The journey to becoming an Esthetician is no easy feat.
If the saying ‘practice makes perfect’ means anything. It definitely applies when it comes to hair removal, specifically waxing.
So what is the hair removal process?
Hair removal or ‘waxing’ is the process of removing unwanted body hair from the follicle and root.
A hair follicle is a mass of epidermal cells forming a small tune or canal. Follicles extend deep into the dermis.
While there are different methods of hair removal the most common is the temporary hair removal process which is what I’m learning.
What I love about waxing is that there are many forms of waxing techniques including, soft wax, hard wax, and sugaring.
I experienced doing a waxing service using hard wax on a clients legs.
I’ll give you a step by step process and look into hard-wax removal.
Set up your waxing materials. (wax warmer, wax sticks, pre & post wax cleaner & gloves).
Begin by heating up your wax warmer and pour in your hard wax beads.
Wash and sanitize your hands thoroughly.
After the wax warmer has heated (approximately 15-20 minutes), take your wax stick, dip the tip into the wax. Begin twirling the wax stick with the wax making sure there is no wax dripping off the stick.
Apply the wax to your inner wrist to be sure the wax is not too hot before applying on your client.
Now (with an unused wax stick) its time to apply the wax to your clients preferred waxing area.
Make sure your gloves are on, place a new stick in the wax warmer collecting enough wax on your stick.
Place the wax by gliding the stick on the preferred area being sure application is evenly distributed. Continue any excess wax to the area then create a ‘lift’ to the end of the wax to prepare for pulling.
Once wax has cooled and settled, pull the hard wax in the opposite direction that the hair is growing.
Voila! You now have safely removed unwanted hair from your client.
Take a look at the hair removal I did on my first clients leg area.