UNWANTED FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL 101

Hello Gorgeous! Do you have unwanted facial hair? You know, those annoying little stragglers on your face that you just can’t seem to get rid of? It’s ok, we have all been there. The good news is that it’s easy to banish them through facial hair waxing. And we, at European Wax Center, are here to help you get your face so you can keep that gorgeous head held high.

A reservation with one of our wax specialists will get you on your way to putting your best, and incredibly smooth, face forward.

Beautiful woman with no facial hair, reading while waiting for train. Beautiful woman with no facial hair, reading while waiting for train.

THE BENEFITS

reasons you will love waxing your face

1

Because Smooth is better

Waxing removes the facial hair right from the root, as opposed to cutting it off at the surface. This causes the hair to grow back in smoothly and will leave you stubble free.

2

Because it won't Break the Bank

No need to stress! You don’t have to make a big investment to have a super smooth face. It’s very affordable to wax small facial areas.

3

Because you’ll grow less hair

One of the greatest benefits of waxing facial hair is that the more you wax, the less hair you will grow over time. What could be better?

4

Long lasting results

The results of waxing can last 2-3 weeks which is much longer than other facial hair removal solutions. Just wax it and forget about it. Perfection!

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types of facial hair

chin

While there are other methods for removing chin hair, waxing is especially beneficial for the chin. Chin hair generally is thicker and has stronger roots, making waxing a better choice than other hair removal options.

ear

For those who find yourself in need of ear hair removal, waxing is, in our opinion, one of the best options. It’s best to leave this to the professionals though, as ears can be sensitive and difficult to wax on your own.

lip

While there are many options for lip hair removal, waxing - when done by a professional - can be one of the best methods. The more it is done, the less painful it becomes.

sideburns and hairline

Almost everyone has sideburns, but having dark or thick sideburns can make you feel self-conscious when wearing your hair short or pulled back. The same goes for having an uneven hairline. Waxing your sideburns and hairline will give you a perfect, clean line. In fact, waxing these areas can make the hair come in finer in the future so it will be even less of a worry.

cheek

Cheek hair can be difficult to remove due to the hair being so fine and light. This is where waxing can really be a benefit in getting every last pesky strand of facial fuzz. As with other types of facial hair removal, waxing provides one of the longest times between services.

Eyebrows

It's all about the eyebrows! Check out our full page on all things eyebrow waxing.

Neck (front and Back)

Waxing offers a quick and long-lasting option for neck hair removal causing hairs to come in finer over time. In addition to cleaning up your hairline on your face, waxing the hairline on the back of your neck will get a perfectly clean line for all of those updos.

nose

While nose hairs do serve a purpose, they can get a bit long and unruly from time to time. You’ll want to focus on waxing the outer edge of your nostrils similarly to how you may have used hair trimmers in the past. It’s important to see a waxing specialist particularly for this sensitive area to ensure that you do not remove too much hair.

Three women waiting for a train with no facial hair and impeccable eyebrows. Three women waiting for a train with no facial hair and impeccable eyebrows.

What to expect

There are many ways in which you can remove hair from your face. A reservation with one of our wax specialists will help you to determine where you should remove any pesky little hairs from your face. If it’s your first time waxing your face, it is important to know what to expect when booking your reservation.

it is totally normal

Don’t be embarrassed. It is totally normal to have unwanted hair or peach fuzz on your face...we all do. It’s all about strutting out and feeling confident in your own skin.

a slight ouch

Although a little discomfort is completely normal during your first time facial waxing, it will hurt less and less each time you visit.

a little redness

Just as with other areas that you wax, the skin around the waxed area may be a little red after your visit. To play it safe, get a wax about three days before any events.

some sensitivity

Because the skin on your face is generally more sensitive than other areas, you may experience slight sensitivity after your reservation. If you feel extremely sensitive after a reservation, consult a specialist.

waxing vs. the rest

There are a number of ways you can remove unwanted hair from your face. Here we compare waxing to all of the popular hair removal techniques so that you can make an informed decision that is best for your particular situation because we only want the best for you.

waxing vs. threading

Threading involves using cotton thread to remove short rows of hair from your face. Since threading removes each hair individually, it can be a more painful and uncomfortable experience than face waxing. Additionally, threading can be difficult on sensitive skin, particularly if you are an acne sufferer. With our Exclusive Comfort Wax™ and trained wax specialists, our wax can be used on even the most sensitive skin types. It can be difficult to find a trusted and skilled threading practitioner, but with our trained wax specialists you are in expert hands every time.

waxing vs. tweezing

Just as with threading, tweezing is a slower and more painful experience than waxing. Results do not last as long and it is easy to miss or break smaller hairs. Some women opt to use an epilator to tweeze hair from the roots more quickly, but this method can be very painful. However, manual tweezers are the best way to take care of any little stray hairs and can be used in between reservations to keep your face silky and smooth.

waxing vs. depilatory creams

Depilatory creams use chemicals to weaken the hair follicles allowing you to easily wipe the hair away from your skin. These creams can be used at home but because of the harsh chemicals involved they can irritate sensitive skin. Since the skin on your face is especially delicate this may not be a good option. With our Exclusive Comfort Wax™ and trained wax specialists, our facial wax can be used on even the most sensitive skin types.

waxing vs. shaving

Recently, face shaving for women has picked up some traction in the beauty world as a cheap option for hair removal. When using a facial razor the results will not be long-lasting, as smoothness only last 1-3 days as opposed to 2-3 weeks with waxing. It can also cause you to have embarrassing and prickly stubble in between shaves.

waxing vs. laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is long lasting, but can be very expensive and requires a number of treatment sessions. There are less expensive at-home options, but those can be tricky and potentially dangerous. Additionally, laser hair removal is not recommended for people with darker skin or lighter hair.

waxing vs. bleaching

Bleaching your unwanted facial hair does not remove the hairs, but just makes them lighter so they aren’t as noticeable. This option may work if you don’t have much hair and don’t mind if it is still visible up close. Additionally, bleaching products may irritate sensitive skin. With our Exclusive Comfort Wax™ and trained wax specialists, our wax can be used on even the most sensitive skin types.

waxing vs. natural recipes

There are a number of home remedies that claim to get rid of facial hair naturally, but beware of these methods as many are simply old wives’ tales and may not be as effective as waxing. Natural recipes for hair removal may also have negative or harmful effects due to a lack of product testing.

Woman with no facial hair checking complexion in mirror. Woman with no facial hair checking complexion in mirror.

Face pre-waxing tips

Clean Skin, Free of Products - Keep your skin clean and free of lotions, moisturizers, and makeup. The cleaner your face, the better your wax specialist be able to cleanly remove the hair.

No Tanning - Avoid tanning before your service. If skin is sunburned, your wax specialist will not be able to perform the service.

Be Aware of Medications - Inform your wax specialist of any skin medications you may be taking. Certain acne medicines can cause skin irritations when combined with waxing.

face wax aftercare tips

You will absolutely love how smooth and flawless your newly, peach-fuzz-free face will feel when you leave one of our centers. We want to make sure that know how to maintain your wax so you continue to love the results even in between your reservations.

Immediate aftercare tips

  • Avoid harsh sunlight, sunbathing, and tanning beds. Wearing sunscreen is highly recommended.
  • Avoid using topical face treatments
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated water
  • Avoid profuse sweating
  • Avoid touching the area

how long will your wax last?

Typically, your wax will last 2-3 weeks before you begin to see any regrowth, but as you wax your face more regularly, the density and amount of hair may decrease.

ongoing aftercare tips

Be consistent

Don’t flip flop between hair removal methods. Once you start waxing, stick with only waxing and be consistent about coming in for your services. This will help to ensure that your face stays perfectly smooth.

exfoliate

Use an exfoliator to keep skin smooth in between your waxing visits. The Reveal Me Face Exfoliating Gel is a lightweight, gentle, non-abrasive exfoliator designed to eliminate dry, dull surface cells, support natural cell turnover, and is sure to keep your face flawless.

We recommend using our Reveal Me Face Exfoliating Gel three times per week after waxing, but it’s gentle enough for daily use. Just keep in mind that you want to avoid exfoliating 24-48 hours prior to waxing. In order to reveal soft, gorgeous skin, we recommend applying a thin layer to clean, dry skin with a circular motion until the exfoliation begins to activate.

Additional Benefits:

  • Exfoliating primes the skin for waxing, as the hairs will be able to slide out more easily from their roots, which can create longer lasting results.
  • Exfoliating helps the skin on your face better absorb your moisturizer and serums, allowing them to work more effectively.
  • Regular exfoliation also reduces your chance of ingrown hairs, which is especially important for women prone to ingrown hairs on the chin and neck, and for men who wax regularly.

keep it clean

Wash your skin every morning and every night and never go to bed with makeup on. This will help keep your skin healthy and make regular waxing easier.

Hydrate

Apply a good hydrating serum to avoid dry skin between waxes. EWC’s Renew Me Restoring Serum is amazing for your face because it restores stressed skin while calming irritation and redness. It also defends against free radicals and other skin aging factors, which your skin can be even more susceptible to after waxing. This soft and silky, lightweight serum absorbs instantly into the skin for concentrated, fast-acting results. We recommend using this product every morning and evening followed by a moisturizer.

perfect it

Take advantage of our Strut Boldly Brow Collection to groom, highlight, and perfect your eyebrows between waxes.

Image of the strut smoothly line of products from European Wax Center. Image of the strut smoothly line of products from European Wax Center.

mens facial waxing

Hey fellas, facial waxing is not just for the ladies. Do you feel like it’s a constant struggle to keep your beard style perfect? Sounds like you need to come in for a quick clean up. Waxing can last up to 3 weeks and will grow back lighter and less dense. It makes future clean ups even easier. It’s best to leave your waxing regimen to the professionals as at-home facial waxing for men can be messy and potentially dangerous. An appointment at European Wax Center with one of our expert wax specialists will have your face perfectly groomed in no time.

Men can wax a number of different areas on their face in order to get that perfectly groomed look.

ear

Do you get thick, dark hair on your ears? Waxing is the best way to remove these hairs and leave your ears totally smooth. It’s best to leave this to the professionals though, as ears can be sensitive and difficult to wax on your own.

nose

We all have nose hairs, and while they do serve a purpose, having excessive hair there is not a good look. By waxing just the outer tip of the nose, similarly to how you may have used hair trimmers in the past, you can easily and painlessly remove any stragglers. It’s important to see a waxing specialist particularly for this sensitive area to ensure that you do not remove too much hair. Ask your wax specialist about protecting facial hair you would like to keep intact, including your mustache.

eyebrows

Guys, grooming your eyebrows is definitely not just for the ladies. It’s important to keep your brows from getting too unruly. Check out our full page on all things eyebrow waxing!

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