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Waxing originated in Egypt. In 1150 BC, it was reported that the bodies of women in Ramses III harem were smooth and hairless. It is possible that body waxing was practiced even earlier in Egypt dating back to 3000 BC.

The benefits of waxing over cutting and shaving is that it removes the hair from the follicle resulting in a smoother, shinier finish can last up to 6 weeks.

Waxing at Sephora

At Sephora we use wax from Waxperts®. in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 2008 Ellen & Trish formulated a wax range originally for sensitive skin to achieve a smooth, pain free and easy wax leaving little or no redness afterwards. This wax is able to be applied thinly so it ‘glides off’ during removal leaving no stick residue. Trish & Ellen also devised a unique waxing technique making waxing easier for therapist and as comfortable and pain free as possible for the client. All our waxing technicians at Sephora are trained using the Waxperts method.

At Sephora we offer both strip wax and peelable wax treatments for all areas of the body. The full list of treatments are:

Strip Wax

Strip wax : is applied by spreading the wax thinly over the skin and in the direction of the hair growth. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is the pulled off in the direction of the hair growth. This removed the wax along with the hair.

  • Eyebrow Shaping
  • Upper lip
  • Chin wax
  • Face wax
  • Underarm wax
  • Forearm wax
  • Leg wax
  • Bikini wax
  • Brazilian / Hollywood wax
Hot wax

This is a hot ‘peelable’ wax ideal for sensitive skin, facial waxing and intimate areas. Its applied thicker then strip wax as it sets when cooled on the clients skin and is then removed by the therapist by peeling the patch of hot wax away.

  • Nostrils
  • Upper lip and chin
  • Underarm
  • Face wax
  • Brazilian / Hollywood
Care & Aftercare

Prior to waxing you should make your Sephora technician aware if you:

  • If you’re pregnant, take birth control, hormone replacement or antibiotics
  • If you’re a smoker or have rosacea
  • If you use powerful exfoliators on your skin
  • If you have recently drank a lot of caffeine or alcohol
  • If you’ve had a lot of sun exposure or used a sunbed in the previous 48 hours
  • If you take blood thinners, have diabetes, phlebitis or want post-cancer hair growth in the side-burn area removed (Doctors approval required)

You should not have a waxing treatment:

  • If you have irritated, inflamed, cut, or sunburned skin.
  • Areas where you are using Retin-A.
  • On any area that has a rash, recent scar tissue, a skin graft, pimples, cold sores, moles or warts.
  • Anywhere you’re having dermabrasion services or have gotten them in the past three months.
  • Any place you’ve recently gotten Botox or collagen injections in the last seven days.
  • Anywhere that has been waxed within the last 24 hours.
  • Areas you’re using any alpha hydroxy acid over 8 percent.
  • Over or around body piercings.

Click to download the Waxperts® care sheet