Why You Should Avoid DIY At-Home Waxing

Waxing at home is not something that should be taken lightly. Sure, it can seem like the easiest, most comfortable, and cost-effective solution, but there are risks that should be...

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Why You Should Avoid DIY At-Home Waxing

If you’re a daily shaver, you know how frustrating it can be to chisel away at the never ending barrage of hair that just keeps growing and growing. If this is the case, we can guess that you’ve contemplated joining the thousands of people who enjoy waxing their body hair instead of shaving it. While you may start to see the light, it’s important to refrain from trying to wax yourself at home.

What are the risks of trying to wax yourself at home?

Waxing at home is not something that should be taken lightly. Sure, it can seem like the easiest, most comfortable, and cost-effective solution, but there are risks that should be considered. Knowing how waxing at home could affect you and your waxing experience is important – especially if you’re new to body waxing.

Unnecessary pain from poor waxing technique

Firstly, unnecessary pain is something that most individuals fail to think about when considering at home waxing. The truth is, waxing is just more than pulling a strip off of your skin. So when an untrained person attempts to wax themselves or others, there is a higher chance the session becomes more painful than it needs to be. Lack of knowledge in proper waxing technique lends to more strain on the skin, causing unnecessary pain. All wax technicians should be trained and experienced in the art of waxing.

Infection from poor sanitation

As a professional, estheticians are held to a high standard of sanitation. This same standard is kept throughout all of the steps of waxing. When waxing at home, there is no training or supplies at your disposal to ensure that you avoid the possibility of contamination. If your equipment and products are not properly cared for, bacteria can multiply and end up causing critical health issues for you down the line.

It’s difficult to get hard to reach areas of your skin

Because hair grows in many places – some places harder to reach than others – getting to all the spots effectively can be nearly impossible. Let’s face it: the last thing you want at the end of a waxing session is to discover that all of the time, effort, and pain that went into looking good was only to be left with a patchy waxing job. To make matters worse: if, by chance, you are left with a patchy waxing job while using one of the many soft wax based products, you are just out of luck. Due to the adhesive nature of soft wax, it is highly recommended to only wax over the same part of your body one time. Allowing a professional to take care of your waxing needs ensures that you leave happy with the results you want.

The benefits of going to a licensed esthetician for waxing

Focusing on and listing out the negatives that come with waxing at home is arguably very simple. While we could list off a multitude of reasons, we believe it’s best to add value as to why going to a professional may be your most advantageous option. After all, as professionals, it is our job to show you why our line of work makes a difference. 

It takes less time, and you have better results

As a trained esthetician, we have mastered the art of waxing. Having extensive experience, as well as technical knowledge, allows us to not only provide top-of-the-line results, but also allows us to do it quickly and effectively. Waxing at home can take a while – especially if there are hard to reach areas involved.

diy at-home waxingExperienced professionals work with all skin types

In addition to the ability to provide a quick and consistent service, wax technicians have the ability to assess your skin type and provide the best customized waxing experience as a result. No matter what type of skin you have, a trained professional will know the best solution to ensure your wax is a success. For example, clients with dry, flaky skin need a completely different approach than someone with an oily skin type. Knowing these differences and how to address them can truly make all of the difference.

It’s less painful!

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: an untrained person attempting to wax themselves or others will result in unnecessary discomfort. Going to a professional means that any pain encountered from a waxing session is kept to a minimum. In addition, a professional can offer numbing cream, as well as best practices to mitigate and reduce any discomfort. 

The best waxing supplies are available at Bare Beauty Wax Supply

Setting your business up for success is our top priority. Here at Bare Beauty Wax Supply we offer a range of high quality waxes and waxing equipment to ensure your business has what it takes. 


Together, we can succeed in creating the best possible waxing experience for you and your clients! 

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