There are many reasons why you should use pre and post wax products for every waxing application.
We talk a lot about how to get repeat business by creating a lasting impression on your client. So again, we will stress that- 1) taking the extra steps needed to set you apart from other salons, 2) skilled treatments with high-quality products and 3) making the client feel special- will go much farther to ensure repeat business than trying to compete by cutting your fees.
Using pre and post waxing products answer each of those points. So, let’s consider each of the steps in pre and post waxing.
Pre Wax Treatment:
Even if your client has followed your pre wax instructions at home, you will still want to ensure that the skin is clean of trapped oils and perspiration or makeup and moisturizing creams. Your client’s skin should be a clean slate, prepared to take the wax and release the hair.
Before applying the wax, prepare your client’s skin with a cleanser. Try Lycon’s Lycotane to gently remove surface oils, perspiration, pollution, make-up and any other lotions. Lycotane can also be used after waxing, to cleanse the skin and to help close the hair follicles.
Mancine’s Pre-Wax Lotion removes moisturizing creams, surface bacteria and perspiration. Pre wax lotion also prevents the wax from becoming tacky. This lotion has a pleasant fragrance and dries fast.
Once the skin has been cleansed, add a small amount of a pre wax moisturizer that is specifically designed to prepare the skin for waxing. Just be sure the moisturizer you use absorbs into the skin and does not leave a residue.
Mancine pre wax oil softens and prepares the skin prior to waxing. The treatment prevents wax from sticking to the skin, minimizing skin drag and making waxing comfortable, clean and efficient. Also available are Harley Pre Care Oil and Lycon Pre Wax Oil, designed protect and pamper the skin.
Post Wax Treatment
After the treatment, you want your client to walk away feeling pampered, with glowing, soft skin. You want to minimize any chances of breakout or ingrown hairs, and create a pleasant memory of the experience. Post wax products are designed to do all of that- return the proper moisture balance and also soothe and calm the skin.
Clear away any wax residue with Mancine Ultimate Finish, which is suitable for use on both face and body. Leaves your client feeling wonderfully relaxed and calm with skin feeling silky smooth. Lycon Perfect Finish can be mixed with Tea-Tree Soothe for a lighter, less oily finish.
A side note here, Tea Tree oil acts as an anti-bacterial agent and cleanses any remaining dead skin cells. It can reduce skin irritation, redness and the possibility of any ingrowing hairs. Harley Waxing After Care Oil contains Tea Tree oil and will condition the skin and leave a silky smooth finish.
To moisturize again after waxing- send client home with sample of Lycon Aloe Vera Soothing Gel. The gel moisturizer provides immediate, soothing hydration for the face and body. Your client will notice a reduction in any skin irritation or redness, if their skin type is sensitive.
Here are some tips that you can pass along to your clients.
Waxing isn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision. To achieve the best results, you will need some time to prepare the area to be waxed. It is an especially bad idea to wax for the first time just before a sunny or active vacation or a special occasion. Try out waxing at least 6 weeks before the big day to make sure of your skin’s reaction and experience.
Check carefully for and inflammation, sunburn (ouch!) or cuts and bruises before your appointment. You should postpone your treatment until you have healed completely. Also, moles should be marked and pointed out to the therapist so that the proper protection can be used.
Certain medications can sensitize skin to waxing. Products containing retinol that are used in an area that you want to wax must be stopped for two weeks before waxing. Also, some antibiotics and prescriptions like Accutane can cause skin sensitivity. Don’t stop your prescriptions without the advice of your doctor.
Some report that they experience more skin sensitivity if waxing during the week of menstruation. Plan ahead, book your appointment a week later.
Keep the skin moisturized up to your appointment. Don’t moisturize on the day of- your wax treatment includes pre and post wax moisturizing.
A regular routine of exfoliation is essential. But don’t exfoliate the area to be waxed the day of your waxing appointment.
Waxes can effectively remove hairs as short as 1mm. But for the best results, a week or two worth of grow-out is ideal. The hair needs to be long enough for the wax to grip it, but short enough that it doesn’t lessen adhesion. Your therapist can trim too-long hair to the appropriate length if needed.
Hydrate. When you don’t drink enough water, your skin is the first to show it. The pull when removing the wax may cause more discomfort and leave the skin irritated. Drink water; beverages with caffeine or alcohol dehydrate!
after waxing tips:
Stay hydrated! Again, water, water, WATER!
Avoid heat- No soaking in the tub, sun tanning, saunas or steam rooms for 48 hours.
Avoid strenuous workouts the day of treatment.
No deodorant for underarm waxing
No tight clothing that to rub or irritate the waxed area.
Fight bumps by using Lycon’s Ingrown X-It. It effectively reduces the potential and any discomfort of ingrown hairs.
Use Ingrown Zone hair retardant– a product that actually slows and softens future hair growth so waxing becomes easier and more comfortable. you’ll find that it will take longer for the hair to start growing back.