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Clean Your Waxing Room Like a Pro

By Lilliane Caron

I have spent some time in a number of salons recently, and one thing I've noticed was that many therapists were not cleaning properly or efficiently. Simply by not cleaning efficiently I've seen therapists wasting precious time, energy and money.

When it comes to the beauty industry, a first impression is a lasting impression. When a client walks in to your salon they are looking to see a fresh, clean and hygienic environment. They don't want to see the left over pubic hair from the client before them, a trolley setup covered in wax and a bin full of hairy strips! Nor do they want to feel their feet sticking to the floor as they make their way over to the bed!

You really only need to spend one minute between each client quickly tidying up. Wipe around the top of your wax heater and re-organise your trolley. Doing this will mean there's nothing to do at the end of the day other than empty the bin. If it takes longer than a minute between each client, you're probably making too much of a mess during the treatment and your technique is incorrect.

Here are my Top 5 Cleaning Tips!

1 - Use the last strip from a treatment as your cleaning tool. Spray the wipe with After Waxing Oil or a Citrus Cleaning Solvent if necessary and use it to polish your waxing equipment.

2 - Hide your messy bin by folding up the head rest and placing it into the bin while pushing down the contents.

3 - Have ancillaries with trigger spray handles that can hang off the side of your trolley. This will give you more room for your wax pots and will avoid getting wax on them.

4 - Make sure you have a pot that is efficient, with interchangeable skirts for both hard and strip wax. I recommend having a pot where the wax jars are placed directly into the metal insert. You simply heat it up in the microwave and place it into the pot. There's no mess, no fuss!

5 - Using a water soluble strip wax will speed up your cleaning time as it simply washes off with water. Not only is it easy to clean but it will also decrease the amount of chemicals you use in your salon saving you much needed dollars when it comes to purchasing cleaning products.


Lilliane Caron is Owner & Director of Caronlab Australia. If you'd like to ask Lilliane Caron for some advice on your own salon, email


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