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Professional Waxing vs DIY: When you know, you know!

Professional Waxing vs DIY: When you know, you know!

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Posted by Sarah Moore on July 27, 2023

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Baby it’s hot 🔥 outside.
Hot hot hot!
Clients want hair-free glowing skin to splash into summer ☀️🏖️

Just in time! GladGirl has launched a line of the highest quality hair removal + skincare products available to professionals. All are specifically designed to nourish a client’s skin with consciously chosen ingredients. Feel at ease as a PRO, because GladGirl is bringing the best professional products available.

Truth be told, nothing gives silky smooth skin satisfaction like a Pro Wax. The best service doesn’t just require products formulated with professional grade ingredients. Waxing is a highly coveted skill- without a trained professional unneeded pain & injury is inevitable. Since 2020 the beauty industry has seen companies targeting clients with DIY kits for waxing done at home. Is it really safe? And cheaper? At what cost?

In 2020, Do It Yourself was obviously all that was available, everyone was giving their boyfriends haircuts on the internet, you know those DIY times. For me being cut off from my beauty routine made me see- where waxing was involved, I needed help. Being able to book an appointment with a trained professional felt like a non-negotiable. In my opinion, even professional waxers NEED other professional waxers.

So what else goes into a professional wax that sets it apart from doing it yourself? Let's discuss all benefits of Professional Waxing vs DIY, while we check out my favorite NEW GladGirl products for waxing. Here's everything clients need to know before getting into a potentially sticky situation at home.

HYGIENE & SANITATION

Well first off, when it comes to Hygiene and Sanitation, professionals know best. The client's skin must be prepped, so why not nourish it too! GladGirl Pre-Wax Treatment does just that infused with tea tree oil! Tea tree oil has natural antiseptic and cleansing properties. When used as a pre-treatment spray, it helps to remove dirt, oils, and bacteria from the skin, ensuring a clean surface for waxing. This helps to minimize the risk of infections or breakouts after waxing. Tea tree oil also has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. Applying it to the skin before waxing can help to eliminate or reduce the presence of bacteria and fungi on the skin's surface. This can be particularly beneficial in preventing post-waxing infections or folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles). And that’s just the start of the pre-treatment to soothe & calm irritation, redness, and inflammation. It can also help to reduce any discomfort associated with waxing AND prevent ingrown hairs that can be more prevalent with DIY waxing.

NO PAIN NO GAIN? NO WAY!

Why suffer when you don't have to? On the product side of pain reduction, for the nether regions, I am devoted to hard wax. While the highest comfort for the legs and underarms is GladGirl Silky Smooth Soft Wax. A professional knows what works best for each individual client and their unique skin needs. A pro doesn't just know how to pull efficiently; they can easily navigate the proper product called for from case to case.

I wax a lot of ears, noses, and tender bits ✨ So, when I first laid eyes on this new rollout, what I put in my cart first was the Strip Free Hard Wax. I am in love with its super cute resealable pink packaging too ☺️💞 Now, you can be one of the first to experience it too! GladGirl Strip Free Hard Wax beads melt into a creamy, moisturizing texture for silky smooth application and removal that won't pull on the skin. The low melting point of this hard wax ensures less irritation and redness while also significantly decreasing discomfort and pain during the waxing process. Use only the amount you need and store the rest of the beads in the climate-protective resealable (and adorable pink) bag. Plus, an easy cleanup means you won't have to struggle to remove any drippage experienced with other wax formulas.

 

SOOTHE & CARE

There is a lot that goes on in professional waxing service after the hair is off to ensure the client feels good and ready for the rest of their day. GladGirl’s new After-Wax Treatment is packed with a superior blend of nourishing oils and moisturizing agents that will leave your skin feeling absolutely amazing after a professional waxing session. But that's not all - our after-wax treatment also features the incredible power of lavender oil, which not only provides a luxurious and relaxing aroma but also boasts amazing antiseptic qualities that will help reduce the chance of inflammation that can occur after waxing. GG’s after-wax treatment spray is designed to soothe the skin, providing instant relief from any discomfort or inflammation caused by the waxing process. It also contains moisturizing ingredients like paraffin oil, which help replenish moisture and restore the skin's hydration levels post-service. This post-wax spray is packed with nutrients containing anti-inflammatory properties, such as lavender oil, which can help calm the skin and reduce redness. More so, it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties keeping clients safe from bacterial or fungal infections. Refresh and revitalize skin with ingredients that provide a cooling sensation, making skin feel refreshed and invigorated after the waxing session.

 

PERCEIVED COST OF TIME AND MONEY

It is technically a myth that at-home DIY waxing is cheaper IF you consider the cost of repairing inevitable long-term damage. Even a couple of degrees too hot or pulling the skin in the wrong direction can result in bruising, broken capillaries, and much worse. Over time DIY micro-mistakes can cause permanent pigment changes on delicate areas like the face, upper thighs, and belly. Without a degree-controlled melting pot things can get dangerous and really leave more than a mark.

Sure, services like lasers, microneedling, and light therapy + may reverse/reduce the long-term signs of waxing damage… but these services come with serious price tags. AND may require numerous visits before you see results, with a big IF when it comes to IF the damage is completely reversible. Clients spend millions upon millions of dollars on lasers, peels, microneedles, and more- all to reverse pigment changes and elasticity damage. So in my opinion, booking waxing regularly with a PRO to prevent the need for laser treatment sounds like a bargain to me.

If that's not enough to convince you to exclusively wax with a pro… it is a significant saver of time and effort. Professional waxing is almost always faster and more convenient than giving self-waxing a shot. Going to a professional waxing salon saves you time and major effort. Phew! Instead of navigating the process yourself, you can sit back and relax while a trained esthetician takes care of the waxing. Professionals work quickly and efficiently, ensuring a thorough and precise waxing session in a shorter time frame.

So after hearing all that, what is your stance on DIY beauty?

What we know for sure is these new GG Waxing + Skin Care products are a delight to use! They are designed to minimize pain, reduce skin irritation, and deliver long-lasting results. While at-home waxing kits can be convenient, they may not offer the same level of expertise, precision, and quality as professional waxing. For a superior waxing experience and optimal results, entrusting your waxing needs to a skilled professional with top quality products is often the best choice.

The results are worth it.

The GG online boutique is looking more Be You-tiful than ever, pop on over to check out the full spread of everything NEW Skin Care & Waxing GladGirl. Till Next Time 😉💓

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

A GladGirl from the start, expert eyelash artist, Sarah Elaine Moore has been bringing GladGirl eyelash extensions into the homes of her premier Hollywood clients for over thirteen years. Sarah attended the Make Up Designory in Burbank CA in 2002, studying Film & Television Makeup. She has also trained with the world-renowned Fletcher Pilates Company, where she spent six years exploring how beauty professionals can prevent injury and increase longevity in their careers. Sarah is currently a Volume Lash Trainer at GladGirl Academy. Her mission through her guest posts on the GladGirl Blog is to make the best better, inspiring confidence and instilling value in eyelash artists and clients.


1 Response

Solange Martins
Solange Martins

September 11, 2023

How much prices the wax?

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