I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
Such beautiful words from the famous poem “My Country”, written by Dorothea Mackellar.
When the sun comes out in Australia, millions of Aussies are joined by tourists from around the world to relax in the sunshine and take a swim at one of our countries magnificent beaches or peaceful waterways.
It is also the time of year that waxing is in high demand and those salons that are ready will reap the rewards. Salons experience a significant increase in waxing treatments such as underarm, full leg, intimate and bikini during our warmer months.
Not only are Jax Wax Australia’s products vegan friendly, not tested on animals and do not contain palm oil, polymers or parabens. They also offer salons a competitive edge, are cost effective and clients will notice a less painful waxing treatment.
Summer waxing tips from Jax Wax Australia
Hot / Humid Weather
In hot and / or humid weather, the wax room should have adequate cooling to avoid sticky situations and it is important that wax is not applied to perspiring or over heated skin. For large areas apply a cold compress, if needed, followed by a light spray of Jax Wax Australia’s Alpine Bluebell Pre Wax Skin Cleanser and allow to air dry as this will cool and cleanse the surface of the skin. Talcum powder/ cornstarch can be applied prior to strip or hot wax application to help keep the skin dry and protected. We recommend asking your client to come in 5-10 minutes prior to their appointment so their body temperature can cool down in an air-conditioned salon prior to their treatment.
Sunburnt skin and waxing treatments are not a good combination under any circumstance. Prior to waxing make sure clients are not sunburnt in the treatment area/s as any kind of waxing will further irritate and damage your client’s skin. It is important to educate your clients about the increased risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation if they intend to relax in the sun after they have just been waxed. Jax Wax Australia’s Coastal Banksia After Wax Body Lotion has a tropical coconut and lime fragrance and is great for cooling and soothing sunburnt skin.
When waxing eyebrows or lips with hot wax we recommend soaking cotton rounds in cold water to cool the surface of the skin. To cleanse and protect the skin before waxing, pump a small amount of Jax Wax Australia’s Alpine Bluebell Pre Wax Skin Cleanser and Jax Wax Australia’s Coastal Banksia Pre Wax Oil onto a cotton round and wipe over the skin gently to remove surface bacteria and any makeup. For mature or highly sensitive skin you may need to apply a fine layer of talcum powder or cornstarch prior to using Jax Wax Australia’s Australian Wattle Hot Wax. When the wax is removed apply a cotton round with cold water as a light compress before applying Jax Wax Australia’s Coastal Banksia After Wax Body Lotion.
For Brazilian waxing spray the area first with Jax Wax Australia’s Alpine Bluebell Pre Wax Skin Cleanser, allow to air dry then spray a fine layer of Jax Wax Australia’s Alpine Bluebell Pre Wax Oil. This will soften and protect delicate areas of skin making it less painful for the client. When skin is overheated and there is too much perspiration a light dusting of talcum powder or cornstarch can be applied to further protect and aid in lifting the hair away from the skin. If perspiration returns during treatment you may need to repeat the above steps in certain areas.
Waxing requires a common-sense approach in Summer months, always inspect the skin before the waxing treatment, use only the recommended pre and post care products and make sure your client knows what to do and what not to do before and after any waxing.
National Sales & Training Manager
Jax Wax Australia