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First things first, your waxing spa should look clean as soon as you step foot in the door. Cleanliness is number one. If it doesn’t look clean, leave as fast as you can. You don’t want to regret stepping foot in and leaving with a nasty infection due to unsanitary practices.Visit the waxing spa first and then make your appointment after your inspection. The number one sign of a great skincare therapist is the consultation. You should be handed a consultation form because this will document any medications, health conditions such as Aids, lupus, rosacea, diabetes, allergies, or any cosmetic procedures that may be a contraindication to waxing. Of course, if you are under a doctor’s care you must check with he/she before changing your health care regiment. You will want to consult with your physician if you are taking any blood thinners such as medication for high blood pressure or platelets before waxing. Always partner with your physician if you have any medical concerns or questions.Remember to use your gut instinct and don’t get lazy in the rush to get your face waxed.
There should be a beauty specialist license displayed at the entrance of spa or within your view at operator’s station. Make sure that your operator’s credentials are posted and don’t be shy to ask.
2. The spa must be clean, sufficient lighting at work area, tables should be sanitized after each use. Waxing applicators can only be used once on a client and must be discarded. Never allow an operator to continue work if you have observed “double dipping” meaning using the same applicator twice. By the way, many women right here in our upscale salons are leaving after brazillian waxes with a nasty viral skin infection -molluscum contagiosum raised pearl-like papules or nodules -as a result of double dipping.
3. Before an operator place his/her hands on your face for the waxing make sure that they have washed their hands EVEN if they wear gloves.
4. What type of wax? You don’t want any tearing of your skin. There is hard wax for bikini and underarms which is much more gentle and will adhere to the hair opposed to your skin. Soft wax is used large areas. Both methods are applied but removed differently.
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