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Nov 24, 2019
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Hiya! I have recent completed a waxing course with Capital Hair and Beauty as I wanted to firstly see it I enjoyed waxing and secondly as a way to make a bit of extra money.
I just need some advice on my next steps, I will be offering mobile treatments which will just be waxing at the moment but because I have never worked in a salon, I am not sure whether to get salon experience to ensure I am offering the best service possible. I work full-time in an office and I am not sure if I want to persue with beauty so quitting my current role and doing beauty instead is not an option atm. Or I am thinking just to keep practising on friends and anyone who willing, I don’t want to pick up bad habits that’s the problem and as i said just to ensure I am offering the best service.

I was thinking about maybe getting some experience in a salon on like a Saturday if they would be willing to take me on. I just don’t know if anyone will just for me to gain experience. Would appreciate any advice, thank you!


Naomie H

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Dec 3, 2017
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Id think about what you would expect from a therapist & treatment? Practice like mad, try loads of different waxes and find what you can work well with. Maybe even more specialist training. Good Luck


Suzanne Humphray Skin & Beauty
Dec 12, 2018
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I agree with Naomie H - practice practice practice. It’s difficult when you first start out because you only really ‘learn’ once you have completed training and go off on your own. I don’t have experience with ‘one off’ courses because I went to college and trained in Beauty Therapy for 12 months, which included all aspects of beauty. So we had a lot of time to practice in the comfort of the college with a tutor present. This helped immensely! Once I qualified I found it really scary offering treatments, especially waxing! It’s a catch 22, you need to do lots of it to improve your confidence & technique and to develop your skills, but you feel like you can’t charge people until you feel ‘good enough’. So my advice is to do as much waxing as you can on friends & family to build your confidence & get practice in. Also, I would book yourself a waxing appointment in a salon and take notice of how they have the area set up etc. The more you do it the more confident you will feel and you will develop your own routine. Just be mindful not to cut corners on anything, especially not hygiene/health & safety etc. And if you don’t feel ready, go get more training. Good luck x

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