Waxing tips: factors to consider for different clientele

by Glenn Maxwell

When it comes to waxing there can be lots to consider, from different wax brands to techniques used and everything in between – it’s important to adapt each treatment to ensure your client leaves feeling satisfied and happy with their results. This is the best way to encourage customer retention and build up your list of regular clients.

In this article, we discuss a few top tips to consider when it comes to successful waxing appointments.

Waxing prep

Before any waxing can begin, it’s important to inform your clientele of the pre-waxing prep that they can do at home. Firstly, ensuring there is enough hair growth is essential, as this gives the wax the right amount of surface area to grip onto. Secondly, moisturising the skin gets rid of unwanted dead skill cells, which makes for a smoother wax. Applying wax to hydrated skin can also make the process less painful for your client, so it’s a good idea to tell them to take this step before they arrive at the salon for their appointment.

Different types of waxing methods

As with lots of holistic beauty treatments, there are many different techniques when it comes to waxing. Here are just a couple to mention:

Hot waxing: The most popular form of waxing, hot wax involves spreading liquid strips of wax onto the desired area of the body. One of the many advantages of hot wax is that it can be incredibly accurate, so you can easily target smaller areas such as the eyebrows.

Cold waxing: A little unconventional compared to your typical hot liquid wax, this method involves taking pre-set waxing strips and applying them onto the skin, against the grain of hair growth. Effective from the very first application, cold waxing is known for its long-lasting results.

Different client types

Each waxing result will vary from person to person, so it’s always a good idea to take into account different client types when selecting your waxes ahead of treatment. As an example, with black and Caribbean skin types, the hair tends to be thicker and can have the tendency to curl, so you may wish to opt for a more substantial wax to target courser areas. By profiling your clients ahead of appointments you can plan ahead as to what waxing products will produce the best results – leading to happy customers.

Pre-appointment consultations

It’s vital that you have a pre-appointment consultation with new clients ahead of treatments. This will outline things such as allergies, injuries, and any sensitive areas that you may need to be aware of. If someone has a nut allergy, avoid using any nut-based products such as almond oil as this may irritate the skin. That’s why getting to know your client is crucial before you begin any new treatment.

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