Due to the proximity of the eyebrows to the eyes, many aestheticians will feel a little fear when working on a client. The tools that will be used in the application can cause damage to the eyes if handled in the wrong way or some of the wax may get into the client’s eyes if the process is handled unprofessionally. There is also the likelihood of failing to get the shape that the client desired which would be very unprofessional on the part of the aesthetician and may even make the client opt to look for another spa in future.

Below is a simple guide on how you will be able to have an excellent outcome when waxing a client’s eyebrows:

  • Get all the materials that you will be needing for the waxing hair removal within reach; this may include wax, makeup brush, tweezers, brow comb, scissors, strips, among others. Ensure that any metallic toll has been sanitized before being used on the client to eliminate the risk of having the client get an infection.
  • Rinse off the client’s face using warm water and then apply a numbing cream to make the process less painful. You should work on one eyebrow at a time to enable you to focus more and avoid the risk of having the wax get into the client’s eyes.
  • Mark the part of the eyebrows that will be waxed to ensure that you will not remove the eyebrows that the client did not want to be removed. A loose powder can be used to mark the boundary according to the wishes of the client. A makeup pencil can also be used to do the marking.
  • Put the wax in the wax heater for ease of application; you should ensure that the wax does not get too hot to avoid burning the client. You can stir the wax so that the warming will be consistent from the bottom of the can to the top.
  • Pick a wax applicator and dip it in the wax pot and glide it on the brows that have been marked for removal. The application should be done in the direction of the hair growth. Place the strip on the part that has the wax and press it to ensure that it is holding firmly on the brows that will be removed and then pull it off in the direction of the hair growth.

After removing the strip, you should press the area using fingers to reduce the irritation or stinging. Repeat the process on the other eye and ensure that you create uniformity in the waxing hair removal.

Once you have removed the eyebrows on both eyes, you will apply a moisturizer to reduce the irritation or any reddening on the skin and allow it to last for a short duration, then wipe it off.

Shape the eyebrows using a brow pencil to make them look symmetrical. Eyebrows that have been removed through the waxing hair removal process will take a longer time to grow back compared to shaving. The time and resources that could have been used in regular shaving will be used for other purposes.

When one goes to a spa for a facial, there is a feeling of excitements because you are assured of a new look after the facial. However, deciding on the right facial according to your skin type can be an uphill task considering all the types of facials that are displayed on a spa’s menu.

Below is a guide to help you in deciding the right facial for you:

  • Know your goal: People go for a facial due to various reasons and some of these are:

Detoxification

Relaxation

Others will want a new look due to an oncoming event like a wedding

Unclogging of skin pores

Removal of acne

You should ensure that you inform the aesthetician who will be carrying out the facial what you want from the facial so that together, you will settle on the facial treatment that will give the desired results.

The aesthetician can also help you decide if you are not sure of what you want after examining your skin. He will know what type of facial will help in correcting the current condition putting your skin type into consideration.

  • The type of facial treatment will also be determined by the medication that you are currently taking. For instance, if you are using retinol every night, you cannot undergo a facial that will involve microdermabrasion as it would result in serious complications. There are also other medications like Accutane that will be contraindicated with some types of facials.
  • Skin type: Different people have different skin types which mean that a facial that may work perfectly for one person might not be the best option for the other.

If you are looking to clear fine lines, wrinkles or sagging of the skin, you will need an anti-aging facial.

If your skin appears dull, you should go for a brightening facial that also has an anti-aging touch to help in bringing back the youthful look.

For people with sensitive skin, the best option will be a facial that will involve the use of gentle and soothing products that will help in calming the fragile skin.

If your skin is dry and dull, you will need a hydrating facial that will bring back the essential oils and moisture into the skin. The facial could also have anti aging properties to help in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

For a combination skin, the right choice of facial should also be made that will take care of both the dry and the oily parts of the facial skin.

The initial step of having a facial is getting to know your skin type. This will ensure that the right products will be used during the treatment to avoid causing more harm than the good that was intended when the facial was being carried out.

You will need professional guidance before having a facial so that you can be assured of great results. Do not allow anyone who does not care what medications you might be using, what your needs are, or the type of skin to carry out the facial treatment. A spa that is run by professionals is always the best option whenever you want to have a pampering facial.

 

Massage therapy is supposed to make the client relax and overcome the stress of everyday life. If things are not done the right way, the massage therapy will not achieve the purpose for which it was scheduled in the first place. Below are some tips that will help in putting both the massage therapist and the client at ease during the massage:

  • Maintain a high level of sanitation and peace: During the massage, most of the clients will fall asleep and on waking up, there may be a pool of saliva on the massage table. To avoid making the situation awkward, you should provide the client with a tissue to wipe off the spillage and assure them that that is a normal occurrence.

After the massage, ensure that you change the linens and sanitize the massage table before the next client comes in for the massage.

  • Inform the client of the dos and the don’ts before the massage begins; to avoid having a tensed atmosphere during the massage especially for new clients, you should inform the client what the massage will entail. You should also encourage the client to speak up in case something does not feel right as the massage progresses.

Tell the client to speak up if the massage room gets too hot or cold, if they want a change of the music playing in the background, if they feel any pain, or if there is any issue they require clarification during the massage.

  • Maintain a high degree of personal hygiene during the massage: During the massage, ensure that your entire body is clean and no bad odor is proceeding from any part of your body including your mouth. If you ate food that contains garlic, you can chew a gum to keep your breath fresh throughout the massage.

You should also have a pedicure to ensure that your hands and feet are in great shape. This is because the client will be looking down and may be distracted by the unkempt feet.

  • If the client is having the massage for the first time, he may feel uncomfortable about some aspects of her body. As a massage therapist, you can suggest the forms of massage that can be carried out with clothes on and with time, the client will become more comfortable and get comfortable in removing her clothes to have a massage.
  • When the client is booking an appointment to have a massage, he should be asked if he has a preference for the gender of the massage therapist. If he prefers a female massage therapist, provisions should be made to ensure that there will be a female massage therapist to attend to her. If he has no preference, you can have any massage therapist who will be available to carry out the massage.
  • You should allow the client to undress up to the level he will be comfortable in during the massage.

The massage therapist should work towards making the client as comfortable and happy as possible. Make sure that you keep time when attending to a client so that they will not have to wait for too long. If you will be late, ensure that the client is aware of this and give a genuine reason. A customer who feels appreciated will definitely keep coming back to the spa every time he wants to have a massage.