Warm wax (usually honeycomb wax) or cloth dipped in wax is applied to various parts of the body, including legs, arms, upper lip or brow for removal of unwanted hair. Just as the wax dries the strip is pulled quickly and hair is removed all the way to the roots. Results last for three to six weeks. Can be painful for delicate areas, but achieves smoother results than shaving and removes hair for a longer period of time. Also called depilatory waxing.