How Do Lycon, Mancine and Harley Waxing Products Compare?

Vogue Beauty’s three waxing lines, Harley, Lycon and Mancine are all high quality professional products.  They are manufactured to higher standards than required in the USA. Each line guarantees that only the finest resins (synthetic) and natural ingredients (pine rosins and/or beeswax) are used. Here are some more details to help you choose between products:
Harley Waxing- The newcomer on the scene, Harley Waxing products are manufactured and produced in the UK, to UK standards, which are a higher benchmark than US product standards. Harley is a family owned and operated company with over 30 years of experience in the industry. The USA Headquarters are located just outside Charlotte, NC. Harley waxes are made with high quality pine tree resin, beeswax and essential oils.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- 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 LYCON Wax range has grown since it was first launched in 1978 – over 30 years ago. LYCON became a well-known and sought after brand in Australia followed by the rest of the world. Lycon waxes are formulated with natural resins, bees wax and aromatherapy compounds, The waxes have a unique spreadability, without compromising their pliability. Read the Lycon Story>

Mancine Cosmetics began as a small family business in Melbourne, Australia in 1965 with a quest for excellence in the beauty industry. Mancine’s motto is ‘Love Your Body’, and prides itself on producing products that nurture the skin and provide superior waxing treatments. Mancine helps the professional therapist guarantee their clients look good and feel great. All Mancine products are salon tested to be perfectly safe and effective. Mancine believe in organics, natural products and environment friendly practices.No Mancine Product is tested 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.

Add-On Services – Three Profitable Ideas We Recommend

Add on the Natural look with eyelash extensions and brow waxing

Add on these popular services, and cash in on the most popular Fall glam trends- ‘The Natural Look’ with minimal makeup in natural and earth tones. And for men- MOVEMBER!

Today we are going to talk about three services that are easy to add on, easy to sell, and that provide great return on investment! These services are perfect to add after a manicure or wax treatment. Or to create that total makeover look after a new style and color (or long Movember!)

Add On 1: Brow Shaping

The eyebrows are one of the most important features of  the face. They offer balance, frame the eyes, and help improve the face. Well groomed eyebrows are an easy way to look brighter and make the eyes stand out more. “Achieve a fresh look by adding just a drop of makeup,” says Lydia Jordane, founder of Lycon Precision Waxing.

Brow waxing hasn’t lost it’s appeal amidst all of the permanent makeup craze. Many want a more natural look, or have brows that need to be tamed, or simply cleaned up once a month or so. If you offer waxing services, you should also offer brow shaping to every waxing client!

Lycon more recently introduced Lycojet Eye Brow Wax is designed specifically for the face and brow waxing. Similar to the ever popular Lycon Lavender or Desert Rose Hard Waxes, but half the size!

This brow wax can pull hair as short as 1mm, and is super pliable. Lycojet Eye Brow Wax has an extra soothing ingredient, Calendula, known to aid in reducing swelling, redness and skin discomfort. Product usage is approximately 4-8g of wax per eyebrow which means a 500g block can yield 125-163 eyebrow waxes!

Check out or article, “How to Achieve a Perfect Brow” for more application tips and pointers.

Don’t forget to offer brow tinting too. More and more clients who color their hair are requesting brow tinting. Keeping brow services as an inexpensive and quick add-on service will definitely increase your takers and keep them coming back.

Add On 2: Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions definitely give the client a well rested appearance and help your client look perfectly natural. And don’t forget, there are many occupations in which women may want to downplay the makeup but still look professional and feminine, such as fitness instructor, police officer or nursing. And new moms? What a better gift could there be, than to give a little naptime while applying lashes?!

Profitable

Eyelash extension services continue to be one of the most profitable add-on services. 95 percent of clients book their 2nd appointment before leaving- because of the simple fact that they will need a fill in about 3 weeks. On their 2nd appointment, they are sure to be hooked! And this would be a great time to sell products that encourage the longevity of the applications.

Extensions are very profitable. Salons report an average cost per client of around $5, excluding the technician’s time; services range from $125-$250 for 1st application and $40-$60 for fills. And considering that most lash clients are lifetime clients- it is definitely a worthy add-on to your services!

Training

Do you have staff trained to offer this service? Certification runs about $800 for beginner’s course, up to $2700 for much more advanced classes. Extension services appeal to many estheticians who have personally invested in their career and received certification. Many are looking for the right atmosphere and setting, and may bring their established clientele with them.

Add On 3: MOVEMBER Grooming Services!

Movember is here! A little history- Movember (read about the cause) was originated to raise support and awareness of men’s health issues like testicular cancer. Men, on average, die 6 years earlier than women, due to these health issues. The movement encourages men to start clean shaven, and see what a month can bring. So, devoted supporters will grow their facial hair, throughout the month of November in recognition of this worthy cause.

Charitable

Here’s the plan: create a month-long special promotion related to beard and mustache services. Offer a November-only discount on grooming, and donate the discounted portion of the service to the Foundation or a local men’s health charity. Remind your men that -just because your beard is growing, does not mean that you don’t need to look your best! A simple  tune up of beard mustache and eyebrows will keep the look more professional and downright dashing.

For tips on brow grooming for men, we love this article, “How to Perfectly Groom Men’s Eyebrows”, found at liveabout.com.

Recommend anti-bump or ingrown hair products from your retail stock for December for those who may return to the sans-beard.

Try these three add on services, and see your new client list expand, and your loyal clients return over and over again.

 

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