Soy waxes and hard wax are my favorite newer types of wax. Aveda spas make their own and it’s way less painful than old fashioned strip wax. Soy wax doesn’t stick to the skin – it just bonds to the hair – so it’s a lot kinder and quicker on your body.
Tip: Soy waxing removes the entire hair from root to shaft, so it’s essential to use an antibacterial lotion afterwards to prevent infection. Aloe Vera gel is also very calming if your skin is easily irritated after waxing.
Cost: ranges from $10 for an upper lip, to over $100 for larger areas at certain spas.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Louise Roe