Waxing is a popular and effective hair removal treatment, and waxing treatments can be applied to a variety of areas on the body. Are you thinking about having a waxing service performed by a beauty professional? Here’s what you need to know:

Common Waxing Treatment Services

Every individual has different preferences when it comes to waxing treatment services. However, these are the most common types of waxing services performed by beauty professionals:

  • Eyebrow waxing
  • Chin waxing
  • Lip waxing
  • Leg waxing
  • Bikini or Brazilian waxing

It is important to work with a professional who has been trained in these waxing services. This is the best way to guarantee positive, long-lasting results from your waxing treatment.

Tips for Preparing for Waxing

While you don’t need to be intimidated by your waxing treatment when you are in the hands of a qualified professional, you may still want to take some extra steps to prepare for it. These tips can help:

  • Exfoliate and moisturize your skin effectively in the days leading up to the waxing treatment. You will want your skin to be healthy and clean before the waxing day arrives.
  • Take ibuprofen or other over-the-counter pain medication prior to the appointment. This can help reduce inflammation and pain immediately after the procedure.

How to Care for a Recently Waxed Area

Do not be surprised if the skin near the waxing area is red, swollen or inflamed. This is very common, and it does not last for very long. Ibuprofen can reduce swelling, as can a cold compress. Moisturize the area effectively after the waxing treatment is complete to help heal the skin.

Waxing Results

The waxing treatment, when performed properly, will eliminate hair and delay the growth of new hair for a significant period of time. Many people report that their waxing treatment results last for about 4 to 6 weeks before they need to have another treatment. This is often a better alternative to shaving or other temporary hair removal procedures.

Beauty professionals who offer waxing services will find that they can increase their client base and improve their customer loyalty ratings. Long Island Beauty School students had the chance to learn more about waxing services when they attended our Wax Demo Class in March. This class was held at our Hauppauge location and was offered by leading waxing professional Deanna Derthick. Find out more about Long Island Beauty School events.