Salon Wax Supplies FAQs
Q. My salon needs a change in waxing products. What makes Satin Smooth Wax different from the rest?
A. Satin Smooth waxes have built-in buffers that protect the skin from heat and irritation. There are six soft waxes to choose from, all formulated for different skin types and hair textures. Customizing your waxes shows that you are aware of your client's needs. Another great Satin Smooth tool is the professional double warmer, which is designed to heat wax to the perfect consistency.
Q. I own a very small salon and don't do much waxing but am in the market for a new warmer. Could you tell me the benefits of having a double warmer versus a single one?
Q. I use the most sensitive waxing products on my clients but still occasionally lift skin on the facial area.What am I doing wrong?
A. It's always best to consult with your clients before any waxing service, even if you have known them for years. They may have changed their medication or may be using an antiaging cream that contains Retina-A or a high percentage of alpha hydroxy. Another thing to keep in mind is technique; always stand on the side of the area you are waxing and remove the strip close to the skin in a quick, downward motion. When lifting occurs, apply an anti-bacterial cream to the surface to promote quick healing.
Q. Should I use soap and water to clean the area that I will be waxing?
Q. Why is tanning after waxing not recommended?
Q. Is it okay to wax myself? I have gotten professionally waxed twice and both times I have had an unpleasant experience.
Q. Why does some wax stay on my client's skin after I pull off the strip?
Q. How do I test the wax?
Q. How do I wax using waxing strips?
In a perpendicular position apply a thin layer of wax in the direction of the hair growth using a petite, small, or large wooden applicator depending on body area. On freshly applied wax cover area with muslin or non-woven cloth strip. Follow immediately by placing palm over cloth strip, press firmly, and continue by stroking the strip downward toward the hair growth 3-4 times while pulling skin taut. This will allow wax to adhere to hair and strip. Peel back strip in the opposite direction of hair growth in a rapid movement close to the skin. Skin will appear smooth and feel like satin. Repeat steps for entire area.
Q. After waxing there's always some wax left on my skin - how should I remove it?
A. After you have completed the services on your client's body, remove any excess wax from newly waxed areas with Satin Release® Wax Residue Remover. This light oil removes any wax residue remaining after hair removal. Satin Release® will provide fast penetrating moisture while cleansing the skin surface. It also can be used to clean your wax warmer, workstation countertop and roll head applicators.