The other day I was amongst a group of salon owners and while talking about business, the number one requested service -the Brazilian-was brought up. I was curious. How many Brazilian waxes did they think their salons did each month?
I heard a variety of answers and most of the numbers were astronomical. The one that impressed me the most was 500.
500 Brazilian waxes in one month! Not quite a gazillion, but seriously folks. Who does 500 Brazilians?
We estheticians-waxers are a curious breed. Many of you can’t believe what we do most of our day and why we’ve chosen (Brazilian) waxing as a way to make our living.
As our conversation grew louder and more animated, it dawned on me how much an esthetician/waxer relies upon her clients for more than just a job Best Brazilian wax place in Manhattan.
If you consider the intimacy of a Brazilian wax service and the personal connection the waxer must make with her client in order to put her at ease throughout the service, you will find a lot of talking and chit chat going on in the room. A competent waxer must be able to carry on conversation and make that primary while waxing is preformed quickly, efficiently and most importantly, as if it weren’t happening. Clients need to feel comfortable and connected to the person wielding the wax. Estheticians should be hired because of their personalities just as equally as their waxing abilities. You gotta be able to laugh and bring some comic relief into a first timers Brazilian waxing experience.
Most waxers will agree that they have become something a kin to a 30 minute best friend, a bartender, or even an MD…the kind with the notebook and padded cell! It’s like girlfriend talk time… all the time.
Your esthetician/ waxers learn so much about you and your happiness’s and joys, your trials and tribulations. We look forward to work each day because we know it’s the time to catch up on your goings ons. Some days, our jaws hurt from laughing. Other days, when life isn’t so great for some of you, we agonize over your husbands job loss or your child’s hurt feelings at school.
Okay, back to the 500 -the gazillion Brazilians. I could write a book…but I won’t. I promise. I do, however, have some hilarious stories to share about some funny Brazilian waxing experiences that I heard that day with my coffee drinking my buddies and other salon owners. No names of course. We must protect the innocent!
Here’s one many of you can probably relate with. Your first Brazilian wax. You have no one to blame. You did it to YOURSELF.
One client bought the kit from the beauty supply store, went home and eagerly read the directions from top to bottom. She couldn’t wait to surprise her husband when he came home from work. Her toddler was engrossed in Dora the Explorer while my client went to work. Into the microwave went the wax….then using a spatula, she spread it all over her Brazilian area. (Luckily she only had first degree burns) With a deep breath, she grabbed onto the wax and was ready to pull it off! She couldn’t do it. She gave a little tug and yelped as pain shot through her. The wax didn’t come off…of course…neither did the hair. She spent the next two hours in the bathtub with fingernail scissors cutting the wax from her body.