Brazilian’s can be one of the most daunting treatments for therapists who are just starting out, however they don’t need to be. My advice is to get your foundations right. Find yourself a mentor, someone you can ask for advice. I often get students and even experienced therapists emailing me, in need of advice, and I’m more than happy to help. Sit in on a demonstration or if you feel like you need it, book yourself in for a one-on-one workshop. Then practice, practice, practice! The more you do, the more you’ll experience different body shapes and sizes, different hair types and challenges that you need to find your way through.
It is very important that you have high quality products, especially your waxes. Hard wax should not go brittle and break when you’re removing it as this takes up time, and is also not pleasant for the client. If you’re finding that your hard wax is taking too long to set, then try a Quick Dry Wax Mist. Ideal for hot and humid conditions, this will touch-dry the wax instantly and can also be used to spritz over the client if it’s a warm day.
Ensure your trolley is set up properly with your pre and post products hanging from the side, and your wax pot at the front. There’s no need to reach over products to get to the wax – this only makes for more clean up. Keep your wax pots turned on throughout the day, even if there are no clients booked in. Too often I see salons with their pots turned off and it means they completely miss the opportunity of servicing walk-in clients, or they lose precious time waiting for the wax to heat up. Make sure you top up your wax pot after every client, either by pouring more in or adding a hard wax melt. Microwavable waxes can save lots of time, and make topping up your wax pot very convenient.
As you perfect the above, you will reduce the time it takes to do perform each treatment and your waxing will ultimately will become a ‘waxperience’ the client will want to repeat.
Lilliane Caron is Owner & Director of Waxxxpress. If you’d like to ask Lilliane Caron for some advice on your own salon, email [email protected]
Posted on: November 19, 2015