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Frequently asked questions

Silk Skin Grimsby Waxing Studio


Below you can see most frequent questions asked by our customers:


Does waxing hurt?

Hair removal is never totally painless as you are removing a full hair from its follicle and if you have been shaving or using hair removal creams your hair will be at its thickest for your first wax however this will reduce with each waxing experience as the hair softens and thins. If you have had a stressful day, aren't feeling 100% or are close to your menstrual cycle then waxing can be a little more uncomfortable than usually. If you decide to wax during your menstrual cycle, we always ask clients to come prepared with a fresh tampon for during their wax. Forget about your friend's nightmare experience few years ago and make your own mind up because it really isn't that bad and you will love that smooth and hairless feeling afterwards.

How often should I wax?

This will vary from client to client. After the first few waxes, it is generally a 4 week wax routine that people will adopt.

However, some clients can push it a bit longer between waxes.

Can I shave between my waxing appointments?

We don’t recommend this to a client.

You will never benefit from the wax if you don't do it on a regular and consistent basis as it affects hair growth cycle. 

Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?

No, quite the opposite. Hair will become thinner and finer the more you wax the less will grow.

Can I get a waxing session if my hair is very short (only 2 mm long)?

Yes, you can – but there’s not much point to it. The reason is that each hair passes through phases in which it grows faster or slower, and they aren’t synchronised. When some of them have already visible and about 2mm long, others are still out of sight under the skin. The wax is unable to grab and remove those, so they start rearing their heads within days. You will end up with some of hair coming out just few days after you had your wax done. To achieve long-lasting waxing results, as many hairs as possible should have already come through the skin. That moment is usually when they have an average length of ¼ inch long (the length of a grain of rice) which is usually 2-3 weeks of growth.

Does my medication affect my waxing?

Certain medications and products thin out the skin making it more likely for you to peel or burn during your waxing session. Always tell your therapist any medications you are taking during your consultation and discuss whether this affects your treatment.

Should I trim my hair before I get waxed?

NO! That is what I am here for. If you do it yourself you run the risk of over trimming which will reduce the results of your wax. Don't worry that it will be too long because too short is much worse. I will trim if necessary.

What causes ingrown hairs, and what can I do about them?

Excess accumulation of dead flakes of skin can plug a hair follicle. Then the growing hair can’t penetrate the outer dermal layer and instead curls back or grows sideways into the skin. The best way to prevent ingrown hairs is to regularly get a body peel (exfoliation) and/or scrub yourself with a Luffa bath sponge.

Exfoliation removes dead flakes of skin, opens plugged pores and stimulates circulation. You should also avoid excess use of lipid-containing body creams and lotions.

When and how often should I get a body peel done?

Regular body peels remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs and they also improve circulation in the skin. You can achieve very good results with a Luffa sponge or a special exfoliation product. It's best to wait at least three days, then start with a light peel. To avoid damaging the natural acid mantle that protects your skin, however, we recommend that you not do it every day.

When shouldn’t I get waxed?

To be on the safe side, it’s best not to wax if your skin is irritated, reddened or injured.

Can waxing cause any adverse skin reactions?

Light redness after waxing is a normal reaction of the skin, as the hair is removed down to the roots, which briefly widens the pores and follicles. The skin gets used to it with regular waxing. Besides that, we use quality waz which is skin-friendly, also with sensitive skin. The wax doesn’t interact or penetrate the skin, so it is extremely tolerable.

Do many guys get waxed?

Male waxing is gaining in popularity up and down the country lots of males of all ages are discovering the benefits of having smooth, hair-free skin.


I'm worried about being naked or becoming aroused...



Don't panic! We are not concerned with the size or shape of your body any more than we are concerned with what car you drive or the colour of your eyes!

We aim to make all of our customers feel as comfortable as possible, and understand that you may be feeling nervous. Some clients experience temporary physical arousal in response to the manipulation of their genitals - this is nothing to worry about and usually subsides fairly rapidly.

Customers are advised, however, that inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.

Can I skip hair removal in the winter?

Certainly you can. But it isn’t a good idea. Firstly because only regular waxing makes your body hair keep getting finer and sparser. And secondly because it’s just as nice and worthwhile to feel totally good in your silky-smooth skin in the wintertime. It could be in the sauna, while exercising, when wearing that sexy little black skirt at parties, while enjoying intimate moments with that special someone… or simply to feel more exhilaratingly alive, whether you’re alone or not.

Are there any conditions that will prevent me from getting waxed?

Contagious skin conditions will prevent us from waxing the affected area until the condition has completely cleared. Clients taking Roaccutane must wait 6 months after finishing their medication before receiving a waxing treatment. We are also unable to remove hair from skin that is sunburnt, chafed or broken, or from skin that has been treated with steroid creams, Retin-A, Differin or other retinoid acne products within the last 3 months. any clients using AhA products

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