10 mistakes that will make clients forget about bikini sugaring

10 ways to turn bikini epilation into a nightmare for your clients

The right sugaring method is the one without pain, traumas, ingrown hair, or other unpleasant outcomes. However, there are some "professionals" who can scare clients away from sugar epilation for a long time. Here are 10 methods to make the sugaring experience unbearable.

Good time for sugaring is a myth

The wrong way

To invite female customers during the second part of her menstrual cycle or during periods. All these nuances are for wusses. If you came for sugaring – handle it. After all, beauty needs sacrifices. No need to curl on the bed... it's not so painful, you have to bear it for the sake of beauty.

The right way

The majority of women have a higher tolerance for pain during the first half of the cycle, right after the period. This is a fact. If the client comes during her period or before. That is her choice. You can agree with her or refuse to work – it's up to you. But your job is to let her know that during some days there is going to be less pain and during others – more.

Minimal hair length for sugaring is just an excuse for those who are lazy

The wrong way

One client read somewhere that 2 mm is a good enough hair length for sugaring. She ignored the fact that this task is possible only for "supermen" type of professionals. Another client comes with a "thick forest" and sees nothing wrong with that. After all, it’s none of my business. My job is to apply the paste and pull. Do you have stubble after? Ingrown hair? This is definitely not my problem!

The right way

The necessary minimal hair length for sugaring is 3-4 mm. Hair that is shorter than 2 mm, and longer than 7 mm is almost impossible to remove without "side effects". The result will be painful and sad. This fact should be well known for both the client and the specialist. (Read more)

Use the paste of any density

The wrong way

Most of the specialists unconditionally follow this rule: "The bikini zone has the hardest hair, so I need to use the thickest paste". Recommendations are for those who have no experience. I have been doing leg and arm sugaring all my life, and I know how to choose the right paste very well. So what if this zone is extra warm, I have no special paste and I will use what is available. It's fine, it will work.

The right way

In reality, the right professional sugaring paste for this zone will be medium or even soft. Too hard or soft paste won't remove hair in the right way, and will make the procedure more painful with some "pleasant" effects such as ingrown hair, stubble, and more.

Apply the paste without mashing and reheating it

The wrong way

Why should I waste my time? The paste will warm up on the skin by itself. As a result, a specialist violently, with force (that will cause bruises later) is applying a cold paste on the client’s skin against the hair growth... and really "enjoying" his job. What's the problem? The client isn't crying or screaming, so it must be bearable.

The right thing

A sugaring wax should be soft. Of course not to the point of dripping from the fingers, because it would cause sticking, but the right level of softness.It should be easy to apply, with just very light pressure.

A weak stretch

The wrong way

Some specialists act very unprofessionally when they are scared (or squeamish) to the point of not touching the client. Why should I bother? My job is to apply and pull... and the client's pleasure is guaranteed.

The right way

Practice stretching the skin of the epilated area strictly in a parallel direction, shifting it instead of pressing the areas under your fingers. Although, while epilating the bikini zone, we are paying extra attention to the "curves", but we should not forget about the hair growth direction, either. In order to apply the paste evenly against the hair growth, use the short stitches technique.

There is no such thing as the right technique of applying.

The wrong way

By pressing on the client's skin you can't stretch it as recommended before pulling, but you can leave multiple bruises. Yes.. it will hurt more. Hair growth direction is nothing compared to the importance of the convenient angle for specialist's hand. The client can get over the pain.

The right way

Practice stretching the skin of the epilated area strictly in a parallel direction, shifting it instead of pressing the areas under your fingers. Although, while epilating the bikini zone, we are paying extra attention to the "curves", but we should not forget about the hair growth direction, either. In order to apply the paste evenly against the hair growth, use the short stitches technique.

Long stitch

The wrong way

If you spend too much time on each client, you won't be able to make a lot of money. The longer the stitches, the less time you spend, and the more money you will make. Simple math.

The right way

The bikini area is nothing like armpits or legs. Sensitive zones require much more time. On one hand, you shouldn't work for too long, and on the other hand, you can't rush and skip important stages of the procedure.

Weak pulling up or against the hair growth

The wrong way

By not using enough strength while pulling off the paste, you can turn sugaring into torture. You will have to deal with sticking, endless redoing of the same area, or tweezers for "booboos". If you are a fan of this type of work, at least sign an agreement with the client.

The right way

Against the hair growth:

  • hair removal is more painful;
  • you receive ingrown hair, which eliminates the purpose of sugaring;
  • by pulling up instead of a parallel direction, you can’t get stitch off all the way. It is both painful and ineffective.

Don't rush

The wrong way

The client is aware that the procedure is long and painful. She just has to lay and wait. It's not stressful, we can take our time. That's why she will wait if you need to take a phone call or talk to another customer who knocked on the door.

The right way

Not every client who has decided to have this intimate procedure will agree to lay and wait while you are talking or doing other things. Bikini sugaring must be quick, painless, and effective. That's what you should concentrate on.

Forget about the "antistress" approach

The wrong way

Why should I bother? She is not screaming, just laying there... why does she need extra attention? So many women are going through it, why is this one different? It's not like she's made from sugar and can't melt.

The right way

Right after pulling off the stitch, you should press the treated spot with your free, clean from the paste, hand. This will definitely help to reduce the pain.

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