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Article: The Ultimate Guide to Luxurious Waxing: Introducing the Lycon System - by Catherine Bond

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The Ultimate Guide to Luxurious Waxing: Introducing the Lycon System - by Catherine Bond

Waxing has evolved over the years from an uncomfortable experience to a luxury treatment. An essential part of this is getting to know your clients’ skin and taking care of it accordingly throughout. Understanding your pre and post products means you can offer a reliable and efficient service, with a guaranteed reduction in sensation.


Before waxing, it’s essential to prepare the area of skin with a gentle cleanser that contains an antiseptic agent to effectively remove any make up, surface oils and residue from the skin. Active ingredients help to sooth the skin, resulting in less redness or irritation.

Hair follicles open when waxing, which exposes them to bacterial invasion that can become inflamed and lead to Folliculitis. This is a form of skin irritation characterized by tender red spots on the skin’s surface that originate from the hair follicle. Thoroughly cleansing the skin prior to the wax will clean away surface bacteria and greatly reduces the risk of this happening.


Pre-Waxing Oil creates a barrier between the skin and the wax, giving the skin an additional layer of protection before and between applications. This prevents wax from sticking to the skin, meaning there’s no skin tugging or skin lifting, ultimately resulting in a reduction in sensation – a joy for you and a relief for your client!

A little oil goes a long way; you only need to massage a small amount onto the area, allowing the wax to firmly grip onto the unwanted hair and pull it directly from the root, skin unscathed!

  1. HOT WAX

Using a quality wax that can pull short stubborn hairs and leave no sticky residue. This will improve the results and help to ease any discomfort, leaving your client feeling completely satisfied and sure to return.

You can say goodbye to irritable and itchy stubble! When waxing, the skin will remain smooth from the renewal of the hair follicle to when the hair shaft reaches the skin’s surface. If hair is pulled from the root repeatedly, the hair follicle gets progressively weaker, and regrowth becomes sparser and finer. This also results in fewer ingrown hairs, so it’s a win-win for the skin!


Cleansing after waxing removes any stray particles from the surface of the skin that could otherwise enter the open follicles. This also encourages the follicles to close, preventing a potential reaction.


Finally, applying a finishing oil that contains active healing ingredients, such as Tea Tree or Aloe Vera, will help soothe any response from the skin during the procedure. Don’t forget, this completes the treatment so use this as a last opportunity to pamper your client when massaging the oil or lotion into the skin!

Tea-Tree PerfectWith Apricot oil, Sweet Almond oil and Tea-Tree.
Oil formulation
Easily Removes sticky strip wax residue while soothing and nurturing at the same time. Contains Tea-Tree which has excellent anti-bacterial properties. Great for after strip wax on a client with oily or breakout prone skin.

Tea-Tree SootheWith Tea-Tree, Rose, and chamomile.
Lotion Formulation
A light moisturizing and soothing lotion for after hot and strip waxing Good for oilier skin types and clients that are spot prone. Well, known for its anti-bacterial benefits. Great for after hot wax on a client with oily or breakout prone skin.
Soothing Cream – With Shea Butter Chamomile, Vitamin E and Allantoin
Thick Cream Formulation
This extra moisturizing and conditioning cream is enriched with Shea butter and Chamomile. Ideal to nourish and sooth dry skin after waxing. Great for after hot wax on a client with dry or sensitive skin.

Perfect FinishWith Apricot Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Lavender.
Oil Formulation
Lavender scented post waxing oil. Removes any sticky strip wax residue while calming and moisturising the skin. Great for after strip wax on a client with dry skin.

Aloe Vera Soothing GelWith Aloe, Chamomile and Arnica.
Gel Formulation

Aloe Vera Gel provides immediate soothing benefits and diminishes skin redness – offering lasting hydration for the face and body.

At the end of the day, taking care of your clients’ skin will keep them happy and hair-free, resulting in their trust and customer loyalty. Don’t forget, with LYCON, you have the power to save their skin!

If you are still not a Lycon waxing therapist, apply for Lycon Training

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