Have you noticed the price of disposable razors lately? It’s no wonder that both men and women have turned to waxing for silky-smooth legs, underarms, and more. Imagine being stubble-free for weeks or even months!
Research confirms that American women prefer waxing treatments over all other hair-removal methods. And while at-home waxing kits exist, there are too many ways it can go wrong. Instead, make a point to see a licensed esthetician who has specialized training in safe waxing techniques.
But with so many spas offering body waxing as a service, how do you choose the best one for you? Below, we’re breaking down what to look for when choosing a professional waxing salon.
1. Stellar Reviews
One of the best ways to determine the quality of a waxing salon is to read customer reviews on Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and Yelp. Reading someone else’s first-hand account is compelling social proof – whether good or bad. You can also check advocacy groups like Consumer Reports and Better Business Bureau for even more valuable information.
2. Licensed Technicians
Before scheduling a waxing session, it’s important to make sure the salon’s technicians have the proper licenses and certifications. Ideally, you’ll want to work with a licensed esthetician. These professionals typically log around 1,000 hours of body, facial, and bikini waxing experience during training alone! Therefore, you can feel confident that they have the expertise to provide a safe, effective waxing session.
Certification vs. License
Estheticians who complete their training and pass all required examinations may apply for a state license. Training centers, trade schools, and agencies award certifications upon successful completion of the training program. Regardless, in most states, a clinician cannot work until they receive licensure. However, certification is an excellent option in states that have no licensure regulations. In this case, a certificate serves to prove your technician’s training and competency.
3. Good Hygiene
You can learn a lot by observing the details. Is the facility clean and orderly or dirty and cluttered? Is the area well-lit? Are the technicians wearing gloves during the treatment? Similarly, are they sterilizing equipment and instruments between uses? These are all things that you should take note of. If you notice that the staff aren’t changing their gloves between clients or are using unpackaged tools, your health could be at risk.
4. Competent, Caring Staff
Unfortunately, not all waxing salons put their clients first. Some owners single-mindedly pursue profit while the standard of care flounders. If your spa isn’t practicing “safe waxing” or isn’t attentive to your needs, you could leave the salon with skin injuries, scars, or infections.
Our Five-Step Process
- Step 1. Cleanse – Our waxing technicians clean and dry the area thoroughly to reduce the risk of infection.
- Step 2. Protect – Then, we apply a special barrier cream to the area that keeps the wax from pulling and injuring the skin.
- Step 3. Apply – Tommy’s uses a unique wax that only adheres to hairs – not the skin.
- Step 4. Tools – We sterilize our tools after each use using a medical-grade autoclave.
- Step 5. Refresh – Finally, our technicians apply a specialized formula that soothes irritated skin.
Ready to Enjoy Silky-Smooth Skin? Trust Tommy’s Wax Center
Waxing is an effective way to banish unwanted hair. However, to avoid injury and pain, you need to know what to look for in a waxing salon. Luckily, Tommy’s innovative five-step approach to waxing eliminates many of the potential risks.
Have questions? Need answers? Don’t hesitate to contact us! Our friendly staff is here to help you make the most of your waxing experience.