Hard Wax vs. Soft Wax

Hard wax companies have done a brilliant job in touting the merits of hard wax vs. soft wax when doing a Brazilian waxing service, but the fact is, hard wax can be difficult to use, it’s time consuming, it isn’t as effective in hair removal, it causes more pain to the client, and can be expensive.

The companies that produce hard wax have sold the esthetics industry as well as the general public on the benefits of hard wax through their claims to be “more gentle” on the skin and as effective in hair removal.

At Aroma Waxing Clinic, we beg to differ. Our Waxologists, trained in the art of Brazilian waxing through the use of the “Brazilian technique,” would much rather use soft wax 99% of the time.

Yes, even in that particular area which is “supposed” to be so difficult to wax!

We do over 3,000 Brazilian waxes each month…with Brazilian waxing being our #1 requested service. We should probably rename ourselves The Brazilian Waxing Factory, but we are rather addicted to the name Aroma Waxing Clinic!

When hard wax is applied, it has a “setting” period. It goes onto the skin in a warm smooth layer. And then you wait. And wait …for it to harden so that it can be peeled off in one swoop (or two or three, depending on the length). It’s the peeling off part that has most clients on edge. Why? Because the esthetician must flick up the edge of the wax and then pull.

Now, that being said, there are those out there who are very proficient in hard wax usage. Someone who is not very proficient with the hard wax can make several painful mistakes…such as applying the wax on a hairy section of the body. When you go to “flick” the wax, you pull hair! Not good for our guest.

In the lip area of the Brazilian wax, hair can grow in different directions. It can be coarse, thick and difficult to remove. With hard wax, it is almost impossible to remove all the hair in one swoop or one fluid pull. It often takes two pulls and again…ouch for our guest. Often, a reapplication of wax is needed.

With soft wax, the wax is applied, a thin piece of muslin is laid over the wax, pressure is used to ensure the muslin and wax adhere and then in one swift movement, the wax, the muslin and the hair are removed!

A skilled Waxologist will not remove skin, will wax quickly and efficiently and cause minimal pain to the guest. Becoming a competent Waxologist is like anything else in life when you strive to be the best. The more you use a particular type of wax, the more comfortable you will be with the wax, the more you educate yourself on your product and the more you do a particular service, the more expert you become.

At Aroma Waxing Clinic, each Waxologist is comfortable using soft wax. We do thousands of Brazilians and have clients from all four corners of Toronto…we know what we are doing and we do it well.

We make safety, sanitation and education our priority to ensure that our clients receive the best in customer service and the best waxing service in Ontario. We have both hard wax and soft wax at Aroma Waxing Clinic, but 95% of the time we use our custom-made cream based wax.

So, come on in and let us show you the difference between the two waxes and we guarantee that we will make you a fan of plain uncomplicated soft wax!

Aroma Cream Wax vs. Hard Wax

Aroma Cream Wax Hard Wax
Fast Longer Waxing Session
(Brazilian 8-10min) (Brazilian 30min)
Clean May be messy
Removes hair from the root Tendency to break hair
Heated at a lower temperature May cause burns
Great for sensitive skin May cause irritation on light skin
Manufactured in Toronto Usually USA or Europe
Long lasting hair removal Need to come in more frequently
(Brazilian return 5weeks) (Brazilian return 3 weeks)

We know what we’re doing. With us, you’re in safe hands. Literally.

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