WHY SOME AREAS HURT MORE?
Some women can't do the bikini, but they are ok with the eyebrow. Others can do the bikini, but they can't stand to wax their legs. Everyone is different. But it does hurt less the longer you do it. Eventually the hair becomes weak, so it doesn't hurt at all. We recommend using a numbing agent, DermWax makes a great product called Dermacaine that contains 4% lidocaine and takes the sting out of waxing.
Waxing is uncomfortable because the hair is being pulled all the way out. If the roots are not pulled out, the discomfort is minimal but the results are also minimal. Discomfort is only felt at the time of service and stops immediately after." To be sure it's done right, you may want to check the strips to ensure the roots were also removed you should see a small dark bulb on the hair follicle.
BRAZILIAN VS. BIKINI
We get asked this question A LOT!!!! A Brazilian wax removes more hair than a bikini wax. Whereas a bikini focuses on the front and sides (what would be visible in a swimsuit), the Brazilian removes the front, sides, back and everything in between, sometime leaving a strip of hair in the front—or none at all. Most of the time, you can leave your underwear on during a standard bikini wax, but for a Brazilian, you’ll have to be sans panties. Ultimately, it really is up to the client, but keep in mind that there is a higher $ charge for the Brazilian.
First and foremost, make sure you have all your tools and accessories in order. By this we mean having plenty of spatulas, strips, disinfectants and so on. Your beautician license should always be displayed in a place where it is visible; this will create a sense of security for the client. We encourage to NEVER double dip your spatula during the waxing session. (Double dipping means that the technician used the same stick each time she dipped into the can of hot wax. This practice contaminates the wax and allows bacteria to spread from one client to another).
Keeping your working area clean and tidy speaks volumes of how you are as a professional!
CLIENT POST-WAX TREATMENT
Although the pain does subside as soon as the wax session is over, the area can remain slightly sensitive, which is why we recommend not to use any scrubs for the next 48 hours and not to expose the area to direct sun for at least 24 hours. To treat redness or swelling, apply a small amount of the Dermwax Calendula Oil directly on waxed skin. This product is organic, smells great, moisturizes and quickly removes any residue that you may have accidentaly left behind. Your clients will love you for it!
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU WAX YOUR CLIENT?
If your client has shaved recently, wait at least five days. Every client is different, and though the time does vary between waxes, depending on how quickly or coarsely the hair grows back, it’s best to wait around a month. People should wait three to four weeks between waxing, but in an emergency, if they have a new boyfriend or are about to go on vacation, they can come back in three weeks with no problem.
WAXING VS. SHAVING
Ha, the eternal question! When your client asks you this, here’s a great and true professional answer for you to give her/him:
“Waxing is better because it removes the hair from the root. When you shave you just cut the hair, so a few hours later, you can see and feel the hair. Waxing, on the other hand, not only can last up to a month, but it’s also much more permanent—over time it shrinks the hair so less grows back. Bonus: It exfoliates the skin as well, leaving you feeling silky smooth.