Reena Patel Gets Wax Lyrical About A New Beauty Bar In London
If you know the iconic TV show and film, ‘Sex In The City’, then a glamorous picture of the four leading ladies all swanning in to preen themselves to perfection is what instinctively comes to mind when visiting Wax In The City – a newly opened hot wax bar based on Chelsea’s infamous King’s Road.
Throw in an ultra-modern, hip and chic Ibiza-chill vibe (think plush Ushuaia Tower with oh-so cool music beats, plenty of vast, white open space and clean, sharp lines with juicy splashes of orange and red) and you’re whisked (or should I say stripped?) away to a beauty destination that is like no other.
Here are my favourite aspects to Wax In The City. First off, the lighting in here is excellent – just what you need when getting groomed, so your therapist, known here as ‘depiladoras,’ can see the hairs and get to removing each and every single one. Secondly, there are an astounding 12 treatment rooms called ‘waxing cabins’, allowing the wax bar to invite you to a ‘no appointment necessary’ policy and with an exact, to the minute, time estimate on how long you will have to wait before being seen to when they are busy. Now that’s pretty neat, especially when time is of the essence when it comes to getting your ‘quick-fix’ treatments done and dusted. Finally, the ‘depiladoras’ only perform treatments using the bar’s exclusive proprietary hot wax formula that contains high quality natural beeswax, known for its calming, soothing and nourishing effect on the skin. The rest of the scented recipe is top secret. Its natural consistency makes it suitable for use on all areas of the body, from your face to toes and particularly on sensitive skin.
With their specially developed technique, skin is treated with Hamamelis water before and after the treatment. The wax is applied at a temperature slightly above body temperature, allowing the pores to open up. This makes the process of hair removal without any strips much easier, faster, thorough and far less painful. My skin was left feeling super soft, smooth and moisturised. A range of 100% natural, ecological body care products have also been developed in a Swiss laboratory to give your skin the best prep and after care.
So, although the winter season is finally upon us and we are piling on the layers, that’s no excuse to neglect your precious parts. Ladies and gentleman, it’s time to bare all…
Wax in the City has 20 studios located across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and this is the first to launch in the UK.