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What Are The Different Types of Hard Wax?

February 10, 2023

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Different Types of Hard WaxHard waxes are a must in any salon setting. They're commonly used to remove hair from different body parts, but their advantages don't end there. Professional hard body waxes cause less pain on the skin, and their texture is pleasant enough to soothe the area after ripping. Of course, there's no shortage of options, with many brands providing different wax presentations while catering to all tastes in a single line.

What Makes Hard Body Waxes So Special?

Waxing Face with Hard WaxThere are several key elements that make hard waxes unique. For one, they're applied without the help of a strip, meaning that the esthetician pulls the wax directly with the dominant hand while the other hand keeps the skin taut. This is possible because hard waxes have a slightly thicker texture, but estheticians still need the right technique to spread a thin layer on the skin.

Like soft waxes, hard waxes are spread in the direction of hair growth and removed in the opposite direction. However, hard waxes don't adhere to the skin; they only grab the hairs to reduce pain while ripping off the wax, and this is why hard waxes can be applied to the same area more than once. This also makes hard wax ideal for treating delicate skin like the face, the inner thighs, and the pubic bone. Facial, Brazilian, and Hollywood waxes are often done with these formulas.

Hard waxes are more exclusive, and keeping a steady supply entails higher monthly costs. This is why hard waxes are known for being more expensive than strip waxes. Still, salons offer multiple packages to help clients customize their treatments according to their budgets and personal preferences.

Different Hard Wax Formats

The ingredients in the formula determine the texture of the melted wax. This also means that some waxes are better suited for specific treatments or skin types. While professional hard waxes ensure a gentle treatment, gel hard waxes are more effective at eliminating coarse, thick hair. When the focus is to increase precision while removing fine hairs, estheticians go for waxes with a creamier texture.

Now, let's take a closer look at different types of hard waxes, from professional wax formulas to traditional waxes sold at your local retail store.

  • Professional lines and hard wax beads: This is arguably the best way to experience the benefits of hard wax. Professional hard waxes combine the most nourishing properties to suit different skin types and pamper the senses. Salons also offer enough variety to help clients find something that matches their preferences.

    Wax beads are the most common format, but professional hard wax can also be sold as bricks or disks. Different presentations don't introduce many changes in terms of application, but prep can change slightly from one product to the next, particularly regarding the wax heating time.

  • Traditional hard wax kits: The main advantage of these kits is that the wax can be melted in a microwave. They're a viable option when there's not enough money to upkeep a supply of professional waxes, and there are many options in the market to suit almost any budget. While they don't match the effectiveness of professional waxes, microwavable kits can still offer high-quality treatments and satisfying results, as long as you go for a reliable brand.

  • Making Wax at Home
  • Homemade hard waxes: Beeswax and rosin, the main ingredients of hard body waxes, are not hard to come by, and this gives people the option to make their hard wax from scratch. A rule of thumb is melting four parts of rosin with one part of beeswax, sometimes adding drops of natural oils or fruit extract into the mix.

    Homemade waxes are generally easy to prepare, but they don't ensure the workability you'd get from professional waxes. Because they are stripped to their most basic ingredients, homemade waxes don't guarantee less pain while ripping off the wax, as it might be harder to gauge the amount of time you need to wait before the wax starts to dry on the skin.

Get the Best Hard Wax for Your Hair Removal Treatments

We can't talk about different types of hard wax without including the products in Beauty Image's hard wax line. All our hard wax formulas have a low melting point to ensure a pleasant waxing experience, along with many other benefits that make hair removal much more effective on the esthetician's end.

Sapphire Pearls: Our newest innovation, this wax has a polymer-based gel texture that feels amazing on the skin while complimenting your waxing technique. It has Chamomile Recutita flower extract as its active ingredient to provide maximum elasticity and all the effectiveness you need to wax coarse and fine hairs.

Dark Chocolate Maxi Pearls: Combining the benefits of cacao, almond oil, and dark chocolate, these pearls provide a moisturizing effect that soothes the skin from within. Their regenerating properties leave the skin smooth and glowing, pleasuring the senses throughout the treatment. The ingredients in our Dark Chocolate Maxi Pearls also work as powerful antioxidants to boost the post-wax healing process.

Glamour Beads: One of Beauty Image's signature products, our exclusive Glamour Beads bring all the moisturizing properties of argan oil and use gold powder to leave the skin glowing after a session. This product combines all the benefits long-time clients have learned to expect from our classic Finewax while providing the most unique salon experience.

Luxe Detox MicroPearls: As the name suggests, this hard wax detoxifies and hydrates the skin using the properties of activated charcoal and caviar. This powerful combination is what gives Detox its signature black color. It also grants maximum malleability, earning the approval of countless estheticians over the years.

Champagne Fraises: These popular hard wax beads combine the best antioxidant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and clarifying properties. Their composition is perfect for sensitive skin, bringing strawberry and champagne in a winning combination that's appealing to many salon-goers. Unlike traditional wax formulas, our Champagne Fraises is also effective at removing shorter hairs, so they're in high demand for facial waxes and other treatments involving the removal of vellus hairs.

Madagascar Vegan Maxipearls: Part of our unique Madagascar line, our Vegan Maxipearls have a natural composition that's suitable to all skin types and almost any part of the body. The potent properties of Tamanu oil moisturize the skin while removing all the hair evenly, all without subjecting the skin to artificial colorants or perfume.

Get our professional wax formulas and fill your salon with the best waxing supplies. Beauty Image USA provides everything you need for your salon, including exclusive hard waxes to satisfy even the most demanding preferences. Our hard waxes will set a new standard and you'll take your services to the next level. Just call TOLL FREE 888-513-8815 or fill out our website's contact form, and our specialists will be happy to assist you. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and tips straight to your inbox.

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