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So it came to my attention at today’s meeting that maybe some of our clients don’t really understand what the criteria is in order for us to do what we do. I mean, can we just heat up some wax and grab some sticks and start waxing? Well, maybe you could, technically. But that would be illegal. And gross.

We are Estheticians (or Aestheticians, if you want to be French about it). Any time that you receive a waxing service from anyone, you should make sure that they have a current license and that they are either an Esthetician or a Cosmetologist. What are those things, you ask? Well, and Esthetician is a person who has completed a State Board required course and received a license. Estheticians can perform facials, do makeup, and wax. They can usually also do body treatments like wraps and scrubs, and work in medi-spas and do procedures like laser hair removal. The level of education varies from state to state, and it is measured in hours. For example, I went to school in NJ and it is required that we fulfill 600 hours, and then pass a State Board exam. 600 is the norm, and most states require that amount, although some ask for more or less.

So, then what happens? Well, if you work at Urban Waxx, and you come to us just out of school, you train. And train. And then train some more. The new waxers wax Urban Waxx employees, they bring in friends, and they usually wax me. It’s incredibly important that they are up to the standards that we have set down.

So that’s it, really. Just a little insight into the gal who is waxing you and her background. Any time that you are waxed you should be 100% sure that they are currently licensed, that they are trained and experienced, and that they know what the heck they are doing. If it feels like it’s not right, then trust your gut. It’s probably not. You should always feel like you are in a clean, safe, comfortable place. Like at Urban Waxx, for example! xo