What Is a Full Body Wax? (With Pros & Cons)

SMOOTH is better. 

There are no rhymes or rhythms why we choose to wax but just because smooth is better. If you choose to regularly wax parts of your body then, a full body wax might just be the ANSWER. 

Leaving your body COMPLETELY hair-free, and soft to touch we know a full body wax leaves amazing results (you will not regret it). 

In order to decide if a full-body wax is appropriate for you, learn what to expect, how much it costs, and the full pros & cons of choosing this style of waxing. 

The prospect of a full-body wax is sort of EXCITING but at the same time DAUNTING. So let us help you choose to be hair-free (Apparently, the caveman look is way out, just me, ok moving on!). 

Woman Waxing Man's Chest With Wax Strip

What Is A Full Body Wax? 

It is what it says on the tin – A FULL BODY WAX. 

Body waxing is a technique that will remove hairs from every area of your body directly from the roots. 

Body waxing is done by spreading a thin layer of wax on the area of skin you are looking to wax. The hot wax covers the follicles and helps with pulling the hair out from the roots. Then a strip is pressed and pulled quickly against the direction of the hair growth (this stops it from being so painful).

A full body wax will use both soft waxes and hard waxes according to the treated area. As you know, hard waxes work best on the most sensitive skin, while soft waxes are more useful when removing hairs from large areas.

Wax beans in box for hair removal

What Does a Full-body Wax Include 

The appeal of the full-body wax is becoming more popular over the years but what does a full-body wax include? (other than pain). 

The treatment would usually start by waxing the private area and the bikini section, to continue with the arms, legs and back. Some plans also include facial waxes.

How Does it Differ from Separate Wax Treatments?

There are many factors that make your full body wax different from separate wax treatments and why you should choose a full wax. 

If you have unwanted hair in multiple parts of the body (I mean we all do right?) then practically and financially getting it all waxed at once is the best option. 


Although prices vary it’s understandable that paying a one-off fee for a full body wax would be a lot cheaper than paying for individual wax treatments. 

This also means you won’t need to visit your salon as often saving you time. 

Beautician Waxing Woman's Leg

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How Much Is A Full Body Wax? 

Averagely, a full body wax can start at $150 and go up from there depending on how much hair and how big the area is that needs waxing. This sounds like a lot of money however this can be the cheaper option compared to getting each area waxed in individual sessions.

Pros of a Full Body Wax 

There are many PROS to a full body wax, lets’s take a look at all the reasons you should choose a full-body wax: 

  • Price – Lower in cost, saving you money in the long run 
  • Professional – A full body wax will need to be completed by a trained beauty therapist, meaning you will get top results
  • Saves Time – As the entire process is completed at once, this will save time compared to having individual treatments are separate times
  • Effective Method – It is an excellent method of clearing away once, thick and large hair growth
  • Grows Back Slower – Waxing helps in preventing quick hair growth. Hair grows back after two to three weeks

Cons of a Full Body wax 

Unfortunately, there are negative points to choosing a full body wax, so let’s take a look at the cons: 

  • Painful – It can be more painful than individual settings as you will need to sit for longer for a larger area of waxing
  • DIY – Not suitable for do it yourself home. There are areas you wouldn’t be able to reach by yourself. 

Aftercare For a Full Body Wax 

Aftercare of waxing is ESSENTIAL. 

The skin will be tender and sensitive, and will usually be a little red and itchy. Therefore it’s essential to keep the area that has been waxed clean and free of fragranced creams or oils as this can cause irritation. 

It’s very important to provide the same care and nourishment to all the waxed areas, even if some of them itch more than others. 

Read here: Should you moisturise after waxing?

Frequently Asked Questions 

Does Full-body Wax Include Private Parts?

Absolutely, a full body wax does include your private parts. The treatment normally starts by waxing the intimate areas and the bikini section.

Is Full Body Wax Safe?

Full body wax is SAFE. 

Just as safe as any type of waxing. Although there are some reasons as to why you would be advised against waxing. These include; People who use acne medications such as tretinoin and isotretinoin, as these medications make your skin more sensitive. 

You should also avoid waxing if your skin sunburns, as again this would irritate the sunburn on your skin even more.

Is a Full Body Wax More Painful? 

The truth is a full body wax is not for the faint-hearted, is it PAINFUL!

It may be a real challenge for those who have low pain tolerance, or those who are a novice when it comes to waxing. 

Technically, a full body wax is no more painful than other wax treatments as it simply uses the same methods and products.

The difference is a full body wax will last longer than individual wax sessions on your chosen areas. Usually, this will take around 45 minutes, so the period of pain or discomfort is extended making it harder to deal with. 

Is It Possible to Achieve a Full Body Wax at Home?

Although many people do wax themselves from home, as a full-body wax includes the private areas, it may be difficult to achieve a full-body wax from home. But not IMPOSSIBLE. 

Read here: Should you shower before or after waxing?

Hot wax treatment


So if you are regularly waxing most parts of your body, to save time and money choosing a full body wax may just be the answer for you. 

It means you will be hair-free for longer. 

What did you think about our full body wax guide? Are there any questions we have left unturned? Please feel free to contact us, we love to hear from our readers. 

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