Performing an intimate wax on clients with mobility issues
As a wax specialist, you will have many different types of clients come through your door – pregnant, elderly and people with reduced mobility. It’s important you know how to manage these customers and that you’ve got the tools in place.
Bolsters are brilliant for putting under clients’ hips for support and I often use them with male customers because they have a limited hip range in comparison to women. For elderly clients, try waxing one side at a time. It might take a little longer and involve some extra stretching but it gets the job done effectively and comfortably for the client.
Pregnant clients need to be positioned at a 45-degree angle during treatment and that can be quite difficult with waxing because we ask people to lie down – the flatter the client is the more everything is stretched out.
Position your client at the right angle and then ask them to gently pull up their bump before you start waxing. As the client is sitting this way, you might have to angle yourself differently or use smaller sections and a mix of stretching techniques to get a good pull on the wax, especially for hairs that are harder to reach.
Sam Marshall is waxing educator and owner of The Beauty Guru salon in Salford, Manchester. She is also a member of the Habia Skills Active Advisory Committee.