Welcome to Mayfair Aesthetics and Beauty, established in 2001 located just off New Bond Street and opposite House Of Fraser.
A contemporary salon offering an array of luxury beauty treatments.
From exclusive facials and pampering massages to your every day necessities; laser hair removal, waxing, sugaring, manicures and pedicures. We have a dedicated Tanning area with Luxury Award Winning Spray Tan and high intensity Ergoline Stand up and lie down Sun-beds.
We pride ourselves on providing a quality service, our qualified experts are on hand to advise and answer any questions you might have.
Please click/tap here to see our Hygiene Policy & Pre & Post Waxing advice.
WAXING PRE CARE
Please arrive with clean skin (no moisturiser and preferably no makeup). Antibacterial wipes are provided to freshen up prior to intimate and underarm waxing.
Hair must generally be at least 3-4mm to be waxed effectively. Please trim any very long hairs in the area if possible. A length of between 6mm (0.6cm) and 10mm (1cm) is best for comfort and results. We will happily trim for you if required using sanitised equipment, however a trimming fee may apply.
If you are particularly sensitive or is this is your first wax, you may wish to take a Panadol or Nurofen 30-60 minutes prior to your appointment to take the edge of any discomfort.
Wait 2 weeks after any IPL or Laser treatment before waxing.
Please advise us if you have been taking accutane or steroidal medication, or any other medication that thins the skin.
Avoid applying Retin A, AHAs, or glycolic acids for 4 weeks prior to waxing.
Wait at least 4 weeks post any superficial or medium depth peel. Wait at least 3 months post surgery.
It is best for pregnant women to consult their doctor prior to any waxing, however it is generally safe to have a service after the first trimester.
Do not wax if your skin is irritated, or if you have any active conditions or infections in the area such as rashes, cuts, eczema or coldsores. If you are taking Accutane, any steroidal or skin thinning medications you must let us know as you have a highly increased chance of side effects.
It is necessary to remove your underwear for any intimate waxing beyond a basic bikini or brief wax. You will be provided a paper towel for coverage before your treatment. All of our waxing is performed by professional female therapists.
We offer a discreet service for menstruating clients. We can still sensitively proceed with your intimate waxing (please wear a tampon). We kindly ask for 24 hours notice when rescheduling to avoid charge.
Even with the best products and technique, skin needs time to calm post waxing. This may happen very soon after your treatment but can take between 48-72 hours.
Please wear loose fitting clothing after waxing until the skin has calmed. Stockings and tight jeans can lead to irritation and ingrown hairs.
For intimate waxing, please ensure that you wear undergarments made of cotton so the skin can breathe. Don't wear silks or satins or until the skin has calmed..
Avoid perfumes, antiperspirants and colognes in the area until the skin has calmed.
After a wax, avoid chlorine pools, saunas, the gym, and hot tubs until your skin has calmed down, to minimise the risk of inflammation.
Keep showers warm, not hot and do not engage in any vigorous exercise or sun exposure.
Use sun protection at all times if outdoors. We recommend CosMedix non-irritant sunblock which we retail..
Do not exfoliate and avoid any beauty treatments in the area for at least 48-72 hours and preferably a week, including spray tanning, sunbathing and sun-beds, laser, IPL, peels and massage.
Once the waxed area has returned to normal, gently exfoliate each day using a suitable exfoliating wash or gentle loofah and apply a moisturiser or after-wax lotion.
Use a proper after-wax lotion such as 'Ingrown Zone' commencing 48-72 hours after the treatment, and preferable daily, especially when regrowth begins to appear, to avoid ingrown hairs or infected follicles.
Once a 6mm growth has returned the area can be waxed again. Waxing appointments are generally booked 4-6 weeks apart.
WAXING HEALTH AND HYGIENE
Unfortunately, some salons may cut corners when it comes to hygiene. In waxing terminology 'double dipping' is the act of putting the spatula back into the pot after wax has been applied to the skin. Once the spatula touches skin, dipping it back into the wax can potentially transfer bacteria, viruses, fungus, bodily fluids and dead skin cells from the body, back into to the wax pot, to then be applied on other clients. Wax is only heated to a temperature just above 60°, which isn’t hot enough to kill microorganisms (any hotter, and the wax would scald the skin).
For hygiene purposes, applicators should be disposed of after spreading wax on the skin. At MAYFAIR AESTHETICS we have a 'no double dip' policy that ensures our therapists are using a clean disposable spatula for each application of wax during your service. In addition to our policies on double dipping, we never recycle wax (the process of reheating used wax and sifting out the hair), our therapists wear gloves during all services, we line our waxing tables with clean disposable sheeting for each guest, and of course, disinfect all metal instruments (such as tweezers) between guests. For strip waxing we utilise single use, fully disposable cartridges for every client. For your hygiene, we do not clean rollers and reuse like many other salons.
When you walk into a wax room at MAYFAIR AESTHETICS & BEAUTY you enter a clean, fresh, sanitary environment and can relax knowing that your wax services are being provided with the highest level of hygiene and skill so you can enjoy the very best wax experience.