Your quest to provide others with smooth legs finally comes to a halt. Your clients are buzzing with their freshly open pores and they’re so grateful that you exist.
You’re left with an array of wax covered objects all around you. Your wax pot, which holds leftover wax that’s hardened after it’s been melted, still needs a good cleaning to get some solid longevity out of it.
Let’s break down how to clean and preserve your body wax warmer so that it gives you plenty of happy years to come.
Why is it important to clean your wax warmer?
There’s a plethora of reasons why cleaning your electric wax warmer can greatly impact your work. A proper set up can keep your clients happy with hair removal and even injury free. Properly cleaning your wax warmer sets you up for success. And it really is a sense of professionalism that conveys to your clients that they can build trust and confidence in you.
Extend the life of your wax warmer
Let’s keep it real, wax warmers aren’t cheap, especially if you’re paying for a good quality one. The last thing you want is to set $50 (often more) on fire by investing in a cheap, barely functional warmer. If you do your research and identify a good quality warmer, you’ll set yourself up for long-term success and extend the life of your hard wax warmer by proxy.
Clean wax warmers uphold sanitary standards
One of the most important parts of waxing is making sure that you’re using sterile tools in a sterile environment. Because you’re working with all sorts of potential bacteria in the environment, you want to be intentional about the utensils needed to do your job correctly and safely.
When you take the time to clean your wax warmer, you eliminate airborne bacteria and particles that could contaminate the melting wax within your warmer. And if you get into the regular habit of keeping your wax warmer clean after each shift, you’ll never have to worry about the health department showing up for a random inspection.
Make a good impression on clients
Clients passively take stock of their environment while you’re busy running around, taking care of every little part of their service. In the still moments, our eyes wander as we take in our environment. Everyone’s had an experience where they’re getting a haircut or going to eat at a restaurant and the space just doesn’t look good. It’s disorganized, messy and maybe even a little dirty. If your warmers drip with wax on all ends, it might be the wrong message to your clients. Starting your sessions with a clean warmer means showing up and dialing in best practices.
Steps to properly clean your wax warmer
Cleaning your wax warmer is an easy, breezy process – and once you repeat it a few times, it will take you no time between sessions to clean up.
Heat up any residual wax
Begin by using your temperature control dial and setting the heater on low to heat up residual wax, this makes it easier to work with. Removing residual wax beads not only helps preserve product but it gives you a clean slate to apply your cleaner and post wax oil to get a deep clean.
Use cleaner and post-wax oil for residue
For any remaining residue, you’ll want to use your cleaner and post wax oil for a combination treatment. Removing the excess residue and making sure the walls of your warmer are squeaky clean sets your future wax batches up to melt properly and evenly.
How often should you clean your wax warmer?
At minimum you should be cleaning your wax warmer at the end of each day. Ideally, you’ll clean in between sessions because that’s what you, your equipment and your clients deserve.
What to use to clean other hard surfaces
Post-wax oil and other surface cleaners can help remove wax from other hard surfaces like countertops or workstations. Starting each appointment with a sense of mise en place provides a familiar workspace for you, and a clean, welcoming environment for your clients.
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