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    'Hot wax hair removal' = 'Epilation'?

    Hi,

    Does epilation necessarily involve an electronic device, or even hair removal with hot wax could be called so?


    Many thanks.

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    Re: 'Hot wax hair removal' = 'Epilation'?

    It's usually called 'wax depilation', but I just wonder if Epilation could be a broad title which includes this method too.


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    Re: 'Hot wax hair removal' = 'Epilation'?

    Depilation = removing hair above the surface of the skin (eg shaving)
    Epilation = removing the whole hair (eg pulling the hair out)


    The process doesn't matter.

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    Re: 'Hot wax hair removal' = 'Epilation'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Depilation = removing hair above the surface of the skin (eg shaving)
    Epilation = removing the whole hair (eg pulling the hair out)
    Extrapilation - getting a haircut ?

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    Re: 'Hot wax hair removal' = 'Epilation'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Extrapilation - getting a haircut ?
    And presumably you estimate the time since the last haircut by extrapolation...:bou-boum:


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    Re: 'Hot wax hair removal' = 'Epilation'?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    And presumably you estimate the time since the last haircut by extrapolation...:bou-boum:


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    Oy, Bob. That razor-sharp wit always presents itself in the nick of time.


    In the US, at least, the word "epilation" is not commonly used when referring to hair removal. Although there is a product on the market called "Epilady" which uses some sort of coiled spring to rip bodily hair out by the roots. I've never tried one, but the Epilady name has always been associated with extreme pain.

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    Question Re: 'Hot wax hair removal' = 'Epilation'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Oy, Bob. That razor-sharp wit always presents itself in the nick of time.


    In the US, at least, the word "epilation" is not commonly used when referring to hair removal. Although there is a product on the market called "Epilady" which uses some sort of coiled spring to rip bodily hair out by the roots. I've never tried one, but the Epilady name has always been associated with extreme pain.

    Thanks. And I think 'Epilady' must be a brand name, while epilator is the name for the device, isn't it?


    Ta!

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