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UKbride Member Request 5 Feb 2018

I’ve only ever had my eyebrows waxed before but I’m tempted to have...

I’ve only ever had my eyebrows waxed before but I’m tempted to have pretty much below my waist and my armpits done so I don’t have to worry about shaving before the big day! My wedding is in three weeks so wouldn’t have time to have a trial run.... do you guys think this is a good idea or should I stick to a good old razor? And when would be best to have it done so I’m not sore/have hairs growing back on the day?

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 5 Feb 2018

Hi If you bruise easily don't have it done below your waist I had it done once it ripped my skin and was bruised for about 10 days very painful :)

Tanya Alexander
Tanya Alexander 5 Feb 2018

I would find an area on legs or somewhere to trail the wax, to make sure you don’t have a reaction to the wax .(different salons use different ones) also I wouldn’t recommend the day before due to redness can still appear. May a week before. And then if the odd hair comes back through then you could alway tweezer that hair.

Chloe Mitchell
Chloe Mitchell 6 Feb 2018

I get waxed there and have never had a problem, as to reaction to the wax that's only if the wax is too hot, but most salons will test that before going through with it. I'm getting it done 2 days before the wedding to allow the skin to completely settle as walking too much can irritate the day after. If you have sensitive skin, find a salon that specialises in hot wax as that is better for the sensitive areas and is less painful.

Mary Green
Mary Green 7 Feb 2018

I don’t have reactions to wax, but I have spots appearing over my eyebrows EVERY time I have them waxed. I’ve now stopped waxing my brows and have threading! This is brilliant to have specially before your wedding as it is literally a piece of thread so doesn’t cause friction and what not! I can offer advice on the waxing down below apart from GOOD LUCK GIRL!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Feb 2018

Why not try a hair removal cream? Reduces the soreness and can sometimes last longer than shaving xx

Bethany Hardcastle
Bethany Hardcastle 7 Feb 2018

Have a shave on the morning of your wedding or night before

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Feb 2018

If you aren’t regular with waxing you aren’t going to get the best results first time and will have growth quite soon afterwards so if you’re going straight on honeymoon you will probably find you’ll need to shave anyway x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Feb 2018

Find a salon that offers Lycon wax on intimate area - can also be used on brows and under arms. this wax only pulls the hair and not the skin so no bruising and also gets shorter hair out. Make sure it’s done 2-3 days before wedding. Any good therapist will let you know if your not suitable for treatment x

Sarah-louise Neilan
Sarah-louise Neilan 7 Feb 2018

I've never been able too be waxed so I wouldn't know, having psoriasis down below and on parts of my legs makes my skin ultra sensitive so I have to use a razor only because of this, my hairs also grow back within a few days which make it super itchy below so the razor comes out again I wouldn't go for one but that's just because of my skin so I can't help but good luck

Sarah Pollard
Sarah Pollard 7 Feb 2018

Ensure the night before you don't use any shower gel or bath stuff as it causes a reaction if sensitive skin , so I just use my sanctuary spa soap as best preparation ..... Exfoliate the week before so hairs are at best optimum for waxing ....
Avoid just before going to appointment that you are NOT Too Hot as I find waxing works best when your skin is COOLER , so avoid any exercise prior etc .....

Siobhan Knight-Potgieter
Siobhan Knight-Potgieter 7 Feb 2018

Shop around for the best choice of salon in the area, and get it done a good few days before the wedding.

I did my waxing on the Monday, a facial and massage on the Thursday and the wedding was on the Saturday 🤷🏼‍♀️ just meant that the worst part was forgotten.

Also random advice but agree a time to ‘bow’ out of your reception for some ‘quality’ time with your husband as otherwise you end up staying and are too knackered for ‘quality’ time x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Feb 2018

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Feb 2018

Im a Beauty therapist based in an award winning salon in Finchley central in north London. We use a hypo-allergenic wax from industry leading brand Perron rigot. If your anywhere near london i'd be more than happy to wax you for your big day. I would recommend you to wax atleast 3/4 days before x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Feb 2018

Razor all the way had a wax once and jesus christ literally had to be pinned down it was horrific

Natalie Ennis
Natalie Ennis 7 Feb 2018

If you’ve never waxed before in these areas hair regrowth is quite quick after. There are many types of waxing techniques around so maybe go ask an experienced beautician

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