Bad waxes are avoidable if you do your research and know what to look for. The following tips will ensure you’ll have the best possible hair removal experience.

1 Choose a skilled waxer that specialises

Most salons offer waxing but in my experience not all of them do it well. A good deal of salon therapists haven’t had specific training in Brazilian waxing and these should be avoided like the plague. A qualification in general waxing DOES NOT make you a skilled bikini waxer. A therapist that has had specific training and does it day in day out will use the correct wax, make you feel at ease and will be very thorough. You don’t spend your hard earned cash to come out of the salon still with patches of hair, sore and bleeding.

2 Only hot wax will do

Check that the waxing therapist ONLY uses hot wax on sensitive areas such as bikini, underarms and face. Some salons say they use hot wax but they actually mean strip wax – this is an absolute no no!! Hot wax is a thick wax that is applied with a disposable spatula, sets when cool and is then removed by hand. Strip wax is great for areas such as legs and backs but isn’t as kind to the skin. If they don’t use hot wax for bikini, Hollywood or Brazilian waxing then go elsewhere.

3 Check the salon is clean, tidy and hygienic and the couch has a clean sheet of couch roll on it. New disposable spatulas should be used for each customer and never double dipped.

4 Check out reviews on the therapists website and facebook page.

5 Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Asking questions is a good way to get to know your waxing therapist and gauge their level of knowledge and experience. Don’t be afraid to ask them how long they’ve been waxing and anything else that may put your mind at ease.