Lycon is a premium wax from Australia, used in top salons and spas worldwide.
It is the brand of the celebrity endorsed Strip Wax Bar.
The low working temperature hot wax is made using only the finest resins, natural ingredients, and aromatherapy oils for the most comfortable waxing experiance. Lycon delivers exceptional performance by removing stubborn hair as short as 1mm. It is also gentle on the skin which significantly reduces discomfort during treatment and lessens irritation following treatment, even in the most sensitive of areas. The special formulation only grabs hair, not skin, which adds to the brilliance of this product.
I am proud to have been trained by the best. Waxing with Lycon is 100% hygienic because spatulas are never double dipped!
Lycon Strip wax treatments
For larger areas such as legs and arms I normally use Lycon strip wax for a speedy removal which leaves skin feeling silky smooth and hair free for up to 6 weeks.
Lycon hot wax treatments
For waxing smaller more sensitive areas such as the underarms, bikini and face I use Lycon hot wax.
LIP or CHIN £3
CHEEK WAX £5
BASIC BIKINI £10
G-STRING/CALIFORNIAN/HIGH BIKINI £20
½ LEGS £12
¾ LEGS £14
FULL LEGS £17
FORE ARM £8
FULL ARMS £11
BUM CHEEKS £5 or free with an intimate wax
NAVAL LINE £5 or free with an intimate wax
FULL STOMACH £8
LOWER BACK £8
FULL BACK £15
NASAL HAIR £5
Before you have any waxing done please:
Let me know if you have any allergies, skin disorders, or if you are on any medication that may affect your skin. Please note, if you have diabetes waxing cannot be carried out.
To maintain your smooth appearance it is recommend to have regular waxing every 4-6 weeks and to exfoliate between treatments.
If you have any questions please do call or message me on 07977582069 – please also note that during treatment if I cannot answer your call leave your name, number and a brief message and I will call you back.
Waxing and hair growth cycles:
Anagen: The Growth Stage
The first stage of hair growth is the Anagen Stage. This is the stage of the cycle where new hair is produced. Approximately 85% of all the hair on the body will be in the growth stage at one time. Since most of the hair on the body is in the Anagen Stage at the same time, it makes it the perfect time in the hair growth cycle to wax.
Catagen: The Regression or Falling Out Stage
The Catagen Stage is the second stage in the hair growth cycle. In this stage, the hair shaft grows upward and detaches itself from the bulb. Once the hair has detached itself from the bulb, its also gets cut off from the blood supply. This means that the hair no longer receives any nutrients or pigment. This is the mean reason why hair in this stage looks dull and unhealthy. Only 2 to 3% of the body’s hair will be at this stage at any given time.
Telogen: The Final or Resting Stage
This is the stage in the hair growth cycle when hair is at its fullest size. In this stage, hairs are completely erect in the follicle, allowing the hair to show above the skin’s surface. Hair is more likely to either shed or fall out during this stage. Only 15% of the body’s hair will be in this stage at any given time.
It can take anywhere from 4 to 13 weeks for the hair to grow from the dermal papilla (the base of the hair follicle) to the surface of the skin.
Have you ever felt a little leftover stubble after getting waxed?
That’s because some of the hairs left behind were still in the early Anagen Stage and not long enough to be removed from waxing. With regular waxing every 4-6 weeks, you are more than likely to get your hair on the same growing cycle, allowing for optimal waxing results.
Hair grows in the above 3 stages and it can take up to 4 waxing treatments before all of the hair is on the same growth cycle, hence they all come out together. Your first wax may not remove all the hair, it may last only one week, it may last up to three – it just depends on your own genetics, how recently and often you’ve shaved, and how well you do at preparing the skin before the wax and taking care of the skin between your treatments.
Don’t be discouraged if your hair doesn’t stay gone too long the first few times. The more you wax the longer it will last.
However, if your last hair removal was shaving, your first wax post shaving will not last as long. Please don’t shave, tweeze or use hair removal creams in between waxing appointments as this interrupts the hairs natural growth cycle.
Waxing – After Treatment Advice
Thank you for choosing us for your waxing service. To get the best possible results from your treatments, please:
No hot baths or showers for 24 hours
No Tanning (sunbeds, sun exposure or fake tans) for at least 24 hours
Wear loose clothing after treatment
Do not apply perfumed products for at least 24 hours
Do not apply make-up over the waxed area
Avoid touching the area that has been treated
Do not swim for at least 24 hours
Do not exfoliate for at least 24 hours
No Sport, gym or other vigorous exercise
If you suffer with ingrown hairs it is best not to try to squeeze them out of the skin as quite often this can lead to infection of the hair follicle. We would suggest exfoliating the areas you have waxed twice a week to prevent ingrown hairs.
Commonly asked questions about intimate waxing
What’s the difference between a bikini wax and all the rest?
For a basic bikini wax you can leave your underwear on (the wax is not sticky). For a Californian wax you can either leave your own underwear on or ask for a disposable G-string to put on. For a Hollywood or Brazilian wax no underwear is worn, but do please try not to feel uncomfortable about this as you are not the first. Celebrities are getting it done all the time making it an increasingly popular choice. Be assured that I am looking at hair and not anatomy 🙂
How long should the hair be for waxing?
For legs and arms the shortest hairs should be no less than 4mm long for a satisfactory result. On bikini and underarm areas the hair can be as short as 1mm for removal with the Lycon hot wax.
How long should I wait between waxes?
Preparing for your wax
To get the best results please follow this guide to preparation for female waxing
Tweezing at home: Us girls are often good with tweezers and can be a little obsessed sometimes, so if you do spot a stray hair when you get home after waxing (hopefully not!) by all means tweeze it out if it is within a day or so of waxing, otherwise please leave it as the aim is to try to get all your hairs at the same growth cycle and random tweezing will make the hair unavailable for waxing next time so it will not get synchronised with the other hairs.
Previous Shavers: Please leave 3 weeks before your wax appointment with us. You will find you have hair at different stages of the growth cycle so whilst results should be good, it will not be optimum until you have had about 4 wax treatments.
Menstruation: You can be waxed during your period, although you may be a little more sensitive, so if you can plan ahead and work around it, so much the better. If not, no problem. If you feel pain more than most, it may be best to plan around it, otherwise it should be fine. A fresh tampon before starting the treatment is always a good idea.
Optimum Hair Length: Your hair should be the ideal length for waxing to work and to minimise any discomfort. The ideal length is about a centimetre – but anything half a centimetre or more should work fine. If the hair is longer, just leave it and I will quickly clipper it down before waxing, to the correct length. As a guide, if you shave leave about 3 weeks without shaving before your wax appointment. If you wax, leave 4-6 weeks (some regular waxers get away with a 3 week interval).
Holiday plans or special occasion: If you are planning a holiday, honeymoon or other special occasion and wish to be as hair-free as possible, it is best to plan ahead. The worst thing you could do is to have your very first wax in the morning and expect to lie on a beach in Spain in the afternoon. You should leave a couple of days between waxing and traveling – and ideally make that waxing not your first, by having another about 4 weeks earlier to see how your body reacts. The results normally keep getting better at least until your 4th wax – so it is best to plan in your special wax and work backwards making appointments for earlier waxes as required.
Previous Waxers: Please leave 4-6 weeks before your appointment. Some girls who are particularly against being hairy come every 3 weeks which is just about possible for eyebrows, lip & chin or bikini with the wax we use, but you will not know for sure until you try it.
Skin Condition: Try to exfoliate a few days before your wax appointment and moisturise afterwards. Then the hairs should find their way out of their follicles with the minimum of fuss.
First time waxer?: One issue is that your first wax may take a little longer than subsequent waxes because your body is used to the hairs being there and may be reluctant to part with them. You may experience a little more discomfort than regular waxers, especially with intimate areas. There may also be some blood spots as the hair is removed but this is all perfectly normal especially where the hair is course. Your skin may become pink as a reaction to the treatment but this should go in a few hours. Subsequent visits will be easier than the first.
Clothing: We don’t mind what you wear before waxing – but afterwards it would be great if you had something clean and loose fitting. If you are having a leg and/or intimate wax have loose fitting trousers not tight jeans or tights.
Moisturising: Do try to moisturise every other day as it helps to prevent ingrown hairs but please do not moisturise on the day of your appointment because your skin in a natural state will help the waxing process. Any product on the skin may make waxing more difficult.