Hygiene Factors

poster-marine-man@2xBest hygiene practices for Hair Removal

Fill out a client questionnaire. This helps you find out if clients have any allergies, health conditions, or are taking any medicine which would not make them a candidate to receive the hair removal procedure. Know the ingredients of the products and ask for allergies to any of these.

Paper is placed down for body hair removal. It’s much more hygienic than just having someone lay down on sheets.

The technician wears gloves. Any type of hair removal can draw blood, even if it’s a tiny amount. And skin is much more vulnerable to infection right after waxing or sugaring. Gloves help protect both the client and the technician.

Don’t double-dip. Once a stick (applicator) has been placed into product and touched the skin, it should be thrown away. The stick should never put back into a pot of wax or sugaring paste because it could contaminate the product, and then infect clients. Panties are given to you for a regular bikini wax. They’re disposable and much more hygienic than wearing your regular cloth or silk underwear.

First impressions last

Make sure shelves and containers are tidied up and dusted.

Implements are not put back into a drawer or cabinet after use without being sanitized. There are items that can be sanitized after use, like metal tweezers, by being washed and soaked in a strong solution. Do not put such implements away without first sanitizing them.

Sugaring pots (heating units) are clean and do not have sugaring gel all over them. Unlike waxing where clean up is messy, simply wipe down the pots and heaters with a cloth that has been dipped in warm water.

Have clear and well documented hygiene procedures.

Some safety tips

Ask about Allergies
Ask clients if they have any known allergies – especially to lemon juice, kiwifruit or honey.

Use the Phâro pot or Roll-on heaters to maintain the sugaring gel temperature.

For new clients test patch
For new clients test the hair removal on a small patch and wait about 20 minutes to ensure no reactions.