Any kind of massage or skin-safe mineral oil will work great, Karen. Apply a liberal splash, massage into the skin, leave for a minute and then wipe firmly over the area with a paper or fabric strip.
The combination of oil and friction from the strip will take off the wax like a dream, but don't rub back and forth like a crazy or you'll irritate the freshly waxed skin - just wipe firmly in one direction a few times until the residue comes off.
Follow with a cleanser to remove any oily film (your pre-wax lotion will be fab) and then an after-wax lotion if desired.
Zoe's ironing trick works really well with soft strip wax, but try and get as much out with oil as you can first. If you've got the Perron Rigot equipment solvent, a tiny amount of that works well too - but use sparingly and test it on a small area first to make sure it doesn't remove the colour from your shagpile!
My salon owner refuses to buy a solution to remove wax after a treatment. I can't stand it because my clients are never happy and feel sticky.
My owner says that I should be able to remove every bit of wax with the strips, but this wastes time and irritates the clients.
Is there anything around the spa that would do the trick?
Someone mentioned vaseline, we have a bit of that. What about the massage oil, will that work? (ps: it is refrigerated)
Massage oil shouldn't be a problem, but in fear of showing ignorance here, why is the oil kept in the fridge? I should hope it's warmed up before you did a massage - I wouldn't fancy being a client otherwise with cold oil going on.