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If you’ve always wanted to try waxing but you’ve talked yourself out of it because you couldn’t possibly imagine getting your "kit off" in front of a stranger, then put down that razor and read this blog.
I’m about to take you inside of the treatment room (virtually) for the first time to show you that it isn’t as scary as it seems.
Firstly, you are not alone.
I have been a beauty therapist for over 8 years and if I had a dollar for every time I had a client tell me how nervous they were on their first visit, well I wouldn’t be here writing this blog.
Let’s start with what you should do prior to your wax appointment. To ensure we get the most efficient wax we ask you cease all forms of hair removal you have been doing at home; shaving, epilating, DIY wax jobs etc.. 2 weeks BEFORE your appointment.
You’d be surprised to know that the hair has to be a certain length for the wax to effectively remove it. You’ll also get brownie points for ensuring your skin is nice and hydrated, and exfoliated.
The big day has come, it’s your appointment day!
You’re getting a bit nervous, a bit sweaty... If you can, jump in the shower and do a quick clean and exfoliation of the area before you head to the salon.
Our treatment rooms are set up adequately for each individual treatment. This means, we provide absolutely everything needed for your service so there is no need to wear anything specific for your wax appointment. Your therapist will also explain what you will need to do in order to get ready for that treatment.
We understand that undressing in front of a stranger is not something you feel comfortable doing, so we give you time to get ready alone before re-entering the room to commence the waxing. Your therapist will walk you through the entire treatment and what they are doing. If applicable, she will ask your preference and provide you with after wax advice to ensure you get the best outcome – because unfortunately pesky ingrown hairs can come with the waxing territory if you don’t care for the area adequately.
Wax after care advice is not a sales-pitch, it is our duty of care as your beautician, but we also genuinely want the best outcome for you. Therefore, educating you on what you should and shouldn’t do post wax is essential. Imagine going to a hairdresser to get your hair bleached and not getting advice to prevent it turning orange or maintaining the moisture in your hair – it could end tragically.
After your wax, you will be provided with the necessary products to put on the area, you will be left to get dressed and we see you again in 4-6 week (your therapist will recommend how often you should have your waxing performed).
If you’re still nervous let me assure you, after 8 years of spending a 10 hr work day predominantly waxing, that A) it is second nature to your therapist, and being half naked in front of a stranger is totally normal to us and B) we are too busy ensuring we have done an efficient wax and that every pesky hair is gone to notice. And, we love a chat, so after the first 30 seconds I guarantee you will be too distracted and won’t feel uncomfortable at all!
All therapists at Complete Skin & Beauty are extremely well trained, personable and professional. Trust me, your skin and hair will thank you for making the change to waxing, so what are you waiting for, book that wax appointment today!
Tara has been a beauty therapist for 8 years, specialising in advanced skin treatments. She has an amazing passion for skin and helping her clients achieve their ultimate skin goals. When she is not creating social media content for CSB, she is running around after her beautiful daughter and 2 fur babies.
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Complete Skin & Beauty Mango Hill