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Waxing service in Reading - Hot Waxing & Warm Waxing

Silkyskin Beauty and Nails is a beauty salon based in Reading Berkshire, offering professional beauty treatments including waxing. We offer both hot waxing and warm strip waxing. For your convenience, we are open until 9:00pm and there is free parking. Waxing is a safe and effective body hair removal treatment which can be applied on almost any area. It is recommended to book regular waxing treatments to avoid shaving between treatments. Although Some people may find waxing a bit painful, most of the clients find waxing becomes more comfortable with regular treatments.

 

Note: We are offering special discount prices for our customers now. See our Special Offers to find out more.

Duration (mins)
Special Offer Now On
Full Price
Lip or Chin Wax
15
n/a
£6
Lip and Chin Wax
20
n/a
£10
Eyebrows Wax
15
n/a
£10
Underarm Wax
15
n/a
£10
Half Arm Wax
15
n/a
£12
Full Arm Wax
30
n/a
£16
Half Leg Wax
30
n/a
£18
Full Leg Wax
45
n/a
£28
Full leg & Bikini Wax
60
n/a
£35
Bikini Wax
15
n/a
£15
Brazilian Wax
30
n/a
£25
Hollywood Wax
45
n/a
£28
 

What is Waxing?

Waxing can be used for hair removal from virtually any part of the body. Waxing is most commonly used for hair removal and results in longer lasting smooth skin so you can go on holiday with enviably smooth and glowing skin without having to worry about body hair showing up in the meantime.

What is a Brazilian Waxing?

A Brazilian wax is where all hair is removed from the labia, perineum and anus, or to put it another way from your undercarriage and behind! A "landing strip" of hair is left on the mons pubis (the top of your pubic bone). This is usually a strip of hair (i.e. a rectangular shape) but some customers prefer a triangle. We measure landing strips in terms of finger widths and will always ask you how wide you would like the strip before we start to remove the hair from around it.

What is a Hollywood waxing?

A Hollywood wax is where all pubic hair is removed from the whole intimate area, including the labia, perineum and anus, as well as from the mons pubis. So to put it another way, absolutely all hair is removed from on top, underneath and around the back, leaving you 100% bare down there/as naked as the day you were born!

What is the difference between warm wax and hot wax?

Hot wax and warm wax both remove the hair from the root but there are differences in how they are applied, the results they provide and the types of hair each is used on. Find out below what those differences are and how you can benefit from the right choice of wax for you.

Warm Waxing

Application
With warm wax the wax is spread over the area after which a paper strip is pressed over it to adhere to both the wax and hairs, and then pulled off removing the hairs in that area from the root.
Areas
Because it is applied and removed straight away, the warm wax can be used quickly and efficiently over large areas such as the legs, arms, etc.
Hair Types
Warm wax is spread over the hair adhering both to the hairs and skin, so often this method of waxing will wax off the very top layer of the skin too, providing an exfoliating effect to the skin along with the hair removal for extra smooth results.

Hot Waxing

Application
Warmed to a slightly higher temperature, hot wax is a much thicker wax made up of plastics too to allow it to set hard. It is applied to the skin, allowed to cool and set, and then pulled directly off without the use of a paper strip.
Areas
As it takes a moment for hot wax to cool and set, this kind of wax is usually used over smaller areas for more efficient treatments times. Areas on the face like the upper lip as well as the pubic area are most commonly treated with hot wax.
Hair Types
Because hot wax sets around each of the hairs, it makes for a better grip and removal of thicker hairs that may be too stubborn to remove by warm wax. Hairs on the pubic area and underarms which grow thicker than other body hair are best removed with the hot wax for a cleaner and smoother result. The hot wax is also more effective at removing shorter hairs for this same reason of being able to adhere to the hair more for a better grip.

What is ingrown hair?

Ingrown hair is a disgusting sight and an awful feeling! After a pampering waxing session this is not what you expect in the least. But ingrown hair is almost unavoidable. And it mostly occurs in areas where the body hair is thick or curly!

What causes ingrown hair?

During waxing treatment, the target is to remove the entire hair directly from the follicle. But often the hair breaks either below or above the skin surface. Thus, instead of the growth of a new hair with a beveled edge, the hair is now blunt. This situation occurs more if you use a shaver on your body hair which leaves the hair edges blunt from being cut off.

How to prevent ingrown hair?

  • Remember to exfoliate. Use a mild exfoliator. It will remove the dead skin cells from your skin which blocks the hair follicle opening, thus enabling proper growth of your body hair. Exfoliate one day after you wax and continue doing so for a couple of weeks.
  • Do not wear tight-fitted clothes. Let your skin breathe. Tight clothes will irritate your freshly waxed skin and will also cause hair to grow inwards into the skin which will result in ingrown hair.
  • You will find many products in the market that are especially designed to prevent ingrown hair. They contain exfoliating and moisturizing properties. Use them to prevent ingrown hair from appearing.
  • Often ingrown hair causes bacterial infection underneath the skin. So, you can use a lotion or oil with anti-bacterial properties after hair removal. Tea tree oil or lavender oil might be helpful.