What is the difference between hot wax vs strip wax?

Updated: Jun 22, 2021

You may have noticed that we have added new services to our treatments lists in the booking system, we use different methods of wax application for your hair removal, hot wax or strip wax. They both have their own advantages and disadvantages depending on what area of your body is getting hair removal and your skin and hair type.

As your skin is the biggest organ on your body, we believe it is important that we make the right decisions about what goes on it and how we treat it – therefore our choice of hot wax vs strip wax on different parts of your body is what we believe is in the best interest of you and your skin.

Hot Wax

Hot wax is ideal for use over smaller and more sensitive and delicate areas of the skin; therefore we recommend this is used on your bikini area, face and sometimes underarms depending on the sensitivity of the clients skin or thickness of the hairs. Hot wax is designed to shrink-wrap around the hair follicle, removing it from the root without pulling at the skin. It is applied by being spread along the skin and once dried in a few seconds, it is easily removed by lifting the corner with your fingers and pulled against the hair grain. The benefits include less ingrown hairs, less breakage and longer regrowth periods. Hot wax also lessens the chance of skin reddening. It can also be reapplied a few times without causing discomfort.

Strip Wax

Strip wax on the other hand is ideal for use over larger areas with thicker skin and softer hairs; therefore we recommend this is used on areas such as the legs, back, chest and arms. Strip wax provides a speedy application with extra strong grip, no sticky residue and no skin drag. It is applied by spreading a thin layer along the skin and then removed with a woven strip. The benefits of using strip wax is it covers a larger area therefore will be more time efficient. This type of waxing however can damage the skin on sensitive areas such as bruising and ingrown hairs which is why we choose use the hot wax on those areas.


So just know whatever the case we are experts in waxing and you will be in safe hands here at SB STUDIO regardless of the area you are having waxed!!


To get booked in call us on 02070181070 or book online on our booking system.





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