Waxing - Using gold tea tree master wax and after care products to sooth and protect.
For leg, arm, under arm & eyebrow waxing Strip Wax is used to remove the hairs quickly & efficiently. Strip Wax is applied to the skin in a very thin layer using a spatula. A fabric or paper strip is then pressed on the waxed area and removed quickly causing minimum discomfort. Strip Wax is great for larger areas where you want to remove a large amount of hairs as quickly as possible.
Eyebrow Wax - 15mins
Top Lip Wax - 10mins
Chin Wax - 10mins
Under Arm Wax - 15mins
Top Lip & Chin - 15mins
Standard Bikini Line Wax - 15mins
Half Arm Wax - 15mins
1/2 Leg Wax - 15mins
Chest Wax - 20mins
3/4 Leg Wax - 20mins
Back Wax - 30mins
Full Leg Wax - 25mins
Before your Wax…
So you’ve booked a wax. Here’s a couple of tips to lessen the pain (and increase the longevity of the hair free feeling).
If you’re really worried about the pain, and haven’t had waxing before then take 1 or 2 paracetamol about 30-40 minutes before your appointment. This can help reduce the surface discomfort.
Make sure your hair is long enough to remove completely from the roots – it should be at least 0.5 centimetres. If you’ve shaved the area within the last few weeks it might take a couple of waxes to get your hair into a cycle of growth that allows the most effective wax finish.
After your Wax…
Immediately after your wax
It’s normal immediately after your wax for a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours and is normally due to a histamine reaction. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free. This means:
No sunbathing for at least 12 hours (have your waxing done at least the day BEFORE you go on holiday)
No swimming in a chlorinated pool for 24 hours
Same for spa baths or saunas
Avoid applying any topical lotions for at least 12 hours (fragrances and other lubricants can cause a burning sensation)
Also avoid touching the waxed area to ensure it remains bacteria free
Use a tea tree oil based product to apply to the area for it’s anti-bacterial qualities.
Waxing is not recommended within 24 hours (before or after) of any other heat treatment e.g. steam, sauna, sunbed, sunbathing, swimming, exercise or self tanning application.
3-10 Days after waxing
As your skin closes over the follicles, the next consideration is to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. This is when new, often softer hair can get trapped under the skin.
Use a soft brush or exfoliating glove to gently buff the area every 2-3 days – this is particularly important after about day 3 through to about the 10 day mark. It doesn’t need to be hard scrubbng, just a gentle exfoliation.
Use a product like PFB to roll over the area after showering. This product contains lactic acid which helps ensure dead skin cells are buffed away allowing your hair back through the follicle opening.
How long will your wax last?
If you’re a first-time or occasional waxer you will likely notice some new hair growth within 2-3 weeks due to the naturally staggered hair growth cycle. This part of regrowth will be sparse, about one-third of the hair normally present. Soon after the remaining hair will begin growing in.
Regular waxing will leave the area hair free for 3 – 6 weeks. Over time the density of hair in the waxed area may start to decrease as well.
Do you need a Tan for a special occasion, maybe a wedding, party or a holiday?
You can shower 8 – 10 hours after your St Tropez treatment.
Please read the Pre and Post Tanning and waxing advice before booking your St Tropez tan.
St Tropez exfoliation
Exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin before tanning to leave an even finish and removal to your tan - 15mins
St Tropez Tan
The ultimate salon tan will develop to reveal a deep and even glow. Ideal to have 24hrs before your occasion, prior to treatment wear loose dark clothing and no perfume or deodorant. - 30mins
COMING SOON - St Tropez Spray Tan Mobile Booth
This specially formulated UV-FREE treatment features a tan using a spray application in only 15 minutes. Perfect for a busy schedule
or a lunch-hour treat. The tan is applied via a special spray tanning system. A trained St Tropez professional sprays a fine
mist of bronzing solution over your body resulting in an even, streakless, natural-looking tan. The results can last from 7-10
days with correct aftercare.
A little bit more about St Tropez Tan
The extensive range of high performance products not only deliver a flawless, safe tan but they’re also crammed with nourishing ingredients designed specifically to improve the tone and condition of your skin. St. Tropez products work without sun exposure to give you an ultra even, all over tan but they do not contain sun filters. So, if you use St. Tropez to give you a bit of colour before you venture out in the sun or just to have a healthy-looking glow for every day, you need to use a sun cream with a high SPF value, every single time.
Pre and Post Tanning advice
Before your tan
• Exfoliate and moisturise the night before the tan (not on the day of the tan) paying particular attention to elbows, knees, ankles and problem dry areas. Make sure your exfoliator doesn’t contain any oil as oil will act as a barrier so the tan will not take.
• Paint nails and toenails, especially if they are acrylics or gels.
• Wax/shave at least 24/48 hours prior to treatment. This allows the pores time to close. Dotting in pores may appear if not adhered to.
• Do not moisturise or use skin lotions on the day of your tan.
• Remove make-up and deodorant before your tan.
After your Tan
• Wear dark loose clothing after your treatment. Tight clothing or underwear may cause marks.
• Wear flip-flops or loose fitting shoes like Ugg boots.
• Do not shower or bathe for at least 8-10 hours (the development time).
• Do not exercise or swim during the development period.
• Try not to touch your skin during the development time. Top tip – if leaving on overnight wear loose socks over your hands in bed.
Bookings, Payments and Cancellations
Before Your First Appointment or Pilates Session.
A consultation card must be filled in to ensure that all the treatment I provide are suitable for you.
You must bring the physical activity readiness questionnaire signed to your free consultation before attending any Pilates sessions.
Payments and Cancellations
We accept card, cash or bank transfers before completion of treatment, we do not accept cheques and a deposit may be required for multiple treatments. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel an appointment, otherwise a cancellation fee of 50% of the cost of the treatment will be charged or lose of a pre-paid block booking session.