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Unwanted hair in embarrassing places?

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When you first think of your hair, you probably think of the hair on your head. But there is hair on almost every part of your face and body. (Some places that don’t have hair include the lips, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet.)

We actually have hair all over our bodies from when we are in the womb; the fine layer of hair that covers a fetus and keeps it insulated is called lanugo. After birth, we develop very soft and light vellus hair (better known as “peach fuzz!”), which stays, on our bodies for our entire lives. Vellus hair can be a little thicker or darker depending on the person, but it’s usually less than 2 mm long, and can appear all over the body. Terminal hair is coarser, darker, and longer than vellus hair. Around puberty, terminal hair starts to grow in the armpits and pubic region. Terminal hair begins to grow on the face and other parts of the body such as the chest, legs, and back.

There is no need to feel awkward or shy about excess or unwanted hair at all. Uni K Wax Centers offer an extensive menu of face and body waxing services including unwanted hair removal on the breasts, toes, lips, chin, stomach and back for both men and women. The only area we don’t wax is the head.

Visit our price menu for a complete menu of waxing services for men and women.

P.S. Whatever you do, please don’t shave that unwanted hair, wherever it is on your face and body. It will grow back thicker and courser if you use a razor.  Read our Benefits of Waxing for more FAQ’s about hair removal.

To distinguish between normal and not-so-normal hair growth, visit your physician or a dermatologist to rule out any physical issues.

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