Frequently Asked Questions

How long should my hair be?

The hair should be the length of a rice grain, about 3mm long. However, Lycon hot wax is known to take the hair as short as 1mm out! Leave 3-4 weeks after your last wax or 2-3 weeks if you are a shaver. If you are not a big fan of measuring your body hair and it looks a little long, leave it to us, we will trim the hair if needed! Better long than too short

How long will it take?

It depends what area you are getting waxed and what wax is being used. Hot wax normally takes longer than strip wax. We only offer hot wax for intimate and sensitive areas. A Brazilian or Hollywood could take 15-30mins. We allocate enough time to take it at your own pace and make it as comfortable as possible.

What is a female Brazilian?

Brazilian is when all the hair from your bikini areas (including inner labia, outer labia, centre of the bum) leaving a small amount of hair, shaped to your preference, on the pubic mound. Only hot wax is used for this treatment. Strip wax is used on the bum and leg area to tidy up.

What is female Hollywood?

A female intimate wax using hot wax. A Hollywood is when all hair is removed from your bikini area including inner and outer labia, pubic mound, and centre of the bum.

What is male Brazilian?

A full intimate men’s wax. All hair is removed from penis and scrotum and the centre of the bum with hot wax. The hair on the pubic mound is removed/shaped and/or trimmed. Strip wax is used to remove hair from the buttocks.

What is male Hollywood?

A full intimate men’s wax. All hair is removed from penis and scrotum, pubic mound and the centre of the bum with hot wax. Strip wax is used to remove hair from the buttocks.

Do I need to take my underwear off for Brazilian and/or Hollywood?

Well.. That’s a very good question! The answer is Yes, you do! Do you go to the hairdressers and keep your hat on? But don’t you worry, your jewels are in safe hands. I specialise in male and female intimate waxing, therefore I have seen it all over the years! I am very precise when it comes to waxing and make sure that all the hair is gone! In order for me to do that I need to see the skin.

What’s the difference between strip and hot wax?

At Buff and Bare hot wax is mainly used for sensitive areas like bikini, underarms and facial area, as the hair in those areas are much stronger. Hot wax is applied thicker and it is higher in temperature. It sits on the skin, cools down and solidifies to be pulled off without a strip. Due to higher temperature it helps to relax hair follicles and sedate nerve endings thus making it more comfortable experience. You could choose hot wax for back and/or chest wax is the hair is strong.
Strip wax is applied in a very thin layer on the skin, a strip is then placed over the wax and it’s pulled off removing the hair. Strip wax is best for larger areas like legs and arms, where the hair is superficial and not so strong. It’s quick and cost effective.

What can’t I do after my waxing treatment?

After your wax, the hair follicles are still open and the skin is tender and sensitive.
– No tanning for the next 24hrs
– Avoid tight clothing – wearing tight clothing will lead to irritated skin. Sweating after your waxing treatment will increase a chance of infection
– No hot baths, steam or swimming – the hair follicles are open so going to the swimming pool will only invite everything and anything into the hair follicles to be absorbed. Any more heat on the waxed area will irritate the skin and possibly burn
– No Gym – sweating will only increase a chance of infection
– No Sex – friction will irritate the skin and may cause infection
– No sunbathing or sun beds

Can I wax if I am pregnant?

Absolutely! We have a lot of pregnant ladies waxing wright up to the due date. In fact, a lot of them say it is very handy to have no hair down there for the birth. Even if you are not showing yet, make sure you tell your therapist at the consultation stage that you are expecting. You might be more sensitive than normal, therefore we make sure that we perform the treatment at your pace..

Can I wax on my period?

Absolutely! You might be more sensitive when you are on your period. You can just wear a tampon and we proceed with the treatment as any other day. Use a clean tampon and let you therapist know should you need a wipe to freshen up.

I am embarrassed...

Don’t you worry, your jewels are in safe hands. I specialise in male and female intimate waxing, therefore I have seen it all over the years! You will be made to feel comfortable as we have ‘taking it at your pace’’ attitude.

Can I bring a friend to stay in the room with me?

You are more than welcome to bring a friend, however we would ask them to wait in the reception area

How often do I wax?

For best results and the most hair free time we recommend that you have you schedule your waxing appointments every 4-6 weeks.

What should I expect when I arrive for my treatment?

When you arrive, you’ll be asked to fill the consultation form. Once you are on the waxing couch the area to bee waxed will be cleaned, a small amount of oil will be put on the skin to create a barrier between the skin and the wax. Once the hair have been removed, aftercare products are applied.