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As we gear up for summer, the waxing experts at LYCON are here to provide us with an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide demonstrating how to achieve a results-driven intimate wax using their premium range.

Waxing is an effective and long-lasting method of hair removal, but it’s essential to know the professional techniques to ensure a successful treatment and a comfortable experience for clients. When you offer a superior waxing service, you’ll increase your revenue, attract new clients, and build a loyal customer base.

To achieve the best results and minimise discomfort, focus not just on the waxing process itself, but also on pre and post-care. This prepares the skin for waxing and helps soothe any irritation or redness that may occur after.

Take time to explain the importance of aftercare at home to your clients. This is your opportunity to educate, as well as recommend any of your retail products: hair retardants to slow down and inhibit hair growth; scrubs to exfoliate and prevent ingrowns by removing dead skin cells and lotions or serums to hydrate the area.

 

Keep your clients happy, healthy and hair-free with LYCON!

Step one: Consultation. This is the first step to making clients feel comfortable and giving them an understanding of what to expect. Explain how the wax works, what kind of sensations they will feel, and confirm exactly how much hair they want left (if any!)

Step two: Cleanse. Prep the area with cleanser, ensuring to remove surface oils and any residue. Active ingredients alleviate the skin, resulting in less redness or irritation during and after the treatment.

Step three: Pre-waxing oil. Gently massage a small amount onto the area to give the skin an additional layer of protection. A little goes a long way!

Step four: Hot Wax. Using a “lollypop” amount of hot wax (covering 20% of the spatula) apply to the area, with a medium-firm pressure. Allow the wax to set before holding the skin taut and removing the wax in one swift motion.

Repeat as needed – because of LYCON’s unique formula, you can safely re-apply up to 5 times in the same area!

Step five: Clean up. Lycojet is your go-to wax to make every treatment tweezer-free. It’s pliable and strong, so it can be used thinly over larger areas of the skin without snapping. Apply a thin layer to just-waxed skin to remove any unwanted hairs.

Step six: Aftercare. Cleanse the area to remove any build-up of bacteria or waxy residue and then apply a finishing lotion or oil. Choose the appropriate aftercare dependant on the skin type that you are working with.

 

Top Tips:

Always wear gloves.
Protect yourself and keep your clients safe by wearing gloves throughout the treatment.

Never double dip.
Using a new spatula for each application maintains the hygiene and cleanliness of the wax, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and the spread of bacteria or infections.

Go against the grain.
Always apply and remove hot wax against the direction of hair growth to ensure that it fully adheres to the hair.

Wax off, hand on.
Place your hand on the area immediately after removing the wax. This is a simple and effective way to instantly alleviate the initial sting from the hair removal.

PRODUCTS USED:

Lycotane Skin Cleanser
Used prior to all waxing. This product removes surface oils, grime, perspiration, pollution, make-up and cream residue. Also important to use after waxing, to cleanse the skin and to help close the hair follicles.

Pre-Waxing Oil
This soothes the skin prior to all hot waxing. It prevents the wax from sticking to the skin, meaning there’s no skin tugging or lifting

Rosette Hot Wax
This hot wax is exceptional for extra sensitive areas — perfect for intimate waxing. Used at an extra low temperature, this wax can be re-applied 5-6 times on the same patch of skin, without discomfort. This wax can be re-heated again and again without affecting its superior grip, pliability or comfortable feel. LYCON’s unique formula shrink-wraps to grip the hair – removing hair as short as 1mm!

Ruby Lycojet
Lycojet can be reapplied on the same area many times without irritation. Lycojet waxes are similar to traditional hot wax; however they are designed to be used much more thinly, making it ideal for larger areas of skin.

Tea-Tree Soothe
Contains Tea-Tree oil which is well known for its restorative benefits. This light moisturising lotion is the perfect finishing touch for a client with congested, oily or breakout-prone skin, as the active healing ingredients will help lessen redness and soothe the area.

 

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