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Your Guide to Smooth Confidence

The quest for smooth, hair-free skin often leads to the intriguing, yet sometimes ambiguous, world of professional waxing. Whispers of "bikini" and "Brazilian" treatments abound, leaving many wondering not just the intricacies of each style, but also the associated costs and durations. This blog serves as your compass, guiding you through the diverse waxing options.

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Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons to help you decide:


  • Hair removal: Waxing effectively removes unwanted hair, offering smooth skin for weeks.

  • Reduced hair growth: Over time, regular waxing can lead to thinner and slower-growing hair.

  • Reduced ingrown hairs: Compared to shaving, waxing pulls the hair from the root, potentially reducing the risk of ingrown hairs.

  • Exfoliation: The waxing process can also mildly exfoliate the skin, removing dead cells and potentially revealing a brighter complexion.

  • Convenience: Waxing provides a longer-lasting hair removal solution than shaving, requiring fewer treatments.


  • Pain: Waxing can be painful, especially in sensitive areas. While the pain diminishes with repeated treatments, some people may find it intolerable.

  • Cost: Waxing can be more expensive than shaving, especially for full-body treatments.

  • Not suitable for all hair types: Very coarse or fine hair may not be well-suited for waxing.

Understanding the Costs:

Before embarking on your waxing journey, a grasp of the UK's pricing landscape is crucial. While costs can vary across locations, salon establishments, therapist experience, and the area being treated, here's a general guide:

  • Bikini Wax: A subtle refinement to keep you feeling confident and comfortable with an estimated cost ranging from £20 to £40.

  • Brazilian Wax: A bold choice for those seeking a sleek and entirely smooth finish typically priced between £35 and £60.

  • Californian Wax: Combining practicality with a touch of finesse, the Californian blends a bikini wax with hair removal across the upper bikini line for a smooth finish, costing roughly £25 to £45.

  • Hollywood Wax: The epitome of hairless serenity, Hollywood removes all hair in the area, commanding a price range of £40 to £70.

The Styles:

  • Bikini Wax: The classic choice, ideal for maintaining neatness under swimwear. 

  • Brazilian Wax: Favoured for its comprehensiveness, the Brazilian offers a thorough approach, leaving a customisable design for enhanced confidence.

  • Californian Wax: This practical yet adventurous style harmonises a bikini wax with hair removal across the upper bikini line, maximising comfort and smoothness.

  • Hollywood Wax: For those seeking absolute hairless serenity and unparalleled confidence in any situation, the Hollywood wax reigns supreme, removing all hair in the intimate area.

Navigating the Time:

The dreaded question, "How long will it take?", often echoes through the waxing wilderness. The answer, like many aspects of life, hinges on several factors:

  • Waxing Style: A basic bikini wax might take 15-20 minutes, while a comprehensive Hollywood could reach 45 minutes, depending on the therapist's technique and your anatomy.

  • Hair Growth: Thicker, longer hair typically necessitates more time for removal.

Beyond the Wax:

Remember, waxing isn't a one-dimensional experience. Here are some bonus tips for a smooth and comfortable journey:

  • Exfoliation is Key: Prior to your appointment, gentle exfoliation removes dead skin cells, minimising the risk of ingrown hairs.

  • Embrace Loose Clothing: Post-waxing, loose-fitting garments are your allies, preventing irritation.

  • Moisturise Religiously: Regular moisturisation promotes healing and combats dryness after your treatment.

  • Communication is Essential: If anything feels uncomfortable during your session, do not hesitate to inform your therapist. They are there to guide you through the process with utmost care.

At Urban Medi Spa

We prioritise personalised care and expert guidance. Our team of skilled therapists offers a diverse range of waxing styles in a safe and comfortable environment designed to offer you a world-class grooming experience that leaves your skin silky smooth.

Book a session that transcends relaxation to transformation. We offer a comprehensive range of aesthetic, wellness, medical, and dental services designed to help you look and feel your best while prioritising your health and well-being.

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