An expert's guide to waxing

No bride should walk down the aisle with stubbly legs or armpits, unless they want to! But with so much beautifying to do for the big day, how do you know when to have that all-important wax?

The expert's guide to pre-wedding waxing

And waxing isn’t just for the girls either these days with more and more grooms opting for back and chest waxes so they are smooth for their brides to be. The Strip brand has become synonymous with the best, pain free waxing in the UK due to their luxurious waxing bars and specialist hot Lycon wax. Strip Wax Bar founder Maria-Louise Featherstone gives us her exclusive guide to pre-wedding waxing. 

"If you’re not used to being waxed I’d recommend at least two waxes prior to your wedding day to ensure a smoother finish that will last longer, it is best to start this routine at least six to eight weeks prior to your wedding day so that you can fit at least two appointments in" say's Maria-Louise. 

"For the bride, your pre-wedding wax should take place around two to three days prior to your wedding date. If you’re planning on having a spray tan remember to book this in a day or so after your wax.

For the groom, your pre-wedding wax should take place around five to six days prior to your wedding date just in case you experience any sensitivity on larger waxed areas like chests and backs. Skin can become a little bumpy if it’s not used to being waxed. We would recommend anti-histamine tablets before and after waxing to eliminate any bumps along with and anti-bump wash.

Our therapists will always recommend post-wax care to ensure the freshly waxed skin stays as smooth and hair free for as long as possible. We also recommend taking wax products on your honeymoon; Heliocare Advanced SPF 50 spray, compact or gel cream will protect the skin and ensure the waxed areas are protected from the sun."

Top tip: To fix in-grown hairs and bumps apply ingrown-x-it directly to the area as advised. Heat, sweat, sand, sea-water and chlorine can all irritate recently waxed skin.