Waxing Supplies you can’t live without
When I was in esthetics school over twelve years ago, I had a teacher who once said to me: If you know how much every wax stick costs, you will be more likely to be successful in your business than the esthetician doesn’t.
My business comprises of 95% waxing clients. And I can tell you how much each stick costs. I can also tell you how much cotton, numbing spray etc. I pay to use on each client. It’s easy. Take the cost of a stick a divide it by the amount in the box.
When you go through 10,000 sticks, a month .01 vs.03 makes a difference at the end of the month. You should do this with all of your supplies. Those little bits of savings adds up.
Where I buy my supplies from
I price shop a variety of beauty suppliers, wholesale clubs, Walmart, and Amazon. I know the golden rule is to buy all of your supplies from a beauty supplier. But you don’t have to.
I only buy what I call “core products” from suppliers. My core supplies are “wax & pre and post-wax products. The rest I source everywhere else. (Unless the supplier has a sale that matches what I can get elsewhere)
How I track my supplies
I keep a page of notes on what waxing supplies I need to have on hand at all times. I also track where the best place and the second-best place of where I purchase them. I also keep track of how much I use per month.
As a rule, I always keep at least one month of supplies on hand and when I can get it on sale for three months.
I’ll share with you what I have found in regards to waxing supplies. Keep in mind I am in Saskatchewan, so your suppliers may have lower prices, but it is worth looking at each one to see what they have to offer.
My #1 – Beauty Cult-Edmonton– By far the best customer service I have ever dealt with in regards to suppliers. They also carry my favourite brand of wax, Berodin. This is where I spend the most money on my business
Contact Beaut Cult today and let them know I sent you! https://beautycult.ca/
My big List of wax supplies
Other Supply Tips
•Sanitation & Disinfection
I go through gallons of this stuff. I am an avid supporter of PREmpt products. You can get this at most beauty suppliers or janitorial businesses. In my experience, the surcharge for shipping these products isn’t worth it, so check out what’s available in your city. Please familiarize yourself with current Sanitation & Disinfection protocols.
I don’t use paper. I have switched to a sanitizable wax pad because it’s more environmentally friendly (See this blog post to find out more eco-friendly switches you can make)
I go through hundreds of tweezers every week because I use new tweezers for each client. Once I have a pile of them, I sanitize them all at once. I usually buy a bulk set and keep some on hand for clients to purchase as retail.
I give all my clients exfoliation gloves. It makes my job easier when clients are exfoliating properly. I order the ones below.
I offer all new clients numbing cream. All returning clients have the option of applying to their service for an extra $3, or they can purchase a tube to take home.
My wax goes on at 7 am and off at 7pm every day! I love that my wax is the perfect temperature right when I start work.
I want to reiterate that it is important to support local businesses. Still, you also have to think about cost savings in your business to stay afloat. Many of my colleagues work in rural locations. Also, being in Canada, we don’t have the same kind of access to some of our US or UK counterparts’ products. It is also risky ordering online because you never know what you will get or where it comes from. If you choose to order directly from the wholesaler, that’s great! I highly recommend the staff at Beauty Cult.
I also want to mention that some of these supplies may not be available in Canada, and some may not be available in the US.
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