Waxing is the hair removal process from the root, so you can ensure your skin is smooth for weeks.
Full Body Wax – Includes full leg, underarm & intimate waxing
Underarm Wax – Removal of hair at the armpit
Half Leg Wax – Lower leg waxing is everything from just above the knee downwards, including feet & toes
Full Leg Wax – Top and lower areas of the leg, including feet & toes
Arm Wax – Upper & lower arm areas, including hand and knuckles if required
Bikini Wax – hair removed from the crease on the leg on both sides of the bikini area and along the top
Brazilian Wax – removal of all hair from the area, leaving a strip of hair
Hollywood Wax – removal of all hair from the area
Facial waxing treatments can include any part of the face, such as the chin, lip or brows. However, male facial hair is not recommended.
If you are wondering how long waxing last, hair usually grows back in 1 month, depending on the individual’s growth cycle. Please do not shave in-between waxing appointments.
How long does hair have to be to wax?
Hair should be roughly 5-6mm in length, about the size of a grain of rice.
Can the hair be too long to wax?
Trim your hair before the waxing appointment to no more than 1/2 an inch in length. Try not to trim too much off.
Waxing health and safety
Hair removal by waxing is one of the most popular and profitable treatments available at beauty salons, but there are many health and safety precautions to consider.
Waxing treatments can cause the accidental removal of surface skin. this produces a red mark at first, which turns brown hours later and can take weeks to fade. this can be very upsetting for the client. The hot wax may also cause burns and scalds.
Remember that ingrown hairs may sometimes occur after treatment.
Contra-indications that would prevent a waxing treatment include:
- Use of retinol products
- Certain medications thin the skin, such as NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Chemical peels pre-wax
Wax pots should never be less than half full, as a safe waxing temperature will be difficult to maintain with less wax in the pot.
Always test the wax on your wrist before applying it to prevent scalding or burning.
Waxing strips are considered ‘biological waste’ and must be disposed of according to local authority standards in orange biological waste bags.
Under no circumstances dip a wax stick used previously to spread the wax on someone’s skin. This could spread skin infections to future clients. Blood, bacteria and fungi on the skin can be transferred into the wax point.
Waxing First Aid
Removal of surface skin
As the heat has been used, treat it as a burn and cool the area for 10 minutes. If the area affected is small, leave it open or cover it with an adhesive dressing (plaster), depending on the severity. For a slightly larger area, apply a dry, sterile, non-fluffy dressing, followed by a crepe bandage. If a large area is affected, apply the dressing and seek medical attention.
If the wax is gradually removed and the client shows any predisposition to the skin coming away, the treatment should be postponed to a later date, and first-aid treatment should be.
Wax scalds and burns
- Thoroughly cool the area immediately for ten minutes (See ‘burns and scald’s section)
- Leave the wax in place and cool for 10 minutes.
- Do not apply a dressing to the wax.