It’s spring, which means summer, sunshine and bathing suits are top-of-mind for your clients. As they start thinking about baring all they are probably taking a hard look at their bikini line and acknowledging it needs some serious maintenance. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to up your bikini wax game with this guide from the Wax Queen.
Proper pre-wax care will go a long way in making sure your clients have the best possible wax experience. Following some basic tips such as avoiding sun exposure or spray tans, letting their hair grow the proper length prior to their appointment (3 weeks of growth if shaving, 4 weeks if waxing), and regular exfoliation will prepare the skin for maximum results. Exfoliation is especially important so remind them that using a soothing body wash with exfoliating gloves focused on the areas they are having waxed will help slough off dead skin cells and ensure that the hair is soft prior to waxing.
Timing is Everything
When it comes to waxing, consistency can make all the difference. While your clients may only think about getting a bikini right before a vacation, the best time to wax is really several months before (or all year long) their bikini line needs to be in the bare-all condition. Reach out to your clients now and get them scheduled so they get a jump on breaking down the density of the hair—leaving finer, more sparse hair to wax. The results will only get better and better the longer they wax.
Hard Wax Is the Way to Go
Hard wax is ideal for the face, underarms, bikini, and Brazilian treatments. Traditionally hard wax is less painful, and it doesn’t leave a sticky residue so it’s much easier to clean up. A good hard wax adheres only to the hair and not the skin itself, safely removing both fine and coarse hair, creating a smooth finish with minimum skin reactions.
Try these Wax Queen treatment tips just for bikini waxes.
- Don’t have your client wear their bathing suit. Instead, take a wax strip and tie it through their underwear so you get a clear line to wax.
- This is one of the most easily bruised areas so be sure to brace the skin when you apply the strip as well as when you remove it. Keep your hand close as you come up around the corner with the wax and don’t pop the skin (this causes bruising).
- Understanding what makes them physically and emotionally comfortable is especially important with this service. Answer any questions they may have—even the awkward personal ones—(What if I smell? Can I have sex after my wax? Will I be naked?) directly and comfortably so you are putting them at ease every step of the way.
- Educate yourself on all the bikini wax styles. There are many styles out there from a French wax to “the Love Heart” so take some time to get familiar with them all and discuss options with your clients.
Finishing Tips & At Home Post-Wax Care
Our recent blog post Your Product Guide to Post-Wax Success highlights three easy steps you can take in the treatment room to help prevent any post-wax issues.
- Apply a post wax essential oil first to take the sting out and stop any pinpoint bleeding they may have. Lavender and peppermint calms and cools. Use a blemish control gel to prevent breakouts.
- Soothe with a post-wax cream to ease irritation and redness.
If your clients want to keep their skin looking hot all summer long, they need to do their part at home too. Talk to clients about how to avoid those not-so-pretty post-wax bumps by also using a blemish control product at home after their wax treatment to continue to help keep the hair follicle clear, suppress bacteria, and jump-start the healing process. If getting a bikini wax, be sure they avoid exercise, saunas, hot tubs and baths that day. And most importantly, schedule their appointments every four weeks like clockwork. This is absolutely critical for successful wax treatments and happy clients.