Waxing seems like something many people avoid just because they overestimate how much it might hurt but they don’t realize that when you have a professional doing the job, there isn’t much to be afraid of. When you get waxed professionally they are usually quick and you’re done before you know it. Waxing should only need to be done every 4-6 weeks and that saves a lot of time shaving in the shower. If you’re not sure you can afford to get waxed that often professionally, than you might want to perfect waxing at home yourself. Today I’ll show you how to wax a bikini line properly and I’ll also tell you the products you’ll need to do this successfully. So right now I’m in our salon and this is where I’ll give you a demonstration that should really help give you a better idea of how to do this yourself.
So you are ready to learn how to wax and now I’ll tell you what you need to get started. You will need some sanitizer, some baby powder, aloe vera gel, baby oil, rubbing alcohol and then you will also need toner, astringent, water and of course a wax kit. In your waxing kit you should have wax, wax sticks and wax strips. Once you have all of that you can get started warming your wax and setting up. Don’t forget to always pull the skin taught before removing a wax strip. This is how we avoid bruising and if the hair is longer than a quarter of an inch it might make things easier if you trim it some.
Before you start the waxing process always sanitize your hands well. The skin in the bikini area is very delicate and vulnerable to infection so make sure you do a good job keeping things very sterile. Position your client so that the bikini area is exposed and the area you need wax is easily reachable. If the client is wearing clothing you can tuck a strip under the edge and fold it up over the side to protect it from wax; just make sure it’s not in the way of where you’ll need to be waxing. Now let’s start preparing the first patch you’ll be waxing. Use a folded strip and spray on some alcohol and water then give the area a good wipe to remove any dirt or excess oils on the skin. Add some baby powder to your finger tips and feather it onto the same place you wiped. Again, when you start applying your wax make sure you apply it in the direction of hair growth and remove it against the direction of hair growth. Check your wax to make sure it’s at the proper temperature and dip in a wax applicator stick. Twirl it to get all the wax you picked up and run it across the edge of the wax pot to remove any extra wax. Apply the wax in the direction of hair growth, pat down a strip gently then pull the skin taught on the side you grab it on and remove it against the direction of hair growth in one swift motion. Add some aloe vera gel to a folded strip and apply it to the freshly waxed area to help soothe the skin. Continue doing this until you’re done waxing and that’s it. The bikini area should be left soft and smooth until the hair grows back.