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Pregnancy Waxing: Biggest Myths Debunked

We hear a lot of crazy *facts* about hair removal services – who can and who can’t have certain treatments, times of the month you supposedly should never get a bikini wax, and that waxing can apparently give you wrinkles? Not sure who came up with that one, but your collagen is definitely in good hands at Strip.

However, one we regularly hear, that definitely needs to be addressed, is that you “absolutely shouldn’t” get a wax while you’re pregnant. Keep reading to hear Strip de-bunk and dispel the most common myths surrounding pregnancy waxing, and finally put any concerns you have to bed.

Myth 1: It’s not safe to have a wax when you’re pregnant.

WRONG. A regular question we receive at Strip is whether women can have wax treatments, specifically intimate waxing, whilst pregnant. The answer? Absolutely! You can continue to book in for your wax appointments throughout your entire pregnancy.

There is no evidence to suggest that waxing during pregnancy is at all unsafe. At Strip we use Lycon, which is perfect for you expectant mothers as it moulds to your curves, whilst also protecting your skin.

Myth 2: Women aren’t interested in getting waxed during pregnancy.

WRONG. Many women are still very interested in keeping up their beauty routine during pregnancy, no matter how far along they are, especially as shaving is often a no go during pregnancy. Not just because shaving causes ingrown hairs and disrupts your ‘hair cycle’, but the further along you get in your pregnancy the harder it is to reach that precious area!

Plus, there is nothing wrong with preparation! Just like you prepare your hospital bag, your route to the hospital, many women like to get beautified before they give birth, and for many that includes getting waxed down there. And why shouldn’t they? At Strip, we’re all about personal choice, whether that’s going au-natural or completely hair free, we’re here to help.

Myth 3: Waxing is WAY more painful when you’re pregnant.

WRONG (ish). Lets face it, waxing is never a completely pain-free experience. And your skin can be more sensitive during pregnancy due to all those hormonal changes. But at Strip, our expert therapists can minimise pain dramatically, using our wax and service which is specifically designed for expectant mothers.

We are here to prepare and pamper your intimate area up to a week before the pushing begins and can even provide custom wax blends for each individual guest. We also have superior quality beds which can be adjusted to support tummies of all shapes and sizes.

So, the truth is simple: there are no risks while waxing during pregnancy. Other than the skin maybe being slightly more sensitive, the rest is 100% safe!

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  • Amazing hot wax as always! I’ve been coming to Strip for ages now and even though I’ve moved away from the area, I always make the journey because it’s more than worth it for a top class wax and as pain free an experience as a hot waxing can be. All the staff are always lovely and welcoming. Thanks ladies!

  • Got a Brazilian here and it’s the most painless waxing experience I’ve ever had. Also very good wax job, and she really made me feel relaxed and comfortable too… which is not easy when you’re half naked getting waxed! Will def go back.

  • Absolutely amazing wax with Martina today. The whole experience from Terri on reception to the treatment was fantastic and I cannot recommend this salon enough. Having recently undergone extensive surgery for Crohn’s disease, I was nervous for my first wax in a few years and Martina was just amazing she listened to me and made me feel totally relaxed and in safe hands. The wax they use is fantastic and you barely feel a thing. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Best waxing experience I’ve ever had! Martina was wonderful and the products they use are amazing and make a really comfortable experience. I’m a customer for life.

  • Have been coming here for over 5 years when I had my first ever Hollywood – I was scared and nervous! It is one of the best salons around – great products, calming atmosphere and fabulous staff. Nicole has made my laser experience so much fun and has always listened to any need I’ve had, she is precise, considerate and a joy to be around! The manager Hannah is also the best and is very thoughtful and kind. Would definitely recommend to any and all friends/family.

  • Michaela is hands down the best wax therapist I have ever had. She literally is the best. I am never disappointed when my appointment is with her. She’s professional, quick and always does an immaculate job. I actually look forward to my appointments which is quite rare. I can’t recommend her enough!

  • This was my first Hollywood Wax and I was nervous. The reception staff were extremely helpful with my questions beforehand. Holly my waxing technician, was extremely friendly, helpful and really put me at ease. It hurt a little, but nothing to how I thought it was going to and it was over very quickly. Definitely will be coming back! Thank you to the whole team for a fantastic service!

  • Hands down the best wax I have ever had. This was my first time going to Strip and there was no pain whatsoever and it was over so quickly! I have very sensitive skin and am always in pain whenever I get a wax however, I had none of these issues here! Will 100% be back.

  • I have been looking for a hair removal salon since leaving NYC. A lot of beauty salons use mediocre wax, however at Strip they use the proper black wax which is the best and most comfortable way to remove hair it is also super quick. Staff could not have been more friendly helpful and professional. I will definitely be returning to Strip!

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