Top tips to perfect your intimate waxing skills
Australian Bodycare UK has teamed up with Surrey-based salon Queen Bee in the Woods to offer a Babtac-accredited Intimate Waxing Course designed for those who are trained in warm waxing and would like to further enhance their treatments.
Participants will be taught specialised, female intimate waxing treatments and learn the theoretical knowledge, as well as the safety procedures involved in practising these treatments to an industry standard.
They will learn hot waxing techniques and easy, pain-free ways of waxing this delicate area. This course will build confidence and will add an important treatment to your menu.
Queen Bee in the Woods owner Carol Paterson qualified as a beauty therapist in 1992 and her relationship with Australian Bodycare started as soon as she qualified. As an aromatherapist,Paterson was keen to work with an aromatherapy waxing system, and decided that a tea tree-oil based system was perfect.
After owning her own salon for eight years in a health club in Epsom, Surrey, Paterson worked as an international trainer for Espa International for the next three years.
In January 2005, Paterson became South Eastern distributor for Australian Bodycare, covering Kent, Surrey, Sussex, South London, Hampshire and Berkshire. She had been teaching the hygienic Hy-Wax System for three years before she became a distributor, so it was a natural progression for her to take over.
Now, Paterson spends her time teaching and demonstrating to therapists and college students the unique waxing techniques of the Australian Bodycare systems, as well as looking after her own clients in her salon.
Paterson has worked with ABC Tea Tree warm wax for 26 years and the ABC Hot wax, professionally, for the last 15 years, when it was launched. Her passion for hot wax has grown ever since, with the popularity of intimate waxing treatments. The results that can be achieved working with hot wax in this delicate area are so amazing; clients will never go back once they have tried it.
Intimate waxing is not for the faint hearted and not all therapists will want to do the treatment, however, if you are a good waxer and confident, your clients will travel miles to find you, and they will pay for it.
Top Tips for Intimate Waxing
- Be Confident
- Use any stretches that are comfortable for your client. When you can’t reach any lower with the normal stretch – leg out to side – ask the client to lift her leg straight up, knee to chest, and hold her hands behind her knee. This gives excellent stretch to the buttock and inner thigh area.
- An alternative is to sit your client on a pillow or place a rolled up towel, under her bottom, which will lift her off the couch slightly, enabling you more space to get lower down.
- The hot wax should always be used at a consistency of double cream to be at the correct temperature.
- Work on perfecting your patches, they should have round, clean edges and a good lip to lift. Make sure your lifting edge is good, as ‘picking’ is not recommended and can damage the skin. If in doubt, extend your patch, where you get a good edge.
- If your patch snaps or tears when you try to remove it, press it back down and add more wax to the patch. Making sure you have a good edge, press down firmly and remove positively.
- It is ok to re-apply hot wax to the skin, depending on the reaction of the skin being treated. You may want to move on and come back to the area.
- Any bits of wax left on the skin can be removed easily by using the shiny hair free side of the patch that is still warm. ABC Afterwax Lotion will also remove any excess wax.
- If the hair growth is really short, apply hot wax against growth, with a firm application, making sure the hairs are caught in the wax. Apply firm pressure to the patch and remove with growth. Advise your client to leave it longer next time.
- Remember to be professional and in control at all times.