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Time for a Tip – Waxing techniques for professional results

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Every few months, we will post a tip to help you save time, achieve better waxing results or learn something new. So, without further delay, here is today’s tip:

There are many types of hard waxes, but most can be grouped into two categories – natural or synthetic waxes.   Mancine is one of our favorite wax lines.  These synthetic,  high quality, hard waxes have virtually no uncomfortable pull on the skin.

You will notice there are a few differences – these modern waxes have a slightly different application process than other classic waxes.

 The waxing process – how to produce the best results:

  1. The wax needs to be hotter than most waxes. The setting on your warmer should be at 3.5. This setting won’t make the application too warm for the client’s skin to tolerate, but will allow the wax to be applied thinly. A thin application is essential for the best results.

  2. Stir the wax thoroughly before applying. If there is titanium dioxide in the hard wax you have chosen, it will settle to the bottom. Titanium is added to soothe the skin and acts as an anti-inflammatory. If not stirred well, the bottom of your pot will have a higher concentration and could lessen the grab of the hair when applied.

  3. Apply THINLY. Yep, we said it again. Apply thinner than you are used to with other hard waxes. The goal is to apply just enough to grab the hair, not the skin.

  • (A tip for pulling wax – using the end of your stick, push back the edge of wax so that it curls a bit, and then continue to pull back with your fingertips.)

Application technique

Before applying the wax, prepare your client’s skin with Pre-wax lotion and oil. Pre-wax lotion cleanses the skin, and a very small amount of pre-wax oil protects the skin before waxing.

Now you are ready to apply the wax.  Apply wax against the hair growth and then forward – in a ‘figure 8′ pattern. First, against the hair growth, and then with the hair growth – yes, you guessed it – in a very thin application.

After waxing, cleanse the skin of any wax residue and leave it feeling silky smooth with Ultimate Finish. In fact, you can add a bit of the Ultimate Finish to all other Mancine lotions (tea tree lotions, natural lotions or scented lotions from Mancine) for even better results.

(Pre and post products can also be used with strip waxes, like our Mancine Brazilian Rose or our Mancine Aloe Green Organic strip wax.)

With Mancine waxes,  applied according to these directions, you can expect to get 30% more applications per unit than with other waxes.

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Behind the scenes at Vogue Beauty:

In future posts,Vogue Beauty Blog hopes to bring you information that is educational and useful to your professional salon and spa business. Stay tuned for interesting articles on healthy nails and tidbits on health and weight loss that you can share with your clients, as well as beneficial product reviews. But right now, it is time to introduce ourselves!

Since 2000, Brenda Klassen has operated Vogue International Beauty Distributors, with its website, www.voguebeauty.net. She is skilled and educated as an Esthetician, Skin Care Specialist and Nail Technician, and holds a teaching certificate in these fields. You can depend on her advice and product recommendations found on the website.

What we do:

We know that as a professional salon owner or technician you need products that will make your business stand out, have a professional yet simple, streamlined application, and offer both quality and value. Therefore, Vogue Beauty offers over 40 product lines and is continually growing.
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Vogue Beauty provides the highest quality products with exceptional service. The items we feature on the website give you high quality, tried and tested products chosen specifically with you in mind.

For example, Vogue Beauty has partnered with Natural Factors, to bring you selected products and supplements that nourish your health and promote nail growth, strength and condition of your scalp and hair, and support healthy weight loss.

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Lycon Wax – Setting the Standard

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Lycon wax products at Vogue Beauty

Lycon Waxing delivers superior performance by using only the finest resins, natural ingredients and aromatherapy oils. While gentle to the client’s skin it is tough on the job, removing stubborn hair as short as 1mm!

The entire LYCON Wax range has grown since it was first launched in 1978 – over 30 years ago. Vogue Beauty offers a wide selection of Lycon waxing products- choose from hard or strip wax and the unique Lycojet, LYCOtec and LYCOflex waxes.

You will also find pre and post waxing lotions as well as products and accessories that you can keep on hand for your customers to purchase.

Overview of Lycon waxes – strip wax

LYCON is famous for their super gentle strip waxes, made from a special blend of the very best natural and organic raw materials. With use, you will experience a few pleasant surprises —

  • Speedy application,

  • No sticky residue, no skin drag and

  • Extra strong grip to remove hair as short as 2mm!

  • Special aromatherapy oils for soothing and conditioning the skin, leaves your client comfortable and satisfied with the results every time!

The correct way to apply LYCON strip wax is very thinly, which means that less wax is used per treatment. There’s a staggering 5,000 lip or eyebrow waxes, or an amazing 36 half leg waxes in each 1L jar!

Overview of Lycon waxes – hard wax

LYCON’s ground-breaking, stripless hard wax, encompasses the finest selection of natural and soothing ingredients. This wax is perfect for short, stubborn hair on any part of the face and body. Designed to be used at an extra low temperature, Lycon hard wax will —

  • Nurture the skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and completely hair-free

  • Make re-application easy, since it can be re-applied 5 - 6 times on just waxed skin, without discomfort or irritation.

  • shrink-wrap and remove hair as short as 1mm!

  • LYCON hard wax is a perfect choice for Brazilian wax treatments!

LYCON’s hard wax can be re-heated many times over, without affecting their superior grip, pliability or comfortable feel.

Lycon is the professional’s choice in quality wax and an essential ingredient in leading salons around the world.

Choosing the right Lycon wax

There are three different LYCON waxing methods – using hard wax, LYCOJET waxing and strip waxing.

  • For large areas and if hair is long enough, we recommend any LYCON strip wax which can remove hair as short as 2mm.

  • If the hair is short and brittle, we recommend any LYCON hard wax or LYCOJET hard wax which can remove hair as short as 1mm.

Bikini Lines & Underarms

For sensitive areas, we recommend any of LYCON’s hard waxes, particularly the ‘XXX’ waxes, LYCOtec, and LYCOflex waxes for their gentleness and soothing properties.

For men and those with stubborn hair growth, we recommend Manifico which is exceptionally strong yet without any skin drag. LYCOJET waxes in Desert Rose and Lavender, can be used on these areas also, should any stubborn hair remain after the initial waxing. LYCOJET eliminates the need to tweeze!

Eyebrows, lips & face

Any LYCON hard wax can be used on the facial area. LYCON’s creamy formulations with Titanium Dioxide offer extra soothing benefits on delicate areas such as the face, but have that famous grip for short hair removal.

Areas such as the eyebrows and lips have a variety of different hair growth types. LYCOJET waxes are ideal to use on the short, fluffy facial hair, as well as the more difficult to remove hair in these areas.

Backs, chests & necks

LYCON hard wax is great for smaller areas like the neck and shoulders.  If client has super-sensitive skin, choose a strip wax instead, that contains skin protectors like Titanium Dioxide or Micro Mica. A favorite is Active Gold.

NOTE: When the back or the chest is being waxed, clients often perspire as the wax is removed. This prevents strip wax from gripping the hair well. So we recommend that you switch to a hard wax. You may also re-apply Lycotane skin cleanser in-between the applications to remove the perspiration.

Arms & legs

Strip wax can also be used on small or large areas. But, for clients that have recently shaved, use LYCOJET hard waxes to remove the short, coarse re-growth from difficult areas such as the knees.

Generally speaking, all Lycon waxes can be used on the face and body. The above suggestions are only a guideline and everyone chooses differently depending on the training they have had, the client’s hair growth type and personal preferences. Remember, for best results it is important to use the specified LYCON Pre and Post waxing products for all wax treatments.

Should you need any further assistance or information, please contact us! We are always happy to assist!

HAPPY LYCON WAXING!

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Mancine Organic Waxes

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Love your body with Mancine Organic Waxes

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It began in the mid 1980’s with the development of the Mancine Hair Removal System. Now their breakthrough Waxing Systems bring together your professional salon skills with the latest technology in wax removal. All Mancine products are salon tested to be perfectly safe and effective.

Mancine believes in ORGANIC, natural products and environmentally friendly practices. The result is a unique waxing range that provides the most effective waxing procedures in the world.

Mancine organic guarantee is that only the finest resins and natural ingredients are used.  Mancine delivers superior performance, removing stubborn hair as short as 1mm (1/16”). Formulated to be very elastic and pliable, Mancine Wax grips and shrink-wraps short hair for easy, effective and long lasting results. Our low temperature and gentle formulas provide nurturing and conditioning benefits for extra client comfort, leaving skin smooth and soft to the touch. Mancine offers a choice of hard wax, strip wax and Mancine’s unique Ultra waxes, complemented by pre and post waxing lotions, to make the waxing experience as pleasant as possible.

Which waxing method should I use?

Mancine takes the guesswork out for you! There are three different Mancine waxing methods: hard (hot) waxing, Ultra Flexx waxing and strip waxing.

Mancine  hard (hot) waxes

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There are 6 different waxes in this category: Champagne, Honeycomb Wax; Pure Olive Oil; Brazilian Rose Wax; Wild Apricot; and Azurelene.

Mancine hard waxes are exceptionally gentle and effective. They are renowned for their low melting point, high elasticity and pliability. They save time, are easy to apply and amazingly remove more hair with each application. They are designed to remove hair as short as 1mm, they are very pliable and painless for most.

These waxes are applied at half the thickness of other hard waxes so you get more applications per container. Even your most discriminating customer will love our range of waxes.

All Mancine Hard Waxes can be re-applied 2 to 3 times to remove stubborn difficult hair without causing irritation.

Mancine Ultra Wax

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Mancine Ultraflexxx-Kiwi-and-Aloe-Hard-Wax

There are 6 varieties of Ultra waxes – Kiwi & Aloe, Brazilian Strawberry, Vanilla,  Pomegranate & Jojoba, Vanilla Shimmer and Apple & Papaya. They are similar to hard waxes except they are designed to be applied even thinner – 1/3 of the thickness – which makes them more economical. They will remove hair as short as 1mm and can be reapplied several times without trauma to the skin. Their unique plastic texture makes them ultra-flexible with a superior grip, less pain and great for all sensitive skin types.

Mancine Strip Waxes

This group consists of the following waxes: Wild Apricot & Camomile, Azulene, Pure Olive Oil, Brazilian Rose, Aloe Green and Honeycomb.

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Brazilian strip-wax

The Mancine organic range of soft strip waxes has been developed to deliver outstanding results. These exclusive formulations depend on the use of only the most natural ingredients. They spread further than other waxes making applications very economical. Salon owners and therapists worldwide agree that Mancine strip waxes reduce your treatment time enabling more treatments per day and increased profit for your business!

SO – Which wax should I choose?

  • legs & arms-We recommend any strip wax if hair is long enough. If hair is short and brittle, we recommend Honeycomb Strip Wax.

  • bikini & Brazilian-We recommend our Brazilian Rose Hard Wax or any of our Ultra Flexxx Waxes. These waxes are most gentle for sensitive areas and leave a cleaner and neater finish.

  • eyebrows, lips & faces-All hot waxes can be used but the Ultra Flexxx waxes are exceptional for these areas.

  • backs, chests & necks-Any Mancine Hard Wax or Ultra Flexxx Waxes.

    Strip waxes are more difficult on these areas because they are more painful and will not remove hair as well. When the back or the chest is being waxed, clients often perspire and this prevents the strip wax from gripping hair well. Mancine hard waxes are much easier, less painful and more efficient in these areas.

Remember:

For the best results it is important to use the specified Pre and Post Waxing products.

Always use Hand and Body Gel Sanitizer before you wax. This disinfectant removes 99.9% of germs in less than 20 seconds. Leaves no sticky residue due to its ultra absorbing formula. Protects both the client and the therapist, and has a lovely citrus scent.mancine-pre-wax-oil-with-aloe-vera at Vogue Beauty

 

Pre-wax Lotion is recommended for use prior to strip and hard waxing to remove all oils, perspiration and makeup. Prevents wax from becoming tacky, leaving less wax residue. Pleasant smelling with chamomile to calm the skin and prevent harmful bacteria entering the hair follicle. Fast drying and can also be used before electrolysis.

Use Pre-Waxing Oil before Hard Waxing. Contains aloe-vera which acts as an anti-inflammatory to soothe the skin and it is scented with a lovely Jasmine aroma.

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After treatment, finish with our Ultimate Finish– the ultimate way to complete your treatment.  Blended with almond oil, lavender oil and chamomile. An excellent combination that clears away any was residue left behind after waxing. Suitable for use on both face and body. Leaves your client feeling wonderfully relaxed and calm with silky smooth skin.