Frequently Asked Questions

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Hair Removal 1
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Massage 1
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Electrolysis 1
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Finding the right therapist
Your beauty service
Booking an appointment
What are the benefits of a facial?
How often should I have a facial at k:SPA in Fareham?
Do you offer tailored facials at your beauty salon in Fareham?
Do you do Dermalogica facials at k:SPA Fareham?
How much is a facial at k:SPA in Fareham?
Do you offer Microneedling at k:SPA in Fareham?
What is the best anti-ageing facial you offer in your salon?
What's the best treatment for acne?
Why choose waxing over other ways of hair removal?
What do I do if I've never been waxed before?
Does waxing hurt?
How often should I wax?
How long does a waxing appointment take?
What wax is used during the appointment?
Will my skin be sore after a wax?
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my wax appointment?
Do I need to do anything after my wax appointment?
How can I avoid in-grown hairs?
Can I have a wax if I am pregnant?
Can I still have a wax on my period?
Is there ever a time that I can't have a wax?
What is a Brazilian Wax & what is a Hollywood Wax?
Do you offer permanent hair removal?
Do you do eyebrow threading?
Which massage is right for me?
What are the benefits of a massage?
What is a Lava Shell Massage?
Do you offer doubles massages?
How long does a massage take?
Does k:SPA Fareham do sports massages?
Do you do aromatherapy massages?
Can I have a massage if I am pregnant?
What is electrolysis?
Is electrolysis safe for hair removal?
How many electrolysis treatments will I need?
How painful is electrolysis?
Can electrolysis get rid of hairs in moles?
Are there any side effects to electrolysis?
How long does LVL take?
How long does LVL Lash Lift last?
Does LVL damage your natural lashes?
How long does it take to tint eyebrows?
How long do brow tints last?
How long does a lash tint last?
Which skin therapist is right for me at k:SPA?
Are you the best skin clinic in Fareham?
Do you have lots of five-star reviews at your skin clinic & beauty salon?
What skin treatments do you offer at k:SPA?
What treatments are available at k:SPA?
Do you offer anti-wrinkle injections in your Fareham salon?
What are your opening hours at k:SPA?
How do I book an appointment at k:SPA in Fareham?
Where can I find k:SPA in Fareham?

Facials provide a number of benefits for our skin and wellbeing. Our skincare experts can tailor your facial to your specific skin concerns, problems and needs. Through this, we can provide facial treatments that will leave you with brighter, clearer, younger looking skin. Look and feel confident in your skin with our range of facial treatments tailored to your skin's needs.

How often you should have a facial depends on your skin concerns. Book a k:SPA Skin Discovery Consultation with our skincare experts and we will assess your skin type and what your skin needs. We will then discuss how frequently you should have a facial treatment with us to achieve the results you desire.

Yes! Our expert beauty therapists are highly trained to provide you with tailored facial treatments suited to your skin type, concerns and skin's needs. During a consultation, our skincare experts will assess your skin and discuss what results you would like to achieve to provide you with a facial treatment that's suited to you.

Yes! We offer a great range of Dermalogica facials. Our most popular Dermalogica Facials include the Pro Skin 60, Pro Bright, Pro Clear and Pro Nanoinfusion.  You can view our full list of Dermalogica facials here.

You can see our full range of prices on our online booking system. Prices for our facial treatments start from only £26.00!

At k:SPA in Fareham, we offer BT-Titan Microneedling and Dermalogica Pro Microneedling. Microneedling is a highly effective way of firming, smoothing, tightening and brightening the skin, making it an effective solution to skin concerns such as wrinkles, scars and uneven skin tone.

The Dermalogica Pro Microneedling treatment is a wonderful anti-ageing facial designed to reduce hyperpigmentation, large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Find out more about Pro Microneedling here.

We offer the best Dermalogica Pro Clear Facial that is specifically designed to target acne, blemishes and breakouts.

Start your journey to clearer skin with a clearing peel, pore softening techniques, extractions and anti-bacterial, microbiome-balancing actives designed for congested skin that is prone to break-outs.

We may include LED light Therapy and a lymphatic clearing massage to promote relaxation and skin clearing and brightening.

Bear in mind that it is impossible to get rid of acne in just one treatment. We will provide expert advice and guidance and may recommend a course of treatments.

Waxing is quick, easy and lasts longer than shaving or removal creams (up to 4 weeks). The hair is removed from the root, not cut at the skin surface as with shaving, so comes back smooth not stubbly. Many also find that once you have been waxing for a while, the hair comes back finer and even patchy in some areas.

Before you have your first wax at k:SPA, we will ask you to fill out a consultation card and your beauty therapist will then have a quick chat with you in the privacy of the treatment room. We’ll go through some basic questions such as how would you usually remove your hair, etc. This is for your first visit only, all we ask is that you keep us updated of any changes - for example, if you are taking any new medication. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have before we start. Your beauty therapist will then explain the details of the treatment you have chosen and let you know what to do next and to what extent you should undress. They will leave you to make yourself comfortable on the couch before returning to begin your k:SPA waxing.

We’re not going to lie to you! Waxing involves pulling hair out from its root, so yes, depending on the client and area being waxed there is a possibility it may hurt a little. However, waxing techniques have improved considerably over the years. Here at k:SPA, all our therapists are trained in the very latest techniques and we use only the finest-quality waxes that stick to the hair not the skin. It’s also a well-known fact that any pain you do experience will lessen the more regularly you wax!

The quality of the wax we use means that we can reach the shorter, finer hairs better than most other waxes. This means you no longer have to wait and ‘grow’ your hair so it is long enough to be waxed again. Most people find they need to come in every 3–5 weeks. If you are new to waxing we recommend every 3–4 weeks for the first few times until the hair growth starts to slow and grow at the same rate. Sometimes the waxed area can appear to have more hair than usual, this just means that all the hairs are now in a similar growth cycle and will make your future waxes more effective and last longer. For best results we recommend that you don’t shave, tweeze or use hair removal creams between appointments.

It depends on what areas we are waxing and how much hair is there, as a guide allow 20 minutes for a half leg wax and 30 minutes for a Brazilian or Hollywood.

It really depends on the area we are waxing; we use a combination of only the highest grade strip and new generation non-strip wax whichever is the best wax for the job! For legs and larger areas, we use a hypoallergenic strip wax where the wax is applied and then removed with a paper strip. For more intimate areas such as Brazilians, Hollywoods, facial and under arms we use the latest ground-breaking new generation non-strip wax. These advanced formulations with their low temperature and “shrink wrapping” abilities mean increased client comfort. Perfect for the more ‘sensitive’ areas!

Your skin shouldn’t be sore after a wax, but it is quite normal for a mild redness or red dots to be seen on the area for a few hours. With some areas, white bumps can also been seen on the skin but usually disappear within 24 hours. Follow your beauty therapist's aftercare advice and you should soon be back to normal.

Gently exfoliate the area in the few days prior to your appointment, this helps to remove dry skin and lift the hairs achieving better results.

You will need to avoid any heat or friction in the area for 24 hours. This includes steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs & sunbeds.

Exfoliate the skin thoroughly to remove dead skin cells. Moisturise the skin every day. When the skin is supple, new growth can break through more easily therefore reducing the risk of in growing hairs and infection.

Absolutely! Bikini waxes are very popular with our pregnant ladies. Bear in mind that your skin may be a little more sensitive than usual, however our beauty therapists will ensure it’s as bearable as they can!

Yes, that's not a problem at all. All we ask is that you’re wearing a tampon.

Certain skin conditions, face creams and medication can affect your skin which is when we recommend not waxing. It is extremely important for you to tell your beauty therapist of any skin conditions you may have or medication you are taking.

For example, if you have been taking the drug Accutane (for acne/skin problems) then you will need to wait a minimum of 6 months after you finish before we can perform any waxing at all. Another example is if you are using Retin-A. We cannot wax the area that you are using it however, if you apply Retin-A to your face you can still wax legs and bikini but not eyebrows. Our beauty therapists can advise, however if you have any serious conditions you should consult your doctor.

As with every new treatment for our clients, you will have a quick consultation with your therapist in the treatment room, during which she will explain about the treatment you have chosen. Our therapists are very professional and will make you feel as comfortable as possible. They will then leave you to get ready which will involve taking your knickers off! (For standard bikini waxes there is no need to remove them). A k:SPA Intimate wax will create a great result by removing all hair from the labia, perineum and anus areas. A ‘Hollywood’ bares all where as a Brazilian leaves a ‘landing strip’ (your choice how wide). Don’t worry, it isn’t as scary as it sounds and we’re sure you’ll love the result.

Yes, we offer electrolysis treatments. Electrolysis is a safe, effective, progressive and permanent method of removing unwanted hair. It remains the only method legally allowed to claim it offers truly permanent hair removal for all skin types and colours and all hair types and colours. A fine probe (about the size of an eyelash) is inserted into the hair follicle where a tiny burst of energy is targeted at the root of the hair. This prevents nutrients feeding the hair and the hair becomes weaker and finer. After repeated treatments the hair is no longer able to grow and complete hair free results are obtained.

Yes! We offer a range of different threading treatments including eyebrow threading, lip threading, chin threading and full face threading.

At k:SPA in Whiteley, Fareham, we always build a consultation into your appointments.  This means you can tell us exactly what you are looking for so we can give you the right massage for your needs, whether you want to relax, be energised, or get rid of knotty tension in the back and shoulders!

There are many benefits to having a regular massage at k:SPA in Fareham.  These include easing muscle tensions and aches, re-energising the body, reducing swelling and water retention, boosting circulation of blood and lymph, restoring a sense of balance to the mind and body... and they are deeply relaxing too.

Lava shell massage is a heated massage treatment that allows us to work deep into your muscles and release knotty tension built up in the body.  The lava shells hold the heat really well which makes them the ideal tool for massaging the body.

We do! Your best option is the Stress Buster Massage which we can tailor to your needs. Please note that we can accommodate multiple guests at the same time but your massage will not be in a couple's room.

Our shortest massage lasts 25 minutes and can be bespoke to your needs - perhaps a back, neck and shoulder massage in your lunchtime!  We also offer 45, 55 and 75 minute massages.  Chat to your k:SPA massage therapist about your requirements and we will do our best to help.

Our massage therapists will chat to you about your massage needs We can offer you a deep tissue massage rather than a sports massage.

We use the finest Eve Taylor aromatherapy oils to help nourish the body and mind.

We offer massages designed specifically for pregnant women at k:SPA in Fareham.  These are suitable for women after their first trimester has passed (at 12 weeks +).  They include the Truly Bumptious Massage (back, legs, arms and scalp massage), back, neck & shoulder massage, and foot & leg massage.

Electrolysis uses a fine probe which sends a tiny electric current and heat directly to the hair root to destroy the 'bulb'. Similarly, it can be used to remove skin imperfections such as skin tags and other blemishes.

For those who seek complete and permanent hair removal on any part of the body, regardless of skin tone or hair colour, there remains only one method that is approved by the British Medical Association – electrolysis.

The number of treatments required varies from person to person.  It largely depends on the size of area being treated, how dense your hair is and how strong your hair growth cells are.  We can give you a better indication of how many electrolysis treatments you will need at your consultation.

Most clients tolerate electrolysis very well and say it feels like a quick sting (the sensation is fleeting and does not last).

If you have a mole with hairs growing out of it, please ask your GP to assess your suitability to have electrolysis.  We will need to see a GP's letter supporting electrolysis before we can proceed.

The treated area may appear slightly red for a few hours after treatment. We will provide you with aftercare instructions.

A LVL lash lift usually takes around 60 minutes.  We will include your brow shape & tint or mini facial within that time too. You will also need to come in for a quick patch test 48 hours prior to your treatment so we can check for any sensitivities.

Lash lifts usually last up to 8 weeks and will grow out with your natural lash cycle. We will recommend the right aftercare to ensure your lifted lashes stay looking fabulous for as long as possible.

LVL Enhance contains caring ingredients such as vegan-friendly ceramides and keratin alternatives.  This treatment is designed to strengthen and enhance your natural lashes.

It usually takes up to 10 minutes to tint your eyebrows - or a little longer if we are also shaping your brows.

Professional eyebrow tints usually last 3-4 weeks, with the colour gradually fading over time. Brows fade faster than lash tints.

Eyelash tinting usually lasts between 3-5 weeks.  Eyelashes naturally fall out over a period of time and are replaced by new lashes.

All our skin therapists are highly trained but some have more experience than others which is reflected in their job titles. If you are unsure, please call k:SPA in Whiteley, Fareham on 01489 880 497 and we can help match the right beauty therapist to your needs.

Our clients tell us we are the best skin clinic and beauty salon in Fareham because we offer such a great range of services as well as five-star customer service.

We are one of the top skin clinics and beauty salons in Fareham.  The last time we checked, we had 218 fabulous reviews on Google and 174 on our website.  You can read some of the reviews here.

Our skilled skin therapists at k:SPA in Solent Business Park offer tailored Dermalogica facials designed to target your most pressing skin concerns. If you are concerned about skin pigmentation, acne, lines and wrinkles, sensitive skin or something else entirely, let us create a bespoke skincare plan for you.

Your appointment will include a 10-minute consultation and we also offer Dermalogica Face Mapping to help us pinpoint, measure and work out how to best treat your skin. We may even recommend one of our advanced facials including microneedling, microdermabrasion, plasma pen, and microcurrent facial sculpting.

We offer hair removal (waxing, threading and electrolysis), massages, facials, lash & brow treatments (including LVL lash lifting & tinting), reflexology, pregnancy massages, and advanced facials using the latest technology and high-performance products.

We have a wide range of aesthetics treatments available at k:SPA in Fareham.  We run a monthly clinic to tend to your anti-ageing needs.  Treatments available include anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers for face and body, lip fillers, skin boosters, mesotherapy, PRP 'Vampire Facials', Lumi Eyes, sclerotherapy (for thread veins in the legs), and semi-permanent makeup.  View our aesthetics treatments here.

We understand how precious weekends are and have listened to our client's requests. We have chosen to work longer and later during the week so that our clients and our team can enjoy this special time.

k:SPA is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (10am - 8pm) and Friday (10am - 6.30pm).

The easiest way to book an appointment at k:SPA is to call us on 01489 880 497 or book online here.

Our address is k:SPA, 3600 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Hampshire. PO15 7AN

You can find all our contact details here.