A beautician’s guide to silky smooth legs

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If you’re a beautician offering leg hair removal, you’ll know just how difficult it can be to achieve perfect results. Whether your clients have sensitive skin or you’re short on time, it’s easy for a few things to get in the way of a seamless experience.

While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to leg hair removal, following a few top tips and tricks could help you to achieve better results in the salon and leave your clients feeling happier and more confident after their appointment.


Leg hair removal: Why is waxing the best option?

Firstly, the benefits of waxing over shaving as a hair removal technique should be widely known. Overall, shaving is an ineffective method of removing unwanted hair, leaving many people with skin irritation, fast hair regrowth, and an unwanted expense too.

Many believe that waxing is the superior choice for several reasons:

– Waxing lasts longer than shaving, taxing hairs directly from roots

– There’s no risk of nicks or cuts that could leave your clients with permanent scars

– Waxing never causes shaving rash and reduces the risk of ingrown hairs

– Hair grows back finer and more slowly

– With waxing, skin is left silky smooth and soft

Lastly, with repeated wax treatments, some of your clients might even benefit from permanent hair removal. It might take years to reach this point, but returning for wax treatments will slow hair growth, allowing for longer gaps between each one.


How should I choose the right wax for my clients?

Before you start offering wax treatments to the public, it’s crucial to make sure you’re offering the right types of wax for each skin type. Professional waxing kits make it easier to tailor the type of wax required for different skin types.

Generally, you’ll be able to find hard and soft wax available on the commercial market. Hard wax sticks to hairs rather than skin, giving it a distinct advantage when it comes to hair removal. It’s best suited for use on sensitive areas including bikini lines, underarms, and facial areas.

Conversely, soft wax sticks to skin as well as hair. In turn, the outer skin layer is also removed when the wax is pulled away. Soft wax is effective but might be a little bit more painful for your clients, so it’s recommended for larger skin areas including the back, legs, and arms.


How can I offer the best leg waxing treatments in my salon?

Lastly, there are a few things you can do as a beautician to benefit even more from the service you’re offering. Always make sure to apply wax in the direction of hair growth, and make sure you advise clients about aftercare routines and the best nutrition for healthy skin too.

We’d also recommend writing out a small pre-appointment guidebook to help your clients prepare before the appointment. Key tips might include:

– Let hair grow for at least a week before waxing

– Exfoliate in the days before your appointment

– Moisturise before and after a wax treatment

– Don’t shave between waxing appointments


And there you have it. The secret lies within a combination of proper before and aftercare as well as understanding what wax will work with your client’s skin type. What’s more, excellent beauty treatments aren’t solely based on the results from the treatment room. Giving your client’s the knowledge on how to get the most out of your treatments will give perfect, long-lasting results every time.

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Written by Lola McQuenzie

Lola is one of our busiest writer. She has worked for Catwalk Yourself since 2007. Lola started working with us after she graduating from Central St Martins

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