Waxing Pet Peeves – Laziness

Why do people go to get waxed? To remove hair obviously! Well, you’d think it was obvious but sometimes I have my doubts. I’ve lost count of the amount of salons I’ve visited where I’ve had a leg or bikini wax, the therapist has finished, I’ve checked and there’s still hair! That’s plain laziness. It’s […]

New Year’s Waxolutions

Happy New Year to all my clients and readers of this blog! I hope you had a great festive period and that you’re all raring to go in 2013. I know that I am. Lots of people seem to poo-poo the idea that a new year means a fresh start, but I am not one […]

Waxing Pet Peeves – Cleanliness

Well, my post last week certainly got tongues wagging! No sooner had I pressed ‘publish’ than people were telling me their bad experiences at waxing or beauty salons (not mine I hasten to add!). By far the biggest pet peeve is cleanliness. Yes, it’s as basic as that. Stories ranged from plain old dirty floors […]

Waxing Pet Peeves

When I was little, I used to wonder whether doctors treated themselves. Nowadays, people ask me whether professional waxers wax themselves. Most waxers I know will tend to their own hair removal needs at some point or another. However, we all like visiting someone else too. I think it helps to see what else is […]

How to Treat Ingrowing Hairs

This post assumes that you haven’t followed my fabulous advice from last week, you naughty things. Should you find yourself with a pesky ingrowing hair, pop a flannel into some hand-hot water, wring it out and put it on the area to warm and soften it. After a few minutes, exfoliate with a scrub or […]

How to Prevent Ingrowing Hairs

I don’t think I can ever say this enough – EXFOLIATE! Exfoliating is, without doubt, the best way of preventing ingrowing hairs. Exfoliating will get rid of the dead skin that clogs follicles and help to lift individual hairs. But don’t do it too much, as it could aggravate the area. Two to three times […]

What Is An Ingrowing Hair?

I’ve seen a lot of ingrowing hairs recently, and often I’m asked what they are and how to stop them. Ingrowing hairs occur when the hair grows back on itself and into the follicle. They can form small bumps and then turn into spots with pus under the surface. Usually it’s most often seen with […]

Strip and Non-Strip Wax – The Difference

I often get questions from clients asking me what the difference is between strip and non-strip wax. Let me answer that here – Strip wax is when a thin layer of wax is applied, and is then removed with a paper strip. This method is best used on less sensitive areas of the body, such […]


Happy Halloween and welcome to the first of many blog posts. In case you don’t know, my name is Madame Wax and I own a boutique in Cardiff specialising in nothing but waxing. That’s right, what I don’t know about hair removal ain’t worth knowing! Anyway, I’ve been a bit slack up until now with […]