Step 1: Visualize
Start by analysing the brow shape and visualizing how you would like them to look. What is the client’s preference and style? Does your client prefer thick or thin brows? Are they growing them out or do they want a more defined look?
Quick Tip: To determine where to remove hair from, align a pencil from the inner corner of the eye to the side of the nose. Any hair growth between the eyebrows from this point inward should be removed. Then place the pencil vertically so that it passes across the outer edge of the iris of the eye. Where the pencil crosses the brow should be the highest point of the brow. Finally place the pencil from the corner of the nose on a line that passes the outer corner of the eye to determine the minimum length of the outward taper of the brow.
Step 2: Prep the Skin
Next it’s time to prepare the skin for waxing. LYCON Lycotane Cleanser is a hospital grade antiseptic formulated with jasmine and chamomile that helps remove any surface residue and makeup. (It’s also recommended to use Lycotane Cleanser immediately following the wax, as it helps close the hair follicles.) Once the area is cleansed, apply a very thin layer of LYCON Pre-Waxing Oil in order to soothe and protect the skin. Pre-Waxing Oil ensures the wax grips the hair and not the skin. Now the client is ready to be waxed!
Quick Tip: Only a small amount of oil is required. It can be easier to put a few drops on the back of your hand and apply it from there. This helps control the quantity of oil being applied and keeps it easily accessible for reapplication during the service. Note that if there is too much oil, the wax will not grab the hair effectively; not enough oil and the client’s skin could be exposed.
Step 3: Apply LYCON Hot (Hard) Wax WITH the Hair Growth
LYCON has a number of Hot (Hard) waxes that are perfect for facial area waxing. Lycojet Wax (available as Lycojet Lavender, Lycojet Desert Rose and Lycojet Eyebrow Wax) is known as the Superhero Wax: It can pull hair as short as 1mm! LYCON Lycodream is also a favorite for pulling super short hairs and leaving skin silky soft. Lycodream is super pliable and formulated with etra soothing ingredients such as aloe vera, arnica and argan oil. Note that the first wax application should always be applied in the direction of the hair growth, which helps reduce the possibility of catching any longer hairs with the wax. Applying it this way for the first application also allows the wax to pick up most of the hair, making the subsequent applications easier. Always remove the wax against the hair growth and hold the skin firmly with one hand to prevent unnecessary and painful pull on the skin!
Quick Tip: Start with a small amount of wax on the tip of the applicator stick and place it carefully on the skin underneath the brow closest to the eye. Then using a rolling action, carefully push the wax out along the brow line.
Step 4: Apply LYCON Hot wax AGAINST the Hair Growth
Now that you’ve removed most of the hair, it’s ok to go back over the same area by applying the wax in the opposite direction of the hair growth, which will pick up those last stubborn hairs. Once you’re satisfied that you’ve created the perfect brow, apply your favorite after-care product. LYCON Tea Tree Soothe is a great choice as a light, moisturizing and soothing lotion after waxing. It contains tea tree oil, which is well known for its antibacterial benefits. Finally, it’s time to show your client the end result!
Quick Tip: Practice makes perfect! A great way to practice is to draw brows on the back of your hand and use this as a way to try your wax application over and over again. Having a quality wax product that you are confident in is a key factor to your success and your clients’ overall satisfaction!
About LYCON: LYCON Wax was established in 1978 in Australia. From founder Lydia Jordane’s stovetop, LYCON has grown immensely over the years and is now sold in more than 75 countries. Formulated with high quality, natural resins, beeswax and sensuous aromatherapy, LYCON waxes are low temperature, super pliable and gentle on the skin, delivering superior results and removing stubborn hair as short as 1mm.