Which wax?

We’re giving you an overview on all the different types of waxes you can use for treatments and the unique benefits each one has.

With so many different waxes available for therapists to choose from, we know how difficult it can be to ensure you are using the most effective wax for each treatment. To make this process easier, we’ve broken down which wax you should be using for each treatment and the unique benefits that each wax brings to the table.

Crème wax
Creme wax

Crème wax

 

Unique benefits

Smooth consistency, less sticky and added moisturising agents

Best method

Phd™ system for hygiene, less mess, speed and ease of application

Suitable areas

All areas but especially facial waxing as more gentle on sensitive skin

Heat time

20 minutes

Brands

Phd™, Wax Master, Just Wax, GiGi, Beauty Essentials, Better Waxing

Tea tree wax
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Tea tree wax

 

Unique benefits

Contains antiseptic properties, excellent for male waxing or clients who are prone to

Best method

Phd™ to prevent cross-contamination especially with coarse hair prone to blood spotting

Suitable areas

All areas but especially areas with thick, coarse hair

Heat time

20 minutes

Brands

Phd™, Just Wax, Wax Master, Better Waxing, GiGi, Clean+Easy, Beauty Essentials

Honey wax
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Honey wax

 

Unique benefits

Suitable for all skin and hair types. An inexpensive wax can be used on all areas. Superior adhesion.

Best method

Phd™ due to its thin application, hygienic and no mess.

Suitable areas

All areas

Heat time

20 minutes

Brands

Phd™, Wax Master, Beauty Essentials, Better Waxing, GiGi, Just Wax, Clean+Easy

Hard wax
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Hard wax

 

Unique benefits

Heated at a lower temperature, removes shorter, coarse hairs. More gentle on the skin if used in conjunction with a pre-treatment oil

Best method

Pot and spatula.  Avoid double dipping by using a fresh spatula for every area of application to adhere to HABIA guidelines

Suitable areas

Intimate, bikini, underarm and facial.

Heat time

20 minutes.

Some waxes are available in pellet form for faster melting time

Brands

Delsera with pre-treatment oil. Just wax, clean+easy, Wax Master, GiGi, Better Waxing.

Gel wax
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Gel wax

 

Unique benefits

The majority of gel waxes are water soluble. Thin application.

Best method

Pot and spatula, great for beginners as water soluble for easier cleaning

Suitable areas

All areas

Heat time

20 minutes

Brands

Wax Master, Just Wax, Better Waxing,

Paraffin wax
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Paraffin wax

 

Unique benefits

Not used for hair removal – it is used as a treatment to soften and smoot skin

Best method

Using a Wax Master bath

Suitable areas

Hands and feet.

Heat time

Wax melts at temperatures ranging from 116°-147°F

Brands

Wax Master GiGi, clean+easy

All wax types and waxing supplies are available to buy here at Ellisons. Which wax do you currently use? Let us know in the comments section.

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