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Body Waxing

Esthetician using the waxing technique to remove hair between client’s eyebrowsWaxing is a popular service offered by hair salons, day spas, and other esthetics providers. Because many clients make a monthly or bi-monthly waxing appointment to maintain their desired results, providing body waxing services can help an esthetician build a thriving and profitable business.

Providing accessible online courses throughout Florida and the U.S., HICI Go can help you learn the fundamentals of body waxing techniques and aftercare. Body waxing is just one of the many skin care courses available on-demand through HICI Go. In addition to online learning, in-person instruction is available through HICI Go’s partner institutions in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Learn more about the different types of body waxing and the benefits it offers.

What Is Body Waxing?

Body waxing is a proven technique for removing unwanted hair on the face or body. It involves applying wax to the skin, and then removing the wax and any hair that adheres to it. Trained estheticians can offer hair removal services on the face and body.

Facial waxing can remove unwanted hair from the:

  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Ears
  • Eyebrows
  • Nose
  • Sideburns
  • Upper lip

Clients may also seek hair removal from other parts of the body, including:

  • Bikini area
  • Back and shoulders
  • Arms and legs
  • Underarms

While individuals can purchase at-home waxing kits, making an appointment with an esthetician helps ensure that hair will be removed thoroughly and as painlessly as possible. Depending on the area of the body they are working on, an esthetician may use hard wax or soft wax.

Hard wax adheres to hair shafts, not directly to the skin. It hardens on its own, so it doesn’t need to be removed with paper or fabric strips. Because it doesn’t remove the top layer of skin, it’s gentler than soft wax and can be a better fit for clients with sensitive skin.

Soft wax, in contrast, is usually applied to the skin with a waxing spatula and removed with a strip of muslin cloth or another type of fabric. When waxing larger areas of the body, like the legs or back, soft wax is generally a better option than hard wax, which can break off into smaller pieces. Hard wax is typically used to remove coarse, stubble hair, while soft wax works better for soft, fine body hair and speed waxing services.

What Are the Benefits of Body Waxing?

Some clients see an esthetician for waxing services each month, while others may just want an appointment once in a while, such as before a special event. Body waxing offers several benefits over other types of hair removal:

  • Hair usually takes three to four weeks to grow back after a wax, eliminating the need for daily shaving.
  • Waxing can soften the skin and remove dead skin cells.
  • Hair usually grows back thinner after waxing.

While waxing can result in some discomfort, most clients find that pain is minimized the more often they wax. Estheticians can help minimize any pain or redness after a body wax by treating the area with a cool compress and gentle moisturizing products. You can also advise clients to take over-the-counter pain medication before their appointment, which can help reduce discomfort.

Accessible Esthetician Courses at HICI Go

Students and professionals who would like to learn more about body waxing can sign up for one of HICI Go’s continuing education courses. With an extensive list of skin care courses, HICI Go offers in-person courses, live webinars, and pre-recorded online courses you can complete when it’s convenient for you. We make it easy to shop for courses that will help you grow your technical skills and expand your knowledge of different skin care techniques.

As an esthetics professional, adding body waxing to your suite of services can help you build a base of returning clients. Be sure to review your state guidelines for training and licensing requirements. Depending on the state, you may need a cosmetology, esthetician, or waxing certification.

Build Your Skills With HICI Go

Offering online courses for individuals across the United States, HICI Go is a one-stop shop for all professionals seeking esthetician continuing education for license renewal. We offer courses in many beauty and wellness topics, including:

HICI Go also supports in-person instruction through our nationally accredited partner schools: Cortiva Institute and Hollywood Institute. In-person courses are available in Florida, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Students who are enrolled in one of these partner schools will be set up with an online account so they can take advantage of HICI Go courses at any time. And you don’t need to be a licensed professional to register for an esthetician online course – HICI Go also welcomes individuals who simply want to learn about beauty and skincare. For more information about body waxing courses and other educational opportunities, contact us today.