I recently had a pricey wax done at a famous five star salon here in New York. If you read my blogs you’ll know I typically do my own waxing because I don’t trust double dippers… but this salon assured me that they follow the strictest hygienic protocol since they are a medical spa facility.
|Ahhh… protect skin and keep
Clients coming back!
Little did I know, double dipping should have been the LEAST of my concerns. I should have run out of there as soon as I noticed the tech did not even bother to prep my skin. She went straight into the service with strip wax on my bikini area and started ripping. I winced in agony and could feel the burn of my fragile skin and asked, “Aren’t you going to apply pre wax oil?” She said, “No, we don’t do that here!”. Oh my goodness… 15 minutes later my French Cut bikini wax looked more like French Fried! In between my legs were two, pink, pork chop sized burns from a rough waxing procedure with no prep. Argh! And I was leaving for Aruba in the morning!
My skin has become conditioned to a natural oil prep. The oil helps to protect the skin so the wax pulls up only the coarse hair, not the skin. So despite their fancy blend of red currant and berry wax, without a conditioning prep, my skin took weeks to heal and I spent my vacation in a muu muu.
|Take the pain out
I can’t say enough about the quality, integrity and effectiveness of Mancine waxes for clients like me with ultra sensitive skin. Their Pre-Wax Prepatory Oil is one of the best I tried. Brazilian Strawberry or Vanilla Flexxx waxes are also exceptional… and I have tried a countless number of professional waxes. I told the esthetician I was incredibly sensitive… a patch test should have been performed.
Try prepping your client. See what a difference it makes in their comfort, efficiency and removal!
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