Salon Geek
                 

The Skin Geek Skin professionals discussing all aspects of the beauty industry.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  (#1) Old
Grand Geek
 
CadenceAlex's Avatar
CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!
Posts: 3,885
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Home
Hot Wax v Cold Wax - 09-03-07, 09:12 PM

Could someone help me out and explain the difference? Is one an older system? Are they both as effective?

Who uses what? What is most popular?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
oey Offline
Grand Geek
 
oey's Avatar
oey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 6,162
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cheadle, Stoke on Trent. UK.
09-03-07, 09:14 PM

By cold wax do you mean the type you buy from Boots?
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
Grand Geek
 
CadenceAlex's Avatar
CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!
Posts: 3,885
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Home
09-03-07, 09:16 PM

No, I am talking about professional systems - I had a girl come in with her NVQ 2 cetificates and she was telling me about her treatments... I asked her about the waxing.. and she says she never uses hot wax.. yet has a wax pot? Perhaps I made the error and she was telling me that she never uses HOT wax.. as in HOT...

..I just don't know!
Reply With Quote
  (#4) Old
oey Offline
Grand Geek
 
oey's Avatar
oey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 6,162
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cheadle, Stoke on Trent. UK.
09-03-07, 09:20 PM

Does she mean the warm wax that is most commonly used in salons that is applied by spatula and removed with cottn/paper strips? This often comes in tubs from the suppliers.

Hot wax is applied by spatula too but built up in layers and removed by hand by flicking off. More effective on stubborn/deep rooted hairs.

Think warm wax is more commonly used.
Reply With Quote
  (#5) Old
Grand Geek
 
BABSann's Avatar
BABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of all
Posts: 4,547
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In my own little world
09-03-07, 09:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CadenceAlex View Post
No, I am talking about professional systems - I had a girl come in with her NVQ 2 cetificates and she was telling me about her treatments... I asked her about the waxing.. and she says she never uses hot wax.. yet has a wax pot? Perhaps I made the error and she was telling me that she never uses HOT wax.. as in HOT...

..I just don't know!
Hot wax as in what we use in college is a hotter temperature than warm wax(hence the expression)It's used in layers built uopn each other,usually 3 or 4.

Strips aren't usually used for larger areas,you usually have a little lip in the corner then rip the piece of wax off.It's excellent for Asian skins of hair that is stronger,i.e terminal(bikini,eyebrow)

I am trained in hot wax but we dont use hot wax in the salon just warm wax and have never had any problems from not using hot wax.

If she uses a wax pot then it will be warm wax,not cold.HTH
Reply With Quote
  (#6) Old
Grand Geek
 
CadenceAlex's Avatar
CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!
Posts: 3,885
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Home
09-03-07, 09:25 PM

Thanks both of you... that's cleared that up

She was telling me she uses strips, if that explains Oey... but I am clueless about waxing to be honest
Reply With Quote
  (#7) Old
Grand Geek
 
BABSann's Avatar
BABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of all
Posts: 4,547
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In my own little world
09-03-07, 09:26 PM

Strip waxing = warm waxing HTH
Reply With Quote
  (#8) Old
oey Offline
Grand Geek
 
oey's Avatar
oey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 6,162
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cheadle, Stoke on Trent. UK.
09-03-07, 09:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CadenceAlex View Post
Thanks both of you... that's cleared that up

She was telling me she uses strips, if that explains Oey... but I am clueless about waxing to be honest
Definately sounds like the more commonly used warm wax. I use this on all waxing instead of hot wax at the moment and it works fine!
Reply With Quote
  (#9) Old
Very geeky
 
littlepinkfairy's Avatar
littlepinkfairy is a lumberjack and he's okay!littlepinkfairy is a lumberjack and he's okay!
Posts: 488
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: gloucestershire
09-03-07, 09:30 PM

i think that generally HOT wax is mostly used for brazilians and hollywoods, i don't think many therapists would use it for leg waxing etc!!!
Reply With Quote
  (#10) Old
Grand Geek
 
CadenceAlex's Avatar
CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!
Posts: 3,885
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Home
09-03-07, 09:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BABSann View Post
Strip waxing = warm waxing HTH
Easy to remember!! Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by oey View Post
Definately sounds like the more commonly used warm wax. I use this on all waxing instead of hot wax at the moment and it works fine!
Great, she has come to work with me and I am debating whether to let her use her own things such as Wax pot or buy them... I have got to give it some thought
Reply With Quote
  (#11) Old
Grand Geek
 
BABSann's Avatar
BABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of allBABSann is the fairest one of all
Posts: 4,547
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In my own little world
09-03-07, 09:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by littlepinkfairy View Post
i think that generally HOT wax is mostly used for brazilians and hollywoods, i don't think many therapists would use it for leg waxing etc!!!
There's not really any need to use it on the legs,unless the client has a very strong hair growth,in which case it gives wonderful results.

I would also definately have it if I lived in an area with a lot of dark skinned people,reason being is that usually their hair is much stronger and responds so much better to hot wax rather than warm.

Hot waxing is very different in application and is a real bonus if you can add it to your skills list.

Cadence,the warm waxing=strip waxing is just a general guideline,most peeps dont use the strips with hot wax but they can be used for smaller areas if needed.HTH
Reply With Quote
  (#12) Old
oey Offline
Grand Geek
 
oey's Avatar
oey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketoey says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 6,162
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cheadle, Stoke on Trent. UK.
09-03-07, 09:35 PM

Glad it helped - do take on board littlepinkfairy's advice though - brazilian/hollywood waxing is more specialist and is normally covered by separate training/certificate is she is offering that.
Reply With Quote
  (#13) Old
Grand Geek
 
CadenceAlex's Avatar
CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!CadenceAlex is showing me the money!
Posts: 3,885
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Home
09-03-07, 09:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by oey View Post
Glad it helped - do take on board littlepinkfairy's advice though - brazilian/hollywood waxing is more specialist and is normally covered by separate training/certificate is she is offering that.
Yeah I am just going to offer standard waxing and see how we go with that... got a few young lads who come in and are ohhhh so vain - always getting their top halfs spray tanned and they are interested in having their chests and arms waxed... ... ouch is all I can say!!
Reply With Quote
  (#14) Old
Grand Geek
gillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgillian w says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 5,972
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: herts
09-03-07, 10:40 PM

Hot wax is excellent, for many years i used nothing but.Now its not cost effective for me as it shouldnt be re used.I have one client who has her own pot which i do filter and reuse otherwise you have to charge a lot more.I dont build up in layers though just put on in thick layer and almost stir it into hair in a kind of figure of eight movement.
Also i think the wax gets better after a good few uses which is also not possible when you have to keep throwing it away.
At college we strained it through clean tights to get the hair out put it back in the heater whacked pot up high to kill germs and re used and im sure it was fine but cant do that now.
Reply With Quote
  (#15) Old
Freaky geeky
 
pinkmummy's Avatar
pinkmummy is having an old friend for dinnerpinkmummy is having an old friend for dinnerpinkmummy is having an old friend for dinnerpinkmummy is having an old friend for dinnerpinkmummy is having an old friend for dinnerpinkmummy is having an old friend for dinner
Posts: 1,287
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Herts/Cambs border
10-03-07, 08:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by gillian w View Post
Hot wax is excellent, for many years i used nothing but.Now its not cost effective for me as it shouldnt be re used.I have one client who has her own pot which i do filter and reuse otherwise you have to charge a lot more.I dont build up in layers though just put on in thick layer and almost stir it into hair in a kind of figure of eight movement.
Also i think the wax gets better after a good few uses which is also not possible when you have to keep throwing it away.
At college we strained it through clean tights to get the hair out put it back in the heater whacked pot up high to kill germs and re used and im sure it was fine but cant do that now.
Same here Gillian, but I still keep a pot of hot wax handy (single use only.) I still prefer it for bikini lines and the occasional underarm. If like my daughter the client is very slim it's a nightmare waxing into a really hollow armpit. lol, no other way to describe it. My clients appreciate the wax not adhering to the skin in these sensitive areas, and my daughter screams blue murder if I go near her underarms with traditional wax now she's had the hot stuff. Wussy girl!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





© 1997-2014 Sweet Squared LLP