Before + After Waxing Tips You Should Tell Every Client

We’ve said this before, but care before and after your client's wax appointments is just as important as their experience during. Saying goodbye to pain, bumps, and post-wax breakouts is easy if as a professional you invest the time in offering them some of these before and after waxing tips.


  • Shower, but not right before: Showering before can be beneficial, but make sure you remind your clients to do it at least two hours before their appointment for the best results.

  • Skip the lotions: One of the biggest reminders you can give your clients is to not apply any lotions, self-tanners, body sprays, or deodorants prior to their visit.

  • Let it grow: For the best results, encourage your clients to allow a minimum of 2-3 weeks or at least ¼ inch of hair growth.

  • Exfoliate: 24 hours before with a mild exfoliator...even better? Recommend using a body exfoliation kit that includes an all-natural body wash and exfoliating gloves for a soothing treatment that will leave their skin refreshed.

  • Avoid Heat: Remind them to schedule their wax at least two days prior to being in the sun, and stay away from tanning beds, hot tubs, or saunas right before their appointment.


  • Keep cool: Tell them to stay away from the heat after their appointments too. Since waxing removes a layer of dead skin cells, sun or heat can be painful. Also, remind them not to exercise for two hours after their appointment.

  • Stay clear: Of bumps and post-wax-breakouts with a post-wax skincare acne gel that will keep the hair follicle clear. Recommend products with all-natural ingredients such as organic sulfur to suppress bacteria and allantoin which jumpstarts the skin’s healing process.

  • Stay regular: Recommend regular waxing least every four to five weeks to allow time for recovery and growth. Explain how regular waxing can reduce pain, allowing for a better experience long-term.