coats the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method is slightly more time-consuming and can also be less painful, it's best for smaller areas such as underarms, bikini line and face.
Prices are on the right hand side of this page (if you're on a mobile scroll down), or to read more about the pro's and con's of waxing please take a look at my waxing blog post.