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What Wax is Used in Beauty Salons?

Nov 23, 2022
What Wax is Used in Beauty Salons?

Salon owners big or small prioritize quality in their services. Face and body waxes are exclusive treatments that you may offer in your salon to leave your clients ultimately satisfied. Having an assortment of professional salon wax supplies will go a long way to ensure client satisfaction. Do not settle for waxes that do not meet the utmost standards when you can find the best wax formulas in the industry. Below we will dive deeper into the differences in salon waxes to boost your salon’s recognition.

Professional Waxing

At first glance, the waxes you see in a salon setting are not much different from wax that is sold for personal use.

When it comes to traditional waxes, there are two categories, soft wax, and hard wax. Soft wax is applied with a spatula and removed with an epilating strip. Hard wax is applied with a spatula but unlike soft wax, it does not require an epilating strip to remove. Hard waxes are fully dry and are removed amongst themselves. This allows for more precision when treating sensitive skin and smaller areas like the bikini line, the pubic bone, and the face.

Outside of soft and hard waxes, some establishments offer services involving cold wax. Cold wax is applied without being warmed or melted beforehand. Estheticians work with a wax layer that is already spread on a pre-cut strip. Cold wax does not provide the same accuracy as hot waxes when it comes to grabbing all the hairs in one portion of the skin, so it is usually not an esthetician's first choice.

Wax formulas all serve similar purposes in most cases. You will notice, however, professional waxes have more sophisticated compositions, combining healing ingredients such as fruit extracts and vitamins to help combat the side effects of waxing.

What Wax is Best for Your Salon?

Having the basics covered, let us address all the different ways to provide an amazing waxing experience for your client. Professional waxes bring countless improvements over homemade waxing. They are made to complement the esthetician's skills, and most of them are infused with antiseptic properties to prevent skin infections.

To satisfy every taste, salon, and spa owners have to ensure variety, providing exclusive ingredients and high-quality wax formulas to bring the best results on all types of skin. Let's look at the most popular wax formulas among salon-goers:

Chocolate waxes: With cocoa as their active ingredient, chocolate waxes provide all the nourishment you could ask for during a wax treatment. For one, chocolate works as a natural moisturizer, toner, and re-mineralizer, so it is no wonder that the skin has a new glow and a silky texture after it's waxed with any of these formulas. Chocolate waxes also provide a pleasant experience thanks to their sweet smell and creamy texture, so you can count on their properties to help you relax the skin throughout the treatment.

Black waxes: Black waxes combine activated charcoal and caviar extract to give the wax its signature deep black color. Many estheticians favor black waxes because they provide maximum elasticity to ensure a smooth waxing in harder-to-reach areas. Their composition also helps detoxify and moisturize the skin, helping it keep its natural beauty.

Vegan waxes: The ingredients in vegan waxes usually minimize the waste of natural resources. For many clients, this means replacing bee-derived ingredients (beeswax) with a safer alternative like Candelilla wax, soy wax, or Bayberry wax. For others, vegan waxes can still use beeswax as an active ingredient but the product should be enriched with enough natural properties to enhance its benefits on the skin. Professional vegan waxes often combine mineral ingredients and fruit extracts to soothe the skin and reduce the chances of infections. By prioritizing natural ingredients, vegan and fruit-based waxes are also a gentler alternative to treat sensitive skin.

Sugaring paste: This is another popular option for clients who want a natural formula for their hair removal needs. Most salons offer sugaring apart from their waxing formulas to give clients enough room to find the option they are most comfortable with. Sugaring entails using a mix made of sugar, lemon, and water to remove unwanted hairs. On top of following a similar process, the sugaring paste also shares many advantages with hard waxes, from a low melting point to the ability to grab the hair without sticking to the skin.

Roll-on waxes: Many clients prefer using roll-on waxes when a treatment demands the use of soft wax. This is no surprise as roll-on waxes bring benefits for both the clients and the estheticians. They help estheticians keep things tidy during a treatment, eliminating the need to clean waxy residue off the pots and spatulas at the end of a session. Roll-on waxes also guarantee the same effectiveness you would get with traditional soft waxes and, for many people; they are the ideal way to get a smoother process.

All these wax products are made to enhance the esthetician's performance, but that's only a part of it. When you have the most renowned brands as part of your catalog, you also harness all their signature traits to make your services stand out from the competition, setting an example of quality and efficiency in the hair removal industry.

Secure the best waxes in the market and give your clients the luxury experience they deserve. Beauty Image USA produces the widest variety of formulas to help estheticians breeze through any treatment. You can save time finding all the products you need in one single place, so do not hesitate to reach out to our specialists for more information about our products. You can call TOLL FREE at 888-513-8815 or fill out our website's contact form. In addition, if you want to be the first to know about our monthly deals and discounts, subscribe to our newsletter so you will not miss anything and get the latest news straight to your inbox.

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About Author

Adriana Mendez is the CEO of Beauty Image USA, a leading brand in the beauty industry dedicated to providing estheticians, cosmetologists, salons, spas, and licensed beauty professionals with high-quality and sustainable hair removal products. From wax to pre- and post-care products, Adriana's commitment to excellence ensures that Beauty Image USA consistently delivers products of the highest standard.