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Waxidents Happen!

By: Crickett
Posted: March 1, 2014, from the March 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Waxidents Happen!

If you’re reading this, you fall into one of two categories: those who have been involved directly in a sticky situation or those hoping they never will. Unfortunately, if you wax or plan to wax, sooner or later you will come face to face with a sticky situation.

Most have heard at least one waxing horror story that chills you to the bone—the kind of story that turns clients curious about waxing into clients who will never get waxed for fear of having the same experience. These stories have become legendary in the waxing community. and they grow bigger and hairier with each telling.

From the experienced to the inexperienced, when these incidents happen, it seems to catch all involved off-guard. Somehow, skin care professionals have been conditioned to believe that waxing is a simple service that always goes smoothly—pun intended—and if something goes wrong, it’s completely out of the ordinary. This mind-set is totally ridiculous and unrealistic.

Waxing is all about trouble-shooting—learning what to wax, what not to wax, what wax to use, along with the proper techniques. Not everyone should be waxing, especially if they don’t understand that waxing requires a clear understanding of skin, hair, wax, waxing technique, and how to get out of these mystical and legendary sticky situations.

It’s time to pull back the curtain on the big, bad waxing wizard. Let’s take a microscope to the top three sticky situations, and learn how to solve them—and, in most cases, prevent them from happening altogether.

1. The wax gets sticky and goopy