Now is the time to be prepping for waxing season. Spring break is just around the corner, and women (and men!) will be flocking in to get their winter skin ready for t-shirt and bathing suit weather. Prepare now to have the most successful spring season by learning the latest techniques and offering the most up-to-date wax formulas that are painless and even relaxing to your clients. You will have them come back month after month well into the late fall.
The Right Wax is Everything
Repêchage SeaSmooth Artisan Seaweed Wax not only effectively removes hair, but also treats the skin while preventing and reducing all the irritation and redness normally associated with this form of hair removal. To do this, Repêchage incorporated seaweed to deliver vitamins, minerals and trace elements to the skin, as well as to nourish, hydrate and provide antioxidant protection. These seaweeds include Laminaria digitata, which nourishes the skin while providing an anti-bacterial effect. Ascophyllum nodosum has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits as well as providing hydration. In addition, SeaSmooth Artisan Seaweed Wax includes:
- Safflower oil, with high levels of vitamin E to nourish and provide antioxidant protection;
- Aloe vera for its soothing and healing benefits;
- Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, natural minerals that are absorbent, astringent and have anti-microbial and soothing properties.
Waxing Should Be Relaxing
Some people consider waxing torturous, but it doesn't have to be. With a little creativity, a waxing service can be transformed into a relaxing spa service. A quick shiatsu massage should be performed prior to a facial wax, for instance, with the client instructed in deep breathing techniques to reduce tension. For a longer service, the client should be comfortably situated, with their own selection of music playing. A soothing, hydrating facial mask such as the Repêchage Lamina Lift Mask should be offered while they are being waxed to provide added pampering benefits and enhance the spa-like experience. The client should be draped properly for modesty and comfort.
Preparing the skin for waxing is an important step in maintaining efficacy and preventing adverse reactions. First skin needs to be cleansed and sanitized with alcohol. The alcohol will absorb excess oils, sweat and bacteria, helping to prevent breakouts and infection. To further prepare the skin and to help prevent ingrown hairs, use the Repêchage Body Brushes to provide gentle exfoliation and help "lift" the hair in preparation for waxing.
For face waxing, remove makeup using Repêchage Opti-Cleanse Extra Gentle Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover, then pat dry skin with tissues.
Some people consider waxing torturous but it doesn't have to be. With a little creativity, a waxing service can be transformed into a relaxing spa service.
Wax should be applied in a thin layer following the direction of the hair growth. Apply a muslin strip no more than eight inches by three inches, making sure to leave enough room at the bottom of the strip to get good grip. Use gentle pressure to attach strip to the wax, then pull back in one swift, quick motion in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Do not pull up as this can lead to hair breakage.
Repeat this on all areas to be waxed. Repeat until all the desired hair has been removed. Once you have finished waxing the back of the legs, massage frozen Repêchage Skin Relief Soothing Gel. To create a convenient cube, freeze gel in a mini souffle cup or ice cube tray. Next, apply Repêchage Vita Cura Triple Action Nutrí Oil to replenish the skin's moisture barrier and provide deep conditioning benefits Apply a warm towel to soothe the area.
Assist the client in turning onto her/his back to continue. Here, you can apply the Repchage Lamina Lift Mask onto the client's face to refresh and hydrate. Continue the waxing process on the rest of the area to be treated. Apply frozen Repêchage Skin Relief Soothing Gel followed by Vita Cura Triple Action Nutrí Oil. Complete by placing a warm towel over the waxed area. Remove Lamina Lift Mask from the face and recommend appropriate home care to complement waxing service and keep skin smooth and healthy.
About the Author
Industry leader Lydia Sarfati is founder and CEO of the first company to bring seaweed-based skincare treatments and cosmetics to fruition in the U.S market. She is the developer of the world-renowned Repêchage Four Layer Facial , offered in over 40 countries, and today, she presides over a 50,000 square foot manufacturing, research and development and training facility in Secaucus, NJ. She appears nationally and internationally at esthetic trade shows, has produced 17 step-by-step instructional videos, is the author of the business book, Success at Your Fingertips, and has published The Book, scientific information and detailed methods of treatment for the face and body.
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