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What is hot wax?

At nkd, we only ever use “hot wax” for a Brazilian wax (also called non-strip wax). The particular hot wax that we use (Perron Rigot Euroblonde) is perfect for sensitive areas – such as your bikini region and works particularly well on short, tough hairs. The reason it’s known as non-strip wax is because we do not remove it with a paper strip, like conventional wax. Instead we apply thin layers of the wax directly to the skin, allowing the wax to encapsulate the hair before the wax sets to a supple, malleable consistency. We then pull the wax strip off, as opposed to rubbing a paper strip over the wax and removing it that way.

At nkd, we would never recommend or advocate the use of conventional strip wax during a Brazilian wax (although unfortunately, far too many salons and beauty therapists in the UK do still use strip wax for Brazilian waxing). Strip wax is not suitable for the removal of pubic hair. Firstly, it’s generally not as gentle as hot wax so may cause irritation to the area. Secondly, because it’s not meant for use on short tough hair ( like pubic hair) the use of strip wax in this area will often cause your hair to snap off, as opposed to being pulled out from the root. When the wrong type of wax is used for a Brazilian wax and your hair snaps off, this will contribute to you getting unsightly and potentially-painful ingrown hairs. Thirdly, the use of strip wax for a Brazilian wax is far more painful than when hot wax is used.

Our clients often comment that they can’t imagine ever having a Brazilian wax again with strip wax and can’t believe how much better and less painful having a Brazilian wax with hot wax is, and how they never suffer from ingrown hairs like they used to.

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Providing high-quality waxing treatments to men and women in a professional and clean environment, our specialist skills mean that nkd waxes are quicker and cause less discomfort than waxes from generalist beauty salons, which do not typically employ experts. Our friendly team is so knowledgeable that their detailed aftercare advice will ensure you get the best results for weeks after your treatment.

nkd also offers the latest lash and brow treatments from its in-house lash & brow bar with the same level of specialist skill and advice.

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