How To Compare Lycon, Mancine and Harley Waxing Products

Apples to apples- how do the different wax lines compare?

Vogue Beauty’s three waxing lines, Harley, Lycon and Mancine are all high quality professional products.  Each line manufactures their product line to higher standards than required in the USA. Each line guarantees the use of only the finest resins (synthetic) and natural ingredients (pine rosins and/or beeswax.) Here are some more details to help you choose between products:

Harley Waxing Products


Harley is the newcomer on the scene, but with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Harley is a family owned and operated with US headquarters located just outside Charlotte, NC. The waxes have high quality pine tree resin, beeswax and essential oils and are up to UK standards, which are a higher benchmark than US product standards. Vogue Beauty stands behind Harley as the most economical wax line sold. Offering free product samples, promotional product discounts and a replacement guarantee, Vogue Beauty would like you to try this waxing line RISK-FREE. Read more on Harley>

Lycon Products


Lycon- Considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in waxing, most professionals have come to know and trust the high quality of these products. Created by Lydia Jordane, the entire waxing lineup has grown since it was first launched in 1978 – over 30 years ago. LYCON became a well-known and sought after brand in Australia, then in the rest of the world.

Each of the waxes have natural resins, bees wax and aromatherapy compounds, which create a unique spreadability without compromising their pliability. Read the Lycon Story>

Mancine Professional Products

Mancine Cosmetics began as a small family business in Melbourne, Australia in 1965 with a quest for excellence in the beauty industry. The company motto is ‘Love Your Body’, and prides itself on producing products that nurture the skin and provide superior waxing treatments. The entire product line helps the professional therapist guarantee their clients look good and feel great. All products are does not test their products on animals. Read more on Mancine>

Now that we have compared the essential features of the 3 wax lines, which one will you choose?

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Salon Safety Tips To Put Your Client At Ease

Staying Safe- And Helping Your Clients Feel Safe Also

Will you be re-opening soon? If not, how can you market your business now so as to keep your clientele for when your are able to reopen? Here are some ideas, collected from Day Spa Magazine (Read the full article here>)

Staying Safe- And Helping Your Clients Feel Safe Also

Let’s face it, salons and spas have been doing it right for many years, Salon professionals have had their client’s back through seasonal colds and flu, and now COVID-19. Here’s why we can, and should, say that with confidence:

Beauty professionals are licensed and salons are regulated, inspected and have oversight by a state level regulatory body. It’s all there to ensure that the health and safety of everyone in the salon environment and their public customers are protected.
State Boards direct that proper cleaning and disinfection are mandatory at all times—from tools and implements to areas with counter tops, treatment rooms, back bars, reception areas, and styling stations.

Communicating your concern to your client is top priority- How?

Share with your clientele the precautions your salon is taking to do its part in helping to prevent the spread of the coronavirus—during online bookings, on the phone, via text, and in person.
Wash your hands before and after every client, in front of the client if possible. Keep a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer at your station. Make sure your salon has tissue, soap, and alcohol-based hand cleansers to encourage healthful habits for your clients as well.
(As a reminder, wash your hands after eating, using the restroom, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.)
Post signage reminding guests and employees about your hygiene standards such as hand washing, sanitizer, wiping down stations after use, covering coughs, and hands off policies. Shaking hands or giving hugs to your clients and co-workers is not a good idea.

Stay well

Keep YOUR immune system strong—lots of vitamin C, restful sleep, and drink ample water. However, if you—or your client—gets sick, the CDC strongly recommends to stay home.
Offer your clientele a “sickness cancellation policy” and do not penalize clients for cancelling their appointment due to illness. Also, keep your hands “off” and away from your face, as that’s an easy path for transmission.

Practice kindness

Last but not least, don’t resort to ‘mask shaming’, the effort some people make to give their opinion as to whether or not wearing a mask is necessary. When a 6 foot distance cannot be met for service constraint reasons, wearing a mask can ease the anxiety that the wearer might otherwise feel.

Using these ideas will help all of us operate in our ‘new normal’ environment.

Why you should have regular spa treatments- 8 reasons to give your clients

Spa treatments 8 reasons to give your clients on Vogue Beauty

Why do clients come in for spa treatments? Whether it is stress reduction, relief from aches and pains or simple escape, one thing is for certain- spa treatments make us feel better!

While more and more people are turning to wellness treatments, spas are learning how to communicate the real benefits that these treatments can result in for mind, soul and body. What can you tell your clients and potential clients to encourage more visits to your spa? Use these points in your next sales promotion and educate the readers on some of the benefits of regular spa treatments.

What are some of the benefits?

Massage

1) Human touch can literally wipe away the tension in our muscles and the stress in our mind. Touch stimulates the release of the feel-good hormone, serotonin. 2) It increases blood circulation, which then allows for promotes oxygen to be carried throughout the body.

3) Massage stimulates lymphatic flow, cleansing the blood of toxins. And, the most important reason massage is so popular is that coming in for a massage demands that the client slow down and disengage from the ‘real world’.

Facials

4) The pampering reason put aside, facials give us a chance to rejuvenate our ‘look’. Daily, our skin is exposed to environmental factors like sun exposure and pollutants, and a deep cleanse can improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Older skin needs exfoliation because skin cell turnover decreases and can leave a dull even grey appearance. Collagen enriched treatments can leave a more radiant, youthful glow.

Body treatments

5) Exfoliating with scrubs, soaks and even wax treatments will polish the skin and leave a softer, smoother look and feel. Certain exfoliants claim to aid in cell re-generation. Emollients and body butters rejuvenate the skin by replacing or encapsulating the skin’s natural moisture.

An important note: As a therapist, it is important to check the client’s skin carefully and make sure there are no skin conditions that could be aggravated by the treatment.

Post Wax treatments

6) A professional wax treatment begins with pre-wax products and ends with post wax treatments. These products are designed to boost moisture to the skin, decrease inflammation and reduce the possibility of ingrown hairs.

Body wraps

7) Body wraps claim to re-charge the body with nutrients and elements. Mudpacks, mineral water mud baths and epsom salt soaks, reportedly have anti-inflammatory properties and can help relieve itchy, sensitive skin and refine pores.

8) Most importantly, regular spa treatments have been shown to reduce sick days, induce better quality of sleep and improve mental health.

With all there is to gain, your clients will be eager to purchase packages for a series of spa treatments!

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