How To Do An Arm Wax
How To Do An Arm Wax
If you've ever wondered about arm waxing techniques, tips and tricks, look no further! This video will show you a step-by-step process so that you can do it just like the professionals!
Today, I'm going to demonstrate how to do an arm wax. Arm waxes can be done in two different styles - a half-arm wax which we usually do from the wrist to just above the elbow and if your client requires it, the hands and the fingers also, and a full-arm wax, which would be all of that and including all the way up to the shoulder. The first thing to do when waxing an arm is to pre-cleanse the area.
You can use a pre-wax lotion for this or you can use such crude spirits or a mild soap solution. Whilst you're cleansing the area, take a look to see if you can spot the way in which the hair grows. So, the direction.
On the arms, the hairs usually grow in this kind of direction, starting here and going around. Underneath, they tend to go in a downward direction, but this can differ for every different client, so make sure you check. After cleansing the area, test a little of the wax on the inner wrist area of yourself just to check that the temperature is okay.
It should be warm, but not uncomfortable. You can then just remove any excess wax from yourself. Using a fresh spatula, you can also text the wax on your client in the same area.
How's that temperature? Fine. And again, just remove. So, taking some wax onto your spatula, remove the excess from one side.
By turning your spatula, you should be able to keep it drip-free. Apply the wax in the direction of the hair growth. So, as I've already said, usually on the arms, it's in a more of an around motion.
Reload your spatula as often as you need to and try to keep a nice thin consistency on your client's skin. When the wax is applied, hold your client's skin nice and firm and start at the lowest point. Apply your strip and pull off in the opposite direction to which you applied the wax.
You're pulling it off in the opposite direction to which the hair grows. The trick with all waxes is to do small sections. So after doing this top section, I can then turn the arm over and do any hairs that are running down the inside of the arm.
Again, applying in the direction of the hair growth and removing against that direction. If you get your client to bend their arm, it will show this area quite nicely for you. Again, look at the direction of growth because it does differ slightly from client to client.
My client today has hairs growing from the wrist down towards the elbow, so when I apply the wax, I will be following that pattern. Again, when removing, keep your client's arm bent. This will help the skin nice and taut and minimise pain.
Remove the wax in the opposite direction to which you've just applied it. You'll find that some areas don't come off with your main waxing. Just make sure you go over them and remove them so your client doesn't feel too sticky.
To do their elbow area, your client must bend their arm. The skin on the elbow will be too loose if the arm isn't bent. The hairs on the elbow tend to go in towards the bony bit of the elbow, so we're going to be applying the wax in that pattern.
And again, to remove, taking your strip, applying and removing in the opposite direction to which you applied the wax. Now, if you're doing a half-arm wax, you just extend that slightly, covering the area just above the elbow. Try not to go directly over this tender area here, right in the centre.
If it's hairy and your client insists that that's what they want you doing, then, obviously, do it. Otherwise, it can be quite uncomfortable. Apply your strip, smooth it down, and remove in the opposite direction to which you applied the wax.
Bend your client's arm to assist you in any way that you might need to. Now, if you're going to do a full arm wax, we just take that up to the top of the arm, right the way up to the shoulder, again, just applying the wax in the direction of growth, doing small sections, and removing it in the opposite direction. Remember in any fleshier areas to just support your client's skin; keep it nice and tight t