Topic Category: Waxing Course

The Hair Growth Cycle

The Hair Growth Cycle It is important to recognise that the hair grows in a cycle, consisting of 3 stages.  Waxing the hair at the right stage of growth will ensure a longer period before the hair re-grows.  Hairs begin to develop and grow deep in the dermis in small pits in the skin called …

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The skin has 3 main layers

Skin 3 main layers The Epidermis (Top Layer) The Dermis (Middle Layer) Subcutaneous Layer (Basal Layer). The Epidermis is the outermost layer that you can see, and varies in thickness.  This section is subdivided into 5 smaller layers: Stratum Corneum (Horny Layer) *25-39 Cells deep, flat dead horny keratinized cells no longer containing nuclei.  These …

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Contagious conditions

There are four types of contagious condition: Viral – Tiny germs which can only survive in living cells Examples: Cold, Flu, Cold Sores, Shingles, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis, Aids, Warts, Verruca’s Bacterial – Tiny single cell organisms which multiply very quickly Examples: Impetigo, Conjunctivitis, Sty, Whitlow Fungal – Yeasts and Moulds that feed off the waste …

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Sterilisation Methods

Sterilisation Methods There are several ways to sterilise and sanitise your tools.  Tools must be washed with warm soapy water before being sterilised, as sterilisation will not remove dirt/skin or product from the tools. Sterilisation: Destruction of all living organisms.  Sanitisation: Destruction of some, but not all micro-organisms.  Suitable for tools which do not come …

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Insurances & Memberships

Before offering treatments to paying members of the public, you should ensure that you are fully insured.  This will give you financial protection in case something goes wrong with the treatment, subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.  It is also advisable to become a member of a professional body such as the …

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Personal Safety

Personal Safety Wherever you are working, it is important to keep safe at all times.  If you are travelling to appointments you should ensure that your car is in good condition, ensure that it is regularly serviced.  If you have an appointment with a new client, make sure you know where you are going.  Plan …

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Treatment Costs

Treatment Costs Always ensure that the service you offer is cost-effective.  Make sure that you consider all your overheads, the cost of your time, the cost of material or equipment, your local area cost range and particular clientele when setting a price for your treatment.  The price charged for your treatment should cover all overheads …

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Personal Appearance & Professionalism

Personal Appearance & Professionalism Taking care of your personal appearance is important for presenting a professional image, and also maintains good standards of hygiene.  Always ensure that your skin, hair and nails are clean at all times.  Your uniform should also be clean and well presented.  What you choose to wear should be functional and …

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Last legislation topics

First Aid at Work (The Health & Safety First Aid Regulations 1981) Employers have a legal duty to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.  It is essential that they receive immediate attention and that an ambulance is called in serious cases. A person …

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Waxing Minors

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland a minor is anyone under the age of 18.  Sometimes you will have requests for appointments from clients who are younger.  If the client is under 18 you should always obtain written permission from their parents or guardian for the treatment to go ahead.  They should also accompany the …

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