OCT 2016

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Page 47 of 100 • DAYSPA • october 2016 • [ 45 ] " e technician must verify that the client isn't using any products that are contraindicated for waxing. Prescription retinoids and strong exfoliants, such as glycolic acid, should be stopped a week before the service. e client should also be instructed to avoid the sun for 48 hours prior to their appointment." "With a little creativity, waxing can be transformed into a relaxing spa experience. Prior to the service, perform a quick shiatsu massage and guide the client through deep breathing techniques to reduce tension. For a longer session, the client should be comfortably situated, with their own selection of music playing. You can even off er a soothing, hydrating facial mask post-wax." "For the face, we always recommend using a hard (hot) wax, which is best for addressing all types of facial hair—from very fi ne and soft to dense and coarse —of any length. A high-quality hard wax will allow you to reapply on the same area many times, to make sure all hairs are removed." "Facial hair removal is a precise technique, so go slowly and apply your hair removal product carefully. Take the time to review both eyebrows before you start removing hair. Remember that they're sisters— not twins! And follow manufacturers' instructions; manufacturers' instructions; don't mix and match products and procedures." " ere are many individual factors to consider before performing facial waxing. I give myself extra time for a new client because I don't know what I'm going to be dealing with. An elderly guest, for instance, is more apt to have thin skin, which may cause lifting. She's also more likely to be taking medications that can aff ect results. Be aware of which medications tend to thin the skin or increase the risk of trauma. Ask questions, and don't be afraid to do a patch test or even to say no to providing the service." "Consultation and customization are standard for the true professional. Whether for waxing or spa treatments, understanding an individual's skin type, condition and the elements that aff ect them is the fi rst step in creating customized treatments. Knowing that a professional waxer will address individual considerations during the service, and recommend additional products, services and home care is the way to build loyalty and increase your bottom line." Susanna DiSotto Director of marketing Satin Smooth Deborah Merhar Founder Relax and Wax Normajean Fusco President and CEO Equibal Labs/Nufree Nudesse fi nipil Barry Eichner Digital media strategy consultant PFB Vanish Lydia Sarfati Founder and president Repêchage Lydia Jordane Founder LYCON Precision Waxing BOTTOM RIGHT: © GETTY IMAGES

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