A trimmer in the epilation room: do you need one?
Imagine that you made an appointment, came into the beauty salon but the instead of preparing for the procedure, the practitioner takes out this buzzing device..
Why keep a trimmer in the epilation room?
Trimmers are a tool that practitioners use quite often as many clients may come in with longer than average hair. Clients may not tend to their hair often and just do epilation on special occasions.
And there’s nothing wrong about it! Natural hair is a part of many cultures or personal preferences. For example in Asia almost no one does Brazilian bikini and often doesn't even shave legs. Even in the USA the trend for having full Brazilian is still working its way through.
However, the whole Latin America and even Africa have been into this procedure for many years and loved it. Almost every woman uses sugaring and other epilation and depilation methods on a regular basis.
Long hair everywhere is a way to express one's closeness to the "natural lifestyle". Some consider it kinky, but let's not forget that it's much easier to care for your body if hair is completely removed.
The main reason to use a trimmer before sugaring is to reduce the pain to minimum. The hair removal goes faster, smoother and less painful if the length of hair doesn't exceed 8 mm (0.3 inches). That's the ideal length for the best grip and removal of all hairs at once. If hair is too short and the practitioner is still a novice, the professional sugaring paste will need to be applied on the same area several times to remove it all. It's not a mistake or a wrong technique. Several other factors influence the result as well (like density and temperature of the paste, preparation of the skin, practitioner's technique, use of talcum powder and amount of sweat "the client produces").
If the hair is too long, the procedure will be more painful; hair gets stuck in the paste decreasing its density.
The trimmer is a great tool that speeds up the process, if a practitioner knows how to use it right
If your practitioner doesn't use the trimmer you can do it yourself before going to your appointment. Set the right hair length, relax and be careful. The main thing is to work carefully, not to hurt yourself. If you're not sure about the hair length or afraid to trim the hair on certain areas, you can leave it to the professional.
Here's some information how to trim hair neatly:
- Use paper towels (put them under your client and then just roll and throw them away).
- Don't forget to wipe the trimmer with a special disinfecting solution before the procedure.
- It's easier to move the trimmer against the hair growth, "lifting it up" during the process.
- Try not to hurt your client. Remember, don't do it if you're not sure!