But… Much slower as the wax needs to be applied in several layers, then needs roughly a minute to harden, then peel off. They may quickly remove thinner hairs outside and above your bikini line with strip wax. What would you rather — a shorter and slightly more painful treatment, or a drawn-out and less painful treatment? Usually, therapists will go straight for hot wax when it comes to a Hollywood wax. Once ready, she will peel away at that corner where she added more wax for grip purposes and then wax off the entire piece. Perfect for short, stubborn hairs as small as 1mm Lessens the chance of skin reddening. Strip wax is what most people think of when you mention waxing.
Kassidy. Age: 23.
It also has a stronger grip on the hairs, which makes it ideal for thicker more stubborn hair.
Ally. Age: 28.
What’s the difference between hot wax and strip wax?
But… Much slower as the wax needs to be applied in several layers, then needs roughly a minute to harden, then peel off. It varies by brand but generally, strip wax is warmed to degrees Celsius and hot wax to degrees Celsius. So no wax strip involved, you can just directly peel off this wax. Like with strip wax, your therapist uses a disposable wooden spatula stick to apply it.