Waxing is a method of hair removal in which a thin layer of warm wax is applied to the skin and then quickly removed, along with the hair, from the root. Waxing can be used to remove hair from almost any part of the body, including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area. The procedure is typically performed by a trained and licensed esthetician or cosmetologist and can result in smooth, hairless skin for several weeks. Waxing can be an effective way to remove unwanted hair, but it may be painful and can cause irritation or redness of the skin. Some people may also experience ingrown hairs after waxing.