Do's & Dont's

There’s a first time for all of us and coming to have professional treatments can be quite daunting if you’re not sure exactly what to do or what to expect. Take a look at our guide to studio behaviour to ensure you get the most from your experience and save you from any embarrassment. Hopefully this advice will have put your mind at ease regarding your visit to our studio. However if there’s something we haven’t covered, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Personal Hygiene

If you aware of strong body odours we will ask you to take a shower prior to your visit. In particular if you are having intimate treatments or foot treatments. If you are unable to clean your feet before a treatment and would like a foot soak, please ask and we will provide this at no extra charge.

Getting Your Kit Off

The biggest concern for many guys is what to take off or leave on for a treatment. You can put this fear to rest as once you are taken into the treatment room you will be told what you need to take off, where to put it and how you should be positioned for your treatment. You will then be given privacy to change before we start your treatment.

If having anything ‘Full Body’ (waxing or massage) the general rule is to take it all off – including jewellery, watches and glasses. We’ll give you a cover to put over yourself and will just uncover the areas we need to work on when we need to. Don’t worry, you won’t be left stark naked on the table.

Depending on how intimate your treatment is we may need to work around sensitive areas. Remember, we’ve seen this many times before and are professional, so you are in very safe hands and don’t need to worry about any blushing.

The Massage

When you come to us for a massage we will sit down with you and discuss your needs and what you want from the massage. You’ll be given as much or as little information as you like, so don’t be afraid to ask any questions you have.

We understand that many people come for a massage to chill-out and get over a long day, so if you just want some quiet time, don’t feel obliged to chat. This is your time to spend however you want, so if you don’t fancy a chat about the weather and want to listen to The Cheeky Girls, then just let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

During your massage we’ll do many things to make you feel relaxed and it’s natural for things to ‘arise’ when somebody else is touching you in sensitive areas. If this happens we will simply work around it and ignore it. You have no need to feel embarrassed as this happens with more customers than you’d expect. However, we will not “finish it off” for you, so don’t ask.

The Facial

When coming for a facial, it’s advisable to shave if you have a full beard as the goodness will struggle to soak through into your skin. A little stubble is fine, but if you look like Gandalf then you should probably shave it down a bit.

During the treatment you will also receive a hand, arm and shoulder massage, so don’t be surprised when you’re asked to take your top off.

The Wax

“Does it hurt” is the most common question we get asked here. When you’re having a waxing treatment is isn’t the most comfortable treatment you could have, but almost every customer who has had their first waxing treatment with us agrees that it doesn’t hurt as much as they expected. Forget what you’ve seen on the TV as that’s not real. You’ll feel a discomfort as the wax is pulled, but seconds later it’s gone. The pain doesn’t linger and we’ll everything we can to help soothe it immediately. We have waxed entire bodies and not once had a customer scream. You are in very safe hands.

When having intimate areas waxed we often get asked “What if I get excited”. Well, much the same as when you have a massage, we’ll just work around the situation. In fact it is more beneficial to you if this does happen as it pulls the skin tighter and releases endorphins and this makes the waxing less painful. We’re not trying to arouse you, but during this treatment we will constantly be moving things and pulling the skin tight so relax and we’ll just get on with it.

Wax Aftercare

Once you’ve had your waxing treatment it is important that you take care of it. There’s not much that you need to do, it’s more a case of ‘what not to do’.

The first 24hrs after your treatment is the most crucial in taking care of your skin and we recommend you follow these pointers to maintain healthy, smooth skin

Once we’ve finished your waxing we’ll massage some pure Aloe Vera gel into your skin to help soothe it.

When showering, we recommend you only use warm/cool water on your skin.

We also recommend that you don’t put any other products onto your freshly waxed skin for 24hrs after your treatment.

Avoid sunbathing, sunbeds, swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzi’s and any other areas where there is a high risk of bacteria

Once the 24hrs is over and your skin is feeling less sensitive then we recommend that you start to exfoliate and moisturise your skin. The exfoliating will help to prevent ingrown hairs and the moisturiser will help to restore your skin.

If you have sensitive skin or are new to waxing, it is quite common to develop a ‘waxing rash’ after your treatment. This is completely normal and usually will not require medical attention. Taking an antihistamine can help to clear the rash.

If you have any other questions/concerns we will be more than happy to assist, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.