Waxing and Hair Removal

Let’s face it!  Shaving is no fun, and razor blades are not cheap.  Not too mention, the lovely nicks, dings and razor burn associated with shaving.

If you’re tired of spending countless hours a month shaving your legs, underarms, bikini area, back, chest, and more, why not consider waxing as your hair removal option?  At Massage Retreat and Spa in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we offer a comprehensive Retreat Wax Pack program.

This program is designed to help you achieve better, longer lasting smoothness from head to toe.  You can enjoy the opportunity to be hair-free for up to 3-6 weeks while vacationing, at the pool or beach, or for special events, or just to avoid the hassles of shaving daily or just about daily.

Our waxing services use a professional grade Liquid Gold soft wax and Pina Colada hard wax, along with our new pre and post-wax balm to help minimize any stinging sensation.

How Does Hair Waxing Work? – Types of Waxing

Essentially, there are two types of waxing methods.  The first is Stip Waxing and the second is Stripless Waxing.

Strip Waxing: A soft wax  is applied to the desired area for hair removal by spreading a thin layer of wax over the skin.  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 then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin (to avoid trauma to the skin).  This removes the wax, along with the hair.

Stripless Waxing: This method, also known as, hard wax, applies a thick layer of wax to the desired area for hair removal and uses no cloth or paper strips.  The wax hardens as it cools, therefore allowing it to be easily removed by the therapist without the aid of cloths.

This waxing method is very beneficial to people with sensitive skin, as the wax does not adhere to the skin as much as it does with strip waxing.  Stripless waxing can also be a bit less painful.

In both methods, the hair is removed from the root, as opposed to the skin surface level with shaving. This is why waxing last much longer than daily shaving.

How Long Does Hair Waxing Last?

For most, the benefits of waxing last 3 to 6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair growth rate.  In most cases, hair regrowth is extremely minimal for the first week or two, then increases a bit over the following weeks.  And, with regular waxing, the length of time for hair regrowth will increase.  So, the more you wax, the longer you can go hair free.

Types of Available Wax Services

At Massage Retreat and Spa, we offer several wax services for several areas of the body.  And we specialize in both waxing for women and waxing for men.

Waxing services are offered at all of our Minneapolis area spa locations, which include:

  • Edina, MN
  • Plymouth, MN
  • Shoreview, MN
  • Eden Prairie, MN
  • Maple Grove, MN
  • Woodbury, MN
  • Savage, MN

You can choose from a variety of waxing services, such as:

  • Lip, Chin, Nose or Ears – 10
  • Cheek, Eyebrow or Neck Line – 15
  • Hands, Feet and Toes, Stomach Strip – 15
  • Under Arms or Shoulder Wax – 20
  • Half Arm – 25
  • Full Stomach or Full Chest – 30
  • Bikini, Half Back or Beard Sculpting – 5
  • Full Face, Full Arms or Half Legs – 40
  • Brazilian, Full Back or Full Legs – 60

Schedule Your Hair Removal Appointment Today

If you’re ready to throw at the razors and step into the long lasting hair removal world, let’s get your waxing appointment scheduled today.

> Reserve online now or call us at 925-995-9595.