A technical term for a wax specialist. Cera- comes from the Latin term for ‘wax’ and -ologist meaning ‘professional’.
Hot wax is also known as Hard wax. It comes in solid form, in beads, pellets or bars, and forms a thick liquid once it is heated. It can be applied to the skin without the use of a strip. However, it is trickier to apply than Cold Wax. Hot wax is perfect for sensitive areas, because it only binds to the hair. Recommended for the bikini line, underarms and face waxing.
Cold wax, also known as Strip Wax, comes in liquid form. It can also be heated, however it isn’t necessary to perform the job. It requires a strip to remove it from the skin, as it is thinner than hot wax. It is best for larger areas, because it can be applied and removed quickly. However, because it binds to the skin and hair, it’s not recommended for sensitive areas. Cold wax can be used on the legs, arms, stomach, back, chest, and some smaller areas.
A Brazillian Wax is the removal of unwanted hair from front and back pubic areas. It can be a partial or complete hair removal, depending on the client’s aesthetic goals. Brazillian Waxes don’t include hair removal anywhere else on the body.
The Bikini Line wax is the removal of hair from along the front edges of the underpants line – so that no hair escapes when in a swimsuit.
A wax heater is an electrically charged heating pot made specifically to melt hot and cold wax.
A spatula is used by technicians to apply hot or cold wax to the area where hair is being removed. The spatulas should always be disposable, and shouldn’t be double dipped into the wax pot.