How To Wax Hair
How To Wax Hair
In this video, Stacy Carr of the London Beauty institute demonstrates how to properly use wax to remove hair. She describes preparation, the process of waxing the hair, and final touches to remove excess hair that might have been missed.
Today, I'm going to talk you through how to wax hairs. First, you'll need a pre-wax lotion. The pre-wax lotion will remove any oils from the hairs, allowing the wax to stick properly and remove the hairs more thoroughly.
Once you've applied the pre-wax lotion using a cotton pad, take a spatula - a wooden one is best because it is disposable and better for hygiene - dip it into the wax, and test the temperature on yourself. Once you've tested the temperature and found that it's not too warm, you can take a fresh spatula and apply the wax to your client. Ideally, the wax should be applied keeping your spatula at a 90 degree angle in the direction of hair growth.
Once the wax has been applied, you can take a strip -you can get strips that are made of paper or material -apply the strip to the wax, smooth it on firmly, and stretch the skin just before where you're about to pull. While you're stretching the skin, you will remove the strip in the opposite direction to which the wax was applied, so basically against the hair growth. When the wax has been removed, you must use an after-wax lotion.
An after-wax lotion will take any stinging off of the area, remove any wax that's left on the skin, stop any stickiness, and just basically soothe it for your clients. Once you've done that, you can check for any excess hairs that might have escaped, and you can just gently tweeze them out in the growth of the hair, so in the same direction as which it grows. And that's basically how you do a wax! .