PROCEDURE

WARM WAX APPLICATION FOR EYEBROWS

  1. Cover the closed eye with a damp cotton wool round and cleanse the eyebrow area with suitable cleanser. Cut up some small pieces of paper or material strips.
  2. Decant petroleum jelly onto a spatula using a covered orange stick; apply to hairs you do not want to remove. This barrier stops the wax sticking to the hairs.
  3. Remember to test the wax on your forearm, before applying to the client. You do not want to burn the delicate eye area.
  4. Apply a small amount of wax to the area under the eyebrow, working in the direction of the hair growth. Take care not to dribble wax on to the client’s face.
  5. Using a small piece of wax strip, press on to the arch, under the eyebrow. Smooth over with your finger, to ensure all of the hairs are stuck to the strip.
  6. Stretch the eyebrow. Remove hairs against the hair growth; that is working inwards towards the nose. The movement needs to be quick to avoid pain, and it is like peeling back on the strip. Apply after-wax lotion.
  7. Stretch the eyebrow. Remove hairs against the hair growth; that is working inwards towards the nose. The movement needs to be quick to avoid pain, and it is like peeling back on the strip. Apply after-wax lotion.

WARM WAX APPLICATION FOR UNDER ARM

  1. Protect the client’s clothing with couch roll and cleanse the area. A light dusting of talcum powder or talc-free product will absorb any residue perspiration and make the hair stand out from the skin.
  2. After testing on yourself, apply the wax, going with the hair growth. If hairs are diagonal, then go in that direction.
  3. Firmly press the strip down to bond the hairs to it.
  4. Stretch the armpit area and, if necessary, ask the client to help, with her free hand. Grip the edge of the strip and quickly and firmly remove the strip against the direction of hair growth.
  5. Should any blood spots appear, apply light pressure with a clean tissue and then wipe them away. Apply after-wax lotion.
  6. Should any blood spots appear, apply light pressure with a clean tissue and then wipe them away. Apply after-wax lotion.

WARM WAX APPLICATION FOR LEGS

  1. Clean the whole area to be waxed with a suitable antiseptic cleanser on damp cotton wool.
  2. Blot the area with a tissue to ensure the skin is dry and grease-free.
  3. Test the wax on your inner arm to make certain you will not burn the client.
  4. To avoid cross-infection, drizzle the wax onto another spatula – it will also help you to check that the consistency is workable.
  5. If temperature is acceptable to you, apply a small area on to the legs to check with the client that the temperature is tolerable for her.
  6. Following the hair growth, i.e downward, apply a thin even strip of wax to the leg, approximately the width of the paper strip.
  7. Press down firmly over the wax strip, to ensure all the hairs are fully attached to the strip.
  8. Peel back a small edge of the strip to hold on to.
  9. Holding the leg, grip the wax strip edge and pull the strip off. It is almost a peeling back of the strip, but it must be quick to minimise pain.
  10. Any missed hairs, too short for the wax to pick, can be tweezed out. Sterilise the tweezers first.
  11. After-wax lotion will remove any wax residue.
  12. The finished result should be a moisturised, hair-free front of leg.
  13. Ask the client to turn over – remember to ensure you put the back of the couch down first. Repeat the cleansing and blotting process.
  14. As the hairs grow in different directions, you will need to cut the wax strips into manageable sizes.
  15. Check the direction of the hair growth, which may be diagonal as shown here. Remember to test the wax again – first on yourself and then on your client.
  16. Apply a thin even strip of wax to the leg, following the hair growth, i.e diagonally as shown here, and repeat the process as for front of leg.

WARM WAXING APPLICATION FOR LIP & CHIN

  1. Cleanse the upper lip area. The skin should be clean and grease-free. Blot if necessary.
  2. Decant petroleum jelly onto a spatula, using a covered orange stick, and cover the lip up to the lip line.
  3. Remember to test the wax on your forearm, before applying to the client
  4. Carry out a sensitivity test. Use a small drop of wax near the area, to test the temperature is acceptable to the client.
  5. Build up a good layer of wax on upper lip. Ask the client to smile slightly to help stretch the skin. Remove as for all warm wax application and apply after-wax lotion
  6. The finished result.

WARM WAX APPLICATION FOR BIKINI WAXING

  1. Protect the edge of the client’s underwear with couch roll. You can avoid embarrassment by asking the client to tuck the couch roll in.
  2. Clean the area with suitable cleanser, leaving the skin clean, dry and grease-free.
  3. After testing temperature on yourself, apply the wax with the hair growth, in a firm pressing motion. Usually this is a downward direction towards the inner thigh.
  4. Apply the wax strip and press onto the hairs. Ask the client to help stretch the skin, to minimise pain, and remove the wax strip against the direction of hair growth.
  5. Should any blood spots appear, apply light pressure with a clean tissue and then wipe them away. Apply after-wax lotion.
  6. Should any blood spots appear, apply light pressure with a clean tissue and then wipe them away. Apply after-wax lotion.

THESE FUNDAMENTAL PROCEDURES ARE THE SAME FOR OTHER AREAS SUCH AS FOREARM, CHEST & BACK