Being a wax professional can be challenging, strictly waxing may make you feel like your ability to offer a wide range of services is limited. I am here to tell you that it is possible to have a well-rounded service menu without having to add full skin care services. If you are like me, you want to stay within your niche but want to provide the best quality care to all your waxing clients.
Offering vajacials may be your way of bridging the gap between skin care and waxing while staying in your waxing niche.
What is a vajacial treatment? How does it work? Do vajacials help the skin of the most delicate area? What do vajacial results look like?
Let us walk you through it in a way that will really make sense.
What is a Vajacial?
A vajacial is exactly what you might think it is: it’s a facial for your vulva (not for your vagina!). Additionally, a vajacial is not just for women. Men have hair down under too. They can experience irritation and could use help from a treatment like vajacial too. The vajacial treatment is not applied to any internal areas. It is only meant for the surrounding skin area. Treatment maintains and improves skin health by eliminating ingrown hair and gets rid of bacteria. Keeping your pH balance safe.
Vajacial Steps: All the Ins & Outs
Vajacials are performed on skin that has been previously waxed or shaved. The steps involved in a vajacial vary depending on the products you want to use. The products you use also determine if you include a vajacial right after a wax service or later. I typically recommend having your client wait 10 days. Most clients experience irritation 7-10 days after a wax when the hair starts to grow in.
Step 1: Cleanse
This will help cleanse the area of any dirt or oil. You can use any cleanser you may like. Just like a facial. Pick a cleanser suitable for your clients needs.
Step 2: Steam and Exfoliate
Exfoliation and steam are the most important part of the vajacial. Using a gentle enzyme will help loosen the buildup in the follicle walls. If you don’t do this step, you must skip step 3.
Step 3. Extraction
Extractions will help remove embedded hairs and bacteria under the skin.
Step 4: Tone
Cleanse with a toner to remove any bacteria that might have spread to the surface of the skin
Step 5: High Frequency
High frequency can help zap any left-over bacteria that might still be on the skin and soothe irritation.
Step 6: Masking
Using a hydrating or mask geared toward pigmentation will help with discoloration and irritation after the enzyme and exfoliation.
Step 7: Moisturize
This step is perfect to pull out one of your retail products that the client can purchase for home use. It can be a gentle hydrator, a treatment moisturizer, or a body oil (non-comedogenic).
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to adding services to your menu when you strictly wax. Vajacials can be extremely beneficial for you and your clients. They will have much better results while sticking to a treatment plan in conjunction with regular waxes.