Time for a Tip - Waxing techniques for professional results

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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