The 5 senses of waxing

Make your clients’ wax appointment something special by creating an experience for all the senses.

Add a touch of luxury to your clients’ next waxing appointment by creating a sensorial salon experience for all the senses. 

 

Make your clients’ wax appointment something special by creating an experience for all the senses.
Make your clients’ wax appointment something special by creating an experience for all the senses.

 

#1. Sight

Help clients relax as soon as they step through your door with a calming colour scheme of pale blues, greens and grey. To nail this one you don’t need to go all out and repaint your walls duck egg blue, instead try white walls with coloured accents like towels and furniture.

Adjustable lighting is also important, as being able to dim the lights will help you create a more comfortable environment for clients getting undressed in preparation for their wax.

 

Adding touches of calming blue to your salon waiting room can add some calm to your clients' waxing experience.
Adding touches of calming blue to your salon waiting room can add some good vibes to your clients’ waxing experience.

 

#2. Taste

Start your appointments off in the right way by offering a treat for the tastebuds. Calming herbal teas will help to warm and relax in winter and a delicious iced tea or fruit infused sparking water will chill clients out in summer.

#3. Smell

Flavoured wax is one way to bring the element of smell into your treatments, but also consider reed diffusers or aromatic oils. While candles can be problematic in a salon environment, diffusers are a safe and fuss-free way to scent your rooms.

A humidifier with an aromatherapy tray is another great option; you can scent your space and stop the air from drying clients’ skin. Try a jasmine or citrus-based scent for the warmer months, and cinnamon or lavender for cold winter day.

 

Herbal tea before a wax treatment can warm up your client and give them a sense of calm.
Herbal tea before a wax treatment can warm up your client on a cool day and give them a sense of calm.

 

 

#4. Hearing

Although you can probably strike up a conversation with anyone (you’re a therapist after all!) it’s nice to just pop on some sounds and let your clients zone out. We don’t just mean music – an ocean or woodland soundtrack can be extremely soothing and help your client relax on the table.

 

A diffuser is a safe and effective way of adding an ambient scent to your wax room
A diffuser is a safe and effective way of adding ambient scent to your wax room

#5. Touch

Touch is obviously the most important sense of all when you’re performing a wax treatment. To give your clients the best possible experience, make sure the room is warm enough – no one wants to undress in arctic conditions – and that your hands aren’t icy. And make sure your wax is kept at the optimal temperature so it doesn’t burn your client; the consistency of honey is a good guide.

 

 

 

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