Q: I’ve heard of hard and soft wax. What’s the difference between the two waxes?

A: That’s a great question and we’re asked it quite often. Another question we’re asked a lot is “does it hurt?” We assure guests that when the correct wax and the correct technique are used, waxing is very tolerable.

Soft wax is suitable for most individuals and almost all areas. A thin layer of soft wax is applied in the direction of the hair growth and is removed with a pellon or muslin strip that is pulled off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Since it’s great for removing all of those fine hairs, we use soft wax for most facial and body hair waxing.

Hard wax has a thicker consistency and is great for hair that grows in multiple directions. It can be applied in any direction and is removed without using a fabric strip. It’s ideal for short, thicker, stubborn hair and sensitive areas. This is why we always use hard wax for Brazilian and nostril waxing.

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