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As summer temperatures rise and holiday season approaches, salons can expect a rise in waxing appointments, especially full leg and intimate waxing Jess Kilby reveals her top tips to ensure a smooth season ahead.
For every salon here are some points to consider in these warmer climates;
Training: get involved in demo workshops, or in-salon training for waxing, which can benefit new or inexperienced staff to gain confidence in performing the treatment with greater speed and efficiency.
Treatment Rooms: Having particular rooms assigned for waxing, can assist in warmer weather ensuring the treatment is performed in a nicely-ventilated room, with good lighting, make sure the wax pot and trolley is close to the waxing bed so that the therapist can move speedy and simply when applying the wax
Are you using the best wax? Formulas have improved over the years and modern waxes have been designed for different climates, therapists and skin types. Do not be afraid to try something new or learn something different, after all your clients deserve quality products that offer exceptional results.
Summer Treatment Tips: Ask your clients to come in 5-10 minutes prior to their appointment so they can sit in a cool salon with a glass of cold water to bring down their core body temperature.
In hot, humid weather, the wax room should have adequate cooling to avoid sticky situations. In addition, I leave a pack of wet wipes on the bed as the client is getting ready for their treatment, to enable them to use them to cool down, try popping your wipes in the fridge before treatments. This will enables them to freshen up and cool their skin prior to their wax. It is important that wax is not applied to skin that is perspiring or over heated.
Sunburnt skin and waxing treatments are never a good combination. Before you start any waxing make sure clients are not sunburnt. It is important to educate your clients regarding post wax care, especially if they intend to relax in the sun after they have just been waxed. Make sure you follow your contraindications post treatment, sounds basic but most people are having their treatments so they can get out in the sun with less clothing on or just as they leave for the airport.
When waxing eyebrows or upper lip with hot wax, apply cotton rounds soaked in cold water before and after waxing to cool the surface of the skin. When the wax is removed use a cotton round soaked in cold water as a light compress before applying after-wax lotion. The after wax lotion you select is also important, you want to ensure it is instantly cooling on the skin.
Wax pots – Hot and strip waxes perform within a variable temperature range, in winter waxes need to be at the higher end of the range while in summer the pots should be at the lower end. Topping up your wax pots before they get close to the bottom of the pot will help to maintain a more consistent working temperature. We recommend you have your wax pots a little cooler in summer to ensure effective application and removal, but also remember that air conditioning in the treatment rooms and salon can have an impact on your pots! Be sure to do a test patch on your wrist to test the temperature of the wax before commencing the treatment.
Waxing requires a common-sense approach in summer months. Prior to any waxing always inspect the skin which is being waxed, use only the recommended pre and post care products and make sure your client knows the correct aftercare treatment.
Humidity can cause waxing to be challenging, but by following a no nonsense approach you and your clients will have a smooth waxing treatment.