Most people who have their legs waxed as the summer approaches have encountered strip wax. It’s usually applied either from a wax heater using a spatula or rolled onto the skin using a wax cartridge. The main clue to it being strip wax is the way it is removed. By using a piece of paper waxing strip, hence how it got its name, strip wax. But how is strip wax different from other waxes and what should it be used for? Also, for the wax therapists reading this post, we explain the best way to heat and apply Harley Strip Wax for optimal results.
**Blog post was written for the UK - Strip Wax is known as Soft Wax in the USA**
How is Strip (Soft) wax different from other waxes?
The most obvious difference between strip wax and other waxes like hot wax and film wax is the fact that it is removed using a strip of waxing paper. Because this strip of paper is pressed tightly against the wax and skin, it adheres much more firmly to the skin. It is therefore advisable that this type of wax be used for larger, less sensitive areas like legs, arms and the back. Since strip wax grips the skin quite tightly when removed it also removes excess dead skin cells in the process, leaving the skin looking rejuvenated after treatment. However, if you have a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema, suffered recent sunburn or use blood-thinning medications, we don’t recommend making a wax appointment as your skin might be too sensitive.
Why you should ask for Harley Strip (Soft) Wax
Simply because Harley Waxing Strip Wax is the best. Only the finest ingredients are used to manufacture our waxes and when used in conjunction with our impressive range of pre- and post wax products, like the Harley Cleanser and Toner and the Harley After Care Soothing Gel the results will leave you speechless. Designed especially for use on larger areas, when applied super thinly, this wax can remove hair as short as 1 mm. It’s suitable for all skin types and can be reapplied 2-3 times to ensure no hair is left standing.
Which Harley Strip Wax is used for which client?
Since we don’t believe to a one-size-fits-all solution to any situation, we have a strip wax that is perfect for every client. Our range consists of four top quality, beautifully fragrant waxes for different types of hair and skin.
Summer Fruits Strip Wax
Quality ingredients, like the addition of micromica that gives this wax a pearly sheen, combined with a low melting temperature ensure optimal client comfort. This wax is perfect for average to medium strength hair and is therefore recommended for use on legs, arms, etc. The Summer Fruits fragrance is extremely popular and this is one of our best selling waxes.
Gold Strip Wax
Also a micromica lipsoluble depilatory wax, this strip wax was designed with men’s hair in mind. Perfect for medium strength hair, this wax has superior grip, no skin drag and leaves no sticky residue, making it ideal for use when waxing the legs, back, chest and arms.
Rose Strip Wax
The most popular of all the Harley Strip Waxes, the Rose Strip Wax is a Titanium Dioxide depilatory wax. Titanium Dioxide waxes are a new generation of professional waxes able to satisfy even the most demanding application requirements. It gives the depilatory wax a particular softness and is smooth to apply, suitable for use also on very sensitive areas and skins.
Tea Tree Strip Wax
A very low melting temperature and high quality ingredients ensure a more comfortable treatment experience. Harley Tea Tree Strip Wax incorporates the trusted benefits of healing tea tree oil with the perfect balance of refined resins and titanium dioxide to create a wax suitable for all skin and hair types.
How to correctly apply Harley Strip Wax
To make sure you get the best possible results while using Harley Strip Wax. Follow these directions for use:
- Remove the lid and place the tub of wax in the wax heater. Start at a low heat and turn it up gradually while occasionally stirring the wax until you achieve a honey-like consistency.
- Test the wax on the inside of your wrist to make sure it is at a comfortable temperature.
- Now prepare your client’s skin using the Harley Cleanser & Toner.
- Next, use a spatula to apply an even layer of wax in the direction of the hair growth. (For stubborn hair, start by going against the hair growth and then back down, all in one move.)
- Massage a waxing strip into the wax. Then, while gripping the strip with one hand, hold down the skin with the other, remove the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth. (Move quickly and apply pressure to the affected area immediately after removing the strip.)
What do our clients have to say?
“Harley products are by far the best I’ve used in the waxing industry and I’ve tried a few! Not to mention, my clients love it too, which makes my job as a therapist a lot easier. It’s not often a product ticks all the boxes, but with Harley Hot Wax and Strip Wax it is and does what it says on the label!”, writes salon owner, Michelle.
Want to try Harley Wax products for yourself?
If you’ve read enough to convince you to try Harley Waxing’s products for yourself, let’s get the process started! Simply get in touch with our fantastic team – they will ask you a few short questions and then dispatch a batch of samples for you to try. But you might as well skip ahead and order the products, because you are guaranteed to love them so much you will never use anything else ever again!
Written by Rachel for Harley Waxing UK