I have been waxing since the tender age of thirteen. My dad started dating a beauty therapist (his now wife), and she had a waxing kit; well, at thirteen my interest in all things beauty was just beginning. But my stepmother taught me the difference between mass market and professional wax. Professional wax is the stuff which is applied to your skin in the salon, and produces a salon-worthy result for a heavy price.
In the past five years I've discovered that the professional is available not just online, but in a number of local stores, and in Birmingham city centre. I have thus stopped going to the salon, and I'm doing my own hair removal, at a fraction of the price.
For £4.99 Soft and Smooth Eternal Beauty Wax yields the same results that you'd get in the salon. The price is a big pull for me, but so is the finish. All you need to buy is paper, or cotton wax strips and wooden spatulas to apply the wax and remove it, which cost no more than £2 each if you shop around. So you're saving a small fortune, when you think about how often you normally shave your legs.
The results last a long time - three weeks, so instead of shaving regularly, and wasting money on disposable razors, you're actually making a saving. A pot of this wax lasts me about three - four months.
Some professional wax can cost £7.00 - £9.00, but I bought my pot from Beauty Queens hair and beauty shop in Smethwick. There are Beauty Queens stores across Birmingham: Handsworth, West Bromwich, and one in the city centre, so if you live in Birmingham there's really no need to waste money on a salon service, which you can get at home.